MUS 101. Fundamentals of Music Theory (3 Cr.) (LER - ARC)
Designed for music students who need to study the basics of Western music to pursue other musical study, or those who desire basic musical knowledge for their own pursuits. Topics include: scales, intervals, keys, key signatures, rhythm, meter, music notation, triads, and basic tonal function. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Koehler.

MUS 104. Introduction to World Music (3 Cr.) 
An exploration of the field of ethnomusicology, the study of musical cultures outside the Western art tradition. Examination of the many ways that music functions in diverse cultures and discussion of what to listen for in the music of selected cultures, for example, music of the Indian subcontinent; selected areas of Africa, Bali, Java; and regional and native American music. Discussion of biases that listeners may bring to the experience of music outside their own cultural experience. Spring semester. Offered 2015-16 and alternate years. Greenwood.

MUS 105. Music Theory I: Introduction to Tonal Practice (3 Cr.) (LER-ARC)
An exploration of the materials of tonal music through analysis and composition of two-, three-, and four-part writing. Prerequisite: MUS 101 or placement through testing. Fall semester. Kennison.

MUS 106. Music Theory II: Homophonic Practice of the 18th and 19th Centuries (3 Cr.) 
Continues the exploration of tonal materials begun in Music Theory I. Students study styles of the Late Baroque, Classical, and Early Romantic eras and compose in those styles. Prerequisite: MUS 105. Spring semester. Kennison.

MUS 108. Introduction to Opera (3 Cr.) (LER-TXT)
A survey of the masterpieces of musical theatre since 1600. Fall semester. Offered 2015-16 and alternate years. Greenwood.

MUS 109. The History of Jazz (3 Cr.) 
A historical and practical study of jazz, including consideration of the different styles of improvisation, arranging, and various concepts of jazz. Live demonstrations and opportunities for student participation. Fall semester. Chappell.

MUS 115. Music in Western Civilization, 1000-1750 (3 Cr.) (LER-TXT)
This course examines the music of the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods in their historical and cultural contexts. The course covers the main styles and genres of each period and gives perspective on how the music changed and functioned in society as a result of both musical and non-musical forces (advent of the printing press, rise of secular courts, Reformation and Counter-Reformation). Students will read primary and secondary sources to broaden their understanding of musical developments. Composers discussed include Machaut, Josquin, Palestrina, Monteverdi, Corelli, Vivaldi, Handel and Bach. The course includes stylistic understanding of the different periods and composers through selected listening examples from the periods. Fall. Greenwood. Fall semester. Greenwood.

MUS 117. Music in Western Civilization, 1750-1900 (3 Cr.) (LER-TXT)
This course examines the music of the Classical and Romantic periods in their historical and cultural contexts. The course covers the main styles and genres of each period and gives perspective on how the music changed and functioned in society as a result of both musical and non-musical forces (aristocratic and church support of music; Romanticism and the cult of creative genius; the effect of wars and social changes on music). Students will read many primary sources to broaden their understanding of musical development. Composers discussed include Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Berlioz, Verdi, Wagner, Brahms and Mahler. The course includes stylistic understanding of different the periods and composers through selected listening examples from the periods. Spring. Greenwood.

MUS 121. Musicianship I (3 Cr.) 
Ear training as a creative experience. Aural recognition of the language and grammar of music. Kinesthetic, experiential, and practical applications of materials introduced in MUS 105. Includes rudimentary melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic dictation; sight-singing; and basic keyboard orientation. Prerequisite: MUS 101 or placement through testing. Fall semester. McDavitt.

MUS 131. Basic Piano (1.5 Cr.) 
Group instruction in the fundamental principles of keyboard technique and music reading. Designed for students without prior musical experience, the course progresses from basic hand positions through scales, chords, transposition, and simple repertoire in preparation for private instruction in piano (MUS 182). Students unfamiliar with musical notation are encouraged to take MUS 101 in a prior semester or concurrently. Fall semester. Lane.

MUS 140. Goucher Chorus (1.5 Cr.) 
Performance of the major works of the choral literature. Students with sufficient vocal training may also audition for participation in the Chamber Singers ensemble, a group open to members of the Goucher Chorus. May be repeated for credit. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. McDavitt.

MUS 141. Goucher College Orchestra (1.5 Cr.) 
Performance of the orchestral repertoire of the Western musical tradition, including works taken from the Baroque through contemporary periods. May be repeated for credit. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Koehler.

MUS 143. Goucher Chamber Singers (1.5 Cr.) 
Performance of works selected from the repertoire for small vocal ensemble; includes a cappella singing, as well as works accompanied by piano and instrumental ensemble. May be repeated for credit. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. McDavitt.

MUS 144. Goucher Chamber Music Group (1.5 Cr.) 
Performance of chamber music repertoire. Course structure includes master classes, individual coaching sessions, and formal concerts. May be repeated for credit. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Weiss.

MUS 146. Goucher African Drum and Dance Ensemble (1 Cr.) 
Practical performance of selected percussion instruments from West Africa (Ghana, in particular), and the interpretation of the rhythms through body movement and gestures; explores the historical and cultural contexts of specific West African music and dance forms relative to the African diaspora. Students will be required to know the basic techniques of West African traditional music and dance expressions; includes master classes and formal concert. Repeatable. Spring semester. Department.

MUS 147. Opera and Musical Theatre Workshop (1.5 Cr.) 
Performance of works for the stage from the operatic and musical theatre repertoires.  Attention both to solo and ensemble singing.  Includes both class and coaching.  Course concludes with a staged public performance. May be repeated for credit. Blades and Weiss.

MUS 149. Goucher Jazz Ensemble (1.5 Cr.) 
Group performance designed to provide experience in reading charts and improvising in multiple jazz styles. By audition or permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Chappell and Department.

MUS 160. Voice (1.5 Cr.) 
A one-semester course of individual instruction given to students at any level. Those who do not read standard music notation should additionally enroll in MUS 101. The fee structure is as follows: $600 per semester or a discounted fee of $200 per semester for those enrolled in an ensemble (MUS 140 - 149) for that semester, using the same instrument or voice as the lessons. There is no fee for one course of private instruction for declared majors; minors receive only the required two semesters of private instruction free of charge. Additional fees: auditing private instruction ($800; music majors and minors may not audit lessons), taking a second course of lessons (on a different instrument) within one semester ($600; possible fee reductions for declared music majors at the discretion of the department chair). May be repeated for credit. Optional corequisites: MUS 140, MUS 141, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 146, MUS 147, MUS 149. Final performance exams (juries) are required of department majors and minors who have not performed a recital (MUS 291, 391) during the semester of the private instruction. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.  Private Music Instructors.

MUS 161. Mandolin (1.5 Cr.) 
A one-semester course of individual instruction given to students at any level. Those who do not read standard music notation should additionally enroll in MUS 101. The fee structure is as follows: $600 per semester or a discounted fee of $200 per semester for those enrolled in an ensemble (MUS 140 - 149) for that semester, using the same instrument or voice as the lessons. There is no fee for one course of private instruction for declared majors; minors receive only the required two semesters of private instruction free of charge. Additional fees: auditing private instruction ($800; music majors and minors may not audit lessons), taking a second course of lessons (on a different instrument) within one semester ($600; possible fee reductions for declared music majors at the discretion of the department chair). May be repeated for credit. Optional corequisites: MUS 140, MUS 141, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 146, MUS 147, MUS 149. Final performance exams (juries) are required of department majors and minors who have not performed a recital (MUS 291, 391) during the semester of the private instruction. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.  Private Music Instructors.

MUS 162. Violin (1.5 Cr.) 
A one-semester course of individual instruction given to students at any level. Those who do not read standard music notation should additionally enroll in MUS 101. The fee structure is as follows: $600 per semester or a discounted fee of $200 per semester for those enrolled in an ensemble (MUS 140 - 149) for that semester, using the same instrument or voice as the lessons. There is no fee for one course of private instruction for declared majors; minors receive only the required two semesters of private instruction free of charge. Additional fees: auditing private instruction ($800; music majors and minors may not audit lessons), taking a second course of lessons (on a different instrument) within one semester ($600; possible fee reductions for declared music majors at the discretion of the department chair). May be repeated for credit. Optional corequisites: MUS 140, MUS 141, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 146, MUS 147, MUS 149. Final performance exams (juries) are required of department majors and minors who have not performed a recital (MUS 291, 391) during the semester of the private instruction. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.  Private Music Instructors.

MUS 163. Viola (1.5 Cr.) 
A one-semester course of individual instruction given to students at any level. Those who do not read standard music notation should additionally enroll in MUS 101. The fee structure is as follows: $600 per semester or a discounted fee of $200 per semester for those enrolled in an ensemble (MUS 140 - 149) for that semester, using the same instrument or voice as the lessons. There is no fee for one course of private instruction for declared majors; minors receive only the required two semesters of private instruction free of charge. Additional fees: auditing private instruction ($800; music majors and minors may not audit lessons), taking a second course of lessons (on a different instrument) within one semester ($600; possible fee reductions for declared music majors at the discretion of the department chair). May be repeated for credit. Optional corequisites: MUS 140, MUS 141, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 146, MUS 147, MUS 149. Final performance exams (juries) are required of department majors and minors who have not performed a recital (MUS 291, 391) during the semester of the private instruction. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.  Private Music Instructors.

MUS 164. Cello (1.5 Cr.) 
A one-semester course of individual instruction given to students at any level. Those who do not read standard music notation should additionally enroll in MUS 101. The fee structure is as follows: $600 per semester or a discounted fee of $200 per semester for those enrolled in an ensemble (MUS 140 - 149) for that semester, using the same instrument or voice as the lessons. There is no fee for one course of private instruction for declared majors; minors receive only the required two semesters of private instruction free of charge. Additional fees: auditing private instruction ($800; music majors and minors may not audit lessons), taking a second course of lessons (on a different instrument) within one semester ($600; possible fee reductions for declared music majors at the discretion of the department chair). May be repeated for credit. Optional corequisites: MUS 140, MUS 141, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 146, MUS 147, MUS 149. Final performance exams (juries) are required of department majors and minors who have not performed a recital (MUS 291, 391) during the semester of the private instruction. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.  Private Music Instructors.

MUS 165. Double Bass (1.5 Cr.) 
A one-semester course of individual instruction given to students at any level. Those who do not read standard music notation should additionally enroll in MUS 101. The fee structure is as follows: $600 per semester or a discounted fee of $200 per semester for those enrolled in an ensemble (MUS 140 - 149) for that semester, using the same instrument or voice as the lessons. There is no fee for one course of private instruction for declared majors; minors receive only the required two semesters of private instruction free of charge. Additional fees: auditing private instruction ($800; music majors and minors may not audit lessons), taking a second course of lessons (on a different instrument) within one semester ($600; possible fee reductions for declared music majors at the discretion of the department chair). May be repeated for credit. Optional corequisites: MUS 140, MUS 141, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 146, MUS 147, MUS 149. Final performance exams (juries) are required of department majors and minors who have not performed a recital (MUS 291, 391) during the semester of the private instruction. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.  Private Music Instructors.

MUS 166. Harp (1.5 Cr.) 
A one-semester course of individual instruction given to students at any level. Those who do not read standard music notation should additionally enroll in MUS 101. The fee structure is as follows: $600 per semester or a discounted fee of $200 per semester for those enrolled in an ensemble (MUS 140 - 149) for that semester, using the same instrument or voice as the lessons. There is no fee for one course of private instruction for declared majors; minors receive only the required two semesters of private instruction free of charge. Additional fees: auditing private instruction ($800; music majors and minors may not audit lessons), taking a second course of lessons (on a different instrument) within one semester ($600; possible fee reductions for declared music majors at the discretion of the department chair). May be repeated for credit. Optional corequisites: MUS 140, MUS 141, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 146, MUS 147, MUS 149. Final performance exams (juries) are required of department majors and minors who have not performed a recital (MUS 291, 391) during the semester of the private instruction. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.  Private Music Instructors.

MUS 167. Flute (1.5 Cr.) 
A one-semester course of individual instruction given to students at any level. Those who do not read standard music notation should additionally enroll in MUS 101. The fee structure is as follows: $600 per semester or a discounted fee of $200 per semester for those enrolled in an ensemble (MUS 140 - 149) for that semester, using the same instrument or voice as the lessons. There is no fee for one course of private instruction for declared majors; minors receive only the required two semesters of private instruction free of charge. Additional fees: auditing private instruction ($800; music majors and minors may not audit lessons), taking a second course of lessons (on a different instrument) within one semester ($600; possible fee reductions for declared music majors at the discretion of the department chair). May be repeated for credit. Optional corequisites: MUS 140, MUS 141, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 146, MUS 147, MUS 149. Final performance exams (juries) are required of department majors and minors who have not performed a recital (MUS 291, 391) during the semester of the private instruction. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.  Private Music Instructors.

MUS 168. Clarinet (1.5 Cr.) 
A one-semester course of individual instruction given to students at any level. Those who do not read standard music notation should additionally enroll in MUS 101. The fee structure is as follows: $600 per semester or a discounted fee of $200 per semester for those enrolled in an ensemble (MUS 140 - 149) for that semester, using the same instrument or voice as the lessons. There is no fee for one course of private instruction for declared majors; minors receive only the required two semesters of private instruction free of charge. Additional fees: auditing private instruction ($800; music majors and minors may not audit lessons), taking a second course of lessons (on a different instrument) within one semester ($600; possible fee reductions for declared music majors at the discretion of the department chair). May be repeated for credit. Optional corequisites: MUS 140, MUS 141, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 146, MUS 147, MUS 149. Final performance exams (juries) are required of department majors and minors who have not performed a recital (MUS 291, 391) during the semester of the private instruction. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.  Private Music Instructors.

MUS 169. Saxophone (1.5 Cr.) 
A one-semester course of individual instruction given to students at any level. Those who do not read standard music notation should additionally enroll in MUS 101. The fee structure is as follows: $600 per semester or a discounted fee of $200 per semester for those enrolled in an ensemble (MUS 140 - 149) for that semester, using the same instrument or voice as the lessons. There is no fee for one course of private instruction for declared majors; minors receive only the required two semesters of private instruction free of charge. Additional fees: auditing private instruction ($800; music majors and minors may not audit lessons), taking a second course of lessons (on a different instrument) within one semester ($600; possible fee reductions for declared music majors at the discretion of the department chair). May be repeated for credit. Optional corequisites: MUS 140, MUS 141, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 146, MUS 147, MUS 149. Final performance exams (juries) are required of department majors and minors who have not performed a recital (MUS 291, 391) during the semester of the private instruction. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.  Private Music Instructors.

MUS 170. Oboe (1.5 Cr.) 
A one-semester course of individual instruction given to students at any level. Those who do not read standard music notation should additionally enroll in MUS 101. The fee structure is as follows: $600 per semester or a discounted fee of $200 per semester for those enrolled in an ensemble (MUS 140 - 149) for that semester, using the same instrument or voice as the lessons. There is no fee for one course of private instruction for declared majors; minors receive only the required two semesters of private instruction free of charge. Additional fees: auditing private instruction ($800; music majors and minors may not audit lessons), taking a second course of lessons (on a different instrument) within one semester ($600; possible fee reductions for declared music majors at the discretion of the department chair). May be repeated for credit. Optional corequisites: MUS 140, MUS 141, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 146, MUS 147, MUS 149. Final performance exams (juries) are required of department majors and minors who have not performed a recital (MUS 291, 391) during the semester of the private instruction. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.  Private Music Instructors.

MUS 171. Bassoon (1.5 Cr.) 
A one-semester course of individual instruction given to students at any level. Those who do not read standard music notation should additionally enroll in MUS 101. The fee structure is as follows: $600 per semester or a discounted fee of $200 per semester for those enrolled in an ensemble (MUS 140 - 149) for that semester, using the same instrument or voice as the lessons. There is no fee for one course of private instruction for declared majors; minors receive only the required two semesters of private instruction free of charge. Additional fees: auditing private instruction ($800; music majors and minors may not audit lessons), taking a second course of lessons (on a different instrument) within one semester ($600; possible fee reductions for declared music majors at the discretion of the department chair). May be repeated for credit. Optional corequisites: MUS 140, MUS 141, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 146, MUS 147, MUS 149. Final performance exams (juries) are required of department majors and minors who have not performed a recital (MUS 291, 391) during the semester of the private instruction. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.  Private Music Instructors.

MUS 173. Trumpet (1.5 Cr.) 
A one-semester course of individual instruction given to students at any level. Those who do not read standard music notation should additionally enroll in MUS 101. The fee structure is as follows: $600 per semester or a discounted fee of $200 per semester for those enrolled in an ensemble (MUS 140 - 149) for that semester, using the same instrument or voice as the lessons. There is no fee for one course of private instruction for declared majors; minors receive only the required two semesters of private instruction free of charge. Additional fees: auditing private instruction ($800; music majors and minors may not audit lessons), taking a second course of lessons (on a different instrument) within one semester ($600; possible fee reductions for declared music majors at the discretion of the department chair). May be repeated for credit. Optional corequisites: MUS 140, MUS 141, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 146, MUS 147, MUS 149. Final performance exams (juries) are required of department majors and minors who have not performed a recital (MUS 291, 391) during the semester of the private instruction. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.  Private Music Instructors.

MUS 174. French Horn (1.5 Cr.) 
A one-semester course of individual instruction given to students at any level. Those who do not read standard music notation should additionally enroll in MUS 101. The fee structure is as follows: $600 per semester or a discounted fee of $200 per semester for those enrolled in an ensemble (MUS 140 - 149) for that semester, using the same instrument or voice as the lessons. There is no fee for one course of private instruction for declared majors; minors receive only the required two semesters of private instruction free of charge. Additional fees: auditing private instruction ($800; music majors and minors may not audit lessons), taking a second course of lessons (on a different instrument) within one semester ($600; possible fee reductions for declared music majors at the discretion of the department chair). May be repeated for credit. Optional corequisites: MUS 140, MUS 141, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 146, MUS 147, MUS 149. Final performance exams (juries) are required of department majors and minors who have not performed a recital (MUS 291, 391) during the semester of the private instruction. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.  Private Music Instructors.

MUS 175. Trombone (1.5 Cr.) 
A one-semester course of individual instruction given to students at any level. Those who do not read standard music notation should additionally enroll in MUS 101. The fee structure is as follows: $600 per semester or a discounted fee of $200 per semester for those enrolled in an ensemble (MUS 140 - 149) for that semester, using the same instrument or voice as the lessons. There is no fee for one course of private instruction for declared majors; minors receive only the required two semesters of private instruction free of charge. Additional fees: auditing private instruction ($800; music majors and minors may not audit lessons), taking a second course of lessons (on a different instrument) within one semester ($600; possible fee reductions for declared music majors at the discretion of the department chair). May be repeated for credit. Optional corequisites: MUS 140, MUS 141, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 146, MUS 147, MUS 149. Final performance exams (juries) are required of department majors and minors who have not performed a recital (MUS 291, 391) during the semester of the private instruction. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.  Private Music Instructors.

MUS 176. Tuba (1.5 Cr.) 
A one-semester course of individual instruction given to students at any level. Those who do not read standard music notation should additionally enroll in MUS 101. The fee structure is as follows: $600 per semester or a discounted fee of $200 per semester for those enrolled in an ensemble (MUS 140 - 149) for that semester, using the same instrument or voice as the lessons. There is no fee for one course of private instruction for declared majors; minors receive only the required two semesters of private instruction free of charge. Additional fees: auditing private instruction ($800; music majors and minors may not audit lessons), taking a second course of lessons (on a different instrument) within one semester ($600; possible fee reductions for declared music majors at the discretion of the department chair). May be repeated for credit. Optional corequisites: MUS 140, MUS 141, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 146, MUS 147, MUS 149. Final performance exams (juries) are required of department majors and minors who have not performed a recital (MUS 291, 391) during the semester of the private instruction. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.  Private Music Instructors.

MUS 178. Percussion (1.5 Cr.) 
A one-semester course of individual instruction given to students at any level. Those who do not read standard music notation should additionally enroll in MUS 101. The fee structure is as follows: $600 per semester or a discounted fee of $200 per semester for those enrolled in an ensemble (MUS 140 - 149) for that semester, using the same instrument or voice as the lessons. There is no fee for one course of private instruction for declared majors; minors receive only the required two semesters of private instruction free of charge. Additional fees: auditing private instruction ($800; music majors and minors may not audit lessons), taking a second course of lessons (on a different instrument) within one semester ($600; possible fee reductions for declared music majors at the discretion of the department chair). May be repeated for credit. Optional corequisites: MUS 140, MUS 141, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 146, MUS 147, MUS 149. Final performance exams (juries) are required of department majors and minors who have not performed a recital (MUS 291, 391) during the semester of the private instruction. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.  Private Music Instructors.

MUS 182. Piano (1.5 Cr.) 
A one-semester course of individual instruction given to students at any level. Those who do not read standard music notation should additionally enroll in MUS 101. The fee structure is as follows: $600 per semester or a discounted fee of $200 per semester for those enrolled in an ensemble (MUS 140 - 149) for that semester, using the same instrument or voice as the lessons. There is no fee for one course of private instruction for declared majors; minors receive only the required two semesters of private instruction free of charge. Additional fees: auditing private instruction ($800; music majors and minors may not audit lessons), taking a second course of lessons (on a different instrument) within one semester ($600; possible fee reductions for declared music majors at the discretion of the department chair). May be repeated for credit. Optional corequisites: MUS 140, MUS 141, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 146, MUS 147, MUS 149. Final performance exams (juries) are required of department majors and minors who have not performed a recital (MUS 291, 391) during the semester of the private instruction. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.  Private Music Instructors.

MUS 183. Organ (1.5 Cr.) 
A one-semester course of individual instruction given to students at any level. Those who do not read standard music notation should additionally enroll in MUS 101. The fee structure is as follows: $600 per semester or a discounted fee of $200 per semester for those enrolled in an ensemble (MUS 140 - 149) for that semester, using the same instrument or voice as the lessons. There is no fee for one course of private instruction for declared majors; minors receive only the required two semesters of private instruction free of charge. Additional fees: auditing private instruction ($800; music majors and minors may not audit lessons), taking a second course of lessons (on a different instrument) within one semester ($600; possible fee reductions for declared music majors at the discretion of the department chair). May be repeated for credit. Optional corequisites: MUS 140, MUS 141, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 146, MUS 147, MUS 149. Final performance exams (juries) are required of department majors and minors who have not performed a recital (MUS 291, 391) during the semester of the private instruction. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.  Private Music Instructors.

MUS 186. Guitar (1.5 Cr.) 
A one-semester course of individual instruction given to students at any level. Those who do not read standard music notation should additionally enroll in MUS 101. The fee structure is as follows: $600 per semester or a discounted fee of $200 per semester for those enrolled in an ensemble (MUS 140 - 149) for that semester, using the same instrument or voice as the lessons. There is no fee for one course of private instruction for declared majors; minors receive only the required two semesters of private instruction free of charge. Additional fees: auditing private instruction ($800; music majors and minors may not audit lessons), taking a second course of lessons (on a different instrument) within one semester ($600; possible fee reductions for declared music majors at the discretion of the department chair). May be repeated for credit. Optional corequisites: MUS 140, MUS 141, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 146, MUS 147, MUS 149. Final performance exams (juries) are required of department majors and minors who have not performed a recital (MUS 291, 391) during the semester of the private instruction. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.  Private Music Instructors.

MUS 187. Accordion (1.5 Cr.) 
A one-semester course of individual instruction given to students at any level. Those who do not read standard music notation should additionally enroll in MUS 101. The fee structure is as follows: $600 per semester or a discounted fee of $200 per semester for those enrolled in an ensemble (MUS 140 - 149) for that semester, using the same instrument or voice as the lessons. There is no fee for one course of private instruction for declared majors; minors receive only the required two semesters of private instruction free of charge. Additional fees: auditing private instruction ($800; music majors and minors may not audit lessons), taking a second course of lessons (on a different instrument) within one semester ($600; possible fee reductions for declared music majors at the discretion of the department chair). May be repeated for credit. Optional corequisites: MUS 140, MUS 141, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 146, MUS 147, MUS 149. Final performance exams (juries) are required of department majors and minors who have not performed a recital (MUS 291, 391) during the semester of the private instruction. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.  Private Music Instructors.

MUS 203. Special Topics in Music (3 Cr.) 
In-depth examination of a specific musical topic. The choice of topic will remain flexible. Examples include American Music from Colonial Times to the Present; First Nights-Notable Premieres of Great Works; History of Rock and Roll; American Musical Theatre; Music Criticism and Esthetics; Nationalism in Music; Diction for Singers; and composer-/genre-specific topics such as the Beethoven symphonies, the string quartet, piano literature, and the Second Viennese school. Prerequisite: any three-credit, 100-level music course. Offered as needed. Department.

MUS 203. Special Topics in Music (3 Cr.) 
A semester-long, in-depth examination of a specific musical topic. The choice of topic will remain flexible. Possible courses include American Music from Colonial Times to the Present; First Nights-Notable Premieres of Great Works; The History of Rock and Roll; American Musical Theater; Music Criticism and Aesthetics; Nationalism in Music; Diction for Singers; and composer/genre-specific topics such as the Beethoven symphonies, the String Quartet, piano literature, chamber music masterworks, Mozart operas, Lieder in the 19th century, Stravinsky's Russian ballets, and the Second Viennese school. Prerequisite: any three-credit, 100-level music course. Spring semester, at the discretion of the department. Department.

MUS 205. Music Theory III: Counterpoint (3 Cr.) 
Study of contrapuntal techniques of the Renaissance and Baroque eras, and composition projects in those styles.   Prerequisite: MUS 106. Fall semester. Kennison.

MUS 210. Computer Music (3 Cr.) (LER-ARC)
An introduction to the aesthetics, history, literature, and theory of electronic and computer music. Individual composition or research projects are undertaken in the Goucher Computer Music Studio. Opportunity for participation in a public concert of computer music. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Burt.

MUS 213. Multimedia: Computer Music and Digital Video (3 Cr.) 
A continuation of MUS 210 for those wishing to pursue intermediate-level computer music combined with digital video to create multimedia works for a public concert. Current digital audio techniques in sampling, MIDI programming, and digital signal processing will be combined with MTC and SMPTE video synchronization to develop multimedia works for the Web and the concert hall. Prerequisite: MUS 210 or permission of the instructor. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.Burt.

MUS 223. Improvisation (1.5 Cr.) 
Designed to facilitate the experience and understanding of improvisation as a procedure for music-making and its application to several idioms, including classical and jazz styles. Aspects including sound, harmony, melody, rhythm, structure, and expression are addressed, and attention is given to techniques used in both solo and ensemble situations. Prerequisite: intermediate level fluency on any instrument or voice. May be repeated for credit as needed, at the discretion of course instructor and chair of the department.Fall semester, repeated spring semester.Chappell.

MUS 226. Musicianship II (3 Cr.) 
Continuation of the material studied in MUS 121. Includes further dictation and sight-singing, as well as keyboard experience. Prerequisites: MUS 105 and MUS 121. Suggested co-requisite: MUS 106. Spring semester. McDavitt.

MUS 228. Keyboard Harmony (1.5 Cr.) 
Practical studies in music theory and ear training through keyboard exercises, including scales and chords, melodic harmonization, transposition, reading leadsheet chord symbols, and harmonic chord progressions, and chord voicing. Prerequisites: MUS 105, MUS 121, MUS 131, or MUS 182. Spring semester. Lane.

MUS 238. Private Instruction: Jazz Composition (1.5 Cr.) 
Private instruction in jazz composition. Creative work for instrumental and vocal media using contemporary musical materials; analysis of selected scores. Opportunities for reading performance by musical organizations of the college. Fee associated; see MUS 160 - MUS 188, Private Instrumental and Vocal Lessons. Prerequisites: permission of the instructor. May be repeated up to four times for credit. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Chappell and Department

MUS 241. Conducting (1.5 Cr.) 
Instruction in metric beat patterns, expressive gestures, baton technique, basic instrumentation, score reading, and rehearsal techniques. Students who pass this course are eligible to enroll in an Independent Study (MUS 299) in conjunction with either chorus (MUS 140) or orchestra (MUS 141) to gain ensemble conducting experience, with permission from the instructor. Prerequisites: MUS 106 and MUS 121. Fall semester. Offered in 2016-2017 and alternate years. Koehler.

MUS 244. Vocal Diction (3 Cr.) 
Designed to introduce the International Phonetic Alphabet and pronunciation rules for English, Latin, Italian, French, and German. The objective of the course is to increase clarity and expression of texts for vocal music in performance through the study of phonetics. Fall 2016 and alternate years. Department.

MUS 249. Music of the 20th and 21st Centuries (3 Cr.) 
Designed to provide a listener's knowledge of principal trends in contemporary art music. Among the topics to be considered in this century of "isms" are neoclassicism, serialism, indeterminism, primitivism, minimalism, and nationalism, as well as the influence of folk and jazz elements. Composers to be considered include Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Bartok, Copland, Ravel, and Prokofiev. Prerequisites: MUS 115 and MUS 117, or permission of the instructor. Fall semester. Offered 2014-15 and alternate years. Greenwood.

MUS 272G. Intensive Course Abroad (3 Cr.) (LER-SA)
Course includes a three-week intensive course abroad in the winter or summer. Variable. Department.

MUS 272Y. Intensive Course Abroad (8 Cr.) (LER-SA)
Courses include a pre-departure or post-departure discussion (or both) in the fall or spring term and a three-week intensive course abroad in the winter intersession or summer. Variable. Department.

MUS 290. Internship in Music (3-4 Cr.) 
As an aid to career development, students are placed in various musical organizations (e.g., Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center) to gain experience in the various areas of arts administration in music. Internships are also available accompanying singers and/or instrumentalists under faculty supervision. Experiences may include performing in or arranging music for small ensembles or jazz groups and apprenticeships in various aspects of the composing professions, computer music, and music recording technology. Internships may be chosen in music libraries in Baltimore and adjacent cities for experience in bibliography and technical services relating to music and music criticism. The internship in music is graded pass/no pass. Prerequisite: permission of the chair. Department.

MUS 291. Student Recital (1.5 Cr.) 
In preparation for the senior recital (MUS 391), students in their junior year may perform a formal solo recital, the repertoire of which is to be selected in collaboration with the chair and the student's private lesson instructor(s). Online registration is not available for this course. Students must register for recitals using a paper Course Change Form and reserve a performance date with the Music Department Office no later than May 1 for a fall semester recital and December 1 for a spring semester recital. Prerequisites: approval of the chair and private lesson instructor(s). Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Koehler.

MUS 299. Independent Work in Music (1.5, 3, OR 4 Cr.) 
Special topics of study based on previous coursework in the department and selected in conference with the instructor. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.Department.

MUS 306. Music Theory IV: 20th- and 21st-Century Practice and Advanced Analysis (3 Cr.) 
Study, through analysis and composition, of the greatly varied music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Advanced analytical study will include atonal analysis, set theory, and serial procedures. Prerequisite: MUS 205. Spring semester. Kennison.

MUS 313. Computer Music and Multimedia Seminar (1.5 OR 3 Cr.) 
Intensive work on individual projects in computer music and multimedia, with class discussion of these and of current developments in the field. May be repeated for credit with permission of the chair. Specifically for computer music majors, but open to others with permission of the instructor. Multimedia works will be created for the Web and the concert hall. No more than nine credits without department approval. Prerequisite: MUS 213 or permission of the instructor. Fall semesters, repeated spring semester. Burt.

MUS 329. Composition Seminar (3 Cr.) 
A seminar in composition meant to encourage a community of creative musicians, intended for students of varied background from beginners to those with several semesters in private study in composition. The course will enable students to view and be influenced by one another’s works, hear performances of their compositions, and receive instruction from a diverse, rotating group of established composers from within and without the Goucher community. Students will regularly compose pieces for assigned performing media. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: MUS 106 or permission of the instructor. Fall or spring semester. Kennison, Department.

MUS 353. Jazz Theory (3 Cr.) 
This course examines the specifics of styles such as bebop, cool, modal, and Latin jazz, with an emphasis on rhythmic analysis in addition to harmonic and melodic analysis, and a jazz ear-training component. Students will compose and orchestrate tunes for a jazz band.   Prerequisites: MUS 105 and MUS 121. Spring semester. Chappell.

MUS 360. Classical Style and Beethoven (3 Cr.) 
A seminar focused on the research tools required of a music historian (musicologist), such as those encountered in biographical research, studies of stylistic developments, work with primary sources (both text and music), and studies that place musical practice in its historical and societal contexts. The seminar focuses on the life and works of Beethoven (1770-1827) as a catalyst to study the transformation of the Classical style of the late eighteenth-century into the Romantic style of the early nineteenth-century. The course ends with an integrated, capstone project, which will combine historical research skills with a subject relevant to each student's concentration in the music major. Prerequisites: MUS 115 and MUS 117, or permission of the instructor. Spring semester. Offered 2016-17 and alternate years. Greenwood.

MUS 391. Senior Recital (4.0 Cr.) 
Upon approval of the department, a student may give a full-length juried public recital. If the department judges that a performer has insufficient background for a public recital, he/she will give a closed recital (juried but not open to the public). Online registration is not available for this course. Students must register for recitals using a paper Course Change Form and reserve a performance date with the Music Department Office no later than May 1 for a fall semester recital and December 1 for a spring semester recital. Prerequisites: MUS 291, senior music major status, and approval of the department. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Koehler.

MUS 392. Senior Integrative Project in Music Theory and Composition (4 Cr.) 
This project may consist of several options, for example, investigation of an aspect of the history of theory, the presentation of a new theoretical position, a large musical analysis, a composition, etc. Online registration is not available for this course. Students must register for this capstone project by using a paper Course Change Form and obtaining approval and signatures from both the instructor and the department chair. Prerequisite: two semesters of MUS 329 and senior music major status. Fall semester, repeated Spring semester. Kennison and Department.

MUS 393. Senior Integrative Project in Music History (4 Cr.) 
This project will consist ordinarily of a paper in music history. Online registration is not available for this course. Students must register for this capstone project by using a paper Course Change Form and obtaining approval and signatures from both the instructor and the department chair.   Prerequisites: MUS 249 and senior music major status. Fall semester, repeated Spring semester. Greenwood and Department.

MUS 394. Senior Integrative Project in Computer Music (4 Cr.) 
This project may consist of several options. Three tracks dividing computer music study include composition, performance, and research. The student may choose one of these tracks to pursue the project. Students must register for this capstone project by using a paper Course Change Form and obtaining approval and signatures from both the instructor and the department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 313 and senior music major status. Fall semester, repeated Spring semester. Burt and Department.

MUS 395. Senior Interdisciplinary Project in Music (4 Cr.) 
This project may consist of several options, in combination with other departments. Students must register for this capstone project by using a paper Course Change Form and obtaining approval and signatures from both the instructor and the department chair.   Prerequisite: Any 200-level music course and senior music major status. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Koehler and Department.

MUS 396. Senior Integrative Project in Jazz Studies (4 Cr.) 
This project will consist ordinarily of a paper on a jazz topic or a musical composition in a jazz idiom. Online registration is not available for this course. Students must register for this capstone project by using a paper Course Change Form and obtaining approval and signatures from both the instructor and the department chair. Prerequisite: MUS 353 and senior music major status. Spring semester. Chappell and Department.

MUS 399. Independent Work in Music (1.5, 3, OR 4 Cr.) 
Special topics of study based on previous coursework in the department and selected in conference with the instructor. Fall semester, repeated spring semester.Department.