Course Descriptions

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Rehearsal and performance of literature from the Latin diaspora, focusing on the music of the Caribbean and South America. May be repeated for credit.

A continuation of MUS 289. Advanced chord-scale and chord substitution techniques for improvising on functional chord progressions.

An 18-20 piece Big Band that performs the best literature from the traditional Swing Era to the present day. May be repeated for credit.

Rehearsal and performance of literature in traditional and contemporary jazz idioms. Repertory includes original arrangements especially designed for the ensemble by music faculty and students. May be repeated for credit.

Continuation of MUS 292.

CIP involves students in basic community problems, performing such tasks as tutoring, coaching, and performing for hospitals and schools. Students taking CIP through the Music Department must arrange for supervision by a Music Department advisor. Students in the Music Education concentration must see their advisor about special requirements. Cr/NC only. May be repeated for credit.

Topic differs each semester. Cr/NC only. May be repeated for credit.

Philosophy, concepts, and materials for music teaching in the classroom. The structure, nature, and function of music in children's lives.

An introduction to the basics of conducting with an emphasis on conducting patterns, baton technique, and the development of effective rehearsal procedures common to instrumental and vocal ensembles.

Advanced choral conducting techniques. Students will further develop expressive conducting skills necessary for leading and rehearsing choral ensembles.