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Undergraduate & Graduate Dates to Remember*

Fall Term 2010

August 20-22 MBA Orientation
August 25-29 Wolfpack Welcome
August 30 Classes begin
September 3 Add deadline
October 29 Last day to withdraw & last day
to apply for graduation
December 10 Last day of classes
December 11-17 Final Exams

Spring Term 2011

January 8 New Student Orientation; MBA Orientation
January 10 Classes begin
January 14 Add deadline
March 4 Last day to withdraw
May 4 Last day of classes for undergraduate students
May 5 Last day of classes for graduate students
May 6-12 Final Exams for day division
May 9-12 Final Exams for graduate and evening students
May 14 Commencement - all colleges

*College of Law dates on Law Bulletin

Music and Fine Arts

MUPC M100 Recital Hour 0 crs.

Recital attendance is required of all undergraduate music majors throughout most semesters of residence. Creditable repeatedly.

MUPC M101 Freshman Voice Lab 0 crs.

This is a workshop course for voice majors, offering musical study techniques to prepare for college-level voice lessons: how to practice wisely, how to memorize music quickly and effectively, and how to sing a successful jury exam.

Required for all freshman students whose principal instrument is voice.

MUPC M110, 111, 210 Piano Class I – III (Majors) 1 cr. each

This is a sequence of courses leading toward basic performance competency and a knowledge of keyboard functional skills. Music students only.

MUPC M115, 116, 215 Piano Class I – III (Non majors) 1 cr. each

These courses introduce the beginner to basic keyboard techniques and beginning literature.

MUPC M120 Voice Class (Majors) 1 cr.

This course is a study of techniques leading toward basic performance competency in voice. Music students only.

MUPC M125 Voice Class (Non majors) 1 cr.

This is a basic course in singing. Non-music majors only.

M130, 131 Guitar Class (Non majors) 1 cr.

This is a sequence of courses introducing the student to basic guitar techniques and literature. Non-music majors only.

MUPC M300 Essentials of Conducting 2 crs.

This course offers basic conducting techniques—visual metric patterns, use of the baton, dynamic indications, cueing, rehearsal, and performance organization and application.

MUPC M301 Instrumental Conducting 2 crs.

This course is a continuation of Essentials of Conducting with emphasis on standard band and orchestral literature, rehearsal procedures, and historical styles.

Prerequisite: MUPC M300.

MUPC M302 Choral Conducting 2 crs.

This course is a continuation of Essentials of Conducting with emphasis on choral literature, rehearsal procedures, and historical styles.

Prerequisite: MUPC M300.

MUPC M400 Guitar Concepts I 1 cr.

Using classical form and posture, this course teaches fundamental reading and performance skills, with an emphasis on singing and playing together. Music majors only.

MUPC M401 Guitar Concepts II 1 cr.

This course is a continuation of Guitar Concepts I, adding barre chords and more finger patterns.

Music majors only or permission of instructor.

MUPC M402 Guitar Concepts III 1 cr.

Content varies with class.

Prerequisites: Guitar Class I – II for non-majors, or Guitar Concepts I – II, or permission of instructor.