Music / Courses

MUS-010 Recital Seminar/Repertoire Class (0.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall
Course Offered Every Year

Recital and repertoire class attendance and written reflection; designed to give music students performance opportunities and experiences as well as to develop critical listening skills.


MUS-100 Elementary Theory & Composition (3.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall
Course Offered Every Year

Introduction to the theory of music and its creation; fundamental aspects of melody and harmony explored in detail. Emphasis on rhythm and meter, notation, tonality, triads, composition and analysis, modulation, two-, three-, and four-voice writing, and functional harmony through dominant seventh chords. Three class hours weekly; at least one hour per week in the computer laboratory.

MUS-101 Elementary Theory & Composition (3.00 cr.)
Session(s): Spring
Course Offered Every Year

Introduction to the theory of music and its creation; fundamental aspects of melody and harmony explored in detail. Emphasis on rhythm and meter, notation, tonality, triads, composition and analysis, modulation, two-, three-, and four-voice writing, and functional harmony through dominant seventh chords. Three class hours weekly; at least one hour per week in the computer laboratory. Prerequisite: MUS-100.

MUS-140 Elementary Keyboard Harmony I (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall
Course Offered Every Year

Exploration of the keyboard aimed at fluency in basic chordal progressions in all keys and modes. Simple transposition of melodies stressing interval relationships and using basic accompanying patterns. Sight-reading. Methods of keyboard improvisation are introduced. Regular and accelerated sections are offered. Prerequisites: The ability to read music and some basic piano study.

MUS-141 Elementary Keyboard Harmony II (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Spring
Course Offered Every Year

Exploration of the keyboard aimed at fluency in basic chordal progressions in all keys and modes. Simple transposition of melodies stressing interval relationships and using basic accompanying patterns. Sight-reading. Methods of keyboard improvisation are introduced. Regular and accelerated sections are offered. Prerequisite: MUS-140.

MUS-150 Elementary Ear-Training (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall
Course Offered Every Year

Introduction to sight-singing and ear-training through the basic elements of intervallic relationships, rhythm, and chord structure. Emphasis on converting notation to musical sound and musical sound back to notation. Basic conducting patterns must be mastered in conjunction with sight-singing. Use of programmed computer instruction in a lab setting to drill these skills. Students must be able to read music and to match pitch.

MUS-151 Elementary Ear-Training (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Spring
Course Offered Every Year

Introduction to sight-singing and ear-training through the basic elements of intervallic relationships, rhythm, and chord structure. Emphasis on converting notation to musical sound and musical sound back to notation. Basic conducting patterns must be mastered in conjunction with sight-singing. Use of programmed computer instruction in a lab setting to drill these skills. Students must be able to read music and to match pitch. Prerequisite: MUS-150.

MUS-202 Advanced Theory & Composition (3.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall
Course Offered Every Year

Review and continuation, through analysis and composition, of functional harmony. Seventh, ninth, and eleventh chords. Study of form, analysis, counterpoint, 20th century techniques. Harmonic dictation. Prerequisite: MUS-101.

MUS-203 Advanced Theory & Composition (3.00 cr.)
Session(s): Spring
Course Offered Every Year

Review and continuation, through analysis and composition, of functional harmony. Seventh, ninth, and eleventh chords. Study of form, analysis, counterpoint, 20th century techniques. Harmonic dictation. Prerequisite: MUS-202.

MUS-214 Music Appreciation (3.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring
Course Offered Every Year

A course designed to impart an understanding of music as an element of liberal culture and to develop the power of listening intelligently. Masterworks in music literature will be learned. No technical knowledge is required.

MUS-215 Music Literature (3.00 cr.)
Session(s): Spring
Course Offered Every Year

An introduction of music from a global perspective, to music resources such as reference materials, to aural analysis of music and score analysis. Students learn to listen actively to music from folk, popular and art traditions, both Western and non-Western. The process of writing about music will be explored as well as career opportunities in music. This course is a foundation for more advanced studies in music history and literature and is designed for music majors and students with some formal music background. Required of freshman majors; prerequisite to music history and literature.

MUS-242 Intermediate Keyboard Harmony I (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall
Course Offered Every Year

Reinforcement at the keyboard of harmonic vocabulary associated with MUS-202 and MUS-203. Emphasis on four-part texture, with controlled voice leading, through realization of abstract harmonic settings, figured bass and melody accompaniment. Development of basic functional skills, such as harmonization of melody, score reading, sight-reading, transposition, and improvisation. Prerequisite: MUS-141.

MUS-243 Intermediate Keyboard Harmony II (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Spring
Course Offered Every Year

Reinforcement at the keyboard of harmonic vocabulary associated with MUS-202 and MUS-203. Emphasis on four-part texture, with controlled voice leading, through realization of abstract harmonic settings, figured bass and melody accompaniment. Development of basic functional skills, such as harmonization of melody, score reading, sight-reading, transposition, and improvisation. Prerequisite: MUS-242.

MUS-252 Intermediate Ear-Training (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall
Course Offered Every Year

Continued development of ear-training, sight-singing, and conducting skills begun in MUS-150 and MUS-151. Prerequisite: MUS-151.

MUS-253 Intermediate Ear-Training (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Spring
Course Offered Every Year

Continued development of ear-training, sight-singing, and conducting skills begun in MUS-150 and MUS-151. Prerequisite: MUS-252.

MUS-299 Introduction to Research in Music (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring
Course Offered Every Year

Open to freshmen and sophomores who have an interest in music and who would like to work individually with a faculty member on a project involving research, performance, or other creative endeavor in music. In conjunction with a faculty member, the student will formulate and execute a project at an intermediate level of complexity. The project will require a culminating experience involving a written report and/or a public presentation of its purpose, process, and outcomes. A research proposal form completed by the student and the faculty mentor is required for registration. May be repeated for credit for a total of six semester hours. MUS-100.

MUS-300 Conducting (2.00 cr.)
Session(s): Spring
Course Offered Every Year

Students will learn basic conducting patterns, techniques, and beginning rehearsal procedures for instrumental and choral ensembles. Prerequisites: MUS-101.

MUS-301 Conducting Workshop (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall
Course Offered Every Year

Advanced conducting techniques, score study, and rehearsal pedagogy culminate in laboratory setting with live musicians of diverse musical backgrounds and skill sets.

MUS-305 Arranging for Instruments and Voices (3.00 cr.)
Session(s): Varies, Contact Department Head
Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head

A study of the characteristics of instrumentation and ranges of the voice, wind, brass, percussion, keyboard, and string instruments. This course utilizes technology in orchestration and voice-leading techniques. Prerequisites: MUS-203, MUS-151, MUS-253.

MUS-315 History of Musical Styles and Structure: Antiquity -1750 (4.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall
Course Offered Even-Numbered Years Only

A historical and stylistic study of music from ancient Greece through the Baroque period including analysis, composition in specific styles, performance and listening. Prerequisites: MUS-101, MUS-214.

MUS-316 History of Musical Styles and Structure: 1750 to the Present (4.00 cr.)
Session(s): Spring
Course Offered Odd-Numbered Years Only

A historical and stylistic study of music from the early Classical period into the 21st century. Includes analysis, composition in specific styles, performance and listening. Prerequisites: MUS-101, MUS-214.

MUS-400 Special Topics in Music (3.00 cr.)
Session(s): Varies, Contact Department Head
Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the literature, materials and pedagogy of her applied area. It will rotate through voice, keyboard and instrumental areas. Structure of the course will vary according to the applied area. Prerequisite: MUS-101.

MUS-455 Opera Workshop (2.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall
Course Offered Even-Numbered Years Only

A course focusing on preparation and performance of opera scenes or of a complete opera. This course offers singers in various stages of vocal development an opportunity to learn basic stagecraft. Emphasis on character development, ensemble acting, role preparation. Scenes and roles will be assigned, musically prepared, staged and presented in a performance at the end of each semester. Functions in collaboration with Capitol Opera Raleigh. May be repeated for credit.

MUS-494 Seminar in Music Literature (2.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall
Course Offered Odd-Numbered Years Only

Research in topics related to music literature, history, or performance selected by the instructor, individual students, or the class. Different topics each semester.

MUS-498 Honors Thesis in Music (3.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring
Course Offered Every Year

Joint participation by students and faculty in the discovery, examination, and analysis of knowledge in music. The project must meet honors program thesis requirements as well as expectations of the music faculty. Open to seniors in the Honors and/or Teaching Fellows Programs only.

MUS-499 Research in Music (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring
Course Offered Every Year

Open to junior and senior music majors or others with permission. In conjunction with a music faculty mentor, the student will formulate and execute an original research project at an advanced level of complexity culminating in a paper and a presentation. A research proposal form completed by the student and faculty mentor is required for registration. May be repeated for credit for a total of six semester hours. Prerequisites: MUS-203 and 4 credits from courses MUS-315, MUS-316.

MUS-580 Internship in Music (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring
Course Offered Every Year

An internship in professional music designed to give students practical knowledge and experience preparing them for careers in the national not-for-profit and commercial music arena. For three hours credit students must work 120 hours in one approved professional music organization or with a private studio teacher. Prerequisite: Admission to Certificate in Professional Performance Program in music.

MUS-720 Materials and Methods in Elementary Schools (2.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall
Course Offered Every Year

Designed for music education majors, this course is based on the development of concepts through a series of sequential music activities. Attention is given to formulating a philosophy of music education, Orff, Kodaly, and Dalcroze techniques and lesson planning. Public school observation and teaching are included. Prerequisites: MUS 203, 253, 300. Pre or Corequisite: EDU-232.

MUS-721 Materials and Methods in Middle Schools (2.00 cr.)
Session(s): Spring
Course Offered Every Year

A study of teaching methodologies appropriate for middle school with special attention given to classroom management, middle school choral and instrumental programs, general music, and music assessment. Open to students admitted to the teacher education program or with permission of the instructor.

MUS-722 Materials and Methods in Secondary Schools (2.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall
Course Offered Every Year

A study of the scope and sequence in the music programs of secondary schools. Attention is given to developing vocal and instrumental programs, with emphasis on repertoire, techniques, performance preparations, and program building. School observation and teaching is required. Prerequisites: MUS-203, MUS-253, MUS-300, EDU 232. Open to students admitted to the teacher education program or with permission of the instructor.

MUE-134 Meredith Chorus (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring
Course Offered Every Year

Open to all students without audition. Gives approximately two performances per semester on and off of the campus. Students learn to advance their choral performance skills. A wide variety of music is programmed.

MUE-136 Accompanying Class (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Varies, Contact Department Head
Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head

All students whose principal applied study is piano or organ are expected to fulfill at least two semesters of their ensemble requirement in accompanying. Two credit hours of accompanying class are required for credit in accompanying, or for accompanying a recital. Students are urged to take this class as early in their studies as possible.

MUE-139 Handbell Choir (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Varies, Contact Department Head
Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head

Handbell ringers perform on and off campus. Students must be able to read music. Instructor's consent required.

MUE-231 Wind Ensemble (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Varies, Contact Department Head

Rehearsal and performance of works taken from standard ensemble literature; open to all qualified students by arrangement with the instructor. Instructor's consent required.

MUE-232 Flute Ensemble (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Varies, Contact Department Head
Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head

Rehearsal and performance of works taken from standard ensemble literature; open to all qualified students by arrangement with the instructor. Instructor's consent required.

MUE-233 Chamber Music Ensemble (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Varies, Contact Department Head
Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head

Rehearsal and performance of chamber music, selected to match the abilities of the students enrolled. Instructor's consent required.

MUE-236 Accompanying (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Varies, Contact Department Head
Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head

All students whose principal applied study is piano or organ are expected to fulfill at least two semesters of their ensemble requirement in accompanying. In addition, these students are expected to accompany [with or without credit] every semester, except for the two semesters that, they are in a choral ensemble. Normally, one of the following is expected for one hour of credit: a) prepare to accompany a recital for one major; b) accompany lessons, jury examinations, and student recital appearances for one major; c) accompany lessons and juries for two non-majors [the equivalent of one 60-minute or two 30-minute lessons]; or d) accompany an ensemble. Any work beyond this must be approved by the accompanist's principal applied instructor. Non-music majors may earn credit by accompanying lessons and juries for one 60-minute or two 30-minute lessons. Prerequisite: MUE-136.

MUE-237 String Ensemble (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Varies, Contact Department Head
Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head

Rehearsal and performance of works taken from standard ensemble literature; open to all qualified students by arrangement with the instructor. Instructor's consent required.

MUE-238 Meredith Sinfonietta (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring
Course Offered Every Year

Rehearsal and performance of orchestral works, selected to match the abilities of the students enrolled. Instructor's consent required.

MUE-332 Flute Quartet (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Varies, Contact Department Head
Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head

Rehearsal and performance of works taken from standard ensemble literature; open to all qualified students by arrangement with the instructor. Instructor's consent required.

MUE-334 Meredith Chorale (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring
Course Offered Every Year

A select group of approximately 35-45 singers who represent the College in several concerts per semester both on campus and off. A music tour is planned each spring and other off campus experiences as opportunity arises. By audition only. Instructor's consent required. This course fulfills the General Educational experiential learning requirement.

MUE-335 Encore! (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring
Course Offered Every Year

A group of about eight singers who perform small ensemble literature such as jazz, barbershop, madrigal, motets and some popular music. Performances occur both on campus and off. Admission by audition only. Instructor's consent required. Co-requisite courses: for music majors whose principal applied study is voice: MUE-134 or MUE-334.

MUE-336 Piano Ensemble (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring
Course Offered Every Year

Study of works for piano, four hands or two pianos. Instructor's consent required.

MUE-338 Raleigh Symphony Orchestra (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring
Course Offered Every Year

A community orchestra which rehearses and performs primarily at Meredith. Conductor's and instructor's consent required.

MUA-040 Beginning Class Piano (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring
Course Offered Every Year

Introduction to fundamentals of the keyboard. Familiar songs, sight-reading, transposition, chords, ensemble playing.

MUA-044 Preparatory Piano (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring; Summer
Course Offered Every Year

Repertoire may range from beginning materials to more advanced repertoire appropriate to the individual student.

MUA-050 Beginning Class Voice (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring
Course Offered Every Year

Class lessons in voice will provide the non-major student an introduction to the fundamental techniques required to develop a stable and healthy singing voice. Students will explore the roots of vocal identity, breathing system, posture, initiating tone, vocal registration, optimizing tone quality, learning and performing a song. No previous vocal/choral experience necessary.

MUA-054 Preparatory Voice (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring; Summer
Course Offered Every Year

Repertoire may range from beginning materials to more advanced repertoire appropriate to the individual student.

MUA-068 Guitar Class (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring
Course Offered Every Year

Beginning instruction in folk guitar. Basic chords, notations, rhythm. No previous guitar experience necessary; guitars furnished.

MUA-090 String and Percussion Techniques (2.00 cr.)
Session(s): Varies, Contact Department Head
Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head

A study of the pedagogies of string and percussion instruments and strategies for teaching them in a classroom setting.

MUA-091 Brass and Woodwind Techniques (2.00 cr.)
Session(s): Varies, Contact Department Head
Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head

A study of the pedagogies of brass and woodwind instruments and strategies for teaching them in a classroom setting.

MUA-105 Composition (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring
Course Offered Every Year

Composition in various forms for voice, chorus, individual instruments and combinations of instruments. Instruction in private lessons or in groups.

MUA-144 Piano I (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring; Summer
Course Offered Every Year

J.S. Bach - Easier preludes, dance movements, inventions or sinfonias; a sonata-form movement from a Classical period sonata or sonatina; an etude and character piece from the Romantic period; compositions from the Impressionistic or Nationalistic schools; an American composition composed after 1950.

MUA-145 Organ I (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring; Summer
Course Offered Every Year

Manual and pedal technique. Bach Eight Little Preludes and Fugues, Orgelbuechelein; Dupre Seventy-Nine Chorales; works of comparable difficulty from all periods; hymn playing.

MUA-146 Harpsichord I (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Varies, Contact Department Head
Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head


MUA-154 Voice I (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring; Summer
Course Offered Every Year

Position and poise of the body, exercises to enhance vocal freedom through coordination of breath and tone. Emphasis on evenness of tone and smoothness of phrase. Simpler songs from classical literature, English and Italian pronunciation.

MUA-164 Violin I (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring; Summer
Course Offered Every Year

Thorough study of bowing and left-hand technique; Laoreux Etudes, Bk. II; Mazas Op. 36; concertos by DeBeriot and Accoloay; sonatinas by Schubert.

MUA-165 Viola I (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring; Summer
Course Offered Every Year


MUA-166 Cello I (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring; Summer
Course Offered Every Year


MUA-167 Double Bass I (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Varies, Contact Department Head
Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head


MUA-168 Guitar I (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring; Summer
Course Offered Every Year

A study of scales, arpeggios, slurs, and chords in the first position. Compositions by Carulli, Carcassi, Aguardo, Giulini. May be taken without course prerequisite with instructor's consent. Prerequisite: MUA-068.

MUA-174 Flute I (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring; Summer
Course Offered Every Year


MUA-175 Clarinet I (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring
Course Offered Every Year


MUA-176 Oboe I (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Varies, Contact Department Head
Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head


MUA-177 Saxophone I (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring
Course Offered Every Year


MUA-178 Bassoon I (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Varies, Contact Department Head
Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head


MUA-179 Harp I (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring; Summer
Course Offered Every Year


MUA-184 Trumpet I (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring; Summer
Course Offered Every Year


MUA-185 French Horn I (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring; Summer
Course Offered Every Year


MUA-186 Trombone I (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring; Summer
Course Offered Every Year


MUA-187 Euphonium I (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Varies, Contact Department Head
Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head


MUA-189 Percussion I (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Varies, Contact Department Head
Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head


MUA-205 Composition II (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring
Course Offered Every Year

Composition in various forms for voice, chorus, individual instruments and combinations of instruments. Instruction in private lessons or in groups.

MUA-244 Piano II (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring; Summer
Course Offered Every Year

J.S. Bach - A prelude and fugue from WTC, or two contrasting dance movements from a suite; a complete sonata by a Classical composer; a character piece from the Romantic period; a composition such as an etude or toccata from the 20th century; a piece composed since 1950.

MUA-245 Organ II (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring; Summer
Course Offered Every Year

Bach preludes and fugues of the first master period, chorale preludes, trio sonatas; works of Mendelssohn, Franck, and other romantics; selected 20th century and pre-Bach repertoire; service-playing, improvisation.

MUA-246 Harpsichord II (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Varies, Contact Department Head
Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head


MUA-254 Voice II (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring; Summer
Course Offered Every Year

Technical work of the freshman year continued; scales and staccato exercises. Moderately difficult songs by composers of romantic and contemporary literature. French and German pronunciation.

MUA-264 Violin II (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring; Summer
Course Offered Every Year

Scales and arpeggios in three octaves; Mazas Etudes Speciales, Kreutzer etudes; sonatas of Corelli and Handel; concertos by Rode, Viotti, and Kreutzer.

MUA-265 Viola II (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring; Summer
Course Offered Every Year


MUA-266 Cello II (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring; Summer
Course Offered Every Year


MUA-267 Double Bass II (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Varies, Contact Department Head
Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head


MUA-268 Guitar II (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring; Summer
Course Offered Every Year

Continued work with technique; Segovia, diatonic scales; compositions by Sor, Milan, Tarrega, DeVisee.

MUA-274 Flute II (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring; Summer
Course Offered Every Year


MUA-275 Clarinet II (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring
Course Offered Every Year


MUA-276 Oboe II (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Varies, Contact Department Head
Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head


MUA-277 Saxophone II (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring
Course Offered Every Year


MUA-278 Bassoon II (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Varies, Contact Department Head
Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head


MUA-284 Trumpet II (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Varies, Contact Department Head
Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head


MUA-285 French Horn II (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring
Course Offered Every Year


MUA-289 Percussion II (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Varies, Contact Department Head
Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head


MUA-290 Sophomore Recital (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring
Course Offered Every Year

A solo recital (which may be shared by two or three performers). Prerequisites: 4 student recital appearances, approved by the faculty in the student's applied music area, and a hearing at least two weeks prior to the recital. Recital fee assessed.

MUA-305 Composition III (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring
Course Offered Every Year

Composition in various forms for voice, chorus, individual instruments, and combinations of instruments. Instruction in private lessons or in groups.

MUA-344 Piano III (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring; Summer
Course Offered Every Year

J.S. Bach - A prelude and fugue, a complete suite, or toccata; a complete sonata by a Classical or Romantic composer; a piece or movement from the piano ensemble literature.

MUA-345 Organ III (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring; Summer
Course Offered Every Year

Bach, smaller works of the mature master period, selected romantic works of French and German composers; 20th century works of comparable difficulty to Hindemith Sonatas; larger works of early Baroque; service-playing, improvisation.

MUA-346 Harpsichord III (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Varies, Contact Department Head
Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head


MUA-354 Voice III (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring; Summer
Course Offered Every Year

More advanced technique and vocalizations. Advanced literature. Introduction of oratorio and operatic repertoire.

MUA-364 Violin III (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring; Summer
Course Offered Every Year

Technical work continued; etudes by Kreutzer and Horillo; sonatas by Mozart and Beethoven; concertos by Viotti, Kreutzer, and Mozart.

MUA-365 Viola III (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring; Summer
Course Offered Every Year


MUA-366 Cello III (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring; Summer
Course Offered Every Year


MUA-367 Double Bass III (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Varies, Contact Department Head
Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head


MUA-368 Guitar III (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring; Summer
Course Offered Every Year

Continued work with technique; preludes by Ponce, Villa-Lobos; compositions by Bach, Weiss, Dowland.

MUA-374 Flute III (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring; Summer
Course Offered Every Year


MUA-375 Clarinet III (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring
Course Offered Every Year


MUA-376 Oboe III (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Varies, Contact Department Head
Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head


MUA-377 Saxophone III (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring
Course Offered Every Year


MUA-378 Bassoon III (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Varies, Contact Department Head
Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head


MUA-389 Percussion III (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Varies, Contact Department Head
Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head


MUA-390 Junior Recital (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring
Course Offered Every Year

A solo recital (which may be shared by two or three performers), given during the student's junior year. The student's research will lead to program notes to be distributed at the recital. Prerequisites: 6 student recital appearances, approved by the faculty in the student's applied music area, and a hearing at least two weeks prior to the recital. Recital fee assessed.

MUA-391 Lecture-Recital (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring
Course Offered Every Year

The piano pedagogy student will present a lecture-recital or workshop illustrating some aspect of literature or teaching techniques related to study in pedagogy. Recital fee assessed.

MUA-405 Composition IV (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring
Course Offered Every Year

Composition in various forms for voice, chorus, individual instruments and combinations of instruments. Instruction in private lessons or in groups.

MUA-444 Piano IV (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring; Summer
Course Offered Every Year

A major work or group of shorter works, 10-15 minutes in duration, from the Baroque or Classical periods; a complete sonata or a major single work, 10-15 minutes in duration, from the Classical or Romantic periods; a major work, or group of shorter works, by a Romantic composer; a major work, or group of shorter works, representing the 20th century.

MUA-445 Organ IV (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring; Summer
Course Offered Every Year

Bach, larger works of the mature master period; compositions of Franck, Widor, Vieme, Mendelssohn, Reger, and other romantics; early Baroque, larger 20th century compositions; service-playing, improvisation.

MUA-446 Harpsichord IV (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Varies, Contact Department Head
Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head


MUA-454 Voice IV (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring; Summer
Course Offered Every Year

Technical work continued, stressing flexibility. Total repertory [MUA-154 through MUA-454] to include four arias from operatic literature, four arias from oratorio literature, 20 songs from the classic and romantic literature, 20 songs from modern literature.

MUA-464 Violin IV (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring; Summer
Course Offered Every Year

Scales in thirds and octaves; etudes by Rode and Gavinies; concertos by Vieuxtemps, Wieniawski, Godard, and others; sonatas by Bach, Tartini, and Beethoven.

MUA-465 Viola IV (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring; Summer
Course Offered Every Year


MUA-466 Cello IV (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring; Summer
Course Offered Every Year


MUA-467 Double Bass IV (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Varies, Contact Department Head
Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head


MUA-468 Guitar IV (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring; Summer
Course Offered Every Year

Etudes by Villa-Lobos; large works by Bach, Ponce, Tedesco, Albeniz; contemporary works; music for guitar and ensemble.

MUA-474 Flute IV (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring; Summer
Course Offered Every Year


MUA-475 Clarinet IV (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring
Course Offered Every Year


MUA-476 Oboe IV (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Varies, Contact Department Head
Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head


MUA-477 Saxophone IV (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring
Course Offered Every Year


MUA-478 Bassoon IV (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Varies, Contact Department Head
Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head


MUA-489 Percussion IV (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Varies, Contact Department Head
Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head


MUA-490 Graduation Recital (Performance majors) (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring
Course Offered Every Year

A 50- to 60-minute recital including music at senior level to be offered during the fall or spring of the final year of study. The student's research will be distributed at the recital. The recital fulfills the Graduation Recital requirement for the Bachelor of Music degree with a major in performance. Performance majors only. Recital fee assessed.

MUA-491 Graduation Recital (B.A. or Music Education Majors) (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring
Course Offered Every Year

A 20- to 60-minute recital, including music at the appropriate level of advancement, to be offered during the fall or spring of the final year of study. The student's research will lead to two documents associated with the recital: 1) program notes 2) a theoretical and historical analysis of the works and a discussion of how the learner has generated new insights or interpretations that foster reflection and self-understanding. The recital fulfills the Graduation Recital requirement for the Bachelor of Music degree with a major in music education or for the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in music. B.A. or music education majors only. For the Bachelor of Arts candidate, a culminating project which combines research and performance may be substituted for a solo or shared recital. This substitution may be made upon recommendation of the faculty. Recital fee assessed.

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Erica Rogers, '13

Erica Rogers earned a music degree from Meredith in piano performance - and then made plans to attend law school in the fall.

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Jeanie Wozencraft-Ornellas
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