Faulkner University

Courses in Music (MU)

1060/61-4060/61; 1160/61- 4160/61 University Chorus

Vocal ensemble that performs music appropriate for a larger ensemble. The chorus rehearses daily and performs 20-30 times each year both on and off campus. Members are chosen by audition.
0-1 semester hour credit. Offered each semester.

1064/65-4064/65; 1164/65-4164/65 Faulkner Singers

A chamber group that performs music appropriate for a smaller ensemble. Membership is determined by audition and limited to 16-20 singers. The class meets at least 2 hours each week.
0-1 semester hour credit. Offered each semester.

1082/83-4082/83; 1182/83-4182/83 Faulkner Jazz Ensemble

Faulkner Jazz Ensemble is a traditional jazz combo/big band that performs music from a variety of jazz eras including swing, bebop, funk and fusion. The group will meet twice weekly and give performances in the community and at least one on-campus concert per semester. While preparation for performances will be the main focus of the ensemble, emphasis will also be placed on studying the basic concepts in jazz harmony, as well as introducing the fundamental concepts of jazz improvisation.
0-1 semester hour credit. Offered each semester.

1084/85-4084/85; 1184/85-4184/85 University Band

Fall semester is marching band and spring semester is concert band. Performances will be given on and off campus. Membership determined by audition.
0-1 semester hour credit. Offered each semester.

1111/12-2111/12; 3211/12-4211/12 Private Voice

Private instruction in techniques of breath control, tone production, diction, phrasing, and interpretation. Lower-division lessons meet ½ hour per week and upper division meet 1 hour per week. 2 semesters of lower-division credit and jury approval are required to enter upper-level study.
1-2 semester hours credit. Offered each semester.

1121/22-2121/22; 3221/22-4221/22 Private Piano

Private instruction in techniques of playing the piano. Includes consideration of repertoire, harmonization, phrasing, and interpretation in addition to basic fingering skills. Lower-division lessons meet ½ hour per week and upper division meet 1 hour per week. 2 semesters of lower-division credit and jury approval are required to enter upper-level study. Prerequisite for lower division: MU 1153 or permission of instructor.
1-2 semester hours credit. Offered each semester.

1151 Sight Singing & Ear Training I

A study and practice of tonal and rhythmic relationships in music and the practice of singing these relationships at sight. Includes elementary theory principles. Meets two hours per week.
1 semester hour credit. Offered every Fall Semester.

1152 Sight Singing & Ear Training II

A continuation of MU 1151. Meets two hours per week. Prerequisite: MU 1151.
1 semester hour credit. Offered every Spring semester.

1153 Class Piano I

Group instruction in basic techniques of playing the piano. Includes elementary note reading and fingering skills. Intended for the student with little or no previous knowledge of the piano.
1 semester hour credit. Offered every Fall semester.

1154 Class Piano II

Group instruction in basic techniques of playing the piano. Includes elementary note reading and fingering skills.
1 semester hour credit. Offered every Spring semester.

1163 Class Voice

Group instruction in basic techniques of breath control, tone production, diction, phrasing and interpretation using simple song repertoire, with suggested songs suitable for solos. Daily practice required. Does not count toward major or minor.
1 semester hour credit. Offered every Fall semester.

1173 Choral Sightsinging

A study of basic rudiments of music and sightsinging skills needed for participation in the choral program of the University. May be required before or during the beginning semester of a student's participation in the University Chorus or Faulkner Singers. One 50 minute class meeting each week.
1 semester hour credit. Offered every Fall Semester.

1191/92-2191/92; 3291/92-4291/92 Private Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion

Applied private lesson designed to emphasize an instrument for concentration in music study.

Lower-division lessons meet ½ hour per week and upper division meet 1 hour per week. 2 semesters of lower-division credit and jury approval are required to enter upper-level study.
1-2 semester hours credit. Offered each semester.

1193/94-2193/94; 3293/94-4293/94 Private Strings

Applied private lesson designed to emphasize an instrument for concentration in music study.

Lower-division lessons meet ½ hour per week and upper division meet 1 hour per week. 2 semesters of lower-division credit and jury approval are required to enter upper-level study.
1-2 semester hours credit. Offered each semester.

1195/96-2195/96; 3295/96-4295/96 Private Guitar

Private instruction in classical guitar techniques. Lower-division lessons meet ½ hour per week and upper division meet 1 hour per week. 2 semesters of lower-division credit and jury approval are required to enter upper-level study.
1-2 semester hours credit. Offered each semester.

1342 Fundamentals of Music

A beginning study of music notation, scales, intervals and chords. The course is open to all students and is required of music students whose Theory Placement Exam scores place them at this level. Does not count toward major or minor and does not substitute for any core subject.
3 semester hours credit. Offered every Spring Semester.

2151 Sight Singing & Ear Training III

A continuation of MU 1152. Meets two hours per week. Prerequisite: MU 1152.
1 semester hour credit. Offered every Fall semester.

2152 Sight Singing & Ear Training IV

A continuation of MU 2151. Meets two hours per week. Prerequisite: MU 2151.
1 semester hour credit. Offered every Spring semester.

2331 Music Literature

A survey of Western music from the Middle Ages to the present. Through study of music literature and the cultivation of critical listening skills, students develop an understanding of musical styles and structures and the ability to listen perceptively to music. Prerequisite: MU 2342.
2 semester hours credit. Offered Fall, odd years.

2341 Music Theory I

A study of music notation, scales, intervals, part writing and performance styles. Prerequisite or

co-requisite: MU 1351.
3 semester hours credit. Offered every Fall Semester.

2342 Music Theory II

A continuation of MU 2341. Prerequisite MU 2341.
3 semester hours credit. Offered every Spring semester.

3010 Piano Proficiency Exam

Tests proficiency in piano techniques.
0 semester hours credit. Offered every semester.

3331 Music History I

An in-depth study of the history of music from ancient times to 1750. Prerequisite: MU 2331.
3 semester hours credit. Offered Fall, even years.

3332 Music History II

An in-depth study of the history of music from the end of the Baroque Period to the present. Prerequisite: MU 2331.
3 semester hours credit. Offered Spring, odd years.

3337 Introduction to Song Leading

The elements of music, notation of pitch and rhythm, and beat patterns with emphasis on congregational singing and hymnology.
3 semester hours credit. Offered Spring, odd years.

3341 Music Theory III

A continuation of MU 2342, with the addition of chromatic idioms. Prerequisite: MU 2342.
3 semester hours credit. Offered every Fall semester.

3342 Music Theory IV

A continuation of MU 3341. Prerequisite: MU 3341.
3 semester hours credit. Offered every Spring semester.

3351 Conducting

Prerequisites: MU 2342 and permission of the instructor.
3 semester hours credit. Offered Spring, odd years.

3371 Vocal Diction and Literature I

A study of basic principles of diction in Italian and German including appropriate application of the IPA system. The course includes an overview of classical solo vocal literature for the corresponding languages.
3 semester hours credit. Offered Fall, even years.

3372 Vocal Diction and Literature II

A study of basic principles of diction in French and English including appropriate application of the IPA system. The course includes an overview of classical solo vocal literature for the corresponding languages.
3 semester hours credit. Offered Spring, odd years.

4010 Senior Recital

45-minute recital on student's principal instrument.
0 semester hours credit. Offered every semester.

4331 Christian Aesthetics and Philosophies of Fine Arts

Utilizing the discussion approach, this course explores writings in Christian aesthetics and Christian philosophies of art, dance, music, and theatre.
3 semester hours credit. Offered Fall, odd years.

4332 Christian Aesthetics and Philosophies of Music

A continuation of MU 4331, focusing on Christian aesthetics and philosophies of music. Prerequisites: MU 3332 and MU 4331.
3 semester hours credit. Offered Spring, even years.

4341 Form and Analysis

A study of the structures and forms of Western Music.
3 semester hours credit. Offered Spring, even years.


SPECIAL COURSES

2099/3099 Individual Study

The course may involve a systematic reading program, library research, laboratory project, studio work, field study or creative expression. Conferences or tutoring as required, but no formal lectures or recitation. Quizzes, tests and examination as appropriate. MU 2099 is open only to sophomores; MU 3099 is open to juniors and seniors. Number of credit hours awarded (1-3) will be set by the department head and approved by the dean.

4360 Music Internship

Supervised work experience in a professional, regional, community, or educational music environment. Prerequisite: MU 3341 and departmental approval.
3 semester hours credit. Offered as needed.

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