Music

Music

Whether you plan to major in music or pursue musical interests along with your other studies, you’ll find Hanover’s active music program enriches the lives of everyone in the community.

Majors and non-majors alike participate fully in private lessons, solo performances and group performances. Concert Band, College-Community Orchestra, Saxophone Ensemble, Concert Choir and Chamber Singers perform throughout the academic year, both on campus and, in some cases, on international tours. If you are a music major, you can choose between a choral or instrumental program and gain practical experience that launches your career or graduate studies.

MUSIC FACILITIES AND RESOURCES AT HANOVER COLLEGE INCLUDE:

Hanover’s top-notch music facilities rival those of large universities, but with much easier access and personal attention from faculty.

  • Eight practice rooms equipped with music stands and pianos
  • Music Theory Computer Lab with notation software
  • Fitzgibbon Recital Hall (seats 300)
  • Storage lockers for both large and small instruments
  • Large inventory of band instruments
  • Extensive music collection at Duggan library (books, scores, recordings)

WHAT DO MUSIC MAJORS STUDY?

  • Introduction to Music
  • Music Theory course sequence
  • Music History course sequence
  • Ensemble Music (Concert Band, Orchestra, Saxophone Ensemble, Choir)
  • Private Lessons (Instrument, Voice, Keyboard)

COURSES

Number
Name
Units
Description

MUS 071 Private Piano .25 By permission of instructor only. Development of individual skills and their application dependent upon student's specific goals. .25 unit. A total of 1 unit of applied music taken for academic credit partially satisfies LA CCR. Fee charged.

MUS 073 Private Voice .25 By permission of instructor only. Development of proper vocal technique and breath control with focus on student's background and goals. .25 unit. A total of 1 unit of applied music taken for academic credit partially satisfies LA CCR. Fee charged.

MUS 074 Instrument .25 By permission of instructor only. Learning proper practice methods, building technique, acquiring sufficient repertoire, and gaining broad knowledge of literature and composers for the respective instrument. .25 unit. A total of 1 unit of applied music taken for academic credit partially satisfies LA CCR. Fee charged.

MUS 101 Concert Band .25 Performance of classic band repertoire as well as transcriptions, arrangements, and contemporary works. Open to all students with instructor's permission. .25 unit. A total of 1 unit of ensemble music taken for academic credit partially satisfies LA CCR.

MUS 102 College Choir .25 Performance of literature representing all stylistic periods. Open to all students with instructor's permission. .25 unit. A total of 1 unit of ensemble music taken for academic credit partially satisfies LA CCR.

MUS 103 Chamber Singers .25 Repertoire performed primarily Renaissance and 20th century, although not limited to these styles. Membership by audition from membership in College Choir. .25 unit. A total of 1 unit of ensemble music taken for academic credit partially satisfies LA CCR.

MUS 104 Chamber Orchestra .25 Performance of music from all periods. Frequently combines with selected wind and percussion players to perform works for a larger ensemble. Open to all students with instructor's permission. .25 unit. A total of 1 unit of ensemble music taken for academic credit partially satisfies LA CCR.

MUS 112 Introduction to Music 1.00 A study of great musical works throughout history and the forces that directly influence composers and their compositions. Music reading skills are not required. Partially satisfies the LA CCR and satisfies the W1 ACE.

MUS 121 Music Theory I: Fundamentals 1.00 Rudiments of music are convered in this course. This includes music notation, scales, intervals, triads, cadences, etc. Music reading skills are not required. Satisfies QL ACE.

MUS 122 Theory and Aural Skills II 1.00 Diatonic harmony, including analysis and partwriting. Sight singing and ear training correlated with rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic activity in the course. Prerequisite: 121.

MUS 218 American Music 1.00 A study of American music from the colonial era to the present day with emphasis on American idioms. Music reading skills are not required. Partially satisfies the LA CCR.

MUS 221 Theory and Aural Skills III 1.00 Chromatic harmony, including analysis and part- writing. Sight singing and ear training correlated with rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic activity in the course. Prerequisite: 122.

MUS 231 History of Music I 1.00 A study of musical style from the Greeks through the Renaissance as evidenced in theoretical documents and works of major composers. Music reading skills are not required. Partially satisfies the LA CCR.

MUS 232 History of Music II 1.00 A continuation of Music History I, beginning with stylistic trends of the late 16th century and continuing through 19th century Romanticism. Prerequisite: 231.

MUS 233 History of Music III 1.00 A continuation of Music History II, beginning with Impressionism and continuing with a study of 20th-century idioms and composers. Prerequisite: 232.

MUS 303 Advanced Private Voice .50 Prerequisite: 073 or permission. .50 unit. A total of 1 unit of applied music taken for academic credit partially satisfies LA CCR Fee charged.

MUS 304 Advanced Instrument - .50 Prerequisite: 074 or permission. .50 unit. A total of 1 unit of applied music taken for academic credit partially satisfies LA CCR Fee charged.

MUS 325 Conducting and Literature 1.00 Techniques in simple and complex rhythms, including score reading, practical experience with ensembles, study of forms and styles. Music reading skills are required. Partially satisfies the LA CCR and satisfies S ACE.

Faculty

Madlen Batchvarova Professor of Music and Director of Choral Programs Office Phone: (812) 866-7327 batchvarova@hanover.edu

Mark Johnson Office Phone: (812) 866-7329 johnsonma@hanover.edu

David Mruzek Professor of Music and Director of Instrumental Programs Office Phone: (812) 866-7329 mruzek@hanover.edu

Jonathan Stanley Office Phone: (812) 866-7329 stanleyj@hanover.edu