Academic Catalog

Music Performance (MUPR)

MUPR 201  - Class Voice I   (1 Credits)  

Class instruction through the intermediate performance level. Emphasis on the fundamentals of vocal technique through performance. Foundational experience appropriate for continued private voice study. Audition required for placement.

MUPR 202  - Class Voice II  (1 Credits)  

Prerequisite MUPR 201. Class instruction through the intermediate performance level, emphasizing fundamentals of vocal technique through performance as preparation for private vocal study.

MUPR 205A  - Class Piano I   (1 Credits)  

Class instruction for beginners through the intermediate level. 205 and 206 deal with fundamental performance techniques. The ability to read music is anticipated. 207 emphasizes musical expression and preparation for private piano study. Audition required for placement.

MUPR 206  - Class Piano II  (1 Credits)  

Class instruction for beginners through intermediate level. 205 and 206 deal with fundamental performance techniques. The ability to read music is anticipated. 207 emphasizes musical expression and preparation for private piano study. Audition required for placement.

MUPR 207A  - Class Piano III   (1 Credits)  

Class instruction for beginners through the intermediate level. 205 and 206 deal with fundamental performance techniques. The ability to read music is anticipated. 207 emphasizes musical expression and preparation for private piano study. Audition required for placement.

MUPR 208  - Class Piano IV  (1 Credits)  

Prerequisite: MUPR 207. Class instruction for developing appropriate collaborative piano skills (ala accompaniment skills) for duo through chamber group performance. Sight reading development is also emphasized.

MUPR 214  - Class Woodwinds  (1 Credits)  

Beginning group study in performance techniques of woodwind instruments. Recommended for music jamors seeking teaching certification in the instrumental area and for students intrested in composition.

MUPR 215  - Class Guitar I  (1 Credits)  

Beginning group study in performance techniques of guitar. Recommended for students with no prior music reading and performing experience. Class Guitar I is an introduction to playing chords, reading music, interpreting charts, and developing basic skills needed to understand various published methods on learnng the guitar..

MUPR 216  - Class Guitar II  (1 Credits)  

Prerequisite: MUPR 215. Class Guitar II is an intermediate group study in performance techniques of guitar. This course is recommended for students who have successfully completed Class Guitar I or by permission of instructor. Students must possess basic music reading and playing skills. Class Guitar II is an introduction to more complex rhythms, playing barre chords, reading music in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th positions. Students will expand their repertoire, knowledge of scales, arpeggios and various performance techniques to augment their proficiency.

MUPR 223  - Class Brass  (1 Credits)  

Beginning group study in performance techniques of brass instruments. Recommended for music majors seeking teaching certification in the instrumental area and for students interested in composition.

MUPR 225A  - Class Percussion   (1 Credits)  

Beginning group study in performance techniques of percussion instruments. Recommended for music majors seeking teaching certification in the instrumental area and for students interested in composition.

MUPR 235  - Class Strings  (1 Credits)  

Beginning group study in performance techniques of string instruments. Recommended for music majors seeking teaching certification in the instrumental area and for students interested in composition.

MUPR 254  - Chamber Choir  (1 Credits)  

Mixed voices performing representative repertoire of all periods of music. Open by audition. In cooperation with local community musicians.

MUPR 260  - Instrumental Ensemble: String  (1 Credits)  

Opportunity to study and perform specialized string repertoire. Open by audition.

MUPR 261  - Guitar Ensemble  (1 Credits)  

Opportunity to study and perform specialized guitar repertoire. Open by audition.

MUPR 262  - Flute Ensemble  (1 Credits)  

Opportunity to study and perform specialized repertoire for flute choir. Open by audition.

MUPR 265  - Jazz Improvisation Workshop  (1 Credits)  

Opportunity to study and perform specialized repertoire in the jazz genre. Open by audition.

MUPR 268  - Brass Ensemble  (1 Credits)  

Opportunity to study and perform specialized brass repertoire. Open by audition.

MUPR 270  - Percussion Ensemble  (1 Credits)  

Opportunity to study and perform specialized repertoire. Open by audition.

MUPR 275  - World Music Workshop (Topics)  (1 Credits)  

Ensemble exploring a specific vocal/instrumental repertory from outside of the Western classical/jazz tradition; focus varies from year to year.

MUPR 301  - Private Voice  (1 Credits)  

One half-hour lesson per week. Auditions requried for entrance into all private lessons and ensembles.

MUPR 305A  - Private Piano   (1 Credits)  

One half-hour lesson per week. Auditions required for entrance into all private lessons and ensembles.

MUPR 309  - Private Harp   (1 Credits)  

One half-hour lesson per week. Auditions required for entrance into all private lessons and ensembles.

MUPR 310  - Private Organ   (1 Credits)  

One half-hour lesson per week. Auditions required for entrance into all private lessons and ensembles.

MUPR 311  - Private Flute  (1 Credits)  

One half-hour lesson per week. Auditions required for entrance into all private lessons and ensembles.

MUPR 312  - Private Oboe   (1 Credits)  

One half-hour lesson per week. Auditions required for entrance into all private lessons and ensembles.

MUPR 313A  - Private Clarinet   (1 Credits)  

One half-hour lesson per week. Auditions required for entrance into all private lessons and ensembles.

MUPR 314  - Private Bassoon   (1 Credits)  

One half-hour lesson per week. Auditions required for entrance into all private lessons and ensembles.

MUPR 315  - Private Saxophone   (1 Credits)  

One half-hour lesson per week. Auditions required for entrance into all private lessons and ensembles.

MUPR 321A  - Private French Horn  (1 Credits)  

One half-hour lesson per week. Auditions required for entrance into all private lessons and ensembles.

MUPR 322  - Private Trumpet   (1 Credits)  

One half-hour lesson per week. Auditions required for entrance into all private lessons and ensembles.

MUPR 323A  - Private Trombone  (1 Credits)  

One half-hour lesson per week. Auditions required for entrance into all private lessons and ensembles.

MUPR 324  - Tuba/Euphonium  (1 Credits)  

One half-hour lesson per week. Auditions required for entrance into all private lessons and ensembles.

MUPR 325A  - Private Percussion   (1 Credits)  

One half-hour lesson per week. Auditions required for entrance into all private lessons and ensembles.

MUPR 331A  - Private Violin   (1 Credits)  

One half-hour lesson per week. Auditions required for entrance into all private lessons and ensembles.

MUPR 332  - Private Viola   (1 Credits)  

One half-hour lesson per week. Auditions required for entrance into all private lessons and ensembles.

MUPR 333B  - Private Cello   (1 Credits)  

One half-hour lesson per week. Auditions required for entrance into all private lessons and ensembles.

MUPR 334  - Private Contrabass   (1 Credits)  

One half-hour lesson per week. Auditions required for entrance into all private lessons and ensembles.

MUPR 335  - Private Guitar   (1 Credits)  

One half-hour lesson per week. Auditions required for entrance into all private lessons and ensembles.

MUPR 336  - Private Composition  (1 Credits)  

Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.

MUPR 344C  - Ins Ensbl:Clarinet   (1 Credits)  
MUPR 347A  - Conducting  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisites: MUTH 291, and MUTH 292. The principles and techniques of conducting, including score reading, classroom/rehearsal methods, and analysis, program planning, and workshop experience.

MUPR 349  - Conducting Practicum  (1 Credits)  

Prerequisite: MUPR 347A. Advanced private instruction in conducting, score reading, music pedagogy, and rehearsal techniques in a specialized area (choral, orchestral, band, jazz, etc.).

MUPR 350  - Fredericksburg Singers  (1 Credits)  

Mixed voices performing representative repertoire of all periods of music. Open by audition. In cooperation with local community musicians.

MUPR 352  - UMW Chorus  (1 Credits)  

Treble voices performing representative repertoire of all periods of music. Open by audition.

MUPR 360  - UMW Philharmonic  (1 Credits)  

Opportunity to study and perform selected repertoire representative of the literature written for orchestra. Open by audition. In cooperation with community musicians.

MUPR 362  - UMW Concert Band  (1 Credits)  

Opportunity to study and perform selected repertoire representative of the literature written for band. Open by audition.

MUPR 365  - UMW Jazz Ensemble  (1 Credits)  

Opportunity to study and perform specialized repertoire in the jazz genre. Open by audition.

MUPR 401  - Private Voice   (2 Credits)  

One hour lesson or two half-hour lessons per week. Auditions required for entrance into all private lessons and ensembles.

MUPR 405  - Private Piano   (2 Credits)  

One hour lesson or two half-hour lessons per week. Auditions required for entrance into all private lessons and ensembles.

MUPR 409  - Private Harp   (2 Credits)  

One hour lesson or two half-hour lessons per week. Auditions required for entrance into all private lessons and ensembles.

MUPR 410  - Private Organ   (2 Credits)  

One hour lesson or two half-hour lessons per week. Auditions required for entrance into all private lessons and ensembles.

MUPR 411  - Private Flute   (2 Credits)  

One hour lesson or two half-hour lessons per week. Auditions required for entrance into all private lessons and ensembles.

MUPR 412  - Private Oboe   (2 Credits)  

One hour lesson or two half-hour lessons per week. Auditions required for entrance into all private lessons and ensembles.

MUPR 413  - Private Clarinet   (2 Credits)  

One hour lesson or two half-hour lessons per week. Auditions required for entrance into all private lessons and ensembles.

MUPR 414  - Private Bassoon   (2 Credits)  

One hour lesson or two half-hour lessons per week. Auditions required for entrance into all private lessons and ensembles.

MUPR 415  - Private Saxophone   (2 Credits)  

One hour lesson or two half-hour lessons per week. Auditions required for entrance into all private lessons and ensembles.

MUPR 421  - Private French Horn  (2 Credits)  

One hour lesson or two half-hour lessons per week. Auditions required for entrance into all private lessons and ensembles.

MUPR 422  - Private Trumpet   (2 Credits)  

One hour lesson or two half-hour lessons per week. Auditions required for entrance into all private lessons and ensembles.

MUPR 423A  - Trombone  (2 Credits)  

One hour lesson or two half-hour lessons per week. Auditions required for entrance into all private lessons and ensembles.

MUPR 424  - Tuba/Euphonium  (2 Credits)  

One hour lesson or two half-hour lessons per week.

MUPR 425  - Private Percussion   (2 Credits)  

One hour lesson or two half-hour lessons per week. Auditions required for entrance into all private lessons and ensembles.

MUPR 431  - Private Violin   (2 Credits)  

One hour lesson or two half-hour lessons per week. Auditions required for entrance into all private lessons and ensembles.

MUPR 432  - Private Viola   (2 Credits)  

One hour lesson or two half-hour lessons per week. Auditions required for entrance into all private lessons and ensembles.

MUPR 433A  - Private Cello   (2 Credits)  

One hour lesson or two half-hour lessons per week. Auditions required for entrance into all private lessons and ensembles.

MUPR 434  - Private Contrabass   (2 Credits)  

One hour lesson or two half-hour lessons per week. Auditions required for entrance into all private lessons and ensembles.

MUPR 435  - Private Guitar   (2 Credits)  

One hour lesson or two half-hour lessons per week. Auditions required for entrance into all private lessons and ensembles.

MUPR 436  - Private Composition  (2 Credits)  

Permission of Instructor.

MUPR 473  - Special Studies in Music Perf  (3 Credits)  

Studies of a topic in music performance.

MUPR 491  - Individual Study   (1-3 Credits)  

Individual study is under the direction of a music department faculty member. Details may be obtained from the chair. Project required. By permission of the department.

MUPR 492  - Individual Study  (1-3 Credits)  

Individual study is under the direction of a music department faculty member. Details may be obtained from the chair. Project required. By permission of the department.

MUPR 499  - Internship   (1-3 Credits)  

Supervised off-campus experiences, developed in consultation with the Department of Music and the off-campus agency. By permission only.