Description: This course is an introduction and reinforcement of elementary musical skills for students with little or no formal musical experience. The course includes music notation, scales, chords, and basic keyboard techniques. Each student participates at a computer/keyboard station to learn interactive techniques through state-of-the-art MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) applications. This course not intended for students with significant musical experience. Especially planned to meet the needs of the beginner. Enrollment limit: ten
Description: Designed as a sequel to Introduction to Musicianship for students who have had some musical experience. Includes study of intervals, chords, and musical structure. Concepts are reinforced through advanced keyboard/computer MIDI applications. Prerequisite: MU 103 or MU 209 or by permission of instructor. Enrollment limit: 10.
Description: This course will give a broad overview of the elements of music. It covers basic note-reading techniques, music theory, identification of instrumentation, genre and musical forms, as well as an historic overview of music. An important element of this course is listening to and examining musical master works from a variety of periods and styles. At the conclusion of the course, students will be prepared for more advanced study in music theory, history, and applied music.
Description: This course is an exploration of the wide range of music heard today: western, nonwestern, popular, and classical. The course examines various elements, styles, and forms of music, and includes lectures, discussion, critical listening, field trips, and concert attendance. Students gain skills that will enable them to become more sophisticated listeners.
Description: This course will use e-?-resources, including the required text, to explore what has become a major component of pop culture. With the support of YouTube to hear archival recordings and the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame website among other resources, students will gain perspectives on the evolution of rock and roll music and its correlation to societal, cultural, and political shifts in the American landscape.
Description: Piano I is designed to teach beginners to play the piano. Students gain basic skills and confidence in note-reading, rhythm, and technique. Each student participates at her/his own newly updated computer/keyboard station using state-of-the-art Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) applications. Students will play familiar tunes with two hands by the semester's end.
Description: In Piano II, a sequel to Piano I, students advance to playing chord accompaniments and analyzing styles, including blues and jazz. Additional software programs give students opportunities to experiment with basic recording and composition of their own music. Enrollment limit: ten. Prerequisite: MU 209 or instructor permission
Description: An exploration of the way that listening to and making music affects people physically, psychologically, intellectually, and emotionally. Students in the class will learn from scientific and behavioral studies, music-?-making experiences inside and outside the classroom, their own experiments, and other research.
Description: Global Music introduces students to the music of the world's cultures. Students will explore the field of ethnomusicology, and learn about various styles of music by listening to, reading about, and performing them. In each culture, music is studied in its cultural context, relating it to religion, gender, ritual, theater, work, and daily life. There will be many opportunities for hands-on music-making. Students do not need to be able to read music or play an instrument to take this class.
Description: This course provides the unique opportunity for both experienced and aspiring musicians and vocalists who wish to develop their performing skills and music knowledge on an academic as well as an experiential level. In addition to their exposure to the aesthetics of music and musical interpretation, students will learn music theory and mechanics at a level appropriate to their musical experience and as is necessary to perform the particular performance pieces assigned to them. Because the course is open to musicians and vocalists at any level, including those who are learning for the first time, faculty will work very closely with each student to identify reasonable goals and expectations leading to the most effective individual role in performance participation. After the first class meeting, smaller ensembles will be assembled based on student interest and range of musical experience, and meeting times will be decided as well. The smaller ensembles may include, but are not limited to: rock, jazz, blues, and orchestral. Students are encouraged to use their own instruments; however, Regis has a limited number of instruments available for them to use. Among the potential types of performances expected for students are: campus functions, special performing arts events, open mic nights, Battle of the Regis Bands, and other opportunities which may arise or which might be arranged by students in consultation with the faculty. This course is open to Regis students as well as faculty and staff (either for credit or audit).
Description: This course will focus on the often-neglected work of women in music, particularly but not exclusively in relation to the professional music world. Women?s work as composers, performers, teachers, conductors, patronesses, and clubwomen will be examined. Class time will be spent discussing assigned readings, listening to recordings of work by women, hearing guest performers, and presenting group projects.
Description: Students will study symphonic literature from the eighteenth century to the present including works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, the Romantic composers, and such twentieth-century figures as Stravinsky and Carter.
Description: A study of select music written for the piano from the time of Haydn and Mozart to the present. Includes an investigation of music in a wide range of styles in both the classical and popular traditions as well as an exploration of the role of the piano in society.
Description: This course provides the foundation for choral singing on an academic as well as an experiential level. In addition to their exposure to the aesthetics of music and musical interpretation, students learn the basic music theory necessary to begin sight-?-singing as well as the mechanics and proper techniques needed in order to engage the experiences of both singing together as a group and performing publicly on and off campus. The repertoire includes a broad range of musical styles, including classical works, folk songs, spirituals, show tunes, and popular music. Activities include performance for various campus functions, including special liturgies and performing arts events. Prerequisite: A brief audition is required.
Description: This course provides the foundation for choral singing on an academic as well as an experiential level. In addition to their exposure to the aesthetics of music and musical interpretation, students learn the basic music theory necessary to begin sight-singing as well as the mechanics and proper techniques needed in order to engage the experiences of both singing together as a group and performing publicly on and off campus. The repertoire includes a broad range of musical styles, including classical works, folk songs, spirituals, show tunes, and popular music. Activities include performance for various campus functions, including special liturgies and performing arts events. Prerequisite: A brief audition is required.
Description: This course offers a study of music from a multi-cultural perspective. Emphasis will be on the enormous range of musical resources of the Hispanic, African, and Asian cultures and on the ways those cultures have influenced musicians as diverse as Claude Debussy, George Harrison, John Cage, and Philip Glass.
Description: This course is structured for the more advanced choral singer, providing an academic grounding as well as a variety of experiential opportunities. In addition to their continued development in the aesthetics of music and musical interpretation, students will hone their skills in music theory, mechanics and techniques, including: sight-?-singing, tone production, intonation, choral blend, and independence in part-?-singing. Chamber Singers perform their wide-?-ranging repertoire both on and off campus, with an emphasis on a cappella styles. They will also learn basic hand-?-bell techniques which are incorporated into their production arrangements.Prerequisite: An audition is required.
Description: In this course students will explore of some of the main trends and currents in twentieth-century music and the ways they relate to a period characterized by rapidly developing technology. Emphasis will be on the music, the creators of the music, the performance practices, and the concert scene in the cultivated, the vernacular, and the ?crossover? styles. MU 409, MU 410 Individualized Study in Applied Music
Description: An introductory course to digital pianos, sound modules, and computer-assisted music teaching and arranging capabilities. Students do NOT need to have any previous experience with electronic keyboards or computers. Topics include an introduction to computers, instructional software for musicians, the technology of music notation and sequencing, networking, and multimedia. Extensive hands-on activities and assignments. Prerequisite MU 104.
Description: Individualized study in voice or an instrument is designed to give the student an intensive learning experience in building musical skills, techniques, and repertoire. Pedagogy is geared to the instrument being studied and to the experience level of the individual.