Music

MUS 152 Theory 2
Continues study of perceiving and writing music through exercises in diatonic harmony and voice leading expanded to include seventh chords, secondary harmony and modulation in the context of historical examples; includes sight-singing and ear-training. Keyboard Harmony/Secondary Piano laboratory required.
Prerequisite: MUS 151 or consent.

MUS 154 Keyboard Harmony II
A continuation of MUS 153 Keyboard Harmony I. Emphasis on harmonization, transposition, modulation, improvisation, music dictation, and figured bass leading to four-part writing. Augmented and diminished triads, as well as major and minor seventh chords, also introduced. Other skills, such as reading tenor and alto clefs and score reading, taught in the latter part of the course.
Students must take concurrently with MUS 153.

MUS 154 Keyboard Harmony II
A continuation of MUS 153 Keyboard Harmony I. Emphasis on harmonization, transposition, modulation, improvisation, music dictation, and figured bass leading to four-part writing. Augmented and diminished triads, as well as major and minor seventh chords, also introduced. Other skills, such as reading tenor and alto clefs and score reading, taught in the latter part of the course.
Students must take concurrently with MUS 153.

MUS 165 History of Rock and Roll
Probes sociological, cultural, political, and musical impact of rock and roll. Samples the diverse style of "pop" music and discusses technology of electronic music.
Materials Fee.

MUS 224 Singing Diction - German & French
Reinforces the lyric diction skills in German and French based on the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) system. Students will study diction technique and will demonstrate accurate and stylistic pronunciation in and out of the context of a song or aria.

MUS 228 Song Writing II
Building upon the skills acquired in Songwriting I, this class will analyze works by the masters of songwriting, and using these existing works as a guide, new compositions will be written in a variety of styles.  An additional primary concentration of the course will be on notating, arranging, recording and performing the original work of each class member.  As also stated in Songwriting I, the end goal of the study and exploration of songwriting is to provide a vehicle for individual expression.
Prerequisite: MUS 227.

MUS 252 Theory 4
Extends the harmonic vocabulary to embrace the full complement of chromatic harmonic functions.  Investigates the extension and gradual breakdown of the major-minor system and the emergence of Twentieth Century compositional techniques.
Prerequisite: MUS 251 or consent.

MUS 286 Introduction to Sound Recording
Examines the methods and technologies used to record, edit, format, manufacture and distribute music.  Students gain an understanding of how to produce their own recordings.

MUS 290 Basic Conducting
Introduction to the art of conducting. Includes basic technique and score reading. Laboratory format.
Prerequisite: Music major and sophomore standing, or consent.

MUS 301 Recording Practicum: Experience for the Working Musician
A versatile singer is a working singer.  Students will get real life recording experience in the studio testing their versatility and musicianship.
Prerequisite: Junior status or consent.

MUS 305J Topic: The Great American Songbook: Gershwin, Berlin, Porter and more.
This course examines the history, culture, musical form, lyrics and context of the canon of American popular song standards from the Great Depression and World War I and II eras, known as The Great American Songbook.

MUS 305K Topic: Advanced String Methods.
This course is designed for string majors and those who have taken string methods. Students will continue to study the various method systems and literature for all bowed string instruments, and further develop playing and teaching skills for classroom and individual study. Additionally, pedagogy for each instrument will be discussed, as well as injury prevention, music terminology and performance and
audition psychology.

MUS 314 Improvisation
Presents the rudiments of jazz idiom improvisational techniques. Discussion, demonstration, and performance of scales, harmonic devices, and forms.
Prerequisite: Music major or consent

MUS 320 Writing About Music
Discusses how to describe subjective experience in simple, declarative prose. Students review off-campus and out-of-class concerts and recitals while developing sources for bibliography.
Prerequisite:  ENG 140, sophomore standing.

MUS 340 Methods: Percussion
Study, discussion, and analysis of methods and techniques of all instruments in the brass family; development of experimental studies for each instrument separately and together; development of playing and teaching skills.
Music major/minor.

MUS 355 Composition Practicum
Emphasizes the devleopment of a solid compositional craft to be attained through writing projects for a varietyof media.  Recent musical trends and literature will be discussed and each semester will culminate in a recital of student works.May be repeated.
Prerequisite: MUS 152.

MUS 362 Music History: Classic through Modern
Spans classic era through early 20th century (1750 - 1940).
Prerequisite: MUS 361 or consent.

MUS 391 Practicum: Conducting
Continues instruction for conducting students at an advanced level to further develop their knowledge of repertoire, performance practices, aural discrimination and conducting technique.
Prerequisite: MUS 290 or consent.

MUS 395 Pedagogy for the Singing Voice
Details anatomy and operation of laryngeal and respiratory apparatus as applied to the singing voice. Examines standard voice nomenclature, fundamental acoustics, current singing science, care and hygiene for the voice, teaching methods and current literature in vocal research.
Prerequisite: At least three (3) years of applied voice study or consent.

MUS 495 Senior Project
This course is designed to tie together students' academic career at Rollins. Individual focus area may include a recital performance, student teaching, or a research project directed by the appropriate Music faculty member. Prerequisite: senior standing.