MUS 511. Applied Voice. (1-2 Credits)

is private instruction in voice, including sacred repertoire for service and concert and vocal techniques. Repeatable. 1 - 2 credits.

Prerequisite: Consent of the Graduate Music Faculty.

Offered at: CUW

MUS 521. Applied Organ. (1-2 Credits)

is private instruction in organ either one private half hour or hour a week or one hour every two weeks. Advanced repertoire for service and concert, registration, performance practices, and performance readiness. Repeatable. 1 - 2 credits.

Prerequisite: Consent of the music faculty based on audition.

Offered at: CUW

MUS 522. Organ Literature. (3 Credits)

surveys the vast and varied gamut of organ literature, especially music appropriate for worship, including discussion of registration and performance practice. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MUS 541. Graduate Theory Review. (3 Credits)

is a comprehensive review of undergraduate music theory and harmonic skills and concepts. The review enable students to specifically identify, remediate, and evaluate all the pertinent skills necessary to basic musicianship, including analysis, sight-singing, aural training and part-writing. These skills must be applied to harmonic concepts from diatonic materials through chromaticism in the designated sections. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: Successful undergraduate completion of music theory and harmony courses as well as the demonstration of these skills in a proficiency examination.

MUS 545. Composing & Arranging. (3 Credits)

explores the role of the church musician as composer and arranger. Assignments related to the specific needs of the parish: orchestration, hymn reharmonizations, arranging hymnody and the composition of original material. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MUS 546. Composing for Handbells. (3 Credits)

incorporates group discussion as well as individual coaching in handbell composition. Areas include original composition, arrangements, transcriptions, writing for bells and instruments, and bells and voices. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: Music 242 or consent of the instructor.

MUS 551. Choral Conducting. (3 Credits)

further develops conducting skills with emphasis on specific problems associated with the choral repertoire. Discussion of the choral rehearsal, plus work on specific advanced techniques. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MUS 552. Choral Literature. (3 Credits)

surveys the field of choral music from about 1450 AD to the present, including discussion of stylistic tendencies and performance practice. Emphasis is placed on sacred choral music. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None


MUS 559. Choral Techniques. (3 Credits)

MUS 561. Issues In Church Music. (3 Credits)

MUS 565. Survey of Christian Hymnody. (3 Credits)

explores the development of hymnody from Bible times to the present and helps develop knowledge of the large scope of hymnic literature and its ever-changing usage in worship. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MUS 569. Issues in Church Music. (3 Credits)

identifies current significant worship issues facing church musicians, provides opportunities for comparing and contrasting approaches to dealing with these issues, and acquaints the student with important resources for making effective decisions in the current American worship milieu. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MUS 571. Music Heritage of the Church. (3 Credits)

studies the music of the church from early times through the 19th century. Analytical listening; singing and playing of church music. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW

MUS 585. Handbell Methods. (3 Credits)

provides basic techniques of handbell ringing; experience in performing handbell music, and planning and organizing a handbell choir. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MUS 586. Conducting Handbells. (3 Credits)

provides individual coaching with a conducting class “handbell choir” with specific regard to physical rationale, hand posture, field of beating, considerations unique to handbells and video-taping. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: one undergraduate conducting course or consent of instructor.

MUS 591. Practicum. (3 Credits)

MUS 596. INDEPENDENT STUDY. (1-3 Credits)



MUS 599. Recital, Service, Concert. (3 Credits)

provides a culminating experience in applied music. This course is taken in place of the student’s applied music courses in the semester during which the recital is given. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: Departmental approval.

Offered at: CUW

MUS 641. Form and Analysis. (3 Credits)

MUS 642. Form and Analysis. (3 Credits)

is a study of standard musical forms and structures and their organizing principles. It will familiarize students with the musical events that indicate important points in the design of a composition. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MUS 686. Handbell Performance. (3 Credits)

provides a comprehensive hands-on bell choir experience, including repertoire selection, bell assignments, mind/muscle memory, technical/physical logistics, musicality, unity and coherence in performance, effects of acoustics, and the spiritual element. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None