Music (MUS)

MUS 502 Grad Music History Rev 22 Credit hours   

Review of the history of Western music from 1750 to the present for entering graduate students who are deficient or wish to review their content knowledge.

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MUS 503 Choral Union1 Credit hour   

Large choral ensemble available to university and regional singers without audition.

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MUS 504 University Chorus1 Credit hour   

A mixed chorus of 60-90 singers open to all university students without audition. Public performances of a variety of music are given each semester. Three rehearsals per week.

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MUS 506 Opera Workshop1 Credit hour   

Preparation and performance of opera scenes and full operas. Membership open to students as singers, pianists, and technical personnel. Roles assigned by audition. Two rehearsals per week plus private coaching. (PR: Audition with Director)

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MUS 507 Chamber Choir1 Credit hour   

Advanced, auditioned choral ensemble open to all university students. Repertoire performed locally and on tour includes great chamber literature of the past five centuries. Three rehearsals per week. (PR: Audition with Director)

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MUS 508 Orchestra1 Credit hour   

The Marshall Orchestra is open to all university students, faculty, and interested musicians in the community with permission of the instructor. Concerts are presented each semester. (PR: Audition with Director)

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MUS 510 Intro to World Music3 Credit hours   

This course will survey native musics of Africa, Asia, and the Americas as an aspect of culture. No formal background in music is required, as students will learn techniques for listening and articulating responses to music.

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MUS 511 Orff-Schulwerk3 Credit hours   

Experiences in Orff-Schulwerk include poetry, rhymes, games, songs and dances in teaching music. Singing, movement, and instrument playing and the spoken word are the primary learning tools.

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MUS 512 Adv Jazz Ped & Cond3 Credit hours   

Advanced study of methods and materials for jazz curriculum. Ensemble organization, rehearsal and conducting techniques. Selection of literature and equipment. Organization and presentation of public performances.

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MUS 513 Adv Jazz Styles / Analysis2 Credit hours   

Advanced study of structural forms used in jazz. Detailed analysis of extended forms. Techniques for solo transcriptions. Harmonic practices in specific styles. In-depth study of significant jazz composers, performers, genres.

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MUS 532 Electronic Music Composition2 Credit hours   

The theory and practice of electronic media used for musical composition. History, Synthesis, and Digital Audio processing will be emphasized.

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MUS 537 Brass Band1 Credit hour   

A community/university ensemble modeled after the British-style brass band.

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MUS 540 Graduate Theory Review3 Credit hours   

Review of undergraduate music theory for entering graduate students who are deficient or wish to review music theory skills. Pre: Graduate standing or POI.

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MUS 545 Piano Ensemble1 Credit hour   

Study and perform a wide variety of musical styles for multiple pianists on 1-5 pianos. (PR: Instructor Audition)

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MUS 550 Guitar Literature2 Credit hours   

A survey of the literature for guitar from c. 1400 to the twentieth century.

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MUS 551 Guitar Pedagogy2 Credit hours   

A survey of guitar pedagogy literature, and a practicum in teaching classical guitar.

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MUS 552 Cello Ensemble1 Credit hour   

Cello students will rehearse and perform works from the major literature for cello ensemble.

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MUS 553 Guitar Ensemble1 Credit hour   

An ensemble for guitar majors and qualified guitar elective students; focus on sight reading skills, ensemble accuracy and position playing.

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MUS 554 Flute Ensemble1 Credit hour   

Performs a wide variety of musical styles from full choir to quartets, trios, etc. (PR: Audition)

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MUS 555 String Ensemble1 Credit hour   

Chamber ensemble experience for string players.

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MUS 556 Woodwind Ensemble1 Credit hour   

Chamber ensemble experience for woodwind players.

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MUS 557 Percussion Ensemble1 Credit hour   

An ensemble dedicated to performing a wide variety of musical styles on instruments in the percussion family.

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MUS 558 Brass Ensemble1 Credit hour   

Chamber ensemble experience for brass players.

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MUS 559 Jazz Ensemble1 Credit hour   

Study and performance of traditional and progressive jazz repertoire in a big band ensemble. Open to all university students by audition. (PR: Audition with Director)

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MUS 560 Jazz Improv Ensemble1 Credit hour   

Ensemble improvisation from duet to tentet. Emphasis on music sightreading, recognition and application of chord/scale relationships in a performance setting. Ensemble playing skills. May be repeated for credit.

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MUS 565 Symphonic Band1 Credit hour   

The Marshall University Symphonic Band rehearses twice a week and presents two concerts each semester. Symphonic Band performs a varied repertoire of music from wind band staples to contemporary works.

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MUS 566 Marching Thunder1 Credit hour   

The Marching Thunder rehearses three times a week and performs a varied selection of music every home game as well as exhibitions around the country.

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MUS 567 Wind Symphony1 Credit hour   

A select, auditioned group of wind and percussion players who study and perform original and transcribed works for wind orchestra and works for small mixed chamber ensembles. (PR: Audition)

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MUS 568 Sixth Man Band1 Credit hour   

The Marshall University Sixth Man Band performs at all home men's and women's basketball games. The band provides music to enhance the overall game experience for players and fans.

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MUS 569 Contemporary Music Ensemble1 Credit hour   

Performance of contemporary music in various media.

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MUS 570 Musical Prods Practicum1 Credit hour   

Specialized practical training in aspects of performance production, preparation, and execution. May be repeated once. may be taken four times.

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MUS 571 African Drum & Dance Ensemble1 Credit hour   

Ensemble devoted to the performance fo traditional African drumming and dance.

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MUS 572 Fife and Drum Corps1 Credit hour   

Performing/marching/uniformed ensemble devoted to the music of the American Revolution and Chief Justice John Marshall. Instruments featured include fifes and drums. (PR: Permission or Audition Required)

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MUS 574 Irish Ceili Band1 Credit hour   

Ensemble devoted to the performance of Irish Ceili and dance music.

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MUS 580 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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MUS 581 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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MUS 582 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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MUS 583 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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MUS 584 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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MUS 585 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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MUS 586 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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MUS 587 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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MUS 588 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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MUS 591 Workshop1-4 Credit hours   
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MUS 592 Workshop1-4 Credit hours   
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MUS 593 Workshop1-4 Credit hours   
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MUS 594 Workshop1-4 Credit hours   
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MUS 601 Orchestral Literature3 Credit hours   

A survey of orchestra literature beginning with the 16th century; the Mannheim composers, Viennese classics, the Romantists, the national schools, and late European, South American and American developments.

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MUS 602 Band/Wind Ens Lit3 Credit hours   

A survey of major works originally written for wind band, major transcriptions, and works in all grade levels for school bands.

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MUS 604A Keyboard Literature2 Credit hours   

A survey ofkeyboard literature from the 14th to the 20th century. Emphasis is on stylistic developments and formal procedures.

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MUS 604B Chamber Music Literature2 Credit hours   

A survey of chamber music literature from the Baroque Era to the 20th century. Analysis of form emphasized in the study of string quartet trio, quintet, and various other combinations.

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MUS 604C Song Literature2 Credit hours   

The song literature of Western Europe and America, also including contemporary material from other countries; interpretation, song study, program building, languages, and interpretation of accompaniments. For singers and accompan- ists.

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MUS 604D Choral Literature2 Credit hours   

A comprehensive study of the forms and styles of Choral Composition from Renaissance to present day.

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MUS 604F Percussion Lit2 Credit hours   

A survey of instructional and performance literature for solo brass instruments and brass ensembles.

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MUS 604G String Literature2 Credit hours   

A survey of instructional and performance literature for solo brass instruments and brass ensembles.

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MUS 604H Woodwind Literature2 Credit hours   

A survey of instructional and performance literature for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and/or saxophone in both solo and ensemble settings.

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MUS 604I Brass Literature2 Credit hours   

A survey of instructional and performance literature for solo brass instruments and brass ensembles.

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MUS 610 Hist and Phil of Music Ed3 Credit hours   

Basic concepts of music education and their application to problems of music teaching, supervision and administration.

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MUS 611 Music Psy and Lrng Theory3 Credit hours   

Vibrational stimuli, resultant reactions, and factors in- volved in development of musical skills, as well as measures of aptitude and achievement.

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MUS 612 Projects & Problems Music1-3 Credit hours   

Detailed investigation of problems and/or projects in the student's area of specialization. Special problems and projects chosen by the student for investigation. Extensive study of a single problem or project in detail.

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MUS 614 Sem in Teach Mus Appreciation1 Credit hour   

Methods and materials for teaching music appreciation. Required of all graduate assistants teaching MUS 142 Music Appreciation. May be repeated for credit. Advanced methods and materials for teaching appreciation of music in grades 1-12.

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MUS 615 Adv Tech for Marching Band3 Credit hours   

The marching band. The marching and musical problems which are encountered in training and operating a band for foot- ball games and other events involving marching and playing.

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MUS 616 Mus Curr and Admin3 Credit hours   

Survey of recent developments in public school curricula and their effect on music offerings. Preparation of course and curricular content.

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MUS 617 Seminar Music Education3 Credit hours   

Specialized study of advanced concepts and current problems in music education. An advanced study of basic concepts of current problems in music education.

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MUS 619A Seminar in Vocal Pedagogy2 Credit hours   

A study of the techniques of singing and their application to private and class voice instruction. Emphasis placed upon diagnosis of problems, and teaching under supervision.

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MUS 620A Instrumental Tech and Material3 Credit hours   

Problems of the instrumental teacher at all levels; practi- cal work in the techniques of handling beginning classes and ensembles of all types.

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MUS 620B Choral Tech and Materials3 Credit hours   

A practicum approach to problems of choral techniques and materials with special emphasis placed upon high school and junior high school levels.

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MUS 621 Music Research Methods3 Credit hours   

Introduction to music research with emphasis on investiga- tive methods and applications, procedures, and bibliography. Concentration on expository writing style and format.

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MUS 622 Styles and Analysis3 Credit hours   

Identification of structural principles and compositional idioms characteristic of historical eras and representative composers from the Ars Antiqua to the present day.

Pre-req: MUS 540.

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MUS 629 Choral Conduct and Interp3 Credit hours   

Advanced study in literature, conducting techniques, score preparation and analysis, interpretation, rehearsal planning and execution for the choral ensemble. May be repeated for credit three times.

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MUS 630 Instru Conduct & Interp3 Credit hours   

Advanced study in literature, conducting techniques, score preparation and analysis, interpretation, rehearsal planning and execution for the instrumental ensemble. May be repeated for credit three times.

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MUS 631 Adv Jazz Improv2 Credit hours   

Advanced skills, techniques, and performance practices for jazz improvisation. Continued study of bebop, post-bebop, extended forms, contemporary, and non-Western styles and improvisation techniques. Transcription and performance of representative literature.

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MUS 640A Music Theory3 Credit hours   

Analytical and writing techniques of 19th and 20th music.

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MUS 641 Advanced Counterpoint3 Credit hours   

An intensive study of contrapuntal techniques, styles, and forms through composition and analysis.

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MUS 645 Original Composition2 Credit hours   
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MUS 646 Advanced Choral Arranging3 Credit hours   

Techniques of choral composition and arranging with emphasis on the mixed choir. Arrangements and original works sung by choral groups and conducted by students.

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MUS 647 Advanced Band Arranging3 Credit hours   

A study of the scoring for modern concert and marching bands , the transcription of works for other media as well as original works; analysis of band literature, harmonic and formal.

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MUS 648 Advanced Orchestration3 Credit hours   

Scoring compositions from other media for modern orchestras of various sizes.

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MUS 649 Advanced Jazz Arranging & Comp3 Credit hours   

Comprehensive techniques and analysis of jazz masterworks applied to composing and arranging in various instrumental and vocal jazz styles. Techniques of orchestration and composition for both large and small ensembles.

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MUS 650 Music of the Middle Ages3 Credit hours   

Ancient Greek musical theory, Gregorian chant and its outgrowths, secular monophony, sacred and secular polyphony and its development through the fourteenth century.

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MUS 651 Music of the Renaissance3 Credit hours   

The historical and sylistic study of music of the Renaissance, ca 1400 to ca 1600. The English, Burgundian and Netherland schools; secular forms; chanson, madrigal, and lied; instrumental music; mannerism and the end of an age.

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MUS 652 Music of the Baroque Era3 Credit hours   

The historical and stylistic study of music of the Baroque Era, ca 1600 to ca 1750. The monodic revolution: madrigal to cantata, opera, oratorio; Italian leaders; Vivaldi, Bach, and Handel.

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MUS 653 Music in Classical Era3 Credit hours   

The historical and stylistic study of music of the Classical Era, ca 1720 to ca. 1820. Pre-Classic styles and the formation of a classical style in music in symphony, concerto, opera, the sonata, and choral music through Beethoven.

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MUS 654 Music in the Romantic Era3 Credit hours   

The historical and stylistic study of music of the Classical Era, ca 1800 to ca. 1900 A study and evaluation of Beethoven's principal works and the life and works of Schubert, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Schumann, Brahms, and their contemporaries.

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MUS 655 Music ca 1900 to the Present3 Credit hours   

Musical developments since Wagner: Debussy, Stravinsky, Mahler, Strauss, Schoenberg, Bartok and their contemporaries . Developments in electronic and aleotoric music, and new notations.

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MUS 656 Sem Performance Practice2 Credit hours   

Students will prepare and perform music from a selected style period using editorial methods and research as appropriate to the chosen period. May be repeated for credit. Students will prepare and perform music from a selected style period, making their own editions with correct realization and ornamentation. May be repeated for credit.

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MUS 657 Jazz History3 Credit hours   

Comprehensive study of the development of jazz and related forms from its inception to recent trends. Relationships between aesthetic, technological, and social changes and their effects. Study of historic recordings.

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MUS 670 Cur Trends in Mus Ed PreK-53 Credit hours   

A comprehensive survey of available materials in singing, reading, listening, rhythm, and creating program of school music for the elementary grades; use of such materials in the methodology of teaching.

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MUS 675 Music in Erly Child (Birth-5)3 Credit hours   

Ways of using creative activity in the music program, methods of presenting creative song writing, rhythms, instrument construction, instrumental expressing, dramatiza- tion, program building.

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MUS 679 Problem Report1-3 Credit hours   
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MUS 680 Saxophone1-2 Credit hours   
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MUS 681 Thesis1-6 Credit hours   
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MUS 682 Flute1-2 Credit hours   
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MUS 683 Oboe1-2 Credit hours   
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MUS 684 Clarinet1-2 Credit hours   
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MUS 685 Bassoon1-2 Credit hours   
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MUS 686 French Horn1-2 Credit hours   
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MUS 687 Trumpet1-2 Credit hours   
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MUS 688 Trombone1-2 Credit hours   
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MUS 689 Euphonium1-2 Credit hours   
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MUS 690 Tuba1-2 Credit hours   
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MUS 691 Violin1-2 Credit hours   
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MUS 692 Viola1-2 Credit hours   
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MUS 693 Cello1-2 Credit hours   
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MUS 694 String Bass1-2 Credit hours   
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MUS 695 Piano1-2 Credit hours   
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MUS 696 Voice1-2 Credit hours   
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MUS 697 Organ1-2 Credit hours   
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MUS 698 Percussion1-2 Credit hours   
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MUS 699 Guitar1-2 Credit hours   
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