Music, Movement and Dance
In keeping with Mount Mary University’s mission, the School of Arts and Design provides music, movement and dance courses as a component of the Fine Arts core by contributing to the framework of the liberal arts education and career preparation of the students. The School offers a minor in Multidisciplinary Arts as well as courses in music, movement and dance that fulfill fine arts core requirements. Students may explore topics in music, movement and dance through introductory survey courses, private and group instruction.
Multidisciplinary Arts Minor
This minor combines coursework from five disciplines; 1) Music, 2) Movement and Dance, 3) Studio Art, 4) Art Therapy and 5) English - Creative Writing. Students must take a minimum of one course from three of the five disciplines excluding their own major discipline. All students must take a minimum of 9 unique credits for this minor. The University defines a unique credit is one that is not counted toward fulfilling the requirements in a student’s major course of study. The Music, Movement and Dance Department further requires that a unique credit for this minor is one that is not fulfilling credit requirements for the Fine Arts Core or another minor. Read the Undergraduate Bulletin for course information.
The multidisciplinary arts minor furthered my overall learning by helping me look at situations from a more creative perspective. Plus, it allowed me to have a creative outlet amidst my more science based courses.
Hannah Rose, Occupational Therapy
Mount Mary offers several courses in music that fulfill the university’s fine arts core curriculum requirement, including:
- Experiencing Music
- The American Musical
- American Popular Music
- Music Cultures of the World
- Music in Film
- Piano classes
- Guitar class
- Ukulele class
- MMU's Every Voice Choir
Mount Mary offers several courses in dance that fulfill the university’s fine arts core curriculum requirement, including:
- Modern Dance I
- Modern Dance II
- Ballet I
- Experiencing Dance
- Creating Dance
- Dance in Film
- Jazz Dance
Physical activity enhances academic concentration, relieves stress and fatigue, increases physical fitness, and promotes an individual sense of empowerment and total well-being.
Movement Courses include:
- Self-Defense for Women
- Cardio-Aerobic Strength Training
- Fitness I & II
- Reduce Stress through Movement
- Yoga I & II
- Navigate Modern Wellness
- Pilates I & II
Each year, Mount Mary hosts several musical events on campus such as:
- spring and fall music concerts
- faculty and guest artist concerts
- student recitals
- on-campus piano and instrumental auditions for area music organizations
For a complete list of upcoming events, see the University’s event calendar.
Since 1984 Mount Mary has offered a music training program in Orff-Schulwerk for music specialists, music therapists, teachers, church musicians and independent music teachers. Course content follows the guidelines of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association (AOSA) for Teacher Training Courses. The courses are delivered through a minimum four-hour workshop each semester through the Greater Milwaukee Orff Dimensions Chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association.
Contact Barbara Henry for more information.
At Mount Mary University, we strive to educate and develop the whole person so you can achieve personal and professional success. Our movement and dance courses promote living a healthy lifestyle, and can help you relieve stress and create harmony for your mind, body and spirit.