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Course Title:

Accompanying

Number: MUS-280
Description:

A basic study of accompanying technique for both instrumental and vocal literature. The course addresses problems of balance, ensemble, texture, and interpretive style. Prerequisite: Declared Music major or minor. May be repeated for credit. 1 credit.

Course Title:

Advanced Chamber Ensembles

Number: MUS-359
Description:

This is an upper-division version of MUS 159. Upper-division options for these practical courses recognize junior and senior students' leadership and advanced contributions to the performance process. Small ensembles of many different instrumentations and voices open to Pacific students, faculty, staff, and other interested members in the community. Works from all periods and of all styles are studied. It is the responsibility of the students to form an appropriate ensemble and arrange for the appropriate faculty member to provide coaching prior to enrolling in the course. Prerequisite: Junior standing or above (60 or more completed credits). May be repeated for credit. 0-1 credit.

Course Title:

Advanced Chamber Singers

Number: MUS-363
Description:

This is an upper-division version of MUS 163. Upper-division options for these practical courses recognize junior and senior students' leadership and advanced contributions to the performance process. A select mixed ensemble that performs regularly both on and off campus. Open to all students. Rehearsal and performance of choral literature from the Renaissance to the present. Three to five major performances per year, plus participation in choral festivals and tour on alternate years. Audition required. Prerequisite: Junior standing or above (60 or more completed credits). May be repeated for credit. 0-1 credit.

Course Title:

Advanced Concert Choir

Number: MUS-353
Description:

This is an upper-division version of MUS 153. Upper-division options for these practical courses recognize junior and senior students' leadership and advanced contributions to the performance process. Prerequisite: Junior standing or above (60 or more completed credits). May be repeated for credit. 0-1 credit.

Course Title:

Advanced Jazz Band

Number: MUS-352
Description:

This is an upper-division version of MUS 151. Upper-division options for these practical courses recognize junior and senior students' leadership and advanced contributions to the performance process. A jazz band open to all University students. The band regularly performs with regionally and nationally-known soloists. Repertoire ranges from early jazz and Big Band to Jazz/Rock fusion. Audition required. Prerequisite: Junior standing or above (60 or more completed credits). May be repeated for credit. 0-1 credit.

Course Title:

Advanced Jazz Choir

Number: MUS-367
Description:

This is an upper-division version of MUS 167. Upper-division options for these practical courses recognize junior and senior students' leadership and advanced contributions to the performance process. This ensemble is a performance outlet for singers, both music majors and non-majors, who wish to explore jazz from a vocal perspective. Performances will be both on and off campus, and participation in Northwest vocal jazz festivals is also planned. Audition required. Prerequisite: Junior standing or above (60 or more completed credits). May be repeated for credit. 0-1 credit.

Course Title:

Advanced Philharmonic Orchestra

Number: MUS-358
Description:

This is an upper-division version of MUS 158. Upper-division options for these practical courses recognize junior and senior students' leadership and advanced contributions to the performance process. A large instrumental ensemble open to University students, faculty, staff, and other interested members in the community. The orchestra performs major concerts of standard orchestral literature each semester and for other various events. Prerequisite: Audition and high school level or better ability to play a string, woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument. Prerequisite: Junior standing or above (60 or more completed credits). May be repeated for credit. 0-1 credit.

Course Title:

Advanced Symphonic Band

Number: MUS-365
Description:

This is an upper-division version of MUS 165. Upper-division options for these practical courses recognize junior and senior students' leadership and advanced contributions to the performance process. A large instrumental ensemble open to University students, faculty, staff, and other interested members in the community. The band performs major concerts of standard wind ensemble literature each semester and for other various events. Prerequisite: Junior standing or above (60 or more completed credits) and high school level or better ability to play a wind or percussion instrument. May be repeated for credit. 0-1 credit.

Course Title:

Applied Music: 1st Sem Private Lessons

Number: MUS-171
Description:

Private instruction is available on all band and orchestral instruments, piano, organ, guitar, and voice for all University students, whether they are music majors or minors or not, for an additional fee. The lesson fee is waived for music majors up to the number of credits required for their course of study, provided the major is declared no later than the add/drop date of the term in which the student is registered for lessons; a maximum of 1 credit may be waived per term; waivers are only given for the student's primary instrument. The X71/X72 sequence of courses is proficiency-based using nationally accepted criteria for advancement through the sequence of levels. Exact course requirements will be indicated on course syllabi and determined by the instructor to best serve the student's individual needs and experience. Music majors and minors taking private instruction are required to participate in the appropriate large ensemble for their primary instrument; and individual daily practice is required. Lessons are letter graded. Applied Music jury exams are required of all Applied Music students at the end of each semester, except MUS 171. Music majors and minors enrolled in Applied Music courses 271 and higher are required to perform in a Student Performance forum (student recital) each semester. Full-hour weekly lessons, earning one credit per semester, are the norm for music majors; half-hour lessons, earning one-half credit, are the norm for music minors. Course credit for full-hour or half-hour lessons is based on twelve lessons per semester. See the Music Department Chair for course section assignment when enrolling for Applied Music for the first time. 0.5-1 credit.

Course Title:

Applied Music: 2nd Sem Private Lessons

Number: MUS-172
Description:

Private instruction is available on all band and orchestral instruments, piano, organ, guitar, and voice for all University students, whether they are music majors or minors or not, for an additional fee. The lesson fee is waived for music majors up to the number of credits required for their course of study, provided the major is declared no later than the add/drop date of the term in which the student is registered for lessons; a maximum of 1 credit may be waived per term; waivers are only given for the student's primary instrument. The X71/X72 sequence of courses is proficiency-based using nationally accepted criteria for advancement through the sequence of levels. Exact course requirements will be indicated on course syllabi and determined by the instructor to best serve the student's individual needs and experience. Music majors and minors taking private instruction are required to participate in the appropriate large ensemble for their primary instrument; and individual daily practice is required. Lessons are letter graded. Applied Music jury exams are required of all Applied Music students at the end of each semester, except MUS 171. Music majors and minors enrolled in Applied Music courses 271 and higher are required to perform in a Student Performance forum (student recital) each semester. Full-hour weekly lessons, earning one credit per semester, are the norm for music majors; half-hour lessons, earning one-half credit, are the norm for music minors. Course credit for full-hour or half-hour lessons is based on twelve lessons per semester. See the Music Department Chair for course section assignment when enrolling for Applied Music for the first time. Prerequisite: MUS 171 with minimum grade of C. 0.5-1 credit.

Course Title:

Applied Music: 3rd Sem Private Lessons

Number: MUS-271
Description:

Private instruction is available on all band and orchestral instruments, piano, organ, guitar, and voice for all University students, whether they are music majors or minors or not, for an additional fee. The lesson fee is waived for music majors up to the number of credits required for their course of study, provided the major is declared no later than the add/drop date of the term in which the student is registered for lessons; a maximum of 1 credit may be waived per term; waivers are only given for the student's primary instrument. The X71/X72 sequence of courses is proficiency-based using nationally accepted criteria for advancement through the sequence of levels. Exact course requirements will be indicated on course syllabi and determined by the instructor to best serve the student's individual needs and experience. Music majors and minors taking private instruction are required to participate in the appropriate large ensemble for their primary instrument; and individual daily practice is required. Lessons are letter graded. Applied Music jury exams are required of all Applied Music students at the end of each semester, except MUS 171. Music majors and minors enrolled in Applied Music courses 271 and higher are required to perform in a Student Performance forum (student recital) each semester. Full-hour weekly lessons, earning one credit per semester, are the norm for music majors; half-hour lessons, earning one-half credit, are the norm for music minors. Course credit for full-hour or half-hour lessons is based on twelve lessons per semester. See the Music Department Chair for course section assignment when enrolling for Applied Music for the first time. Prerequisite: MUS 172 with minimum grade of C. 0.5-1 credit.

Course Title:

Applied Music: 4th Sem Private Lessons

Number: MUS-272
Description:

Private instruction is available on all band and orchestral instruments, piano, organ, guitar, and voice for all University students, whether they are music majors or minors or not, for an additional fee. The lesson fee is waived for music majors up to the number of credits required for their course of study, provided the major is declared no later than the add/drop date of the term in which the student is registered for lessons; a maximum of 1 credit may be waived per term; waivers are only given for the student's primary instrument. The X71/X72 sequence of courses is proficiency-based using nationally accepted criteria for advancement through the sequence of levels. Exact course requirements will be indicated on course syllabi and determined by the instructor to best serve the student's individual needs and experience. Music majors and minors taking private instruction are required to participate in the appropriate large ensemble for their primary instrument; and individual daily practice is required. Lessons are letter graded. Applied Music jury exams are required of all Applied Music students at the end of each semester, except MUS 171. Music majors and minors enrolled in Applied Music courses 271 and higher are required to perform in a Student Performance forum (student recital) each semester. Full-hour weekly lessons, earning one credit per semester, are the norm for music majors; half-hour lessons, earning one-half credit, are the norm for music minors. Course credit for full-hour or half-hour lessons is based on twelve lessons per semester. See the Music Department Chair for course section assignment when enrolling for Applied Music for the first time. Prerequisite: MUS 271 with minimum grade of C. 0.5-1 credit.

Course Title:

Applied Music: 5th Sem Private Lessons

Number: MUS-371
Description:

Private instruction is available on all band and orchestral instruments, piano, organ, guitar, and voice for all University students, whether they are music majors or minors or not, for an additional fee. The lesson fee is waived for music majors up to the number of credits required for their course of study, provided the major is declared no later than the add/drop date of the term in which the student is registered for lessons; a maximum of 1 credit may be waived per term; waivers are only given for the student's primary instrument. The X71/X72 sequence of courses is proficiency-based using nationally accepted criteria for advancement through the sequence of levels. Exact course requirements will be indicated on course syllabi and determined by the instructor to best serve the student's individual needs and experience. Music majors and minors taking private instruction are required to participate in the appropriate large ensemble for their primary instrument; and individual daily practice is required. Lessons are letter graded. Applied Music jury exams are required of all Applied Music students at the end of each semester, except MUS 171. Music majors and minors enrolled in Applied Music courses 271 and higher are required to perform in a Student Performance forum (student recital) each semester. Full-hour weekly lessons, earning one credit per semester, are the norm for music majors; half-hour lessons, earning one-half credit, are the norm for music minors. Course credit for full-hour or half-hour lessons is based on twelve lessons per semester. See the Music Department Chair for course section assignment when enrolling for Applied Music for the first time. Prerequisite: MUS 272 with minimum grade of C. 0.5-1 credit.

Course Title:

Applied Music: 6th Sem Private Lessons

Number: MUS-372
Description:

Private instruction is available on all band and orchestral instruments, piano, organ, guitar, and voice for all University students, whether they are music majors or minors or not, for an additional fee. The lesson fee is waived for music majors up to the number of credits required for their course of study, provided the major is declared no later than the add/drop date of the term in which the student is registered for lessons; a maximum of 1 credit may be waived per term; waivers are only given for the student's primary instrument. The X71/X72 sequence of courses is proficiency-based using nationally accepted criteria for advancement through the sequence of levels. Exact course requirements will be indicated on course syllabi and determined by the instructor to best serve the student's individual needs and experience. Music majors and minors taking private instruction are required to participate in the appropriate large ensemble for their primary instrument; and individual daily practice is required. Lessons are letter graded. Applied Music jury exams are required of all Applied Music students at the end of each semester, except MUS 171. Music majors and minors enrolled in Applied Music courses 271 and higher are required to perform in a Student Performance forum (student recital) each semester. Full-hour weekly lessons, earning one credit per semester, are the norm for music majors; half-hour lessons, earning one-half credit, are the norm for music minors. Course credit for full-hour or half-hour lessons is based on twelve lessons per semester. See the Music Department Chair for course section assignment when enrolling for Applied Music for the first time. Prerequisite: MUS 371 with minimum grade of C. 0.5 -1 credit.

Course Title:

Applied Music: 7th Sem Private Lessons

Number: MUS-471
Description:

Private instruction is available on all band and orchestral instruments, piano, organ, guitar, and voice for all University students, whether they are music majors or minors or not, for an additional fee. The lesson fee is waived for music majors up to the number of credits required for their course of study, provided the major is declared no later than the add/drop date of the term in which the student is registered for lessons; a maximum of 1 credit may be waived per term; waivers are only given for the student's primary instrument. The X71/X72 sequence of courses is proficiency-based using nationally accepted criteria for advancement through the sequence of levels. Exact course requirements will be indicated on course syllabi and determined by the instructor to best serve the student's individual needs and experience. Music majors and minors taking private instruction are required to participate in the appropriate large ensemble for their primary instrument; and individual daily practice is required. Lessons are letter graded. Applied Music jury exams are required of all Applied Music students at the end of each semester, except MUS 171. Music majors and minors enrolled in Applied Music courses 271 and higher are required to perform in a Student Performance forum (student recital) each semester. Full-hour weekly lessons, earning one credit per semester, are the norm for music majors; half-hour lessons, earning one-half credit, are the norm for music minors. Course credit for full-hour or half-hour lessons is based on twelve lessons per semester. See the Music Department Chair for course section assignment when enrolling for Applied Music for the first time. Prerequisite: MUS 372 with minimum grade of C. 0.5-1 credit.

Course Title:

Applied Music: 8th Sem Private Lessons

Number: MUS-472
Description:

Private instruction is available on all band and orchestral instruments, piano, organ, guitar, and voice for all University students, whether they are music majors or minors or not, for an additional fee. The lesson fee is waived for music majors up to the number of credits required for their course of study, provided the major is declared no later than the add/drop date of the term in which the student is registered for lessons; a maximum of 1 credit may be waived per term; waivers are only given for the student's primary instrument. The X71/X72 sequence of courses is proficiency-based using nationally accepted criteria for advancement through the sequence of levels. Exact course requirements will be indicated on course syllabi and determined by the instructor to best serve the student's individual needs and experience. Music majors and minors taking private instruction are required to participate in the appropriate large ensemble for their primary instrument; and individual daily practice is required. Lessons are letter graded. Applied Music jury exams are required of all Applied Music students at the end of each semester, except MUS 171. Music majors and minors enrolled in Applied Music courses 271 and higher are required to perform in a Student Performance forum (student recital) each semester. Full-hour weekly lessons, earning one credit per semester, are the norm for music majors; half-hour lessons, earning one-half credit, are the norm for music minors. Course credit for full-hour or half-hour lessons is based on twelve lessons per semester. See the Music Department Chair for course section assignment when enrolling for Applied Music for the first time. Prerequisite: MUS 471 with minimum grade of C. 0.5-1 credit.

Course Title:

Basics of Conducting

Number: MUS-282
Description:

Introduction to conducting gestures, movement and basic analysis of scores for both vocal and instrumental ensembles. Students will conduct other musicians with graded verbal and video feedback from the instructor. Prerequisite: MUS-112. This class is a prerequisite for MUS-482 and/or MUS-483. Offered alternate years. 2 credits.

Course Title:

Beginning Jazz Improvisation I

Number: MUS-191
Description:

Techniques and materials used in the performance of basic instrumental jazz styles such as the Blues and Standards. Studies will include jazz theory, keyboard harmony, solo transcription, and required listening. Prerequisite: MUS 112. 1 credit.

Course Title:

Brass Methods

Number: MUS-235
Description:

Laboratory classes in playing and teaching trumpet, trombone, baritone, French horn and tuba. Emphasis is placed on class teaching procedures, positions, tone production, and embouchure. Prerequisite: Declared Music major. Offered alternate years. 1 credit.

Course Title:

Chamber Ensembles

Number: MUS-159
Description:

Small ensembles of many different instrumentations and voices open to Pacific students, faculty, staff, and other interested members in the community. Works from all periods and of all styles are studied. It is the responsibility of the students to form an appropriate ensemble and arrange for the appropriate faculty member to provide coaching prior to enrolling in the course. This course counts toward Activity Credit (not large ensemble such as Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Chamber Singers, and Concert Choir) for music majors and minors. Co-requisite for string players: MUS 158. Prerequisite for string players and/or all MUS 159 string sections: audition. Prerequisite for MUS 159-06, MUS 159-07 and MUS 159-08: audition. May be repeated for credit. 0-1 credit.

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