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Music Education Courses
Music History and Literature Courses
Music Theory Courses
Performing Ensembles
Individual and Group Lessons


Music Education Courses


MUE 2040 Introduction to Music Education 3 credits
This course introduces education majors to the music education profession. It is the first course in the music education curriculum for students working toward a vocal, general, or instrumental K-12 teaching certificate in Florida. The organization and curriculum of American music education in the total program of the school will be explored. Observation in a variety of school settings will enrich class discussion.

MUE 2450 Woodwind Techniques 2 credits
Group instruction in woodwind instruments, with emphasis upon basic skills of performance as well as the appropriate teaching techniques, methods, and materials necessary for public school pedagogy.

MUE 2460 Brass Techniques 2 credits
Group instruction in brass instruments, with emphasis upon the basic skills of performance as well as the appropriate teaching techniques, methods, and materials necessary for public school pedagogy.


 

Music TextbookMusic History and Literature Courses

MUL 1010 Music Appreciation 3 credits

*Gordon rule course; ENC 1101 is prerequisite or co-requisite
This course includes discussions of the musical elements, forms, historical periods, and major composers’ lives, styles, and representative works.


Music Theory Courses

MUT 1001 Fundamentals of Music 3 credits
*students who need to take this course are encouraged to do so during the Summer or Spring prior to taking MUT 1111
This course introduces the basics of music, including clefs, pitch, rhythm, scales, keys, and intervals. The course is open to all students and is required for music majors with little or no previous music theory background.

MUT 1111 Music Theory I 3 credits
*prerequisite MUT 1001 (unless permission received from instructor); co-requisite MUT 1241
The course begins with written and analytical study of the diatonic musical materials, including scales, keys, intervals, triads, seventh chords, chord progressions, and non-harmonicism. Skills needed: reading music, piano or instrument training required.

MUT 1112 Music Theory II 3 credits
*prerequisite MUT 1111 (unless permission received from instructor); co-requisite MUT 1242
The course continues written and analytical study of diatonic musical materials, including four-voice part writing triads, seventh chords, chord progressions, modulation, and non-harmonicism.

MUT 1241 Sight Singing and Ear Training I 1 credit
*prerequisite MUT 1001 (unless permission received from instructor); co-requisite MUT 1111
Students begin development of ear training, sight singing, and dictation skills using diatonic materials.

MUT 1242 Sight Singing and Ear Training II 1 credit
*prerequisite MUT 1241 (unless permission received from instructor); co-requisite MUT 1112
Students continue development of ear training, sight singing, and dictation skills using diatonic materials.

MUT 2116 Music Theory III 3 credits
*prerequisite MUT 1112 (unless permission received from instructor); co-requisite MUT 2246
The course continues written and analytical study of musical materials, including chromatic material, binary and ternary forms, diatonic seventh chords and chromatic sixth chords.

MUT 2117 Music Theory IV 3 credits
*prerequisite MUT 2116 (unless permission received from instructor); co-requisite MUT 2247
The course continues written and analytical study of musical materials, including chromatic, impressionistic, and 20 th century music, 9 th, 11 th, and 13 th chords, and chords and progressions in special situations.

MUT 2246 Sight Singing and Ear Training III 1 credit
*prerequisite MUT 1242 (unless permission received from instructor); co-requisite MUT 2116
Students continue development of ear training, sight singing, and dictation skills including chromatic materials and modulations.

MUT 2247 Sight Singing and Ear Training IV 1 credit
*prerequisite MUT 2246 (unless permission received from instructor); co-requisite MUT 2117
Students continue development of ear training, sight singing, and dictation skills including chromatic and atonal music.


Performing Ensembles

Major Ensembles

MUN 1270 College Band 1 credit
*audition required
This large ensemble studies and performs standard band repertoire. The group performs public concerts each semester. The course may be repeated for credit.

MUN 1340 Concert Choir 1 credit
This course includes the study and performance of works representative of a wide spectrum of literature designed for a small vocal ensemble. It is open to all students through audition and by permission of the instructor. The course may be repeated for credit and is designed for the student who enjoys serious choral literature and possesses musicianship skills.

Additional Ensembles

MUN 1310 Show Choir 2 credits
*audition required; MUN 1340 is co-requisite
An entertainment-oriented choral ensemble that represents the college through performance of a varied repertoire of choral music with choreography. Membership by audition only. The course may be repeated for credit.

MUN 1420 Woodwind Ensemble 1 credit
This small ensemble studies and performs chamber music for woodwind instruments. The course may be repeated for credit."Photo of Woodwind Ensemble

MUN 1430 Brass Ensemble 1 credit
This small ensemble studies and performs chamber music for brass instruments. The course may be repeated for credit.

MUN 1710 Jazz Band 1 credit
This ensemble studies and performs Big Band jazz arrangements from the 1930s to the present. Improvisation will be studied. The group performs both on and off campus each semester. The course may be repeated for credit.

MUN 1770 Show Choir Band 1 credit
*audition required
This select combo performs with Musical Theatre Ensemble in a wide variety of popular music styles. The group performs both on and off campus, touring occasionally. The course may be repeated for credit.


Individual and Group Lessons

Group Lessons

MVK 1111 Class Piano I 1 credit
This course is designed to teach piano skills and competencies to non-piano majors. It includes keyboard familiarization, note and rhythmic reading, finger techniques, ensembles, and easy literature. This course is open to all students.

MVK 1112 Class Piano II 1 credit
*prerequisite MVK 1111 (unless permission received from instructor)
A continuation of MVK 1111, the course includes continued work in finger technique, scales, harmonization of melodies, ensembles, and intermediate literature. The course is open to all students and may be repeated for credit.

MVV 1111 Class Voice 1 credit
This is a one-semester class instruction in voice designed to help the non-music and music major in developing fundamental vocal and musicianship skills. Open to all students.

Individual Lessons—Applied Music

Secondary Level 1 credit
These courses are designed for students who desire applied music instruction at the collegiate level and for music majors who must study a secondary instrument for degree requirements (for example, vocalists who are asked to take piano). Pupils study scales, chords, etudes, and a standard repertoire for their respective instruments. Vocal students complete exercises and standard repertoire of each type of voice. The college charges a laboratory fee of $120 in addition to registration fees. The 1000-level courses are for first year instruction; the 2000-level courses are for second-year instruction.

MVB 1211-2221 Trumpet
MVB 1212-2222 Horn
MVB 1213-2223 Trombone
MVB 1214-2224 Baritone Horn
MVB 1215-2225 Tuba
MVP 1211-2221 Percussion
MVW 1211-2221 Flute
MVW 1212-2222 Oboe
MVW 1213-2223 Clarinet
MVW 1214-2224 Bassoon
MVW 1215-2225 Saxophone
MVK 1211-2221 Piano
MVV 1211-2221 Voice
MVO 2220-2221 Other instruments

Principal Level 2 credits

These courses are designed for music majors. Pupils study advanced literature and repertoire leading to transfer to an upper-division institution. The college charges a laboratory fee of $240, in addition to registration fees. The 1300-level courses are for first-year instruction; the 2300-level courses are for second-year instruction.

MVB 1311-2321 Trumpet
MVB 1312-2322 Horn
MVB 1313-2323 Trombone
MVB 1314-2324 Baritone Horn
MVB 1315-2325 Tuba
MVP 1311-2321 Percussion
MVW 1311-2321 Flute
MVW 1312-2322 Oboe
MVW 1313-2323 Clarinet
MVW 1314-2324 Bassoon
MVW 1315-2325 Saxophone
MVK 1311-2321 Piano
MVV 1311-2321 Voice
MVO 2320-2321 Other instruments

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