Lincoln College

Undergraduate Catalog 2013-1014: Lincoln College

Music

MUS 101: Foundations of Music

Credits: 3:0:3
This course is a study of clefs, notations, rhythm, scale structures, pitch, and melodic writing.

MUS 105: Beginning Class Piano

Credits: 2:0:2
This course focuses on beginning instruction in piano.

MUS 106: Intermediate Class Piano I

Credits: 2:0:2
This course is designed as group piano instruction for the student who has progressed beyond the beginning stage.
Prerequisite: MUS 105 or audition placement

MUS 107: Intermediate Class Piano II

Credits: 2:0:2
This course is designed as group piano instruction for the student who has progressed beyond the beginning stage.
Prerequisite: MUS 106 or audition placement

MUS 109: Lincoln College Chorale I

Credits: 1:0:1
The Chorale is comprised of a mixed vocal group. Although previous choral experience is desirable, it is not essential. This group represents the College at official functions and performs several times during the year.

MUS 110: Lincoln College Chorale II

Credits: 1:0:1
The Chorale is comprised of a mixed vocal group. Although previous choral experience is desirable, it is not essential. This group represents the College at official functions and performs several times during the year.
Prerequisite: MUS 109

MUS 111: Beginning Voice

Credits: 2:0:2
The focus for this course is instruction in the elements of voice production.

MUS 116: Music Appreciation (F1 900)

Credits: 3:0:3
This is a music listening course surveying historical trends and styles of music from medieval times to the present and a study of composers, their lives, and music.

MUS 117: Show Choir I

Credits: 1:0:1
The Show Choir is a traveling performance group that incorporates choreography and vocals and represents Lincoln College at a variety of functions. The group consists of females and males and is by audition only. Auditions are held at the beginning of each semester. By audition only.

MUS 118: Show Choir II

Credits: 1:0:1
The Show Choir is a traveling performance group that incorporates choreography and vocals and represents Lincoln College at a variety of functions. The group consists of females and males and is by audition only. Auditions are held at the beginning of each semester. By audition only.
Prerequisite: MUS 117

MUS 138: Jazz Ensemble I

Credits: 1:0:1
This is a performance group studying instrumental jazz in an ensemble setting. Students will study the history of jazz and engage in music production through the study of contemporary and period musical compositions. Students may elect this course each semester they are enrolled at Lincoln College. By audition only.

MUS 139: Jazz Ensemble II

Credits: 1:0:1
This is a performance group studying instrumental jazz in an ensemble setting. Students will study the history of jazz and engage in music production through the study of contemporary and period musical compositions. Students may elect this course each semester they are enrolled at Lincoln College. By audition only.
Prerequisite: MUS 138

MUS 140: Introduction to Musical Theatre

Credits: 3:0:3
This is a study of the basic elements of the Musical Theatre. The course covers such areas as Opera, Comic Opera, The American Minstrel Show, Vaudeville, Operetta, and the Modern Musical Theatre. Various musical styles and genres are covered with emphasis on the American Musical and its origins. This course includes lectures and films depicting the Musical Theatre as an American art form.

MUS 141: Music Theory I

Credits: 4:0:4
The four courses, each one a semester in length, are designed to present the theory of music to prepare the student for further study. The sequence of courses will include work in harmony, ear training, keyboard, sight-singing, part writing, analysis of literature, and composition. Each course will build on the preceding work and expand the general music knowledge of the student.

MUS 142: Music Theory II

Credits: 4:0:4
The four courses, each one a semester in length, are designed to present the theory of music to prepare the student for further study. The sequence of courses will include work in harmony, ear training, keyboard, sight-singing, part writing, analysis of literature, and composition. Each course will build on the preceding work and expand the general music knowledge of the student.
Prerequisite: MUS 141

MUS 146: Chamber Choir I

Credits: 1:0:1
Choral music for female, male, and/or mixed ensembles will be studied by means of rehearsal and performance. Chamber Choir is a performance-based group and will perform a variety of music genres including Broadway, Jazz, Pop, Gospel, and Classical. This group is by audition only. Auditions are held at the beginning of each semester. Students may elect to take this course each semester they are enrolled at Lincoln College. By audition only.

MUS 147: Chamber Choir II

Credits: 1:0:1
Choral music for female, male, and/or mixed ensembles will be studied by means of rehearsal and performance. Chamber Choir is a performance-based group and will perform a variety of music genres including Broadway, Jazz, Pop, Gospel, and Classical. This group is by audition only. Auditions are held at the beginning of each semester. Students may elect to take this course each semester they are enrolled at Lincoln College. By audition only.
Prerequisite: MUS 146

MUS 148: Chamber Choir III

Credits: 1:0:1
Choral music for female, male, and/or mixed ensembles will be studied by means of rehearsal and performance. Chamber Choir is a performance-based group and will perform a variety of music genres including Broadway, Jazz, Pop, Gospel, and Classical. This group is by audition only. Auditions are held at the beginning of each semester. Students may elect to take this course each semester they are enrolled at Lincoln College. By audition only.
Prerequisite: MUS 147

MUS 149: Chamber Choir IV

Credits: 1:0:1
Choral music for female, male, and/or mixed ensembles will be studied by means of rehearsal and performance. Chamber Choir is a performance-based group and will perform a variety of music genres including Broadway, Jazz, Pop, Gospel, and Classical. This group is by audition only. Auditions are held at the beginning of each semester. Students may elect to take this course each semester they are enrolled at Lincoln College. By audition only.
Prerequisite: MUS 148

MUS 151: Jazz Combo I

Credits: 1:0:1
This is a smaller instrumental performance group which accompanies the Show Choir. Students in this group will concentrate on smaller group study and performance of contemporary and period music with Show Choir along with smaller “combo” settings. Students may elect this course each semester they are enrolled at Lincoln College. By audition only.

MUS 152: Jazz Combo II

Credits: 1:0:1
This is a smaller instrumental performance group which accompanies the Show Choir. Students in this group will concentrate on smaller group study and performance of contemporary and period music with Show Choir along with smaller “combo” settings. Students may elect this course each semester they are enrolled at Lincoln College. By audition only.
Prerequisite: MUS 151

MUS 206: Intermediate Class Piano III

Credits: 2:0:2
This course is designed as group piano instruction for the student who has progressed beyond the beginning stage.
Prerequisite: MUS 107 or audition placement

MUS 207: Intermediate Class Piano IV

Credits: 2:0:2
This course is designed as group piano instruction for the student who has progressed beyond the beginning stage.
Prerequisite: MUS 206 or audition placement

MUS 209: Lincoln College Chorale III

Credits: 1:0:1
The Chorale is comprised of a mixed vocal group. Although previous choral experience is desirable, it is not essential. This group represents the College at official functions and performs several times during the year.
Prerequisite: MUS 110

MUS 210: Lincoln College Chorale IV

Credits: 1:0:1
The Chorale is comprised of a mixed vocal group. Although previous choral experience is desirable, it is not essential. This group represents the College at official functions and performs several times during the year.
Prerequisite: MUS 209

MUS 211: Class Voice

Credits: 2:0:2
The focus of this course is group instruction in the elements of voice production.

MUS 217: Show Choir III

Credits: 1:0:1
The Show Choir is a traveling performance group that incorporates choreography and vocals and represents Lincoln College at a variety of functions. The group consists of females and males and is by audition only. Auditions are held at the beginning of each semester. By audition only.
Prerequisite: MUS 118

MUS 218: Show Choir IV

Credits: 1:0:1
The Show Choir is a traveling performance group that incorporates choreography and vocals and represents Lincoln College at a variety of functions. The group consists of females and males and is by audition only. Auditions are held at the beginning of each semester. By audition only.
Prerequisite: MUS 217

MUS 219: Music History and Literature I

Credits: 1:0:1
This course, designed as a first course for music majors or for those who are very interested in music and have a good musical background, will include a general view of the development of Western music and its literature. The course covers music from medieval times to the 18th century and deals with broad historical lines and comparisons of various styles in composition and performance. Course content gives the student a basis for further study in music history and literature.

MUS 238: Jazz Ensemble III

Credits: 1:0:1
This is a performance group studying instrumental jazz in an ensemble setting. Students will study the history of jazz and engage in music production through the study of contemporary and period musical compositions. Students may elect this course each semester they are enrolled at Lincoln College. By audition only.
Prerequisite: MUS 139

MUS 239: Jazz Ensemble IV

Credits: 1:0:1
This is a performance group studying instrumental jazz in an ensemble setting. Students will study the history of jazz and engage in music production through the study of contemporary and period musical compositions. Students may elect this course each semester they are enrolled at Lincoln College. By audition only.
Prerequisite: MUS 238

MUS 241: Music Theory III

Credits: 4:0:4
The four courses, each one a semester in length, are designed to present the theory of music to prepare the student for further study. The sequence of courses will include work in harmony, ear training, keyboard, sight-singing, part writing, analysis of literature, and composition. Each course will build on the preceding work and expand the general music knowledge of the student.
Prerequisite: MUS 142

MUS 242: Music Theory IV

Credits: 4:0:4
The four courses, each one a semester in length, are designed to present the theory of music to prepare the student for further study. The sequence of courses will include work in harmony, ear training, keyboard, sight-singing, part writing, analysis of literature, and composition. Each course will build on the preceding work and expand the general music knowledge of the student.
Prerequisite: MUS 241

Music/Private Lessons

Lessons in voice and orchestral instruments (piano, brass, woodwinds, percussion, strings, guitar and organ) are offered through private instruction. The fee for all private lessons is $150/semester. Lessons are prepared by the student and presented to the instructor once per week. Students may elect this course each semester they are enrolled at Lincoln College, but they must be taken in sequential order. Courses are one credit hour each.

Students pursuing a baccalaureate major in music should consult with the music faculty before selecting a program of study.

MUS 307: Jazz Lab

Credits: 1:1:0
Practical experience in department productions and weekly sessions covering professional preparation.  Topics include auditions, recital preparation, resumes, headshots, portfolios, job searchers, and interviews.
Prerequisite:  Junior standing or permission from instructor.

MUS 308: Jazz Lab

Credits: 1:1:0
Practical experience in department productions and weekly sessions covering professional preparation.  Topics include auditions, recital preparation, resumes, headshots, portfolios, job searchers, and interviews.
Prerequisite:  Junior standing or permission from instructor.

MUS 407: Jazz Lab

Credits: 1:1:0
Practical experience in department productions and weekly sessions covering professional preparation.  Topics include auditions, recital preparation, resumes, headshots, portfolios, job searchers, and interviews.
Prerequisite:  Junior standing or permission from instructor.

MUS 408: Jazz Lab

Credits: 1:1:0
Practical experience in department productions and weekly sessions covering professional preparation.  Topics include auditions, recital preparation, resumes, headshots, portfolios, job searchers, and interviews.
Prerequisite:  Junior standing or permission from instructor.

MUS 319: Jazz History I

Credits: 3:0:3
The stylistic evolution of Jazz from its origins to 1945, examined within its American cultural context. Traces its historical development from early Combo Jazz through the Swing era to the development of Bebop.

MUS 338: Advanced Jazz Ensemble

Credits: 2:0:2
This is a performance group studying instrumental jazz in an ensemble setting. Students will study the history of jazz and engage in music production through the study of contemporary and period musical compositions. Students may elect this course each semester they are enrolled at Lincoln College. By audition only.
Prerequisite: MUS 238

MUS 341: Jazz Arranging I

Credits: 3:0:3
Fundamentals of jazz harmony, rhythmic style, and melodic development utilized in jazz improvisation. Technical, ear training, and improvisation exercises using the major scales and the dorian and mixolydian modes. Analysis, transcription, and performance or recorded jazz solos are used to illustrate these principles.

MUS 342: Jazz Harmony I

Credits: 3:0:3
Music theory as it applies to Swing and Bebop Jazz styles. Scale/chord relationships; harmonic notation; standard sectional song forms; and alterations, extensions, and substitutions.

MUS 351: Advanced Jazz Combo

Credits: 2:0:2
This is a smaller instrumental performance group consisting of advanced musicians. These selected students will focus on improvisation and listening skills of the highest level. Students may elect this course each semester they are enrolled at Lincoln College. By audition only.
Prerequisite: MUS 252.

MUS 361: Jazz Instrument Techniques I

Credits: 3:0:3
A study of the performance techniques of the jazz rhythm section. Instruments include the following: guitar, bass guitar, drum kit, vibraphone, and piano. Students study teaching techniques appropriate for the instruction of the instruments at various levels.

MUS 391: Junior Recital

Credits: 1:1:0
All music majors must complete a junior recital to fulfill their degree requirements. Jazz studies majors will perform advanced repertoire from Jazz standards and contemporary music. Ensemble and combo arrangements are acceptable but limited to 1 or 2 per recital. Literature will be selected by the student with assistance from their private lesson instructor.

MUS 419: Jazz History II

Credits: 3:0:3
The stylistic evolution of modern jazz after Bebop; from 1945 to the present, examined within its American cultural context. Traces the historical development of the diverse styles – Bop, Third Stream, Free Jazz, and Fusion – co-existing within the contemporary Jazz idiom.
Prerequisite: MUS 319.

MUS 441: Jazz Arranging II

Credits: 3:0:3
Principles of jazz harmony, rhythmic style, and melodic development utilized in jazz improvisation. Technical, ear training, and improvisation exercises and jazz repertoire utilizing the ii-V-I harmonic progression, the blues scale and form, the aeolian and locrian modes, and the minor ii-V-I harmonic progression. Analysis, transcription, and performance of recorded jazz solos illustrating these principles.
Prerequisite: MUS 341

MUS 442: Jazz Harmony II

Credits: 3:0:3
Music theory as it applies to the stylistic changes which occurred in jazz after Bebop. Modal and chromatic harmony, polychords, pedal points, free playing, and quartal harmony.
Prerequisite: MUS 342

MUS 461: Jazz Instrument Techniques II

Credits: 3:0:3
A study of the performance techniques of the jazz brass and woodwind sections. Instruments include the following: the saxophone family, trombone, and trumpet. Students study teaching techniques appropriate for the instruction of the instruments at various levels.
Prerequisite: MUS 351

MUS 491: Senior Recital

Credits: 1:1:0
All music majors must complete a junior recital to fulfill their degree requirements. Jazz studies majors will perform advanced repertoire from Jazz standards and contemporary music. Ensemble and combo arrangements are acceptable but limited to 1 or 2 per recital. Literature will be selected by the student with assistance from their private lesson instructor.