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Traditional Admissions

Roxanne T. Amico
Department of Performing Arts
610-437-4471 ext. 3619

Music on Campus

In addition to the auditioned musical that occurs each semester, there are several other music courses and opportunities on campus:

MUS 101: Music & Culture – 3 credits

A study of the history and cultural impact of various styles of music in society. Students will have the opportunity to listen to and/or watch recordings, concerts, and live musical performances. Rotating course topics include: An Overview of Music, American Music, Pop, and On Broadway.

MUS 199: VOICE – 3 credits

Voices of Inclusion Choral Ensemble (VOICE) is a 3-credit, non-auditioned choir that gives students an outlet and opportunity to sing. VOICE offers a unique and positive atmosphere where students can rehearse a variety of musical styles and work as an ensemble to perform and share music with the community. MUS 199 has no prerequisites, does not count toward credit overload, and can be taken every semester.

MUS 191 or 192: Applied Music – 1 or 2 credits

Private music instruction/one-on-one instrument or voice lessons. Two credits are offered for ten one-hour weekly lessons, or one credit for ten half-hour weekly lessons.

Please note: Traditional students taking Applied Music 191 or 192 are charged an applied music fee for a 10-week term of private lessons. SAGE students are charged the applied music fee plus a per credit fee. Please refer to the Academic Fees section of the catalog for the current rates.

Students may select from the offerings noted below:

Voice: Private voice students will work on vocal and performance technique and have the opportunity to explore various genres of music including classical, jazz, folk, musical theatre, and pop.

Piano: Performance, teaching techniques and styling are emphasized in the study of compositions of the classic, romantic and modern composers. A thorough technical foundation is stressed.

Organ: Prerequisite to the study of organ is the ability to play fluently selections from Bach’s Two- Part Inventions or the equivalent. Hymn-playing and conducting from the organ stressed.
Woodwinds and Brass: Development of playing skills with emphasis on accomplishment.

Violin and Viola: Development of playing skills with emphasis on accomplishment.

Flute: Fundamental techniques are studied with the goal of development of sufficient skill to perform the solo literature and to participate in chamber music ensembles.
Classical and Folk Guitar: Fundamental methods of finger-style playing are studied with emphasis on position, tone and repertoire. Solo, duo and accompaniment techniques are included. The course of study ranges from simple folk tunes to the works of Bach, Villa-Lobos and Sor.

Percussion: Rudiments of percussion-playing are stressed, including classical and jazz styles.

If you have any questions about music at Cedar Crest College, please contact