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Prereqs: Permission from School of Music.
May not count toward requirements for music major or minor. No preregistration, since majors and minors must be assigned first to the available instructors. Applied music instruction fee of $80 will be charged in addition to tuition for credit hour. Grade only. Maximum of four semesters.
Music lessons for non-music majors who studied an instrument or voice through high school and wish to continue taking lessons while in college. Private or group lessons at instructor's discretion. A. Voice (1 cr, max 4) B. Keyboard (1 cr, max 4) D. Strings (1 cr, max 4) E. Brass (1 cr, max 4) G. Woodwind (1 cr, max 4) J. Percussion (1 cr, max 4)
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per semester: 1
Max credits per degree: 4
Course Format: Studio 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Applied Music for Non-majors (MUNM)
MUNM 168
Beginning Jazz Improvisation Crosslisted as MUSC 168
Prereqs: Ability to read standard musical notation.
Jazz improvisation for instrumentalists with or without prior improvisation experience.
This course is a prerequisite for: MUSC 268
Credit Hours: 2
Max credits per degree: 2
Course Format: Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music for Non-majors (MUNM)
Prereqs: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.
Examine contemporary perspectives on a variety of non-western musical styles--both "serious" and popular--as well as a consideration of American vernacular idioms.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 7, 9
Groups: Seminars, Independent Study, Topics and Reading Courses
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-4
Max credits per semester: 4
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music for Non-majors (MUNM)
Prereqs: Permission from School of Music.
May not count toward requirements for music major or minor. No preregistration, since majors and minors must be assigned first to the available instructors. Applied music instruction fee of $80 will be charged in addition to tuition for credit hour. Grade only. Maximum of four semesters.
A continuation of MUNM 100. For non-music majors who studied an instrument or voice through high school and wish to continue taking lessons; more advanced than MUNM 100. Private or group lessons at instructor's discretion. A. Voice (1 cr, max 4) B. Keyboard (1 cr, max 4) D. Strings (1 cr, max 4) E. Brass (1 cr, max 4) G. Woodwind (1 cr, max 4) J. Percussion (1 cr, max 4)
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per semester: 1
Max credits per degree: 4
Course Format: Studio 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Applied Music for Non-majors (MUNM)
The various roles that music and the other fine and performing arts play in today’s society. The conceptual bases necessary to address selected art disciplines.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 7
MUNM 241/441
All-Collegiate Choir Crosslisted as MUCO 41/241/441, MUDC 241/441
Audition not required. Off-campus performance as approved by the instructor and the Director of the School of Music.
Standard choral works.A. City Campus Choir (1 cr, max 12) B. East Campus Choir (1 cr, max 12)
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Studio 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Ensembles for Non-majors (MUNM)
MUNM 242
Concert Choir Crosslisted as MUCO 42/242, MUDC 242
Prereqs: Freshman standing; Music major and/or minor.
Open to freshmen only, others by conductor's permission. Begin or continue previous choral experience.
Repertoire chosen from the standard literature. Sight reading and good singing habits.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Studio 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Ensembles for Non-majors (MUNM)
MUNM 243/443
Varsity Chorus Crosslisted as MUCO 43/243/443, MUDC 243/443
Prereqs: Tenor or bass voice.
Audition not required. Off-campus performance as approved by the instructor and the Director of the School of Music.
Tenor and bass choral literature chosen from folk songs, spirituals, Broadway and Cornhusker favorites.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Studio 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Ensembles for Non-majors (MUNM)
MUNM 245/445
The University Singers Crosslisted as MUCO 45/245/445, MUDC 245/445
Audition required. Performances on and off campus as approved by the instructor and the director of the School of Music.
Repertoire from the choral literature of the Renaissance through contemporary periods.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Studio 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Ensembles for Non-majors (MUNM)
MUNM 246/446
University Chorale Crosslisted as MUCO 46/246/446, MUDC 246/446
Off-campus performances as approved by the instructor and the director of the School of Music.
Soprano and alto choral literature.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per semester: 1
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Studio 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Ensembles for Non-majors (MUNM)
MUNM 247/447
Symphony Orchestra Crosslisted as MUCO 47/247/447, MUDC 247/447
Open only upon examination. Off-campus performances as approved by the instructor and the Director of the School of Music. May include collaborations with faculty, students, or guest soloists, and with choral ensembles.
Rehearsal and performance of major orchestral works of the eighteenth though the twenty-first centuries.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Studio
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Ensembles for Non-majors (MUNM)
MUNM 248/448
Band Crosslisted as MUDC 248/448, MUCO 48/248/448
Audition or permission of director of ensemble. May require off-campus travel as approved.
A. Wind Ensemble (1 cr, max 12) B. Symphonic Band (1 cr, max 12) D. Campus Band (1 cr, max 12) E. Marching Band (1 cr, max 12) Prereq: 2.0 GPA. NOTES: Audition required. Must meet and maintain full-time enrollment status at UNL. Requires off-campus performances as approved. First round auditions must be completed by July 1.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Studio 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Ensembles for Non-majors (MUNM)
MUNM 248A/448A
Wind Ensemble Crosslisted as MUDC 248A/448A, MUCO 48A/248A/448A
Audition or permission of director of ensemble. May require off-campus travel as approved.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Studio 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Ensembles for Non-majors (MUNM)
MUNM 248B/448B
Symphonic Band Crosslisted as MUDC 248B/448B, MUCO 48B/248B/448B
Audition or permission of director of ensemble. May require off-campus travel as approved.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Studio 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Ensembles for Non-majors (MUNM)
MUNM 248D/448D
Campus Band Crosslisted as MUDC 248D/448D, MUCO 48D/248D/448D
Audition or permission of director of ensemble. May require off-campus travel as approved.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Studio 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Ensembles for Non-majors (MUNM)
MUNM 248E/448E
Marching Band Crosslisted as MUDC 248E/448E, MUCO 48E/248E/448E
Prereqs: 2.0 GPA
Audition or permission of director of ensemble. May require off-campus travel as approved. Must meet and maintain full-time enrollment status at UNL. First round auditions must be completed by July 1.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Studio 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Ensembles for Non-majors (MUNM)
MUNM 249/449
Chamber Singers Crosslisted as MUDC 449/249, MUCO 249/449/49
Audition required. Off-campus performances as approved by instructor and the Director of the School of Music.
Select vocal ensemble specializing in the performance of vocal chamber music ranging from early music to contemporary literature.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Studio
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Ensembles for Non-majors (MUNM)
MUNM 251/451
Big Red Singers Crosslisted as MUCO 51/251/451, MUDC 251/451
Prereqs: 2.0 GPA.
Audition required. Must meet and maintain full-time enrollment status at UNL.
Performance of Broadway and other contemporary repertoire.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Studio 5
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Ensembles for Non-majors (MUNM)
MUNM 253/453
Jazz Ensemble Crosslisted as MUDC 453/253, MUCO 53/253/453
Open by audition or permission of the Director of Jazz Activities. Auditions are held the weekend before each term. Performances are held on- and off- campus as approved by the Director of Jazz Activities and the Director of the School of Music.
Jazz instrumental and/or vocal ensembles of standard instrumentation and/or voicing. A. UNL Jazz Orchestra (1 cr, max 12) B. UNL Big Band (1 cr, max 12) E. UNL Jazz Vocal Ensemble (1 cr, max 12)
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Studio 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Ensembles for Non-majors (MUNM)
MUNM 253A/453A
UNL Jazz Orchestra Crosslisted as MUDC 453A/253A, MUCO 53A/253A/453A
Open by audition or permission of the Director of Jazz Activities. Auditions are held the weekend before each term. Performances are held on- and off- campus as approved by the Director of Jazz Activities and the Director of the School of Music.
Jazz instrumental ensemble of standard instrumentation and/or voicing.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Studio 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Ensembles for Non-majors (MUNM)
MUNM 253B/453B
UNL Big Band Crosslisted as MUDC 453B/253B, MUCO 53B/253B/453B
Open by audition or permission of the Director of Jazz Activities. Auditions are held the weekend before each term. Performances are held on- and off- campus as approved by the Director of Jazz Activities and the Director of the School of Music.
Jazz instrumental ensemble of standard instrumentation and/or voicing.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Studio 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Ensembles for Non-majors (MUNM)
MUNM 253E/453E
UNL Jazz Vocal Ensemble Crosslisted as MUDC 453E/253E, MUCO 53E/253E/453E
Open by audition or permission of the Director of Jazz Activities. Auditions are held the weekend before each term. Performances are held on- and off- campus as approved by the Director of Jazz Activities and the Director of the School of Music.
Jazz vocal ensemble of standard instrumentation and/or voicing.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Studio 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Ensembles for Non-majors (MUNM)
MUNM 268
Intermediate Jazz Improvisation Crosslisted as MUSC 268
Prereqs: MUSC/MUNM 168.
Jazz improvisation for instrumentalists that builds on the material covered in MUSC/MUNM 168.
Credit Hours: 2
Max credits per degree: 2
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Music for Non-majors (MUNM)
MUNM 275
Survey of the development of film music from the perspective of important composers, film scores, and compositional practices that have formed what is known as film music. American films and scores in appropriate media and historical contexts.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 7
Groups: Music for Non-majors (MUNM)
Through directed listening to compositions chosen from the music literature-one of the great literatures of Western culture-the course attempts to teach the non-musician how to listen to and appreciate the human and cultural values of music as well as to become familiar with historical and stylistic views of music, the significance of music in cultural history, and the understanding of music as aesthetic expression.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 7
Groups: Music for Non-majors (MUNM)
MUNM 280
World Music Crosslisted as MUSC 280
Introduction to basic ethnomusicological terms and techniques, including the distinction between folk, pop, and art music. The first half of class on traditional folk music of Europe, Africa, and America. The second portion on the art musics of the Near East, India, Indonesia, and China-Japan.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 7, 9
MUNM 287
The History of Rock Music Crosslisted as MUSC 287
Survey of the history of rock music including its antecedents in Rhythm & Blues and Country. Two areas: a musical focus on musical characteristics and evolving musical styles, and a consideration of the sociopolitical impact rock music has had on late 20th Century life.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 7
Prereqs: Sophomore standing.
Comparison and contrast of the domains of music and sports from the perspective of the performer. Personal characteristics and experiences that make music and sports performers unique and principles involved in skill improvement (e.g., motivation, practice, performance anxiety). Roles that music and sports play in society.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 6, 7
Groups: Music for Non-majors (MUNM)
An appreciation of music as a way of knowing about one’s self, others, and the world through the development of individual and choral ensemble musicianship and artistry.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 8
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 7
Credit cannot be earned in both MUNM 333 and MUSC 189H University Honors Seminar - Psychology of Music.
Addresses broad psychological themes in the context of music--including motivation, learning, creativity, expressivity, and anxiety. The psychology of music can reveal much about how musicians convey their emotional intentions through sounded music, how listeners experience feelings and moods in response, and how this powerful process relates to social and cultural dynamics.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per semester: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Web
ACE Outcomes: 6, 7
Groups: Music for Non-majors (MUNM)
MUNM 344
Small Ensembles Crosslisted as MUCO 44/344
Off-campus performances as approved.
Small groups of primarily like instruments organized for supervised and scheduled rehearsals of music appropriate for the ensemble. A. String Ensemble (1 cr, max 12) E. Brass Ensemble (1 cr, max 12) I. Clarinet Choir (1 cr, max 12) J. Flute Ensemble (1 cr, max 12) L. Trombone Ensemble (1 cr, max 12) M. Horn Ensemble (1 cr, max 12) P. Percussion Ensemble (1 cr, max 12) T. Saxophone Ensemble (1 cr, max 12) U. New Music Consort (1 cr, max 12) V. Small Vocal Ensemble (1 cr, max 12) W. Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble (1 cr, max 12) Y. Jazz Small Group (1 cr, max 12) Z. Pep Band (1 cr, max 12) Prereq: 2.0 GPA. Note: Audition required. Must meet and maintain full-time enrollment status at UNL. May require off-campus travel.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Studio 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Ensembles for Non-majors (MUNM)
MUNM 352
Chamber Music Crosslisted as MUDC 352, MUCO 52/352
Off-campus performances as approved. Open only to students whose applied related instrument is piano, organ, or guitar.
Quartets, trios, duos, and miscellaneous chamber groups organized for supervised and scheduled rehearsals of music appropriate for the ensemble.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 12
Course Format: Studio 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Ensembles for Non-majors (MUNM)
MUNM 386
Prereqs: Sophomore standing.
An encounter with life and music of the luminaries of rock and roll. The social, ethical, stewardship, civic, and religious themes embedded in the music, as well as an analysis of their landmark albums. A. Bob Dylan (3 cr) B. The Beatles (3 cr) E. Paul Simon (3 cr) J. Pink Floyd (3 cr) K. Bruce Springsteen (3 cr).
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 15
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 7, 8
Survey of the development of American jazz music from the late nineteenth century to the present, with emphasis on Black ethnic origins and the stylistic idioms of individual performers.
This course is a prerequisite for: MUSC 466
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 7
MUNM 450
American Cultural Perspectives through Popular Music and Guitar Crosslisted as TEAC 450/850, MUED 850/450
Exploration of the historical, social and cultural context of late 19th and 20th century America through learning to play jazz and popular music on the guitar to provide an authentic, performance-based encounter in music.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5, 7
Groups: Music for Non-majors (MUNM)

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