This is a listing of Music (MUSC) classes available at Bethany. These are included in the requirements for the Music Major and other programs. Not all courses are available every semester. Please contact the registrar with any questions.
There are 45 courses in this subject. View other subjects or view all courses.
|Code||Course Title / Description|
|MUSC101||Music Fundamentals 3 credits|
This course will provide the student with an introduction to the basic concepts of music theory: notation, scales, intervals, chords. Student will learn to read, write and perform music in a fun and safe atmosphere. No musical background necessary.
|MUSC102||Music Appreciation 3 credits|
Introduction to music as artistic expression. This course will provide an overview of music throughout the ages, studying different periods in history through the lens of the basic elements of music. Student will listen to and study a wide variety of musical styles from Gregorian Chant to modern popular music. No musical background necessary.
|MUSC111||Music Theory I 3 credits|
Building a foundation of diatonic harmonic vocabulary. Introduction to part-writing. This course is designed for students who have a basic knowledge of music notation, scales, intervals, and chords.
|MUSC112||Music Theory II 3 credits|
Continuation of MUSC111 - Music Theory I - Music Theory I. Melodic analysis and reduction, analysis of musical phrases and form.
|MUSC114||Music Skills I 2 credits|
Ear training, sight singing, keyboard harmony, and recorder. Melodic and rhythmic dictation. Solfége syllables and hand symbols will be taught.
|MUSC115||Music Skills II 2 credits|
Continuation of MUSC114 - Music Skills I - Music Skills I. Sight reading, keyboard performance of melody and harmony. Additional skills in score reading through the use of handbells.
|MUSC125||Choraliers 0 credits|
The Winter Musical is open to all students. Principal roles are chosen by audition; chorus is open to anyone without an audition. Student should register for this course whether on-stage or backstage. Rehearsals are once a week in the Fall Semester, and daily in January of the Spring semester with performances late January/early February. No experience is necessary.
|MUSC130||Concert Choir 1 credit|
The Concert Choir is a mixed ensemble selected by audition at the beginning of the fall semester. Primary repertoire is drawn from the classic, sacred tradition. The group performs regularly in chapel, as well as the Christmas at Bethany concerts and the spring choir tour. Rehearses three days a week for 90 minutes each day.
|MUSC132||Mary Martha Singers 0 credits|
Women’s Chorus chosen by audition in the Fall and Spring Semesters. Mary Martha Singers perform for Vespers, Christmas at Bethany, the Spring Choir tour and other various opportunities. Rehearses twice a week for 50 minutes on Mondays and Wednesdays. Students can participate in Concert Band and Mary Martha concurrently as well as other musical organizations.
|MUSC135||Concert Band 1 credit|
The Concert Band involves a wide variety of wind and percussion instruments, and welcomes musicians from any major. The fall semester features an alumni invite mid-semester and closes with the Christmas at Bethany concerts. The spring semester begins with preparations for tour either before or during spring break and concludes with a shared finale with the Chamber Orchestra. Rehearses four days a week for 50 minutes each day.
|MUSC140||Handbells 0 credits|
Handbell Choir rehearses once a week and is chosen by audition in the fall and spring. Familiarity with reading musical notation is preferred. Handbells perform for Christmas at Bethany, the Spring Choir Tour, and occasionally in chapel.
|MUSC152||Chamber Orchestra 0 credits|
Chamber Orchestra rehearses once a week and plays each month in chapel. The primary concert in the fall is Christmas at Bethany, and the main concert in the spring is the finale with the Concert Band. We also go on a mini tour each year and frequently attend performances by the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.
|MUSC153||Chapel Brass 0 credits|
May be offered concurrently with Concert Band, and membership is drawn, by audition, from Concert Band.
|MUSC154||Drumline 0 credits|
Drumline rehearses once a week and performs nearly each week during the first two months of classes. In the past, performances have been at soccer and basketball games, cross country meets, Homecoming Weekend, Theatre Physics, and occasional travel to local high schools. The Drumline welcomes drummers and non-drummers alike.
|MUSC155||Jazz Ensemble 0 credits|
Jazz Ensemble rehearses once a week on late Monday afternoons and typically performs three times each semester. Not only do they enjoy performing a variety of styles from classic big band repertoire to today’s composers, but they also collaborate with many vocalists.
|MUSC161||Introduction to Conducting 1 credit|
Introduction to basic conducting patterns and problems. Students will demonstrate leadership gestures and conduct a small group in folk melodies, hymn tunes and chorales in duple and triple schemes. Prepatory beat anacrusis, the ferrmata and release will also be practiced.
|MUSC181||ELS Certification Piano 1 credit|
Private 30-minute lessons. Development of keyboard skills for the elementary classrooms of the schools in the Evangelical Lutheran Synod, emphasizing basic keyboard proficiency leading to the performance of folk song, hymnody and the music of the Lutheran liturgy. Prerequisite: Consent of the Education department.
|MUSC190||Instruction I 1 credit|
Private 30-minute lessons at all levels, beginner to advanced: piano, voice, organ, wind instruments (brass, woodwind), string instruments (violin, cello, guitar, etc.), percussion (snare, mallets, drum-set), and harp. Course may be taken repeatedly. Additional fees required. Scholarships may be available.
|MUSC211||Music Theory III 3 credits|
Continuation of MUSC112 - Music Theory II. Emphasis on analysis. Study of fugue and classical forms. Part writing.
|MUSC212||Music Theory IV 3 credits|
Continuation of MUSC211 - Music Theory III. Analysis of music from the 19th into the 21st century. Expansion of harmonic vocabulary.
|MUSC214||Music Skills III 2 credits|
Perform individual notes and chords on the guitar through reading of standard notation, tablature, and chord diagrams. Basic approaches to songwriting and chord progressions explored. Identification of intervals through sound and foundational improvisation techniques.
|MUSC215||Music Skills IV 2 credits|
Use of sight singing through solfege and Curwen hand signs. Basic drum set, piano, and vocal warm up skills introduced. Understanding of time signature and rhythmic subdivisions through active production of sound. Recognize dictation of rhythms and basic melodies in standard notation.
|MUSC221||Music History I: Middle Ages & Renaissance 3 credits|
Study of repertoire of major styles of composers from ancient times through the Renaissance.
|MUSC222||Music History II: Baroque & Classical Eras 3 credits|
Study of repertoire of major styles and composers of the Baroque and Classical eras.
|MUSC235||Hymnody and Liturgics 3 credits|
The history and development of hymnody and liturgical forms in the Western Church, especially as they relate to the Lutheran Divine Service, pedagogy and devotion. Special emphasis on the chorale and hymnody of the traditions of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod. The course integrates the academic disciplines of music, history, and theology. (Course is cross-listed with RELG235 - Hymnody and Liturgics.)
|MUSC290||Instruction II 2 credits|
Private 60-minute lessons: piano, voice, organ, wind instruments (brass, woodwind), string instruments (violin, cello, guitar, etc.), percussion (snare, mallets, drum-set), and harp. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Additional fees required. Scholarships may be available.
|MUSC303||Music Communication and Technology 3 credits|
Development of skills in the use of electronic and computer-generated materials and equipment. Music composition, arranging, and publishing.
|MUSC307||Survey of Organ History and Literature 2 credits|
Broad historical survey of organ music, writings on organ music, and organ design.
|MUSC309||Service Playing and Repertoire 2 credits|
Practical skills for the worship service. Varied hymn accompaniment. Vocal and instrumental accompaniment. Building a repertoire. Prerequisite: MUSC190 - Instruction I or consent of instructor.
|MUSC321||Music History III: Romantic & Modern Eras 3 credits|
Study of repertoire of major styles and composers from the Romantic and Modern eras.
|MUSC335||Music Theatre 3 credits|
A survey of the musical theatre, including history, repertory, form and style. From Gilbert and Sullivan to the present.
|MUSC361||Choral Conducting 3 credits|
Choral techniques and rehearsal procedures. Repertoire and its historical place in liturgy, especially as it applies to the Lutheran tradition.
|MUSC362||Instrumental Conducting 3 credits|
The craft and tradition of instrumental conducting is explored through the study of preparatory skills, pedagogical concepts, posture, beat patterns, "stick" technique, and an introduction to band and orchestral repertory.
|MUSC374||Piano Pedagogy and Literature 3 credits|
Introduction to the teaching of piano. Students in the course will study various approaches to piano instruction as well as methods and repertoire. A survey of piano composers and compositions from 1830 to the present.
|MUSC375||Vocal Pedagogy and Literature 3 credits|
Introduction to teaching voice. Students will study various approaches to vocal instruction as well as methods and repertoire. Prerequisite: MUSC190 - Instruction IA or consent of instructor.
|MUSC376||Instrumental Pedagogy 3 credits|
Introduction to teaching of instruments. Students will study various approaches to instruction on various instruments as well as methods and repertoire. Prerequisite: MUSC190 - Instruction ID or consent of instructor.
|MUSC390||Instruction III 1 credit|
Private 30-minute lessons: piano, voice, organ, composition, conducting, wind instruments (brass, woodwind), string instruments (violin, cello, guitar, etc.), percussion (snare, mallets, drum-set), and harp. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Additional fees required. Scholarships may be available.
|MUSC435||Opera and Lyric Theatre 3 credits|
A study of opera from the Florentine Camerata through Broadway Lyric Theatre. Form and style. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
|MUSC440||World Music 3 credits|
Introduction to non-Western music of a diversity of cultures. Prerequisite: MUSC101 - Music Fundamentals or MUSC111 - Music Theory I, and consent of instructor.
|MUSC475||Recital 1 credit|
Performance for students enrolled in private music lessons; program planned and directed by student and recital instructor. May be a capstone for Music major emphases. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
|MUSC480||Topics in Music 3 credits|
Course content varies. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
|MUSC489||International Study Tour 3 credits|
Course allows the student to travel to a specific country, selected by the professor, and covers various aspects of the selected country or geographical area.
|MUSC490||Instruction IV 2 credits|
Private 60-minute lessons: piano, voice, organ, composition, conducting, wind instruments (brass, woodwind), string instruments (violin, cello, guitar, etc.), percussion (snare, mallets, drum-set), and harp. Primarily for students preparing for recitals. May be combined with MUSC475 - Recital - Recital for the Music major capstone. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Additional fees required. Scholarships may be available.
|MUSC495||Senior Seminar Music 3 credits|
Capstone project for students majoring in music. Project is coordinated with a faculty advisor.
|MUSC499||Music Internship 3 credits|
Music-related field experience with an approved agency fulfilling an individual learning contract negotiated between student, faculty advisor, and worksite. Music majors only. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.