Course Outlines

MUS 104/204/304/404 Violin
Provides weekly private violin lessons: one-half hour lessons for one credit hour; hour-long lessons for two credit hours. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor required.

MUS 105/205/305/405 Piano
Provides private piano lessons. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor required.

MUS 106/206/306/406 Guitar
Provides private guitar lessons. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor required. MUS 406 is classical guitar.

MUS 108/208/308/408 Voice
Applied music lessons are private lessons tailored to the individual student. This one-on-one approach realizes that while responding to standard technical instructions, each student comes with a unique vocal background that must be perceived and understood: each God-given vocal instrument has its own potentials, individual strengths and weaknesses, problems, and varying degrees of musical skills. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor required. Applied classes in other instruments by special arrangement with department chairperson.

MUS 109 Chorus (Mixed Voices)
Involves the study and performance of choral music (SATB) encompassing many musical traditions in the standard literature. Emphasis on music reading, vocal techniques, and part-singing for those with minimal previous choral experience.

MUS 112 Music Appreciation
Enables the student to become a more intelligent listener by teaching the rudiments of music, mediums of music, musical forms, and some music history.

MUS 113 Integrating Music into the Early Childhood Classroom
This course covers music fundamentals as well as materials and resources for needed to provide the early childhood classroom teacher with a holistic approach to promoting cognitive development across subject areas. It provides the learner with the knowledge and resources needed to integrate the arts (music, creative movement, dance, and drama) into the academic disciplines. This course presents students with an understanding of developmental progression and the multimodal experiences needed to support it. Prerequisite: EDE 210; EDU 230 or permission of Advisor

MUS 210 Choir/Vocal Ensemble
Builds on the foundation laid in MUS 109 or previous choral or vocal ensemble experience to develop skills and to perform more challenging music encompassing various ensemble types (chamber choir/contemporary ensemble/vocal jazz) depending on makeup of group. Prerequisite: MUS 109 or previous choral or vocal ensemble experience.

MUS 213 Basic Musicianship
Explores the fundamentals of music by emphasizing rhythmic patterns, scales, intervals, and ear training. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

MUS 215 Ear Training
Develops the ability to sing accurately a melody at sight, to take musical dictation of what one is hearing, and to hear a piece of music mentally. Prerequisites: MUS 213, MUS 313, by arrangement with instructor

MUS 299/499 Topics in Music
Provides opportunities for work in areas of special interest, such as preparation for a recital, composition of an opus, and preparation for the Capstone Project. Prerequisite: Departmental approval.

MUS 307/407 Organ
Organ playing with a focus on church music. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and two years of piano.

MUS 312 Advanced Music Appreciation: Selected Topics
Concentrates on one selected area of music, approaching information in a historical, sociological and cultural context to enable the student to synthesize impact of the genre/genres on the consumer. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

MUS 313 Music Theory
Builds on MUS 213 Basic Musicianship and includes ear training and elements of composition. Prerequisites: permission of instructor, MUS 213.

MUS 314 Music History Survey I
Examines musical development from primitive forms to the Baroque period. Designed for the student with some background in applied music and theory. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

MUS 316 Ensemble Leadership
Allows advanced student to gain skills needed to be a good chamber ensemble leader, accompanist, or ensemble conductor. Addresses aspects of direction and leadership necessary to lead a performing ensemble or to accompany a soloist or ensemble. Pre-requisite: by arrangement with Department Chair.

MUS 334 Music In Therapy
Gives an overview of music from the perspective of a music therapist. Includes an overview of music itself, some specific experiences applicable to several treatment populations, and a resource presentation of books, records, etc.

MUS 410 Instrumental Ensembles
Enables students with sufficient instrumental proficiency to enrich their musical experience through the study of chamber ensemble literature, or as a member of a larger ensemble such as concert band, orchestra or hand bell ensemble. Prerequisite: by arrangement with Department Chair. Currently includes:

  • MUS 410 A – Orchestra/Sylvania Community Orchestra
  • MUS 410 B – Concert Band/Maumee Community Band
  • MUS 410 C – Pep Band

MUS 413 Composition
Studies musical structures of melodic and harmonic materials such as modes, arbitrary scales, and tone rows. The student will create music to be performed. Prerequisites: MUS 213, MUS 313, by arrangement with Department Chair.

MUS 414 Music History Survey II
Continues on the base laid by Music History I and includes music from the Classic period through 20th Century music. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.