Music (MU)

MU 110. Private Music Lessons.1 Credit.

Music lessons give Quinnipiac students the opportunity to study the piano, guitar, voice, violin, viola or woodwind instruments with a highly skilled professional artist. In private music lessons, students develop an understanding of the fundamental elements of playing a musical instrument including: musical notation, proper technique, music theory and performance. No prior musical training is required as lessons are tailored by the instructor to be appropriate for any level of study. Students may choose to perform in program recitals that are held each semester, if they choose to do so.

Offered: Every year, All
UC: Fine Arts

MU 130. Understanding Music.3 Credits.

Students study elements of musical form and style in an effort to discover how music works. This course investigates the most important figures from the history of Western music as well as some world music and contemporary composers.

Offered: Every year, All
UC: Fine Arts

MU 130H. Honors Understanding Music.3 Credits.

Students study elements of musical form and style in an effort to discover how music works. This course investigates the most important figures from the history of Western music as well as some world music and contemporary composers.

Offered: Every year, All
UC: Fine Arts

MU 150. American Popular Music: From the Blues to Hip Hop.3 Credits.

This course investigates the musical and cultural history of American popular music. Exploration ranges from rock to blues to hip-hop to heavy metal to country. The course includes a study of the music alongside the social, cultural, political and historical contexts from which they emerged.

Offered: Every year, Fall and Spring
UC: Fine Arts

MU 150H. Honors: American Popular Music: From the Blues to Hip Hop.3 Credits.

This course investigates the musical and cultural history of American popular music. Exploration ranges from rock to blues to hip-hop to heavy metal to country. The course includes a study of the music alongside the social, cultural, political and historical contexts from which they emerged.

Offered: Every year, Fall and Spring
UC: Fine Arts

MU 175. Special Topics in Music.3 Credits.

Offered: As needed
UC: Fine Arts

MU 190. Quinnipiac University Singers.1 Credit.

This workshop in music is devoted to the study, singing and presentation of choral music from a variety of periods. The course focuses on specific vocal and ensemble techniques. Students of every experience and ability level are encouraged to attend.

Offered: Every year, All
UC: Fine Arts

MU 191. Quinnipiac Chamber Orchestra.1 Credit.

Students perform chamber music and orchestral compositions. A wide variety of styles including classical, film and popular music are performed. All instruments are used and students of every experience and ability level are encouraged to attend.

Offered: Every year, All
UC: Fine Arts

MU 194. Jazz Ensemble.1 Credit.

Students explore and perform literature written for big band and smaller ensembles. A wide variety of styles, composers and arrangers are covered. Students of every experience and ability level are encouraged to attend.

Offered: Every year, All
UC: Fine Arts

MU 200. Special Topics.3 Credits.

Offered: As needed, All
UC: Fine Arts

MU 211. History of Jazz.3 Credits.

This course covers the origins and history of the jazz idiom from its beginning in the early twentieth century through present avant-garde forms. Jazz literature is surveyed with an analysis of important soloists, small jazz groups and large ensembles.

Offered: Every year, All
UC: Fine Arts

MU 211H. Honors History of Jazz.3 Credits.

This course covers the origins and history of the jazz idiom from its beginning in the early twentieth century through present avant-garde forms. Jazz literature is surveyed with an analysis of important soloists, small jazz groups and large ensembles.

Offered: Every year, All
UC: Fine Arts

MU 213. Music of the 20th Century.3 Credits.

This course examines the transformations that took place in art music from the late romantic era to the end of the twentieth century. The course presents a diverse spectrum of musical styles and explores how popular forms of music, world music, and changes in society have impacted musical culture here and abroad.

Prerequisites: Take 3 credits from subject MU.
Offered: As needed
UC: Fine Arts

MU 230. Music Theory I.3 Credits.

This course is designed to give students a solid and practical basis for appreciation or participation of musical experiences. Emphasis is placed on study of the basic elements of music theory including rhythm, melody, harmony, modes, scales, key signature, and intervals.

Offered: Every year, Fall
UC: Fine Arts

MU 250. Music and Disabilities.3 Credits.

This course explores how specific disabilities contributed to the formation of a composer or performer's musical identity. This course places special emphasis on how disabilities influence creative and performance standards within a culture. Students discuss musicians from many different genres, including classical, jazz and pop music.

Offered: Every year, Fall and Spring
UC: Fine Arts

MU 280. Music and Our Life's Work.4 Credits.

The objective of this course is to empower students with information to help them understand and appreciate various genres of music and their connection to our life's work. Utilizing a group cooperative learning approach, students engage in directed listening activities and investigation of select Western Art Music examples. They explore the societal and historical influences that have contributed to the development of music, as well as the effect of music on our daily lives. For their culminating project, "Music and Your Major," students articulate the relationship of music to the work that they do.

Offered: As needed
UC: Fine Arts

MU 299. Independent Study.1-3 Credits.

By special arrangement with instructor and with approval of department chair.

Offered: Every year, All

MU 330. Music Theory II.3 Credits.

This course studies the range, timbre, transposition and uses of various instruments in consort. Fundamental techniques of arranging, vocal and instrumental are considered.

Prerequisites: Take MU 230.
Offered: Every year, Spring
UC: Fine Arts

MU 399. Independent Study.3 Credits.

By special arrangement with instructor and with approval of department chair.

Offered: Every year, All