Oct 05, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Course Descriptions


The courses listed below and described in this section of the catalog constitute the curriculum of Neumann University. Each course description is preceded by a content area abbreviation and numeric designation, e.g., ENG 103 , along with the course title and the number of credits assigned for the course. Specific enrollment directives, e.g., prerequisites, corequisites, or special permissions, apply to students of all levels and programs.

Only those courses which are numbered at the 100 level or above are applicable toward a degree at Neumann University. Uniform numbers are used for additional experiences which are available in major discipline areas. These courses or experiences are provided for individuals or groups of students as deemed appropriate. For the most part, all Core courses are assigned in the 100 and 200 levels. Exceptions to these Core numeric designations are determined by the appropriate Division Dean. Special topics in specific disciplines are listed under the numbers 126/226/326/426. Independent Study Projects (ISPs) are listed as 480; major seminars as 460; Internships experiences use numbers from 394–396 and 494–496.

Practica/Rotations are supervised practice-setting learning experiences which are an intrinsic part of a student’s major program of study, i.e., required for satisfactory completion of the course and academic program.

The School Deans of Neumann University have established minimum and maximum class sizes for each course offered in any given semester. Neumann University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or related activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. For availability of courses, refer to either the Neumann University web site (www.neumann.edu) or contact the Office of the Registrar.

NOTE: Unless otherwise stipulated, courses with an LS [Liberal Studies], OS [Organizational Studies], PA [Public Safety Administration] designations are open ONLY to those non-traditional students who are pursuing one of the accelerated degrees offered by the Adult and Continuing Education Department (ACE).

 

Music (MUS)

  
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    MUS 183 Study in Strings

    3 Credits

    This 3-credit introductory course is designed for the curious student who wants to learn the very basics of playing the violin.  Beginner right and left hand technique, basic jazz rhythms, one octave pentatonic scales, and tone production are emphasized and practiced within group jam sessions twice weekly.  Additionally, students will examine violin history by investigating topics such as who makes them and who plays them.  Students also will learn about inclusion of violins in the contemporary music industry.  A limited number of violins will be provided.

    Fine Arts Core Course

  
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    MUS 184 Study in Strings

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies a particular string instrument through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced levels of performance ability. Exceptional students who have previously studied a particular string instrument may register for 2 credits (one-hour private lesson once a week) with the written approval of both the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences.

  
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    MUS 191 Orchestra

    1 Credit

    Students have the opportunity to audition for and become a member of the Delaware County Symphony Orchestra. Founded in 1969 by a member of the Neumann University Performing Arts Guild, the Delaware County Symphony Orchestra, one of Delaware County’s premier cultural organizations, is a company of approximately 70 musicians which offers four full orchestral concerts and four chamber music concerts each season at Neumann University’s Life Center. Students are expected to own and supply their own instruments as well as attend all rehearsals and performances during the semester. Registration is contingent upon a successful audition with the Orchestra Director.

  
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    MUS 192 Orchestra

    1 Credit

    Students have the opportunity to audition for and become a member of the Delaware County Symphony Orchestra. Founded in 1969 by a member of the Neumann University Performing Arts Guild, the Delaware County Symphony Orchestra, one of Delaware County’s premier cultural organizations, is a company of approximately 70 musicians which offers four full orchestral concerts and four chamber music concerts each season at Neumann University’s Life Center. Students are expected to own and supply their own instruments as well as attend all rehearsals and performances during the semester. Registration is contingent upon a successful audition with the Orchestra Director.

  
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    MUS 221 Guitar

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies guitar for credit through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced. Exceptional students who have previously studied guitar may register for two credits (one-hour lesson once a week) with the written approval of the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences. Students must supply their own instruments

  
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    MUS 222 Guitar

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies guitar for credit through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced. Exceptional students who have previously studied guitar may register for two credits (one-hour lesson once a week) with the written approval of the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences. Students must supply their own instruments

  
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    MUS 223 Bass Guitar

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies electric bass guitar for credit through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced. Exceptional students who have previously studied bass guitar may register for two credits (one- hour lesson once a week) with the written approval of the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences. Students must supply their own instruments.

  
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    MUS 224 Bass Guitar

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies electric bass guitar for credit through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced. Exceptional students who have previously studied bass guitar may register for two credits (one- hour lesson once a week) with the written approval of the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences. Students must supply their own instruments.

  
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    MUS 226 Special Topics in Music

    Credit Varies

    Neumann University periodically offers Special Topics courses in Music [MUS] that reflect specific topics of study which are not part of the standard University curriculum. Special Topics courses in Music that are numbered at the 126/226 level are generally open to all students and may be designated as Core courses. Courses at the 326 level are specifically designed for students at either the junior or senior level, while courses at the 426 level are only open to students with senior standing. For any given semester, course title(s) and content area(s), as well as any specified prerequisites, are published during the preceding semester.

  
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    MUS 230 Introduction to Songwriting

    3 Credits

    Students are offered a hands-on examination of the elements of songwriting, including writing and setting lyrics, techniques of musical composition, and arranging. The course also meets the needs of those who desire to explore songwriting as a career for themselves or for those who want to pursue the commercial application of songwriting techniques with the creation of jingles to reflect different styles and demographics.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

  
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    MUS 231 Jazz Ensemble

    1 Credit

    This series of courses is designed to expose the student to the repertoire of the typical jazz ensemble. The student participates in rehearsals and performances of the Neumann University Jazz Ensemble. Big band music and arrangements of music in various jazz and popular styles constitute the bulk of the repertoire. The student who continues to progress to the upper-level courses (e.g., courses at the 300- and 400-level) is expected to assume greater responsibility for the organization and leadership of the ensemble. Students may elect to participate in the Neumann University Jazz Ensemble on a non-credit basis by auditing any of these courses. Students must supply their own instruments.

  
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    MUS 232 Jazz Ensemble

    1 Credit

    This series of courses is designed to expose the student to the repertoire of the typical jazz ensemble. The student participates in rehearsals and performances of the Neumann University Jazz Ensemble. Big band music and arrangements of music in various jazz and popular styles constitute the bulk of the repertoire. The student who continues to progress to the upper-level courses (e.g., courses at the 300- and 400-level) is expected to assume greater responsibility for the organization and leadership of the ensemble. Students may elect to participate in the Neumann University Jazz Ensemble on a non-credit basis by auditing any of these courses. Students must supply their own instruments.

  
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    MUS 233 Wind Ensemble/Concert Band

    1 Credit

    These courses are designed to expose the student to the repertoire of the typical wind ensemble, a range that includes both classical and popular genres. The student also participates in rehearsals and performances of the Neumann University Wind Ensemble; and smaller groups may be drawn from the Ensemble for more advanced work. As the student progresses to upper-level courses, he/she is expected to assume greater responsibility for the organization and leadership of the Ensemble. Students may also elect to participate in the Ensemble on a non-credit basis.

  
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    MUS 234 Wind Ensemble/Concert Band

    1 Credit

    These courses are designed to expose the student to the repertoire of the typical wind ensemble, a range that includes both classical and popular genres. The student also participates in rehearsals and performances of the Neumann University Wind Ensemble; and smaller groups may be drawn from the Ensemble for more advanced work. As the student progresses to upper-level courses, he/she is expected to assume greater responsibility for the organization and leadership of the Ensemble. Students may also elect to participate in the Ensemble on a non-credit basis.

  
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    MUS 235 Chamber Music Ensembles

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student participates in rehearsals and performances of Western chamber music for Western instruments (including strings, keyboards, woodwinds, brass, guitar, and percussion). Throughout each semester of study, students focus on the principles of good ensemble and individual playing as well as the development of a unique style for each ensemble selection. Exceptional students may register for 2 credits with the written approval of both the instructor and Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences.

  
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    MUS 236 Chamber Music Ensembles

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student participates in rehearsals and performances of Western chamber music for Western instruments (including strings, keyboards, woodwinds, brass, guitar, and percussion). Throughout each semester of study, students focus on the principles of good ensemble and individual playing as well as the development of a unique style for each ensemble selection. Exceptional students may register for 2 credits with the written approval of both the instructor and Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences.

  
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    MUS 240 World Music

    3 Credits

    The incredibly rich varieties of music and dance found on our planet are examined through the musical expressions of representative peoples of South America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia — as well as those of our own society. These expressions are analyzed and related to their cultural contexts by examining the roles that music and dance play in the daily lives of these cultures.

    Fine Arts Core Course

  
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    MUS 241 Chorus

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student is given the opportunity to gain experience in group and ensemble singing. Theoretical and musical concepts are presented through the choral literature selected for the semester.

  
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    MUS 242 Chorus

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student is given the opportunity to gain experience in group and ensemble singing. Theoretical and musical concepts are presented through the choral literature selected for the semester.

  
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    MUS 251 Study in Piano

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies piano for credit through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced. Exceptional students who have previously studied piano may register for two credits (one-hour lesson once a week) with the written approval of the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences.

  
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    MUS 252 Study in Piano

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies piano for credit through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced. Exceptional students who have previously studied piano may register for two credits (one-hour lesson once a week) with the written approval of the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences.

  
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    MUS 253 Piano Performance

    1 Credit

    In this course, the student develops piano performance skills by performing in front of a small audience of peers every week, thus producing a more comfortable performance level. Relaxation and mental focus techniques, performance poise, and piano technical skills are practiced throughout the semester. Students also become active listeners by offering constructive criticism to the performer.

  
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    MUS 254 Piano Performance

    1 Credit

    In this course, the student develops piano performance skills by performing in front of a small audience of peers every week, thus producing a more comfortable performance level. Relaxation and mental focus techniques, performance poise, and piano technical skills are practiced throughout the semester. Students also become active listeners by offering constructive criticism to the performer.

  
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    MUS 261 Study in Voice

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies voice for credit through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced. Exceptional students who have previously studied voice may register for two credits (one-hour lesson once a week) with the written approval of the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences.

  
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    MUS 262 Study in Voice

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies voice for credit through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced. Exceptional students who have previously studied voice may register for two credits (one-hour lesson once a week) with the written approval of the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences.

  
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    MUS 263 Voice Performance

    1 Credit

    By creating a “Master Class” learning environment, this course enables the student to explore his/her own musical repertoire and to develop confidence in public performance. Each student is taught how to become a good listener and how to use those listening skills in the critique of performers, including oneself. Every week throughout the semester, each student is required to memorize and perform one vocal selection in front of the class, and then be able to discuss and critique the overall performance as well as the techniques that have been utilized. As a means of providing additional and valuable study materials, student performances are recorded in a digital audio format.

  
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    MUS 264 Voice Performance

    1 Credit

    By creating a “Master Class” learning environment, this course enables the student to explore his/her own musical repertoire and to develop confidence in public performance. Each student is taught how to become a good listener and how to use those listening skills in the critique of performers, including oneself. Every week throughout the semester, each student is required to memorize and perform one vocal selection in front of the class, and then be able to discuss and critique the overall performance as well as the techniques that have been utilized. As a means of providing additional and valuable study materials, student performances are recorded in a digital audio format.

  
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    MUS 271 Brass Instruments

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies a particular brass instrument for credit through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced. Exceptional students who have previously studied a brass instrument may register for two credits (one-hour lesson once a week) with the written approval of the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences. Students must supply their own instruments.

  
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    MUS 272 Brass Instruments

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies a particular brass instrument for credit through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced. Exceptional students who have previously studied a brass instrument may register for two credits (one-hour lesson once a week) with the written approval of the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences. Students must supply their own instruments.

  
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    MUS 273 Percussion Instruments

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies percussion instruments through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced levels of performance ability. Exceptional students who have previously studied percussion may register for 2 credits (one-hour private lesson once a week) with the written approval of both the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences

  
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    MUS 274 Percussion Instruments

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies percussion instruments through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced levels of performance ability. Exceptional students who have previously studied percussion may register for 2 credits (one-hour private lesson once a week) with the written approval of both the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences

  
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    MUS 281 Woodwind Instruments

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies a particular woodwind instrument for credit through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced. Exceptional students who have previously studied a woodwind instrument may register for two credits (one-hour lesson once a week) with the written approval of the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences. Students must supply their own instruments.

  
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    MUS 282 Woodwind Instruments

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies a particular woodwind instrument for credit through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced. Exceptional students who have previously studied a woodwind instrument may register for two credits (one-hour lesson once a week) with the written approval of the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences. Students must supply their own instruments.

  
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    MUS 283 Study in Strings

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies a particular string instrument through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced levels of performance ability. Exceptional students who have previously studied a particular string instrument may register for 2 credits (one-hour private lesson once a week) with the written approval of both the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences.

  
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    MUS 284 Study in Strings

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies a particular string instrument through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced levels of performance ability. Exceptional students who have previously studied a particular string instrument may register for 2 credits (one-hour private lesson once a week) with the written approval of both the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences.

  
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    MUS 291 Orchestra

    1 Credit

    Students have the opportunity to audition for and become a member of the Delaware County Symphony Orchestra. Founded in 1969 by a member of the Neumann University Performing Arts Guild, the Delaware County Symphony Orchestra, one of Delaware County’s premier cultural organizations, is a company of approximately 70 musicians which offers four full orchestral concerts and four chamber music concerts each season at Neumann University’s Life Center. Students are expected to own and supply their own instruments as well as attend all rehearsals and performances during the semester. Registration is contingent upon a successful audition with the Orchestra Director.

  
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    MUS 292 Orchestra

    1 Credit

    Students have the opportunity to audition for and become a member of the Delaware County Symphony Orchestra. Founded in 1969 by a member of the Neumann University Performing Arts Guild, the Delaware County Symphony Orchestra, one of Delaware County’s premier cultural organizations, is a company of approximately 70 musicians which offers four full orchestral concerts and four chamber music concerts each season at Neumann University’s Life Center. Students are expected to own and supply their own instruments as well as attend all rehearsals and performances during the semester. Registration is contingent upon a successful audition with the Orchestra Director.

  
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    MUS 320 The American Musical Theater

    3 Credits

    The American musical theater and dance are examined from their beginnings to the present day. Whenever possible, readings, lectures, and discussions which center upon actual performances in each form are included, along with analyses of current trends in musical theater. (Fine Arts Core Course)

  
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    MUS 321 Guitar

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies guitar for credit through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced. Exceptional students who have previously studied guitar may register for two credits (one-hour lesson once a week) with the written approval of the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences. Students must supply their own instruments

  
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    MUS 322 Guitar

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies guitar for credit through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced. Exceptional students who have previously studied guitar may register for two credits (one-hour lesson once a week) with the written approval of the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences. Students must supply their own instruments

  
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    MUS 323 Bass Guitar

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies electric bass guitar for credit through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced. Exceptional students who have previously studied bass guitar may register for two credits (one- hour lesson once a week) with the written approval of the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences. Students must supply their own instruments.

  
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    MUS 326 Special Topics in Music

    Credit Varies

    Neumann University periodically offers Special Topics courses in Music [MUS] that reflect specific topics of study which are not part of the standard University curriculum. Special Topics courses in Music that are numbered at the 126/226 level are generally open to all students and may be designated as Core courses. Courses at the 326 level are specifically designed for students at either the junior or senior level, while courses at the 426 level are only open to students with senior standing. For any given semester, course title(s) and content area(s), as well as any specified prerequisites, are published during the preceding semester.

  
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    MUS 330 Women and Music

    3 Credits

    This examination of women composers, performers, and educators in classical music, jazz, world music, and popular music focuses on the interrelationships of race, gender, and class with creativity, composition, and performance. The works of the past are traced and connected with the more visible efforts of today’s composers and performers. Lectures, readings, discussions, listening, and guest speakers are included.

    Fine Arts Core Course

  
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    MUS 331 Jazz Ensemble

    1 Credit

    This series of courses is designed to expose the student to the repertoire of the typical jazz ensemble. The student participates in rehearsals and performances of the Neumann University Jazz Ensemble. Big band music and arrangements of music in various jazz and popular styles constitute the bulk of the repertoire. The student who continues to progress to the upper-level courses (e.g., courses at the 300- and 400-level) is expected to assume greater responsibility for the organization and leadership of the ensemble. Students may elect to participate in the Neumann University Jazz Ensemble on a non-credit basis by auditing any of these courses. Students must supply their own instruments.

  
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    MUS 332 Jazz Ensemble

    1 Credit

    This series of courses is designed to expose the student to the repertoire of the typical jazz ensemble. The student participates in rehearsals and performances of the Neumann University Jazz Ensemble. Big band music and arrangements of music in various jazz and popular styles constitute the bulk of the repertoire. The student who continues to progress to the upper-level courses (e.g., courses at the 300- and 400-level) is expected to assume greater responsibility for the organization and leadership of the ensemble. Students may elect to participate in the Neumann University Jazz Ensemble on a non-credit basis by auditing any of these courses. Students must supply their own instruments.

  
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    MUS 333 Wind Ensemble/Concert Band

    1 Credit

    These courses are designed to expose the student to the repertoire of the typical wind ensemble, a range that includes both classical and popular genres. The student also participates in rehearsals and performances of the Neumann University Wind Ensemble; and smaller groups may be drawn from the Ensemble for more advanced work. As the student progresses to upper-level courses, he/she is expected to assume greater responsibility for the organization and leadership of the Ensemble. Students may also elect to participate in the Ensemble on a non-credit basis.

  
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    MUS 334 Wind Ensemble/Concert Band

    1 Credit

    These courses are designed to expose the student to the repertoire of the typical wind ensemble, a range that includes both classical and popular genres. The student also participates in rehearsals and performances of the Neumann University Wind Ensemble; and smaller groups may be drawn from the Ensemble for more advanced work. As the student progresses to upper-level courses, he/she is expected to assume greater responsibility for the organization and leadership of the Ensemble. Students may also elect to participate in the Ensemble on a non-credit basis.

  
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    MUS 335 Chamber Music Ensembles

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student participates in rehearsals and performances of Western chamber music for Western instruments (including strings, keyboards, woodwinds, brass, guitar, and percussion). Throughout each semester of study, students focus on the principles of good ensemble and individual playing as well as the development of a unique style for each ensemble selection. Exceptional students may register for 2 credits with the written approval of both the instructor and Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences.

  
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    MUS 336 Chamber Music Ensembles

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student participates in rehearsals and performances of Western chamber music for Western instruments (including strings, keyboards, woodwinds, brass, guitar, and percussion). Throughout each semester of study, students focus on the principles of good ensemble and individual playing as well as the development of a unique style for each ensemble selection. Exceptional students may register for 2 credits with the written approval of both the instructor and Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences.

  
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    MUS 341 Chorus

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student is given the opportunity to gain experience in group and ensemble singing. Theoretical and musical concepts are presented through the choral literature selected for the semester.

  
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    MUS 342 Chorus

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student is given the opportunity to gain experience in group and ensemble singing. Theoretical and musical concepts are presented through the choral literature selected for the semester.

  
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    MUS 351 Study in Piano

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies piano for credit through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced. Exceptional students who have previously studied piano may register for two credits (one-hour lesson once a week) with the written approval of the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences.

  
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    MUS 352 Study in Piano

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies piano for credit through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced. Exceptional students who have previously studied piano may register for two credits (one-hour lesson once a week) with the written approval of the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences.

  
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    MUS 353 Piano Performance

    1 Credit

    In this course, the student develops piano performance skills by performing in front of a small audience of peers every week, thus producing a more comfortable performance level. Relaxation and mental focus techniques, performance poise, and piano technical skills are practiced throughout the semester. Students also become active listeners by offering constructive criticism to the performer.

  
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    MUS 354 Piano Performance

    1 Credit

    In this course, the student develops piano performance skills by performing in front of a small audience of peers every week, thus producing a more comfortable performance level. Relaxation and mental focus techniques, performance poise, and piano technical skills are practiced throughout the semester. Students also become active listeners by offering constructive criticism to the performer.

  
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    MUS 361 Study in Voice

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies voice for credit through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced. Exceptional students who have previously studied voice may register for two credits (one-hour lesson once a week) with the written approval of the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences.

  
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    MUS 362 Study in Voice

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies voice for credit through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced. Exceptional students who have previously studied voice may register for two credits (one-hour lesson once a week) with the written approval of the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences.

  
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    MUS 363 Voice Performance

    1 Credit

    By creating a “Master Class” learning environment, this course enables the student to explore his/her own musical repertoire and to develop confidence in public performance. Each student is taught how to become a good listener and how to use those listening skills in the critique of performers, including oneself. Every week throughout the semester, each student is required to memorize and perform one vocal selection in front of the class, and then be able to discuss and critique the overall performance as well as the techniques that have been utilized. As a means of providing additional and valuable study materials, student performances are recorded in a digital audio format.

  
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    MUS 364 Voice Performance

    1 Credit

    By creating a “Master Class” learning environment, this course enables the student to explore his/her own musical repertoire and to develop confidence in public performance. Each student is taught how to become a good listener and how to use those listening skills in the critique of performers, including oneself. Every week throughout the semester, each student is required to memorize and perform one vocal selection in front of the class, and then be able to discuss and critique the overall performance as well as the techniques that have been utilized. As a means of providing additional and valuable study materials, student performances are recorded in a digital audio format.

  
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    MUS 371 Brass Instruments

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies a particular brass instrument for credit through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced. Exceptional students who have previously studied a brass instrument may register for two credits (one-hour lesson once a week) with the written approval of the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences. Students must supply their own instruments.

  
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    MUS 372 Brass Instruments

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies a particular brass instrument for credit through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced. Exceptional students who have previously studied a brass instrument may register for two credits (one-hour lesson once a week) with the written approval of the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences. Students must supply their own instruments.

  
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    MUS 373 Percussion Instruments

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies percussion instruments through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced levels of performance ability. Exceptional students who have previously studied percussion may register for 2 credits (one-hour private lesson once a week) with the written approval of both the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences

  
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    MUS 374 Percussion Instruments

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies percussion instruments through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced levels of performance ability. Exceptional students who have previously studied percussion may register for 2 credits (one-hour private lesson once a week) with the written approval of both the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences

  
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    MUS 381 Woodwind Instruments

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies a particular woodwind instrument for credit through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced. Exceptional students who have previously studied a woodwind instrument may register for two credits (one-hour lesson once a week) with the written approval of the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences. Students must supply their own instruments.

  
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    MUS 382 Woodwind Instruments

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies a particular woodwind instrument for credit through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced. Exceptional students who have previously studied a woodwind instrument may register for two credits (one-hour lesson once a week) with the written approval of the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences. Students must supply their own instruments.

  
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    MUS 383 Study in Strings

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies a particular string instrument through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced levels of performance ability. Exceptional students who have previously studied a particular string instrument may register for 2 credits (one-hour private lesson once a week) with the written approval of both the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences.

  
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    MUS 384 Study in Strings

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies a particular string instrument through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced levels of performance ability. Exceptional students who have previously studied a particular string instrument may register for 2 credits (one-hour private lesson once a week) with the written approval of both the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences.

  
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    MUS 391 Orchestra

    1 Credit

    Students have the opportunity to audition for and become a member of the Delaware County Symphony Orchestra. Founded in 1969 by a member of the Neumann University Performing Arts Guild, the Delaware County Symphony Orchestra, one of Delaware County’s premier cultural organizations, is a company of approximately 70 musicians which offers four full orchestral concerts and four chamber music concerts each season at Neumann University’s Life Center. Students are expected to own and supply their own instruments as well as attend all rehearsals and performances during the semester. Registration is contingent upon a successful audition with the Orchestra Director.

  
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    MUS 392 Orchestra

    1 Credit

    Students have the opportunity to audition for and become a member of the Delaware County Symphony Orchestra. Founded in 1969 by a member of the Neumann University Performing Arts Guild, the Delaware County Symphony Orchestra, one of Delaware County’s premier cultural organizations, is a company of approximately 70 musicians which offers four full orchestral concerts and four chamber music concerts each season at Neumann University’s Life Center. Students are expected to own and supply their own instruments as well as attend all rehearsals and performances during the semester. Registration is contingent upon a successful audition with the Orchestra Director.

  
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    MUS 421 Guitar

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies guitar for credit through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced. Exceptional students who have previously studied guitar may register for two credits (one-hour lesson once a week) with the written approval of the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences. Students must supply their own instruments

  
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    MUS 422 Guitar

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies guitar for credit through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced. Exceptional students who have previously studied guitar may register for two credits (one-hour lesson once a week) with the written approval of the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences. Students must supply their own instruments

  
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    MUS 423 Bass Guitar

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies electric bass guitar for credit through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced. Exceptional students who have previously studied bass guitar may register for two credits (one- hour lesson once a week) with the written approval of the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences. Students must supply their own instruments.

  
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    MUS 426 Special Topics in Music

    Credit Varies

    Neumann University periodically offers Special Topics courses in Music [MUS] that reflect specific topics of study which are not part of the standard University curriculum. Special Topics courses in Music that are numbered at the 126/226 level are generally open to all students and may be designated as Core courses. Courses at the 326 level are specifically designed for students at either the junior or senior level, while courses at the 426 level are only open to students with senior standing. For any given semester, course title(s) and content area(s), as well as any specified prerequisites, are published during the preceding semester.

  
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    MUS 431 Jazz Ensemble

    1 Credit

    This series of courses is designed to expose the student to the repertoire of the typical jazz ensemble. The student participates in rehearsals and performances of the Neumann University Jazz Ensemble. Big band music and arrangements of music in various jazz and popular styles constitute the bulk of the repertoire. The student who continues to progress to the upper-level courses (e.g., courses at the 300- and 400-level) is expected to assume greater responsibility for the organization and leadership of the ensemble. Students may elect to participate in the Neumann University Jazz Ensemble on a non-credit basis by auditing any of these courses. Students must supply their own instruments.

  
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    MUS 432 Jazz Ensemble

    1 Credit

    This series of courses is designed to expose the student to the repertoire of the typical jazz ensemble. The student participates in rehearsals and performances of the Neumann University Jazz Ensemble. Big band music and arrangements of music in various jazz and popular styles constitute the bulk of the repertoire. The student who continues to progress to the upper-level courses (e.g., courses at the 300- and 400-level) is expected to assume greater responsibility for the organization and leadership of the ensemble. Students may elect to participate in the Neumann University Jazz Ensemble on a non-credit basis by auditing any of these courses. Students must supply their own instruments.

  
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    MUS 433 Wind Ensemble/Concert Band

    1 Credit

    These courses are designed to expose the student to the repertoire of the typical wind ensemble, a range that includes both classical and popular genres. The student also participates in rehearsals and performances of the Neumann University Wind Ensemble; and smaller groups may be drawn from the Ensemble for more advanced work. As the student progresses to upper-level courses, he/she is expected to assume greater responsibility for the organization and leadership of the Ensemble. Students may also elect to participate in the Ensemble on a non-credit basis.

  
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    MUS 434 Wind Ensemble/Concert Band

    1 Credit

    These courses are designed to expose the student to the repertoire of the typical wind ensemble, a range that includes both classical and popular genres. The student also participates in rehearsals and performances of the Neumann University Wind Ensemble; and smaller groups may be drawn from the Ensemble for more advanced work. As the student progresses to upper-level courses, he/she is expected to assume greater responsibility for the organization and leadership of the Ensemble. Students may also elect to participate in the Ensemble on a non-credit basis.

  
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    MUS 435 Chamber Music Ensembles

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student participates in rehearsals and performances of Western chamber music for Western instruments (including strings, keyboards, woodwinds, brass, guitar, and percussion). Throughout each semester of study, students focus on the principles of good ensemble and individual playing as well as the development of a unique style for each ensemble selection. Exceptional students may register for 2 credits with the written approval of both the instructor and Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences.

  
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    MUS 436 Chamber Music Ensembles

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student participates in rehearsals and performances of Western chamber music for Western instruments (including strings, keyboards, woodwinds, brass, guitar, and percussion). Throughout each semester of study, students focus on the principles of good ensemble and individual playing as well as the development of a unique style for each ensemble selection. Exceptional students may register for 2 credits with the written approval of both the instructor and Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences.

  
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    MUS 441 Chorus

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student is given the opportunity to gain experience in group and ensemble singing. Theoretical and musical concepts are presented through the choral literature selected for the semester.

  
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    MUS 442 Chorus

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student is given the opportunity to gain experience in group and ensemble singing. Theoretical and musical concepts are presented through the choral literature selected for the semester.

  
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    MUS 451 Study in Piano

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies piano for credit through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced. Exceptional students who have previously studied piano may register for two credits (one-hour lesson once a week) with the written approval of the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences.

  
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    MUS 452 Study in Piano

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies piano for credit through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced. Exceptional students who have previously studied piano may register for two credits (one-hour lesson once a week) with the written approval of the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences.

  
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    MUS 453 Piano Performance

    1 Credit

    In this course, the student develops piano performance skills by performing in front of a small audience of peers every week, thus producing a more comfortable performance level. Relaxation and mental focus techniques, performance poise, and piano technical skills are practiced throughout the semester. Students also become active listeners by offering constructive criticism to the performer.

  
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    MUS 454 Piano Performance

    1 Credit

    In this course, the student develops piano performance skills by performing in front of a small audience of peers every week, thus producing a more comfortable performance level. Relaxation and mental focus techniques, performance poise, and piano technical skills are practiced throughout the semester. Students also become active listeners by offering constructive criticism to the performer.

  
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    MUS 461 Study in Voice

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies voice for credit through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced. Exceptional students who have previously studied voice may register for two credits (one-hour lesson once a week) with the written approval of the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences.

  
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    MUS 462 Study in Voice

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies voice for credit through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced. Exceptional students who have previously studied voice may register for two credits (one-hour lesson once a week) with the written approval of the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences.

  
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    MUS 463 Voice Performance

    1 Credit

    By creating a “Master Class” learning environment, this course enables the student to explore his/her own musical repertoire and to develop confidence in public performance. Each student is taught how to become a good listener and how to use those listening skills in the critique of performers, including oneself. Every week throughout the semester, each student is required to memorize and perform one vocal selection in front of the class, and then be able to discuss and critique the overall performance as well as the techniques that have been utilized. As a means of providing additional and valuable study materials, student performances are recorded in a digital audio format.

  
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    MUS 464 Voice Performance

    1 Credit

    By creating a “Master Class” learning environment, this course enables the student to explore his/her own musical repertoire and to develop confidence in public performance. Each student is taught how to become a good listener and how to use those listening skills in the critique of performers, including oneself. Every week throughout the semester, each student is required to memorize and perform one vocal selection in front of the class, and then be able to discuss and critique the overall performance as well as the techniques that have been utilized. As a means of providing additional and valuable study materials, student performances are recorded in a digital audio format.

  
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    MUS 471 Brass Instruments

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies a particular brass instrument for credit through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced. Exceptional students who have previously studied a brass instrument may register for two credits (one-hour lesson once a week) with the written approval of the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences. Students must supply their own instruments.

  
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    MUS 472 Brass Instruments

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies a particular brass instrument for credit through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced. Exceptional students who have previously studied a brass instrument may register for two credits (one-hour lesson once a week) with the written approval of the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences. Students must supply their own instruments.

  
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    MUS 473 Percussion Instruments

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies percussion instruments through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced levels of performance ability. Exceptional students who have previously studied percussion may register for 2 credits (one-hour private lesson once a week) with the written approval of both the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences

  
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    MUS 474 Percussion Instruments

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies percussion instruments through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced levels of performance ability. Exceptional students who have previously studied percussion may register for 2 credits (one-hour private lesson once a week) with the written approval of both the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences

  
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    MUS 480 Independent Study Project (ISP)

    Credit Varies

    Qualified students who seek individualized advanced study in some area of music that is not covered in scheduled courses may apply for an Independent Study Project (ISP). Students assume responsibility for special readings, research, and/or performance requirements under the supervision of a designated faculty member. Regular meetings with faculty and completion of all assignments are required.

    Prerequisite(s): Conditions of the University’s ISP Policy.

  
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    MUS 481 Woodwind Instruments

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies a particular woodwind instrument for credit through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced. Exceptional students who have previously studied a woodwind instrument may register for two credits (one-hour lesson once a week) with the written approval of the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences. Students must supply their own instruments.

  
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    MUS 482 Woodwind Instruments

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies a particular woodwind instrument for credit through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced. Exceptional students who have previously studied a woodwind instrument may register for two credits (one-hour lesson once a week) with the written approval of the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences. Students must supply their own instruments.

  
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    MUS 483 Study in Strings

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies a particular string instrument through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced levels of performance ability. Exceptional students who have previously studied a particular string instrument may register for 2 credits (one-hour private lesson once a week) with the written approval of both the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences.

  
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    MUS 484 Study in Strings

    1 Credit

    In this series of courses, the student studies a particular string instrument through 30-minute private lessons once a week. Levels of proficiency progress from elementary to advanced levels of performance ability. Exceptional students who have previously studied a particular string instrument may register for 2 credits (one-hour private lesson once a week) with the written approval of both the instructor and the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences.

  
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    MUS 491 Orchestra

    1 Credit

    Students have the opportunity to audition for and become a member of the Delaware County Symphony Orchestra. Founded in 1969 by a member of the Neumann University Performing Arts Guild, the Delaware County Symphony Orchestra, one of Delaware County’s premier cultural organizations, is a company of approximately 70 musicians which offers four full orchestral concerts and four chamber music concerts each season at Neumann University’s Life Center. Students are expected to own and supply their own instruments as well as attend all rehearsals and performances during the semester. Registration is contingent upon a successful audition with the Orchestra Director.

  
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    MUS 492 Orchestra

    1 Credit

    Students have the opportunity to audition for and become a member of the Delaware County Symphony Orchestra. Founded in 1969 by a member of the Neumann University Performing Arts Guild, the Delaware County Symphony Orchestra, one of Delaware County’s premier cultural organizations, is a company of approximately 70 musicians which offers four full orchestral concerts and four chamber music concerts each season at Neumann University’s Life Center. Students are expected to own and supply their own instruments as well as attend all rehearsals and performances during the semester. Registration is contingent upon a successful audition with the Orchestra Director.

 

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