Music


 

MUSC 100 Technology in Music

Introduction to computer usage in music industry and applications to music study.  Includes overview of career opportunities using technology.



MUSC 101-102 Recital Hour I and II

Performances and lecture-demonstrations.



MUSC 103 Fundamentals of Music Theory I

Elements of musical notation, rhythm and meter, intervals and scales. Drill in simple intervals and elementary rhythmic patterns.  Open to all students.



MUSC 104 Fundamentals of Music Theory II

Review of rhythm and meter, intervals and scales, triads and seventh chords, and chord symbols. Includes drill in intervals, chords, melody and rhythm. Open to all students.  Prerequisite: MUSC 103 or equivalent.



MUSC 105 Music Appreciation

Introduction to the art of music, with emphasis on listening. Basic elements and instruments are included, as are selected forms of folk, popular, and art music. Course designed for non-music majors.



MUSC 106 Jazz Improvisation

Introduction to jazz improvisation. Includes chord theory, chord-scale relationships, basic chord progressions, and an understanding of the 12-bar blues form. Open to all students.



MUSC 107 Jazz Improvisation II

A continuation of Jazz Improvisation I.  Techniques learned in Improvisation I applied.   New skills learned by exploring specific songs and song forms. Musical transcriptions will be introduced in developing a musical vocabulary.  Prerequisite: MUSC 106



MUSC 109 Harmony I

Review of music fundamentals, including major and minor scales, key signatures, intervals, and triadic harmony. Introduces partwriting procedures and analysis of simple forms. Prerequisite: MUSC 104 or permission of instructor.



MUSC 110 Harmony II

Melodic, rhythmic and harmonic principles of Western music in the Common Practice period.  Emphasizes part-writing procedures and harmonic analysis. Prerequisite: MUSC 109 or permission of instructor.



MUSC 111 Musicianship

Sight-singing using basic scale and triad patterns combined in simple tonal melodies.  Drills in rhythmic patterns with simple time signatures, ear training and dictation using computer program drills. Application at piano.  Prerequisite:MUSC 104 or permission of instructor.



MUSC 112 Musicianship II

Sight-singing melodies using chromatic tonal alterations. Drills with rhythms in compound meters, ear training, and melodic and harmonic dictation through computer programs.  Application at piano.



MUSC 113-114 Beginning Piano I and II

Beginning instruction in piano. Includes tone production, articulation, and phrasing.



MUSC 115-116 Beginning Voice I and II

Beginning instruction in voice. Includes tone production, breathing, articulation, and phrasing. Corequisites: Appropriate theory courses and ensemble.



MUSC 117-118 Beginning Guitar I and II

Beginning instruction in guitar. Includes tone production, articulation, and phrasing.  Corequisites: Appropriate theory courses and ensemble.



MUSC 119-120 Beginning Band/Orchestral Instrument I and II

Beginning instruction in an instrument.  Includes tone production, breathing, articulation, and phrasing. Corequisites: Appropriate theory courses and ensemble.



MUSC 141-142-241-242 Chorus I-IV

Preparation and performance of standard popular and classical repertoire of choral music of the past and present. Open to all students.



MUSC 143-144-243-244 Concert Band I-IV

Preparation and performance of symphonic and popular works of the past and present for concert band. Open to all qualified students.



MUSC 145-146-245-246 Jazz Ensemble I-IV

Preparation and performance of standard and experimental works in the jazz idiom. Open to all qualified students.



MUSC 147-148-247-248 Guitar Ensemble I-IV

Preparation and performance of classical music arranged for guitar ensemble chosen from the Renaissance/Medieval, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern periods of music history. Includes jazz music arranged for guitar ensemble, including traditional and modern styles. Corequisites: MUSC 185, 186, 285, 286, 165, 166, 265, or 266.



MUSC 149-150-249-250 Gospel Choir I-IV

Preparation and performance of gospel and spiritual music.



MUSC 151-152-251-252 Chamber Choir I-IV

Preparation and performance of specialized works from choral literature. Open by audition to all students.



MUSC 153-154-253-254 Wind Ensemble I-IV

Players of woodwind and brass instruments rehearse and perform chamber music, generally for two to five players, one to each part. Prerequisite: Performance in high school or college band or orchestra, or equivalent.



MUSC 195-196 Vocal Scenes Workshop I and II

Stage presentation of scenes from operas and other musical productions.



MUSC 200 Introduction to Jazz Literature

Introduction to the history of jazz. Includes the main eras of jazz, as well as several of the major musicians and bands that influenced the musical development of jazz. Open to all students.



MUSC 203 Jazz Harmony and Theory I

Introduces basic concepts of chords and chord progressions. Prerequisites: MUSC 110, 114, or 161, or permission of instructor.



MUSC 204 Jazz Harmony and Theory II

More advanced chord voicings and progressions. Prerequisite: MUSC 203 or permission of instructor.



MUSC 205 Jazz Combo

Introduces skills necessary to handle small group jazz engagements. Prerequisite: MUSC 107 or permission of instructor.



MUSC 206 Jazz Improvisation III

Continuation of Jazz Improvisation II.  Practices techniques and explores song forms.  Prerequisite: MUSC 107 or permission of instructor.



MUSC 207 Jazz Improvisation IV

Continuation of Jazz Improvisation III.  Practices techniques and explores song forms.  Prerequisite: MUSC 206 or permission of instructor.



MUSC 211 Advanced Music Theory I

Altered chords and modulation, analysis and writing, and advanced sight-singing, dictation, and keyboard.



MUSC 212 Advanced Music Theory II

Introduction to twentieth-century techniques: advanced tertian and quartal, pan-diatonic, modal and exotic, polytonal, interval set and twelve-tone, analysis and writing, sightsinging, dictation, and keyboard in twentieth century styles.  Prerequisite: MUSC 211.



MUSC 213-214 Introduction to Music Literature I and II

Western music from the advent of Christianity to the present. Includes major musical forms and their historical and cultural context.  Important composers and works from each period studied.



MUSC 215 Seminar in Recording Techniques I

Introduction to basic analog and digital recording techniques and equipment. Includes projects utilizing audio and visual tapes, cassette decks, headphones, mixing boards, consoles and computers. Open to all students.



MUSC 216 Seminar in Recording Techniques II

Continuation of MUSC 215. Emphasizes use of computers in modern recording industry.  Prerequisite: MUSC 215 or permission of instructor.