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100. Men’s Glee Club
The study and performance of selected choral literature for men’s voices from the Renaissance to the contemporary period. Requirements may include performance at convocations throughout the semester, a family weekend concert, a Christmas concert, and a spring concert.

101. Wofford Singers
The study and performance of selected choral literature for mixed voices from the Renaissance to the contemporary period. Requirements may include performance at convocations throughout the semester, a family weekend concert, a Christmas concert, and a spring concert.

102. Women’s Choir
The study and performance of selected choral literature for women’s voices from the Renaissance to the contemporary period. Requirements may include performance at convocations throughout the semester, a family weekend concert, a Christmas concert, and a spring concert.

103. Group Classical Guitar
The study and performance of selected guitar music from the Renaissance to the contemporary period. Requirements may include performance at the end of the semester, either as soloist or in ensemble.

150. Concert Band
The study and performance of selected band literature with emphasis on stage and band training. Requirements may include performance in a family weekend concert, a Christmas concert, and a spring concert.

151. String Ensemble
The study and performance of selected string literature from the Renaissance to the contemporary period. Requirements include several performances on campus and in the community.

201. The Understanding of Music
An introduction to the art of perceptive listening through a general survey of music from the Middle Ages to the present time.

202. The Elements of Music
The development of aural recognition and identification of musical patterns. The development of proficiency in recognizing and responding to the symbols of music notation.

203. History of American Music
The study of American music from 1620 to the present focusing on elements of various musical cultures (Western and Eastern Europe, Africa, Latin America) that have influenced the American style of music, along with genres, rhythms, and musical styles which are characteristic of the United States.

220. Strings Attached: The Classical Guitar in Cultural Context
An introduction to the history of the classical guitar with emphasis on its cultural context in Europe and the Americas. In- and out-of-class listening, recital attendance, fundamentals of guitar construction, videos of great performances, and online research will focus on the development of the guitar in particular cultural settings.

260. Music Laboratory
Applied music in the form of vocal/instrumental instruction for students simultaneously enrolled in a music ensemble. A student may earn no more than two hours in Music 260.

285. Jazz Ensemble
The study and performance of selected jazz ensemble literature with emphasis in the styles of blues, swing, Latin, rock, jazz fusion and improvisation. Requirements include performances at campus/community events and participation in the Wofford College Athletic Band (commonly known as Pep Band). Students not enrolled in Jazz Ensemble may be allowed to participate in the Athletic Band without course credit.

301. Chamber Singers
Chamber Singers integrates advanced elements of choral music through analysis, rehearsal and ensemble performance. The repertory ranges from Medieval Carols and secular pieces to contemporary settings of liturgical and secular music.

280. Selected Topics in Music
Selected topics in music at the introductory or intermediate level.

302. Instrumental Chamber Music
Provides weekly rehearsals and instruction for small ensembles. Ensembles can be duos, trios, quartets, etc., based on the student’s availability and schedule. This is an advanced course for instrumentalists who wish to continue their playing at a more challenging level.

480. Advanced Topics in Music
Selected topics in music at the advanced level.