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School of Arts and Sciences | Music

Aims and Objectives

Ursuline College does not offer a major or minor in music, however, our Music Program provides an opportunity for students' aesthetic development. Music courses that satisfy Ursuline Studies satellite requirements are so designated in the list of course offerings each semester. Fall Semester 2017 was the beginning of Ursuline's first pep band, through which students have the opportunity to perform at Ursuline athletic events and earn academic credit. Some scholarship assistance is available for students who qualify academically and musically for pep band. For more information about the pep band, please contact Leo Coach at lcoach@ursuline.edu.

Course Descriptions:

MU 235 
American Music (3)
An historical survey of the main currents in American music from the Colonial Period to the present. Ursuline Studies Stage II Aesthetic Response satellite (AE).

MU 236 
History of Jazz (3)
A survey of the development of jazz with emphasis on the elements that comprise the art form, its evolutionary character, and the multiple styles that have resulted. Ursuline Studies Stage II Aesthetic Response satellite (AE).

MU 238 
Introduction to World Music (3)
An overview of traditional and popular music from a variety of non-Eurocentric cultures around the world. Attention will be given to musical styles and functions as well as the political, social, religious, and historical factors that influence and/or are influenced by them. Ursuline Studies Stage II Aesthetic Response satellite (AE).

MU 261 
Piano (1-2)
One credit per semester is given for a half-hour private lesson each week. Two credits are given for an hour private lesson each week. Daily practice is expected. Ursuline Studies Stage II Aesthetic Response satellite (AE).

MU 271 
Voice (1-2)
One credit per semester is given for a half-hour private lesson each week. Two credits are given for an hour private lesson each week. Daily practice is expected. Ursuline Studies Stage II Aesthetic Response satellite (AE).

MU 281

Pep Band (1.5)

1.5 credits per semester are given to rehearse and play in an ensemble that will perform at different athletic events throughout the year. Two semesters will fulfill Stage 11 Aesthetic Response satellite (AE)

 

MU288

Choir (1.5)

1.5 credits per semester are given to rehearse and sing in an ensemble that will perform at different Ursuline events throughout the year. Two semesters will fulfill Stage 11 Aesthetic Response satellite (AE)

 

MU 288

Guitar (1-2)

One credit per semester is given for a half-hour private lesson each week. Two credits are given for an hour private lesson each week. Daily practice is expected. Ursuline Studies Stage II Aesthetic Response satellite (AE).


MU 288

Brass (1-2)

One credit per semester is given for a half-hour private lesson each week. Two credits are given for an hour private lesson each week. Daily practice is expected. Ursuline Studies Stage II Aesthetic Response satellite (AE).

 

MU 288

Winds (1-2)

One credit per semester is given for a half-hour private lesson each week. Two credits are given for an hour private lesson each week. Daily practice is expected. Ursuline Studies Stage II Aesthetic Response satellite (AE).

 

MU 461, 462 
Independent Study (1-3, 1-3)
Research in a specific area of music. Approval of department chair required.

MU 288, 488 
Special Topics (3)
Study of specialized topics in the field of music. Content varies each time the course is offered.

MU 199, 299, 399, 499 
External Learning Assessment (credit varies) 
Measurable and verifiable learning which has occurred outside of the traditional classroom. Numerical designation indicates level of proficiency in the topic. Courses for which there is an exact Ursuline College equivalent are listed by the appropriate numerical designation. "PL" is listed before all course titles for which credit is granted through external learning assessment.

 

One credit per semester is given for a half-hour private lesson each week. Two credits are given for an hour private lesson each week. Daily practice is expected. Ursuline Studies Stage II Aesthetic Response satellite (AE).