Music -Vocal Performance
APM 111, 211, 311, 411. Private Piano Instruction. 1 hour credit, fall, spring
APM 141, 241, 341, 441. Private Voice Instruction. 1 hour credit, fall, spring
Each course may be taken twice for credit. Each additional course requires a higher level of performance. Special fees are required for each registration.
APM 352. The Voice and Vocal Production. 2 hours credit, fall
A study of the anatomy of the vocal mechanism, its inter-workings, components and functions. In addition, the influences of images on vocal production will be explored. Prerequisite: four semesters of private voice instruction or permission of the instructor.
MUS 161, 261, 361, 461. Celebration Singers. 1 hour credit, fall, spring
MUS 171, 271, 371, 471. Concert Choir. 1 hour credit, fall, spring
Participation in musical ensembles is open to music majors and non-majors and membership is by audition. Each course may be taken twice for credit. Credit toward graduation requirements will be given for a maximum total of four (ten for majors) hours in any combination. All other participation will be non-credit. Each additional year requires new levels of performance and increased service-leadership in the respective group.
MUS 112, 122. Ear Training I, II. 2 hours credit, fall, spring
Co-/Prerequisite: MUS 113. Dictation from the keyboard, ear testing and sight singing involving intervals, scales, triads, melodies, and rhythms.
MUS 113, 123. Music Theory I, II. 3 hours credit, fall, spring
Co-/Prerequisites: Private piano and 112/122. Study and keyboard application of written 4-part harmony through 7th chords; for music majors and minors only.
MUS 203. Music Appreciation. 3 hours credit, fall, spring
This course surveys the art music of Western Civilization from 1500 to the present. The development of appropriate listening skills is focused upon as the student becomes increasingly aware of the role of art music throughout the ages and the role it plays today and in the future.
MUS 212. Ear Training III. 2 hours credit, fall
Dictation from the keyboard, ear testing and sight singing involving more complex intervals, scales, triads, melodies, and rhythms. Prerequisite: 122. Corequisite: 213.
MUS 213. Music Theory III. 3 hours credit, fall
Study and keyboard application of written four-part harmony starting with secondary dominants, and progressing through modulation, and into altered sixth chords. Prerequisite: 123. Corequisites: 212 and private piano.
MUS 222. Ear Training IV. 2 hours credit, spring
Dictation from the keyboard, ear testing and sight singing involving advanced intervals, scales, triads, melodies, and rhythms. Prerequisite: 212. Corequisite: 223.
MUS 223. Music Theory IV. 3 hours credit, spring
Continuation of 213's study and keyboard application of written four-part harmony into altered sixth chords and other advanced harmonic concepts. Counterpoint not included. Prerequisite: 213. Corequisites: 222 and private piano.
MUS 253. Music Literature I. 2 hours credit, fall
The start of a general survey of music literature from 1500 to about 1800. The evolution of musical styles will be traced and scores will be examined. For music majors and minors only.
MUS 263. Music Literature II. 2 hours credit, spring
A continuation of 253's general survey of music literature from about 1800 to the present. The evolution of musical styles will be traced and scores will be examined. For music majors and minors only.
MUS 302. Diction. 2 hours credit, alternate years, spring, crosslisted as COM 302
A study of the fundamentals of pronouncing and reading the following languages: Latin, Italian, French, English and German. Emphasis is given to learning and being able to use the International Phonetic Alphabet.
MUS 313. Conducting I. 3 hours credit, alternate years, fall
The basic conducting techniques and skills needed for the music professional are the emphasis of this course. Included here are: beat patterns, style patterns, cueing, and other technical and physical skills needed for conducting. Practical application with York College Chamber Singers is required. Prerequisites: 122 and 123.
MUS 323. Conducting II. 3 hours credit, alternate years, spring
Emphasis in this course is placed on the following: choral ear training, repertoire, performance practice, developing one's own style, and other
more advanced conducting concepts and procedures. Prerequisite: 313.
MUS 332. Music Theory V. 3 hours credit, on demand
This class is designed for the student considering graduate studies in music theory/composition, or for the student who is seriously interested in advanced work in music theory. The course will deal primarily with orchestration and counterpoint. Prerequisites: Two years of music theory and permission of the instructor.
MUS 333. Music History I. 3 hours credit, alternate years, fall
A detailed study of the important developments in music history from early times up through the 16th Century.
MUS 343. Music History II. 3 hours credit, alternate years, spring
Detailed study of the important developments in music history from the 17th Century to the present. Prerequisite: 333.
MUS 403. Planning and Producing Music Productions. 3 hours credit, alternate years, spring, crosslisted as COM 403
An introduction to the principles and practices used to successfully handle the following musical experiences: musicals, swing/show choirs, variety shows, etc. Choreography, sound systems, repertoire, auditioning, programming, rehearsing, and casting are some of the more salient concepts studied.
MUS 443. Senior Recital. 3 hours credit, on demand
A capstone project for all non-certifying music majors. This vocal project will demonstrate understanding of a variety of genres and styles and will be the culminating work of the vocalist.