Music Performance (MUPC)

MUPC M100 Recital Hour 0 crs.

Recital attendance is required of all undergraduate music majors throughout most semesters of residence. Creditable repeatedly.

MUPC M101 Freshman Voice Lab 0 crs.

This is a workshop course for voice majors, offering musical study techniques to prepare for college-level voice lessons: how to practice wisely, how to memorize music quickly and effectively, and how to sing a successful jury exam.

Required for all freshman students whose principal instrument is voice.

MUPC M110, 111, 210 Piano Class I – III (Majors) 1 cr. each

This is a sequence of courses leading toward basic performance competency and a knowledge of keyboard functional skills. Music students only.

MUPC M115 Piano Class I  (Non majors) 1 cr. 

This course introduces the beginner to basic keyboard techniques and beginning literature.

MUPC M116 Piano Class II (Non majors) 1 cr. 

This course introduces the beginner to basic keyboard techniques and beginning literature.

MUPC M120 Voice Class (Majors) 1 cr.

This course is a study of techniques leading toward basic performance competency in voice. Music students only.

MUPC M125 Voice Class (Non majors) 1 cr.

This is a basic course in singing. Non-music majors only.

MUPC M130, 131 Guitar Class (Non majors) 1 cr.

This is a sequence of courses introducing the student to basic guitar techniques and literature. Non-music majors only. 

MUPC M211 Piano IV for Clinicians Section 001 1 cr.

Music Therapy students will learn how to read a lead sheet and create appropriate accompaniment patterns for various genres. Students will be exposed to a wide range of literature from 1920's - present. Emphasis is placed on playing piano and singing simultaneously.

MUPC M211 Piano IV for Education Majors Section 002 1 cr.

This course is designed to develop basic keyboard proficiency in open score reading, vocal warm-ups, accompaniment reduction, and playing from a lead sheet. The specific roles and skills required of the vocal music educator are covered through exposure to elementary, middle, and high school choral repertoire.

MUPC M300 Essentials of Conducting 2 crs.

This course offers basic conducting techniques—visual metric patterns, use of the baton, dynamic indications, cueing, rehearsal, and performance organization and application.

MUPC M301 Instrumental Conducting 2 crs.

This course is a continuation of Essentials of Conducting with emphasis on standard band and orchestral literature, rehearsal procedures, and historical styles.

Prerequisite: MUPC M300

MUPC M302 Choral Conducting 2 crs.

This course is a continuation of Essentials of Conducting with emphasis on choral literature, rehearsal procedures, and historical styles.

Prerequisite: MUPC M300

MUPC M400 Guitar Concepts I 1 cr.

Using classical form and posture, this course teaches fundamental reading and performance skills, with an emphasis on singing and playing together. Music majors only.

MUPC M401 Guitar Concepts II 1 cr.

This course is a continuation of Guitar Concepts I, adding barre chords and more finger patterns.

Music majors only or permission of instructor

MUPC M402 Guitar Concepts III 1 cr.

Content varies with class.

Prerequisites: Guitar Class I – II for non-majors, or Guitar Concepts I – II, or permission of instructor