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Keyboard Strategies 1 (SMU 105)

Designed to service the non-keyboard music major with little or no keyboard experience. This course introduces students to the basic skills necessary to achieve the required musical and keyboard proficiency in the major. Fall semester. 1 credit. Fee.

Keyboard Strategies 2 (SMU 106)

Designed to service the non-keyboard music major with some keyboard experience. This course introduces students to the basic skills necessary to achieve the required musical and keyboard proficiency for Level I in the major. Spring semester. 1 credit. Fee.

Class Voice I (SMU 129)

Instruction in the basic techniques of vocal production for non-voice and non-music majors. Non-music majors must demonstrate basic music reading knowledge or take SMU127 as a pre- or co-requisite. Counts toward the Artistic Expression requirement of the Liberal Arts Curriculum. Fall and spring semesters. 1 credit. Fee.

Harmony I (SMU 160)

The written study of scales, intervals, rhythms, triads, and their uses in four-voiced progressions. Fall semester. 2 credits.

2 Credits.

Aural Theory I (SMU 161)

The study of music theory through critical listening and performance. Emphasis on aural skill and sight singing development through solfeggio, rhythmic patterns, and the identification of melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic content through listening, identification, and dictation. Fall semester. 2 credits.

2 Credits.

Harmony II (SMU 162)

Continuation of SMU160. Prerequisite: a grade of C or better in SMU160. Spring semester. 2 credits.

2 Credits.

Class Voice II (SMU 229)

This course is designed to develop vocal performance skills begun in SMU129, at a more advanced level. Prerequisite: SMU129. Counts toward the Artistic Expression requirement of the Liberal Arts Curriculum. Spring semester. 1 credit. Fee.

Performance (sec) Piano (SMU 240)

Private instruction in secondary piano for music majors. Prerequisite: Demonstration of sufficient skill level or completion of SMU228. 1 credit for each one-half hour of weekly private instruction. Repeatable for credit. Fall and spring semesters. Permission required. 1 or 2 credits. Fee.

2 Credits.

Performance (sec) Voice (SMU 241)

Private instruction in secondary voice for music majors and musical theatre majors. Prerequisite: Demonstration of sufficient skill level or completion of SMU229. 1 credit for each one-half hour of weekly private instruction. Repeatable for credit. Fall and spring semesters. Permission required. 1 or 2 credits. Fee.

2 Credits.

Performance (sec) Organ (SMU 242)

Private instruction in secondary organ for music majors. Prerequisite: Demonstration of sufficient skill level. 1 credit for each one-half hour of weekly private instruction. Repeatable for credit. Fall and spring semesters. 1 or 2 credits. Fee.

8 Credits.

Music in Elementary Sch/Practicum (SMU 330)

Analysis of material, methods of procedure, and development of skills suitable for teaching general music classes in primary and intermediate grades. Field experiences, Tubercular check, Act 33 Child Abuse, Act 34 Criminal Record check, Act 114 FBI Federal Criminal History Record, and PDE-6004 (Arrest or Conviction Report and Certification Form) required. Fall semester. 2 credits. Fee.

2 Credits.

Survey of Christian Hymnody (SMU 356)

An examination of Christian hymn-tunes and texts: their historical patterns, the environment from which they emerged, significant individuals who have contributed to hymnody, and theories of singing hymns in corporate worship. Fall semester, odd-numbered years. 2 credits. Fee.

2 Credits.

Advanced Conducting (SMU 365)

This course focuses on developing and refining conducting gesture, rehearsal methodology and technique, error detection, and score analysis through active, in-class participation and live rehearsals in front of established music program ensembles. The course covers both advanced instrumental and choral conducting techniques. Prerequisite: SMU325. Spring semester. 2 credits.

2 Credits.

Liturgy and Sacrament (SRT 250)

An exploration of the theological meaning and ritual celebration of each of the seven sacraments, the liturgical year, the role of the arts in worship, and the planning of meaningful liturgical celebrations for major life events. Satisfies the Theology requirement of the Liberal Arts Curriculum. Spring semester, odd-numbered years. 3 credits. Fee.

3 Credits.

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