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MUS 110 Jazz

Course Descriptions: A study of the historical and musical origins of jazz, and a survey and analysis of the major schools and trends of jazz. The elements of jazz performance are examined, and there will be an in-depth study of historically significant performers and performing groups as a means of understanding the evolution of jazz practice.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring. PLV: Spring.

3 - 4 credits

MUS 131 Private Voice Lessons I

Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chair. Students must be a Music Theater Major.

Course Description: Voice lessons gear to the healthy and free vocal production of the musical theatre singer.

1 credits

MUS 132 Private Voice Lessons II

Prerequisite: Students must be a Music Theater Major.

Course Description: Voice lessons geared to the healthy and free vocal production of the musical theatre singer.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring.

1 credits

Prerequisites

MUS 131 Minimum Grade of D

MUS 141 Music Appreciation

Course Description: A survey of musical styles, forms and composers, including medieval, renaissance, baroque, classical, romantic, impressionist, and modern. An appreciation of music is cultivated through discussion of the elements of music and through listening to and analysis of masterpieces from all periods.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

3 credits

MUS 145 Opera: History and Performance

No enrollment over 30 due to ticket restrictions. Fee required for tickets.

Course Description: A survey of the history and tradition of this vocal art form from its beginnings in the Renaissance to the present day. Students will explore the range of productions through recordings, videos, and live performances.

3 credits

MUS 146 Music of World Cultures

Course Description: This course is an introductory, one semester survey of music traditions from various cultures around the globe. The content of the course is organized by geographic regions and will include examinations of the various cultures, music, and how they interact.

Course Rotation NYC: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

MUS 147 Rock and Contemporary Culture

Course Description: The recent musical revolution, including folk music, popular rhythms, politically meaningful lyrics, and its effects on the youth of our time.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

MUS 149 How the Entertainment Industry Works

Course Description: This course will provide students with an understanding of how this country's arts and entertainment industry functions on an organizational level, specifically the areas of Theater, Music, Film and Television in the United States.

Course Rotation: NY: Fall, Spring.

3 credits

MUS 150 Fundamentals of Music I

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV.

Course Description: Designed for those who have had no previous musical training. A study of music notation, music theory; scales, keys, intervals, harmonization, transposition, triads and simple chord progressions. Students will receive ear training, learn how to compose their own simple musical compositions for piano, and learn to play beginning-level piano music at the keyboard.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

3 credits

MUS 155 Choral Singing

Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chair and Instructor.

Course Description: A performance-based course offering students the opportunity to rehearse and perform great choral works from all periods of music history. Students accepted to this course join the Westchester Concert Singers, a high-quality chorus based at Pace University, for rehearsals and a public concert at the end of the semester. Previous choral experience is helpful but not required. Acceptance to the course is based on a successful audition.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

MUS 157 Chorus I

Prerequisite: Permission of the Instructor or Department Chairperson.

Course Description: This course consists of the study and singing of great choral literature of all historical musical periods, in addition to the singing of outstanding representative folk and popular choral works.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

MUS 157A Topic: Chorus II

Course Description: This course consists of the study and singing of great choral literature of all historical musical periods, in addition to the singing of outstanding representative folk and popular choral works. Students participating in chorus for credit over a three semester peiod will accumulate 3 credits and thus fulfill their core Fine Arts requirement.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring.

1 credits

Prerequisites

MUS 157 Min Grade D

MUS 157B Topic: Chorus III

Course Description: This course consists of the study and singing of great choral literature of all historical musical periods, in addition to the singing of outstanding representative folk and popular choral works. Students participating in chorus for credit over a three-semester period will accumulate 3 credits and thus fulfill their core Fine Arts requirement.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring.

1 credits

Prerequisites

MUS 157A Min Grade D

MUS 196F Topic: Voice I - Repertory

3 credits

Prerequisites

MUS 150 Min Grade D

MUS 196G Sight - Singing

3 credits

Prerequisites

MUS 150 Minimum Grade of D

MUS 196H Topic: Voice II

3 credits

Prerequisites

MUS 196F Min Grade D

MUS 196K Topic: Music Theater Ensemble

Course Description: Music Theater Ensemble is a unique class open to all BFA in Music Theater majors. In this class students will be able to apply their sight singing and theory skills from previous classes directly with music from the music theater repertoire. The group will sing ensemble numbers from different eras and styles giving the students the practical wherewithal to be effective professionals in the chorus of Broadway shows.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

2 credits