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MUS 121 - Music Appreciation I (3 Credits)
Increases the variety and depth of the student's interest, knowledge, and involvement in music and related cultural activities. Acquaints the student with traditional and twentieth century music literature, emphasizing the relationship music has as an art form with man and society. Increases the student's awareness of the composers and performers of all eras through listening and concert experiences. Part I of II. Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 credits.

MUS 122 - Music Appreciation II (3 Credits)
Increases the variety and depth of the student's interest, knowledge, and involvement in music and related cultural activities. Acquaints the student with traditional and twentieth century music literature, emphasizing the relationship music has as an art form with man and society. Increases the student's awareness of the composers and performers of all eras through listening and concert experiences. Part II of II. Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 credits.

MUS 131 - Class Voice I (2 Credits)
Introduces the many aspects of singing from the physical act through the aesthetic experience. The course is designed for the beginning singer who desires vocal improvement, and for the voice major as an addition to and extension of skills and knowledge necessary for artistic development. Introduces appropriate repertoire. Part I of II. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week. 2 credits.

MUS 132 - Class Voice II (2 Credits)
Introduces the many aspects of singing from the physical act through the aesthetic experience. The course is designed for the beginning singer who desires vocal improvement, and for the voice major as an addition to and extension of skills and knowledge necessary for artistic development. Introduces appropriate repertoire. Part II of II. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week. 2 credits.

MUS 141 Class Piano I (2 credits)
Offers the beginning piano student activities in learning musical notation, in accomplishing sight reading skills, and in mastering techniques of keyboard playing. Presents appropriate literature. Open to all students and may be used to fulfill applied minor instrument requirement for music major. Part I of II. Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 2 hours, total 3 hours per week.

MUS 150 - Old Time String Band (3 credits)
Introduces the student to the history and performance of traditional old time string band music of the central Appalachian region with topics on musicians, instrumentation, regional influences, and tunes. Lecture 2 hours, Laboratory 2 hours per week. 3 credits

MUS 163 - Guitar Theory and Practice I (3 Credits)
Studies the fundamentals of sound production, music theory, and harmony as they apply to guitar. Builds proficiency in both the techniques of playing the guitar and in the application of music fundamentals to these techniques. Presents different types of guitars and related instruments. Emphasizes music as entertainment and as a communication skill. Part I of II. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week. 3 credits.

MUS 164 - Guitar Theory and Practice II (3 Credits)
Studies the fundamentals of sound production, music theory, and harmony as they apply to guitar. Builds proficiency in both the techniques of playing the guitar and in the application of music fundamentals to these techniques. Presents different types of guitars and related instruments. Emphasizes music as entertainment and as a communication skill. Part II of II. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week. 3 credits.

MUS 185 Applied Music - Percussion (1-2 credits)
Teaches fundamentals of percussion instruments. Studies the standard repertoire. Prerequisite divisional permission. Private lessons are available for either 1 or 2 hours of credit per semester. The length of the lessons will be 1/2 hour for 1 hour credit and 1 hour for 2 hours credit per semester. All courses in applied music may be repeated for a total of 8 hours for the major and 4 hours for the minor. 1-2 half-hour lessons per week, 4-8 hours practice (laboratory) required. Laboratory 4-8 hours per week. 1-2 credits.

MUS 231 - Advanced Class Voice I (2 Credits)
Continues MUS 131-132. Continues the expansion of appropriate vocal repertoire. Part I of II. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week. 2 credits.

MUS 232 - Advanced Class Voice II (2 Credits)
Continues MUS131-132.Continues the expansion of appropriate vocal repertoire. Part II of II. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week. 2 credits.

MUS 249 – Band Ensemble (1-2 Credits)
Ensemble consist of performance from the standard repertoires, including study of ensemble techniques and interpretation. Divisional approval required. May be repeated for credit. Continues MUS 149.

MUS 285 - Advanced Applied Music - Percussion (1-2 credits)
Continues Applied Music - Percussion MUS 185. Private lessons are available for either 1 or 2 hours of credit per semester. The length of the lessons will be 1/2 hour for 1 hour credit and 1 hour for 2 hours credit per semester. All courses in applied music may be repeated for a total of 8 hours for the major and 4 hours for the minor. Laboratory 1-2 hours per week.& MUS 286 PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE (1 CR.) Continues Percussion Ensemble MUS 186. Courses in ensemble consist of performance from the standard repertoires, including study of ensemble techniques and interpretation. Divisional approval required. May be repeated for credit. Laboratory 4-8 hours per week.1-2 credits.

MUS 295 - Topics In (1-5 credits)
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students. May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours. 1-5 credits.
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