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Music (MU)

MU 070  Performance Class  (0)  

Weekly master class-performance/recital course required of all music majors who enroll in private lessons. Prerequisite: Music Major/Concurrent enrollment in private lessons.

MU 070A  Performance Class  (0)  

Weekly master class-performance/recital course required of all music majors who enroll in private lessons. Prerequisite: Music Major/Concurrent enrollment in private lessons.

MU 070B  Performance Class  (0)  

Weekly master class-performance/recital course required of all music minors who enroll in private lessons. Prerequisite: Music Minor/Concurrent enrollment in private lessons.

MU 100  Enjoyment of Music  (3)  

The materials and structure of music, as they relate to perceptive listening and increased listening enjoyment. Frequent use of recordings and lecture recitals places the course on a plane of practical appreciation. Planned primarily for non-music majors. No prerequisite.

(General Ed Creative Performing, General Ed Humanities. Critical and Creative Thinking.)  

MU 103  Jazz History  (3)  

The materials and structure of jazz music with an emphasis on listening skills. Includes New Orleans, Chicago, Swing, Bop, Free-form and Fusion styles. Frequent use of recordings and live demonstration and performance. No prerequisite.

(General Ed Creative Performing, General Ed Humanities. Critical and Creative Thinking.)  

MU 104  Movies & Music  (3)  

An exploration of the role of music in motion pictures and the relationship between music and other aspects of the film medium. No prerequisite.

(General Ed Creative Performing, General Ed Humanities. Critical and Creative Thinking.)  

MU 106  Introduction to World Music and its History  (3)  

A survey of music from cultures around the world from musical and anthropological perspectives. *This course has been approved as a multi-cultural course by the Department of Education. No prerequisite.

(General Ed Creative Performing, General Ed Humanities. Global Citizenship Ethics Div.)  

MU 108  History of American Rock & Roll  (3)  

In this course students will study the origins of American rock and roll music from its early roots to current genres. The focus will be on how the development of rock and roll continues to intersect with the social, economic, and cultural trends of popular culture.

(General Ed Creative Performing, General Ed Humanities. Critical and Creative Thinking.)  

MU 109  Piano for Beginners I  (2)  

Development of basic piano techniques, sight reading, improvisation, transposition, and keyboard harmony. Planned for non-music majors. No prerequisite.

MU 110  Piano for Beginners II  (2)  

Development of basic piano techniques, sight reading, improvisation, transposition, & keyboard harmony. Planned for non-music majors. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

MU 111  Guitar for Beginners  (2)  

Designed to acquaint the beginner with basic chords and accompanying techniques. No prerequisite.

MU 113  Music and Religion  (3)  

Music and Religion is an interdisciplinary course that studies the genesis, history, and impact of the marriage between music and organized religion. The course will cover topics including; Ancient Greek Modes, Gregorian chant, Organum, the Canonical Vespers, the Motet, the Mass, the Council of Trent, the Reformation, the Oratorio, the Requiem, Anti-Semitism in 19th Century Europe, the Liturgical Calendar, trance music, modern-day contemporary Christian music, etc. Due to the overwhelming canon of western classical music, the course will primarily examine musical forms of worship throughout the history of the Christian church; however, music and other religions will also be covered. Prerequisite: None.

(General Ed Creative Performing, General Ed Humanities.)  

MU 120  Fundamentals of Music Theory  (2, 3)  

Music fundamentals including basic notation, intervals, scales, rhythm, ear training, writing of simple harmonic material with selected music for harmonic & form analysis.

(General Ed Creative Performing, General Ed Humanities. Communication.)  

MU 122  Rhythm Perception-Music Majors  (1)  

Study of rhythm and meter through the analysis of mathematical constructs, notation practices, counting systems and tapping/clapping exercises. Development of rhythmic perception through rhythmic dictation and singing. Prerequisite: Music Major.

MU 123  Integrating Technology in Music  (1)  

An introduction to understanding the use of computer music applications and MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) in music. Will include software applications addressing ear training and music theory, sequencing and music notation. Prerequisite: Music Major.

MU 133  Group Piano I  (1)  

Development of basic piano techniques, sight reading, keyboard harmony and harmonization skills. Prerequisite for MU 133: Music Major status. Prerequisite for MU 134 is MU 133 or consent of instructor.

MU 134  Group Piano II  (1)  

Development of basic piano techniques, sight reading, keyboard harmony and harmonization skills. Prerequisite for MU 133: Music Major status. Prerequisite for MU 134 is MU 133 or consent of instructor.

MU 145  Marching Band  (0-1)  

The Fighting Blues Marching Band is open to all majors and non-majors. The Fighting Blues take great pride in entertaining and thrilling our fans in Yager Stadium with our precision marching and exciting music selections. The band also performs for other events, including bowl games, pep-rallies, alumni, administrative and foundation functions. Audition is not required. No prerequisite.

MU 146  Pep Band  (0-1)  

The WU Blues Pep Band is a driving force of the game day experience at basketball games. Comprised of students from across campus, and performing a repertoire of over 70 pieces, the WU Blues Pep Band is a high-energy, powerful ensemble that enhances the experience of the students, fans, and athletes. Participation in the WU Blues provides students with both musical and nonmusical benefits, developing musical skills in addition to learning valuable life skills relating to their overall education, including communication, teamwork, responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment. Prerequisites: Students selected, by audition, for Pep Band; participation are required to have successfully completed all Marching Band (MU 145/MU 345) requirements in the Fall semester immediately preceding Pep Band. Audition required.

MU 150  Introduction to Music Education  (1)  

Supervised school-based field experience designed for potential music teacher education candidates to investigate school music teaching as a profession. A minimum of 20 hours in an assigned school setting is required. Orientation to the Washburn teacher education program is included during university classroom sessions. MU 150 must be taken prior to admission to the Professional Teacher Education Program. Prerequisite: Admission into the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education or consent of instructor.

MU 200  Special Topics/Music  (0-3)  

A variable content course treating areas of interest to both music majors and non-music majors. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.

MU 204  Vocal Techniques - Instrumental Majors  (1)  

Study of pedagogical techniques for appropriate vocal development and health for instrumentalists. Prerequisite: Admission to Bachelor of Music - Music Education degree, or admission to Bachelor of Music - Instrumental Performance, or consent of instructor.

MU 205  Woodwind Techniques  (1)  

A practical study of pedagogy, tone production, embouchure, technique, care, repair, and other aspects of playing and teaching for the flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, and bassoon in the public schools. No prerequisite.

MU 206  Improvisation  (2)  

Introduction to the basic materials utilized in the practice of improvisation. Includes practical application through performance and utilization of major scales and modes, ear training, transcription, and the learning of patterns. Prerequisite: MU 215 or Consent of instructor.

MU 208  Guitar Techniques  (1)  

A study of tone production, technique, care and maintenance of the guitar. Pedagogical approaches for teaching guitar in school settings include: basic chords, positioning, and musical elements. Prerequisite: None.

MU 210  Brass Techniques  (1)  

The study of tone production, technique, care and maintenance of brass instruments, with an emphasis focused on teaching methods for public education. Prerequisite: None.

MU 211  String Techniques  (1)  

The study of tone production, technique, care and maintenance of string instruments, with an emphasis focused on teaching methods for public education. Prerequisite: None.

MU 212  Percussion Techniques  (1)  

The study of technique, care and maintenance of percussion, with an emphasis focused on teaching methods for public education. Prerequisite: None.

MU 213  Group Piano III  (1)  

Continuation of Group Piano II. Development of functional skills including transposition, score reading and improvisation. Also includes study of the intermediate level piano literature from various style periods. For music majors. Prerequisite for MU 213: MU 134. Prerequisite for MU 214: MU 213.

MU 214  Group Piano IV  (1)  

Continuation of Group Piano II. Development of functional skills including transposition, score reading and improvisation. Also includes study of the intermediate level piano literature from various style periods. For music majors. Prerequisite for MU 213: MU 134. Prerequisite for MU 214: MU 213.

MU 215  Music Theory I  (3)  

Study of music notation, scales, modes, intervals, rhythm, triads, seventh chords, tonality, figured bass, and Roman numerals. Corequisite: MU 217 and MU 123 or consent of instructor. Prerequisite: music major, music minor, or musical theatre concentration status.

MU 217  Aural Skills I  (1)  

Development of aural skills through sight singing and melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic dictation. Reinforces fundamental concepts covered in Music Theory I. Corequisite: MU 215 or consent of instructor. Prerequisite: music major, music minor, or musical theatre concentration status.

MU 220  Vocal Diction for Singers  (2)  

The study of lyric diction for singing in English, Italian, Latin, French and German using the International Phonetic Alphabet. Vocalists enroll in Section A; Instrumentalists enroll in Section B. Prerequisite: Music major or consent of instructor.

MU 221  Choral Diction  (2)  

The study of foreign language diction with an emphasis on appropriate music for public school students and ensembles. Prerequisite: Admission into the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education or consent of instructor.

MU 226  Wind Ensemble  (1)  

The Washburn Wind Ensemble is comprised of the finest woodwind, brass, and percussion students at Washburn University. The Wind Ensemble exposes students to the highest quality of music written for wind instruments from the Renaissance to the present. This repertoire, along with visits by renowned artists and educators, give the students a unique opportunity to experience a wide range of compositional techniques, rehearsal processes, and musical possibilities. Membership in the Wind Ensemble is open to both music and non-music majors, through audition.

MU 237  Choral Lab  (0)  

The initial experience in secondary music education in the area of choral work. No prerequisite.

MU 238  Instrumental Lab  (0)  

The initial experience in secondary music education in the area of instrumental works. Prerequisite: None.

MU 239  University Band  (1)  

The University Band is an ensemble that performs works from the standard literature for wind band. The University Band promotes the musical and intellectual growth of its members through careful selection of appropriate repertoire. Membership in the University Band is open to both music and non-music majors, through audition.

MU 240  Beginning Conducting  (1)  

Basic beat patterns, baton technique, score reading, philosophy and basic concepts of conducting. No prerequisite.

MU 243  Composition  (1-3)  

Individual tutoring in music composition with emphasis on the development and expansion of music materials. May be taken as an elective. May be repeated as an elective with consent of instructor. Prerequisite: MU 215 or consent of instructor.

MU 244  Accompanying  (0-1)  

A laboratory designed to develop proficiency in sight reading and accompanying at the keyboard. Required for keyboard concentrations and keyboard majors.

MU 245  Concert Jazz Ensemble II  (0-1)  

The Washburn Concert Jazz Ensemble studies and performs works from various styles of jazz literature. The Ensemble promotes musical development and intellectual growth of its members through careful selection of appropriate jazz repertoire. Membership is open to both music and non-music majors through audition.

MU 246  Women's Chorus  (0-1)  

Open, by audition, to both majors and non-majors. Membership is based upon appropriate vocal range and quality, and not gender. The Women’s Chorus focuses on the fundamentals of proper choral singing and a wide range of literature. In addition, the ensemble performs on campus and off campus during the year.

MU 247  Choir, Singers  (0-1)  

Open, by audition, to both majors and non-majors. The Washburn Singers perform a variety of styles of music from the chamber choir repertoire. In addition to participating in on-campus concerts each year, the ensemble also performs throughout the region for various high school choral programs and civic functions.

MU 248  Choir, Washburn  (0-1)  

Open, by audition, to both majors and non-majors. The Washburn Choir excels in performing a wide variety of styles of choral music. The choir performs regularly in both on and off-campus concerts, including major works with the Topeka and Kansas City symphonies.

MU 249  Washburn Jazz Orchestra  (0-1)  

The Washburn University Jazz Orchestra meets for the purpose of exploring various styles of jazz literature from swing to contemporary works of notable arrangers and composers through the instrumentation of the jazz big band. Expectations for the ensemble are of a professional quality with the highest possible standards in performance. Selection and placement is by audition only.

MU 250  Washburn Opera Studio  (0-1)  

Works from the operatic and musical theatre repertoire are rehearsed and performed workshop style. Practice and performance in solo and ensemble singing and staging in material ranging from modern and contemporary Broadway and off-Broadway musicals and revues to classic opera and operettas. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

MU 251  Orchestra  (0-1)  

Enrollment in Washburn University Orchestra is open to music and non-music majors by audition only. Repertory performed ranges from Baroque through contemporary literature. The ensemble performs at least two concerts each semester including Christmas Vespers in the Fall semester. Class participants may audition to perform solos with the orchestra. Selection and placement is by audition.

MU 252  Orchestra, String  (0-1)  

Enrollment in Washburn University String Orchestra is open to music and non-music majors by audition only. Repertory performed ranges from Renaissance through contemporary literature. Selection and placement is by audition.

MU 254  Small Ensembles-Lower Division  (0-1)  

This class offers students a chamber music experience with only one person on a part. Pre-existing chamber groups may enroll, or students will be assigned to various chamber groups based upon current enrollment. Recital performance is required.

MU 255  Bassoon  (1-3)  

Private Lesson - Bassoon. Private lessons are not for beginners. Only BM Performance majors may enroll for 3 hours. An additional fee is associated with this course. Prerequisite: Non-majors must have consent of instructor. Private lessons are not available for auditors.

MU 256  Cello  (1-3)  

Private Lesson - Cello. Private lessons are not for beginners. Only BM Performance majors may enroll for 3 hours. An additional fee is associated with this course. Prerequisite: Non-majors must have consent of instructor. Private lessons are not available for auditors.

MU 257  Clarinet  (1-3)  

Private Lesson - Clarinet. Private lessons are not for beginners. Only BM Performance majors may enroll for 3 hours. An additional fee is associated with this course. Prerequisite: Non-majors must have consent of instructor. Private lessons are not available for auditors.

MU 258  Euphonium  (1-3)  

Private Lesson - Euphonium. Private lessons are not for beginners. Only BM Performance majors may enroll for 3 hours. An additional fee is associated with this course. Prerequisite: Non-majors must have consent of instructor. Private lessons are not available for auditors.

MU 259  Flute  (1-3)  

Private Lesson - Flute. Private lessons are not for beginners. Only BM Performance majors may enroll for 3 hours. An additional fee is associated with this course. Prerequisite: Non-majors must have consent of instructor. Private lessons are not available for auditors.

MU 260  Guitar  (1-3)  

Private Lesson - Guitar. Private lessons are not for beginners. Only BM Performance majors may enroll for 3 hours. An additional fee is associated with this course. Prerequisite: Non-majors must have consent of instructor. Private lessons are not available for auditors.

MU 262  Harpsichord  (1-3)  

Private Lesson - Harpsichord. Private lessons are not for beginners. Only BM Performance majors may enroll for 3 hours. An additional fee is associated with this course. Prerequisite: Non-majors must have consent of instructor. Private lessons are not available for auditors.

MU 263  Horn  (1-3)  

Private Lesson - Horn. Private lessons are not for beginners. Only BM Performance majors may enroll for 3 hours. An additional fee is associated with this course. Prerequisite: Non-majors must have consent of instructor. Private lessons are not available for auditors.

MU 264  Oboe  (1-3)  

Private Lesson - Oboe. Private lessons are not for beginners. Only BM Performance majors may enroll for 3 hours. An additional fee is associated with this course. Prerequisite: Non-majors must have consent of instructor. Private lessons are not available for auditors.

MU 265  Organ  (1-3)  

Private Lesson - Organ. Private lessons are not for beginners. Only BM Performance majors may enroll for 3 hours. An additional fee is associated with this course. Prerequisite: Non-majors must have consent of instructor. Private lessons are not available for auditors.

MU 266  Percussion  (1-3)  

Private Lesson - Percussion. Private lessons are not for beginners. Only BM Performance majors may enroll for 3 hours. An additional fee is associated with this course. Prerequisite: Non-majors must have consent of instructor. Private lessons are not available for auditors.

MU 267  Piano  (1-3)  

Private Lesson - Piano. Private lessons are not for beginners. Only BM Performance majors may enroll for 3 hours. An additional fee is associated with this course. Prerequisite: Non-majors must have consent of instructor. Private lessons are not available for auditors.

MU 268  Saxophone  (1-3)  

Private Lesson - Saxophone. Private lessons are not for beginners. Only BM Performance majors may enroll for 3 hours. An additional fee is associated with this course. Prerequisite: Non-majors must have consent of instructor. Private lessons are not available for auditors.

MU 269  String Bass  (1-3)  

Private Lesson - String Bass. Private lessons are not for beginners. Only BM Performance majors may enroll for 3 hours. An additional fee is associated with this course. Prerequisite: Non-majors must have consent of instructor. Private lessons are not available for auditors.

MU 270  Trombone  (1-3)  

Private Lesson - Trombone. Private lessons are not for beginners. Only BM Performance majors may enroll for 3 hours. An additional fee is associated with this course. Prerequisite: Non-majors must have consent of instructor. Private lessons are not available for auditors.

MU 271  Trumpet  (1-3)  

Private Lesson - Trumpet. Private lessons are not for beginners. Only BM Performance majors may enroll for 3 hours. An additional fee is associated with this course. Prerequisite: Non-majors must have consent of instructor. Private lessons are not available for auditors.

MU 272  Tuba  (1-3)  

Private Lesson - Tuba. Private lessons are not for beginners. Only BM Performance majors may enroll for 3 hours. An additional fee is associated with this course. Prerequisite: Non-majors must have consent of instructor. Private lessons are not available for auditors.

MU 273  Viola  (1-3)  

Private Lesson - Viola. Private lessons are not for beginners. Only BM Performance majors may enroll for 3 hours. An additional fee is associated with this course. Prerequisite: Non-majors must have consent of instructor. Private lessons are not available for auditors.

MU 274  Violin  (1-3)  

Private Lesson - Violin. Private lessons are not for beginners. Only BM Performance majors may enroll for 3 hours. An additional fee is associated with this course. Prerequisite: Non-majors must have consent of instructor. Private lessons are not available for auditors.

MU 275  Voice  (1-3)  

Private Lesson - Voice. Private lessons are not for beginners. Only BM Performance majors may enroll for 3 hours. An additional fee is associated with this course. Prerequisite: Non-majors must have consent of instructor. Private lessons are not available for auditors.

MU 276  Applied Jazz Lessons  (1-3)  

Private Lesson - Applied Jazz. Private lessons are not for beginners. Only BM Performance majors may enroll for 3 hours. An additional fee is associated with this course. Prerequisite: Non-majors must have consent of instructor. Private lessons are not available for auditors.

MU 300  Music, Politics, Soc Comment.  (3)  

Interdisciplinary study of music as a tool for social and political commentary, propaganda, and protest, focusing primarily on 20th and 21st century genres, cultural movements, and events. Special emphasis is placed on American trends. Prerequisite: None.

(General Ed Creative Performing, General Ed Humanities. Global Citizenship Ethics Div.)  

MU 305  Business of Music  (3)  

An overview of the music industry, with specific attention given to career development and opportunities, promotion and marketing techniques, contracts and negotiation, and arts management. Prerequisite: Jr. standing or consent of instructor.

MU 307  Music and the Brain  (3)  

Study of the biological processes of active and passive music involvement; and the resulting effect on individuals' learning, physical health, and mental well-being. Includes an experimental component. Prerequisite: EN 101 and BI 100.

(General Ed Creative Performing, General Ed Humanities. Critical and Creative Thinking.)  

MU 311  Aural Skills II  (1)  

Development of aural skills through sight singing and melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic dictation. Reinforces fundamental concepts covered in Music Theory I and II. Corequisite: MU 314 or consent of instructor. Prerequisites: MU 215 and MU 217 or consent of instructor.

MU 312  Aural Skills III  (1)  

Development of aural skills through sight singing and melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic dictation. Reinforces fundamental concepts covered in Music Theory II and III. Prerequisites: MU 311 and MU 314. Corequisite: MU 315 or consent of instructor.

MU 313  Foundations of Music Education  (2)  

This course will examine the history and general principles of aesthetic education, the position of music education in the historical and contemporary frameworks of universal public education, administrative operation of schools and music education programs, curriculum design and implementation, the management of music material, human relations aspects of teaching music, and aspects of the music educator’s professional development. Practicum requirement: All students in this course participate in field based teaching experiences in the schools. Prerequisite: Accepted in Professional Education program.

MU 314  Music Theory II  (3)  

Study of four-part harmony, harmonic progression, cadences, modulation, non-harmonic tones, phrase and period forms, and baroque and classical style analysis. Corequisite: MU 311 or consent of instructor. Prerequisites: MU 215 and MU 217 or consent of instructor

MU 315  Music Theory III  (3)  

Study of chromatic harmony, larger forms, and other topics related to music before 1900. Corequisite: MU 312 or consent of instructor. Prerequisites: MU 311 and 314 or consent of instructor.

MU 316  Theory IV  (3)  

Analysis of twentieth century music and various analytical methods, including Schenkerian analysis and Set Theory. Prerequisite: MU 312 and MU 315.

MU 317  Orchestration  (2)  

Practical arranging of piano, choral and instrumental literature. Scoring for voices, strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion instruments including the study of tone, timbre, ranges, transpositions and the blending of these elements. Prerequisite: MU 314 or consent of instructor.

MU 318  Jazz Arranging  (3)  

Practical arranging in the jazz idiom ranging from small ensembles to big bands. Includes 2 to 4 part writing with drop 2, drop 2 & 4, & rhythm section consideration. Includes study of transpositions & ranges.

MU 320  Form and Analysis  (2)  

Musical works from the 17th through 20th centuries are analyzed using a variety of analytical techniques. Students explore standard musical forms, musical structures, and questions of aesthetics. Prerequisite: MU 315: Theory and Aural Comprehension III. Prerequisite: MU 315.

MU 325  Music History I  (3)  

Survey of musical styles, composers, and forms in Western art music from Greco-Roman antiquity through the Baroque era (approx. 1750). Prerequisite: MU 215 or consent of instructor.

MU 326  Music History II  (3)  

Survey of musical styles, composers, and forms in Western art music from the Classical era (c. 1750) to the end of the Romantic Era (c. 1900). Prerequisite: MU 315 or consent of instructor.

MU 327  Music History III  (2)  

Survey of musical styles, composers, and forms in Western art music from c. 1900 through the present. Prerequisite: MU 326 or consent of instructor.

MU 330  Vocal Pedagogy and Literature  (2)  

Examines the anatomy and physiology of the vocal mechanism and its application for the singer, voice teacher, and music educator. The second half of the semester is devoted to song literature and its application for the solo singer as well as the voice teacher. Prerequisite: Music Major status or consent of instructor.

MU 335  Organ Literature I  (1-2)  

Study of organ literature from the Renaissance to the present incorporation styles, registration, and instrument of each period. Prerequisite: Music Major status or consent of instructor.

MU 336  Organ Pedagogy  (1)  

Study of various organ method books and relevant literature for use in teaching, plus knowledge of styles, registration, and organs of each musical period. Prerequisite: Music Major status or consent of instructor.

MU 337  Piano Literature I  (2)  

Keyboard music from the Elizabethan virginal school to the present time, designed primarily for piano majors and prospective piano teachers. Prerequisite: Music Major status or consent of instructor.

MU 338  Piano Literature II  (2)  

Keyboard music from the Elizabethan virginal school to the present time, designed primarily for piano majors and prospective piano teachers. Prerequisite: Music Major status or consent of instructor.

MU 339  Piano Pedagogy  (2)  

Examines learning theories, methods and materials for private and group piano teaching at the elementary to intermediate levels, including business and professional aspects of teaching. Prerequisite: Music Major status or consent of instructor.

MU 345  Marching Band  (0-1)  

The Fighting Blues Marching Band is open to all majors and non-majors. The Fighting Blues take great pride in entertaining and thrilling our fans in Yager Stadium with our precision marching and exciting music selections. The band also performs for other events, including bowl games, pep-rallies, alumni, administrative and foundation functions. Audition is not required. No prerequisite.

MU 400  Special Topics in Music  (1-3)  

A variable content course treating areas of interest to music majors. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

MU 415  Tonal Counterpoint  (2)  

The study, analysis, and writing of inventions, canons and fugues in 18th-century style, using works of J.S. Bach as a model. Prerequisite: MU 316.

MU 417  Elementary/Secondary Music Education Vocal Methods  (3)  

This course will examine materials and specific instructional methods of teaching vocal music K-12, by a concept and skill-building approach, and emphasize the organization and development of vocal performing groups for grades 7-12. Practicum requirement: All students in this course participate in field-based teaching experiences in the schools. Prerequisite: MU 313 or consent of instructor.

MU 418  Elementary/Secondary Music Education Instrumental Methods  (3)  

This course will examine materials and specific instructional methods of teaching elementary and secondary instrumental music, by a concept and skill building approach, and emphasize the organization and development of instrumental performing groups. Practicum requirement: All students in this course participate in field-based teaching experiences in the schools. Prerequisite: MU 313 or consent of instructor.

MU 420  Jazz Band Pedagogy  (1)  

This course will examine the various jazz styles, rehearsal techniques, and improvisation in jazz band. Prerequisite: Pass Fourth Semester Jury or consent of instructor.

MU 421  Marching Band Pedagogy  (1)  

This course will examine the various marching band styles, marching fundamentals, rehearsal techniques, show design principles and other facets of organization for teaching High School Marching Band. Prerequisite: MU 245/MU 445 Marching Band.

MU 426  Wind Ensemble  (1)  

The Washburn Wind Ensemble is comprised of the finest woodwind, brass, and percussion students at Washburn University. The Wind Ensemble exposes students to the highest quality of music written for wind instruments from the Renaissance to the present. This repertoire, along with visits by renowned artists and educators, give the students a unique opportunity to experience a wide range of compositional techniques, rehearsal processes, and musical possibilities. Membership in the Wind Ensemble is open to both music and non-music majors, through audition.

MU 439  University Band  (1)  

The University Band is an ensemble that performs works from the standard literature for wind band. The University Band promotes the musical and intellectual growth of its members through careful selection of appropriate repertoire. Membership in the University Band is open to both music and non-music majors, through audition.

MU 441  Advanced Choral Conducting  (1)  

A practical opportunity to direct, under supervision, voices under conditions approximating the rehearsal situation. Prerequisite: MU 237 and 240 or consent of instructor.

MU 442  Advanced Instrumental Conducting  (1)  

A practical opportunity to direct, under supervision, strings and woodwind instruments under conditions approximating the rehearsal situation. Prerequisite: MU 238 and 240 or consent of instructor.

MU 443  Composition  (1-3)  

Individual tutoring in music composition with emphasis on the development and expansion of music materials. May be taken as an elective. May be repeated as an elective with consent of instructor. Prerequisite: MU 316 or consent of instructor.

MU 444  Accompanying  (0-2)  

A laboratory designed to develop proficiency in sight reading and accompanying at the keyboard. Required for keyboard concentrations and keyboard majors.

MU 445  Concert Jazz Ensemble  (0-1)  

The Washburn Concert Jazz Ensemble studies and performs works from various styles of jazz literature. The Ensemble promotes musical development and intellectual growth of its members through careful selection of appropriate jazz repertoire. Membership is open to both music and non-music majors through audition.

MU 446  Women's Chorus  (0-1)  

Open, by audition, to both majors and non-majors. Membership is based upon appropriate vocal range and quality, and not gender. The Women’s Chorus focuses on the fundamentals of proper choral singing and a wide range of literature. In addition, the ensemble performs on campus and off campus during the year.

MU 447  Choir, Singers  (0-1)  

Open, by audition, to both majors and non-majors. The Washburn Singers perform a variety of styles of music from the chamber choir repertoire. In addition to participating in on-campus concerts each year, the ensemble also performs throughout the region for various high school choral programs and civic functions.

MU 448  Choir, Washburn  (0-1)  

Open, by audition, to both majors and non-majors. The Washburn Choir excels in performing a wide variety of styles of choral music. The choir performs regularly in both on and off-campus concerts, including major works with the Topeka and Kansas City symphonies.

MU 449  Washburn Jazz Orchestra  (0-1)  

The Washburn University Jazz Orchestra meets for the purpose of exploring various styles of jazz literature from swing to contemporary works of notable arrangers and composers through the instrumentation of the jazz big band. Expectations for the ensemble are of a professional quality with the highest possible standards in performance. Selection and placement is by audition only.

MU 450  Washburn Opera Studio  (0-3)  

Works from the operatic and musical theatre repertoire are rehearsed and performed workshop style. Practice and performance in solo and ensemble singing and staging in material ranging from modern and contemporary Broadway and off-Broadway musicals and revues to classic opera and operettas. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

MU 451  Orchestra  (0-1)  

Enrollment in Washburn University Orchestra is open to music and non-music majors by audition only. Repertory performed ranges from Baroque through contemporary literature. The ensemble performs at least two concerts each semester including Christmas Vespers in the Fall semester. Class participants may audition to perform solos with the orchestra. Selection and placement is by audition.

MU 452  Orchestra, String  (0-1)  

Enrollment in Washburn University String Orchestra is open to music and non-music majors by audition only. Repertory performed ranges from Renaissance through contemporary literature. Selection and placement is by audition.

MU 454  Small Ensembles-Upper Division  (0-1)  

This class offers students a chamber music experience with only one person on a part. Pre-existing chamber groups may enroll, or students will be assigned to various chamber groups based upon current enrollment. Recital performance is required.

MU 455  Bassoon  (1-3)  

Private Lesson - Bassoon. An additional fee is associated with this course. Prerequisite: BM students must pass “4th semester Jury.” BA students must pass “Double Jury.”

MU 456  Cello  (1-3)  

Private Lesson - Cello. An additional fee is associated with this course. Prerequisite: BM students must pass “4th semester Jury.” BA students must pass “Double Jury.”

MU 457  Clarinet  (1-3)  

Private Lesson - Clarinet. An additional fee is associated with this course. Prerequisite: BM students must pass “4th semester Jury.” BA students must pass “Double Jury.”

MU 458  Euphonium  (1-3)  

Private Lesson - Euphonium. An additional fee is associated with this course. Prerequisite: BM students must pass “4th semester Jury.” BA students must pass “Double Jury.”

MU 459  Flute  (1-3)  

Private Lesson - Flute. An additional fee is associated with this course. Prerequisite: BM students must pass “4th semester Jury.” BA students must pass “Double Jury.”

MU 460  Guitar  (1-3)  

Private Lesson - Guitar. An additional fee is associated with this course. Prerequisite: BM students must pass “4th semester Jury.” BA students must pass “Double Jury.”

MU 462  Harpsichord  (1-3)  

Private Lesson - Harpsichord. An additional fee is associated with this course. Prerequisite: BM students must pass “4th semester Jury.” BA students must pass “Double Jury.”

MU 463  Horn  (1-3)  

Private Lesson - Horn. An additional fee is associated with this course. Prerequisite: BM students must pass “4th semester Jury.” BA students must pass “Double Jury.”

MU 464  Oboe  (1-3)  

Private Lesson - Oboe. An additional fee is associated with this course. Prerequisite: BM students must pass “4th semester Jury.” BA students must pass “Double Jury.”

MU 465  Organ  (1-3)  

Private Lesson - Organ. An additional fee is associated with this course. Prerequisite: BM students must pass “4th semester Jury.” BA students must pass “Double Jury.”

MU 466  Percussion  (1-3)  

Private Lesson - Percussion. An additional fee is associated with this course. Prerequisite: BM students must pass “4th semester Jury.” BA students must pass “Double Jury.”

MU 467  Piano  (1-3)  

Private Lesson - Piano. An additional fee is associated with this course. Prerequisite: BM students must pass “4th semester Jury.” BA students must pass “Double Jury.”

MU 468  Saxophone  (1-3)  

Private Lesson - Saxophone. An additional fee is associated with this course. Prerequisite: BM students must pass “4th semester Jury.” BA students must pass “Double Jury.”

MU 469  String Bass  (1-3)  

Private Lesson - String Bass. An additional fee is associated with this course. Prerequisite: BM students must pass “4th semester Jury.” BA students must pass “Double Jury.”

MU 470  Trombone  (1-3)  

Private Lesson - Trombone. An additional fee is associated with this course. Prerequisite: BM students must pass “4th semester Jury.” BA students must pass “Double Jury.”

MU 471  Trumpet  (1-3)  

Private Lesson - Trumpet. An additional fee is associated with this course. Prerequisite: BM students must pass “4th semester Jury.” BA students must pass “Double Jury.”

MU 472  Tuba  (1-3)  

Private Lesson - Tuba. An additional fee is associated with this course. Prerequisite: BM students must pass “4th semester Jury.” BA students must pass “Double Jury.”

MU 473  Viola  (1-3)  

Private Lesson - Viola. An additional fee is associated with this course. Prerequisite: BM students must pass “4th semester Jury.” BA students must pass “Double Jury.”

MU 474  Violin  (1-3)  

Private Lesson - Violin. An additional fee is associated with this course. Prerequisite: BM students must pass “4th semester Jury.” BA students must pass “Double Jury.”

MU 475  Voice  (1-3)  

Private Lesson - Voice. An additional fee is associated with this course. Prerequisite: BM students must pass “4th semester Jury.” BA students must pass “Double Jury.”

MU 476  Applied Jazz Lessons  (1-3)  

Private Lesson - Applied Jazz. An additional fee is associated with this course. Prerequisite: BM students must pass “4th semester Jury.” BA students must pass “Double Jury.”