ID Course Credits
MUSA 110 MUSA 110 - Private Voice Lesson 2.00
MUSA 120 MUSA 120 - Private Keyboard Lesson

For first year Music majors or others with
substantial previous instruction

1.00, 2.00
MUSA 122 MUSA 122 - Private Organ Lesson

For first year Music majors or others with
substantial previous instruction

1.00, 2.00
MUSA 130 MUSA 130 - Private Flute Lesson 1.00, 2.00
MUSA 134 MUSA 134 - Private Clarinet Lesson

For first year Music majors or others with
substantial previous instruction

2.00
MUSA 136 MUSA 136 - Private Bassoon Lesson

For first year Music majors or others with
substantial previous instruction

2.00
MUSA 138 MUSA 138 - Private Saxophone Lesson

For first year Music majors or others with
substantial previous instruction

2.00
MUSA 140 MUSA 140 - Private Trumpet Lesson

For first year Music majors or others with
substantial previous instruction

2.00
MUSA 142 MUSA 142 - Private Horn Lesson

For first year Music majors or others with
substantial previous instruction

2.00
MUSA 150 MUSA 150 - Private Percussion Lesson

For first year Music majors or others with
substantial previous instruction

2.00
MUSA 160 MUSA 160 - Private Violin Lesson 2.00
MUSA 162 MUSA 162 - Private Viola Lesson 1.00, 2.00
MUSA 164 MUSA 164 - Private Cello Lesson 2.00
MUSA 166 MUSA 166 - Private Bass Lesson 2.00
MUSA 170 MUSA 170 - Private Guitar Lesson 2.00
MUSA 210 MUSA 210 - Private Voice Lesson 1.00, 2.00
MUSA 220 MUSA 220 - Private Keyboard Lesson 2.00
MUSA 222 MUSA 222 - Private Organ Lesson 2.00
MUSA 320 MUSA 320 - Private Keyboard Lesson 1.00, 2.00
MUSI 100 MUSI 100 - Repertory and Studio Class

A performance class for students of applied music for the purpose of gaining experience in public performance and increasing knowledge of music literature. Required of all music majors in each semester of the program; recommended for all other students registered for applied music lessons.NB: Pass/Fail course.

0.00
MUSI 110 MUSI 110 - Fundamentals of Music

A course for teachers, youth workers, and recreation workers, as well as students who wish
to pursue advanced theory studies but lack the appropriate background. Topics covered include: notation of pitch and rhythm; intervals, scales, and modes; concept of key, triads, and seventh chords; introductory melody; and accompaniment writing.

3.00
MUSI 131 MUSI 131 - Music History from 1600 -1800

Traces the historical development of Western music in the 17th and 18th centuries. Organized in a largely chronological fashion, the course investigates developments in musical genres, ensembles, and performance circumstances through the Baroque and Classical historical eras
in music. The methodology of the course will comprise examination of the musical artifacts, the
circumstances from which they arose, and their ultimate impact on the trajectory of musical
history. There will be due consideration of the reception histories of the work and the ways those valuations have changed over time, up to and including the present day. Apprehension of the music itself, through guided listening and methods of analysis suited to each epoch under study, will also form an integral part of the course. The ways that theoretical and interpretive practices varied over the period in question will form a related part of the class discussions.

3.00
MUSI 132 MUSI 132 - Music History from 1800 to Present

Traces the historical development of Western music from the beginning of the 19th century to
present day. Organized in a largely chronological fashion, the course investigates developments in musical genres, ensembles, and performance circumstances through the Romantic, Modern,
and Postmodern historical eras in music. The methodology of the course will comprise
examination of the musical artifacts, the circumstances from which they arose, and their
ultimate impact on the trajectory of musical history past, present, and future. There will be due consideration of the reception histories of the work and the ways those valuations have changed over time, up to and including the present day. Apprehension of the music itself, through guided listening and methods of analysis suited to each epoch under study, will also form an integral part of the course. The ways that theoretical and interpretive practices varied over the period in question will form a related part of the class discussions.

3.00
MUSI 140 MUSI 140 - Applied Keyboard Musicianship

The course is designed to prepare Music majors with keyboard skills generally expected of all
musicians. Skills covered include score reading, transposition, simple harmonization, and improvising simple chordal accompaniment.

1.00
MUSI 150 MUSI 150 - Music Appreciation: The Art of Listening

An introductory course for which previous musical background is helpful but not required.
Lectures and prescribed listening are designed to encourage familiarity with compositions from the concert repertoire representative of significant musical styles and periods.

3.00
MUSI 220 MUSI 220 - Introductory Special Topics in Music

Topics vary from year to year.

3.00
MUSI 225 MUSI 225 - Music Theory

An integrated course including a brief review of basic rudiments of music, four-part written
harmony, analysis, introduction to form and counterpoint. Harmonic elements include diatonic
triads and their inversions, harmonization of melodies and basses, dominant and diminished
seventh chords and secondary seventh chords. Sight singing and ear training including melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic materials are included.

3.00
MUSI 227 MUSI 227 - Songwriting

The study of popular song composition (songwriting) with an emphasis on the student
producing songs in a variety of styles and for different contexts (e.g. worship, performance, etc.) Topics include song structure, lyric development, harmonic organization, and instrumentation. The course format involves group workshop sessions and individual tutorials, with the instructor guiding the student’s work.

3.00
MUSI 239 MUSI 239 - Songs of Faith

An examination of meanings and purposes of sacred/church ‘song’ in the context of the
believing community, from OT Psalm to early church hymn, chant to Reformation hymn, revival
hymn and gospel song to contemporary worship chorus. The course will be concerned with seeing the varied musical and textual expression of God’s people throughout their history, understanding these expressions within the worship culture of their time, and appreciating the breadth of repertoire of the church’s songs.

3.00
MUSI 310 MUSI 310 - Special Topics in Music

Topics vary from year to year.

3.00
MUSI 325 MUSI 325 - Advanced Music Theory

Advanced integrated study of music theory, including written harmony, form and analysis, and
counterpoint. Harmonic elements include secondary seventh chords; dominant 9th, 11th,
and 13th chords; chromatic harmony; modulation; and writing in two, three, and four parts. Further studies in harmonic and melodic dictation and sight-singing.

3.00
MUSI 326 MUSI 326 - Advanced Music Theory

Advanced integrated study of music theory, including written harmony, form and analysis, and
counterpoint. Harmonic elements include secondary seventh chords; dominant 9th, 11th,
and 13th chords; chromatic harmony; modulation; and writing in two, three, and four parts. Further studies in harmonic and melodic dictation and sight-singing.

3.00
MUSI 327 MUSI 327 - Composition

The study of composition with emphasis on the student producing pieces in a variety of genres and styles (generally short works for soloists, small ensembles, or digital media). The course format involves weekly sessions of a private or semiprivate nature, with the instructor guiding the student in his or her work. (Workload expectations vary with the credit assigned, 2 or 3 sem. hrs. credit.)

2.00, 3.00
MUSI 330 MUSI 330 - Music History to 1600

A study of musical styles, forms, and composers up to 1600. This encompasses an evaluation of
ancient, medieval, and Renaissance music.

3.00
MUSI 331 MUSI 331 - Instrumental Literature

The course is an introduction to representative instrumental solo, ensemble, and orchestra
literature for the student’s particular instruments. Through the study of primary literature (musical scores), source readings and secondary material, the student is acquainted with standard instrumental literature and a variety of musicological and pedagogical perspectives on this body of music.

3.00
MUSI 333 MUSI 333 - Keyboard Literature

A survey of solo music for keyboard instruments from the Renaissance to the present. Works for the harpsichord, clavichord, and piano are reviewed.

2.00
MUSI 335 MUSI 335 - Choral Literature

The development of sacred and secular choral music from the Middle Ages to the present.
Forms and stylistic considerations are examined in representative choral works including the mass, the cantata, the oratorio, and other genres.

3.00
MUSI 336 MUSI 336 - Vocal Literature

A study of forms, idioms, and styles characteristic of solo and chamber song in western art music. Emphasis is on the literature available in Central Europe, the British Isles, and North America from the 16th century through to the 20th century.

2.00
MUSI 339 MUSI 339 - Vocal Performance Class

A study of body movement and stage poise for various types of singing. The student learns
correct diction in a number of common singing languages and becomes acquainted with repertoire for the voice.

1.00
MUSI 340 MUSI 340 - Introduction to Digital Recording

An introduction to various aspects of the recording arts with emphasis on working within the digital (virtual) studio environment with Cubase and other virtual instrument software.

3.00
MUSI 341 MUSI 341 - Advanced Digital Recording

Advanced study and practice of the technologies pertaining to professional digital recording.

3.00
MUSI 350 MUSI 350 - Popular Music in the 20th Century

This course examines the sources and evolution of popular music in the last century, popular music as both an expression of and a creative force in popular culture, popular music as the rhythmic antithesis of repression, popular music as a commodity of mass production and mass culture, and the means by which the development and cultural importance of popular music can be evaluated. Content and method emphasize inquiry arising from America’s religious influence on popular culture and the reciprocal influence of popular culture on the Church, to develop a reasoned Christian perspective about popular music.

MUSI 370 MUSI 370 - Junior Recital

A 30-minute recital given by a student in the third year of the performance option. Recital program must be submitted to the department coordinator for approval.

1.00
MUSI 371 MUSI 371 - Instrumental Techniques - Brass

The study of brass methods and materials. Students are given basic instruction on several of
the instruments in each section with strong components in performance (at the beginning level) and in instrumental pedagogical techniques for purposes of teaching in public or private schools or in church-related instrumental music programs.

1.00
MUSI 372 MUSI 372 - Instrumental Techniques - Woodwinds

The study of woodwinds methods and materials. Students are given basic instruction on several of the instruments in each section with strong components in performance (at the beginning level) and in instrumental pedagogical techniques for purposes of teaching in public or private schools or in church-related instrumental music programs.

1.00
MUSI 373 MUSI 373 - Instrumental Techniques: Pre-Band

The study of percussion methods and materials. Students are given basic instruction on several of the instruments in each section with strong components in performance (at the beginning level) and in instrumental pedagogical techniques for purposes of teaching in public or private
schools or in church-related instrumental music programs.

1.00
MUSI 374 MUSI 374 - Instrumental Techniques: Percussion

The study of pre-band instruments methods and materials. Students are given basic instruction on several of the instruments in each section with strong components in performance (at the
beginning level) and in instrumental pedagogical techniques for purposes of teaching in public or private schools or in church-related instrumental music programs.

1.00
MUSI 401 MUSI 401 - Worship Design and Leadership I

A study of the principles and practice of designing effective worship services. This course is the classroom component related to local church practica, MUSI/WRSH 402 and 403.

3.00
MUSI 402 MUSI 402 - Worship Design and Leadership 2

A local church practicum covering the entire semester, with scheduled involvement to be
determined early in the semester in cooperation with the ministry leadership of the local church. It is expected that the student is given individual hands-on responsibilities over the semester in areas of strength, as well as opportunities for growth in other areas. The student works under the immediate supervision of a staff or qualified lay leader in the local church and within the general supervision of a TWU instructor.

1.00
MUSI 403 MUSI 403 - Worship Design and Leadership 3

A continuation of the local church practicum of MUSI 402, typically in the same church. The
practicum covers the entire semester, with scheduled involvement to be determined early in
the semester in cooperation with the ministry leadership of the local church. It is expected that
hands-on responsibilities in this semester are increased over those of MUSI 402. The student
works under the immediate supervision of a staff or qualified lay leader in the local church, and within the general supervision of a TWU instructor.

1.00
MUSI 405 MUSI 405 - Introduction to Conducting

An introduction to the principles and techniques of choral and instrumental conducting. The
acquisition of fundamental conducting skills, facility in score reading and analysis, and rehearsal techniques are emphasized.

3.00
MUSI 406 MUSI 406 - Conducting II

The study of conducting techniques required for difficult examples using traditional compositional techniques and contemporary compositions, including aleatory music. Topics include the refinement of patterns and gestures, score preparation, and the psychology of musical organizations. Students from the class may be selected for performances with the campus ensembles.

3.00
MUSI 407 MUSI 407 - Choral Arranging

An introduction to choral arranging techniques. Materials are taken from classical music, popular melodies, carols, and original melodies. Student arrangements are performed and discussed in class as often as possible.

3.00
MUSI 425 MUSI 425 - Twentieth Century Music

An examination of representative musical literature spanning the 20th and 21st centuries,
including compositional practice, analysis, and approaches to history. Analytical issues are
examined in response to questions of structural integrity, pitch and temporal organization, and the relationship of recent musical discourse to the tradition of the common practice. Students
develop critical interpretive tools through engagement with musicological literature that
addresses issues of history, the relationship of music and culture and aesthetic value.

3.00
MUSI 427 MUSI 427 - Composition

A continuation of MUSI 329, with emphasis on major works for larger ensembles. The study of
composition with an emphasis on the student producing pieces in a variety of genres and styles
(generally more extended works for a variety of ensembles or digital media). The course format involves weekly sessions of a private or semiprivate nature, with the instructor guiding the student in his or her work. The workload expectations vary with the credit assigned (2 or 3 sem. hrs. credit).

2.00, 3.00
MUSI 430 MUSI 430 - Foundations and Principles of Music Education

An introduction to the historical, philosophical, sociological, and psychological foundations of
music education. Topics covered include: program development, teaching methods, administration, supervision, and evaluation.

3.00
MUSI 435 MUSI 435 - Concepts of Music Therapy in Special Education

An examination of the underlying philosophical, methodological, and technical aspects of music therapy in special education; identification of aetiological and symptomatological factors in various categories of exceptionality; study of the physical, developmental, psychological,
behavioural and social characteristics of the exceptional child; explanation of the ways in which music can be used to help meet the needs of the mainstreamed exceptional child in the regular music classroom.

3.00
MUSI 450 MUSI 450 - Keyboard Pedagogy

This course is designed to enable careful consideration of the dynamics of teacher and
pupil interaction in private teaching, develop basic instruction skills at the piano with supervision and constructive feedback, enrich personal awareness of the current methods and materials available, and provide comprehensive coaching in studio management.

1.00
MUSI 460 MUSI 460 - Vocal Pedagogy

Students study the anatomy and physiology of the breathing and phonatory mechanisms of the
larynx, and the acoustical laws required for optimum resonation of the singing voice, with
practical applications for interaction of teacher and pupil in private studio teaching. Students in
the course give basic instruction in voice under the supervision of the instructor.

1.00
MUSI 470 MUSI 470 - Senior Recital

A one-hour recital, demonstrating ability in a wide range of musical styles, given by a student in the fourth year of the performance option. Recital program must be submitted to the Department coordinator for approval.

1.00