MUS – MUSIC

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Course description

Prerequisites

Credits

MUS 104 Mixed Choir

This course is entirely performance-based and students are expected to develop the ability to sing in parts – Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass (SATB). 90-minute rehearsals are held three times a week to support the Choir's busy performance schedule on campus and in the wider community. The Mixed Choir performs in at least one major concert each semester. This course may be repeated twice for extra credits.

1 Credit

MUS 105 Steel Pan

The UCCI Steel Pan Orchestra program gives students the opportunity to explore the traditions of Caribbean Steel Pan music, as well as classical, jazz and other popular arrangements and transcriptions. Through this programme, students will be given the opportunity to bring the music of the UCCI Steel Band to the local community. This course may be repeated twice for extra credits.

1 Credit

MUS 201 Music Notation and Appreciation

This course is designed as a first step towards learning how to read sheet music, focusing initially on understanding rhythm notation. Topics covered include simple and compound time signatures, writing a rhythm to words, the musical stave, pitch as well as intervals and musical analysis.

3 Credits

MUS 202 Music Theory

This course builds on the foundations laid in MUS201 learning focusing on the alto and tenor clefs as well as key signatures in six and seven flats and sharps, major and minor scales, primary triads and their inversions, cadences and modulation. Transposition and writing at concert pitch are further explored ending in a further expansion of musical analysis.

3 Credits

MUS 220 Piano Performance (Beginners)

This course focuses on piano performance although there will be significant application of music theory learnt prior to the course. Although students will play from sheet music, there will be a dimension of the course that enables them to explore playing by ear. This course may be repeated twice for extra credits.

: MUS 201

1 Credit

MUS 223 Piano Performance (Intermediate)

This course challenges students to think more artistically about interpretation of the printed score as well as demonstrate a more developed ability to make decisions about stylistic choices in performance of a wide range of compositions. Students will also be given an opportunity to work on their technique through an intensive range of technical exercises. Timetabling for this elective will be done on an individual basis.

1 Credits

 

MUS 226 Piano Performance (Advanced)

This course challenges students to think more artistically about interpretation of the printed score as well as demonstrate a more developed ability to make decisions about stylistic choices in performance of a wide range of compositions. Students will also be given an opportunity to work on their technique through an intensive range of technical exercises. Timetabling for this elec- tive will be done on an individual basis.

1 Credit