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Music Applied (MUSA)

Applied Music Courses (1, 2, 3 or 4 hours credit). Prerequisite: Successful completion of graduate entrance audition. Lab Fees for Applied Music courses are assessed as follows:
one hour lesson $400-450
one half hour lesson $150-200

The following course numbers are used for the instruments indicated. All applied music is assigned through the chair, Department of Music. MUSA 605, 610, and 614 may be retaken for additional credit. MUSA 611, 612, 613 and 614 are to be taken in sequential order.

Instrument Designators for Applied Music Courses:

A. Piano
B. Organ
C. Harpsichord
D. Voice
E. Violin
F. Viola
G. Cello
I. Drum Set
J. String Bass
K. Guitar
L. Electric Bass
M. Flute
N. Oboe
P. Piccolo
Q. Clarinet
R. Bassoon
S. Saxophone
T. Trumpet
U. Trombone
V. Horn
W. Euphonium
Y. Tuba
Z. Percussion

511. Score Reading (2-1). Detailed study and analysis of musical scores to facilitate reducing scores to piano accompaniment. Prerequisites: MUSA 282, MUST 212 and 507 or permission of instructor. Notes: May be retaken for additional credit.

621C. Choral Conducting (1-4: 0.5-1:0). Advanced techniques in score analysis, manual technique, style and interpretation for the choral conductor. Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of applied entrance audition.

621N. Instrumental Conducting (1-4: 0.5-1:0). Advanced techniques in score analysis, manual technique, style and interpretation for the instrumental conductor. Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of applied entrance audition.

622C. Choral Conducting (1-4: 0.5-1:0). A continuation of the advanced techniques covered in MUSA 621C. Prerequisite(s): MUSA 621C.

622N. Instrumental Conducting (1-4: 0.5-1:0). A continuation of the advanced techniques covered in MUSA 621N. Prerequisite(s): MUSA 621N.

623C. Choral Conducting (1-4: 0.5-1:0). A continuation of the advanced techniques covered in MUSA 622C. Prerequisite(s): MUSA 622C.

623N. Instrumental Conducting (1-4: 0.5-1:0). A continuation of the advanced techniques covered in MUSA 622N. Prerequisite(s): MUSA 622N.

624C. Choral Conducting (1-4: 0.5-1:0). A continuation of the advanced techniques covered in MUSA 623C. Prerequisite(s): MUSA 623C. Notes: May be retaken for additional credit.

624N. Instrumental Conducting (1-4: 0.5-1:0). A continuation of the advanced techniques covered in MUSA 623N. Prerequisite(s): MUSA 623N.Notes: May be retaken for additional credit.

631. Composition (4-1). Applied instruction in music composition. Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

632. Composition (4-1). Applied instruction in music composition; a continuation of MUSA 631. Prerequisite(s): MUSA 631 or permission of instructor. Notes: May be retaken for additional credit.

Music Ensembles. Music Ensembles are open to all Winthrop University graduate students, regardless of degree. Auditions, where required, are scheduled during each registration period. Ensembles may be retaken for additional credit.

641-649. Special Topics in Music (1). Various chamber ensembles created for a variety of available instrumentalists, vocalists or keyboardists in a given semester. Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

651. Winthrop Glee Club (1:3). A large, mixed ensemble which also functions as Men’s Glee Club and Women’s Glee Club. Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

652. Winthrop Chorale (1:4). A 45 voice choir that tours throughout the Southeast. Two major concerts each year. Prerequisite(s): Audition required.

653. Jazz Voices (1:3). Vocal jazz ensemble of 16 singers and instrumentalists performing historic jazz and contemporary arrangements. Prerequisite(s): Audition required.

654. Chamber Singers (1:2). A small vocal ensemble performing music drawn from five centuries, including Renaissance madrigals, Baroque cantatas, Classical church music, 19th-century part songs and contemporary music. Prerequisite(s): Audition required.

656. Wind Symphony (1:3:0). A select wind ensemble performing the standard repertory for wind and percussion band including repertory from the 20th century. Prerequisite(s): Audition required. Notes: Offered in fall and spring.

657. Symphonic Band (1:4). A large wind and percussion ensemble that performs at least two formal concerts per year. Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor and audition required.

658. Winthrop/Carolinas Wind Orchestra (1:3). A select ensemble of wind and percussion instruments performing primarily new and demanding works for the medium. Prerequisite(s): Audition required. Notes: Offered in fall and spring. May be re-taken for additional credit.

659. Jazz Ensemble (1:3). Performs arrangements for large jazz bands. Prerequisite(s): Audition required.

660. String Ensemble (1:2). An ensemble formed from available string players during any given semester. Practice outside the designated coaching sessions is required. Prerequisite(s): Audition required.

661. Winthrop Chamber Orchestra (1:3). Performs chamber works for strings and other instruments. Prerequisite(s): Audition required.
Notes: Offered in fall and spring. May be re-taken from additional credit.

662. Jazz Combos (1). Small group jazz setting of acoustic and synthesized instruments concentrating on the study and performance of improvisation in contemporary jazz and popular musical styles. Prerequisite(s): Audition required.

663. Percussion Ensemble (1:3). A full percussion ensemble performing all styles of percussion literature from the standard repertoire and from other cultures. Prerequisite(s): Audition required.

664. Flute Choir (1:2). A full flute choir formed from available players during any given semester. Practice outside the designated coaching sessions is required. Prerequisite(s): Audition required.

665. Brass Ensemble (1:2). A full brass ensemble formed from available players during any given semester. Practice outside the designated coaching sessions is required. Prerequisite(s): Audition required.

666. Chamber Ensemble: Vocal (1:2). Small vocal ensembles formed during any given semester. Prerequisite(s): Audition required.

667. Chamber Ensemble (1:0-1). Various chamber ensembles formed from strings, winds, guitar, percussion and keyboards during any given semester. Prerequisite(s): Permission of chair, Department of Music. Notes: May be retaken for additional credit.

668. Guitar Ensemble (1:2). Various small guitar ensembles formed from available guitarists during any given semester. Practice outside the designated coaching sessions is required. Prerequisite(s): Audition required.

669. Collegium Musicum (1:2). A chamber ensemble formed from available players during any given semester performing a variety of early music on original instruments. Practice outside the designated coaching sessions is required. Prerequisite(s): Audition required.

670. Opera Production (1). Participation and experience in an opera production. The work performed will vary with the semester. Prerequisite(s): MUST 321 and audition or permission of instructor. Notes: May be retaken for additional credit. 

 

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