Organ Department

Courses

Jacobs School Bulletin

2014-2015
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The following courses are offered by the Organ Department. Please check with the department for a list of offerings each semester. The letter "P" identifies those courses that have prerequisites.

Organ Performance Lessons

MUS  Q100 - Undergraduate Elective/Secondary Performance Study (2 cr.)
MUS  Q400 - Undergraduate Major Performance Study (2-6 cr.)
MUS  Q700 - Graduate Elective Performance Study
MUS  Q800 - Graduate Minor Performance Study
MUS  Q900 - Graduate Major Performance Study

Organ Performance Masterclasses

MUS  I500 - Performance and Composition Masterclass (0 cr.)
MUS  I500 - Sacred Music Practicum (0 cr.)

Organ Performance Recitals

All recitals are eligible for deferred (R) grading. Consult department chairperson for repertoire requirements.

MUS  I407 - BME Senior Recital (0 cr.)
MUS  I409 - BSOF Senior Recital (0 cr.)
MUS  I411 - B.M. Junior Recital (0 cr.)
MUS  I412 - B.M. Senior Recital (0 cr.)
MUS  I611 - Performer Diploma Recital (0 cr.)
MUS  I711 - Master's Recital (0 cr.)
MUS  I911 - Artist Diploma Recital (0 cr.)
MUS  I921 - Artist Diploma Chamber Music Recital (0 cr.)
MUS  Q601 - Doctoral Organ Recital (1-1-1 cr.)
MUS  Q608 - Doctoral Organ/Choir Practicum

Organ Department Courses

MUS  C400 - Research in Sacred Music

MUS  C401 - Sacred Music I

An introductory study and application of keyboard harmony, transposition, improvisation, hymn playing, and accompanying for the church service.

MUS  C402 - Sacred Music II

P: C401 Sacred Music I. Continuation of topics introduced in C401 plus open score reading, sacred music composition, console conducting, the liturgical year, and related service music.

MUS  C403 - Sacred Music III

P: C401-C402 Sacred Music I-II. Continuation of topics introduced in C402 plus an introduction to the history of worship and sacred music, including hymnody.

MUS  C404 - Sacred Music IV

P: C401-C402-C403 Sacred Music I-II-III. Continuation of topics introduced in C403 plus contemporary worship styles, the sacred music vocation, and choral literature.

MUS  C405 - Organ Construction and Design

A historical and interactive study of the action and pipes of the organ, from the earliest European example to the latest developments in the organ building industry. Includes a lab component where the student has hands-on experience with university organs, performing basic maintenance routines, such as tuning and repair.

MUS  C500 - Independent Study in Sacred Music Practices

MUS  C504 - Keyboard Skills Review

Basic keyboard skills with an emphasis on hymn transposition, modulation, improvisation, sight reading, and figured bass realization.

MUS  C505 - Organ Construction and Design

A historical and interactive study of the action and pipes of the organ, from the earliest European example to the latest developments in the organ building industry. Includes a lab component where the student has hands-on experience with university organs, performing basic maintenance routines, such as tuning and repair.

MUS  C510 - Service Playing Review

Foundational studies in the practical musical skills needed by a church organist: hymn playing, anthem accompanying, open-score reading, and console conducting.

MUS  C524 - Organ Improvisation

P: C504 Keyboard Skills Review or equivalent. Improvisation for the church organist, with emphasis on stylistic considerations, formal structures, and devices.

MUS  C535 - Introduction to Liturgy and the Arts

A study of the relationship between liturgy, music, and other related arts both in history and current practice.

MUS  C540 - The History of Christian Worship and Sacred Music

Liturgical ritual and worship practices, with special emphasis on music and hymnody, from pre-Christian roots to modern day.

MUS  C541 - Sacred Music: Philosophy and Practice I

An exploration of the practical demands and philosophical dimensions of a vocation in sacred music. Includes anthem repertoire, professional issues, and dynamics of leadership.

MUS  C542 - Sacred Music: Philosophy and Practice II

P: C541 Sacred Music: Philosophy and Practice I. Continuation of C541.

MUS  E489 - Organ Pedagogy

Pedagogical practices, procedure, and materials for organ teaching.

MUS  E589 - Organ Pedagogy

An overview of historical organ method books, organ pedagogy, and supporting material. Course consists of some lecture as well as the individual student doing actual teaching (observed by the instructor) with follow-up conferences.

MUS  M675 - Seminar in Organ Literature: Renaissance and Baroque

Performance of representative works and discussion of stylistic, historical, formal, and aesthetic features.

MUS  M676 - Seminar in Organ Literature: Classic and Romantic

Performance of representative works and discussion of stylistic, historical, formal, and aesthetic features.

MUS  M677 - Seminar in Organ Literature: Music since 1900

Performance of representative works and discussion of stylistic, historical, formal, and aesthetic features.

MUS  M678 - Seminar in Organ Literature: Organ Works of J.S. Bach

Performance of representative works and discussion of stylistic, historical, formal, and aesthetic features.