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CURRICULUM

1000 Recital Attendance  ( 0 ) Required of all music majors and minors every semester. A mark of “S” or “U” is given dependent upon fulfillment of attendance at designated performance events. (Fall and Spring)

1100 Music Appreciation  ( 3 ) An introduction to art music with illustrations of various types and forms. Open to all students and required for those seeking teaching certificates.

1101 American Popular Music  ( 3 ) A general survey of popular music in America from the middle of the 19th century to the present time. The principal popular music genres of Musical Theater, Jazz, Country, and Rock will be the focus of this course. Composers, performers, and performing mediums of these styles will be discussed within their religious, political, and economic context in order to gain a greater appreciation for their meaning and role in society, and place in the development of contemporary American culture.

1151 Music of the World’s Cultures (3) An ethnological survey of music from cultures outside the Western art music tradition, including Africa, the Middle East, India, Asia, Australia, North, Central and South America, and Western folk music. Focus will be on developing skills in listening and analysis and on understanding similarities and differences between the musical systems and expressions of various peoples.

1201 Theory I ( 2 ) (CO: MUSC 1202) Reading musical notations, counting rhythms, scales, keys, intervals, triads, and chord names.

1202 Musicianship Skills I ( 2 ) CO: MUSC 1201) Develop basic aural/visual musical skills: scales, chords, and melodies.

1203 Theory II ( 2 ) PR: MUSC 1201• CO:MUSC 1204) Diatonic part writing and analysis.

1204 Musicianship Skills II ( 2 ) (CO:MUSC 1203) Melodic and harmonic dictation, rhythmic dictation, and aural identification of phrase forms and cadences.

1301 Music Seminar I  ( 1 ) Required of all first-year music majors, meets once each week and may include attendance at off-campus performances. Topics range from basic tenets of music history to computer technology to issues of professional safety/security. Team-taught by music faculty.

1302 Music Seminar II  ( 1 ) Required of all first-year music majors. Meets once each week and may include attendance at off-campus performances. Topics range from basic tenets of music history to computer technology to issues of professional safety/security. Team-taught by music faculty.

1500 Applied Lesson-Half  ( 0.5 ) Half-hour private applied lesson. Additional fee. (Fall and Spring)

1510 Applied Lesson-Full  ( 1 ) One-hour private applied lesson. Additional fee. (Fall and Spring)

1551 Applied Lesson-Major  ( 1 ) Music major applied lesson; meets for one hour each week. Additional fee. (Fall and Spring)

1552 Applied Lesson-Major  ( 1 ) Music major applied lesson; meets for one hour each week. Additional fee. (Fall and Spring)

1600 PC Choir  ( 1 ) A highly selective choral ensemble established for the study of sacred and secular choral literature. Open each semester to all students in the College by audition. The choir presents on- and off-campus concerts each term. (Fall and Spring)

1601 Cantare!  ( 0.5 ) Choral ensemble open to all PC male students. (Fall and Spring)

1602 Bella Voce  ( 0.5 ) Choral ensemble open to all PC female students. (Fall and Spring)

1603 Opera and Music Theater Workshop  ( 1 ) Provides an opportunity for students to study, prepare, and present performances of opera and musical theater excerpts and complete works.

1621 Ringers  ( 0.5 ) A selective handbell ensemble. Open to all PC students but requires an audition with the Director. Purpose is to provide training to enable ringers to serve as performers and directors of handbell choirs in school, church, and community settings. (Fall and Spring)

1650 Wind Ensemble  ( 1 ) A laboratory for the study and performance of the best literature for wind ensemble/symphonic band. Membership is open to all students by audition and/or interview. (Fall and Spring)

1651 Jazz Band  ( 0.5 ) The study of jazz in its many and varied forms is the subject of this course. Literature will be eclectic and include New Orleans Dixieland, Chicago Dixieland, Swing, Bebop, Coo, Hard Bop, Third Stream, Free Jazz, and Jazz Rock Fusion.

1652 Pep Band  ( 0.5 ) Performs at home football, basketball, and play-off games. Music is primarily pop, jazz, and rock arrangements. Open each semester to all students who play a band instrument. (Fall and Spring)

1681 Chamber Ensemble – Strings ( 0.5 ) Laboratories in chamber music performance and study. All students who perform satisfactorily and independently on their instruments are eligible and accepted, to the limits of usable standard instrumentations. Performances for each group are required. (Fall and Spring)

1682 Chamber Ensemble – Winds ( 0.5 ) Laboratories in chamber music performance and study. All students who perform satisfactorily and independently on their instruments are eligible and accepted, to the limits of usable standard instrumentations. Performances for each group are required. (Fall and Spring)

1683 Chamber Ensemble – Piano ( 0.5 ) Laboratories in chamber music performance and study. All students who perform satisfactorily and independently on their instruments are eligible and accepted, to the limits of usable standard instrumentations. Performances for each group are required. (Fall and Spring)

1684 Bagpipe Ensemble ( 0.5 ) Laboratories in chamber music performance and study. All students who perform satisfactorily and independently on their instruments are eligible and accepted, to the limits of usable standard instrumentations. Performances for each group are required. (Fall and Spring)

1685 Chamber Ensemble – Percussion ( 0.5 ) Laboratories in chamber music performance and study. All students who perform satisfactorily and independently on their instruments are eligible and accepted, to the limits of usable standard instrumentations. Performances for each group are required. (Fall and Spring)

1690 Chamber Orchestra  ( 1 ) A college chamber orchestra that rehearses and performs compositions of different style periods written for string orchestra. Membership is open to all students who play a string instrument. (Fall and Spring)

1701 Beginning Functional Keyboard Skills ( 1 ) The keyboard application of theoretical concepts including note reading; modes and scales; primary chords and inversions; and cadences, improvisation, harmonization, and transposition using primary chords.

1702 Intermediate Functional Keyboard Skills ( 1 ) The keyboard application of theoretical concepts including major and minor scales; major arpeggios; primary, secondary, and dominant seventh chords and inversions; cadences; improvisation, harmonization, and transposition using primary and secondary chords; two-part choral and instrumental readings; and transposition of B-flat, E-flat, and F instruments.

1710 Guitar Class  ( 1 ) Introduction to the basic skills of guitar playing with emphasis on demonstration and accompaniment techniques. Commonly used chords and chord progressions and a variety of strumming and finger- style accompaniment patterns will be studied.

2201 Theory III  ( 2 ) (PR: MUSC 1203•CO: MUSC 2202) Part-writing and analysis with applied harmonies and modulations. Model compositions in the style of late Classical and Romantic composers.

2202 Musicianship Skills III  ( 2 ) (CO: MUSC 2201) Sight reading; melodic and harmonic dictation with diatonic and applied harmonies; and aural identification of simple forms.

2203 Theory IV  ( 2 ) (PR: 2201•CO:MUSC 2204) Part-writing and analysis with 19th century chromatic harmonies, model compositions in the style of late Romantic composers, and exposure to 20th century developments.

2204 Musicianship Skills IV  ( 2 ) (CO:MUSC 2203) Sight reading; melodic and harmonic dictation with chromatic harmonies and modal mixture; and aural identification of larger forms.

2400 School Music Methods  ( 3 ) A course designed to provide early education and elementary school specialists with specific musical skills and materials. Integration of music into the general classroom is the ultimate goal of the class.

2410 Piano Methods ( 1 ) (PR: POI) Covers the history and philosophies of piano teaching and piano literature from 1700 to present, and piano pedagogy including current piano methods, aesthetics, and performance practice, injury prevention, and performance anxiety. Required prior to teaching in the Piedmont Music Program.

2420 String Methods  ( 0.5 ) A laboratory course to give the student a working knowledge of the instruments of the orchestra, including pedagogical materials, methods, and practical teaching exercises.

2421 Woodwind Methods  ( 0.5 ) A laboratory course to give the student a working knowledge of the instruments of the orchestra, including pedagogical materials, methods, and practical teaching exercises.

2422 Brass Methods  ( 0.5 ) A laboratory course to give the student a working knowledge of the instruments of the orchestra, including pedagogical materials, methods, and practical teaching exercises.

2423 Percussion Methods  ( 0.5 ) A laboratory course to give the student a working knowledge of the instruments of the orchestra, including pedagogical materials, methods, and practical teaching exercises.

2430 Vocal Methods  ( 0.5 ) Instruction in the fundamental physiological design of the vocal mechanism with issues of vocal pedagogy, repertoire, and IPA for use with languages.

2551 Applied Lesson-Major  ( 1 ) Music major applied lesson; meets for one hour each week. Additional fee. (Fall and Spring)

2552 Applied Lesson-Major  ( 1 ) Music major applied lesson; meets for one hour each week. Additional fee. (Fall and Spring)

2701 Advanced Functional Keyboard Skills ( 1 ) PR: MUSC 1702) The keyboard application of theoretical concepts including major and minor scales and arpeggios; primary, secondary, and dominant seventh chords and inversions; secondary dominant chords; cadences, improvisation, harmonization and transposition using primary, secondary, dominant seventh, and secondary dominant chords; modulation; four-part choral and instrumental reading; two-part score reading of transposing B-flat, E-flat, and alto clef instruments; and accompany. The keyboard proficiency requirements are met with a final grade of “B” or better.

3210 Form and Analysis  ( 3 ) (PR:MUSC 2203 and 2204) Patterns and processes in music with an examination of prominent musical forms using specific musical examples of each as subject for analysis. Analysis will be performed visually using musical scores and aurally using musical recordings and live performances.

3301 History and Literature of Music I: Antiquity to 1750  ( 3 ) (RE: MUSC 2201, 2202, 2203, and 2204) The development of music from antiquity through the end of the Baroque with an emphasis on historical perspectives and theoretical concepts will be explored.

3302 History and Literature of Music II: 1750 to Present  ( 3 ) RE: MUSC 2201, 2202, 2203, and 2204) Perspectives and concepts introduced in MUSC 3301 continue to be developed from the Classical through the Contemporary periods.

3401 Elementary School Music Methods  ( 2 ) This course is designed to develop familiarity with teaching techniques and materials appropriate for music education, for Pre K-5, in the 21st century. Students are introduced to Kodaly, Orff, Suzuki, Dalcroze, and Gordon learning theory in order to be prepared to teach in the eclectic environment of the American music classroom. State-adopted texts in music are used and the student is introduced to a wide variety of resources available for lesson planning and execution. Technological, web, and Internet learning systems are explored. Students write and execute lesson plans and learn to use instruments common to elementary classrooms, such as piano, guitar, autoharp, recorder, and ukulele. Students develop professional music education relationships through workshops, clinics, and mentor teachers.

3402, 3404, 3406 Practicum   ( 1,1,1 ) (PR:Acceptance into Teacher Education Program; grade of “C” or higher in each practicum course•XL: EDEC 391, 392, and 393 and EDUC 391,392 and 393) The three practicum experiences comprise the fieldwork component of the Teacher Education Program. Fieldwork totals over 100 hours and is conducted in school settings. Seminars include EEDA, culturally responsive teaching, service learning, health, safety, and legal issues, assessment, etc.

3403 Middle School Music Methods  ( 2 ) This course is designed to develop familiarity with teaching techniques and materials appropriate for music education, for grades 6-8, in the 21st century. Specific and intense consideration is given to the direction and leadership of music ensembles, specialized ensembles, classroom management, and general music concerns in middle school. Students write and execute lesson plans using a variety of pedagogical approaches, multicultural perspectives, and technological innovations. Students explore current scheduling issues in the middle schools.

3405 High School Music Methods  ( 2 ) This course is designed to develop familiarity with teaching techniques and materials appropriate for music education, for grades 9-12, in the 21st century. Specific intensive consideration is given to the development, scheduling, and leadership of choral and instrumental ensembles that promote music literacy and abilities to achieve a life-long participation in music for students. Students write and execute lesson plans using a variety of pedagogical approaches, multicultural perspectives, and technological innovations. Students explore classroom management techniques, specialized ensembles, and general music issues in high schools. Students investigate methods of achieving for their students in a variety of scheduling patterns existing in high schools today.

3551 Applied Lesson-Major  ( 1 ) Music major applied lesson; meets for one hour each week. Additional fee. (Fall and Spring)

3552 Applied Lesson-Major  ( 1 ) Music major applied lesson; meets for one hour each week. Additional fee. (Fall and Spring)

3670 Special Topics in Music (3) (May be taken more than once for credit) A study of a particular event, theme, or era within Music.

3700 Recital  ( 0.5 ) Enrollment is concurrent with the appropriate private applied lessons. Students must perform a recital pre-hearing for designated members of the music faculty no more than four weeks and no less than ten days prior to the recital for approval of public performance. Copies of the recital program and a recording are placed into the student portfolio.

3701 Music Technology  ( 3 ) An introduction to the physics of sound, musical synthesis, MIDI, sequencing, and computer applications in music engraving and multimedia. This course is designed to provide hands-on experience with synthesizers and the world of music and the Apple computer.

3710 Conducting  ( 3 ) Basic concepts in conducting will be reviewed. Performance analysis, conducting gestures relative to choral and instrumental ensembles, rehearsal planning, choral and instrumental ensemble logistics, and the practical application of the preceding are included.

4002 Special Projects ( 1-6 ) See Catalog.

4003 Honors Research ( 3-6 ) See Catalog.

4004 Readings ( 1-3 ) See Catalog.

4005 Directed Studies ( 3-6 ) See Catalog.

4006 Seminar ( 1-3 ) See Catalog.

4007 Internships (1-3) See Catalog.

4008 Research (1-6) See Catalog.

4210 Orchestration and Arranging  ( 3 ) (PR:MUSC 1201, 1202, 1203, 1204, 2201, 2202, 2203, and 2204) Investigation and application of techniques for the use of voices and instruments in composition and arranging.

4310 20th Century Music  ( 3 ) The history, analysis, and aesthetics of composers, styles, and techniques of the 20th century.

4411 Observation/Assessment; 4412 Planning; and 4413 Teaching: Directed Teaching In Music Education (3, 3, 6) (PR: SR status and successful completion of all requirements for clinical practice•XL: EDSD 400, 401, and 402) A program of supervised observation and teaching in cooperation with selected secondary schools in which opportunities are provided for the student to practice the skills of teaching. A minimum grade of “C” is required to receive the College’s recommendation for certification.

4500 Composition (1) Applied lesson in composition; meets for one hour each week. Additional fee.

4551 Applied Lesson – Major (1) Music major applied lesson; meets for one hour each week. Additional fee. (Fall and Spring)

4552 Applied Lesson – Major (1) Music major applied lesson; meets for one hour each week. Additional fee. (Fall and Spring)

4790 Senior Capstone in Music (2) Required of all music majors and normally taken during the final semester of on-campus class work. Must include a performance component, research/analytical document, public presentation, and review by faculty.