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Music Major

 

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Course Descriptions

080. Concert Attendance Attendance at selected departmental recitals (Thursdays, 11:00 a.m.) and other music events, totaling ten per semester. Four semesters required for music minors, six for B.A. Music, seven for B.Mus. Vocal and/or Instrumental Music Education, eight for B.Mus. Performance and Performance (Jazz).
Pass/Fail. Zero Credits Staff Both Semesters

101. Introduction to Music — Introduction to the art of listening to music,
emphasizing European and American art music from the Middle Ages through the
present, with selected examples from jazz, popular, and world music traditions. The
course will build tools for active listening and basic musical analysis, but not musical
notation or performance skills. In addition to hearing pieces of music as timeless as
works of art, students will explore connections between music and its cultural context.
Four Credits - Staff - Both Semesters

102. Perspectives in Music — An introduction to the historical development of
music and the skills necessary in listening to major works of all periods.
Two Credits - Hornbach -Spring Semester

104. World Music — Introduction to the sounds and social activities of musical
traditions from around the globe, with emphasis on the musics of West Africa, Japan,
Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and North America. Students will develop listening
skills and basic vocabulary for describing music, with opportunities for active
participation in music-making. The course will explore the evolving roles of music in
myth, religion, politics, and economics; the formation of class, ethnic, and gender
identities; and the processes of globalization. Required cultural diversity course for all
music majors. Four Credits - Randel - Both Semesters

105. Survey of Jazz — The purpose of the course is to introduce the students to the
art of jazz and its related cultural and historical developments. The course will
examine the music and its significant figures in a forum that is sensitive to the ethnic
and societal underpinnings at the heart of the music. Emphasis will also be placed on
the cognitive listening skills necessary to better understand and appreciate this unique
American art form. By nature of the topic and its content, this course fulfills a
four-credit cultural diversity requirement. Four Credits - Coyle, Talaga - Both Semesters

THEORETICAL/HISTORICAL/PEDAGOGICAL COURSES:

111. Theory I — This course is the first of four core courses in music theory. The
course will include a thorough grounding in music fundamentals and an introduction
to diatonic harmony, species counterpoint, musical form, and composition.
Four Credits - Staff - Fall Semester

112. Theory II — This course is the second of four courses in the music theory
core. The course will continue the study of diatonic harmony, form, species counterpoint,
and composition begun in Theory I and will also introduce chromatic harmony
and modulation. Prerequisite: C average or better in MUS 111.
Four Credits - Staff - Spring Semester

113. Aural Skills I — Required for music majors and minors, this course is
designed to equip students with a systematic method of aural perception. The course
includes drills, sight singing and melodic and rhythmic dictation. Completion of
Music 111 or concurrent enrollment required. One Credit - Wolfe - Fall Semester

114. Aural Skills II — A continuation of Music 113, adding dictation in several
parts. Prerequisite: C average or better in Music 113. Completion of Music 112 or
concurrent enrollment required. One Credit - Wolfe Spring - Semester

Placement in the appropriate level of Keyboard Skills is by audition and advisement
at the beginning of each semester. Students pursuing majors within the Bachelor
of Music degree must successfully pass the appropriate piano proficiency exam.
Enrollment in Keyboard Skills or Music 179 is required each semester until the exam
is passed. After the exam is passed, remaining Keyboard Skills courses required for
the degree may be waived by petition to the chairperson of the Department of Music.

187. Folk-Style Guitar Methods — Open to all students. The student shall learn
basic major, minor and 7th chords, strumming and finger picking techniques, bar
chords and how to read tablature. These techniques, using folk song repertoire, will
be used to accompany the singing voice. Complete in one semester.
Two Credits - Malfroid - Both Semesters

197. Beginning Keyboard Skills — Designed for students with little piano
background; beginning repertoire, scales, studies are covered, as well as elementary
harmonization, improvisation and other functional skills.
One Credit - Strouf - Fall Semester

198-01. A continuation of 197 — Prerequisite: C average or better in Music
197. One Credit - Strouf - Spring Semester

201. Eurhythmics — A course designed to teach musical rhythm through body
movement. Linear and contrapuntal rhythms as well as small forms are studied in
physical movement through space in order to develop aural awareness, physical and
mental alertness, rhythmic coordination, fluidity and expressivity. Must be taken
concurrently with Music 213. One-Half Credit - Aschbrenner - Fall Semester

202. A continuation of 201 — Prerequisite: C average or better in Music 201.
Must be taken concurrently with Music 214.
One-Half Credit - Aschbrenner - Spring Semester

211. Theory III — This course is the third of four courses in the music theory core.
The course will continue the study of chromatic harmony, form, and composition
begun in Theory II, and will do so in the context of the analysis of longer musical
excerpts and complete pieces. Prerequisite: C average or better in MUS 112. Note:
offered in Fall 2008 for three credits for the last time, for students who matriculated
at Hope prior to Fall 2008. Four Credits - Hodson - Fall Semester

212. Theory IV — This course is the fourth course in the music theory core. The
course will focus entirely on 20th- and 21st-century post-tonal music and appropriate
theoretic and analytic models. Prerequisite: C average or better in MUS 211. Note:
offered in Spring 2009 for three credits for the last time, for students who matriculated
at Hope prior to Fall 2008. Four Credits - Hodson - Spring Semester

213. Aural Skills III — 2A continuation of Music 114. Prerequisite: C average or
better in Music 114. Completion of Music 211 or concurrent enrollment required.
Must be taken concurrently with Music 201, or prior completion.
One Credit - Wolfe - Fall Semester

214. Aural Skills IV — A continuation of Music 213. Prerequisite: C average or
better in Music 213. Completion of Music 212 or concurrent enrollment required.
Must be taken concurrently with Music 202, or prior completion.
One Credit - Wolfe - Spring Semester

295. Studies in Music — A lecture or seminar class in a special topic offered at
the sophomore level. Two to Four Credits - Staff

297. Intermediate Keyboard Skills — Practical piano training for students who
evidence a degree of proficiency. Deals with harmonization, improvisation, transposition,
and sight reading techniques. Prerequisite: placement by instructor, or C average
or better in Music 198. One Credit - Clark - Fall Semester

298. Keyboard Skills — Continuation of course 297. Prerequisite: C average or
better in Music 297. One Credit - Clark - Spring Semester

300. Elementary Music Methods — A practical presentation of how to teach
music to school children, using singing, instruments, and movement. Students will present music lessons in a practicum setting, exploring current trends in pedagogy. Designed for the classroom teacher and the music specialist. Prerequisite: sophomore standing in music education or permission of instructor. Four Credits - Hornbach - Fall Semester

315. Counterpoint — A study of the basic techniques of eighteenth century
counterpoint using a modified species approach. Prerequisites: C average or better in
Theory IV. Three Credits - Lewis - Spring Semester

321. Music Literature Before 1700 — Survey of Western music from the time of
the ancient Greeks through the 17th century, including music of the church, court,
and theater. Composers to be studied include Hildegard of Bingen, Machaut, Dufay,
Josquin, Palestrina, Monteverdi, and Lully. Prerequisite: Music 101, Music 102 or
consent of instructor. Music 211 is also a prerequisite.
Four Credits - Randel - Spring Semester

324. History and Literature of the Symphony — This course traces the history
of the symphony as a musical genre, from its beginnings in the early 18th century
through the 20th. Through close study of several major works, students will gain a
deeper understanding of the conventions of symphonic form as established in the 18th
century, and adapted by later composers. In addition, students will develop a broad
understanding of the changes in musical style during this period, and their relationship
to historical, social, and political events. Repertoire will include works by
Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Mahler,
Bruckner, Webern, Stravinsky, Copland, and Shostakovich. Either Music 324 or 326
must be completed for any music major curriculum. Prerequisite: Music 101, Music
102, or consent of instructor. Music 211 is also a prerequisite, or may be taken
concurrently. Four Credits - Randel - Fall Semester, Even Years

326. History and Literature of Opera — This course traces the history of opera
as a musical genre, from its beginnings in the early 17th century through the 20th.
Through close study of several major works, students will gain a deeper understanding
of the conventions of various operatic forms, and of approaches to combining
music with drama. In addition, students will develop a broad understanding of the
changes in musical style during this period, and their relationship to historical, social,
and political events. Repertoire will include works by Monteverdi, Handel, Gluck,
Mozart, Rossini, Wagner, Verdi, Strauss, Berg, Gershwin, and Glass. Either Music 324
or 326 must be completed for any music major curriculum. Prerequisite: Music 101,
Music 102, or consent of instructor. Music 211 is also a prerequisite, or may be taken
concurrently. Four Credits - Randel - Fall Semester, Odd Years

327. Organ Literature — A survey of the various periods of organ composition,
with emphasis upon the study and performance of representative works.
Two Credits - Lewis - Fall Semester, Odd Years

328. Music in the Church — A study of the nature and meaning of Christian
worship; the legacy of temple and synagogue worship; early Christian worship; the
worship of the Roman Church; Reformation liturgies; a study of hymnology and a
survey of the great music of the church, including the development of the anthem and
oratorio. Three Credits - Lewis - Fall Semester, Even Years

329. Piano Pedagogy I — Introduces methods and materials used in teaching
elementary and intermediate piano for private and class instruction at all age levels.
Observation, analysis and supervised student teaching in both the private lesson and
classroom are included. Students other than majors may register upon consent of the
piano staff. One Credit - Clark - Fall Semester, Even Years

330. Piano Pedagogy II — Continuation of Piano Pedagogy I.
One Credit - Clark - Spring Semester, Odd Years

331. Piano Literature I — A survey of piano literature from 1700 to the present
day, including listening to and performing representative works. Required of piano
performance majors and strongly recommended for music education majors whose
principal instrument is piano. One Credit - Le - Fall Semester, Odd Years

332. Piano Literature II — Continuation of Piano Literature I. Required of piano
performance majors and strongly recommended for music education majors whose
principal instrument is piano. One Credit - Le - Spring Semester, Even Years

333. String Methods — A course in the fundamentals of playing and teaching
string instruments. Designed primarily for the major.
One Credit - Staff - Fall Semester, Odd Years

334. Organ Pedagogy — A study of methodologies for teaching organ, from the
beginning through advanced levels. The course may contain individualized practicum
experience. Required for B.M. Organ Performance majors.
Two Credits - Lewis - Spring Semester, Even Years

335. Violin/Viola Pedagogy, Literature — A course designed to provide advanced
knowledge of the history and repertoire of the violin and viola, the art of teaching the
violin and viola, and the appropriate orchestral literature.
Three Credits - Craioveanu - Fall Semester, Odd Years

336. Woodwind Methods I — A course in the fundamentals of playing and
teaching woodwind instruments. Required for instrumental music education majors.
One Credit - Staff - Fall Semester, Even Years

337. Instruments of the Band and Orchestra I — A course in the fundamentals
of playing and teaching the instruments of the band and orchestra, focusing on
woodwinds and strings. Required for the vocal music education major.
One Credit - Southard - Fall Semester, Even Years

338. Instruments of the Band and Orchestra II — A course in the fundamentals
of playing and teaching the instruments of the band and orchestra, focusing on brass
and percussion. One Credit - Southard - Spring Semester, Odd Years

339. Brass Methods — A course in the fundamentals of playing and teaching brass
instruments. Required for instrumental music education majors.
One Credit - Staff - Spring Semester, Odd Years

340. Woodwind Methods II — Continuation of course 336.
One Credit - Staff - Spring Semester, Odd Years

341. Orchestration — Principles of scoring and transcription for small and large
ensembles based on an understanding of the properties of the instruments of the
orchestra. Students will acquire an increased awareness of instrumental timbres
through live demonstrations and recordings. Final projects employ Finale and/or
Sibelius software. Three Credits - Piippo - Fall Semester

345. Conducting Techniques — A practical study of the fundamentals of conducting.
Two Credits - Richmond - Fall Semester

346. Percussion Methods — A course in the fundamentals of playing and teaching
percussion instruments. Required for instrumental music education majors.
One Credit - Secor - Spring Semester, Even Years

347. Diction for Singers I — A study of the International Phonetic Alphabet and
the principles of singing in English and Italian. Recommended for students enrolled in
Music 181 (Applied Voice Lessons). Required for B.Mus. vocal performance majors.
One Credit - Dykstra - Spring Semester

348. Diction for Singers II — A study of German diction for singing, incorporating
the International Phonetic Alphabet and standard principles for singing in German.
Required for B.Mus. vocal performance majors.
One Credit - Dykstra - Fall Semester, Even Years

349. Diction for Singers III — A study of French diction for singing, incorporating
the International Phonetic Alphabet and standard principles for singing in French.
Required for B.Mus. vocal performance majors.
One Credit - Kim - Fall Semester, Odd Years

350. Service Playing — Instruction in anthem and oratorio accompaniment, conducting
from the console, and improvisation. Prerequisite: one and one-half years of
organ. Recommended for organ majors.
Two Credits - Lewis - Spring Semester, Odd Years

351. Voice Literature — Required for B. Mus. voice performance majors, recommended
for vocal music education majors. A survey of standard solo voice literature.
Guided independent work will require approximately 2-3 hours weekly outside of
class. Two Credits - Spring Semester, Odd Years

352. Voice Pedagogy — Required for B. Mus. voice performance majors and
strongly recommended for vocal music education majors. The physiology and functioning
of the singing voice, and approaches to developing healthy vocal technique in
solo singers, including sample student teaching and classroom analysis.
Two Credits - Fall Semester, Even Years

353. Literature and Pedagogy — A course designed to provide advanced knowledge
of the history and repertoire of the specified instrument, the art of teaching the
specified instrument, and the appropriate orchestral literature. Offered for the following
instruments: flute (353-01), oboe (353-02), clarinet (353-03), saxophone (353-04),
bassoon (353-05), horn (353-06), trumpet (353-07), trombone (353-08), percussion
(353-09), harp (353-10), cello (353-11), guitar (353-12). The course/section corresponding
to the primary instrument is required for Bachelor of Music in Performance
majors in these instruments. Three Credits - Staff - On Demand

355. Advanced Choral Conducting — A course designed to further the study of
conducting technique begun in Music 345, with special attention to choral music.
Required for vocal music education majors.
Two Credits - Richmond - Spring Semester

356. Advanced Instrumental Conducting — This course is designed to further
the study of conducting technique begun in Music 345, with special attention to band
and orchestral music. Required for B.M. Instrumental Music Education majors.
Two Credits - Southard - Spring Semester

361. Jazz Theory and Improvisation I — The purpose of the course is to
introduce the student to the art of jazz improvisation. Through the study of jazz
theory, composition, history, solos and piano, the student will acquire a basic
knowledge of jazz improvisation. Three Credits - Talaga - Fall Semester

362. Jazz Theory and Improvisation II — The purpose of the course is to
continue the skill building process established in Music 361. This course will
introduce the student to advanced techniques and practices of jazz improvisation. The
course will cover tune/solo analysis as well as developing a more definitive concept
of chord/scale relationships. Contemporary performance practices will be discussed,
including the use of synthetic scales and free improvisation. Prerequisite: Music 361.
Three Credits - Talaga - Spring Semester

363. Jazz Styles and Analysis — The course offers students the opportunity to
study the stylistic traits of the seminal figures in jazz history. This process is intended
to enrich the musical growth of each student in a manner that will facilitate the
development of a personal mode of study that will sustain itself for years to come.
Immersed within the historical context of jazz, the student will gain an understanding
for the lineage of improvisational developments. Three Credits - Hodson - On Demand

365. Jazz Literature and Pedagogy — This course is designed for the student to
develop and demonstrate an understanding of the basic materials, systems, and
philosophies related to the teaching of jazz. The course will place an emphasis on the
pedagogy and literature of teaching jazz at the secondary and college levels.
Three Credits - Coyle - On Demand

366. Jazz Composition and Arranging I — The purpose of the course is to
acquaint the student with the notational practices, common practice instruments, basic
theoretical and technical skills, and historical stylistic perspectives necessary to begin
successfully arranging and composing for the jazz combo. The course is designed to
develop arranging and/or compositional skills in the jazz idiom through the study of
jazz orchestration and harmonic and melodic practices. Upon completing the reading,
listening, and score analysis assignments, students will score several mini-charts as
well as a final fully realized composition. All music will be performed and recorded.
Three Credits - Talaga - Fall Semester

367. Jazz Composition and Arranging II — The purpose of the course is to
continue the skill building process established in Music 366. The course will acquaint
the student with the notational practices, common practice instruments, basic theoretical
and technical skills, and historical stylistic perspectives necessary to begin
successfully arranging and composing for the large jazz ensemble. The course is
designed to develop arranging and/or compositional skills in the jazz idiom through
the study of jazz orchestration and harmonic and melodic practices. Upon completing
the reading, listening, and score analysis assignments, students will score several
mini-charts as well as a final fully realized composition. All music will be performed
and recorded. Three Credits - Talaga - Spring Semester, Even Years

368. Recording Arts and Techniques — The course serves as an introduction to
the art of recording. A familiarity will be gained with the instrumentation and
techniques utilized in the capturing and reproduction of sound. The physics and
concepts involved with the many aspects of sound and sound reproduction will be
discussed. Additionally, the concepts and techniques involved in analog, digital and
MIDI technology will be essential components of the course. Students will receive
hands-on training in the recording arts laboratory and piano/technology laboratory.
Two Credits - Erskine - Fall Semester

370. Secondary Instrumental Methods and Administration — The purpose of
this course is to develop techniques and skills for teaching instrumental music in the
secondary School. This course addresses: teaching instrumental performing groups,
creating concept lesson plans, choosing appropriate literature, building public relations.
Other topics include school music performances, discipline, recruitment, evaluations, budgeting, non-performance classes, and political/social issues pertinent to the music classroom. Required for all instrumental music education majors. Four Credits - Southard - Fall Semester, Odd Years

376. Secondary Choral Methods — This course addresses techniques and skills
for teaching vocal music in the secondary school. Other topics include vocal
literature, the changing voice, choral style, concept lesson plans, inclusion, public
relations, arranging, contests, touring, finances, discipline, recruiting, evaluation, nonperformance
classes, current music education approaches and political/social issues
pertinent to the music classroom. Required for all vocal music education majors.
Four Credits - Hornbach - Spring Semester

393. Studies in Music Theory — Advanced studies at the upperclass level in
music theory analysis, focusing on a particular analytic technique, musical parameter,
critical approach, or repertory. Topics vary from year to year. Prerequisite: Grade of C
or better in Music 212. May be repeated for credit.
Two to Four Credits - Hodson - Fall Semester

394. Studies in Music History — Advanced studies at the upperclass level in
music history, focusing on a particular period, composer, critical approach, or repertory.
Topics vary from year to year. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in Music 102
and Music 212 or permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit.
Two to Four Credits - Randel - Spring Semester

397. Keyboard Skills for Piano and Organ Students — Open to students whose
major instrument is piano or organ, or who possess comparable keyboard skill.
Emphasis on harmonization, score reading, sight-reading transposition, and improvisation.
May be taken twice for credit. One Credit - Clark, Le, Lewis - Fall Semester

398. Keyboard Skills for Piano and Organ Students — A continuation of
Music 397. Prerequisite: C average or better in Music 397. May be taken twice for
credit. One Credit - Clark, Le, Lewis - Spring Semester

490. Independent Study — This course is designed to give students majoring in
music an opportunity to do research in a field of Music History or Theory in which
they have a particular interest. The student will submit a formal application which
must be approved by the music chairperson.
Two to Four Credits - Staff - Both Semesters

491. Seminar in Music — A required capstone music course designed to allow
students to investigate specialized topics in music, including historical, analytical, and
pedagogical. Each student designs and carries out an independent project culminating
in a 20-page senior paper, and public presentation of the project. Prerequisites: Music
321 and either Music 324 or 326, or concurrent enrollment.
Two Credits - Randel - Fall Semester

493. Studies in Music Theory — Advanced studies at the senior level in music
theory analysis, focusing on a particular analytic technique, musical parameter, critical
approach, or repertory. Topics vary from year to year. Prerequisite: Grade of C or
better in Music 212. May be repeated for credit.
Two to Four Credits - Hodson - On Demand

494. Studies in Music History — Advanced studies at the senior level in music
history, focusing on a particular period, composer, critical approach, or repertory.
Topics vary from year to year. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in Music 102 and
Music 212 or permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit.
Two to Four Credits - Randel - On Demand

495. Studies in Music — A lecture or class in a special topic for music
majors. Two to Four Credits - Staff

APPLIED MUSIC — PRIVATE INSTRUCTION
Beginning piano and voice students should enroll in beginning class instruction or
in Music 179-51 (piano, pending audition) or Music 181-51 (voice, pending audition).
Students may enroll directly for study in any other instrument.

Course Numbers/Areas of Study:
161 Flute; 162 Oboe; 163 Clarinet; 164 Saxophone; 165 Bassoon; 166 Horn; 167
Trumpet; 168 Trombone; 169 Baritone; 170 Tuba; 171 Percussion; 172 Harp; 173
Violin; 174 Viola; 175 Cello; 176 String Bass; 177 Organ; 178 Harpsichord; 179
Piano; 180 Guitar; 181 Voice; 182 Jazz Voice.

APPLIED MUSIC — CLASS INSTRUCTION:
186. Classical Guitar Class, Beginning —
Open to all students. A classical
(nylon-string) guitar is required. The student shall learn the elements of notation,
holding position, left and right hand techniques, the notes in the first position, and be
able to play early preludes and etudes. A foundation course for further private study.
Two Credits - Malfroid - Both Semesters

190. Piano Class, Beginning — Open to all students who are beginning piano
study, with the exception of piano majors to whom it is closed entirely. Limited to
four credits total. Two Credits - Kolean, Strouf - Both Semesters

192. Voice Class, Beginning — Open to all students; meets twice weekly.
Two Credits - Pilon - Both Semesters

195. Small Group Voice — Based on audition/placement.
Two Credits - Pilon - Both Semesters

INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION:
188. Applied Composition; 189. Applied Computer Music

ENSEMBLES — CHORAL AND INSTRUMENTAL
All students participating in Department of Music ensembles must enroll in the
appropriate course either for credit or for zero credits.

115. Chapel Choir — The Chapel Choir is an ensemble of approximately 60
voices. Membership is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors by audition. The choir
is dedicated to the performance of the finest sacred and secular choral music of the
past five centuries. This ensemble participates in Christmas Vespers concerts and
presents numerous on and off campus concerts during the year including an annual
spring break tour. Auditions are held in April for the following year’s membership.
One Credit or Zero Credits - Richmond - Both Semesters

116. College Chorus — The Chorus is open to all students without audition. Choral
literature spanning five centuries is rehearsed twice weekly. The Chorus participates in
the annual Christmas Vespers concerts with the Chapel Choir in the fall semester and
presents its own concert in the spring semester.
One Credit or Zero Credits - Richmond - Both Semesters

117. Women’s Chamber Choir — The Choir is open to all women by audition.
The ensemble explores choral literature for treble voices.
One Credit or Zero Credits - Wolfe - Both Semesters

120. Orchestra — By audition, offers music majors and non-majors alike the
opportunity to perform major works from the standard orchestra repertoire. Members
are assigned parts as appropriate. The core members of the Hope College Orchestra
constitute the Hope College Symphonette, which tours both nationally and internationally,
and performs at the Christmas Vespers.
One Credit or Zero Credits - Piippo - Both Semesters

130. Wind Ensemble — An ensemble of 35-50 players open to music majors and
non-majors by audition, which performs standard band literature as well as utilizing
the concept of one player per part. Performs two-three concerts per semester on
campus as well as tours every other year.
One Credit or Zero Credits - Southard - Both Semesters

133. Concert Band — A full band open to all students, the Concert Band rehearses
and performs standard repertoire and allows Music Education students to work on
secondary instruments and rehearsal techniques. It also functions as a pep band for
two-three games a semester. The Concert Band is open to community musicians.
Wind, brass, and percussion Music Education majors are expected to participate every semester starting sophomore year. String Education majors are expected to participate starting their junior year. One Credit or Zero Credits - Southard - Both Semesters

135. Jazz Arts Collective — The Jazz Arts Collective is the premier large jazz
ensemble at Hope College. The Collective places a creative focus on ensemble
communication and improvisation. Comprised of a rhythm section and flexible
melodic instrumentation, this select group performs compositions and arrangements
from across the full spectrum of music. The Collective’s repertoire ranges from the
great historical jazz composers such as Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus, to works
by modern jazz masters like Vince Mendoza, Jim McNeely and John Hollenbeck. The
group also frequently performs commissions, works by emerging young composers,
and originals by Hope College faculty and students. The ensemble also collectively
reinterprets and re-imagines the music from the 20th century classical repertoire.
One Credit or Zero Credits - Coyle - Both Semesters

140. Collegium Musicum − Vocal — The Collegium is a chamber ensemble open
to all students by audition. Annual performances include a Madrigal Dinner in
December and a concert of music from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque
periods in the spring semester. Auditions are held during the first week of each
semester. Collegium will also serve as a conducting practicum for all vocal music
education majors the semester after they successfully complete MUS 355, Advanced
Choral Conducting. One Credit or Zero Credits - DeBoer - Both Semesters

155. Opera Workshop — A workshop involving stage movement, acting and
singing in the context of opera or musical drama. All students will participate in
scenes or full productions. One Credit or Zero Credits Dykstra Spring Semester
160. Chamber Ensembles — Various faculty coach chamber ensembles in both
jazz and classical repertory.
One-Half Credit or Zero Credits - Staff - Both Semesters