Fine Arts Courses

FINA 104 Out of the Blues and Into Rock 3 credits
This course focuses on the development of the African American genre of music known as blues and its impact on popular music as it developed in North America and Britain during the 1960s, 1970s and beyond. The student is expected to acquire a comfortable familiarity with the course content. Activities include lectures, readings, watching DVDs, listening to CDs, live in-class performances, and writing. (This course may be taken for credit as MUSI 104.)

FINA 105 College Choir 1 credit
The Bethany College Choir performs c in a broad range of styles. Concerts are on campus and off campus on weekdays and weekends and sometimes during tours. Members attend two weekly rehearsals and performances and extra rehearsals as scheduled. Members are assessed the cost of purchasing appropriate formal concert attire. This course may be repeated for a maximum of eight credits. (This course may be taken for credit as MUSI 105.)

FINA 106 College Wind Ensemble 1 credit
The College Wind Ensemble performs music in a broad range of styles. Members attend weekly rehearsals plus performances and extra rehearsals as scheduled. Concerts are on and off campus. Active student leadership is strongly encouraged. This course may be repeated for a maximum of eight credits. (This course may be taken for credit as MUSI 106.) Prerequisite: an audition is required.

FINA 107 Rock Ensemble 1 credit
The Rock Ensemble composes, records, performs, and promotes original music in popular idioms. Members attend frequent rehearsals and recording sessions. The group presents live performances on and off campus and produces audio recordings (CDs) for distribution. In addition to composers and musicians, students interested in the technical and promotional aspects of the project are also encouraged to enroll. Active student leadership is strongly encouraged. (This course may be taken for credit as MUSI 107.) Prerequisite: An audition and/or interview is  required.

FINA 109 Guitar Ensemble 1 credit
This course prepares and performs music appropriate to the instrument. Members attend weekly rehearsals, plus performances and extra rehearsals as needed. Active student leadership is strongly encouraged. (This course may be taken for credit as MUSI 109.)

FINA 111-112, 211-212, 311-312, 411-412 Applied Piano 1 credit each
These courses provide individualized instruction in piano technique and repertoire focusing on a student’s experience, ability, and needs. In addition to lessons, students meet periodically with the instructor and other students in a performance seminar. A lesson fee of $300 is required. (These courses may be taken for credit as MUSI 111-112, 211-212, 311-312, 411-412.) Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

FINA 113-114, 213-214, 313-314, 413-414 Applied Guitar 1 credit each
These courses provide individualized instruction in guitar technique and repertoire focusing on a student’s experience, ability, and needs. In addition to lessons, students meet periodically with the instructor and other students in a performance seminar. A lesson fee of $300 is required. (These courses may be taken for credit as MUSI 113-114, 213-214, 313-314, 413-414.) Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

FINA 115-116, 215-216, 315-316, 415-416 Applied Voice 1 credit each
These courses provide individualized instruction in vocal technique and repertoire focusing on a student’s experience, ability, and needs. In addition to lessons, students meet periodically with the instructor and other students in a performance seminar. A lesson fee of $300 is required. (These courses may be taken for credit as MUSI 115-116, 215-216, 315-316, 415-416.) Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

FINA 117-118, 217-218, 317-318, 417-418 Applied Organ 1 credit each
These courses provide individualized instruction in organ technique and repertoire based on a student’s experience, ability, and needs. In addition to lessons, students meet periodically with the instructor and other  students in a performance seminar. A lesson fee of $300 is required. (These courses may be taken for credit as MUSI 117-118, 217-218, 317-318,  417-418.) Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

FINA 121-122, 221-222, 321-322, 421-422 Applied Woodwind 1 credit each
These courses provide individualized instruction in woodwind technique and repertoire focusing on a student’s experience, ability, and needs. In addition to lessons, students meet periodically with the instructor and other students in a performance seminar. A lesson fee of $300 is required. (These courses may be taken for credit as MUSI 121-122, 221-222, 321-322, 421- 422.) Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

FINA 125 Integrated Methods for the Elementary School: Art and Music 3 credits
This course is a study of the aims, values, and implementation of fine arts in the elementary school. Emphasis is on fostering  creative growth and development in young learners through art and music. The course includes application and exploration of various techniques and media. Enrollment is limited with preference to those preparing to teach in elementary and middle school. An additional course fee is required. Prerequisite: EDUC 242 or concurrent registration in EDUC 242.

FINA 131-132, 231-232, 331-332, 431-432 Applied Brass 1 credit each
These courses provide individualized instruction in brass technique and repertoire focusing on a student’s experience, ability, and needs. In addition to lessons, students meet periodically with the instructor and other students in a performance seminar. A lesson fee of $300 is required. (These courses may be taken for credit as MUSI 131-132, 231-232, 331-332, 431-432.) Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

FINA 138   Tap 1 credit
Tap for beginner/intermediate dancers will use sound and movement to create choreography. This course will explore simple one sound steps through complex sound steps. Time-steps and turns will be covered. (Tap shoes are required for participation in the course.)

FINA 141-142, 241-242, 341-342, 441-442 Applied Percussion 1 credit each
These courses provide individualized instruction in percussion technique and repertoire focusing on a student’s experience, ability, and needs. In addition to lessons, students meet periodically with the instructor and other students in a performance seminar. A lesson fee of $300 is required. (These courses may be taken for credit as MUSI 141-142, 241-242, 341-342, 441-442.) Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

FINA 161-162, 261-262, 361-362, 461-462 Applied Strings 1 credit each
These courses provide individualized instruction in string technique and repertoire focusing on a student’s experience, ability, and needs. In addition to lessons, students meet periodically with the instructor and other students in a performance seminar. A lesson fee of $300 is required. (These courses may be taken for credit as MUSI 161-162, 261-262, 361-362, 461-462.) Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

FINA 230 Conducting I 3 credits
This course is a study of basic conducting technique and ensemble repertoire. Students work with and without a baton in exploring the art of communication by gesture. (This course may be taken for credit as MUSI 230.) Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

FINA 245 Baroque Composers 2 credits
This course emphasizes such major Baroque composers as Monteverdi, Schutz, Vivaldi, Gabrieli, Rameau, Purcell, Handel, and J.S. Bach. (This course may be taken for credit as MUSI 245.)

FINA 246 Classical Composers 2 credits
This course emphasizes such Classical composers as Gluck, Haydn, Mozart, Cherubini, and early Beethoven. (This course may be taken for credit as MUSI 246.)

FINA 247 Romantic Composers 2 credits
This course emphasizes such Romantic composers as Beethoven, Rossini, Schubert, Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Liszt, Wagner, Verdi, Bruckner, Franck, and Brahms. (This course may be taken for credit as MUSI 247.)

FINA 248 Modern and Non-Western Composers 2 credits
This course emphasizes modern and non-Western composers such as Debussy, Satie, Vaughan Williams, Schoenberg, Ives, Bartok, Stravinski, Barber, Schuman, Menotti, Britten, Penderecki, Stockhausen, Glass, Reich, and others. (This course may be taken for credit as MUSI 248.)

FINA 252 Introduction to Opera 3 credits
This course is a study of the development of opera since 1600. It  emphasizes the examination of operas in the standard repertory, the achievements of major composers of opera, the characteristics of the various operatic genres, and the specialized language of opera. (This course may be taken for credit as MUSI 252.)

FINA 330 Conducting II 3 credits
This advanced course of study builds on the techniques and repertoire introduced in FINA 230. Emphasis is placed on rehearsal technique and performance practice as well as on the gesture. (This course may be taken for credit as MUSI 330.) Prerequisite: FINA 230.

FINA 477 Senior Seminar 2 credits
This course is a review of material covered throughout the Fine Arts curriculum with particular concern for the student’s area of concentration. Academic and professional career opportunities are explored. Guidance on Senior Project and preparation for Senior Comprehensive Examination are also provided.

FINA 487-488 Independent Study