Course Information

​Course Number ​Title ​GE
MUSC100 Marching Band/Pep Band
University marching band/pep band performs at sporting events both on- and off-campus. Participation requires attendance at band camp (contact the director for details), plus required rehearsals and performances. Repeatable.
MUSC129 Music Fundamentals
This course teaches basic music-reading skills, scales, clefs, key signatures, elementary ear training, sight singing, and rudimentary chordal harmony at the keyboard. Designed for the prerequisite needs of the minor in musical arts; however, open to all students with an interest in reading music. A proficiency examination is available for this course, and this course is available for independent study.
MUSC183 Introduction to Applied Music
This course is an elementary applied music course, open to any student, that introduces the student to the basic concepts of musical performance. Repeatable. [Does not count toward musical arts minor.]
MUSC190 Concert-Chorale (Choir) Y
Important compositions from both secular and sacred choral literature from the Renaissance to the present will be explored through rehearsal and public performance. Two periods of rehearsal per week. Open to all students. No audition required. Repeatable.
MUSC191 Concert Band Y
Important band compositions, both original and transcribed, from all periods of music will be explored through rehearsal and public performance. One period of rehearsal per week. Students who register in the fall semester will receive .5 semester hours credit. Students who register in the spring term will receive one semester hour credit. Repeatable.
MUSC192 Orchestra Y
Important orchestra compositions from the Baroque to the present w ill be explored through rehearsal and public performance. Membership is by audition or permission of the instructor. One rehearsal per week. Repeatable.
MUSC193 Applied Music
Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. This course offers instruction in applied music to develop the essential skills for primary musicianship and basic performance proficiency. Requirement: performance in a studio recital. This course is repeatable up to eight semesters.
MUSC198 Applied Music
Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. This course is a continuation of the concepts introduced in MUSC 193. Requirement: performance in a studio recital. This course is repeatable up to four semesters.
MUSC200 Elementary Music Theory
Prerequisite: MUSC 129 or its equivalent. This course provides a basic knowledge of rudimentary 17th- and 18th- century chordal harmony, elementary ear training and sight singing, functional piano keyboard skills, etc., through harmonic, melodic, and formal musical analyses and beginning composition exercises. Designed for the needs of the minor in musical arts; however, open to all students. This course is available for independent study.
MUSC220 Rock Music Styles Y
This course offers an examination of the diverse types and styles of rock music through investigation of its development from the middle of the 20th century to the present. A broad background in music is not required.
MUSC233 Survey of Jazz Y
This course involves a study of jazz in America tracing its development from 1900 to the present. A broad background in music is not required.
MUSC234 Music Appreciation Y
This course covers composers, literature, and musical forms in Western culture from the Middle Ages to the present, with particular emphasis on the music of the Classical and the Romantic periods. A broad background in music is not required.
MUSC250 Topics in Music Y
Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. This course covers special-interest topics in music. It may include such offerings as research, composition, opera, church music, folk music, popular music, music technology, composers, lyricists, performers, theorists, etc. This course is available as a regular course offering or for independent study.
MUSC270 Survey of Amer. Music Theatre: The First 100 Years Y
This course covers from the early beginnings in the mid-1800s through 1970, a study of the composers, lyricists, plot synopses, and other aspects of American musical theatre. A broad background in music or theatre is not required.
MUSC271 Survey of Amer. Music Theatre: From 1970 to the Present Y
This course covers from 1970 to the present, a study of the composers, lyricists, plot synopses, and other aspects of American musical theatre. A broad background in music or theatre is not required.
MUSC290 Jazz Ensemble
Jazz Ensemble activities include concert performances at The University of Findlay functions and, when called upon, in the community and on tour. One period of rehearsal per week. Students who register in the fall semester will receive .5 semester hours credit. Students who register for the spring semester will receive one semester hour credit. Repeatable. Membership is by audition.
MUSC291 University Singers
University Singers is a performing ensemble specializing in contemporary standard popular songs and Broadway literature with choreography. Activities include performances for both on- and off-campus events. One period of rehearsal per week. Membership is by annual audition, and a commitment for both fall and spring semesters is required. Repeatable.
MUSC293 Applied Music
Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. This course offers instruction in applied music to develop musicianship, performance proficiency, and a wide reading knowledge of music literature. Requirement: performance in a studio recital. This course is repeatable up to two semesters.
MUSC298 Applied Music
Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. This course involves a continuation of the concepts covered in MUSC 293. Requirement: performance in a studio recital. This course is repeatable up to two semesters.
MUSC300 Fine Arts Dialogue Y
Prerequisite: ENGL 106 or 107. This course is an exploration of the relationship and unity among the fine arts, particularly in music and visual art. It is intended to enhance one's understanding and appreciation of the fine arts as a part of the humanities and their role in Western culture. A broad background in music or theatre is not required.
MUSC312 Music for the Primary Teacher
Prerequisite: ENGL 106 or 107. This course covers the function of music in the primary school, music fundamentals, and elementary teaching materials and techniques for primary education majors.
MUSC393 Applied Music
Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. This course provides instruction in applied music to develop professional qualities of musicianship, technique, performance, and a wide reading knowledge of music literature. It also includes preparation for the requirements of MUSC 398 and/or 493. Requirement: performance in a studio recital. This course is repeatable up to four semesters. [Musical arts minor track].
MUSC398 Applied Music
Prerequisites: MUSC 393, permission of the instructor, and audition for music faculty. This course is a continuation of the concepts covered in MUSC 393. Requirement: performance of a half-hour solo recital. This course is non-repeatable. [Musical arts minor track].
MUSC399 Applied Music
Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. This course provides instruction in applied music to develop professional qualities of musicianship, technique, performance, and a wide reading knowledge of music literature. Requirement: performance in a studio recital. Repeatable up to four semesters. [Does not count toward the musical arts minor].
MUSC493 Applied Music
Prerequisites: MUSC 393 and permission of the instructor. This course offers advanced applied music instruction at the senior level to develop professional qualities of musicianship in the continuation of study of literature, technique, and performance practices. It also includes preparation for the requirements of MUSC 498. Requirement: performance in a studio recital. This course is repeatable up to four semesters. [Musical arts minor track].
MUSC498 Applied Music
Prerequisites: MUSC 493, permission of the instructor, and audition for the music faculty. This course involves continuation of the concepts covered in MUSC 493, with specialized and intense study of literature and techniques of performance. Requirement: performance of a one-hour solo recital. This course is non-repeatable. [Musical arts minor track].
MUSC499 Applied Music
Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. This course offers advanced applied music instruction at the senior level to develop professional qualities of musicianship in the continuation of study of literature, technique, and performance practices. Requirement: performance in a studio recital. This course is repeatable. [This course does not count toward the musical arts minor].