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  • MU-103

    Basics of Music Theory I

    Understanding and Creating Music I explores music theory - how music functions - with an eye toward composing. Students will learn to recognize and create music with intervals, scales, chords, harmonic progressions, rhythms, and other musical materials. The course will teach students to read music visually and to identify music aurally. Throughout the course, students will put their new skills to work in composing their own music.
  • MU-104

    Basics of Music Theory II

    Understanding and Creating Music II explores music theory-how music functions-with an eye toward composing. Students will learn to recognize and create music with extended formal structure, diatonic harmonies, and cadences. The course will teach students to read more complicated music visually and to identify more complex music aurally. Throughout the course, students will put their new skills to work in composing their own music.
  • MU-105

    Introduction to Music

    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.
  • MU-207

    What to Listen for in Music

    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.
  • MU-208

    History of Rock and Roll

    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.
  • MU-209

    Class Piano I

    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.
  • MU-210

    Class Piano II

    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
  • MU-211

    Keyboard Performance Ensemble

    A collaborative course in which keyboard students perform ensemble music of all styles, including classical and popular genres. Through the use of digital keyboards, which simulate the sounds of the various orchestra instruments, students will be able to perform the music of orchestra, jazz band, big band, and many other styles. A highlight of the semester is to play with an orchestra in a Regis con - cert. Not offered 2012-2013. Prerequisites: MU 209 and MU 210 or equivalent with permission of instructor.
  • MU-215

    Music,Health& Wholeness

    This course is 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.
  • MU-218

    Global Music

    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.
  • MU-300

    Instrumental Music Ensemble

    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).
  • MU-306

    Women and Music

    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.
  • MU-307

    Symphonic Music

    Students will study symphonic literature from the eighteenth century to the present, including works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, the Romantic composers, and twentieth-century figures such as Stravinsky and Carter.
  • MU-308

    Musical Theatre

    Musical Theater explores the genre of the sung drama, including its history in Europe and the United States, its Western European cultural context, and the techniques involved in its creation and performance. Students will focus on several examples selected from throughout the history of musical theater. The course will culminate in a performance by students of excerpts from selected operas and musicals; depending on the students in the course, excerpts may include solo musical numbers, duets or trios, dramatic monologues, comedic routines, or dance numbers.
  • MU-310

    The Piano and Its Music

    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.