MUS-115: Applied Music (one credit) 2

Liberal Arts
Fine & Performing Arts
Academic Level
Course Subject
Course Number
Course Title
Applied Music (one credit) 2
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
16.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
16.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
MUS-113 (one credit)
Catalog Course Description

Second of four semesters of weekly half-hour private lessons intended to improve vocal or instrumental musicianship through study with a professional teacher. Students should contact the applied music director prior to or during the first week of the semester for teacher assignments. A juried performance is required at the conclusion of each semester. In addition to tuition, the student must also pay a weekly fee to the private instructor.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Goal Statement

The purpose of the course shall be to allow students to receive credit for private music lessons taken outside the college from approved music teachers. The student will develop individual performance skills.

Core Course Topics
  1. The private teacher is responsible for directing the study and performance skill development for each student.
  2. Appropriate scales, exercises, techniques, and repertoire will be included as part of the study.
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  • Perform ascending and descending major and related minor (natural, harmonic, melodic) scales (2-3 sharps/flats) and tonic arpeggio on:
  • vocalists: voice & piano (one octave, single line)
  • percussionists: any keyboard instrument (one octave, single line)
  • pianists: piano (two octaves, both hands in octaves)
  • all other instrumentalists: own instrument (one octave)
  • Perform 4-6 minutes of material (e.g., sonata, concerto, art song, etude, etc.) representative of the students’ development
  • Demonstrate improved tone, technique, musicianship, and ease of confidence in solo performance before jury of music faculty.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement
  • Private teacher evaluation
  • Evaluation of Juried solo performance at the conclusion of the semester

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other Details

Determined by department

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Summer 2014
ILT Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date
Review Semester
Summer 2014