101. Chorale. (1 hour) An auditioned choral ensemble consisting of music majors, minors and electives who are selected to participate. The Chorale performs a variety of choral repertoire, including works from the Renaissance through the 21st Century. Numerous performances and concert tours are presented annually. Fall and Spring

105. Symphonic Band. (1 hour) A large instrumental ensemble engaged in the preparation and performance of a variety of music composed, arranged, or transcribed for wind and percussion instruments. The Symphonic Band performs each semester on campus and engages in regional tours. Participation requires the permission of the Director. Fighting Tiger Pep Band, an integral offering of the instrumental program at Georgetown College, performs at home football and basketball games, and travels throughout the country. Participation is open to students from across campus with the permission of the Director. Fall and Spring

106A. Chamber Ensemble. (1/2 hour) Studies representative literature and performs both on and off campus. Instrumentation may include wind and/or stringed instruments, and piano. Fall and Spring

106B. Chapel Brass. (1/2 hour) Studies representative literature and performs for Chapel services, recitals, and other functions both on and off campus. Fall and Spring

107. Music Appreciation. (2 hours) A study of the styles of music through listening, reading, and lecture. A reading knowledge of music is not required. A general course designed for students in any major. Partial fulfillment of the Area of Inquiry Requirement (AOI) in Fine Arts may be met by successful completion of this course. Some sections carry a Cultural Awareness Flag (C) in the Foundations and Core Program. Fall and Spring

108. Jazz Ensemble. (1/2 hour) A small instrumental group that studies jazz, rock, and popular music idioms through rehearsal and performances. Audition required. As Needed

109. Gospel Choir. (1 hour) A non-auditioned choral ensemble with membership open to all students and members of the college community. The ensemble focuses primarily on the preparation and performance of traditional and contemporary gospel music, hymns, anthems, and spirituals in both on- and off-campus concerts.  Fall and Spring

147. Liberal Arts Voice. (2 hours) Group instruction for students with limited or no background in singing. The course will also include the following segments: development of music-reading skills, basic anatomy and function of the breathing and vocal mechanisms, maintaining vocal health, major composers and performers of vocal repertoire, styles of vocal repertoire and an introduction to singer’s diction. Required of elective choir scholarship recipients in their first year. Fall

149. Liberal Arts Piano Lab. (2 hours) Group instruction for students with limited  or no background playing the piano. The course will also include the following topics: reading music, major piano composers and performers, representative piano works from the last three centuries, the evolution of the instrument, and piano maintenance. Fall and Spring

305. Tunes for Twangers—a History of Country Music. (2 hours) Tunes for Twangers will present a history of country music in the United States. It is important to note that it is “a” history not “the” history of that which we know as country music. Through reading, discussion, listening and reflecting the early influences of country music through the music of today shall be examined with an emphasis on societal patterns that have always shaped this American art form. Fall

307. History of Rock Music. (3 hours) Study of the origins, characteristics and stylistic development of rock and roll music from the early 1950s through the 1990s. Spring

315. Public School Music. (2 hours) Preparation for classroom teachers in elementary grades; fundamentals of music, singing, eurhythmics, listening, creative activities, planning use of adoptive texts. A course designed for elementary education majors. Fall and Spring

 

APPLIED MUSIC (MUSA)

Private instruction in piano, organ, voice, guitar, wind, string and percussion instruments is offered. One half-hour lesson per week plus one hour of practice per day for a semester yields one hour of elective credit. Participation in a Primary Ensemble (MUS 101 or 105) or permission of the department chair is required in order to study privately. Applied music courses may not be audited.

160. Applied Music for Electives. (1 hour) Individual instruction in piano, organ, voice, guitar, wind, string and percussion instruments for music electives. Participation in a Primary Ensemble is required. Special fee applies. Please see Financial Planning and Expenses section. Prerequisite:  permission of the instructor.  Fall and Spring