Department of Music Courses

*Music courses numbered 230-248 may be repeated for credit. Music Ensembles are offered every semester unless noted otherwise.

MUS 100: Fundamentals of Music Theory (3)

This class introduces rudiments of music theory for those with little or no musical background. The fundamentals of basic music notation of melody, rhythm and harmony including the recognition and construction of intervals, scales and triads are presented. This course does not fulfill a Music major/minor course requirement, but maybe taken for the literature/fine arts general education requirement.

MUS 101Music Theory I (3)

*Prerequisite: Placement Exam
*Offered fall term
The study of traditional diatonic tonal materials and standard notational practice, including the development of part-writing and analytical skills. This course must be taken in sequence and concurrently with MUS and MUSLB 151 as well as MUS and MUSLB 161.

MUS 102Music Theory II (3)

*Prerequisite: MUS 101; Placement Exam
*Offered spring term
Continuation of MUS 101, leading to elementary modulation. This course must be taken concurrently with MUS and MUSLB 152 as well as MUS and MUSLB 162.

MUS 103Vocal Technique (3)

*5 clinical observation hours required for music education majors
*Prerequisite for studying applied voice (private voice lessons)
*Offered fall term
Fundamentals of correct voice production for prospective vocal performance and/or vocal education majors as well as general student population with an interest in building good singing technique. Course includes the study of anatomy and physiology of the voice, basic International Phonetic Alphabet application, classical voice categorization, appropriate stage deportment and attendance at three vocal concerts. 

MUS 104: Guitar Class (3)

*Prerequisite: No previous guitar study or very limited experience in guitar. 
*Offered every semester
This course is an introduction to basic playing skills for classical guitar. Students will study basic music notation (pitch and rhythm) primary chord structures and pick and strum patterns. Individual and small group activities will be used to enhance student learning.

MUS 107: Class Piano (3)

*Prerequisite: No previous piano study or very limited experience in piano
*Offered
every semester
An introduction to the rudiments of piano playing. Concepts studied include music fundamentals, rhythms, note reading and basic technique.

MUS 115: Introduction to Music (3)

*Offered every semester
A survey course intended to develop listening skills, an understanding of the basic elements of music and sensitivity to the aesthetic experience. Students are required to attend live concerts on and off-campus. 

MUS 124: Writing and Speaking About Music (3)

*Required for all music majors and minors (traditional or transfer)
*Offered spring term
Students will learn to identify and understand the use of the elements of music (melody, harmony, rhythm, texture, form, tempo, meter, dynamics, purpose, style, etc.) as well as how to write and speak formally about music through historically guided listening and score study. This course covers the historical periods from antiquity through the current time. Students will develop the basic skills needed for writing formal papers for upper level music courses at the undergraduate level. Emphasis is placed on the formal writing structure required, writing with correct style and grammar and correct use of terminology. 

MUS 129: Jazz in Chicago (3)

*Offered spring term
An introductory survey course on the history of jazz and Chicago's influence on its development. Coursework will include lecture, discussion and field trips. Students attend musical performances together as a class to share and discuss this common musical experience. There is a ticket fee attached to enrollment in this course.

MUS 131: Rock 'n' Roll: An Introduction (3)

*Offered fall term
Introductory course on the history of rock 'n' roll beginning with the roots of rock to the present day. Coursework will include lecture, discussion and field trips. Students attend musical performances together as a class to share and discuss this common musical experience. There is a ticket fee attached to enrollment in this course.

MUS 144: Vocal Methods for Instrumental Majors (1)

*5 clinical observation hours
*Laboratory /2/
*Offered every fall semester
An introductory course focusing on the methods of singing. Course includes the study of anatomy and physiology of the voice, basic International Phonetic Alphabet application, classical voice categorization, appropriate stage deportment and attendance at three vocal concerts. Students will learn the fundamentals of correct voice production and diction. This course must be taken concurrently with MUSLB 144. 

MUS 145: Brass Methods (1)

*5 clinical observation hours
*Laboratory /2/
*Offered every fourth semester
An introductory course focusing on the methods of teaching beginning brass instruments. Students will learn proper playing techniques for all the major instruments of the brass family, in addition to studying appropriate method books for teaching beginning brass students at the elementary, junior and senior high school levels. This course must be taken concurrently with MUSLB 145. 

MUS 146: Percussion Methods (1)

*5 clinical observation hours
*Laboratory /2/
*Offered every fourth semester
An introductory course focusing on the methods of teaching beginning percussion instruments. Students will learn proper playing techniques for all the major instruments of the percussion family, in addition to studying appropriate method books for teaching beginning percussion students at the elementary, junior and senior high school levels. This course must be taken concurrently with MUSLB 146. 

MUS 147: String Methods (1)

*5 clinical observation hours
*Laboratory /2/
*Offered every fourth semester
An introductory course focusing on the methods of teaching beginning string instruments. Students will learn proper playing techniques for all the major instruments of the string family in addition to studying appropriate method books for teaching beginning string students at the elementary, junior and senior high school levels. This course must be taken concurrently with MUSLB 147. 

MUS 148: Woodwind Methods (1)

*5 clinical observation hours
*Laboratory /2/
*Offered every fourth semester
An introductory course focusing on the methods of teaching beginning woodwind instruments. Students will learn proper playing techniques for all the major instruments of the woodwind family in addition to studying appropriate method books for teaching beginning woodwind students at the elementary, junior and senior high school levels. This course must be taken concurrently with MUSLB 148. 

MUS 151: Aural Skills I (1)

*Laboratory /2/
*Prerequisite: Placement Exam
*Offered fall term
This course involves the development of aural recognition skills by means of rhythmic, melodic and two-part dictation. Build fluency in sight singing through the use of drills, exercises and music of the common practice period. Develop harmonic and multi-part awareness. This course must be taken concurrently with MUSLB 151, MUS 101, MUS and MUSLB 161. 

MUS 152: Aural Skills II (1)

*Laboratory /2/
*Prerequisite: MUS 151; Placement Exam
*Offered spring term
This course involves further development of aural recognition and production skills. This course must be taken concurrently with MUSLB 152, MUS 102, MUS and MUSLB 162.

MUS 161: Keyboard Skills I (1)

*Laboratory /2/
*Prerequisite: Placement Exam
*Offered fall term
The study of basic keyboard technique, treble and bass clef reading skills as applied to the keyboard, and rudimentary keyboard harmony. This course must be taken concurrently with MUSLB 161, MUS 101, MUS and MUSLB 151.

MUS 162: Keyboard Skills II (1)

*Laboratory /2/
*Prerequisite: MUS 161
*Offered spring term
Continued study of basic technique, reading skills and keyboard harmony, including harmonization, transposition and simple modulation. This course must be taken concurrently with MUSLB 162, MUS 102, as well as MUS and MUSLB 152.

MUS 201: Music Theory III (3)

*Prerequisite: MUS 102; Placement Exam
*Offered fall term
Further development of part-writing and analytical skills, including the introduction of chromatic harmony. This course must be taken concurrently with MUS and MUSLB 251 as well as MUS and MUSLB 261.

MUS 202: Music Theory IV (3)

*Prerequisite: MUS 201; Placement Exam
*Offered spring term
Continued study of chromatic harmony leading to contemporary techniques. This course must be taken concurrently with MUS and MUSLB 252 as well as MUS and MUSLB 262.

MUS 205: Italian/English Diction for Singers (2)

*Offered spring term
Principles of correct pronunciation/articulation of the Italian and English languages using the International Phonetic Alphabet for singing application.

MUS 206: German/French Diction for Singers (2)

*Prerequisite: MUS 205 or permission of instructor
*Offered fall term
Principles of correct pronunciation/articulation of the French and German languages using the International Phonetic Alphabet for singing application.

MUS 217: Perspectives in Non-Western Music (3)

*Prerequisite: MUS 101
*Offered alternate years
A survey of non-western music and the impact of political, cultural and social aspects at the current time. Required of all music majors.

MUS 230: University Orchestra (1)

*Laboratory /3/
*Prerequisite: Audition
Study and performance of standard orchestral repertoire. Rehearsals are once a week. The orchestra performs each semester. Open to all students and community members.

MUS 231: University Chamber Singers (1)

*Laboratory /3/
*Prerequisite: Audition
Students must demonstrate excellent vocal, sight-reading and intonation skills. Ensemble of 12 to 16 members chosen on the basis of vocal and musical ability. Will study and perform music chosen for at least one concert appearance. Open to general University students by audition.

MUS 232: University Chorale (1)

*Laboratory /4/
*Prerequisite: Audition
Open to all interested University students, faculty and staff as well as community members who have appropriate choral experience and read music. Study and performance of sacred and secular repertoire, with at least one concert appearance each semester. (Vocal ensembles are required for vocal music majors.) Class meets 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Monday

MUS 234: University Band (1)

*Laboratory /4/
*Prerequisite: Audition
This ensemble functions as both the Marching Band and Concert Band for Saint Xavier University and is open to all interested students who play a band instrument. The SXU Marching Band performs at all home football games during the fall semester. The ensemble comes indoors in November, becoming the SXU Concert Band. The Concert Band presents three concerts per year, one at the end of the fall semester and two in the spring semester.

MUS 236: Chamber Music Ensemble (1)

*Laboratory /1.5/
*Prerequisite: Audition
*Offered on demand
This course is the study and performance of music for small ensembles. It is open to instrumentalists of upper-intermediate to advanced level of playing on any instrument.

MUS 237: Flute Ensemble (1)

*Laboratory /1.5/
*Prerequisite: Audition; upper-intermediate-level playing proficiency
This course is the study and performance of flute ensemble literature. It is open to all interested flute students of upper-intermediate to advance level of playing.

MUS 238: Guitar Ensemble (1)

*Laboratory /1.5/
*Prerequisite: Audition; intermediate-level playing proficiency
This course is the study and performance of guitar ensemble literature. The course is required of guitar majors and open to all other interested students.

MUS 239: Jazz Combo (1)

*Laboratory /1.5/
*Prerequisite: Audition; upper-intermediate to advanced level playing proficiency
The Jazz Combo performs a wide variety of jazz combo literature. The course is open to all University wind, string, piano and percussion performers of traditional jazz big-band instruments.

MUS 240: Jazz Ensemble (1)

*Laboratory /3/
*Prerequisite: Audition
The Jazz Ensemble performs a wide variety of jazz ensemble literature that uses a standard big-band instrumentation. The course is open to all University wind, string, piano and percussion performers of traditional jazz big-band instruments.

MUS 242: Opera Workshop (2)

*Laboratory /4/
*Prerequisite: Level I in Applied Voice or consent of director as well as placement/casting through audition by the Opera Workshop director(s)
*Offered spring term
*NOTE: Rehearsal time exceeds the 2-credit class time commitment
This workshop is a staged and costumed production of scenes from (or the complete) opera, operetta or musical theater work as chosen by the director(s). 

MUS 243: Percussion Ensemble (1)

*Laboratory /1.5/
*Prerequisite: Audition; intermediate-level playing proficiency
This course is the study and performance of percussion ensemble literature. It is open to all interested percussion students of upper-intermediate to advanced level of playing.

MUS 244: Woodwind Ensemble (1)

*Laboratory /1.5/
*Prerequisite: Audition; intermediate-level playing proficiency
The Woodwind Ensemble performs a wide variety of woodwind ensemble literature. The course is open to all interested woodwind students of upper-intermediate to advanced level playing proficiency.

MUS 245: University Women's Ensemble (1)

*Laboratory /3/
*Prerequisite: Audition
This course is open to all interested University women; including students, faculty and staff, as well as community members who have appropriate choral experience and read music. The course is the study and performance of sacred and/or secular repertoire specifically arranged for women's voices (SSAA/SSA/SA), with at least one concert appearance. This ensemble may collaborate with the University Men's Ensemble for a joint concert appearance. (Vocal ensembles are required for vocal music majors.) Class meets 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mondays. 

MUS 246: University Men's Ensemble (1)

*Laboratory /3/
*Prerequisite: Audition
This course is open to all interested University men; including students, faculty and staff, as well as community members who have appropriate choral experience and read music. The course is the study and performance of sacred and/or secular repertoire specifically arranged for men's voices (TTBB/TBB/TB), with at least one concert appearance. This ensemble may collaborate with the University Women's Ensemble for a joint concert appearance. (Vocal ensembles are required for vocal music majors.) Class meets 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

MUS 248: Saxophone Ensemble (1)

*Laboratory /1.5/
*Prerequisite: Audition; intermediate-level playing proficiency
This course is the study and performance of saxophone ensemble literature. It is open to all interested saxophone students of upper-intermediate to advanced level of playing.

MUS 250: Special Topics (varied)

*Offered on demand.
Topics in this course vary from semester to semester.

MUS 251: Aural Skills III (1)

*Laboratory /2/
*Prerequisite: MUS 152; Placement Exam
*Offered fall term
*This course must be taken concurrently with MUSLB 251, MUS 201 as well as MUS and MUSLB 261
This course is an advanced aural training in melodic, rhythmic and harmonic idioms. 

MUS 252: Aural Skills IV (1)

*Laboratory /2/
*Prerequisite: MUS 251; Placement Exam
*Offered spring term
*This course must be taken concurrently with MUSLB 252, MUS 202 as well as MUS and MUSLB 262
This course is a continuation of MUS 251, including applications to contemporary music. 

MUS 261: Keyboard Skills III (1)

*Laboratory /2/
*Prerequisite: MUS 162; Placement Exam
*Offered fall term
*This course must be taken concurrently with MUSLB 261, MUS 201 as well as MUS and MUSLB 251
This course offers a further study in keyboard harmony including some chromatic harmony. Basic ensemble and technical skills at appropriate levels are also included. 

MUS 262: Keyboard Skills IV (1)

*Laboratory /2/
*Prerequisite: MUS 261; Placement Exam
*Offered spring term
*This course must be taken concurrently with MUSLB 262, MUS 202 as well as MUS and MUSLB 252
This course focuses on more advanced skills in keyboard harmony, transposition, basic accompanying skills and technique at appropriate levels. Chromatic harmony and contemporary examples are emphasized. 

MUS 301: Form and Analysis (2)

*Prerequisite: Music Theory/Aural Skills/Keyboard Skills I-IV
*Offered alternate years
This course is a comprehensive study of harmonic and formal structures and typical stylistic traits of 18th and 19th-century music.

MUS 302: Contrapuntal Techniques (2)

*Prerequisite: Music Theory/Aural Skills/Keyboard Skills I-IV
*Offered alternate years
This course covers the basic contrapuntal principles and skills, especially as applied to 18th and 19th-century styles. Extensive writing practice and analysis of stylistic models are included in this study of contrapuntal styles including the introduction of major contrapuntal forms.

MUS 311: Piano Pedagogy (3)

*Prerequisite: Advanced standing in Applied Piano or consent of professor
*Offered on demand
This course focuses on principles, techniques and materials for teaching piano in the private studio. The course is required for piano performance and music education/choral emphasis (keyboard) majors. It is strongly recommended for students with piano as the minor instrument.

MUS 312: Vocal Pedagogy (3)

*15 clinical hours required for Music Education majors
*Prerequisite: Completion of Voice I Level
*Offered alternate years
This course focuses on principles, techniques and materials for teaching singing in the private studio or classroom. The course includes indepth study of anatomy and physiology of voice production as well as application of learned teaching skills in the pedagogy classroom and mentored teaching private practice. Students are required to do observation in other voice studios throughout the semester. The course is required for vocal performance and music education/choral emphasis majors.  

MUS 313: Applied Pedagogy - Instrumental (3)

*Prerequisite: Completion of Applied Instrumental Studies Level II
*Offered on demand
This course focuses on the principles, techniques and materials for teaching specific instruments in the studio or classroom. The course is required for the instrumental performance major.

MUS 317: Music Literature - Voice - Art Song (3)

*Prerequisite: Advanced standing in Applied Vocal Music
*Offered on demand
This course is a survey of art song literature for the voice from the Baroque period through the 20th-century. The course is required for vocal performance majors and strongly recommended for music education/choral emphasis/vocal majors.

MUS 318: Music Literature - Voice - Operatic Literature (3)

*Prerequisite: Completion of music history sequence or consent of instructor
*Offered on demand
This course is a historical survey of operatic styles and presentations. It is strongly recommended for vocal performance and music education majors. The course is open to the general student when approved by the professor.

MUS 319: Music Literature - Piano (3)

*Prerequisite: Advanced standing in Applied Piano
*Offered on demand
This course is a survey of keyboard music from the Baroque Era through the present day. The course is required for piano performance majors. It is strongly recommended for music education majors with Keyboard Emphasis and for students with piano as the minor instrument.

MUS 321: Music Literature: Instrumental (3)

*Offered on demand
This course is a survey of music for solo instruments from Baroque to modern periods. The course is required for instrumental performance majors and strongly recommended for instrumental education majors in their specialized area of applied music.

MUS 328: Choral Conducting (3)

*5 clinical observation hours
*Prerequisite: Successful completion of Music Theory/Aural Skills/Keyboard Skills I-IV, Music History I-II
*Offered alternate fall terms
This course focuses on the development of conducting technique with emphasis on choral applications. 

MUS 329: Instrumental Conducting (3)

*5 clinical observation hours
*Prerequisite: Successful completion of Music Theory/Aural Skills/Keyboard Skills I-IV, Music History I-II
*Offered alternate fall terms
This course focuses on the development of conducting technique with emphasis on instrumental applications. 

MUS 330: Music History I: Medieval/Renaissance/Baroque (3)

*Prerequisite: Successful completion of Music Theory/Aural Skills/Keyboard Skills I-II and Writing and Speaking about Music
*Offered fall term
This course is a study of the development of music in the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods with an emphasis placed on the structure, styles, genre, composers and musical elements associated with these periods. This study will take place in the context of world history, religious, economic and social trends.

MUS 331: Music History II: Classical/Romantic/Contemporary (3)

*Prerequisite: Successful completion of Music Theory/Aural Skills/Keyboard Skills I-II and Writing and Speaking about Music
*Offered spring term
This course is a study of the development of music in the Classical, Romantic and Contemporary periods with an emphasis placed on aural and visual identification of musical scores in regard to their characteristics, structure and style. This study will take place in reference to world events: religious, economic, political and social.

MUS 334: K-12 General Music

*15 clinical hours of observation are required for successful completion of the course
This course is a "hands-on" class focusing on the principles, techniques and materials for teaching K-12 general music. In particular, the content of this class will include the study of: the National Standards for Arts Education (Music), the Illinois Teaching Standards, and the teaching techniques of Kodaly, Orff and Dalcroze. Students will study and develop teaching and learning strategies appropriate for general music in the elementary, middle and high schools in alignment with the National Standards of Arts Education; students will also learn how to develop sequential lesson plans and will create curriculums of study for elementary, middle and high school general music programs. The course work will include micro teaching sessions where students present and teach lesson plans to their peers and 9 hours of clinical observation in each level of the public school system in addition to 6 hours of micro teaching in the classroom. During the 15-week term students will learn to play the recorder, be required to play simple accompaniments at the keyboard, create simple accompaniments on the keyboard, guitar and Orff instruments. Three Saturdays Orff Workshop (9:00-1:00) commitments are required: dates of Workshops to be announced in late August. Workshops are off campus.

MUS 335: Teaching Choral Music in the Junior and Senior High School

*15 clinical hours of observation are required for successful completion of the course
This course is a "hands-on" course focusing on the choral programs/curricula of the middle school and high school. Students will study the application of the National Standards for Arts Education as they apply to each type of choral ensemble situation within the frame work of the middle school and high school curricula. The course will include the study of issues directly relating to the choral program such as: appropriate choral ensembles for middle school and high school singers (young choirs, freshman chorus, advanced chorus, swing choirs, madrigals and musicals), choreography, changing voices and how to work with the changing voice, appropriate literature, arranging choral music, programming, scheduling, developing the curriculum and the choral program, choral attire and auditioning. Additional topics will include: creating music philosophy, discipline and motivation in the choral rehearsal, recruitment and retention strategies, assessment, booster clubs, fund raising, budget building, scheduling of ensembles, creating a calendar of choral events, creating a choral handbook, inclusion of special needs students in the ensemble, creating a professional resume and interviewing for a teaching position. 

MUS 336: Teaching Instrumental Music in the Junior and Senior High School

*15 clinical hours of observation are required for successful completion of the course
This course is a "hands-on" course that focuses on the instrumental programs in the middle and secondary schools. Students will study the application of the National Standards for Arts Education as they apply to the instrumental ensembles and the teaching of music through band/orchestra. The course will focus on the issues directly relating to the instrumental program such as: appropriate instrumental ensembles [includes specific make-up of each and appropriate instrumentation] for middle school and high school students (beginning band - 5th grade, junior high bands, marching band, concert band, wind ensemble, symphonic band, and jazz band), marching band drills, summer band camp, football games, auditioning, marching attire and concert attire, maintaining instruments, programming and scheduling, appropriate band literature, and developing the instrumental curriculum. Additional topics will include: creating music philosophy, discipline and motivation in the instrumental rehearsal, recruitment and retention strategies, assessment, booster clubs, fund raising, budget building, scheduling of ensembles, creating a calendar of instrumental events, creating an instrumental handbook, inclusion of special needs students in the ensemble, creating a professional resume, and interviewing for a teaching position. 

MUS 340: Special Topics (varied)

*Offered on demand
Topics in this course vary from semester to semester. 

MUS 347: American Music (2)

*Prerequisite: Successful completion of MUS 101; or music major-minor; consent of professor
*Offered on demand
This course is a survey of the development of music in the United States, including folk, popular and art forms from colonial times to the present.

MUS 352: Directed Teaching - Music Education [K-12] (6)

*Cross Ref: EDU 352
*Prerequisite:
100 clock hours of supervised clinical experiences in professional education and the required sequence of music and education courses
*Offered every semester
*Level 3 education course: Requires admission to the SOE
This course is a program of guided observation, participation and teaching in a classroom setting, jointly supervised by a teacher from the University and one from the field. The student teacher spends the whole day in the field for a period of 16 weeks.

MUS 354: Independent Study (credit varies)

This course focuses on individual study projects for advanced students in music. The topic is to be determined by instructor and student.

MUS 357: Senior Project (1)

*Prerequisite: Senior standing and formal acceptance as a music major
This course requires a presentation of a major paper/project, recital or original composition corresponding to primary area of specialization as approved by music faculty.

Applied Music (MUSAP)

(1 or 2 credits each semester)

Saint Xavier University students who are currently enrolled in an appropriate University ensemble (see below) and who have at least intermediate singing or playing proficiency may register for private instruction in, voice, or orchestra/band instruments. Students who are interested in beginning piano, voice or guitar must first enroll in the appropriate introductory class (MUS 107: Class Piano, MUS 103: Vocal Technique or MUS 104: Guitar Class). Students with at least intermediate playing proficiency may enroll in piano and guitar lessons at the MUSAP 100 level without being enrolled in a University ensemble at the discretion of the music faculty.

Students who register at the 200-level (MUSAP 2XX-01) of Applied Music are required to attend Practicum class and perform a juried examination before the music faculty at the end of each semester of active registration.

An accompanist fee of $135 per credit of registration is applied to private study in voice and orchestra/band instruments. Credit is organized as follows:

Credit Lesson Practice Time
1 hour 1/2 hour lesson 7 hours weekly
2 hours 1 hour lesson 14 hours weekly

All music majors/minors who are registered for 200-level applied music are required to attend weekly practicum class (recital class) on Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:50 p.m.

Non-music Major/Minor Applied Music Registration Numbers (100-level) singers and instrumentalists must be registered in an appropriate University Ensemble to register and study at this level. Keyboard and guitar students may enroll at the MUSAP 100-level at the discretion of the music faculty.

Non-music Major/Minor Applied Music (100-level)

Music Major/Minor Applied Music (200-level) 

Music Major/Minor Applied Music Recital/Accompanying (200-level) 

MUSAP 270: Junior Recital (Vocal) (1)

*Prerequisite: Junior standing in applied voice and formal acceptance as music major
*Pre-recital audition required
This course involves a presentation of 30-40-minutes of music in a recital during semester of registration demonstrating the ability to perform in a variety of musical styles and periods. See Music Department Handbook for Guidelines on Repertoire. The course is required of all vocal performance majors. 

MUSAP 271: Junior Recital (Piano) (1)

*Prerequisite: Junior standing in applied piano and formal acceptance as music major
*Pre-recital audition required
This course involves a presentation of 30-40-minute recital during semester of registration demonstrating the ability to perform in a variety of musical styles and periods. The course is required of all piano performance majors. 

MUSAP 272: Junior Recital (Instrumental) (1)

*Prerequisite: Junior standing in applied music and formal acceptance as music major
*Pre-recital audition required
This course involves a presentation of a recital during the semester of registration featuring 30-40 minutes, demonstrating the ability to perform in a variety of musical styles and periods. The course is required of all instrumental performance majors. 

MUSAP 323: Accompanying (1 credit each semester)

*May be repeated
*Prerequisite: Advanced standing in Applied Piano
*Offered on demand
This course is a study in the techniques of accompanying, including experience in vocal and instrumental accompanying. It is required of piano performance majors for two semesters.

MUSAP 370: Senior Recital-Vocal (1)

*Prerequisite: Senior standing in Applied Voice and formal acceptance as a music major
*Pre-recital audition required
This course involves a presentation of a recital during the semester of registration featuring 60 minutes of music demonstrating the ability to perform in a variety of musical styles and periods. See Music Department Handbook for Guidelines on Repertoire.  

MUSAP 371: Senior Recital (Piano) (1)

*Prerequisite: Senior standing in Applied Piano and formal acceptance as a music major
*Pre-recital audition required
This course involves a presentation of a recital during semester of registration featuring 60 minutes of music drawn from at least four historical periods or styles. 

MUSAP 372: Senior Recital (Instrumental) (1)

*Prerequisite: Senior standing in Applied Instruments and formal acceptance as a music major
*Pre-recital audition required
This course involves a presentation of a recital during the semester of registration featuring 60 minutes demonstrating the ability to perform in a variety of musical styles and periods. 

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