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MUS 227 Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds Introduction to the techniques used in the performance of the major woodwind instruments. (2 s.h.) MUS 229 Worship Leadership This course is designed as a practical application in the development of leadership skills necessary for a successful ministry in worship leading. Students will be working on the preparation and leading of USF Chapel services. The Student will work with the Music Department and the Campus Pastor in the ordering and the presentation of worship, in a chapel setting, on a weekly basis. Prerequisite: two semesters of applied music lessons, THE 381 (3 s.h.) MUS 230 Church Music Literature I The study of music and worship from Ancient times into the 19th century. Choral and congregational music worship trends will be discussed and music options presented. (2 s.h.) MUS 240 Church Music Literature II The study of music and worship from the 19th century to the present. Choral and congregational music worship trends will be discussed and music options presented. (2 s.h.) MUS 250 History of Music I: Ancient – 18th Century The study of music from earliest times to the 1700s with historical and cultural correlations. (3 s.h.) MUS 255 History of Music II: 18th Century – Present The study of music from the 1700s to contemporary times with historical and cultural correlations. (3 s.h.) MUS 300 Recital A public performance, at least one halfhour in length, that demonstrates students' proficiency on major instrument or vocal type. This course replaces applied lessons during the semester that the recital is presented. Typically undertaken during the junior year by students in both the music and music education majors. Prerequisites: completed piano proficiency, at least four completed semesters of applied lessons, and approval of the full-time music faculty. (1 s.h.) MUS 309 Arranging and Composition Writing and arranging for vocal and



instrumental ensembles. Prerequisite: MUS for the music major, an hour-long public 210. (2 s.h.) presentation taking the form of a recital, a lecture/presentation of research, or MUS 313 Music Education Methods– a combination of performance and Choral scholarship. The presentation will be Preparation for teaching the various shaped around the individual student's aspects of vocal music to middle or senior interests and career goals. This course high school students. (3 s.h.) replaces applied lessons for the student during the semester of the presentation. MUS 314 Music Education Methods– Typically undertaken in the student's final Instrumental semester. Prerequisites: completed recital Designed to prepare music instructors for (MUS 300) and approval of the full-time the public schools. Emphasis on middle music faculty. (2 s.h.) and senior high school programs. (3 s.h.) MUS 491, 492 Independent or MUS 316 Vocal Pedagogy Directed Study A course stressing techniques, methods, Guided independent research and and materials for the teaching of voice to application. Prerequisite: Instructor individuals and ensembles. Open only to approval. (1-3 s.h. each) students who have had at least one year of private or class voice lessons. (2 s.h.) MUS 317 Piano Pedagogy and Repertoire Study of piano literature, pedagogical theories, analysis of performance techniques and history and development of the piano. (2 s.h.)

Natural Science (NSC)

Natural science courses are designed to support a variety of major programs or to become part of an interdisciplinary program.

NSC 110 Perspectives on the Natural Sciences MUS 318 Music Computer A survey of the structure and major concepts Applications of the natural sciences. The development Students will be introduced to current of Western science is described using an music software applications and their historical and paradigmatic approach. This effective use. (3 s.h.) course does not satisfy the natural science liberal arts core requirement unless credit MUS 323, 324 Conducting I, in NSC 110L (laboratory) is also obtained. Conducting II Prerequisite: MAT 111 (introductory Designed to prepare students to conduct algebra) or its equivalent. (3 s.h.) both choral and instrumental ensembles in schools, churches and communities. NSC 110L Perspectives on the Natural Attention is given to baton techniques, Sciences Laboratory rehearsal techniques, score reading, A brief survey of laboratory experiences orchestration, transposition and methods which illustrates fundamental principles of ensemble organization. Prerequisites: and methodologies of the natural sciences. MUS 150 for 323 and MUS 155 for 324. (3 This course may be taken concurrently s.h. each) with NSC 110 or subsequent to obtaining NSC 110 credit. Credit in both NSC 110 and MUS 326 Instrumental Techniques: 110L satisfies the natural science liberal arts Brass and Percussion core requirement. Prerequisite: NSC 110 Introduction to the techniques used in and MAT 111 (introductory algebra) or its the performance of the major brass and equivalent. (1 s.h.) percussion instruments. (2 s.h.) NSC 120 Physical Science MUS 395 Internship in Music A survey of the physical sciences. This Individually-designed work adapted to course is designed to give students an student interests and skills. Approximately introduction to general concepts within 40 hours on the job are required per credit physics and chemistry. This course may as certified by work and faculty supervisors. be combined with Natural Science 121 to Prerequisite: Instructor approval. (1-4 s.h.) satisfy the natural science requirement for graduation or may be used toward fulfilling MUS 400 Music Colloquium/Senior the requirements for Middle School Science Recital Endorsement. The course includes a handsDesigned as the culminating final project

undergraduate course descriptions

2015-2017 USF Academic Catalog  

2015-2017 academic catalog for the University of Sioux Falls.