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The course offerings at Clarion University of PA go through an extensive review process by the Committee on Courses and Programs of Study (CCPS).  This course offerings list is a comprehensive list of courses that could be offered; it does not mean they are currently being offered.

For a complete list of courses offered on the current or upcoming schedules, see the Registrar's page Schedule of Classes.

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Course Id (currently sorted in Ascending order) Course TitleCourse Description
MUS 243
Brass Class
Introduces playing and teaching brass instruments. Includes techniques of tone production, fingering, and class procedure learned through individual and ensemble playing. Students expected to develop an elementary proficiency on each instrument. Spri,ng, annually.|
MUS 244
String Class
Introduces playing and teaching the string instruments. Includes techniques of tone production, fingering, and class procedure learned through individual and ensemble playing. Students expected to develop an elementary proficiency on each instrument., Fall, annually.|
MUS 245
Percussion Class
Introduces playing and teaching standard percussion instruments. Includes the characteristics of various standard percussion instruments, performance techniques, development of performing ability necessary to develop an elementary proficiency on each, instrument. Fall, annually.|
MUS 246
Guitar Class
Introduces the guitar and bass guitar. Divided into three sections. First section introduces folk guitar techniques and styles, covering basic guitar chords, chordal progressions, melodic harmonization and chord chart reading. Second section introduc,es finger picking styles, such as classical, country, and jazz styles. Final section introduces the bass guitar. Students must provide their own acoustic six-string classic or folk guitar for class. Prerequisite: MUS 131 or permission of the instruct,or. Each semester.|
MUS 247
Woodwinds Class
Introduces playing and teaching techniques woodwind instruments. Includes techniques of tone production, fingering, and class procedure learned through individual and ensemble playing. Students expected to develop an elementary proficiency on each,instrument.|
MUS 253
History Of Jazz
Emphasizes the nature and process of jazz and particularly its historical background and development in the United States. Presents logical musical derivatives and developments and demonstrates the important elements that comprise individual jazz sty,les as they have evolved to the present time. Alternate years.|
MUS 254
Survey Of American Music
Provides a complete historical survey of American music from approximately 1620 to the 1980s. Includes musical trends and various styles and musical forms, i.e., religious music, folk music, popular music, and classical music of significant American,composers. Presents and analyzes styles and trends in their historical context. Utilizes tapes and live concerts. Prerequisite: MUS 111 or 112, or the permission of the instructor. Course offered in the spring term of each year, and also fall term as, faculty load permits.|
MUS 260
Vocal Pedagogy
Examines the physical nature and function of the vocal instrument and breathing process and how they relate to the fundamental principles of teaching vocal technique. Applies knowledge to the principles of vocal production and technique through lectu,res, demonstration, and discussion, as well as group participation in instructing each other. Prerequisite: Minimum of four semesters of voice or Voice Class I and II, or permission of instructor. Spring, biennially.|
MUS 274
Intro To Music Business
Introduces today's multi-faceted music industry. Includes music retailing, instrument sales, the music agent, artist management, contracts, concert promotion, licensing, publishing, copyright, songwriting, unions and guilds, music in production, adve,rtising and promotion, music in broadcasting and film, and career planning and development. Does not count toward humanities requirement. Prerequisite: sophomore standing.|
MUS 301
Survey of Western Music Histor
Explores the musical styles of western art music from the Middle Ages to the present. All influential and historically important genres, techniques, innovations, composers, and literatrue will be presented in relation to artistic, social, political,,and economic conditions of the periods. This course is not for Music Education majors.|
MUS 310
Junior Recital
Music majors elect this course if they are presenting a recital in their junior year of applied study. Elected concurrently with MUS 110. Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in upper-division applied study and successfully complete an audition. Each semes,ter.|
MUS 312
Found of Instrum Conducting
This is a competency-based course that is, specific techniques are introduced, practiced, and evaluated before moving to the next level of difficulty. It is designed to develop skilled baton technique and clarity of gesture and gocuses on traditional, and modern beat patterns, expressive gestures, cues, and development of the left hand. Other areas of study include effective rehearsal technique, understanding of performance problems involving tonal balance, tempo, complex rhythmic situations, esp,ecially related to intermediate and secondary school instrumental groups. Prerequisite: Music Education majors only.|
MUS 332
Chamber Singers
MUSA 130-145 may be taken for one credit or for no credit. Credits earned may not be counted among the humanities in general education but may be counted under personal development and life skills and under free electives. Open to all students with, permission of instructor. 300-level reserved for music majors only.|
MUS 333
Elem Music Meth
Explores the role of music in elementary school; the roles of classroom teachers, the music specialists, and the consultant. Plans, attitudes, and problems in teaching vocal and instrumental music; curriculum development. Evaluation of musical experi,ence and growth in primary, intermediate, and upper elementary grades. Includes music reading as an integral part of the total music program, musical growth and experience in singing, part-singing, listening, instrumental and rhythmic activities. Emp,hasizes development of ability to use the voice effectively in teaching, and on the thorough familiarity with music series texts, use of keyboard, rhythmic instruments, recordings, and new developments in teaching aids. Introduces the Orff and Kodaly|
MUS 334
Jr High-Sec Mus Meth
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MUS 335
Music Comp for Non-Musicians
Explores the fundamental elements of music - rhythm, melody, harmony, texture, timbre, and form - the characteristics and parameters of each, their interactions, and how they are manipulated in creating music. Focus will be placed on analyzing exist,ing musical compositions and composing original musical works in a variety of mediums.|
MUS 345
Music From 1750-1900
Intensive study of the musical styles of the pre-classical, classical, and romantic periods of western music. Discusses important composers and their literature in relation to artistic, social, political, and economic conditions of their period. Emph,asizes analysis and listening. Prerequisite: MUS 127 or by permission. Fall, annually.|
MUS 346
Music From Antiqui-1750
Intensive study of the musical styles from the ages of classical Greece and Rome through the Baroque period, including the foundations of plainchant, early polyphony, sacred, and secular music of the 13th to mid-18th centuries. Discusses important co,mposers and their literature in relation to artistic, social, political, and economic conditions of their period. Emphasizes analysis and listening. Prerequisite: MUS 127 or by permission. Spring, annually.|
MUS 347
20th Century Music
Intensive study of the musical styles of the late Romantic Period (1890) through the 20th century. Discusses important composers and their literature in relation to artistic, social, political, and economic conditions of their period. Emphasizes anal,ysis and listening. Prerequisite: MUS 127, 345, or by permission. Fall, annually.|
MUS 349
Art Song Lit
Explores representative song repertoire of the German lied and the English language art song from historical and performance perspectives. Stresses the songs of Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Wolf, Strauss, Britten, and Rorem. Prerequisites: MUS 345, 34,7, or permission of the instructor. On demand.|
MUS 350
Art Song Lit II
Explores representative song repertoire of French, Italian, Slavic, and Russian composers from historical and performance perspectives. Stresses the songs of Faure, Debussy, Ravel, Poulenc, and Moussorgsky. Prerequisites: MUS 345, 347, or permission,of the instructor. On demand.|
MUS 351
Keyboard Lit
Surveys keyboard music from the Renaissance to the present. Representative works from each period are selected for careful study and analysis, emphasizing performance practices as well as formal and stylistic elements in the music. Includes the devel,opment of various keyboard instruments. Prerequisites: MUS 345, 347, or permission of instructor. Offered when faculty is available.|
MUS 352
Symphonic Lit
Intensive study of orchestral music from the Baroque period to the present, using scores, live performances, and recordings with particular reference to performance practices and stylistic analysis. Prerequisites: MUS 345, 347, or permission of instr,uctor. Offered when faculty is available.|
MUS 353
Chamber Music Lit
Intensive study of music written for small ensembles from the Renaissance period to the present. Representative works from each period are carefully investigated and analyzed. Performance by members of the class or by faculty groups whenever possible,. Prerequisites: MUS 345, 347, or permission of instructor. Offered when faculty is available.|
MUS 355
Operatic Lit
Surveys the entire field of operatic music from 1600 to the present, including 17th century Baroque opera; 18th century operatic reforms (Gluck and Mozart); opera in the 19th century (Verdi, Wagner, Strauss, and Puccini); 20th century trends in opera, (Stravinsky, Berg, Britten, Menotti, etc.) Prerequisites: MUS 345, 347, or permission of instructor. Offered when faculty is available.|
MUS 356
Choral Literature
Surveys choral music from the 15th century to the present. Emphasizes masses, motets, and madrigals of the Renaissance period; oratorios, cantatas, and passions of the Baroque period; major choral works of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Berlioz, Mendelsso,hn, Verdi, and Brahms; choral works of the 20th century. Prerequisites: MUS 345, 347, or permission of the instructor. Offered when faculty is available.|
MUS 357
Band Literature
Surveys the available published and recorded literature for marching, military, and concert bands, symphonic and wind ensembles, and woodwind and brass chamber ensembles. Includes transcriptions and arrangements; major publishers in the field; evalua,tion of various editions; and also a study of the principal trends of instrumental pedagogy, repertoire, and performance. Prerequisite: MUS 131 . Offered when faculty is available.|
MUS 359
Method of Tch Voca & Class Mus
Examines and analyzes principles and procedures of organizing and conducting vocal music ensembles and teaching classroom music grades K-12. Course content includes introduction of Orff, Dalcrose, and Kodaly methods, vocal technique, tone production,, diction, rehearsal techniques, the role of classroom teacher, lesson planning, student development, attitudes, and problems in teaching vocal and classroom music, curriculum development, professional ethics, and student assessment/evaluation. In-fie,ld supervised teaching experiences are arranged each semester. Restricted to music majors or minors only. Prerequisites: Admission to the Music Education program or permission of instructor. Fall, annually.|
MUS 360
Basic Conducting
Develops skilled baton technique and clarity of gesture. Focuses on traditional and modern beat patterns, expressive gestures, cues, and development of left hand. Prerequisite: Music majors or by permission of the instructor. Fall, annually.|
MUS 361
Piano Tch Meth
Surveys modern piano teaching methods and available published teaching materials. Emphasizes the teaching of notation and the development of reading skills; the teaching of keyboard techniques through an understanding of the player's physical mechani,sm and the coordination of timing and touch; problems of fingering, pedaling, and memorization. Evaluates materials for beginning students; easier teaching pieces by the great composers; anthologies; appropriate music for the intermediate student, le,ading to a more advanced technique and musicianship and to acquaintance with a wide range of composers and musical styles. Prerequisites: MUS 346 or 131 and permission of the instructor. Offered when faculty is available.|