MUS - Music

MUS109 Keyboard Musicianship I

Introduction to music reading and keyboard playing. Emphasis on the elements of music through the study of piano technique and performance, repertoire, music theory, harmonization, and transposition. No previous musical background is required.

MUS129 Carroll College Choir

The ensemble performs a diverse repertoire for SATB choir. Each semester, the choir normally presents one major concert, sings one or two Masses at the Cathedral of St Helena, and performs for special events on and off campus.

MUS130 Carroll College Choir

The ensemble performs a diverse repertoire for SATB choir. Each semester, the choir normally presents one major concert, sings one or two Masses at the Cathedral of St Helena, and performs for special events on and off campus.

MUS131 Pep Band

Pep band is open to interested instrumentalists. Rehearsals are once a week for 2 hours and performances include home sporting events and other activities. Repertoire includes mainly contemporary rock and pop material.

MUS132 Pep Band

Pep band is open to interested instrumentalists. Rehearsals are once a week for 2 hours and performances include home sporting events and other activities. Repertoire includes mainly contemporary rock and pop material.

MUS161 Music Appreciation

An introduction to the fine-art music tradition of Western civilization. Intended to acquaint the listener with the basic repertoire of concert music through a survey of significant compositions and innovations from each major style period. Emphasis on guided listening; concert attendance required. No previous background in music is required.

MUS165 American Popular Music

An examination of the development and use of all types of music in the United States. Special emphasis on sources of music, music and race, music and technology, and the music industry. Of primary interest is the study of music in relation to its historical and social context. Includes guided listening to recordings and video clips. No previous musical background is required.

MUS199 Music Practicum

Students can earn credit for participating as musicians in local musical productions, concerts or performing arts organizations (such as the Helena Symphony) under the guidance of qualified music directors. Participation in Carroll College music ensembles is not eligible for Music Practicum credit; see separate listings for those courses. A minimum of thirty (30) hours of participation is required for each hour of credit. Evaluation is conducted by music faculty in consultation with the music director. Pass/Fail grading only. Prerequisite: Interview and/or audition with music faculty. Does not satisfy Fine Arts CORE requirements.

MUS229 Chamber Choir-Audition Only

Chamber Choir is the premier mixed-voice vocal ensemble on campus. Admission to the group is by competitive audition, and membership is normally limited to sixteen singers. The Chamber Choir is committed to the highest musical and artistic standards in presenting a wide variety of music. Each semester, the choir normally presents one major concert, sings one or two Masses at the Cathedral of St. Helena, takes a two or three-day tour, and performs for special events on and off campus.

MUS230 Chamber Choir-Audition Only

Chamber Choir is the premier mixed-voice vocal ensemble on campus. Admission to the group is by competitive audition, and membership is normally limited to sixteen singers. The Chamber Choir is committed to the highest musical and artistic standards in presenting a wide variety of music. Each semester, the choir normally presents one major concert, sings one or two Masses at the Cathedral of St. Helena, takes a two or three-day tour, and performs for special events on and off campus.

MUS235 String Ensemble

Open to String Players: Violin, Viola, Cello and String Bass. The Ensemble will rehearse and perform a variety of music that is appropriate for the college level string ensemble. The String Ensemble presents a concert at the end of each semester and performs for special events on and off campus. Prerequisites: Private or high school orchestra experience of at least 3 years. Permission of instructor required.

MUS236 String Ensemble

Open to String Players: Violin, Viola, Cello and String Bass. The Ensemble will rehearse and perform a variety of music that is appropriate for the college level string ensemble. The String Ensemble presents a concert at the end of each semester and performs for special events on and off campus. Prerequisites: Private or high school orchestra experience of at least 3 years. Permission of instructor required.

MUS289 Special Topic

Special Topics courses include ad-hoc courses on various selected topics that are not part of the regular curriculum, however they may still fulfill certain curricular requirements. Special topics courses are offered at the discretion of each department and will be published as part of the semester course schedule - view available sections for more information. Questions about special topics classes can be directed to the instructor or department chair.

MUS425 MUS Internship

Internship Programs Recognizing that learning can take place outside the classroom, Carroll College allows its students to participate in a work program that relates to their area of studies. This employment must relate directly to classroom work in order to qualify for an internship. Close cooperation between Carroll and the participating companies insures a work experience that contributes significantly to the student?s overall growth and professional development. Juniors and seniors in any major area may participate with the approval of the department chairperson, academic advisor, and the internship coordinator. Students will receive academic credit and may or may not receive monetary compensation for an internship. A student may earn a maximum of 6 semester hours in the internship program. Enrollment in the course must be during the same semester in which the majority of the work experience takes place. Interested students should contact their academic advisor and the intership coordinator at the Career Services Office.

MUS475 Applied Music

Private music study on an instrument or voice with a local private teacher approved by the music faculty. Students must have prior music study on the instrument or voice. Students are personally responsible for financial arrangements with the private teacher. Evaluation is conducted by music faculty in consultation with the private teacher at the end of each semester. Pass/Fail grading only. May be repeated each semester. Does not satisfy Fine Arts CORE credit.

MUS485 Independent Study

The Independent Study form is availble in the Registrar's Office or MyCaroll Document Center. Independent study is open to junior and senior students only. At the time of application, a student must have earned a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. A student may register for no more than three (3) semester hours of independent study in any one term. In all cases, registration for independent study must be approved by the appropriate department chairperson and the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

MUS495 Senior Seminar