2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

Courses

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MU 001 Music Forum/Concert Attendance 0 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Graded: S/U

All music majors must reserve 1-2 p.m. Fridays for the Department of Music Forum. This zero-credit course features student recitals, seminars and studio classes, and it also provides a mechanism for grading concert attendance.

Notes: Required for music majors. The course is repeated until seven “S” grades are achieved.
MU 101 Theory 1 2 cr.
  • Offered: Fall

Introduction to the fundamentals of music theory through the study of structural elements in music.

MU 104 Theory 2 2 cr.
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: "C" or better in MU 101, MU 102, and MU 145.

Continuation of MU 101, with emphasis on seventh chords, modulation, secondary dominants, four-part chorale writing and analysis of small forms.

MU 105 Aural Skills 2 2 cr.
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: "C" or better in MU 101, MU 102, and MU 145.

Continuation of MU 102 with emphasis on four-part exercises, simple and compound meters and triadic harmony.

MU 106 Class Piano 2 2 cr.
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: MU 103 or equivalent as determined by instructor.

Builds on an elementary background in piano, focusing on keyboard facility, sight-reading techniques and transposition.

MU 108 Arts Chorale 0 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Graded: A/F
  • Prerequisites: Open to all students by audition.

A select choral ensemble performing unaccompanied chamber repertoire from a wide range of time periods. 

Notes: May be repeated for credit as often as desired.
MU 108A Arts Chorale 0 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Graded: S/U
  • Prerequisites: Open to all students by audition and department permission.

A select choral ensemble performing unaccompanied chamber repertoire from a wide range of time periods. A zero-credit option to MU108. See department webpage for requirements.

Notes: May be repeated as often as desired with permission.
MU 111 University Choir 0 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Graded: A/F
  • Prerequisites: Open to all students.

A mixed ensemble performing a wide repertoire of fine choral music. Generally two campus concerts each semester. 

Notes: May be repeated for credit as often as desired.
MU 111A University Choir 0 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Graded: S/U
  • Prerequisites: Open to all students by audition with department permission.

A mixed ensemble performing a wide repertoire of fine choral music.  Generally two campus concerts each semester. A zero-credit option to MU111. See department webpage for requirements.

Notes: May be repeated as often as desired with permission.
MU 112 Marquette Choral Society 0 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Graded: A/F
  • Prerequisites: Director permission.

A mixed community chorus dedicated to the performance of major choral works or similar significant choral repertoire. Presents concerts in December and April each year.

Notes: May be repeated for credit as often as desired.
MU 112A Marquette Choral Society 0 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Graded: S/U
  • Prerequisites: Open to all students by audition and department permission.

A mixed community chorus dedicated to the performance of major choral works or similar significant choral repertoire. Presents concerts in December and April each year. A zero-credit option to MU112. See department webpage for requirements.

Notes: May be repeated as often as desired with permission.
MU 113 Symphonic Band 0 cr.
  • Offered: Winter
  • Graded: A/F
  • Prerequisites: Open to all students by audition.

Ensemble performing a wide range of band repertoire and transcriptions from symphonic literature. Generally two campus concerts during winter semester, spring commencement.

Notes: May be repeated for credit as often as desired. Required ensemble for music majors whose performance area is wind/percussion.
MU 113A Symphonic Band 0 cr.
  • Offered: Winter
  • Graded: S/U
  • Prerequisites: Open to all students by audition with department permission.

Ensemble performing a wide range of band repertoire and transcriptions from symphonic literature. Generally two campus concerts during winter semester, spring commencement. A zero-credit option to MU113. See department webpage for requirements.

Notes: May be repeated as often as desired with permission.
MU 114 Marching Band 0 cr.
  • Offered: Fall
  • Graded: A/F
  • Prerequisites: Open to all students. Placement auditions held during band camp.

Performances at home football games, homecoming parade, December commencement, and other appearances as scheduled. Mandatory one-week band camp prior to start of fall semester.

Notes: May be repeated for credit as often as desired.
MU 114A Marching Band 0 cr.
  • Offered: Fall
  • Graded: S/U
  • Prerequisites: Open to all students by audition and department permission.

Performances at home football games, homecoming parade, December commencement, and other appearances as scheduled. Mandatory one-week band camp prior to start of fall semester. A zero-credit option to MU114. See department webpage for requirements.

Notes: May be repeated as often as desired with permission.
MU 115 Wind Ensemble 0 cr.
  • Offered: Winter
  • Graded: A/F
  • Prerequisites: Open to all students by audition.

A select ensemble performing upper level wind band literature.

Notes: May be repeated for credit as often as desired.
MU 115A Wind Ensemble 0 cr.
  • Offered: Winter
  • Graded: S/U
  • Prerequisites: Open to all students by audition and department permission.

A select ensemble performing upper level wind band literature. Open by audition to all students. A zero-credit option to MU115. See department webpage for requirements.

Notes: May be repeated as often as desired with permission.
MU 116 University Orchestra 0 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Graded: A/F
  • Prerequisites: Open to all students by audition. Winds/percussion chosen by director in consultation with studio faculty.

Ensemble performing a variety of works for either string or full orchestra. Generally two on-campus performances each semester.

Notes: May be repeated for credit as often as desired.
MU 116A University Orchestra 0 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Graded: S/U
  • Prerequisites: Open to all students by audition and department permission.

Ensemble performing a variety of works for either string or full orchestra. Generally two on-campus performances each semester. A zero-credit option to MU116. See department webpage for requirements.

Notes: May be repeated as often as desired with permission.
MU 117 Jazz Band 0 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Graded: A/F
  • Prerequisites: Open to all students by audition.

Big band ensemble performing throughout the school year and featured at the NMU Jazz Festival in April.

Notes: May be repeated for credit as often as desired.
MU 117A Jazz Band 0 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Graded: S/U
  • Prerequisites: Open to all students by audition and department permission.

Big band ensemble performing throughout the school year and featured at the NMU Jazz Festival in April. A zero-credit option to MU117. See department webpage for requirements.

Notes: May be repeated as often as desired with permission.
MU 118 Chamber Ensemble 0 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Graded: A/F

Chamber groups organized by a faculty member according to availability and department objectives. Groups are formed during the first week of the semester. Ensembles generally rehearse two times per week with one session coached by the faculty member.

Notes: May be repeated for credit as often as desired.
MU 118A Chamber Ensemble 0 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Graded: S/U
  • Prerequisites: Open to all students by audition and department permission.

Chamber groups organized by a faculty member according to availability and department objectives. Groups are formed during the first week of the semester. Ensembles generally rehearse two times per week with one session coached by the faculty member. A zero-credit option to MU118. See department webpage for requirements.

Notes: May be repeated as often as desired with permission.