MUSC 100 Music Appreciation F&S 3 credits
Covers musical styles and forms of classical music as well as historical background from the Medieval to the Contemporary. A study of periods, composers, and compositions. A background in music is not required. No prerequisites.
MUSC 117 Concert Choir F&S 1 credit
Performing ensemble open to all BSC students. Activities include Choir Fest, tours and concerts on campus. Students in their first semester of choir at BSC also enroll in Applied Music 145 or Class Voice.
MUSC 118 Chamber Choir F&S 1 credit
An auditioned select ensemble of 12-16 voices. Music covers a variety of styles from madrigal to classical, jazz to popular. Concurrent registration in Concert Choir required. Students in their first year of choir at BSC also enroll in Applied Music 145 or Class Voice.
MUSC 121 String Ensemble F&S 1 credit
Open to all BSC students with a background in stringed instruments.
MUSC 122 Music Theory I Fall 3 credits
Notation, rhythm, scales, intervals, transposition, harmony, cadences and nonharmonic tones. Concurrent registration in Music 123 and Music 151 or Applied Piano (MUSC 145) required for majors or students interested in continuing with Music Theory II.
MUSC 123 Aural Skills I Fall 2 credits
Emphasis on developing vocal production, aural/reading skills in scales, intervals and rhythms, and basic melodic and rhythmic dictation.
MUSC 124 Music Theory II Spring 3 credits
Prerequisite: Music 122. Partwriting, seventh chords, secondary dominants, modulation, composition. Concurrent registration in Music 125 and Music 152 or Applied Piano (MUSC 145) required.
MUSC 125 Aural Skills II Spring 2 credits
Continuation of Music 123. Prerequisite: Music 123.
MUSC 130-131, 230-231 Class Voice F&S 1 credit
Music 130-131 is for men and Music 230-231 is for women. Students concentrate on a group approach to singing technique and solo singing of literature for male voices and female voices.
MUSC 132 Wind Ensemble (Band) F&S 1 credit
A performing ensemble for those students who enjoy expression through instrumental playing. Open to all BSC students.
MUSC 133/134 Woodwind Ensemble I&II F&S 1 credit
Open to all students, these groups perform chamber music for community functions as well as campus recitals.
MUSC 135/136 Brass Ensemble I&II F&S 1 credit
Open to all students, these groups perform chamber music for community functions as well as campus recitals. Concurrent registration in Wind Ensemble required.
MUSC 137 Jazz Ensemble F&S 1 credit
Open to all students. Jazz literature from all 20th century styles, improvisation, concerts throughout the year.
MUSC 138 Percussion Ensemble F&S 1 credit
Open to percussionists and non-percussionists by audition, this group performs a variety of percussion/mallet music for community events and campus recitals.
MUSC 140 Orchestra F&S 1 credit
The Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra offers dual credit to interested students in pursuing performance opportunities in orchestral literature. Students will rehearse according to the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra schedule and at their rehearsal locations as published by the symphony office. The Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra is a community organization open to qualified students upon audition and approval of the director, Dr. Beverly Everett. Repeatable for credit.
MUSC 145 Applied Music F&S 1 credit
For students not enrolled as music majors. Private lessons in voice, piano, strings, wind instruments, percussion, organ, guitar; the name of the instrument becomes the name of the course. Open to all BSC students. Lessons are half hour weekly for ten weeks. Lab fee.
MUSC 146 Applied Music-Major F&S 1 credit
For students declared as music majors. Private lessons in voice, piano, strings, wind instruments, percussion, or guitar for music majors, music minors or other students with approval of instructor. Lessons are one hour weekly for ten weeks. Lab fee.
MUSC 151-152/251-252 Class Piano I-IV 1 credit
Study of the basic elements of piano proficiency including intervals, scales, chords, transposition and harmonization of melodies. Begins with elementary piano skills and advances to intermediate piano skills. Students interested in starting above Level 1 need permission of instructor.
MUSC 153 Class Guitar-Beginner 1 credit
Group instruction for students with no prior experience on guitar. Emphasis on chord and fretboard knowledge, music reading skills and learning popular songs. A steel or nylon string guitar is required.
MUSC 154 Class Guitar II 1 credit
A continuation of material studied in Class Guitar I. Class Guitar II focuses on the study of chords, scales, reading music, and music of contemporary guitar styles. Prerequisite: MUSC 153 or instructor's approval.
MUSC 155 Guitar Ensemble 1 credit
Guitar Ensemble is a select performance group that showcases the guitar in an ensemble setting. Students need to know how to read music, chord charts and tablature. Classical, jazz, and rock literature will be studied. Students are required to be in Applied Music-Guitar (MUSC 145 or 146).
MUSC 160 Mini-Music BD 1 credit
Selected music topics offered upon demand in five-week segments in the evening division.
MUSC 207 Music for Teachers Fall 3 credits
A survey of elementary school music. Development of teaching skills and knowledge, including use of autoharp, tonette, and rhythm instruments.
MUSC 222 Music Theory III Fall 3 credits
Chromatic harmony, study of musical forms, composition, and musical analysis. Concurrent registration in Music 223 and 251 or Applied Piano (MUSC 145) required. Prerequisite: Music 124.
MUSC 223 Aural Skills III Fall 2 credits
Emphasis on continued development of aural skills in interval and chord identification, rhythmic and melodic dictation, error detection and sight singing. Prerequisite: Music 125.
MUSC 224 Music Theory IV Spring 3 credits
Counterpoint and Twentieth Century music, including Impressionism, Neoclassicism and Serialism. Concurrent registration in Music 225 and 252 or Applied Piano (MUSC 145) required. Prerequisite: Music 222.
MUSC 225 Aural Skills IV Spring 2 credits
A continuation of Music 223. Prerequisite: Music 223.
MUSC 240 Brass Methods BD 2 credits
Covers literature, instruction of and performance on brass instruments. Required for music majors. Offered by demand.
MUSC 241 Percussion Methods BD 2 credits
Covers literature, instruction of and performance on percussion instruments. Required for music majors. Offered by demand.
MUSC 243 Woodwind Methods BD 2 credits
Covers literature, instruction of and performance on flute and clarinet. Required for music majors. Offered by demand.
MUSC 244 Woodwind Methods BD 2 credits
Covers literature, instruction of and performance on saxophone and double reed instruments. Required for music majors. Offered by demand.
MUSC 249 Vocal Methods Spring 1 credit
Covers basic vocal pedagogy including the International Phonetic Alphabet, English diction, and an organized approach to correct vocal development and production. Required for music majors. Offered alternate years.
MUSC 250 Vocal Methods Fall 1 credit
Continuation of Music 249 with emphasis on Italian and German diction and techniques for vocal instruction. Required for music majors. Offered alternate years.
MUSC 260 Sophomore Project F&S 1 credit
Preparation and presentation of a sophomore recital.
MUSC 261 Basic Conducting-Choral Fall 2 credits
Teaches the fundamental elements and skills of being a choral director through in-class work and practical experience. Offered alternate years.
MUSC 262 Basic Conducting-Instrumental Spring 2 credits
Score reading, basic conducting techniques, rehearsal problems, along with practical conducting experience. Offered alternate years.
MUSC 294 Independent Study 1-3 credits
Independent or directed study of special topics in music. Department chairperson approval required.
MUSC 299 Special Topics in Music BD 1-3 credits
An examination of special topics in music such as composition or computer notation. Repeatable up to six semester hours.
MUSC 195-295 Service Learning 1-3 credits
Maximum of six semester hours. Service learning may be accomplished by one of three methods: Joining a club that has a public service component, doing volunteer work at a non-profit organization, or taking a course that links public service with its curriculum.
MUSC 197-297 Cooperative Education/lnternship F&S SM 1-3 credits each
Students develop a program according to their individual interests in areas such as recording technology and instrument repair. Repeatable up to a maximum of six hours. All co-op experiences graded on satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Department chair approval is required.