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MUS 201

Class Description: A study of the chromatic practices of harmony in tonal music following the same basic approach as presented in MUS 101-102.

MUS 202

Class Description: A study of the chromatic practices of harmony in tonal music following the same basic approach as presented in MUS 101-102.

MUS 221

Class Description: Development of dictation and aural skills to include melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic material.

MUS 222

Class Description: Development of dictation and aural skills to include melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic material.

MUS 231

Class Description: Composers, styles, and genres from the nineteenth century to the present. A research project is presented in class.

MUS 232

Class Description: The development of European music from Antiquity through the Middle Ages and Renaissance

MUS 241

Class Description: Each college student receives 32 one-hour private lessons during the academic year.  Students also participate in master classes/technique classes/repertoire classes.  Recital appearances are expected.  Students may request a particular private instruction teacher. The Executive Director will assign the student to the requested teacher whenever space permits.

MUS 241a OR MUS 261

Class Description: MUS 241a – The examination of piano teaching material for beginning and professional students. Discussion will include the development of good musical taste, technical skills, memorization and intelligent practice. For piano majors only. OR MUS 261 – Preparation and public performance of representative works from the symphonic literature. All instrumental students must be enrolled in the orchestra program. VAM Symphony Orchestra gives three concerts each year.

MUS 242

Class Description: Each college student receives 32 one-hour private lessons during the academic year.  Students also participate in master classes/technique classes/repertoire classes.  Recital appearances are expected.  Students may request a particular private instruction teacher. The Executive Director will assign the student to the requested teacher whenever space permits.

MUS 242a OR MUS 262

Class Description: MUS 242a – The examination of piano teaching material for beginning and professional students. Discussion will include the development of good musical taste, technical skills, memorization and intelligent practice. For piano majors only. OR MUS 262 – Preparation and public performance of representative works from the symphonic literature. All instrumental students must be enrolled in the orchestra program. VAM Symphony Orchestra gives three concerts each year.