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MUSC 1000 - Fundamentals of Music

The development of basic music literacy in reading and writing music. Students will be required to write and perform simple musical exercises. Other exercises will be done to improve the student's sight-singing/ear-training. Music majors may use this course as preparation for the four-semester music theory sequence.

Hours:
3



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MUSC 1001 - Music Theory I

An introductory study of various aspects of musical theory such as tonality, cadence, form, melody, rhythm, and harmony through the use of tonic and dominant triads. Concepts are presented in both aural and written formats. Class work consists of aural recognition (dictation), aural presentation (sight singing), written recognition (analysis) and written presentation (composition). Class assignments make regular use of technology. Students enrolled in this course develop critical thinking skills by making value judgments about music that is presented in class and by composing music of their own origin.

Hours:
3



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MUSC 1002 - Music Theory II

A continuation of Music Theory I, broadening to include the recognition and application of all diatonic chords, inversions, non-chord tones and part-writing.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: MUSC 1001

Hours:
3



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MUSC 1011 - Aural Skills I

Introductory lab-based study and development of aural skills and sight-singing in a diatonic framework through the study and application of solfège and the Takadimi rhythm system. Meets two hours per week.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: MUSC 1001

Hours:
1



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MUSC 1012 - Aural Skills II

A continuation of Aural Skills I. Further study and development of aural skills and sight-singing, broadening to include more complex melodies, rhythms and meters. Meets two hours per week.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: MUSC 1001 and MUSC 1011

Corequisite: MUSC 1002

Hours:
1



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MUSC 1100 - Music Appreciation

An introduction to music history and literature. Students enrolled in this course are required to attend a prescribed number of exhibitions, concerts, guest lectures and/or other cultural presentations which occur outside the regular class time. This attendance requirement, which will be stated in writing at the beginning of each term, is considered to be an integral component of the liberal arts education provided by the University of North Georgia. Course outcomes include fundamental music terminology, basic music notation, engaged listening, styles/genres of major creative eras, the relationship of culture and music, and an overview of non-western music and American popular music.

Hours:
3



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MUSC 1310 - Elementary Class Voice

An introductory course in voice for students who have had little or no previous instruction. Basic vocal techniques incorporating diaphragmatic support, focus, resonance, and diction are studied through the use of unison and solo song material. The laboratory instructional context is reinforced by performance-based assessment.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 1320 - Class Piano for Non-majors

An introductory course in piano for non-music majors who have had little or no previous instruction. Emphasis will be on music reading skills and basic keyboarding technique. The laboratory instructional context is reinforced by performance-based assessment.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 1321 - Class Piano I

An introductory course in the development of basic keyboard skills designed for the music major whose applied concentration is not piano, with emphasis on the development and application of basic keyboard skills. Meets two hours per week.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 1322 - Class Piano II

A continuation of Class Piano I. Further training in the development and application of keyboard skills using increasingly advanced materials and techniques. Meets two hours per week.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: MUSC 1321

Hours:
1



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MUSC 1400 - Music History and Literature

A survey of primarily Western World art music from B.C. to the present. It is designed for music majors to satisfy an entry level of study in music literature.

Hours:
3



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MUSC 1410 - American Music

A survey of American music, including the fundamental terminology, basic listening skills, and an introduction to music's multicultural roots based in the Anglo-, African-, Native-, and Latin-American folk traditions.

Hours:
3



Notes:
Pre-test may be required.

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MUSC 1710 - University Chorus

Open to all qualified students by audition. Study and performance of mixed-voice choral literature both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times.

Hours:
1



Notes:
Course is repeatable for credit.

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MUSC 1720 - Men's Chorus

Open to all qualified male students by audition. Study and performance of men's choral literature both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times, including annual tours which normally occur during spring break.  Students on the Dahlonega campus must also be part of the ROTC program.

Hours:
1



Notes:
Course is repeatable for credit.

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MUSC 1730 - Women's Chorus

Open to all qualified female students by audition. Study and performance of treble-voice choral literature both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times, including annual tours which normally occur during spring break.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 1740 - Madrigal Chorus

Open to qualified students by audition. Study and performance of various styles of music appropriate for a select mixed chamber choir, both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 1810 - Symphonic Band

Open to qualified students by audition. Study and performance of various styles of music appropriate for a select symphonic band, both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times.

Hours:
1



Notes:
Course is repeatable for credit.

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MUSC 1820 - Marching Band

Open to qualified students by audition. The Golden Eagle Marching Band is the oldest student organization on the North Georgia campus. Formed in 1873 as a part of the Corps of Cadets, the Golden Eagle Band has a long and rich heritage as the marching band at North Georgia.  Unlike most high school marching bands who perform for football halftimes and in adjudicated marching contests, the Golden Eagle Band's primary duty is to develop and produce an indoor marching show with design elements similar to those of Drum Corps International and Winter Guard International. The band performs this program during its annual spring tour.  

Hours:
1



Notes:
Course is repeatable for credit.

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MUSC 1830 - Jazz Band

Open to qualified students by audition, with consideration of instrumentation needs for a standard 17-piece jazz ensemble. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class time.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 1840 - Orchestra

Open to qualified students by audition. Presents performances of various styles of music appropriate for orchestral ensembles, both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class time.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 1910 - Chamber Ensemble

Open to all qualified students by audition. Study and performance of music of various styles with varying instrumentation. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 1920 - Jazz Combo

Open to all qualified students by audition. Study and performance of literature appropriate for small group jazz with focus on improvisation, arranging, and composition. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 1930 - Percussion Ensemble

Open to all qualified students by audition. Study and performance of various styles of music appropriate for percussion instruments of all types and conditions, both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 1940 - Guitar Ensemble

Open to all qualified students by audition. Study and performance of various styles of music appropriate for guitar instruments of all types and conditions, both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 1950 - Music Theater Workshop

Open to qualified students by audition. The study and preparation of operatic and Broadway musical theatre selections, scenes, and productions, culminating in a public performance. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class time.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 1960 - Brass Choir

Open to qualified students by audition. Study and performance of various styles of music for large brass choir or brass band, both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 1970 - Piano Ensemble

Open to qualified students by audition. Study and performance of various styles of music for piano ensemble, both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 2001 - Music Theory III

A continuation of Music Theory II, focusing on various aspects of chromatic harmony including secondary-function chords, modulations, mode mixture, and other chromatic chords of the common-practice era.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: MUSC 1002

Hours:
3



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MUSC 2002 - Music Theory IV

A continuation of Music Theory III, focusing on advanced common-practice music theory as well as the theoretical aspects of impressionism, primitivism, serialism, minimalism, set theory and other contemporary techniques.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: MUSC 2001

Hours:
3



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MUSC 2013 - Aural Skills III

A continuation of Aural Skills II focusing on the chromaticism and rhythmic devices of the nineteenth century. Meets two hours per week.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: MUSC 1002 and MUSC 1012

Hours:
1



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MUSC 2014 - Aural Skills IV

A continuation of Aural Skills III focusing on the aural skills necessary for contemporary melodic, harmonic and rhythmic devices. Meets two hours per week.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: MUSC 2001 and MUSC 2013

Hours:
1



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MUSC 2210 - Voice Pedagogy

This course provides a comparison of pedagogical techniques of voice training; assessment of musicianship; physical and emotional characteristics; implementation of proper respiratory; phonatory and articulatory behavior; vocal hygiene; and performance anxiety.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 2221 - Diction I: Italian and German

This course addresses Italian and German pronunciation for singing; basics of the International Phonetic Alphabet.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: MUSC 1002

Hours:
1



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MUSC 2222 - Diction II: French and English

Students will learn the basics of French and English diction for singers including rules for phonetic pronunciation, the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet, and the application of these skills into sung repertoire.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: MUSC 1002 and MUSC 2221

Hours:
1



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MUSC 2300 - Special Topics in Music

Special interest course with varying subject matter.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

Hours:
1-3



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MUSC 2321 - Class Piano III

A continuation of Class Piano II. Further training in the development and application of keyboard skills and technique including sight-reading and harmonization. Meets two hours per week.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: MUSC 1322

Hours:
1



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MUSC 2322 - Class Piano IV

A continuation of Class Piano III. Further training in the development and application of keyboard skills and technique including improvisation and intermediate piano literature. Meets two hours per week.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: MUSC 2321

Hours:
1



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MUSC 2340 - Music Composition - Lower Division

Performance-based instruction in the development of basic skills necessary for music composition. Instruction may be given in either a group or individual setting or a combination of the two, depending upon the starting level and academic needs of the student.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: MUSC 1001

Hours:
2



Notes:
Course is repeatable for credit.

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MUSC 2450 - Introduction to World Music

Introduction to world music and cultural areas of the world, with emphasis on ancient and modern art and folk music of world cultures, including traditional music of Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Europe, as they relate to contemporary culture. The course explores their structures, forms, instruments, performance practices, contexts, and roles in social, cultural, and global systems. Concert attendance is required.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: MUSC 1100 or MUSC 1200

Hours:
3



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MUSC 2710 - University Chorus

Open to all qualified students by audition. Study and performance of mixed-voice choral literature both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times.

Hours:
1



Notes:
Course is repeatable for credit.

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MUSC 2720 - Men's Chorus

Open to all qualified male students by audition. Study and performance of men's choral literature both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times, including annual tours which normally occur during spring break. Students on the Dahlonega Campus must also be part of the ROTC program.

Hours:
1



Notes:
Course is repeatable for credit.

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MUSC 2730 - Women's Chorus

Open to all qualified female students by audition. Study and performance of treble-voice choral literature both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times, including annual tours which normally occur during spring break.

Hours:
1



Notes:
Repeatable up to 4 credits

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MUSC 2740 - Madrigal Chorus

Open to qualified students by audition. Study and performance of various styles of music appropriate for a select mixed chamber choir, both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 2810 - Symphonic Band

Open to qualified students by audition. Study and performance of various styles of music appropriate for a select symphonic band, both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times.

Hours:
1



Notes:
Course is repeatable for credit.

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MUSC 2820 - Marching Band

Open to qualified students by audition. The Golden Eagle Marching Band is the oldest student organization on the North Georgia campus. Formed in 1873 as a part of the Corps of Cadets, the Golden Eagle Band has a long and rich heritage as the marching band at North Georgia.  Unlike most high school marching bands who perform for football halftimes and in adjudicated marching contests, the Golden Eagle Band's primary duty is to develop and produce an indoor marching show with design elements similar to those of Drum Corps International and Winter Guard International. The band performs this program during its annual spring tour.  

Hours:
1



Notes:
Course is repeatable for credit.

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MUSC 2830 - Jazz Band

Open to qualified students by audition, with consideration of instrumentation needs for a standard 17-piece jazz ensemble. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class time.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 2840 - Orchestra

Open to qualified students by audition. Presents performances of various styles of music appropriate for orchestral ensembles, both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class time.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 2910 - Chamber Ensemble

Open to all qualified students by audition. Study and performance of music of various styles with varying instrumentation. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 2920 - Jazz Combo

Open to all qualified students by audition. Study and performance of literature appropriate for small group jazz with focus on improvisation, arranging, and composition. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 2930 - Percussion Ensemble

Open to all qualified students by audition. Study and performance of various styles of music appropriate for percussion instruments of all types and conditions, both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 2940 - Guitar Ensemble

Open to all qualified students by audition. Study and performance of various styles of music appropriate for guitar instruments of all types and conditions, both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 2950 - Music Theater Workshop

Open to qualified students by audition. The study and preparation of operatic and Broadway musical theatre selections, scenes, and productions, culminating in a public performance. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class time.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 2960 - Brass Choir

Open to qualified students by audition. Study and performance of various styles of music for large brass choir or brass band, both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 2970 - Piano Ensemble

Open to qualified students by audition. Study and performance of various styles of music for piano ensemble, both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 3010 - Orchestration & Arranging

Study of instrumentation and transcription of musical examples from one genre to another including the adaptation of musical styles. Application of current digital music technology is integrated into the curriculum.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: MUSC 2002

Hours:
2



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MUSC 3020 - Form and Analysis

The study of the structural elements of music, including motives, phrases, and periods; binary, ternary, rondo, sonata, and larger musical forms in representative musical works.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: MUSC 1002

Hours:
2



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MUSC 3201 - Beginning Conducting

Basic conducting technique with conducting exercises and examples from the choral and instrumental music repertoires will be used to enhance the students' understanding of effective conducting gestures and will help lay the foundation for the premise that conducting is a visual art. Emphasis will be given to the application of conducting techniques in a classroom instructional context.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: MUSC 1002

Hours:
2



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MUSC 3202 - Instrumental Conducting

Instrumental Conducting is a study in the art of interpreting the instrumental score and translating it into musical sounds. Concentration will be placed on baton technique, score analysis, rehearsal techniques, and standard band/orchestra literature.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: MUSC 1002 and MUSC 3201

Hours:
2



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MUSC 3203 - Choral Conducting

Choral conducting is a study in the art of interpreting the choral score and translating it into musical sounds. Concentration will be placed on baton technique, score analysis, rehearsal techniques, and standard choral literature.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: MUSC 1002 and MUSC 3201

Hours:
2



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MUSC 3230 - Music Technology

A course designed to acquaint musicians with current, relevant music technology with applications focusing on both instructional and studio contexts. This course includes an introduction to acoustics and audio equipment, an overview of the current technology available in many classrooms and studios, and hands-on experiences with applications of current technology. Emphasis is given to incorporating music technology into internet-based settings and the instructional process.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: MUSC 1002

Hours:
2



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MUSC 3310 - Keyboard Improvisation

Techniques for the realization of harmonic accompaniment at the piano. Instruction focuses on the development of a solid understanding of the circle-of-fifths harmonic progression in an applied context.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: MUSC 2321, MUAP 2520 or MUAP 2620

Hours:
1



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MUSC 3321 - Brass Methods

This course is designed for music students who are planning to teach instrumental music and are working for certification P-12. Students will be required to demonstrate a basic playing facility on one or more Brass instruments. In addition, the course will deal with the principles and specific problems of each instrument in the brass family, and students will be expected to demonstrate the basic concepts and procedures used in teaching brass instruments to beginners.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 3322 - Woodwind Methods

This course is designed for music students who are planning to teach instrumental music and are working for certification P-12. Students will be required to demonstrate a basic playing facility on one or more Woodwind instruments. In addition, the course will deal with the principles and specific problems of each instrument in the woodwind family, and students will be expected to demonstrate the basic concepts and procedures used in teaching woodwind instruments to beginners.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 3323 - Percussion Methods

This course is designed for music students who are planning to teach instrumental music and are working for certification P-12. Students will be required to demonstrate a basic playing facility on each of the basic Percussion instruments. In addition, the course will deal with the principles and specific problems of each instrument in the percussion family, and students will be expected to demonstrate the basic concepts and procedures used in teaching percussion instruments to beginners.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 3324 - String Methods

An intensive course designed for music students who are planning to teach and are working for P-12 certification. Students will be required to demonstrate a basic playing facility on one or more string instruments. In addition, the course will deal with the principles and specific problems of each instrument in the string family, and students will be expected to demonstrate the basic concepts and procedures used in teaching strings to beginners.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 3330 - Introduction to Jazz Improvisation

An intensive course for music students who are interested in developing basic skills in jazz improvisation. Students will be required to develop proficiency in the fundamentals of improvisation including interpretation of standard chord symbols, transcription of classic jazz solos, critical listening, understanding of simple jazz theory practices, and development of stylistically accurate performance practice.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: MUSC 1002

Hours:
1-2



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MUSC 3400 - History of Rock and Roll

A musical survey of the history of rock and roll, the course begins with the origins of the genre, tracing its development, and exploring its derivatives until present day. Furthermore, students will examine the subject matter from musicological, sociological, and historical perspectives.

Hours:
3



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MUSC 3401 - Music History I

A survey of Western art music from Antiquity through the Baroque era, the course explores the music and society of the principal eras, including genres, composers, musicians, musical literature, conceptions of music, musical notation, performance practice, and primary sources. Furthermore, the course assists students to develop the skills necessary to begin conducting research and writing about music.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: MUSC 1002

Hours:
3



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MUSC 3402 - Music History II

A survey of Western art music from the late Baroque era to the turn of the twentieth century, the course explores the music and society of the principal eras, including genres, composers, musicians, musical literature, conceptions of music, musical notation, performance practice, and primary sources. Furthermore, the course assists students to develop the skills necessary to begin conducting research and writing about music.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: MUSC 1002 and MUSC 2001

Hours:
3



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MUSC 3403 - Music History III

A survey of Western art music since 1900, the course explores the music and society of the period, including genres, composers, musicians, musical literature, conceptions of music, musical notation, performance practice, and primary sources. Furthermore, the course assists students to develop the skills necessary to conduct in-depth research and to write about music.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: MUSC 1002 and MUSC 2001

Hours:
3



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MUSC 3404 - Music of Appalachia

A survey of the diverse music of Appalachia, the course explores the historical and contemporary cultural contexts of music selected from this region. In the course, emphasis will be placed on the examination of the music (both recorded and live performance), situating its significance within Appalachian culture.

Hours:
3



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MUSC 3405 - Religious Music

A survey of traditional and contemporary religious music literature. Emphasis is given to the exploration of the religious music of various cultures. Other topics include hymnology and contemporary worship practices. Students develop critical thinking skills through the execution of value judgments about music that is presented in class. Selected works will be examined through audio and visual presentations, lectures and readings.

Hours:
3



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MUSC 3520 - Introduction to World Music

A survey of world music, this course primarily explores the traditional, popular and classical musics of non-Western societies.

Hours:
3



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MUSC 3710 - University Chorus

Open to all qualified students by audition. Study and performance of mixed-voice choral literature both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 3720 - Men's Chorus

Open to all qualified male students by audition. Study and performance of men's choral literature both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times, including annual tours which normally occur during spring break. Students on the Dahlonega Campus must also be part of the ROTC program.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 3730 - Women's Chorus

Open to all qualified female students by audition. Study and performance of treble-voice choral literature both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times, including annual tours which normally occur during spring break.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 3740 - Madrigal Chorus

Open to qualified students by audition. Study and performance of various styles of music appropriate for a select mixed chamber choir, both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 3810 - Symphonic Band

Open to qualified students by audition. Study and performance of various styles of music appropriate for a select symphonic band, both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 3820 - Marching Band

Open to qualified students by audition. The Golden Eagle Marching Band is the oldest student organization on the North Georgia campus. Formed in 1873 as a part of the Corps of Cadets, the Golden Eagle Band has a long and rich heritage as the marching band at North Georgia.  Unlike most high school marching bands who perform for football halftimes and in adjudicated marching contests, the Golden Eagle Band's primary duty is to develop and produce an indoor marching show with design elements similar to those of Drum Corps International and Winter Guard International. The band performs this program during its annual spring tour.  

Hours:
1



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MUSC 3830 - Jazz Band

Open to qualified students by audition, with consideration of instrumentation needs for a standard 17-piece jazz ensemble. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class time.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 3840 - Orchestra

Open to qualified students by audition. Presents performances of various styles of music appropriate for orchestral ensembles, both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class time.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 3910 - Jazz Combo

Open to all qualified students by audition. Various ensembles may be organized to meet the needs of students enrolled. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class time.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 3920 - Chamber Ensemble

Open to all qualified students by audition. Various ensembles may be organized to meet the needs of students enrolled. These ensembles present performances of various styles of music, ranging from Renaissance to classical to avant-garde both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class time.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 3930 - Percussion Ensemble

Open to all qualified students by audition. Study and performance of various styles of music appropriate for percussion instruments of all types and conditions, both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 3950 - Music Theatre Workshop

Open to qualified students by audition. The study and preparation of operatic and Broadway musical theatre selections, scenes, and productions, culminating in a public performance. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class time.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 3960 - Brass Choir

Open to qualified students by audition. Study and performance of various styles of music for large brass choir or brass band, both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 3970 - Piano Ensemble

Open to qualified students by audition. Study and performance of various styles of music for piano ensemble, both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 4310 - Senior Recital

A capstone course for students majoring in music or music education. The culmination of this course is the public presentation of a senior recital in the major applied music area of study. In consultation with their applied music instructor, students should select a program of literature for their medium of sufficient variety and at the appropriate technical level to demonstrate a mastery of the medium appropriate to the degree being obtained. Unless otherwise approved, the repertoire for this recital should include at least 45 minutes of music with a representative and varied selection of styles, historical periods, and technical skills. The selected literature will be rehearsed and studied in lessons with the applied music instructor and in regular practice sessions outside of the assigned lesson times, including multiple sessions with any accompanists or other performers involved.

Hours:
0



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MUSC 4320 - Special Projects in Music

A course offered on an as-needed basis to students who wish to do special directed music studies which do not conform to the guidelines of another course offering.

Hours:
1-3



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MUSC 4340 - Music Composition: Upper Division

A continuation of MUSC 2340 focusing on advanced compositional techniques with a greater emphasis on structure, unity and variety. Instruction may be given in either a group or individual setting or a combination of the two, depending upon the academic needs of the student.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: MUSC 2340

Hours:
2



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MUSC 4410 - Keyboard Literature

A survey of compositions for harpsichord and piano from the Renaissance to the present as well as stylistic and formal analysis of representative works. Students develop critical thinking skills through the execution of value judgments about music that is presented in class. Selected works will be examined through audio and visual presentations, lectures and readings.

Hours:
3



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MUSC 4710 - University Chorus

Open to all qualified students by audition. Study and performance of mixed-voice choral literature both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 4720 - Men's Chorus

Open to all qualified male students by audition. Study and performance of men's choral literature both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times, including annual tours which normally occur during spring break. Students on the Dahlonega Campus must also be part of the ROTC program.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 4730 - Women's Chorus

Open to all qualified female students by audition. Study and performance of treble-voice choral literature both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times, including annual tours which normally occur during spring break.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 4740 - Madrigal Chorus

Open to qualified students by audition. Study and performance of various styles of music appropriate for a select mixed chamber choir, both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 4810 - Symphonic Band

Open to qualified students by audition. Study and performance of various styles of music appropriate for a select symphonic band, both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 4820 - Marching Band

Open to qualified students by audition. The Golden Eagle Marching Band is the oldest student organization on the North Georgia campus. Formed in 1873 as a part of the Corps of Cadets, the Golden Eagle Band has a long and rich heritage as the marching band at North Georgia.  Unlike most high school marching bands who perform for football halftimes and in adjudicated marching contests, the Golden Eagle Band's primary duty is to develop and produce an indoor marching show with design elements similar to those of Drum Corps International and Winter Guard International. The band performs this program during its annual spring tour.  

Hours:
1



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MUSC 4830 - Jazz Band

Open to qualified students by audition, with consideration of instrumentation needs for a standard 17-piece jazz ensemble. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class time.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 4840 - Orchestra

Open to qualified students by audition. Presents performances of various styles of music appropriate for orchestral ensembles, both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class time.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 4910 - Chamber Ensemble

Open to all qualified students by audition. Study and performance of music of various styles with varying instrumentation. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 4920 - Jazz Combo

Open to all qualified students by audition. Study and performance of literature appropriate for small group jazz with focus on improvisation, arranging, and composition. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 4930 - Percussion Ensemble

Open to all qualified students by audition. Study and performance of various styles of music appropriate for percussion instruments of all types and conditions, both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 4940 - Guitar Ensemble

Open to all qualified students by audition. Study and performance of various styles of music appropriate for guitar instruments of all types and conditions, both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 4950 - Music Theatre Workshop

Open to qualified students by audition. The study and preparation of operatic and Broadway musical theatre selections, scenes, and productions, culminating in a public performance. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class time.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 4960 - Brass Choir

Open to qualified students by audition. Study and performance of various styles of music for large brass choir or brass band, both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 4970 - Piano Ensemble

Open to qualified students by audition. Study and performance of various styles of music for piano ensemble, both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times.

Hours:
1



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MUSC 6010 - Graduate Music Theory

A study of music theory and its various applications for use by professional musicians. Instruction focuses on the effective use of music theory to accomplish goals for the performer, conductor, composer, arranger and educator. Pre-requisite: Graduate standing

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
MUSC 2002 with C or greater

Hours:
3

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MUSC 6020 - Form and Analysis

The study of the structural elements of music, including motives, phrases, and periods, binary, ternary, rondo, sonata, and large musical forms in representative musical works. Pre-requisite: Graduate standing

Hours:
2

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MUSC 6301 - Orff Certification Level I

Level I certification in Orff. The course focuses specifically on pedagogy for pre-K through grade 2, including singing, movement, hand signs and solfege, and the development of music reading and writing skills. Planning and delivery of instruction as well as curriculum development for early grade music instruction are included. Pre-requisite: Graduate standing

Hours:
3

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MUSC 6302 - Orff Certification Level II

Level II certification in Orff. The course focuses specifically on pedagogy, repertoire, and materials for grades 3 through 4 or 5, with a review K-2 techniques, pedagogy and repertoire as appropriate. In addition to concentrated work in singing, movement, hand signs and solfege, and the development of music reading and writing skills, Level II students engage folk song research and analysis. Choral singing and conducting are included in the Level II curriculum. Pre-requisite: Graduate standing

Hours:
3

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MUSC 6303 - Orff Certification Level III

Level II certification in Orff. The course focuses on curriculum for K-6 schools, with applications to higher grades, depending on the teaching contexts of individuals enrolled in the course. For example, middle school may be included in Level III. Level III students complete major curriculum projects that require knowledge of pedagogy, repertoire, and materials from Levels I and II. Extensions folk song research are included in Level III, as well as the refinement of delivery skills demonstrated through teaching and/or conducting projects. Pre-requisite: Graduate standing

Hours:
3

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MUSC 6310 - Graduate Music Recital

This course involves the preparation and presentation of a full solo recital in the principal applied area. The performance must include at least sixty (60) minutes of recital in which the performer is a soloist. A faculty jury certifies the acceptability of the completed recital. Pre-requisite: Graduate standing

Hours:
3

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MUSC 6320 - Music Technology

A course designed to acquaint musicians with current, relevant music technology with applications focusing on both instructional and studio contexts. This course includes an introduction to acoustics and audio equipment, an overview of the current technology available in many classrooms and studios, and hands-on experiences with applications of current technology. Emphasis is given to incorporating music technology into internet-based settings and the instructional process.

Hours:
3

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MUSC 6321 - Instrumental Music Tech: Brass

An intensive course designed for music students who are planning to teach music and are working for certification P-12. Students will be required to demonstrate a basic playing facility on one or more brass instruments. In addition, the course will deal with principles and specific problems of each instrument of the brass family, and students will be expected to demonstrate the basic concepts and procedures used in teaching brass instruments to beginners. Instruction includes development of transposition as it applies to instrumental music performance.

Hours:
1

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MUSC 6322 - Instrument Music Tech:Woodwind

Basic principles and techniques of tone production, literature, reading and transposition applicable to woodwind instruments.

Hours:
1

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MUSC 6323 - Instrument Music Tech: Percuss

This course is designed for the music education major, or those interested in the basic principles of percussion, through beginning techniques using a pedagogical approach. This course will allow the student to understand all aspects of percussion through varied approaches, and have the ability to teach basic percussion concepts.

Hours:
1

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MUSC 6324 - Instrument Music Tech: Strings

An intensive course designed for music students who are planning to teach and are working for certification. Students will be required to demonstrate a basic playing facility on one or more string instruments. In addition, the course will deal with the principles and specific problems of each instrument in the string family, and students will be expected to demonstrate the basic concepts and procedures used in teaching string instruments to beginners

Hours:
1

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MUSC 6330 - Intro to Research Methods

The course focuses specifically on research methodologies in the following research traditions: qualitative, quantitative and historical. Culminating projects using each research methodology are required. Pre-requisite: Graduate standing

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
MUSC 1002 with C or greater

Hours:
3

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MUSC 6410 - Graduate Music History

A study of music history and its various applications for use by professional musicians. Instruction focuses on the effective use of music history to accomplish goals for the performer, conductor, composer, arranger, and educator. Pre-requisite: Graduate standing

Hours:
3

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MUSC 6420 - Choral Literature

A survey of choral music. Through an introduction and investigation of various composers and their inherent compositional styles, extensive listening and occasional score reading, and research and analysis of specific literature-related topics, each student should be able to readily create an initial list of representative composers, musical selections, and publishers from which to develop a 'standard repertoire' for both educational and historical purposes. Pre-requisite: Graduate standing

Hours:
3

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MUSC 6430 - Instrumental Literature

Open to all qualified students by audition. Study and performance of various styles of music appropriate for guitar instruments of all types and conditions, both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times. Pre-requisite: Graduate standing

Hours:
3

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MUSC 6710 - University Chorus

Open to all qualified students by audition. Study and performance of various styles of music appropriate for guitar instruments of all types and conditions, both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times. Pre-requisite: Graduate standing

Hours:
1

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MUSC 6720 - Men's Chorus

Open to all qualified male ROTC students by audition. Study and performance of men’s choral literature both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times, including annual tours which normally occur during spring break. Pre-requisite: Graduate standing

Hours:
1

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MUSC 6730 - Women's Chorus

Open to all qualified female students by audition. Study and performance of treble-voice choral literature both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times, including annual tours which normally occur during spring break. Pre-requisite: Graduate standing

Hours:
1

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MUSC 6740 - Madrigal Singers

Open to qualified students by audition. Study and performance of various styles of music appropriate for a select mixed chamber choir, both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times. Pre-requisite: Graduate standing

Hours:
1

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MUSC 6810 - Symphonic Band

Open to qualified students by audition. Study and performance of various styles of music appropriate for a select symphonic band, both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times. Pre-requisite: Graduate standing

Hours:
1

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MUSC 6820 - Marching Band

Open to qualified students by audition. The Golden Eagle Marching Band is the oldest student organization on the North Georgia campus. Formed in 1873 as a part of the Corps of Cadets, the Golden Eagle Band has a long and rich heritage as the marching band at North Georgia.  Unlike most high school marching bands who perform for football halftimes and in adjudicated marching contests, the Golden Eagle Band's primary duty is to develop and produce an indoor marching show with design elements similar to those of Drum Corps International and Winter Guard International. The band performs this program during its annual spring tour. Pre-requisite: Graduate standing

Hours:
1

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MUSC 6830 - Jazz Band

Open to qualified students by audition, with consideration of instrumentation needs for a standard 17-piece jazz ensemble. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class time. Pre-requisite: Graduate standing

Hours:
1

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MUSC 6840 - Orchestra

Open to qualified students by audition. Presents performances of various styles of music appropriate for orchestral ensembles, both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class time. Pre-requisite: Graduate standing

Hours:
1

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MUSC 6920 - Chamber Ensemble

Open to all qualified students by audition. Various ensembles may be organized to meet the needs of students enrolled. These ensembles present performances of various styles of music, ranging from Renaissance to classical to Avant-guard both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class time.

Hours:
1

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MUSC 6930 - Percussion Ensemble

Open to all qualified students by audition. Study and performance of various styles of music appropriate for percussion instruments of all types and conditions, both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times. Pre-requisite: Graduate standing

Hours:
1

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MUSC 6940 - Guitar Ensemble

Open to all qualified students by audition. Study and performance of various styles of music appropriate for guitar instruments of all types and conditions, both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times. Pre-requisite: Graduate standing

Hours:
1

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MUSC 6950 - Music Theater Workshop

Open to qualified students by audition. The study and preparation of operatic and Broadway musical theatre selections, scenes, and productions, culminating in a public performance. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class time. Pre-requisite: Graduate standing

Hours:
1

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MUSC 6960 - Brass Choir

Open to qualified students by audition. Study and performance of various styles of music for large brass choir or brass band, both on and off campus throughout the academic year. Ensemble members are required to participate in rehearsals and performances beyond the stated regular class times. Pre-requisite: Graduate standing

Hours:
1

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