• MUSC 150: Piano

    Weekly half-hour lessons, with repertoire selected as appropriate for the individual student’s experience. Works from a variety of style periods may be studied, with attention to both musical and technical development. Open to students with no previous musical experience.

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Nikki Melville, Loren Fishman, Matthew McCright, Marcia Widman
  • MUSC 150: Piano (Juried)

    Weekly half-hour lessons, with repertoire selected as appropriate for the individual student’s experience. Works from a variety of style periods may be studied, with attention to both musical and technical development. The juried (J) course includes the opportunity for students to share their work in an end-of-term public or closed performance. Open to students with no previous musical experience. 

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Nikki Melville, Loren Fishman, Matthew McCright, Marcia Widman
  • MUSC 151: Voice

    A study of voice production, breathing, tone development, diction, and pronunciation. Selection (according to the individual voice) of Italian, German, French, and English songs of the Classic, Romantic, and Modern periods. Arias and songs from operas, oratorios, musical theater and popular songs from Western and non-Western traditions. In addition, one studio class per week. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Rick Penning, Ben Allen, Victoria Vargas, Matthew Olson
  • MUSC 151: Voice (Juried)

    A study of voice production, breathing, tone development, diction, and pronunciation. Selection (according to the individual voice) of Italian, German, French, and English songs of the Classic, Romantic, and Modern periods. Arias and songs from operas, oratorios, musical theater and popular songs from Western and non-Western traditions. In addition, one studio class per week. 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Rick Penning, Ben Allen, Victoria Vargas, Matthew Olson
  • MUSC 152: Guitar

    Studies for the development of technique appropriate to the needs of the student. Music is chosen from all musical periods including folk picking, blues, ragtime, popular and classical styles. Students with no prior experience or lessons should take one term of class guitar (Music 197). 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Mark Kreitzer
  • MUSC 152: Guitar (Juried)

    Studies for the development of technique appropriate to the needs of the student. Music is chosen from all musical periods including folk picking, blues, ragtime, popular and classical styles. Students with no prior experience or lessons should take one term of class guitar (Music 197). 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Mark Kreitzer
  • MUSC 153: Composition (Juried)

    Individual instruction focusing on the student’s original compositions. Course work includes the study of compositional techniques, analysis of relevant works, and computer/MIDI/synthesizer technologies. The course is particularly directed toward the major who wishes to pursue the composition option in the Senior Integrative Exercise.

    Prerequisites: Music 220 or instructor permission 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Andrea Mazzariello
  • MUSC 155: Violin

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Liz Ericksen, Susan Crawford
  • MUSC 155: Violin (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Liz Ericksen, Susan Crawford
  • MUSC 156: Viola

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Liz Ericksen, Susan Crawford
  • MUSC 156: Viola (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Liz Ericksen, Susan Crawford
  • MUSC 157: Cello

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Thomas Rosenberg, Zachery Pelletier
  • MUSC 157: Cello (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Thomas Rosenberg, Zachery Pelletier
  • MUSC 158: Classical String Bass

    The study of the acoustic string bass in the Classical style. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Connie Martin
  • MUSC 158: Classical String Bass (Juried)

    The study of the acoustic string bass in the Classical style. 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Connie Martin
  • MUSC 159: Flute

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Martha Jamsa
  • MUSC 159: Flute (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Martha Jamsa
  • MUSC 160: Oboe/English Horn

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Merilee Klemp
  • MUSC 160: Oboe/English Horn (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Merilee Klemp
  • MUSC 161: Clarinet

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Nina Olsen
  • MUSC 161: Clarinet (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Nina Olsen
  • MUSC 162: Saxophone

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Greg Keel
  • MUSC 162: Saxophone (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Greg Keel
  • MUSC 163: Bassoon

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Ann Pesavento
  • MUSC 163: Bassoon (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Ann Pesavento
  • MUSC 164: French Horn

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Gwen Anderson
  • MUSC 164: French Horn (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Gwen Anderson
  • MUSC 165: Trumpet

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Lynn Deichert
  • MUSC 165: Trumpet (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Lynn Deichert
  • MUSC 166: Trombone

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Ronald Rodman
  • MUSC 166: Trombone (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Ronald Rodman
  • MUSC 167: Tuba

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Ronald Rodman
  • MUSC 167: Tuba (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Ronald Rodman
  • MUSC 168: Orchestral Percussion

    Instruction on orchestral percussion instruments such as snare drum, mallets, and tympani. Equipment available for registered students. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Jay Johnson
  • MUSC 168: Orchestral Percussion (Juried)

    Instruction on orchestral percussion instruments such as snare drum, mallets, and tympani. Equipment available for registered students. 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Jay Johnson
  • MUSC 169: Harp

    Studies to develop technique and a varied selection of works from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Works from the Romantic and Modern periods are also studied. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Elinor Niemisto
  • MUSC 169: Harp (Juried)

    Studies to develop technique and a varied selection of works from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Works from the Romantic and Modern periods are also studied. 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Elinor Niemisto
  • MUSC 170: Harpsichord

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Janean Hall
  • MUSC 170: Harpsichord (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Janean Hall
  • MUSC 171: Organ

    Basic piano skills required. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Janean Hall
  • MUSC 171: Organ (Juried)

    Basic piano skills required. 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Janean Hall
  • MUSC 172: Oud

    Beginning through advanced study of the Arab oud. Previous musical experience is not necessary. Instruments are provided. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Yaron Klein
  • MUSC 172: Oud

    Beginning through advanced study of the Arab oud. Previous musical experience is not necessary. Instruments are provided. 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Yaron Klein
  • MUSC 174: Recorder

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Mark Krusemeyer
  • MUSC 174: Recorder (Juried)

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Mark Krusemeyer
  • MUSC 175: Jazz Piano

    Study the tools for learning the jazz “language.” Learn to improvise through scale and mode study, transcription, and composition. Turn chord symbols into chord voicings and accompaniment. Explore the blues, jazz “standards,” and today’s music. Materials: staff paper, The Real Book, vol. 1, or similar fake book, and the app iReal Pro. Weekly studio class required.

    Prerequisites: Three years of piano or instructor permission 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Laura Caviani
  • MUSC 175: Jazz Piano (Juried)

    Study the tools for learning the jazz “language.” Learn to improvise through scale and mode study, transcription, and composition. Turn chord symbols into chord voicings and accompaniment. Explore the blues, jazz “standards,” and today’s music. Materials: staff paper, The Real Book, vol. 1, or similar fake book, and the app iReal Pro. Weekly studio class required.

    Prerequisites: Three years of piano or instructor permission 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Laura Caviani
  • MUSC 176: Electric & Acoustic Bass

    The study of either electric bass guitar or acoustic string bass in all contemporary styles including rock, jazz, pop, rap, and reggae. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Travis Schilling
  • MUSC 176: Electric & Acoustic Bass (Juried)

    The study of either electric bass guitar or acoustic string bass in all contemporary styles including rock, jazz, pop, rap, and reggae. 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Travis Schilling
  • MUSC 177: Jazz and Blues Guitar

    Study of chord voicings, accompanimental techniques, and solo guitar performance in the jazz idiom. Prerequisites: previous study of guitar and the ability to read music, or the permission of the instructor. Students must provide their own instruments. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Zacc Harris
  • MUSC 177: Jazz and Blues Guitar (Juried)

    Study of chord voicings, accompanimental techniques, and solo guitar performance in the jazz idiom. Prerequisites: previous study of guitar and the ability to read music, or the permission of the instructor. Students must provide their own instruments. 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Zacc Harris
  • MUSC 178: Drum Set Instruction

    Drum Set Instruction on/in jazz and popular drumming styles which use the standard drum set. Equipment available for registered students. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Jay Johnson
  • MUSC 178: Drum Set Instruction (Juried)

    Drum Set Instruction on/in jazz and popular drumming styles which use the standard drum set. Equipment available for registered students. 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Jay Johnson
  • MUSC 179: Jazz Improvisation

    The study of the basic grammar and syntax of jazz improvisation styles, including transcribing solos, chord/scale materials and melodic patterns. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Laura Caviani
  • MUSC 179: Jazz Improvisation (Juried)

    The study of the basic grammar and syntax of jazz improvisation styles, including transcribing solos, chord/scale materials and melodic patterns. 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Laura Caviani
  • MUSC 180: Raga: Vocal or Instrumental Study of Hindustani Music

    Beginning, intermediate, and advanced students of voice, guitar, violin, flute, clarinet, etc., approach raga from their current level of musicianship. In all cases, traditional practical instruction is complemented by some theoretical and philosophical exploration of the underpinnings of the music. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · David Whetstone
  • MUSC 180: Raga: Vocal or Instrumental Study of Hindustani Music

    Beginning, intermediate, and advanced students of voice, guitar, violin, flute, clarinet, etc., approach raga from their current level of musicianship. In all cases, traditional practical instruction is complemented by some theoretical and philosophical exploration of the underpinnings of the music. 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · David Whetstone
  • MUSC 181: Sitar

    Beginning through advanced study of sitar in the gayaki ang style of Ustad Vilayat Khan. Previous musical experience is not necessary. Sitars are provided. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · David Whetstone
  • MUSC 181: Sitar (Juried)

    Beginning through advanced study of sitar in the gayaki ang style of Ustad Vilayat Khan. Previous musical experience is not necessary. Sitars are provided. 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · David Whetstone
  • MUSC 182: Chinese Musical Instruments

    Beginning through advanced study on traditional Chinese instruments, pipa (Chinese lute), erhu (Chinese violin), guzheng (Chinese zither), zhongruan (Chinese moon guitar), hulusi, bawu and dizi (Chinese bamboo flutes). 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Gao Hong
  • MUSC 182: Chinese Musical Instruments (Juried)

    Beginning through advanced study on traditional Chinese instruments, pipa (Chinese lute), erhu (Chinese violin), guzheng (Chinese zither), zhongruan (Chinese moon guitar), hulusi, bawu and dizi (Chinese bamboo flutes). 1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Gao Hong
  • MUSC 183: World Drumming Instruction

    World drumming instruction in various ethnic drumming styles including West African (Ghanaian instruments), Cuban (congas), North Indian (tabla) and Middle Eastern (dumbek). Equipment available for registered students.

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Jay Johnson
  • MUSC 183: World Drumming Instruction (Juried)

    World drumming instruction in various ethnic drumming styles including West African (Ghanaian instruments), Cuban (congas), North Indian (tabla) and Middle Eastern (dumbek). Equipment available for registered students.

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Jay Johnson
  • MUSC 184: American Folk Instruments

    Beginning to advanced study of technique and improvisational styles on American folk instruments. Students may study 5-string banjo (bluegrass or clawhammer style), bluegrass guitar, Dobro©, fiddle (violin, viola, cello), bass, ukulele, mandolin, and accordian. The Music Department has a single mandolin, fiddle, banjo, and guitar (and two ukuleles) available for shared use by enrolled students unable to provide their own instruments.

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Mark Kreitzer
  • MUSC 184: American Folk Instruments (Juried)

    Beginning to advanced study of technique and improvisational styles on American folk instruments. Students may study 5-string banjo (bluegrass or clawhammer style), bluegrass guitar, Dobro©, fiddle (violin, viola, cello), bass, ukulele, mandolin, and accordian. The Music Department has a single mandolin, fiddle, banjo, and guitar (and two ukuleles) available for shared use by enrolled students unable to provide their own instruments

    1 credit; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Mark Kreitzer
  • MUSC 185: Carleton Choir

    The Carleton Choir, the cornerstone of the choral program, is a select mixed chorus of Carleton students. Each term, the ensemble presents a concert of short and extended works from the large bodies of classical, ethnic, and cultural repertories, including works for mixed, treble, and tenor-bass voices. Concerts are sometimes repeated off campus. Students must have good vocal skills, music reading ability, and a high degree of interest in performing quality choral music. Admission is by audition.

    Prerequisites: Audition 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Matthew Olson
  • MUSC 186: Carleton Chamber Choir

    The Carleton Chamber Choir is a select, mixed ensemble performing challenging choral music from the Renaissance era to the twenty first century. Admission is by audition and membership in the Carleton Choir (MUSC 185) is also required. Except in rare instances, Chamber Choir singers are expected to commit to all three terms in a given academic year. One weekly TBD sectional rehearsal in addition to the Thursday 5-6:30PM meeting time. 

    Prerequisites: Requires concurrent registration in Music 185 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Matthew Olson
  • MUSC 187: Carleton Orchestra

    The Carleton Orchestra performs large symphonic masterpieces, such as Beethoven, Stravinsky and Bernstein. Concerti with students and faculty soloists, and smaller works for string and wind ensembles are also performed. Occasional sight-reading sessions. Admission by audition. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Stephen Radcliffe
  • MUSC 188: Carleton Chinese Music Ensemble

    The ensemble will use indigenous instruments and a Chinese approach to musical training in order to learn and perform music from China. In addition to the Wednesday meeting time, there will be one sectional rehearsal each week.

    Prerequisites: Previous experience in a music ensemble, Chinese Musical instruments or instructor permission 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice, International Studies; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Gao Hong
  • MUSC 189: Carleton Symphony Band

    The Carleton Symphony Band performs music selected from the standard repertory, including compositions by Holst, Grainger, Nelybel, and Sousa. Regular sight-reading sessions. Admission by audition. 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Ronald Rodman
  • MUSC 190: Carleton Jazz Ensemble

    The Carleton Jazz Ensemble’s focus is on improvisation and the fusion between jazz, rock, funk, and Latin influences. There is no predetermined instrumentation. Rather, the ensemble’s size and instrumentation vary each term. String players, vocalists, and any brass or woodwind instrumentalists are welcome to register. The ensemble performs once each term. Prerequisites: Admission by audition 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Laura Caviani
  • MUSC 191: African Karimba Ensemble

    This ensemble focuses on the 15-key Shona (Zimbabwe) karimba (sometimes called a “thumb piano”). Beginning students learn the fundamentals of solo and group playing on the karimba. No musical training or experience is necessary.

    1 credit; Arts Practice, International Studies; not offered 2019–2020
  • MUSC 192: West African Drum Ensemble

    The ensemble will use indigenous instruments and an African approach to musical training in order to learn and perform rhythms and songs from West Africa. Prerequisites: Music 199 and/or instructor permission 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice, International Studies; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Jay Johnson
  • MUSC 194: Chamber Music

    Small group study and performance of instrumental and/or vocal chamber music from the western art music or non-western/folk repertory. Groups are usually formed by students prior to registration, and should consist of 3-8 musicians. Student groups are coached weekly by specialized music faculty, and participate in an end-of-term performance. Students must be registered, may not audit, and can register for only one group per term. 

    Prerequisites: At least one term of applied music lessons at Carleton, or co-registration in applied music lessons, or permission of instructor 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Nikki Melville, Thomas Rosenberg, Martha Jamsa, Gao Hong, Jay Johnson, Zachery Pelletier, Nina Olsen
  • MUSC 195: Jazz Chamber Music

    Small groups participate in the study and performance of instrumental and/or vocal jazz chamber music. Groups are usually formed by students prior to registration, and should usually consist of 3-8 students. Groups rehearse independently, and are coached weekly by jazz music faculty; all groups participate in an end-of-term performance. Students must register, and may not audit; students register for only one group, but may participate in two groups with permission of instructor. 

    Prerequisites: A placement hearing 1 credit; Arts Practice; not offered 2019–2020
  • MUSC 195: Jazz Chamber Music

    Small groups participate in the study and performance of instrumental and/or vocal jazz chamber music. Groups are usually formed by students prior to registration, and should usually consist of 3-8 students. Groups rehearse independently, and are coached weekly by jazz music faculty; all groups participate in an end-of-term performance. Students must register, and may not audit; students register for only one group, but may participate in two groups with permission of instructor.

    Prerequisites: At least one term of applied music lessons at Carleton, or co-registration in applied music lessons, or permission of instructor 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Laura Caviani, Zacc Harris
  • MUSC 196: Jazz Workshop

    This class focuses on the theory and practice of jazz improvisation. Students will develop their improvisational skills by learning and applying various scales, modes, and chord structures to lab performances of standard jazz repertoire on their respective instruments.

    Prerequisites: Ability to read music and facility on an instrument/voice: performing knowledge of major scales: or instructor permission 1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Laura Caviani
  • MUSC 197: Class Guitar

    An introduction to classical and folk guitar: styles, chords and music notation for persons with little or no previous music instruction. Not to be taken concurrently with Music 152 or 252 (Guitar).

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Mark Kreitzer
  • MUSC 198: Class Voice

    This course provides students with a communal experience to learn the art of singing. Designed for beginners, the class offers group exercises and vocalizing, solo lessons, listening assignments, lectures, and readings to learn the skills to sing musical styles ranging from classical to musical theater to global folk songs. Some experience with Western musical notation is helpful, though not required.

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019 · Matthew Olson
  • MUSC 199: Fundamentals of African Drumming

    Class instruction in basic techniques of African drumming. No musical training or experience is necessary.

    1 credit; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Spring 2020 · Jay Johnson
  • MUSC 250: Piano

    Weekly one-hour lessons, with repertoire selected as appropriate for the individual student’s experience. Works from a variety of style periods may be studied, with attention to both musical and technical development. Music 250 is intended for the more advanced piano student; permission of instructor is required.

    2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Nikki Melville, Loren Fishman, Matthew McCright, Marcia Widman
  • MUSC 250: Piano (Juried)

    Weekly one-hour lessons, with repertoire selected as appropriate for the individual student’s experience. Works from a variety of style periods may be studied, with attention to both musical and technical development. The juried (J) course includes the opportunity for students to share their work in an end-of-term public or closed performance. Music 250J is intended for the more advanced piano student; permission of instructor is required. 

    2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Nikki Melville, Loren Fishman, Matthew McCright, Marcia Widman
  • MUSC 251: Voice

    A study of voice production, breathing, tone development, diction, and pronunciation. Selection (according to the individual voice) of Italian, German, French, and English songs of the Classic, Romantic, and Modern periods. Arias and songs from operas, oratorios, musical theater and popular songs from Western and non-Western traditions. In addition, one studio class per week. Prerequisite: Music 151 or permission of the instructor. 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Rick Penning, Ben Allen, Victoria Vargas, Matthew Olson
  • MUSC 251: Voice (Juried)

    A study of voice production, breathing, tone development, diction, and pronunciation. Selection (according to the individual voice) of Italian, German, French, and English songs of the Classic, Romantic, and Modern periods. Arias and songs from operas, oratorios, musical theater and popular songs from Western and non-Western traditions. In addition, one studio class per week. Prerequisite: Music 151 or permission of the instructor. 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Rick Penning, Ben Allen, Victoria Vargas, Matthew Olson
  • MUSC 252: Guitar

    Studies for the development of technique appropriate to the needs of the student. Music is chosen from all musical periods including folk picking, blues, ragtime, popular and classical styles. Students with no prior experience or lessons should take one term of class guitar (Music 197). Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Mark Kreitzer
  • MUSC 252: Guitar (Juried)

    Studies for the development of technique appropriate to the needs of the student. Music is chosen from all musical periods including folk picking, blues, ragtime, popular and classical styles. Students with no prior experience or lessons should take one term of class guitar (Music 197). Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Mark Kreitzer
  • MUSC 253: Composition (Juried)

    Individual instruction focusing on the student’s original compositions. Course work includes the study of compositional techniques, analysis of relevant works, and computer/MIDI/synthesizer technologies. The course is particularly directed toward the major who wishes to pursue the composition option in the Senior Integrative Exercise.

    Prerequisites: Music 220 or instructor permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Andrea Mazzariello
  • MUSC 255: Violin

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Liz Ericksen, Susan Crawford
  • MUSC 255: Violin (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Liz Ericksen, Susan Crawford
  • MUSC 256: Viola

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Liz Ericksen, Susan Crawford
  • MUSC 256: Viola (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Liz Ericksen, Susan Crawford
  • MUSC 257: Cello

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Thomas Rosenberg, Zachery Pelletier
  • MUSC 257: Cello (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Thomas Rosenberg, Zachery Pelletier
  • MUSC 258: Classical String Bass

    The study of the acoustic string bass in the Classical style. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Connie Martin
  • MUSC 258: Classical String Bass (Juried)

    The study of the acoustic string bass in the Classical style. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Connie Martin
  • MUSC 259: Flute

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Martha Jamsa
  • MUSC 259: Flute (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Martha Jamsa
  • MUSC 260: Oboe/English Horn

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Merilee Klemp
  • MUSC 260: Oboe/English Horn (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Merilee Klemp
  • MUSC 261: Clarinet

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Nina Olsen
  • MUSC 261: Clarinet (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Nina Olsen
  • MUSC 262: Saxophone

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Greg Keel
  • MUSC 262: Saxophone (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Greg Keel
  • MUSC 263: Bassoon

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Ann Pesavento
  • MUSC 263: Bassoon (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Ann Pesavento
  • MUSC 264: French Horn

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Gwen Anderson
  • MUSC 264: French Horn (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Gwen Anderson
  • MUSC 265: Trumpet

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Lynn Deichert
  • MUSC 265: Trumpet (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Lynn Deichert
  • MUSC 266: Trombone

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Ronald Rodman
  • MUSC 266: Trombone (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Ronald Rodman
  • MUSC 267: Tuba

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Ronald Rodman
  • MUSC 267: Tuba (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Ronald Rodman
  • MUSC 268: Orchestral Percussion

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Jay Johnson
  • MUSC 268: Orchestral Percussion (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Jay Johnson
  • MUSC 269: Harp

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Elinor Niemisto
  • MUSC 269: Harp (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Elinor Niemisto
  • MUSC 270: Harpsichord

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Janean Hall
  • MUSC 270: Harpsichord (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Janean Hall
  • MUSC 271: Organ

    Basic piano skills required. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Janean Hall
  • MUSC 271: Organ (Juried)

    Basic piano skills required. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Janean Hall
  • MUSC 272: Oud

    Advanced study of the Arab oud. Instruments are provided. Instructor’s permission required. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Yaron Klein
  • MUSC 272: Oud

    Advanced study of the Arab oud. Instruments are provided. Instructor’s permission required. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Yaron Klein
  • MUSC 274: Recorder

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Mark Krusemeyer
  • MUSC 274: Recorder (Juried)

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Mark Krusemeyer
  • MUSC 275: Jazz Piano

    Study the tools for learning the jazz “language.” Learn to improvise through scale and mode study, transcription, and composition. Turn chord symbols into chord voicings and accompaniment. Explore the blues, jazz “standards,” and today’s music. Three years piano required. Materials: staff paper, The Real Book, vol. 1, or similar fake book, and the app iReal Pro.

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Laura Caviani
  • MUSC 275: Jazz Piano (Juried)

    Study the tools for learning the jazz “language.” Learn to improvise through scale and mode study, transcription, and composition. Turn chord symbols into chord voicings and accompaniment. Explore the blues, jazz “standards,” and today’s music. Materials: staff paper, The Real Book, vol. 1, or similar fake book, and the app iReal Pro. Weekly studio class required.

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Laura Caviani
  • MUSC 276: Electric & Acoustic Bass

    The study of either electric bass guitar or acoustic string bass in all contemporary styles including rock, jazz, pop, rap, and reggae. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Travis Schilling
  • MUSC 276: Electric & Acoustic Bass (Juried)

    The study of either electric bass guitar or acoustic string bass in all contemporary styles including rock, jazz, pop, rap, and reggae. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Travis Schilling
  • MUSC 277: Jazz & Blues Guitar (Juried)

    Study of chord voicings, accompanimental techniques, and solo guitar performance in the jazz idiom. Prerequisites: previous study of guitar and the ability to read music, or the permission of the instructor. Students must provide their own instruments. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Zacc Harris
  • MUSC 277: Jazz and Blues Guitar

    Study of chord voicings, accompanimental techniques, and solo guitar performance in the jazz idiom. Prerequisites: previous study of guitar and the ability to read music, or the permission of the instructor. Students must provide their own instruments. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Zacc Harris
  • MUSC 278: Drum Set Instruction

    Drum Set Instruction on/in jazz and popular drumming styles which use the standard drum set. Equipment available for registered students. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Jay Johnson
  • MUSC 278: Drum Set Instruction (Juried)

    Drum Set Instruction on/in jazz and popular drumming styles which use the standard drum set. Equipment available for registered students. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Jay Johnson
  • MUSC 279: Jazz Improvisation

    The study of the basic grammar and syntax of jazz improvisation styles, including transcribing solos, chord/scale materials and melodic patterns. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Laura Caviani
  • MUSC 279: Jazz Improvisation (Juried)

    The study of the basic grammar and syntax of jazz improvisation styles, including transcribing solos, chord/scale materials and melodic patterns. Weekly studio class participation is required.

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Laura Caviani
  • MUSC 280: Raga: Vocal or Instrumental Study of Hindustani Music

    Beginning, intermediate, and advanced students of voice, guitar, violin, flute, clarinet, etc., approach raga from their current level of musicianship. In all cases, traditional practical instruction is complemented by some theoretical and philosophical exploration of the underpinnings of the music. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · David Whetstone
  • MUSC 280: Raga:Voc/Instr Study Hindustani (Juried)

    Beginning, intermediate, and advanced students of voice, guitar, violin, flute, clarinet, etc., approach raga from their current level of musicianship. In all cases, traditional practical instruction is complemented by some theoretical and philosophical exploration of the underpinnings of the music. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · David Whetstone
  • MUSC 281: Sitar

    Beginning through advanced study of sitar in the gayaki ang style of Ustad Vilayat Khan. Previous musical experience is not necessary. Sitars are provided. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · David Whetstone
  • MUSC 281: Sitar (Juried)

    Beginning through advanced study of sitar in the gayaki ang style of Ustad Vilayat Khan. Previous musical experience is not necessary. Sitars are provided. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · David Whetstone
  • MUSC 282: Chinese Musical Instruments

    Beginning through advanced study on traditional Chinese instruments, pipa (Chinese lute), erhu (Chinese violin), guzheng (Chinese zither), zhongruan (Chinese moon guitar), hulusi, bawu and dizi (Chinese bamboo flutes). Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Gao Hong
  • MUSC 282: Chinese Musical Instruments (Juried)

    Beginning through advanced study on traditional Chinese instruments, pipa (Chinese lute), erhu (Chinese violin), guzheng (Chinese zither), zhongruan (Chinese moon guitar), hulusi, bawu and dizi (Chinese bamboo flutes). Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Gao Hong
  • MUSC 283: World Drumming Instruction

    World drumming instruction in various ethnic drumming styles including West African (Ghanaian instruments), Cuban (congas), North Indian (tabla) and Middle Eastern (dumbek). Equipment available for registered students.

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Jay Johnson
  • MUSC 283: World Drumming Instruction (Juried)

    World drumming instruction in various ethnic drumming styles including West African (Ghanaian instruments), Cuban (congas), North Indian (tabla) and Middle Eastern (dumbek). Equipment available for registered students.

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Jay Johnson
  • MUSC 284: American Folk Instrument (Juried)

    Beginning to advanced study of technique and improvisational styles on American folk instruments. Students may study 5-string banjo (bluegrass or clawhammer style), bluegrass guitar, Dobro©, fiddle (violin, viola, cello), bass, ukulele, mandolin, mandola, mandocello and accordion. The Music Department has a single mandolin, fiddle, banjo, and guitar (and two ukuleles) available for shared use by enrolled students unable to provide their own instruments.

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Mark Kreitzer
  • MUSC 284: American Folk Instruments

    Beginning to advanced study of technique and improvisational styles on American folk instruments. Students may study 5-string banjo (bluegrass or clawhammer style), bluegrass guitar, Dobro©, fiddle (violin, viola, cello), bass, ukulele, mandolin, mandola, mandocello and accordion. The Music Department has a single mandolin, fiddle, banjo, and guitar (and two ukuleles) available for shared use by enrolled students unable to provide their own instruments.

    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission 2 credits; S/CR/NC; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 · Mark Kreitzer
  • MUSC 299: Recital

    A public music recital of a minimum of thirty minutes of solo performance (some chamber music may be included). Students enrolling in 299 do so in lieu of registering for applied lessons; 299 includes nine one-hour lessons. Normally 299 would be taken in the junior or senior year, and is repeatable one time. Fees and financial aid for 299 are the same as for two-credit applied lessons.

    Prerequisites: Permission of department. At least two terms of juried lessons at the 200 level. Students must have completed recital form and permission of the Music Department the term prior to the recital 3 credits; Arts Practice; offered Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020