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Music in the Church (MUS)
Program Option: B.A.
The music in the church major provides the opportunity for St. Kate's students to engage in the serious, in-depth study of music and its place in liturgy. Through this study, students will develop individual performance skills in music; participate in music and liturgy performances; deepen their appreciation of, and literacy in, music traditions of the West; and explore global perspectives through the arts. Students will develop leadership skills preparing them for positions in music ministry, private studio teaching, or for pursuing graduate school in any of these areas. Most courses are open to all students, regardless of major.
Private music instruction is offered at St. Kate's in voice, piano, organ, guitar, flute, harp and strings. These courses are listed with the "MUSL" designation. Students should follow normal online registration for their choice of lesson AND contact the Music Office (651-690-6690) to complete additional paperwork. Those seeking lessons in other wind or brass instruments should also contact the Music Office for assistance in registering for lessons through the ACTC. For piano and voice, students with little or no experience are expected to register for Beginning Voice (MUS 1070) or Beginning Piano (MUS 1060) for their first semester of study.
Participation in music ensembles is generally dependent upon an audition with the group's director. "Music ensemble" courses are designated as "MENS" courses. Students seeking acceptance into an ensemble should hold the timeslot for the course open and register for the course upon acceptance into the ensemble. Contact the Music Office (651-690-6690) or the ensemble director for audition information. Alternatively, a student may indicate her intention to participate in the ensemble by registering for the course prior to an audition, with the understanding that the registration might need to be adjusted.
All other music courses appear in the catalog with the prefix "MUS."
FINE ARTS REQUIREMENT
All music courses fulfill the fine arts core requirement. Four semesters of ensemble and/or private music lessons will satisfy the requirement, provided that at least two of the four semesters are consecutive and in the same ensemble or applied area (instrumental or voice).
See also: Music Studies, Music Theater
MUS 1130 Music Skills I
MUS 1150 The Art of Listening
MUS 2130 Music Skills II
MUS 2180 World Music
MUS 3250 Music of the Church: Historical Perspectives
MUS 4850 Practical Seminar in Church Music
4 semesters of lessons (1000 & 2000 levels) (1 credit per semester)
8 semesters of ensemble (1 credit per semester)
THEO 3xxx Liturgical Theology
Required supporting course:
THEO 2600 Mystery Called Church or THEO 2800 Christian Sacramentality
Music in the church majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors by completing MUS 3250 Music of the Church: Historical Perspectives. You complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with three other writing-intensive courses (CORE 1000 or 2000, CORE 3990, and any other writing-intensive course in this or another department).