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The music curriculum includes courses in music history and theory, ensemble performance, and applied lessons.

The Minor in Music is temporarily unavailable while it undergoes review and revision.

The following courses of study in music are available, including the non-credit Oglethorpe Winds (brass, woodwind and percussion ensemble):

MUS 134. University Singers

1 hour

This is an auditioned, mixed-voice concert choir, which is the primary musical ensemble for the study and performance of sacred and secular choral music. The University Chorale, an auditioned chamber choir, is chosen from members of the University Singers. Prerequisites: An audition and permission of the instructor.

MUS 135. Beginning Class Voice

1 hour

This course is an introduction to the basics of singing which includes posture, breath pressure, phonation, diction, tone, and intonation. A variety of easy vocal literature will be studied and performed. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

MUS 136. Applied Instruction in Music

1 hour

The study and practice of techniques and literature on an individual basis. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

MUS 430. Special Topics in Music

4 hours

This course will be a study of a selected topic in music, such as African-American Composers, Basic Techniques of Conducting, Fundamentals of Music, Masterpieces of Choral Literature, Music, Television, Films and Their Impact on Culture, Musics of Multicultural America, Women in Music, and World Music. Prerequisite: COR 103 or permission of the instructor.

MUS 431. Independent Study in Music

1-4 hours

This course is supervised research on a selected project or paper. It provides students an opportunity to study and analyze in depth a specific musical style, composer, work, etc. Prerequisite: Submission of a proposed outline of study that includes a schedule of meetings and assignments approved by the instructor, the division chair, and the Provost and Senior Vice President prior to registration.

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