Offerings for Non-Music majors

There are many opportunities for non-music majors to participate in ensembles and academic classes at the Moores School of Music.  Most of our performing ensembles are open to all UH students, some requiring auditions for membership, and others only requiring an audition for placement within the group.  In the classroom, there are course offerings piano, voice, music history and critical listening to music.  Many of the course offerings fulfill core credit requirements for undergraduate students.  Non-music majors wishing to take private lessons on an instrument or voice, the MSM’s Preparatory & Continuing Studies program has many opportunities.

Performing Ensembles

Marching & Concert Bands

There are many performance opportunities in the university band program.  The band program includes the Cougar Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Winds, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, and Cougar Brass.  Membership in all ensembles is open to all UH students.  Auditions are held for all performing groups except marching band and concert band.  The band department has financial aid grants available to qualifying members regardless of major.  For more information, visit www.uhbands.com

Courses:
MUSI 1100    Marching Band* 
MUSI 1102    Wind Ensemble* (used for all concert ensembles)
MUSI 1103    Cougar Brass
* - Fulfills the Performing & Visual Arts requirement of the UH Core Curriculum

Choral Ensembles

The Moores School offers singers many opportunities to perform in mixed, men's, and women's choirs.  The choral program includes the Concert Chorale, Concert Women's Chorus, ManCorps, ManChoir, and the University Women's Chorus.  Membership in all ensembles is open to all UH students.  Auditions are held for admission to Concert Chorale, Concert Women's Chorus, and ManCorps.  Other performing groups only require a private audition for placement within the ensemble.  For more information, visit www.uhchoirs.org.  

Courses:
MUSI 1120    University Chorus* (used for all choruses except Concert Chorale)
MUSI 1121    Concert Chorale*
* - Fulfills the Performing & Visual Arts requirement of the UH Core Curriculum

Symphony Orchestra

The Moores School Symphony Orchestra is open to all UH students.  Admission is by audition.  Performance opportunities include the symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, opera orchestra, and ballet orchestra.  Information and audition requirements can be found at www.music.uh.edu/orchestra .

Course:
MUSI 1140    Orchestra* 
* - Fulfills the Performing & Visual Arts requirement of the UH Core Curriculum

Jazz Ensembles

The Moores School of Music offers a nationally-recognized jazz program under Professor Noe Marmolejo.  The jazz orchestra and jazz ensemble are open to all UH students by audition.  For more information, visit www.uhjazz.com

Course:
MUSI 1110    Jazz Orchestra*  (used for both ensembles)
* - Fulfills the Performing & Visual Arts requirement of the UH Core Curriculum

 

 

Music Fundamentals & Classroom Piano & Voice

The Moores School of Music offers piano and voice instruction to all students in a classroom format.  The class piano program offers two levels of instruction and does not require previous piano experience.  Class voice offers students the opportunity to study the singing voice and learn basic vocal technique.  Music Fundamentals is a course designed to offer non-musicians an entry to the understanding of music, including melody, harmony, and rhythm.  These course offerings do not fulfill any core curriculum requirements.

Courses:
MUSI 1200    Class Voice
MUSI 1220    Class Piano I
MUSI 1221    Class Piano II
MUSI 1300    Fundamentals of Music

 

 

Music Classroom Courses for Core Credit

The Moores School of Music offers four academic classroom courses to non-music majors which fulfill core credit requirements.  For the Performing and Visual Arts core requirement, the MSM offers Listening to Music Masterworks, Listening to World Music, and Listening to Jazz.  These courses offer students the chance to learn about the historical context of these three types of music, while gaining greater ear for critical listening skills in each area.  Popular Music in the Americas since 1840 is a course which is open to music majors, is a historical survey of popular music styles from the U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean, and Latin America from 1840 to the present.  This class fulfills the Writing-in-the-Disciplines core requirement, and is open to non-music majors as well.  All four coures require successful completion of ENGL 1304 as a prerequisite.

Courses:
MUSI 2302    Listening to Jazz *
MUSI 3300    Listening to Music Masterworks *
MUSI 3301    Listening to World Music *
MUSI 3303    Popular Music in the Americas since 1840 **
* - Fulfills the Performing & Visual Arts requirement of the UH Core Curriculum
** - Fulfills the Writing-in-the-Disciplines requirement of the UH Core Curriculum