Courses of Instruction

SACRED Music (MUCH)

MUCH 390 Special Problems (1-4) Supervised, individual studies. No more than one registration permitted. Enrollment by petition only.

MUCH 473 Hymns and Service Music (2) History and uses of the hymn and hymn tune; evaluation of anthems and other service music for worship.

MUCH 474 The Church Organist (2) Accompanying; hymn playing; transposition; improvisation; vocal score reading; conducting from the console; service repertoire. Basic knowledge of the organ for conductors who are not organists.

MUCH 490x Directed Research (2-8, max 8) Individual research and readings. Not available for graduate credit.

MUCH 570 Foundations of Sacred Music (2, Fa) An introduction to the history of sacred music, liturgical practices and worship traditions from antiquity to present day.

MUCH 571 Music of the Great Liturgies (2) Comparison of the Jewish, Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Lutheran, and Anglican liturgies and their music; relation to music in the nonliturgical service; the church year.

MUCH 572 Sacred Music Administration (2, Sp) Developing, maintaining and administering the music program of the church or other religious institutions. Programming, staffing, developing budgets, techniques and repertoire for the graded choir program, handbell choir and other ensembles.

MUCH 590 Directed Research (1-12) Research leading to the master’s degree. Maximum units which may be applied to the degree to be determined by the department. Graded CR/NC.

MUCH 790 Research (1-12) Research leading to the doctorate. Maximum units which may be applied to the degree to be determined by the department. Graded CR/NC.

MUCH 794abcdz Doctoral Dissertation (2-2-2-2-0) Credit on acceptance of dissertation. Graded IP/CR/NC.