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MU130 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC: SOUNDSCAPES AND SKILLS (4). A survey of music for all students. The course combines an integrated and interactive approach to the fundamentals of music through listening and live performances. Musical examples range from historical culture to Pop culture (i.e. Bach to the Beatles). [Skill: T]

MU131 PRIVATE LESSONS: PIANO (1). Private lessons in piano. May be taken three times for credit. Fee: $225.00. Prerequisite: By audition and permission of instructor.

MU132 PRIVATE LESSONS: VOICE (1). Private lessons in voice. May be taken three times for credit. Fee: $225.00. Prerequisite: By audition and permission of instructor.

MU133 PRIVATE LESSONS: GUITAR (1). Private lessons in guitar. May be taken three times for credit. Fee: $225.00. Prerequisite: By audition and permission of instructor.

MU134 TOPICS IN PRIVATE LESSONS (1). Students study and become familiar with the tenets of a particular instrument such as rudiments of breathing, embouchure, body posture, tone quality, and techniques associated with developing qualities of beautiful musical sound. Appropriate repertoire, varied styles and genres are studied to educate the student to the diverse musical opportunities open to them as instrumentalists. Fee: $225.00. Prerequisite: By audition and permission of instructor.

MU140 BEGINNING PIANO CLASS (2). Beginning piano in a class format. [Skill: T]

MU142 COLLEGE COMMUNITY CHORUS (1). College Community Chorus is a choral ensemble that allows students to sing with members of the community at large rehearsing once each week. No auditions are necessary although prior choral experience is encouraged. The ensemble performs one major concert each term in conjunction with other college ensembles.

MU143 WILMINGTON COLLEGE CHORALE (1). Open to all students. Four to five performances per year, one major concert each semester. Diverse and eclectic repertoire from traditional choral literature to contemporary pop music. May be taken three times for credit.

MU144 COLLEGIUM MUSICUM (1). Collegium Musicum is an instrumental ensemble specializing in the performance of popular European music from the 12th century through the 17th century as well as early American music. The ensemble uses period and modern instruments. Collegium performs three to four times per term.

MU230 MUSIC THEORY (4). The study of common practice harmony and elementary melodic structure, fundamentals of transposition sight-singing and dictation, chart and lead sheet familiarity and computer music notation software. [Skills: Q,T] Prerequisite: MU130.

MU240 INTERMEDIATE PIANO (2). Continuation of MU140. [Skill: T] Prerequisite: MU140.

MU331 PRIVATE LESSONS: PIANO (1). Private lessons in piano. May be taken three times for credit. Fee: $225.00. Prerequisite: By audition and permission of instructor.

MU332 PRIVATE LESSONS: VOICE (1). Private lessons in voice. May be taken three times for credit. Fee: $225.00. Prerequisite: By audition and permission of instructor.

MU333 PRIVATE LESSONS: GUITAR (1). Private lessons in guitar. May be taken three times for credit. Fee: $225.00. Prerequisite: By audition and permission of instructor.

MU334 TOPICS IN PRIVATE LESSONS (1). Students study and become familiar with the tenets of a particular instrument such as rudiments of breathing, embouchure, body posture, tone quality, and techniques associated with developing qualities of beautiful musical sound. Appropriate repertoire, varied styles and genres are studied to educate the student to the diverse musical opportunities open to them as instrumentalists. Fee: $225.00. Prerequisite: By audition and permission of instructor.

MU340 ADVANCED PIANO (2). Advancing piano in the class setting. [Skill: T] Prerequisite: MU240 or permission of instructor.

MU342 COLLEGE COMMUNITY CHORUS (1). College Community Chorus is a choral ensemble that allows students to sing with members of the community at large rehearsing once each week. No auditions are necessary although prior choral experience is encouraged. The ensemble performs one major concert each term in conjunction with other college ensembles.

MU343 WILMINGTON COLLEGE CHORALE (1). Open to all students. Four to five performances per year, one major concert each semester. Diverse and eclectic repertoire from traditional choral literature to contemporary pop music. May be taken three times for credit. Prerequisite: By audition.

MU344 COLLEGIUM MUSICUM (1). Collegium Musicum is an instrumental ensemble specializing in the performance of popular European music from the 12th century through the 17th century as well as early American music. The ensemble uses period and modern instruments. Collegium performs three to four times per term.

MU350 TOPICS IN MUSIC (4). This course explores a particular aspect of music or contemporary music culture selected that semester. A variety of subjects will be covered including: topics that study a particular world music and culture, topics in musical technology, and contemporary popular music. [Skills: I,T] Prerequisites: MU130 and junior or senior standing.