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MU130 MUSIC IN HUMAN SOCIETY (4)
An introductory survey of music for all students, examining the role of music in human society. The course combines an integrated and interactive approach 199 to the fundamentals of music through listening and live performances. Musical examples are drawn from a diverse range of cultures, societies, and historical time periods.

MU131 PRIVATE LESSONS: PIANO (1)
Private lessons in piano that may be taken three times for credit.
Fee: $225
Prerequisite: By audition and permission of instructor

MU132 PRIVATE LESSONS: VOICE (1)
Private lessons in voice that may be taken three times for credit.
Fee: $225
Prerequisite: By audition and permission of instructor

MU133 PRIVATE LESSONS: GUITAR (1)
Private lessons in guitar that may be taken three times for credit.
Fee: $225
Prerequisite: By audition and permission of instructor

MU134 TOPICS IN PRIVATE LESSONS (1)
Students study and become familiar with the tenets of a particular instrument such as rudiments of breathing, embouchure, body posture, tone quality, and techniques associated with developing qualities of beautiful musical sound. Appropriate repertoire, varied styles and genres are studied to educate the student to the diverse musical opportunities open to them as instrumentalists. May be repeated when topics vary.
Fee: $225
Prerequisite: By audition and permission of instructor

MU140 BEGINNING PIANO CLASS (2)
Beginning piano in a class format.

MU143 WILMINGTON COLLEGE CHORALE (1)
Open to all students. Four to five performances per year, one major concert each semester. Diverse and eclectic repertoire from traditional choral literature to contemporary pop music. May be taken three times for credit.

MU148 INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE (1)
Students study and become familiar with the tenets of instrumental performance in an ensemble setting. Appropriate repertoire, varied styles and genres are studied to educate the student to the diverse musical opportunities 200 open to them as instrumentalists. Students perform as an ensemble at least once per semester. May be taken three times for credit.

MU230 MUSIC THEORY (4)
The study of common practice harmony and elementary melodic structure, fundamentals of transposition sight-singing and dictation, chart and lead sheet familiarity and computer music notation software.
Prerequisite: MU130 or MU140

MU331 PRIVATE LESSONS: PIANO (1)
Private lessons in piano that may be taken three times for credit.
Fee: $225
Prerequisite: By audition and permission of instructor

MU332 PRIVATE LESSONS: VOICE (1)
Private lessons in voice that may be taken three times for credit
Fee: $225
Prerequisite: By audition and permission of instructor

MU333 PRIVATE LESSONS: GUITAR (1)
Private lessons in guitar that may be taken three times for credit.
Fee: $225
Prerequisite: By audition and permission of instructor

MU334 TOPICS IN PRIVATE LESSONS (1)
Students study and become familiar with the tenets of a particular instrument such as rudiments of breathing, embouchure, body posture, tone quality, and techniques associated with developing qualities of beautiful musical sound. Appropriate repertoire, varied styles and genres are studied to educate the student to the diverse musical opportunities open to them as instrumentalists. May be repeated when topics vary.
Fee: $225
Prerequisite: By audition and permission of instructor

MU343 WILMINGTON COLLEGE CHORALE (1)
Open to all students. Four to five performances per year, one major concert each semester. Diverse and eclectic repertoire from traditional choral literature to contemporary pop music. May be taken three times for credit.
Prerequisite: By audition

MU346 INTERMEDIATE PIANO (2)
Continuation of MU140. Intermediate piano in a class format. Prerequisite: MU140 and permission of instructor.

MU348 INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE (1)
Students study and become familiar with the tenets of instrumental performance in an ensemble setting. Appropriate repertoire, varied styles and genres are studied to educate the student to the diverse musical opportunities open to them as instrumentalists. Students perform as an ensemble at least once per semester. May be taken three times for credit.

MU350/350G TOPICS IN MUSIC (4)
This course explores a particular aspect of music or contemporary music culture selected that semester. A variety of subjects will be covered including: topics that study a particular world music and culture, topics in musical technology, and contemporary popular music. [Skills: Vary with Topic] Prerequisites: MU130 and junior or senior standing.

MU356 SURVEY OF MUSIC TECHNOLOGY (4)
Survey in Music Technology is a project-based class in which students will create a musical composition for each unit, exploring the basics of sound, digital audio workstations (DAW), MIDI, and composition on computers using basic notation techniques. Please note: all assignments and instruction require regular access to the music technology lab.
Prerequisite: MU130 or MU140