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111: Theory I
This course provides an
introduction to the organizational principles
of tonal music, including melodic,
and structural elements such as scales, key signatures,
intervals, triads, basic melodic construction, beginning Roman
analysis and cadences. Rudimentary knowledge of
musical notation is required.
Offered every Fall.
112: Theory II
This course provides a
continuation to the concepts introduced
in Theory I (111) including melodic,
harmonic, rhythmic and
structural elements such as seventh chords, inversions,
bass, non-harmonic tones, harmonization, part writing,
melodic analysis, secondary functions and modulation.
Offered every Spring.
Credit: 3 Hours.
150, 151, 251, 351, 451: Applied Music Study
music study is available to all students of Marietta College ranging from beginners
to those with previous experience. The department of music offers individualized
instruction in piano, voice, guitar, and all major orchestral instruments. Beginning
students should register for Preparatory Applied Study (Music 150). Credits in
Preparatory Study may NOT be applied toward either a minor or major in music.
Students who have taken lessons previously or those wishing to pursue a major
or minor in music should contact the department of music prior to registration
at higher levels of study.
1 Hour each semester (for one half-hour of private instruction per week). With
departmental permission, 2 hours of credit per semester may be elected (for two
half hours of private instruction per week).
161: Concert Choir
The Concert Choir is
a select mixed chorus requiring an informal
audition. As the primary touring
ensemble of Marietta
College the choir has performed throughout the United
Concert tours are scheduled annually during the week following
day in early May. Auditions may be scheduled
during Freshman Orientation or
during the first week of classes
in the fall term.
162: Women's Choir
The Women's Choir performs
a variety of musical styles suitable
for female voices and occasionally tours
with the Concert Choir. No audition is required.
163: Oratorio Chorus
The Oratorio Chorus
performs major choral/orchestral works
each semester and is open to both Marietta
and members of the community. No audition is required.
164: Chamber Singers
The Chamber Singers
are a select group of 8 to 12 singers that
perform a wide variety of musical
styles, but focus primarily on
vocal jazz. These singers perform frequently
Marietta community. Auditions are held the first week of fall
165: Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Wind Ensemble provides students with the
opportunity to rehearse and perform
high quality wind band literature
with emphasis placed on both individual and
improvement. Both large and chamber ensemble music is programmed
each concert with the intent of providing members
with a wide variety of performing
permission is required to enroll.
166: Jazz Ensemble
This ensemble provides
exposure to high quality jazz literature
with emphasis placed on jazz styles
and performance practices.
Instructor permission is required to enroll.
167: Percussion Ensemble
A flexible ensemble(s)
for smaller works for percussion instruments
including Mallet Mania. Marietta
Ensemble. Instructor permission is required to enroll.
168: Woodwind Ensemble
A flexible ensemble(s)
for smaller works for woodwind instruments.
Instructor permission is required
169: Brass Ensemble
flexible ensemble(s) for smaller works for brass instruments.
is required to enroll.
171: Aural Theory I
offered in conjunction with Theory I. This
course emphasizes the training of
aural skills including sightsinging,
interval and chord recognition, and harmonic
Offered every Spring.
172: Aural Theory II
offered in conjunction with Theory II. This
course emphasizes the continued
training of aural skills including
sight-singing, interval and chord recognition,
dictation. Offered every Fall.
Credit: 1 Hour.
211: Advanced Theory
This course provides
a continuation to the concepts introduced
in Theory I & II (111 &112)
including chromatic harmony, foreign
modulation, and developmental techniques
analysis of selected 18th, 19th, and 20th century compositions.
Credit: 3 Hours
332: History of Musical Theatre
examines the development of musical theatre as a
genre by studying the librettos
and recorded or printed scores
of a wide range of plays from the eighteenth
century to the present.
Offered Spring in even numbered years.