MUA 200.01 Rollins College Choir: Emphasizes performance of high-quality literature for large choral ensemble.
MUA 200.02 Rollins Singers: Concentrates on contemporary, popular, and musical theater pieces for several small music ensembles. Prerequisite: audition.
MUA 200.03 Concert Choir: Focuses on music for the most select choral ensemble. Prerequisite: audition.
MUA 200.04 Women's Ensemble: Spans wide variety of styles, especially composers who specialize in music in this voicing. Prerequisite: audition.
MUA 200.05 Rollins Brass Ensemble: Joins students and community members in performing brass music from Renaissance through 20th century. Prerequisite: audition.
MUA 200.06 Rollins Jazz Ensemble: Performs jazz from all periods. Prerequisite: audition.
MUA 200.07 Flute Choir: Combines students and community members in performing flute ensemble music. Prerequisite: audition.
MUA 200.08 Percussion Ensemble: Emphasizes music for percussion instruments. Prerequisite: audition.
MUA 200.09 Instrumental Chamber Ensembles: Includes small vocal and instrumental ensembles. Varies from term to term. Prerequisite: audition.
MUA 200.10 Bach Festival Choir: Joins students and community members in performing primarily oratorio works. Prestigious, historical music organization. Prerequisite: audition.
MUA 200.11 String Ensemble: Tailors orchestral literature from all periods to ensemble’s instrumentation. Prerequisite: audition.
MUA 200.12 Horn Ensemble: Teams students with community members in performing horn music from Renaissance through 20th century. Prerequisite: audition.
MUA 200.13 Opera Workshop: Delves into study and performance of opera roles and scenes. Corequisite: choral ensemble. Prerequisite: audition.
MUA 200.14 Mallet Ensemble: Performs music for marimba, glockenspiel, xylophone, vibraphone, and chimes. Prerequisite: audition.
MUA 200.15 Pep Band: Performs at college athletic events. Winds, brass, and percussion. Prerequisite: audition.
MUA 200.16 Sightsinging: Additional training for the musical ear. Involves elements of association, habit, memory, theoretical understanding and imagery. Prerequisite: MUS 152.
MUA 200.17 Orchestra: Performs orchestral literature including concertos and symphonies. Prerequisite: audition.
MUA 200.18 Wind Ensemble: Performs wind ensemble and light classical literature. Prerequisite: audition.
MUA 200.19 Men's Chorus: Spans wide variety of styles, especially composers who specialize in this voicing. Prerequisite: audition.
MUS 120 Musical Awareness: Presents aspects of American folk music, jazz and rock, Western European art music, and non-Western music. Suitable for nonmajors. May not count toward the major in music.
MUS 140 Introduction to Music Theory: Builds skills in notation, scales, harmony, and elementary sight-singing for those with little or no musical experience. Suitable for nonmajors. May not count toward the major in music.
MUS 151 Theory 1 (Harmony): Develops skills in notation, scales, and elementary harmony, as well as sight-singing and ear-training. Keyboard Harmony/Secondary Piano laboratory required.
MUS 152 Theory 2 (Harmony): Explores perceiving and writing music through simple exercises in traditional harmony and voice leading in the context of historical examples. Keyboard Harmony/Secondary Piano laboratory required. Prerequisite: MUS 151 or consent.
MUS 160 History of Jazz: Examines American popular musical styles from 1930 to present -- from musical components to musicians. Touches upon cultural, social, and historical milieu.
MUS 165 History of Rock and Roll: Probes sociological, cultural, political, and musical impact of rock and roll. Samples diverse style of "pop" music and discusses technology of electronic music.
MUS 190 Introduction to Music and Technology: Introduces musical uses of computers, synthesizers, and sound design. Students will learn to sequence, edit, mix, notate, and arrange music using modern techniques and computer applications. These applications include: Digital Performer, Sibelius, and Pro Tools. Knowledge of both computers and music is imperative.
MUS 220 The Marriage of Music and Poetry: Compares music ("language" of sound) and poetry ("music" of language) as expression: form, structure, syntax, articulation, and influences. Ponders how combination of music and poetry often results in a more expressive and fused art form.
MUS 223 Singing Diction: Applies International Phonetic Alphabet to languages sung on lyric stage: English, Italian, Latin, Spanish, French, and German. Examines vowel and consonant formation and problems of intelligibility in different pitch ranges.
MUS 225 Topics in Music: Ranges from popular music to masterworks of European art music. Varies from term to term.
MUS 251 Theory 3 (Counterpoint): Expands writing skills in species counterpoint in two and three voices. Includes analysis of contrapuntal forms -- invention and fugue. Prerequisite: MUS 152 or consent.
MUS 252 Theory 4 (Chromatic Harmony and Introduction to Analysis): Highlights writing more chromatic harmonic accompaniments to melodies (Neapolitan 6th, 9th, 11th , and 13th chords), as well as analyzing varied music. Prerequisite: MUS 152 or consent.
MUS 280 Masterpieces of Choral Music: Surveys history and performance practices of masterworks of choral literature from Renaissance to 20th century.
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: Includes baton technique and basic score reading. Laboratory format. Prerequisite: music major and sophomore standing, or consent.
MUS 292 Intro to Music Business: Introduction to Music Business.
MUS 310 The Art of Performing: Explores etiology and elimination of stage fright. Presents methods for reducing anxiety and communicating with confidence.
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. Event admission fees required.
MUS 325 Love, Death, and Opera: Traces inspiration of specific operas -- original novels and plays, as well as librettos derived from them. Follows transformations of written word to lyric stage. Does not require reading knowledge of music.
MUS 330 Bach's Back: A writing-intensive course keyed to the music performed by the Bach Festival Society during the spring term of each year. Readings focus on the cultural, social, and historical contexts of the musical works. Prerequisite: MUS 152 or consent.
MUS 340/341/342/343 Methods: Percussion/Brass/Strings/Woodwinds: Study, discussion, and analysis of methods and techniques of all instruments in the (percussion/brass/string/woodwind) family; development of experimental studies for each instrument separately and together; development of playing and teaching skills. Prerequisite: MUS major or minor.
MUS 351/352 Seminar in Composition I and II: Emphasizes the development of a solid compositional craft to be attained through writing projects for a variety of media. Recent musical trends and literature will be discussed and each semester will culminate in a recital of student works. Prerequisites: MUS 152 for MUS 351 and MUS 351 for MUS 352.
MUS 355 Practicum: Composition: Continues instruction in composition beyond MUS 351/352 Seminar in Composition I and II at an advanced level. May be repeated. Prerequisite: MUS 352.
MUS 360 Music in the Global Environment: Familiarizes students with African, Native American, African-American, Asian, and Eastern European music -- both as sound and as historical, social, and cultural product.
MUS 361 Music History: Renaissance/Baroque: Spans Renaissance (1450-1600) through baroque era (1600-1750). Prerequisite: MUS 152.
MUS 362 Music History: Classic/Romantic: Spans classic era (1750-1820) through romantic period (1820-1900). Prerequisite: MUS 152.
MUS 363 American Music: Chronicles styles, periods, and performers: Tin Pan Alley; jazz mixed with blues; classical; Broadway and bop; Copland, country, and Coltrane. Exposes students to wealth of musical culture through recordings, videos, and live concerts.
MUS 364 Music History: 20th-Century Music: Surveys concert music styles of the 20th century and their reflection of society and events of the time. Prerequisite: music reading skills preferred, but not required.
MUS 372 Survey of Jews and Music: From Sinai to Symphony: Surveys some of the definitions of what is "Jewish" in music, from liturgical chant, to folk songs, to music of the concert hall and Tin Pan Alley. Fulfills an elective requirement for the music major, music minor, and Jewish studies minor. Prerequisite: sophomore standing.
MUS 380 Literature of the Instrument: Surveys major works of a particular instrument. Requires historical research, examination, and performance of scores, and extensive listening to recordings.
MUS 385 Piano Accompanying: Instruction in the art of piano accompanying through actual classroom performance with instrumentalists and vocalists.
MUS 386 Advanced Sound Recording: Examines advanced methods and technologies used to record, edit, format, manufacture, and distribute music. Students produce their own stereo and multi-track music recordings, and CD masters. Prerequisite: MUS 286.
MUS 388 Advanced Music Technology: Examines the methods and technologies used to record, edit, format, manufacture and distribute music. Prerequisite: MUS 190.
MUS 390 Advanced Conducting and Repertory: Features preparation and performance of compositions from standard repertory. Prerequisite: MUS 290.
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 390 or consent.
MUS 392 Introduction to Arts Management: Introduces topics required to operate an arts organization, including (but not limited to) public relations, financial management and accounting, marketing, fundraising, and intellectual property, culminating in presentation of a business plan. Prerequisites: junior standing and consent.
MUS 393 Piano Pedagogy I: Introduction to the problems and psychology of teaching the beginning piano student. Emphasis on practical applications of pedagogical principles. Discussions of current methods and beginning materials, adaptation of the child to the instrument, and the development of the techniques and musicianship at the elementary level. Prerequisite: applied piano 201 or consent.
MUS 394 Piano Pedagogy II: Practicum: Observation of private and group instruction at the Community School of Music and opportunity to teach private and group lessons under supervision of the instructor. Continuing discussions of appropriate teaching materials for more advanced student. Prerequisite: MUS 393.
MUS 395 Pedagogy for the Singing Voice: Details anatomy and operation of laryngeal and respiratory apparatus as applied to singing voice. Examines standard voice nomenclature, fundamental acoustics, current singing science, care and hygiene for voice, teaching methods, and current literature in vocal research. Prerequisite: at least three years of applied voice study or consent.
MUS 396 Voice Pedagogy: Practicum: Student teaching of at least two private voice students under supervision. Observation of voice teaching in the College. Seminars in technique and teaching methods. Prerequisite: MUS 395.
MUS 425 Topics in Music: Focuses on single topic, such as composer, genre, or artistic movement.
MUS 451 Form and Analysis: Examines basic principles of musical construction as seen through detailed analysis of representative compositions dating from the baroque to the present. Prerequisite: MUS 252.