Course Descriptions

Music Courses

MUS 109 - Keyboard Musicianship I

3.00 Cr
Arts & Letters-Fine Arts. Introduction to music reading and keyboard playing. Emphasis on the elements of music through the study of piano technique and performance, repertoire, music theory, harmonization, and transposition. No previous musical background is required.

MUS 129 - Carroll College Choir

1.00 Cr
Arts & Letters-Fine Arts. The ensemble performs a diverse repertoire for SATB choir. Each semester, the choir normally presents one major concert, sings one or two Masses at the Cathedral of St Helena, and performs for special events on and off campus.

MUS 130 - Carroll College Choir

1.00 Cr
Arts & Letters-Fine Arts. The ensemble performs a diverse repertoire for SATB choir. Each semester, the choir normally presents one major concert, sings one or two Masses at the Cathedral of St Helena, and performs for special events on and off campus.

MUS 161 - Music Appreciation

3.00 Cr
Arts & Letters-Fine Arts. An introduction to the fine-art music tradition of Western civilization. Intended to acquaint the listener with the basic repertoire of concert music through a survey of significant compositions and innovations from each major style period. Emphasis on guided listening; concert attendance required. No previous background in music is required.

MUS 165 - American Popular Music

3.00 Cr
Arts & Letters-Fine Arts. An examination of the development and use of all types of music in the United States. Special emphasis on sources of music, music and race, music and technology, and the music industry. Of primary interest is the study of music in relation to its historical and social context. Includes guided listening to recordings and video clips. No previous musical background is required.

MUS 199 - Music Practicum

1.00 Cr
Students can earn credit for participating as musicians in local musical productions, concerts or performing arts organizations (such as the Helena Symphony) under the guidance of qualified music directors. Participation in Carroll College music ensembles is not eligible for Music Practicum credit; see separate listings for those courses. A minimum of thirty (30) hours of participation is required for each hour of credit. Evaluation is conducted by music faculty in consultation with the music director. Pass/Fail grading only. Prerequisite: Interview and/or audition with music faculty. Does not satisfy Fine Arts CORE requirements.

MUS 229 - Chamber Choir-Audition Only

1.00 Cr
Arts & Letters-Fine Arts. Chamber Choir is the premier mixed-voice vocal ensemble on campus. Admission to the group is by competitive audition, and membership is normally limited to sixteen singers. The Chamber Choir is committed to the highest musical and artistic standards in presenting a wide variety of music. Each semester, the choir normally presents one major concert, sings one or two Masses at the Cathedral of St. Helena and performs for special events on and off campus.

MUS 230 - Chamber Choir-Audition Only

1.00 Cr
Arts & Letters-Fine Arts. Chamber Choir is the premier mixed-voice vocal ensemble on campus. Admission to the group is by competitive audition, and membership is normally limited to sixteen singers. The Chamber Choir is committed to the highest musical and artistic standards in presenting a wide variety of music. Each semester, the choir normally presents one major concert, sings one or two Masses at the Cathedral of St. Helena and performs for special events on and off campus.

MUS 235 - String Ensemble

1.00 Cr
Arts & Letters-Fine Arts. Open to String Players: Violin, Viola, Cello and String Bass. The Ensemble will rehearse and perform a variety of music that is appropriate for the college level string ensemble. The String Ensemble presents a concert at the end of each semester and performs for special events on and off campus. Prerequisites: Private or high school orchestra experience of at least 3 years. Permission of instructor required.

MUS 236 - String Ensemble

1.00 Cr
Arts & Letters-Fine Arts. Open to String Players: Violin, Viola, Cello and String Bass. The Ensemble will rehearse and perform a variety of music that is appropriate for the college level string ensemble. The String Ensemble presents a concert at the end of each semester and performs for special events on and off campus. Prerequisites: Private or high school orchestra experience of at least 3 years. Permission of instructor required.

MUS 425 - Internship

1.00 Cr
Internship Experiences recognize that learning can take place outside the classroom. Carroll College allows its students to participate in opportunities that relate to their area of study. This opportunity must relate directly a student's program of study in order to qualify for an internship. Close cooperation among Carroll and the participating organizations ensures an experience that contributes significantly to the student's overall growth and professional development. Juniors and seniors in any major area may participate with the approval of faculty internship advisor and/or department chair, Career Services, and a site supervisor. Students will receive academic credit and may or may not receive monetary compensation for an internship. A student may apply a maximum of 12 semester hours to degree requirements; academic departments will determine the number of credits that may count toward the major (most majors accept 6 hours total). Enrollment in the course must be during the same semester in which the experience takes place. Interested students should contact their academic advisor and Career Services prior to the start of an experience.

MUS 475 - Applied Music

1.00 Cr
Private music study on an instrument or voice with a local private teacher approved by the music faculty. Students must have prior music study on the instrument or voice. Students are personally responsible for financial arrangements with the private teacher. Evaluation is conducted by music faculty in consultation with the private teacher at the end of each semester. Pass/Fail grading only. May be repeated each semester. Does not satisfy Fine Arts CORE credit.