Music Education (MUE)

MUE-105 Group Piano 1 (1 credit)

Course Offered Fall Term only. All music majors & Music Performance supports having an instrument other than piano must attain a piano proficiency level as required in MUE 108. Group piano instruction is provided for these students. Level 105 involves lower intermediate material, working through more advanced repertoire in level 108. A competent demonstration is expected as the terminating level. Daily practice is required.

Prerequisite(s): Open only to Music majors and Music Performance supports

MUE-106 Group Piano 2 (1 credit)

Offered Spring Term only. All music majors having an instrument other than piano must attain a piano proficiency level as required in MUE 108. Group piano instruction is provided for these students. Level 105 involves lower intermediate material, working through more advanced repertoire in level 108. A competent demonstration is expected as the terminating level. Daily practice is required.

Prerequisite(s): MUE-105 completed. Offered Spring Term only.

MUE-107 Group Piano 3 (1 credit)

Course Offered Fall Term only. All music majors having an instrument other than piano must attain a piano proficiency level as required in MUE 108. Group piano instruction is provided for these students. Level 105 involves lower intermediate material, working through more advanced repertoire in level 108. A competent demonstration is expected as the terminating level. Daily practice is required.

Prerequisite(s): MUE-106 completed.

MUE-111 Improvisational Keyboard (1 credit)

Offered Fall Term only. The student develops the keyboard skills needed for institutional work: effective accompaniment (playing with and without notation), transposition, score reading, and simply functional improvisation.

Prerequisite(s): MUE-107 completed or permission of instructor.

MUE-119 Beginning Guitar Class (1 credit)

This course deals with the basic techniques of playing the guitar, and includes both the classical and chordal approach. It is designed especially for the classroom teacher and anyone interested in basic folk songs, accompaniment, and finger-style guitar technique. (Student must furnish own acoustic guitar)

Prerequisite(s): Open to all students. Must have playable acoustic guitar and commit time to practicing every week of semester. Preference given to Music majors required to take this course if enrollment exceeds limit.

MUE-209 Vocal Techniques 1 (1 credit)

This course in class voice instruction benefits the non-voice major. The content includes basic instruction in proper singing tone, stylistic instruction in consideration of vocal music and the functioning of the human voice, and an introduction to basic vocal literature. The student gains practical singing experience in front of a small group as well as personal vocal instruction.

Prerequisite(s): MU-152 completed.

MUE-211 Percussion Techniques (2 credits)

The student learns the basic techniques for performing on percussion instruements: snare drum, bass drum, timpani, cymbals, drum taps, and mallet instruments. In addition, techniques for drum circles and ethnic percussion are explored. Each student demonstrates mastery of proper percussion technique for each instrument.

Prerequisite(s): For Music Majors: MU-151. For Music Supports: MU-102

MUE-219 Intermediate Guitar Class (1 credit)

This course deals with the basic techniques of playing the guitar, and includes both the classical and chordal approach. It is designed especially for the classroom teacher and anyone interested in basic folk songs, accompaniment, and finger-style guitar technique. (Student must furnish own guitar.)

Prerequisite(s): MUE-119 completed. MUY-363 completed for Music Therapy Majors or permission of instructor. Must have acoustic guitar. Preference given to Music majors if enrollment exceeds limit.

MUE-297 Independent Study (1 credit)

Under the approval and direction of a faculty member, independent study is available to students.