May 19, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Music Courses

  
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    MU 1080 - Orchestra (0)


  
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    MU 1081 - Orchestra (1)


  
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    MU 1090 - Chamber Ensemble (0)


    01 String Ensemble, .02 Guitar Ensemble, .03 Flute Ensemble, .04 Percussion Ensemble, .05 New Music Ensemble

     

  
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    MU 1091 - Chamber Ensemble (1)


    01 String Ensemble, .02 Guitar Ensemble, .03 Flute Ensemble, .04 Percussion Ensemble, .05 New Music Ensemble

  
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    MU 1103 - Fundamentals of Music (3) F


    This course is designed for music majors, worship ministry majors, music minors and non-majors with little or no previous training in music theory. Written and aural skills, notation, rhythm, scales, key signatures, time signatures, intervals and triads are included in the course of study. Minimum grade of “C” required to proceed to MU 1133  (Music Theory I). This course may be counted as elective credit but is not part of any major or minor program in music.

  
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    MU 1111 - Aural Skills I (1) SP


    Includes rhythmic, melodic and harmonic reading and dictation, error detection and sight-singing. Courses to be taken in sequence. Minimum grade of “C” required to move forward into MU 1121   (Aural Skills II).

    Prerequisite: minimum grade of “C” in MU 1103   (Fundamentals of Music) or passing grade on theory placement exam
    Corequisite: MU 1133  (Music Theory I)
  
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    MU 1121 - Aural Skills II (1) F


    Includes rhythmic, melodic and harmonic reading and dictation, error detection and sight-singing. Courses to be taken in sequence. Minimum grade of “C” required to proceed to MU 2111  (Aural Skills III).

    Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in MU 1111  (Aural Skills I)
    Corequisite: MU 1143  (Theory II)
  
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    MU 1133 - Theory I (3) SP


    The first semester of college music theory, including part-writing, harmonic analysis, and melodic harmonization applied to music of the common practice period (1600-1900). Minimum grade of “C” required to proceed to MU 2133  and MU 2402  .

    Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in MU 1103  (Fundamentals of Music) or passing grade on theory placement exam
    Corequisite: MU 1111  (Aural Skills I)
  
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    MU 1143 - Theory II (3) F


    The second semester of college music theory, including part-writing, harmonic analysis, and melodic harmonization applied to music of the common practice period (1600-1900). Minimum grade of “C” required to proceed to MU 2133 MU 2402 , MU 3013  , or CMU 2053  .

    Prerequisite: Minimum grade of ”C” in MU 1133   (Theory I)
    Corequisite: MU 1121   (Aural Skills II)
  
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    MU 1202 - Issues for Performers (2) SP Offered odd-numbered years


    A study of the problems and issues confronting performers. Topics include stage etiquette, program construction, performance anxiety and the psychology of performing, auditions, time management, practice techniques and networking resources. The class also suggests ways to stay current on performance practices and remain aware of the music scene in major metropolitan areas.

  
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    MU 1330 - Contemporary Music Ensemble (0) F, SP


  
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    MU 1331 - Contemporary Music Ensemble 1 F, SP


  
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    MU 1340 - Contemporary Vocal Ensemble 0 F, SP


  
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    MU 1341 - Contemporary Vocal Ensemble 1 F, SP


  
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    MU 1350 - Contemporary Special Ensemble 0 F, SP


  
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    MU 1351 - Contemporary Special Ensemble 1 F, SP


  
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    MU 1541 - Class Voice (1) F, SP


    A study of the fundamentals of singing, including breathing, posture, diction and voice quality. One class meeting per week. Should be taken prior to private voice study.

  
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    MU 1641 - Class Piano I (1) F, SP


    Introductory keyboard instruction designed to develop facility with major and minor scales, simple cadences, sight-reading, improvisation and harmonization of simple melodies with primary chords and transposition.

  
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    MU 1651 - Class Piano II (1) F, SP


    Elementary keyboard instruction designed to develop facility with major and minor scales and arpeggios, chords, improvisation, sight-reading in four-part textures, harmonization of simple melodies with appropriate chords and accompaniment patterns and transposition beyond five-note positions.

    Prerequisite: MU 1641  (Class Piano I) or placement by piano faculty.
  
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    MU 1671 - Class Piano III (1) F, SP


    Early intermediate keyboard instruction designed to develop facility with modes and nondiatonic scales, harmonization, progressions using all diatonic chords, improvisation, and transposition.

    Prerequisite: MU 1651, or placement/permission.
  
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    MU 1741 - Class Guitar I (1) F, SP


    Introductory guitar instruction designed to develop facility with major, minor, and dominant seventh chords, right-hand technique, rhythmic patterns, and reading of basic guitar charts.

  
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    MU 2000 - Recital Seminar (0) F, SP


    Performance, workshop, and concert attendance seminar required of all majors each semester.

  
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    MU 2001 - Recital Seminar (1) F, SP


    Performance, workshop, and concert attendance seminar required of all majors each semester.

  
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    MU 2111 - Aural Skills III (1) SP


    Continuation of the development of aural skills including dictation and sight-singing. Minimum grade of “C” required for music majors.

    Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in MU 1121  (Aural Skills II)
    Corequisite: MU 2133  (Theory III)
  
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    MU 2133 - Theory III (3) SP


    A study of chromaticism in the common practice period, including an introduction to Schenkerian reduction techniques and the Nashville number system. The course explores parallels in nomenclature and technique between the common practice and contemporary music, analyzing both classical scores and lead sheets. Minimum grade of “C” is required to move forward to MU 2143 , MU 3112 , MU 3413 , MU 3423 , MU 4103  or MU 4113 .

    Prerequisite: Minimum “C” in MU 1143  (Theory II)
    Corequisite: MU 2111  (Aural Skills III)
  
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    MU 2143 - Theory IV (3) F


    A study of post-tonal music and related compositional materials, techniques and analytical systems including impressionism, serialism, the Hindemith series, integral serialism, electronic music, indeterminacy, minimalism and Forte set theory. Includes a study of compositional process in traditional Indian classical music and other world musics.

    Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in MU 2133  (Theory III)
  
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    MU 2200 - Collaborative Piano (0)


  
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    MU 2211 - Collaborative Piano (1)


  
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    MU 2402 - Music Literature (2) SP


    A survey of music literature from the historical periods, with listening experiences and examination of scores of representative works.

    Prerequisite: minimum grade of “C” in MU 1133 . Meets 3 hours.
  
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    MU 2843 - Brass and Percussion Methods (3) SP Offered even-numbered years


    Develops functional playing ability and pedagogical considerations for the brass and percussion instruments.

  
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    MU 2852 - Woodwind Methods (2) F Offered odd-numbered years


    Develops functional playing ability and pedagogical considerations for woodwind instruments.

  
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    MU 2881 - String Methods (1) SP Offered odd-numbered years


    Develops functional playing ability and pedagogical considerations for string instruments.

  
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    MU 3011 - Junior Recital, Performance Emphasis (1) F, SP


    A demonstration of the student’s performance fluency at the close of the junior year.

  
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    MU 3013 - Jazz and Pop Music Theory (3) F


    Explores tonal, harmonic and rhythmic analysis of American music including jazz, blues, country, gospel and rock. American and British pop music from early rock-n-roll to today’s EDM is also addressed. Includes aural transcription of music and the creation of musical scores and lead sheets as well as a study of the techniques of re-harmonization and advanced modal harmony. 

    Prerequisite: Minimum grade of ”C” in MU 2133  (Theory III). 
  
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    MU 3020 - Upper Division Hearing (0)


    At the end of the student’s fourth semester, a faculty panel assesses overall progress and likelihood of success in the planned major before the student moves to upper division study in the primary performance area.

    Department
    Music
  
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    MU 3112 - Form and Analysis (2) SP


    A study of the general principles which govern the structure of music. The course includes experiences in Schenkerian reduction analysis and covers traditional Western music forms in many genres, as well as form in popular music and various world musics.

    Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in MU 2143  (Theory III). 
  
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    MU 3203 - Music for Children (3) F, SP


    A study of the child’s singing voice and a survey of age appropriate materials, methods, and activities. Fulfills the arts requirement for all interdisciplinary K-6 majors unless they are music minors, who take MU 4243 .

  
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    MU 3403 - History of Church Music (3) SP Offered even-numbered years


    A study of the history of music in the church with emphasis on the cultural backgrounds and practice of music in the Bible, the impact of the Reformation, and recent trends within American church music. Open to students in any degree program for Bible credit. 

  
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    MU 3413 - History of Music I (3) F


    A survey of music in Western culture from its ancient beginnings to the music of Bach and Handel; particular attention is given to the development of stylistic concepts through the extensive use of scores and recordings.

    Prerequisite: Minimum grades of “C” in MU 2133  (Theory III) and MU 2402  (Music Literature).
  
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    MU 3423 - History of Music II (3) SP


    A survey of music in Western culture from the early eighteenth century to the present; particular attention is given to the development of stylistic concepts through the extensive use of scores and recordings.

    Prerequisite: Minimum grades of “C” in MU 2133  (Theory III) and MU 2402  (Music Literature).
  
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    MU 3503 - Digital Audio Synthesis (3) F Offered even-numbered years


    Fundamental concepts and techniques of digital audio synthesis, signal processing, and sound design, including an introduction to applications for recording, sequencing, editing and synthesis relevant to the generation, processing, recording and reproduction of sound.

  
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    MU 3513 - Solo Vocal Literature (3) SP Offered even-numbered years


    Survey of art song literature from Italy, France, Germany, Great Britain, Russia, Spain, South America, eastern Europe and the United States. The student will become familiar with basic and advanced vocal literature for all voice types to learn to program, plan and develop solo recitals.

    Prerequisites: One year of private voice study and minimum grade of “C” in MU 2402  (Music Literature)
  
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    MU 4000 - Senior Recital (0) F, SP


     A culmination of the student’s performance study representing work across multiple semesters for seniors with an emphasis in teaching.

  
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    MU 4001 - Senior Recital (1) F, SP


    A culmination of the student’s performance and scholarly study, representing work across multiple semesters. In addition to a traditional recital format, a lecture recital or equivalent project may be approved to fulfill this degree requirement.

  
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    MU 4002 - Pedagogy Practicum (2) SP Offered even-numbered years


    A structured opportunity for pedagogy students to gain experience in teaching beginning students under the supervision of experienced instructors.

  
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    MU 4012 - Senior Recital, Performance Emphasis (2) F, SP


    A culmination of the student’s performance study, representing work across multiple semesters to develop performing fluency on a body of literature, as well as additional research for purposes of analysis, historical performance practice and program preparation.

  
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    MU 4020 - Piano Proficiency (0)


    The piano proficiency is a demonstration of student’s keyboard skills. It includes scales and arpeggios, score reading, transposition, harmonization and sight reading. In addition, students will prepare and perform a composition of intermediate difficulty. Requirements differ for music majors, worship ministry majors and musical theatre minors. This should be attempted by the end of the fourth semester of study.

  
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    MU 4030 - Guitar Proficiency (0)


    The guitar proficiency is a demonstration of student’s guitar skills. It includes assessment of right-hand techniques (strumming, finger- picking), chord voicings and sight-reading of an intermediate level chord chart. This barrier is an option for majors in contemporary music (in lieu of the piano barrier). Students will prepare and perform a composition of intermediate difficulty and should attempt this barrier by the end of the fourth semester of study. 

  
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    MU 4103 - Counterpoint (3) F Offered odd-numbered years


    A course designed to give students writing experience in two- and three-voice 18th century counterpoint. Major projects will include the writing of a two-part invention, a passacaglia and a three-voice fugue.

    Prerequisite: MU 2133  (Theory III)
  
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    MU 4113 - Orchestration (3) SP


    This course covers the techniques of writing for the instruments of the orchestra and concert band, individually and in various combinations. The range, transposition and idiomatic characteristics of each instrument are studied.

    Prerequisite: MU 2133  (Theory III)
  
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    MU 4202 - Voice Pedagogy (2) F Offered even-numbered years


    A study of the various techniques and concepts used in teaching voice. Special emphasis is placed on learning to communicate sound principles of vocal production.

    Required of all vocal applied and music teaching majors.
  
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    MU 4213 - Choral Methods (3) SP Offered even-numbered years


    A detailed study of the vocal music program in the secondary schools; emphasis is given to appropriate methods and materials of instruction.

    Lab included.
  
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    MU 4224 - Instrumental Methods (4) F Offered even-numbered years


    A detailed study of the secondary instrumental music program emphasizing classroom discipline and methods, materials of instruction, teaching philosophy, musical acoustics, literature selection and marching show charting and design.

  
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    MU 4232 - Piano Pedagogy (2) F Offered odd-numbered years


    A study of teaching methods and materials, the history of pianism, professional organizations and business aspects of teaching.

  
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    MU 4243 - Elementary School Music (3) F Offered even-numbered years


    Methodology, aims and materials of teaching music in elementary school, including Orff and Kodaly techniques; required of all music education majors and music minors who are interdisciplinary K-6 majors.

    Lab included.
  
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    MU 4412 - Diction for Singers I: Latin and Italian (2) F Offered odd-numbered years


    Diction for Singers will train students in using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and in pronouncing Latin and Italian for the purposes of singing art songs and choral compositions. The class will include information on how to pronounce each language as well as practical experience with beginning level vocal solo literature and secondary level choral pieces.

    Prerequisite: Two semesters of private voice at the college level.
  
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    MU 4423 - Piano Literature (3) F Offered even-numbered years


    A survey of harpsichord and piano literature from the 18th century to the present.

    Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in MU 2402  (Music Literature).
  
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    MU 4433 - Instrumental Chamber Literature (3) SP Offered even-numbered years


    A survey of chamber music literature written for string and wind instruments from the Renaissance to the present, with special emphasis on major works within each type of instrumentation and within the output of major composers for chamber ensembles. In addition to a core of essential works, special emphasis (major course project) will be given to the performance areas of the individual students. A significant portion of the class will be spent in listening and score reading.

    Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in MU 2402 .
  
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    MU 4442 - Diction for Singers II: French and German (2) SP Offered even-numbered years


    Diction for Singers II will train students in pronouncing French and German for the purposes of singing art songs and choral compositions. The class will include information on how to pronounce each language as well as practical experience with beginning level vocal solo literature and secondary level choral pieces.

    Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in MU 4412 (Diction I: Latin and Italian)
  
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    MU 4612 - Conducting (2) F


    Introduction to the physical and psychological fundamentals of conducting, with limited emphasis on interpretation, style and rehearsal procedures.

    Prerequisites: Minimum grades of “C” in MU 1121  (Sight-Singing and Ear-Training II) and MU 1143  (Theory II).
  
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    MU 4622 - Choral Conducting and Literature (2) SP Offered odd-numbered years


    A study of specific techniques used in conducting and rehearsing choral ensembles and a survey of choral literature representative of the commonly performed styles.

    Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in MU 4612 .
  
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    MU 4632 - Instrumental Conducting and Literature (2) SP Offered odd-numbered years


    Exposure to specific techniques used to conduct and rehearse instrumental ensembles with specific emphasis on score analysis and available literature for the medium, both from a functional and historical standpoint.

    Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in MU 4612 .

Special Topics/Independent Research/Internship in Music Courses

  
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    MU 300V - Independent Study (1, 2, 3) Offered in unusual situations.


  
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    MU 302V - Special Topics in Music (1-3) Offered on demand


    A variety of topics will be offered. The course will provide an in-depth study of the specified topics which normally receive only brief mention in survey courses. Topics will be announced in the semester schedule.

    Prerequisite: consent of the instructor and academic chair.
  
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    MU 390V - Internship in Music (1-3)


    Provides students the opportunity to gain experience in a work setting.

    Prerequisite: proposal submitted to supervising professor and approved by academic chair. Open to juniors and seniors.

Individual Instruction Courses

  
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    MU 1411 - Composition (1)


    50-minute weekly lesson.

  
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    MU 1412 - Composition (2)


  
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    MU 1460 - Composition (0)


  
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    MU 1461 - Composition (1)


    25-minute weekly lesson.

  
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    MU 1511 - Voice (1)


    50-minute weekly lesson.

  
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    MU 1512 - Voice (2)


  
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    MU 1560 - Voice (0)


    25-minute weekly lesson.

  
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    MU 1561 - Voice (1)


    25-minute weekly lesson.

  
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    MU 1611 - Piano (1)


    50-minute weekly lesson.

  
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    MU 1612 - Piano (2)


  
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    MU 1660 - Piano (0)


    25-minute weekly lesson.

  
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    MU 1661 - Piano (1)


    25-minute weekly lesson.

  
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    MU 1711 - Guitar (1)


    50-minute weekly lesson.

  
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    MU 1712 - Guitar (2)


  
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    MU 1760 - Guitar (0)


    25-minute weekly lesson.

  
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    MU 1761 - Guitar (1)


    25-minute weekly lesson.

  
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    MU 1811 - Strings (1)


    50-minute weekly lesson.

  
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    MU 1812 - Strings (2)


  
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    MU 1860 - Strings (0)


    25-minute weekly lesson.

  
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    MU 1861 - Strings (1)


    25-minute weekly lesson.

  
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    MU 1911 - Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion (1)


    50-minute weekly lesson.

  
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    MU 1912 - Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion (2)


  
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    MU 1960 - Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion (0)


    25-minute weekly lesson.

  
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    MU 1961 - Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion (1)


    25-minute weekly lesson.

  
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    MU 3411 - Composition (1)


    50-minute weekly lesson.

  
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    MU 3412 - Composition (2)


    50-minute weekly lesson.

  
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    MU 3511 - Voice (1)


    50-minute weekly lesson.

  
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    MU 3512 - Voice (2)


    50-minute weekly lesson.

  
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    MU 3611 - Piano (1)


    50-minute weekly lesson.

  
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    MU 3612 - Piano (2)


    50-minute weekly lesson.

  
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    MU 3711 - Guitar (1)


    50-minute weekly lesson.

  
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    MU 3712 - Guitar (2)


    50-minute weekly lesson.

  
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    MU 3811 - Strings (1)


    25-minute weekly lesson.

  
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    MU 3812 - Strings (2)


    50-minute weekly lesson.

  
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    MU 3911 - Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion (1)


    50-minute weekly lesson.

 

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