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MUSC 100 CONCERT CHOIR I • V1-3 Cr.

Ensemble provides vocal performance opportunities of traditional choral literature, great masterworks and musical theater scenes. Covers vocal production, reading music, and musical expression. Includes daily and scheduled rehearsals, and performances outside of class. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor, upon audition for ensemble.

MUSC 101 COMMUNITY SYMPHONIES • 1 Cr.

Students earn credit for playing in approved community orchestras or ensembles. Provides an opportunity to perform a wide variety of literature. Rehearsals are usually one evening per week. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Participation may require audition. Prerequisite: Permission of program chair for approved ensembles.

MUSC 102 COMMUNITY BAND • 1 Cr.

Students earn credit for playing in approved community bands or wind ensembles. Provides an opportunity to perform a wide variety of literature. Rehearsals are usually one evening per week. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Participation may require audition. Prerequisite: Permission of program chair for approved ensembles.

MUSC 103 CHAMBER CHOIR • 3 Cr.

A performance class open to advanced vocalists by audition. Chamber choir includes five hours of rehearsal per week plus scheduled outside rehearsals and performances. Course is designed to expose students to the most advanced musical idioms on a regular basis, including madrigals, Baroque, classical and romantic period literature. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor (audition) and concurrent enrollment in MUSC 100.

MUSC 104 SMALL INSTR/VOCAL ENSEMB • 2 Cr.

Includes woodwinds, strings, brass, and jazz combos. Students develop technique, independence of part, and sensitivity. Requires two hours rehearsal per week plus scheduled performances. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite: For all students, permission of instructor, for vocal students, concurrent enrollment in MUSC 100 or MUSC 200 for 3 of their 6 quarters.

MUSC& 105 MUSIC APPRECIATION • 5 Cr.

Develops listening skills and an understanding of how elements of music are used by composers, while exploring the history of music in western civilization. Class activities include lectures, written materials and a variety of listening experiences including attendance at live musical events.

MUSC 106 JAZZ BAND • 3 Cr.

Offers performance opportunities for instrumentalists within the Stage Band instrumentation. The Jazz Band focuses on jazz improvisation, performance, and interpretation of Big Band jazz literature. Students audition for available chairs. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits. Prerequisite: Prior enrollment in MUSC 106 or permission of instructor.

MUSC 107 FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC • 5 Cr.

Introduces the structure of music and its notation. Students learn to read and write basic pitch and rhythm notation and to construct scales, chords, and melodies. Intended for non-majors with little or no musical experience.

MUSC 109 VOCAL JAZZ-RECORD ENSMBL • 3 Cr.

Develops the vocal techniques, performance, and recording skills necessary to the contemporary recording studio singer. Ensemble members are selected by audition from the college choir. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor (audition) by entry code. Students registered in MUSC 109 must be concurrently registered in MUSC 100 unless waived by the department.

MUSC 110 FIRST-YEAR THEORY I • 5 Cr.

First of a six-course sequence in Music Theory for music majors and students who wish to compose. Students learn notation, rhythm, scales, keys, intervals, chords, voicing, chord progression, harmony, and composition. Sight singing and ear training are also included. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of music notation and either vocal or instrumental performance capability.

MUSC 111 FIRST-YEAR THEORY II • 5 Cr.

Second of a six-course sequence in Music Theory for music majors and students who wish to compose. Students learn notation, rhythm, scales, keys, intervals, chords, voicing, chord progression, harmony, and composition. Sight singing and ear training are also included. Prerequisite: MUSC 110 or permission of instructor.

MUSC 112 FIRST-YEAR THEORY III • 5 Cr.

Third of a six-course sequence in Music Theory for music majors and students who wish to compose. Students learn notation, rhythm, scales, keys, intervals, chords, voicing, chord progression, harmony, and composition. Sight singing and ear training are also included. Prerequisite: MUSC 111 or permission of instructor.

MUSC 113 MUSIC HISTORY: TO 1800 • 5 Cr.

Reviews the development of music from its origins to its emergence as a major art form by 1800. Course format includes lectures, demonstrations, research about prominent composers and styles, and development of listening skills.

MUSC 114 MUSIC HIST:1800-PRESENT • 5 Cr.

Reviews the development of music from the Romantic period through the 20th century. Course format includes lectures, demonstrations, listening exercises, and research work. May be taken independently of MUSC 113.

MUSC 115 HISTORY OF JAZZ • 5 Cr.

Surveys the development of Jazz from its origins in New Orleans, through the big bands of the swing era, to the development of Bop, the fusion of Rock and Jazz, as well as techno Jazz. Course includes lectures, listening activities, some research, and demonstrations.

MUSC 116 HISTORY OF ROCK & ROLL • 5 Cr.

Traces the development of Rock and Roll from its roots in Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, Hillbilly, and Country idioms. Covers both instrumental and vocal styles from Elvis, the British invasion, heavy metal, Britney Spears, and other contemporary performers. Students learn to identify styles, musical characteristics, artists, and periods of music through listening, group discussion, and written texts.

MUSC 117 MUSIC OF THE WORLD • 5 Cr.

Examines the varied ways music is used and performed in selected non-Western cultures, such as Africa, India, the Middle East, China, Japan, Indonesia, Latin America, and Native North America. Includes styles and methods of music making, music's relationship to religion, magic, social structure, language, politics, philosophy and aesthetics, and the impact of historical migration and dispersions of ethnic groups.

MUSC 118 HISTORY OF MUSIC IN FILM • 5 Cr.

Presents a comprehensive survey of the history of film music from the genre's precursory influences to the present day. Topics include: historically significant film composers from the Hollywood and international scenes, genre specific film scoring trends and compositional techniques, and an overview of the film music business. Recommended: College level reading and writing skills. Past experience performing or composing music is helpful but not necessary.

MUSC 120 CLASS VOICE • 2 Cr.

Offers group instruction for students who have not had individual voice training. Students learn voice science, vocal production, pronunciation, style, music notation, and some music literature.

MUSC 126 BEGINNING COLLEGE CHOIR • 3 Cr.

A non-audition vocal ensemble. Open to all students interested in the basics of choral singing. Students rehearse and perform choral music from a variety of eras and styles. Includes the study of vocal technique and choral musicianship skills. Quarterly concerts are required.

MUSC 130 GROUP PIANO INSTRUCTN I • 2 Cr.

Provides basic keyboard experience for non-majors and prepares the beginning music major for the piano-competency requirement. Studio instruction includes basic music reading, keyboard technique, interpretation, and simple chording.

MUSC 131 GROUP PIANO INSTRUCTN II • 2 Cr.

Continues MUSC 130 with more advanced keyboard and music reading skills. Students learn more keys, chord combinations, and performance of more complex compositions. Prerequisite: MUSC 130 or permission of instructor.

MUSC 132 GROUP PIANO INSTRUCT III • 2 Cr.

Continues MUSC 131 with intermediate level piano keyboard repertory. Recommended: Completion of MUSC 131.

MUSC 135 BEGINNING GUITAR • 2 Cr.

Presents the basic skills for reading music and the techniques needed to play the guitar. Intended for students with little or no background in guitar performance. Students must supply their own ACOUSTIC guitar.

MUSC 136 INTERMEDIATE GUITAR • 2 Cr.

Develops the skills and knowledge required for playing the guitar, reading music and performance techniques in greater depth. Intended for students with a moderate level of experience. Students must supply their own ACOUSTIC guitar.

MUSC 139 INSTRUCT VOICE/INSTRUMNT • 1 Cr.

Provides one-on-one instruction for non-music majors and students wishing to explore or begin studying an instrument or voice. Instruction must be provided by an approved teacher with at least one 30 minute lesson per week. Students pay the cost of lessons. Prerequisite: Permission of department chair.

MUSC 140 1ST-YEAR PRIVATE INSTR I • 1 Cr.

Provides one-on-one instruction on a variety of instruments or voice from beginning to advanced levels. Instruction must be provided by an approved teacher with at least one 30 to 45 minute lesson per week. Private lesson fee is added to normal college fees. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits in three quarters. Prerequisite: Permission of program chair.

MUSC 143 1ST-YEAR PRIVATE INST II • 2 Cr.

Provides one-on-one instruction on a variety of instruments or voice from beginning to advanced levels. Instruction must be provided by an approved teacher with at least one 60 minute lesson per week. Students pay the cost of lessons. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of program chair.

MUSC 150 MUSIC TECHNOLOGY • 5 Cr.

Explores electronic and synthesized music. Students learn sound theory and become familiar with historical and current hardware and software for writing and sequencing music. Lecture/demonstration format.

MUSC 151 MIDI SEQUENCING I • 3 Cr.

Gives hands-on opportunities to create music using the equipment introduced in MUSC 150. Students complete at least three sequences. May be repeated for a maximum of 18 credits. Prerequisite: MUSC 150. Highly recommended: Basic piano and keyboard experience or permission of instructor.

MUSC 152 ADVANCED MIDI TECHNIQUES • 3 Cr.

Students learn sophisticated MIDI sequencing and Digital Audio techniques, how to combine these technologies into an effective studio workstation, and how to synchronize music with other media and technology. Prerequisite: MUSC 151 or entry code.

MUSC 153 DIGITAL RECORDING PROD • 5 Cr.

Covers recording and editing skills in digital media. Students learn digital recording, computer-based mix down, digital I/O, utilizing digital effects, and sampling in a 24-channel ADAT and direct-to-disk recording studio. Prerequisite: Completion of MUSC 156 with a C- or better or permission of instructor. Recommended: DMA 152.

MUSC 156 AUDIO MUSIC PRODUCT I • 5 Cr.

Introduces professional studio control room equipment, microphone use and placement for recording acoustic and electronic instruments, listening skills, basic electronics and acoustics and studio design and workflow.

MUSC 157 AUDIO MUSIC PRODUCT II • 5 Cr.

Students gain experience in recording, mixing down, and burning CD music projects by working with analog and digital mixing consoles. Course covers the history and theories of multi-track technology, analog and digital recording. Prerequisite: MUSC 156.

MUSC 158 AUDIO MUSIC PRODUCT III • 5 Cr.

Covers intermediate techniques in recording, mixing down, and mastering music projects. Students work with analog and digital mixing consoles. Includes the history and theories of multi-track technology, analog and digital recording. Prerequisite: MUSC 156 and permission of instructor. Recommended: MUSC 157.

MUSC 161 COMMUNITY MUSICAL PROD • V1-5 Cr.

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MUSC 194 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC • V1-3 Cr.

Allows specialized or in-depth study of a subject supplementing the music curriculum. Student interest and instructor expertise help determine the topic, to be announced in the class schedule. May be repeated for a maximum of 10 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of program chair or instructor.

MUSC 195 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC • V1-3 Cr.

Allows specialized or in-depth study of a subject supplementing the music curriculum. Student interest and instructor expertise help determine the topic, to be announced in the class schedule. May be repeated for a maximum of 10 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of program chair or instructor.

MUSC 196 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC • V1-3 Cr.

Allows specialized or in-depth study of a subject supplementing the music curriculum. Student interest and instructor expertise help determine the topic, to be announced in the class schedule. May be repeated for a maximum of 10 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of program chair or instructor.

MUSC 197 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC • V1-3 Cr.

Allows specialized or in-depth study of a subject supplementing the music curriculum. Student interest and instructor expertise help determine the topic, to be announced in the class schedule. May be repeated for a maximum of 10 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of program chair or instructor.

MUSC 200 CONCERT CHOIR II • V1-3 Cr.

Offers performance opportunities for student singers who have completed three quarters of MUSC 100. Students gain understanding and skills essential to group and choral singing. Requires 5 hours of rehearsal per week plus scheduled outside rehearsals and performances. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor, upon audition for ensemble.

MUSC 203 CHAMBER CHOIR • 3 Cr.

A performance class open to advanced vocalists by audition. Chamber choir includes five hours of rehearsal per week plus scheduled outside rehearsals and performances. Course is designed to expose students to the most advanced musical idioms on a regular basis, including madrigals, Baroque, classical and romantic period literature. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits. Prerequisite: Completion of 9 credits in MUSC 103 and permission of instructor (audition). Students must schedule MUSC 100 for 3 of their 6 quarters in music.

MUSC 205 VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE • 3 Cr.

Develops the vocal techniques, performance, and recording skills necessary to the contemporary recording studio singer. Ensemble members are selected by audition from college choir members who have completed three quarters of MUSIC 105 or MUSC 109. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor (audition) by entry code. Students registered in MUSC 205 must be concurrently enrolled in MUSC 200 unless waived by the department.

MUSC 206 BC JAZZ BAND • 3 Cr.

Offers performance opportunities for instrumentalists within the Stage Band instrumentation who have completed three quarters of MUSIC 106. The ensemble focuses on jazz improvisation, performance, and interpretation of Big Band jazz literature. Students audition for available chairs. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits. Prerequisite: May enroll in MUSC 206 after 3 quarters (9 credits) in MUSC 106.

MUSC 210 SECOND-YEAR THEORY I • 5 Cr.

Fourth in a six-quarter sequence in Music Theory. Topics include diatonic materials, basic chromatic chords, analysis, composition, sight singing, and ear training. Prerequisite: MUSC 112 or permission of instructor.

MUSC 211 SECOND-YEAR THEORY II • 5 Cr.

Fifth in a six-quarter sequence in Music Theory. Topics include advanced chromatic chords, advanced modulation, analysis, composition, sight singing, and ear training. Prerequisite: MUSC 210 or permission of instructor.

MUSC 212 SECOND-YEAR THEORY III • 5 Cr.

Last in a six-quarter sequence in Music Theory. Topics include 20th-century techniques, analysis, composition, sight singing, and ear training. Prerequisite: MUSC 211 or permission of instructor.

MUSC 240 2ND-YEAR PRIVATE INSTR I • 1 Cr.

Provides one-on-one instruction on a variety of instruments or voice from beginning to advanced levels. Instruction must be provided by an approved teacher with at least one 30 minute lesson per week. Students pay cost of lesson. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits in three quarters. Prerequisite: Three quarters of MUSC 140 or MUSC 143 and permission of program chair

MUSC 243 2ND-YEAR PRIVATE INST II • 2 Cr.

Provides one-on-one instruction on a variety of instruments or voice from beginning to advanced levels. Instruction must be provided by an approved teacher with at least one 30 minute lesson per week. Students pay cost of lesson. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits. Prerequisite: Three quarters of MUSC 140 or MUSC 143 or permission of program chair.

MUSC 299 INDIVIDUAL PROJECT MUSIC • V1-3 Cr.

Allows individual study and special projects in music under an instructor's supervision. Requires at least 5 hours of consultation with instructor, and a summary paper, performance, or presentation. Credit levels vary with the nature of the project. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.