Music

Program Description

The Bachelor of Music with Elective Studies in Business is designed for students who desire a career within the music industry. The comprehensive core curriculum in music includes courses in theory, history, literature, music technology, improvisation, applied study on the major instrument or voice, and ensemble performance. Also included are specialized courses in Music Industry and Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Arts Management, Electronic Music, and Advanced Music Technology. Required business courses include options in the areas of Marketing, Management, Accounting, Economics, and the Legal Environment of Business. Finally, an internship component provides the opportunity for students to gain real-world experience in the music industry areas of their choice. Professional success in the musical arts requires a comprehensive understanding of the new business models at work in our digital world. Our program seeks to provide this up-to-date information to enhance success for the student at every level.

The Bachelor of Music Performance is designed for those students who desire a performance-focused career. A strong core curriculum of musicianship courses includes music theory, history, literature, pedagogy, ensemble performance, and applied study. These courses develop students' abilities and prepare them to perform in a plethora of venues and genres such as symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles, armed forces ensembles, musical theaters, opera, and countless entertainment venues. As a musician in the 21st Century, this degree also seeks to create excellent performers who “create their own future and not simply enter a future that’s been created for them.” A second goal of this program is to train musicians with current skills so they have the ability to make their own opportunities, shape their careers like entrepreneurs, produce their own performances, collaborate with artists from other genres and art forms, and perform at a high artistic level. Training in the following areas will assist performers to create a meaningful career in music: Creating and Leveraging a Personal Network, Developing and Executing an Action Plan, Identifying Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Music and the Creative Sector, Interdisciplinary Collaborations, E Marketing your Music, Creating an Artist’s Digital Portfolio, Video Marketing, Independent Business Website.

The Bachelor of Music Education (K-12) degree provides students with the knowledge, skills, and musicianship to become successful music educators. Studies in music theory, history, literature, ensemble performance, and applied study give the student a strong foundation on which to build a successful teaching career. Classes in conducting, instrumental, choral, and elementary techniques as well as music education philosophy develop the skills and knowledge needed for a rewarding career as a K-12 educator. These skills and knowledge are applied during field experiences as well as during the student teaching internship. As a student, you will gradually accumulate over 200 hours of classroom experience before beginning student teaching. School districts throughout Colorado provide opportunities to gain experience with children of all ages and backgrounds in a variety of school settings.

The Bachelor of Arts in Music is a liberal arts degree with a breadth of general studies in English, Math, Humanities, Natural Sciences, History, Social and Behavioral Sciences and Fine Arts. Combined with courses in music theory, music history and literature, ensembles and applied studies, this curriculum provides a strong foundation that is integrated with 25 course credits of the student's choosing, allowing the flexibility to creatively design a personalized degree program. Students in this major have the ability to create a curriculum tailored to their strengths and career interests that can focus on traditional music, contemporary commercial music, their own musical compositions, or an interdisciplinary program of study designed by the student. 

The minor in instrumental music offers students in other majors the opportunity to stay involved with music in college, gaining experience and skills in music lessons, ensembles, and academics. The minor includes three years of ensembles and lessons on an applied instrument; academic courses in music theory, appreciation, and literature; as well as an upper-division elective.

The vocal music minor provides training and performance opportunities for students seeking music development in voice as their secondary area of study. Fundamental studies in piano, music reading and theory, two years of voice lessons, three years of performing in choral ensembles, studies in diction and conducting and performance training in opera scenes comprise this minor. Audition for acceptance into the vocal minor is required.

The jazz studies minor provides the opportunity for students to obtain a comprehensive set of fundamental skills in the jazz area, including large-ensemble performance, small-group performance, improvisation, composition and arranging, history and literature, and private instruction. Music majors who add this minor will broaden their skill set and marketability beyond the classical music area, and non-music majors may add this minor as a secondary area of study. Entrance to the jazz studies minor requires an audition and prior jazz experience.

Special Requirements

Students seeking admittance as a music major must pass a performance audition, a music theory placement exam, and a piano proficiency assessment. Admission to Colorado Mesa University does not guarantee admission into a music degree program. Prospective music majors should consult the music department website or contact the music department for information about audition material and scheduling an audition with the faculty in their area of interest.

Following the audition, students will be notified of audition results. Students admitted as new music majors will be assigned an advisor and should plan to attend an orientation, registration and advising session. If the advisor is unavailable, students should contact the Department Head of Music.

Contact Information

Department of Music
Moss Performing Arts Center 141
970.248.1233

Music/Academic (MUSA)

MUSA 101 Concert Attendance0 Credits

Exploration of repertoire, current trends in music, and career development through attendance at concerts and a weekly music forum.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course may be taken 8 times for credit.

MUSA 111 Music Technology1 Credit

Introduction to music software programs that are widely accepted in the field of music.

Prerequisites: Music major or consent of instructor.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

MUSA 113 Fundamentals of Theory3 Credits

Study of the fundamentals of music theory for music majors and music theater majors in preparation to begin the music theory sequence. Covers harmonic principles of music, including major and minor scales, intervals, triads, and chords.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

MUSA 114 Theory I-Introduction3 Credits

Harmonic principles of the "common-practice" period including scales, intervals, triads and 7th chords. Introduction to part writing and voice leading.

Prerequisites: Satisfactory score on theory placement examination.

Corequisites: MUSA 116.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

MUSA 115 Theory II-Diatonic Concepts3 Credits

Continuation of MUSA 114, extending to all types of diatonic 7th chords, and their usages. Includes advanced rules of tonal harmonization.

Prerequisites: MUSA 114.

Corequisites: MUSA 117.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

MUSA 116 Ear Training and Sightsinging I2 Credits

Development of skills of reading rhythms, sightsinging, and listening. Emphasis on beginning melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic dictation.

Corequisites: MUSA 114.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

MUSA 117 Ear Training and Sightsinging II2 Credits

Further development of skills in sightsinging, rhythmic recognition, advanced listening abilities, including dictation of melodic and harmonic intervals, chord progressions, and two, three, and four-part chorales.

Prerequisites: MUSA 116.

Corequisites: MUSA 115.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

MUSA 120 Class Piano for Non Majors2 Credits

MUSA 121 Class Piano for Non Majors2 Credits

Open to all students (no prerequisites or corequisites), but recommended specifically for students who have little or no training in piano and are not music (or music theatre) majors or minors. Introductory piano proficiency (rudimentary note reading, music vocabulary, technique, aural skills, theory, and creative application of musical skills).

MUSA 122 Class Guitar2 Credits

Introduction to guitar for all students, including performance in various styles, reading notation, and technical skills.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

MUSA 129 Singer's Diction I: English and German1 Credit

Study of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and its use in the pronunciation of lyric diction for English and German.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

MUSA 130 Class Piano I2 Credits

Introduction of basic keyboard skills including scales, chords, transposition, harmonization, choir warmups, improvisation, and sightreading. Recommended for music majors, music minors and music theatre majors needing piano proficiency skills required by their program of study. Students move at their own pace completing specified sequenced skills.

MUSA 131 Class Piano II2 Credits

Continuation of keyboard skills learned in MUSA 130 including experience with arpeggios, chord inversions, different accompaniment styles and ensemble experiences. Students move at their own pace completing specified sequence skills.

Prerequisites: MUSA 130 or permission of instructor.

MUSA 137 Class Voice1 Credit

Fundamentals of singing, interpretation, phonetics, language (diction for singers), and solo repertoire for beginning voice students.

MUSA 214 Theory III - Chromatic Concepts3 Credits

Full use of chromaticism through secondary dominants, altered chords, Neapolitan and augmented sixth chords, and modulation techniques. Continues into 20th Century including the use of advanced chromaticism. Includes advanced development of ear training and sightsinging.

Prerequisites: MUSA 115 and MUSA 117.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

MUSA 215 Theory IV - Twentieth Century Form and Analysis3 Credits

Final components of Common Practice Period harmony, including augmented sixth and common-tone diminished seventh chords, then progressing into musical form. Study of 20th century techniques, including Impressionism, Expressionism, Neo-Classicism, Neo-Romanticism, Serialism and other atonal techniques. Jazz Theory will also be covered.

Prerequisites: MUSA 214.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

MUSA 220 Music Appreciation-GTAH13 Credits

Overview of the basic elements of music and of Western music history. Emphasis on listening to a variety of music with intellect and emotion, and above all, purposeful attention. Examples come mainly from the Western “classical” tradition, jazz, and popular music.

Essential Learning Categories: Fine Arts
Colorado Guaranteed Transfer (GT) Pathways General Education Curriculum

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

MUSA 229 Singer's Diction II: Italian & French1 Credit

Study of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and its use in the pronunciation of lyric diction for French and Italian.

Prerequisites: MUSA 129.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

MUSA 230 Class Piano III2 Credits

Continuation of concepts covered in MUSA 130 and MUSA 131 including minor scales, chords, transposition, playing from lead sheets, improvisation, basic jazz keyboarding skills, sightreading.

Prerequisites: MUSA 130 and MUSA 131.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

MUSA 231 Class Piano IV2 Credits

Culmination of concepts covered in MUSA 130, MUSA 131, and MUSA 230. Emphasis on jazz keyboarding skills, reading from open vocal score or instrumental score with transposing parts, creating and playing accompaniments for simple pieces.

Prerequisites: MUSA 230 or permission of instructor.

MUSA 232 String Techniques and Materials2 Credits

Study of violin, viola, cello, and string bass with emphasis on fundamental playing techniques and pedagogical approaches for teaching in schools.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

MUSA 233 Woodwind Techniques and Materials2 Credits

Study of woodwind instruments with emphasis on fundamental playing techniques and pedagogical approaches for teaching in schools.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

MUSA 234 Brass Techniques and Materials2 Credits

Study of brass instruments with emphasis on fundamental playing techniques and pedagogical approaches for teaching in schools.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

MUSA 235 Percussion Techniques and Materials2 Credits

Study of percussion with emphasis on fundamental playing techniques and pedagogical approaches for teaching in schools.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

MUSA 240 Introduction to Music Education2 Credits

Survey of the history and pedagogical methods used in the profession. Includes in-class observations of effective music teachers to determine successful classroom management systems and methods of instruction. Students develop their personal philosophies of music education while exploring the career possibilities in music education.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

MUSA 250 Beginning Conducting2 Credits

Development of basic techniques necessary for musical leadership. Students are expected to master fundamental patterns, fermatas, dynamics, etc. Includes observation of professional conductors.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

MUSA 258 Introduction to Improvisation1 Credit

Exploration of theory, philosophy, and application of basic improvisational techniques for musicians. Improvisation on the basic elements of music such as rhythm, melody, harmony, and timbre.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

MUSA 262 Commercial Arranging1 Credit

Approaches to arranging music for commercial music styles, including lead sheets, pop chord symbols, lyrics, transposition, rhythm section parts, and chord voicings.

Prerequisites: MUSA 111 and MUSA 115.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

MUSA 266 History of Popular Music-GTAH13 Credits

Introduction to musical and cultural roots of popular music. Focus is to engage listening skills at a higher level, identify elements of popular music, evaluate the intent of lyrics, differentiate between styles of popular music, and examine the social impact popular music has on society, and vice versa.

Essential Learning Categories: Fine Arts
Colorado Guaranteed Transfer (GT) Pathways General Education Curriculum

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

MUSA 267 Jazz History and Literature3 Credits

Survey of prominent artists, innovators, and stylistic trends in jazz from its origins to the contemporary.

Essential Learning Categories: Fine Arts

MUSA 268 Beginning Jazz Improvisation1 Credit

Materials and techniques for improvisation, including chord and scale construction, modality, harmonic patterns, linear concepts, with emphasis on technique, style and idiomatic usage.

Prerequisites: MUSA 115.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

MUSA 296 Topics1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

MUSA 302 Keyboard Literature I3 Credits

Survey of keyboard literature from Elizabethan music through Mendelssohn.

Prerequisites: MUSA 230 or permission of instructor, MUSL 230.

MUSA 303 Symphonic Literature3 Credits

Survey of symphonic music from early instrumental to present-day compositions. Emphasis on composers' styles, orchestras, conductors; chamber orchestra music also included.

Prerequisites: MUSA 214.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

MUSA 304 Keyboard Literature II3 Credits

Survey of keyboard literature from Chopin to the present day.

Prerequisites: MUSA 231, MUSL 230, or permission of instructor.

MUSA 310 Accompanying Techniques2 Credits

Development of accompanying proficiency, including listening skills, form, and analysis of the music to be performed; rehearsing techniques; accompanying repertoire for vocal; instrumental; and ensemble playing.

Prerequisites: MUSA 214, or permission of instructor.

MUSA 311 Advanced Music Technology2 Credits

Application of advanced technological tools in music including recording, editing, production, and sound reinforcement.

Prerequisites: MUSA 111.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

MUSA 312 Electronic Music2 Credits

Techniques for the creation of electronic music in contemporary composition and live performance.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

MUSA 317 Applied Orchestration and Arranging2 Credits

Choral and instrumental arranging; instrumentation, scoring, and analysis of harmonic styles of various composers. Arrangement of works for various combinations of instruments.

Prerequisites: MUSA 214.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

MUSA 318 Vocal Literature3 Credits

Follows the changing patterns, styles, and fashions of the secular art-song from medieval Europe to Europe and America of the day.

Prerequisites: MUSA 137 or previous enrollment in private vocal studies.

MUSA 319 Choral Literature3 Credits

Historical, analytical, and interpretive study of choral literature spanning the Renaissance through the 20th Century. Important course for those planning to direct choirs.

Prerequisites: Previous or concurrent enrollment in a Colorado Mesa University choir or permission of the instructor.

MUSA 326 Music History and Literature I3 Credits

Literature and styles of the master composers of music through the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods.

Prerequisites: MUSA 214.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

MUSA 327 Music History and Literature II3 Credits

Literature and styles of the master composers of music through the classic, romantic, and modern ages.

Prerequisites: MUSA 214.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

MUSA 340 Teaching Elementary and General Music: Methods, Principles, and Materials3 Credits

For Music Education Majors: The course is designed for standards-based curriculum for elementary and general music classes. Weekly laboratory experiences focus on course content dealing with teaching competencies in elementary and general music. Also addresses how to teach literacy in the music classroom. Includes 30 hours of field experience.

Prerequisites: MUSA 240.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

MUSA 350A Advanced Conducting: Choral2 Credits

Development of advanced techniques, such as score study, interpretive conducting, gestural vocabulary, and ensemble rehearsal techniques.

Prerequisites: MUSA 250.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

MUSA 350B Advanced Conducting: Instrumental2 Credits

Development of advanced techniques, score study, interpretive conducting, gestural vocabulary, ensemble rehearsal techniques, and rehearsal observations.

Prerequisites: MUSA 250.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

MUSA 363 Music Industry and Marketing2 Credits

Exploration of business aspects of the music industry, with an emphasis on careers and music marketing.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

MUSA 365 Entrepreneurship for Creatives2 Credits

Preparation for aspiring creatives in a variety of disciplines to build a career through entrepreneurial activities including business model development, project management strategy development, budgeting, and promotion, leading to a startup endeavor in the creative sector.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

MUSA 367 Arts Management2 Credits

Introduction to the field of arts management, exploring principles of arts administration and trends and issues for non-profit social ventures as well as for-profit entities in a wide variety of arts disciplines.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

MUSA 368 Advanced Jazz Improvisation2 Credits

Expansion upon the fundamental concepts presented in Beginning Jazz Improvisation. Topics addressed include chromaticism, harmony and scales in minor keys, diminished seventh chords and scales, rhythm changes, tritone substitutions, modal jazz, and improvisational patterns as applied to a variety of jazz standards.

Prerequisites: MUSA 214 and MUSA 268.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

MUSA 395 Independent Study1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 6 credit hours.

MUSA 396 Topics1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

MUSA 410 Vocal Pedagogy3 Credits

The physiology of the human vocal mechanism, various teaching styles, vocal problems related to various age groups, and vocal repertoire pertinent to all age groups and levels of development.

Prerequisites: MUSA 137 or previous or concurrent enrollment in private vocal studies.

MUSA 411 Piano Pedagogy3 Credits

Introduction to the field of piano teaching and learning/teaching theories with application to piano teaching. Survey of methods and literature. Instructional techniques for group and individual lesson settings.

Prerequisites: MUSA 231, MUSL 230, or permission of instructor.

MUSA 426 The Music of World Cultures2 Credits

Exploration of the methods and philosophies of ethnomusicology—the study of music making with perspectives from anthropology, sociology, history, linguistics, and cultural studies. The course includes study of music from a variety of worldwide cultures.

Prerequisites: MUSA 214.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

MUSA 438 Singer's Diction 3: Russian1 Credit

Study of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and its use in the pronunciation of lyric diction for Russian.

Prerequisites: MUSA 229.

MUSA 440 Teaching Vocal Music K-12: Methods, Principles, and Materials3 Credits

Standards-based instruction of ensemble classes at the secondary level. Training in concepts, methodology, and materials necessary to teach standards-based vocal music in public/private schools.

Prerequisites: MUSA 137 or MUSL 137 or MUSP 156 or MUSP 157 or MUSP 158 or MUSP 159.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

MUSA 441 Teaching Instrumental Music K-12: Methods, Principles and Materials3 Credits

Standards-based music curriculum for teaching instrumental music in the public schools. Includes developing teaching competencies, administration of the music program, and methods, materials, equipment and technology needed for the instrumental music program.

Prerequisites: MUSA 240.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

MUSA 442A Teaching Special Ensembles: Choral2 Credits

Practical knowledge and methodology in the teaching of (A) Show/Jazz Choirs and (B) Marching/Jazz Bands. Students will learn the skills necessary to direct these ensembles. Includes 30 hours of field experience.

Prerequisites: MUSA 215, MUSA 240 and MUSA 250.

Corequisites: MUSA 350A or 350B if not completed.

MUSA 442B Teaching Special Ensembles: Instrumental2 Credits

Practical knowledge and methodology in the teaching of (A) Show/Jazz Choirs and (B) Marching/Jazz Bands. Students will learn the skills necessary to direct these ensembles. Includes 30 hours of field experience.

Prerequisites: MUSA 215, MUSA 240 and MUSA 250.

Corequisites: MUSA 350A or MUSA 350B if not completed.

MUSA 495 Independent Study1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 6 credit hours.

MUSA 496 Topics1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

MUSA 499 Internship1-4 Credits

Work experience obtained on a job in the music industry.

Prerequisites: Senior status, MUSA 363, and permission of instructor.

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

MUSA 596 Topics:1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

Music/Lessons (MUSL)

MUSL 130 Piano1 or 2 Credits

Development of individual music performance skills through weekly lessons. Available to all students and may be used as an elective choice to students concurrently enrolled in a MUSP course. Lessons may be taken twice at each level. Music majors are required to attend and perform at weekly recitals as a component of applied music lessons. An instructional fee is required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSL 131 Guitar1 or 2 Credits

Development of individual music performance skills through weekly lessons. Available to all students and may be used as an elective choice to students concurrently enrolled in a MUSP course. Lessons may be taken twice at each level. Music majors are required to attend and perform at weekly recitals as a component of applied music lessons. An instructional fee is required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSL 132 Strings1 or 2 Credits

Development of individual music performance skills through weekly lessons. Available to all students and may be used as an elective choice to students concurrently enrolled in a MUSP course. Lessons may be taken twice at each level. Music majors are required to attend and perform at weekly recitals as a component of applied music lessons. An instructional fee is required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSL 133 Woodwinds1 or 2 Credits

Development of individual music performance skills through weekly lessons. Available to all students and may be used as an elective choice to students concurrently enrolled in a MUSP course. Lessons may be taken twice at each level. Music majors are required to attend and perform at weekly recitals as a component of applied music lessons. An instructional fee is required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSL 134 Brass1 or 2 Credits

Development of individual music performance skills through weekly lessons. Available to all students and may be used as an elective choice to students concurrently enrolled in a MUSP course. Lessons may be taken twice at each level. Music majors are required to attend and perform at weekly recitals as a component of applied music lessons. An instructional fee is required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSL 135 Percussion1 or 2 Credits

Development of individual music performance skills through weekly lessons. Available to all students and may be used as an elective choice to students concurrently enrolled in a MUSP course. Lessons may be taken twice at each level. Music majors are required to attend and perform at weekly recitals as a component of applied music lessons. An instructional fee is required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSL 136 Electronic Instruments1 or 2 Credits

Development of individual music performance skills through weekly lessons. Available to all students and may be used as an elective choice to students concurrently enrolled in a MUSP course. Lessons may be taken twice at each level. Music majors are required to attend and perform at weekly recitals as a component of applied music lessons. An instructional fee is required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSL 137 Voice1 or 2 Credits

Development of individual music performance skills through weekly lessons. Available to all students and may be used as an elective choice to students concurrently enrolled in a MUSP course. Lessons may be taken twice at each level. Music majors are required to attend and perform at weekly recitals as a component of applied music lessons. An instructional fee is required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSL 138 Composition1 or 2 Credits

Development of individual music composition skills through weekly lessons. Available to all students and may be used as an elective choice to students concurrently enrolled in a MUSP course. Lessons may be taken twice at each level. An instructional fee is required. For first-year students.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSL 139 Jazz/Commercial1 or 2 Credits

Development of individual music performance skills through weekly lessons. Available to all students and may be used as an elective choice to students concurrently enrolled in a MUSP course. An instructional fee is required. For first-year students.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSL 230 Piano1 or 2 Credits

Development of individual music performance skills through weekly lessons. Available to all students and may be used as an elective choice to students concurrently enrolled in a MUSP course. Lessons may be taken twice at each level. Music majors are required to attend and perform at weekly recitals as a component of applied music lessons. An instructional fee is required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSL 231 Guitar1 or 2 Credits

Development of individual music performance skills through weekly lessons. Available to all students and may be used as an elective choice to students concurrently enrolled in a MUSP course. Lessons may be taken twice at each level. Music majors are required to attend and perform at weekly recitals as a component of applied music lessons. An instructional fee is required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSL 232 Strings1 or 2 Credits

Development of individual music performance skills through weekly lessons. Available to all students and may be used as an elective choice to students concurrently enrolled in a MUSP course. Lessons may be taken twice at each level. Music majors are required to attend and perform at weekly recitals as a component of applied music lessons. An instructional fee is required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSL 233 Woodwinds1 or 2 Credits

Development of individual music performance skills through weekly lessons. Available to all students and may be used as an elective choice to students concurrently enrolled in a MUSP course. Lessons may be taken twice at each level. Music majors are required to attend and perform at weekly recitals as a component of applied music lessons. An instructional fee is required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSL 234 Brass1 or 2 Credits

Development of individual music performance skills through weekly lessons. Available to all students and may be used as an elective choice to students concurrently enrolled in a MUSP course. Lessons may be taken twice at each level. Music majors are required to attend and perform at weekly recitals as a component of applied music lessons. An instructional fee is required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSL 235 Percussion1 or 2 Credits

Development of individual music performance skills through weekly lessons. Available to all students and may be used as an elective choice to students concurrently enrolled in a MUSP course. Lessons may be taken twice at each level. Music majors are required to attend and perform at weekly recitals as a component of applied music lessons. An instructional fee is required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSL 236 Electronic Instruments1 or 2 Credits

Development of individual music performance skills through weekly lessons. Available to all students and may be used as an elective choice to students concurrently enrolled in a MUSP course. Lessons may be taken twice at each level. Music majors are required to attend and perform at weekly recitals as a component of applied music lessons. An instructional fee is required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSL 237 Voice1 or 2 Credits

Development of individual music performance skills through weekly lessons. Available to all students and may be used as an elective choice to students concurrently enrolled in a MUSP course. Lessons may be taken twice at each level. Music majors are required to attend and perform at weekly recitals as a component of applied music lessons. An instructional fee is required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSL 238 Composition1 or 2 Credits

Development of individual music composition skills through weekly lessons. Available to all students and may be used as an elective choice to students concurrently enrolled in a MUSP course. Lessons may be taken twice at each level. An instructional fee is required. For second-year students.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSL 239 Jazz/Commercial1 or 2 Credits

Development of individual music performance skills through weekly lessons. Available to all students and may be used as an elective choice to students concurrently enrolled in a MUSP course. An instructional fee is required. For second-year students.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSL 330 Piano1 or 2 Credits

Development of individual music performance skills through weekly lessons. Available to all students and may be used as an elective choice to students concurrently enrolled in a MUSP course. Lessons may be taken twice at each level. Music majors are required to attend and perform at weekly recitals as a component of applied music lessons. An instructional fee is required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSL 331 Guitar1-2 Credits

Development of individual music performance skills through weekly lessons. Available to all students and may be used as an elective choice to students concurrently enrolled in a MUSP course. Lessons may be taken twice at each level. Music majors are required to attend and perform at weekly recitals as a component of applied music lessons. An instructional fee is required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSL 332 Strings1 or 2 Credits

Development of individual music performance skills through weekly lessons. Available to all students and may be used as an elective choice to students concurrently enrolled in a MUSP course. Lessons may be taken twice at each level. Music majors are required to attend and perform at weekly recitals as a component of applied music lessons. An instructional fee is required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSL 333 Woodwinds1 or 2 Credits

Development of individual music performance skills through weekly lessons. Available to all students and may be used as an elective choice to students concurrently enrolled in a MUSP course. Lessons may be taken twice at each level. Music majors are required to attend and perform at weekly recitals as a component of applied music lessons. An instructional fee is required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSL 334 Brass1 or 2 Credits

Development of individual music performance skills through weekly lessons. Available to all students and may be used as an elective choice to students concurrently enrolled in a MUSP course. Lessons may be taken twice at each level. Music majors are required to attend and perform at weekly recitals as a component of applied music lessons. An instructional fee is required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSL 335 Percussion1 or 2 Credits

Development of individual music performance skills through weekly lessons. Available to all students and may be used as an elective choice to students concurrently enrolled in a MUSP course. Lessons may be taken twice at each level. Music majors are required to attend and perform at weekly recitals as a component of applied music lessons. An instructional fee is required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSL 336 Electronic Instruments1 or 2 Credits

Development of individual music performance skills through weekly lessons. Available to all students and may be used as an elective choice to students concurrently enrolled in a MUSP course. Lessons may be taken twice at each level. Music majors are required to attend and perform at weekly recitals as a component of applied music lessons. An instructional fee is required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSL 337 Voice1 or 2 Credits

Development of individual music performance skills through weekly lessons. Available to all students and may be used as an elective choice to students concurrently enrolled in a MUSP course. Lessons may be taken twice at each level. Music majors are required to attend and perform at weekly recitals as a component of applied music lessons. An instructional fee is required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSL 338 Composition1 or 2 Credits

Development of individual music composition skills through weekly lessons. Available to all students and may be used as an elective choice to students concurrently enrolled in a MUSP course. Lessons may be taken twice at each level. An instructional fee is required. For third-year students.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSL 339 Jazz/Commercial1 or 2 Credits

Development of individual music performance skills through weekly lessons. Available to all students and may be used as an elective choice to students concurrently enrolled in a MUSP course. An instructional fee is required. For third-year students.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSL 340 Instrumental Pedagogy and Literature1 Credit

Private one-on-one instruction of instrumental pedagogy and literature for woodwinds, brass, and strings music performance major students. The student will develop skills and knowledge of pedagogy of his/her primary instrument for future studio teaching. The student will also explore a survey of repertory for the instrument, including solo, chamber, band, and/or orchestra literature.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSL 350 Conducting1 or 2 Credits

Development of individual music performance skills through weekly lessons. Available to all students and may be used as an elective choice to students concurrently enrolled in a MUSP course. Lessons may be taken twice at each level. Music majors are required to attend and perform at weekly recitals as a component of applied music lessons. An instructional fee is required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSL 430 Piano1 or 2 Credits

Development of individual music performance skills through weekly lessons. Available to all students and may be used as an elective choice to students concurrently enrolled in a MUSP course. Lessons may be taken twice at each level. Music majors are required to attend and perform at weekly recitals as a component of applied music lessons. An instructional fee is required.

Course may be taken 4 times for credit.

MUSL 431 Guitar1 or 2 Credits

Development of individual music performance skills through weekly lessons. Available to all students and may be used as an elective choice to students concurrently enrolled in a MUSP course. Lessons may be taken twice at each level. Music majors are required to attend and perform at weekly recitals as a component of applied music lessons. An instructional fee is required.

Course may be taken 4 times for credit.

MUSL 432 Strings1 or 2 Credits

Development of individual music performance skills through weekly lessons. Available to all students and may be used as an elective choice to students concurrently enrolled in a MUSP course. Lessons may be taken twice at each level. Music majors are required to attend and perform at weekly recitals as a component of applied music lessons. An instructional fee is required.

Course may be taken 4 times for credit.

MUSL 433 Woodwinds1 or 2 Credits

Development of individual music performance skills through weekly lessons. Available to all students and may be used as an elective choice to students concurrently enrolled in a MUSP course. Lessons may be taken twice at each level. Music majors are required to attend and perform at weekly recitals as a component of applied music lessons. An instructional fee is required.

Course may be taken 4 times for credit.

MUSL 434 Brass1 or 2 Credits

Development of individual music performance skills through weekly lessons. Available to all students and may be used as an elective choice to students concurrently enrolled in a MUSP course. Lessons may be taken twice at each level. Music majors are required to attend and perform at weekly recitals as a component of applied music lessons. An instructional fee is required.

Course may be taken 4 times for credit.

MUSL 435 Percussion1 or 2 Credits

Development of individual music performance skills through weekly lessons. Available to all students and may be used as an elective choice to students concurrently enrolled in a MUSP course. Lessons may be taken twice at each level. Music majors are required to attend and perform at weekly recitals as a component of applied music lessons. An instructional fee is required.

Course may be taken 4 times for credit.

MUSL 436 Electronic Instruments1 or 2 Credits

Development of individual music performance skills through weekly lessons. Available to all students and may be used as an elective choice to students concurrently enrolled in a MUSP course. Lessons may be taken twice at each level. Music majors are required to attend and perform at weekly recitals as a component of applied music lessons. An instructional fee is required.

Course may be taken 4 times for credit.

MUSL 437 Voice1 or 2 Credits

Development of individual music performance skills through weekly lessons. Available to all students and may be used as an elective choice to students concurrently enrolled in a MUSP course. Lessons may be taken twice at each level. Music majors are required to attend and perform at weekly recitals as a component of applied music lessons. An instructional fee is required.

Course may be taken 4 times for credit.

MUSL 438 Composition1 or 2 Credits

Development of individual music composition skills through weekly lessons. Available to all students and may be used as an elective choice to students concurrently enrolled in a MUSP course. Lessons may be taken up to four times at the 400 level. An instructional fee is required. For fourth-year students.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course may be taken 4 times for credit.

MUSL 439 Jazz/Commercial1 or 2 Credits

Development of individual music performance skills through weekly lessons. Available to all students and may be used as an elective choice to students concurrently enrolled in a MUSP course. An instructional fee is required. For fourth-year students.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course may be taken 4 times for credit.

MUSL 450 Conducting1-2 Credits

Development of individual music performance skills through weekly lessons. Available to all students and may be used as an elective choice to students concurrently enrolled in a MUSP course. Lessons may be taken twice at each level. Music majors are required to attend and perform at weekly recitals as a component of applied music lessons. An instructional fee is required.

Course may be taken 4 times for credit.

Music/Performing (MUSP)

MUSP 140 Wind Symphony1 Credit

A symphony comprised of serious wind and percussion students, including music majors and non-music majors, who perform a wide variety of standard and current literature. Audition with conductor required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 141 Symphony Orchestra1 Credit

Ensemble designed to rehearse and perform string orchestra and symphonic literature as well as choral, opera and concerto repertoire. Audition required. For first-year students.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 144 Jazz Ensemble1 Credit

Performance of a variety of styles related to the jazz idiom in large and small ensembles. For first-year students.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 145 Chamber Ensembles1 Credit

Groups organized upon the talents and interests of the members. Specified ensembles may be offered in the format brass, keyboard, percussion, string, woodwind, and vocal ensembles. For first-year students.

Prerequisites: Membership approval by the director.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 146 Community Performance Organizations1 Credit

Opportunity for students and other musicians in the community to participate in various community musical groups, such as the Grand Junction Symphony. Audition with conductor is required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 147 Marching Band1 Credit

Rehearsal and presentation of musical and physical performance proficiencies. Specific skills associated with self-discipline, leadership, and individual and ensemble performance are developed. Advanced practice in physical alignment, balance, endurance, flexibility, and strength in technical competency. Available to all university students. Offered every fall semester. Monday/Wednesday/Friday 6:00-8:00 p.m., football practice field. Audition or consent of instructor required. Previous band experience highly recommended. Only MUSP 147 counts as a KINA activity credit.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 148 Chamber Orchestra1 Credit

Ensemble designed to rehearse and perform chamber orchestra works. This ensemble will involve strings as well as woodwind and brass instruments. Audition required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 156 Vocal Arts Ensemble1 Credit

CMU’s flagship choral ensemble. Mid-sized vocal ensemble that performs choral music from all eras. Vocal Arts Ensemble performs on and off campus and on concert tours. Any student is eligible through audition. For first-year students.

Prerequisites: Successful audition with director.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 157 Tenor/Bass Choir1 Credit

Campus-wide chorus open to all interested students and faculty. Performs all types of music written for combined tenor and bass voices. Concertizes in conjunction with other university choral ensembles and in separate performances on-off campus. Members must perform a brief audition with instructor. For first-year students.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 158 Soprano/Alto Choir1 Credit

Campus-wide chorus open to all interested students and faculty. Performs all types of music written for combined soprano and alto voices. Concertizes in conjunction with other university choral ensembles and in separate performances on and off campus. Members must perform a brief audition with instructor. For first-year students.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 159 Vocal Jazz Ensemble1 Credit

Exploration of wide range of vocal literature. Performances given, both on and off campus.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 162 Commercial Ensemble1 Credit

Experience performing in a commercial music group. Repertoire is chosen from many different contemporary and classic popular music genres. For first-year students.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 240 Wind Symphony1 Credit

A symphony comprised of serious wind and percussion students, including music majors and non-music majors, who perform a wide variety of standard and current literature. Audition with conductor required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 241 Symphony Orchestra1 Credit

Ensemble designed to rehearse and perform string orchestra and symphonic literature as well as choral, opera and concerto repertoire. Audition required. For second-year students.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 244 Jazz Ensemble1 Credit

Performance of a variety of styles related to the jazz idiom in large and small ensembles. For second-year students.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 245 Chamber Ensembles1 Credit

Groups organized upon the talents and interests of the members. Specified ensembles may be offered in the format brass, keyboard, percussion, string, woodwind, and vocal ensembles. For second-year students.

Prerequisites: Membership approval by the director.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 246 Community Performance Organizations1 Credit

Opportunity for students and other musicians in the community to participate in various community musical groups, such as the Grand Junction Symphony. Audition with conductor is required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 247 Marching Band1 Credit

Rehearsal and presentation of musical and physical performance proficiencies. Specific skills associated with self-discipline, leadership, and individual and ensemble performance are developed. Advanced practice in physical alignment, balance, endurance, flexibility, and strength in technical competency. Available to all university students. Offered every fall semester. Monday/Wednesday/Friday 6:00-8:00 p.m., football practice field. Audition or consent of instructor required. Previous band experience highly recommended. Only MUSP 147 counts as a KINA activity credit.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 248 Chamber Orchestra1 Credit

Ensemble designed to rehearse and perform chamber orchestra works. This ensemble will involve strings as well as woodwind and brass instruments. Audition required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 256 Vocal Arts Ensemble1 Credit

CMU's flagship choral ensemble. Mid-sized vocal ensemble that performs choral music from all eras. Vocal Arts Ensemble performs on and off campus and on concert tours. Any student is eligible through audition. For second-year students.

Prerequisites: Successful audition with director.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 257 Tenor/Bass Choir1 Credit

Campus-wide chorus open to all interested students and faculty. Performs all types of music written for combined tenor and bass voices. Concertizes in conjunction with other university choral ensembles and in separate performances on-off campus. Members must perform a brief audition with instructor. For second-year students.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 258 Soprano/Alto Choir1 Credit

Campus-wide chorus open to all interested students and faculty. Performs all types of music written for combined soprano and alto voices. Concertizes in conjunction with other university choral ensembles and in separate performances on and off campus. Members must perform a brief audition with the instructor. For second-year students.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 259 Vocal Jazz Ensemble1 Credit

Exploration of wide range of vocal literature. Performances given, both on and off campus.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 262 Commercial Ensemble1 Credit

Experience performing in a commercial music group. Repertoire is chosen from many different contemporary and classic popular music genres. For second-year students.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 320 Junior Recital1 Credit

Preparation and successful completion of junior-level recital/presentation in the student's concentration. Recital/presentation must be approved by the music faculty and given during the semester in which the student is registered for this course. Required for Music Performance majors. Must include scholarly program notes covering historical aspects, analytical issues, and/or performance considerations of the recital repertory.

Corequisites: 1 credit of MUSL 300-level.

MUSP 340 Wind Symphony1 Credit

A symphony comprised of serious wind and percussion students, including music majors and non-music majors, who perform a wide variety of standard and current literature. Audition with conductor required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 341 Symphony Orchestra1 Credit

Ensemble designed to rehearse and perform string orchestra and symphonic literature as well as choral, opera and concerto repertoire. Audition required. For third-year students.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 344 Jazz Ensemble1 Credit

Performance of a variety of styles related to the jazz idiom in large and small ensembles. For third-year students.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 345 Chamber Ensembles1 Credit

Groups organized upon the talents and interests of the members. Specified ensembles may be offered in the format brass, keyboard, percussion, string, woodwind, and vocal ensembles. For third-year students.

Prerequisites: Membership approval by the director.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 346 Community Performance Organizations1 Credit

Opportunity for students and other musicians in the community to participate in various community musical groups, such as the Grand Junction Symphony. Audition with conductor is required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 347 Marching Band1 Credit

Rehearsal and presentation of musical and physical performance proficiencies. Specific skills associated with self-discipline, leadership, and individual and ensemble performance are developed. Advanced practice in physical alignment, balance, endurance, flexibility, and strength in technical competency. Available to all university students. Offered every fall semester. Monday/Wednesday/Friday 6:00-8:00 p.m., football practice field. Audition or consent of instructor required. Previous band experience highly recommended. Only MUSP 147 counts as a KINA activity credit.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 348 Chamber Orchestra1 Credit

Ensemble designed to rehearse and perform chamber orchestra works. This ensemble will involve strings as well as woodwind and brass instruments. Audition required.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 356 Vocal Arts Ensemble1 Credit

CMU’s flagship choral ensemble. Medium-sized vocal ensemble that performs choral music from all eras. Vocal Arts Ensemble performs on and off campus and on concert tours. Any student is eligible through audition. For third-year students.

Prerequisites: Successful audition with director.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 357 Tenor/Bass Choir1 Credit

Campus-wide chorus open to all interested students and faculty. Performs all types of music written for combined tenor and bass voices. Concertizes in conjunction with other university choral ensembles and in separate performances on-off campus. Members must perform a brief audition with instructor. For third-year students.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 358 Soprano/Alto Choir1 Credit

Campus-wide choir open to all interested students and faculty. Performs all types of music written for combined soprano and alto voices. Concertizes in conjunction with other university choral ensembles and in separate performances on and off campus. Members must perform a brief audition with instructor. For third-year students.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 359 Vocal Jazz Ensemble1 Credit

Exploration of wide range of vocal literature. Performances given, both on and off campus.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 362 Commercial Ensemble1 Credit

Experience performing in a commercial music group. Repertoire is chosen from many different contemporary and classic popular music genres. For third-year students.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 365 Opera Workshop1 Credit

Development of vocal performance operatic skills for majors and minors within a musical and theatrical workshop. Operatic repertoire selected for class study. Stage movement, character study, audition techniques, resume construction and mock auditions incorporated.

Prerequisites: Completion of Sophomore Review.

Corequisites: MUSL 337.

Course may be taken 2 times for credit.

MUSP 395 Independent Study1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 6 credit hours.

MUSP 396 Topics1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

MUSP 420 Senior Recital/Presentation1 Credit

Preparation and successful completion of senior-level recital/presentation in the student's concentration. Recital/presentation must be approved by the music faculty and given during the semester in which the student is registered for this course. A music recital is required for Performance and Music Education majors and must include scholarly program notes (required for the official printed senior recital program) covering historical aspects, analytical issues, and/or performance considerations of the recital repertory. Students in the Liberal Arts or Elective Studies in Business programs may likewise present recital or, alternatively, may elect to give a faculty-approved "capstone presentation" (e.g., lecture/recital; lecture/demonstration; or other presentation of creative work such as video, original compositions, arrangements, etc.).Performance majors take this course for two credits; all other music majors take this course for one credit.

MUSP 440 Wind Symphony1 Credit

A symphony comprised of serious wind and percussion students, including music majors and non-music majors, who perform a wide variety of standard and current literature. Audition with conductor required.

Course may be taken 4 times for credit.

MUSP 441 Symphony Orchestra1 Credit

Ensemble designed to rehearse and perform string orchestra and symphonic literature as well as choral, opera and concerto repertoire. Audition required. For fourth-year students.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course may be taken 4 times for credit.

MUSP 444 Jazz Ensemble1 Credit

Performance of a variety of styles related to the jazz idiom in large and small ensembles. For fourth-year students.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course may be taken 4 times for credit.

MUSP 445 Chamber Ensembles1 Credit

Groups organized upon the talents and interests of the members. Specified ensembles may be offered in the format brass, keyboard, percussion, string, woodwind, and vocal ensembles. For fourth-year students.

Prerequisites: Membership approval by the director.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course may be taken 4 times for credit.

MUSP 446 Community Performance Organizations1 Credit

Opportunity for students and other musicians in the community to participate in various community musical groups, such as the Grand Junction Symphony. Audition with conductor is required.

Course may be taken 4 times for credit.

MUSP 447 Marching Band1 Credit

Rehearsal and presentation of musical and physical performance proficiencies. Specific skills associated with self-discipline, leadership, and individual and ensemble performance are developed. Advanced practice in physical alignment, balance, endurance, flexibility, and strength in technical competency. Available to all university students. Offered every fall semester. Monday/Wednesday/Friday 6:00-8:00 p.m., football practice field. Audition or consent of instructor required. Previous band experience highly recommended. Only MUSP 147 counts as a KINA activity credit.

Course may be taken 4 times for credit.

MUSP 448 Chamber Orchestra1 Credit

Ensemble designed to rehearse and perform chamber orchestra works. This ensemble will involve strings as well as woodwind and brass instruments. Audition required.

Course may be taken 4 times for credit.

MUSP 456 Vocal Arts Ensemble1 Credit

CMU’s flagship choral ensemble. Medium-sized vocal ensemble that performs choral music from all eras. Vocal Arts Ensemble performs on and off campus and on concert tours. Any student is eligible through audition. For fourth-year students.

Prerequisites: Successful audition with director.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course may be taken 4 times for credit.

MUSP 457 Tenor/Bass Choir1 Credit

Campus-wide chorus open to all interested students and faculty. Performs all types of music written for combined tenor and bass voices. Concertizes in conjunction with other university choral ensembles and in separate performances on-off campus. Members must perform a brief audition with instructor. For fourth-year students.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course may be taken 4 times for credit.

MUSP 458 Soprano/Alto Choir1 Credit

Campus-wide chorus open to all interested students and faculty. Performs all types of music written for combined soprano and alto voices. Concertizes in conjunction with other university choral ensembles and in separate performances on and off campus. Members must perform a brief audition with instructor. For fourth-year students.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course may be taken 4 times for credit.

MUSP 459 Vocal Jazz Ensemble1 Credit

Exploration of wide range of vocal literature. Performances given, both on and off campus.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Course may be taken 4 times for credit.

MUSP 462 Commercial Ensemble1 Credit

Experience performing in a commercial music group. Repertoire is chosen from many different contemporary and classic popular music genres. For fourth-year students.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course may be taken 4 times for credit.

MUSP 465 Opera Scenes1 Credit

Continuation of artistic and technical skills introduced in MUSP 365. Focus on operatic production of staged, public performance of either selected opera scenes or a one or two-act opera.

Prerequisites: Completion of Sophomore Review or instructor approval.

Corequisites: MUSL 437 or permission of instructor.

Course may be taken 4 times for credit.

MUSP 495 Independent Study1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 6 credit hours.

MUSP 496 Topics1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.