200

MUS-220 Pop/Rock Ensemble II

This course requires students to study and to perform in a variety of popular music styles. Special attention will be given to the development of creative skills and reading pop charts. Students are expected to participate in concerts for college ceremonies and functions. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [1.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

MUS-120

MUS-221 Pop/Rock Ensemble III

This course requires students to study and to perform in a variety of popular music styles. Special attention will be given to the development of creative skills and reading pop charts. Students are expected to participate in concerts for college ceremonies and functions. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [1.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

MUS-220

MUS-222 Pop/Rock Ensemble IV

This course requires students to study and to perform in a variety of popular music styles. Special attention will be given to the development of creative skills and reading pop charts. Students are expected to participate in concerts for college ceremonies and functions. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [1.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

MUS-221

MUS-231 Class Piano II

This course provides continuing piano instruction for any student who fulfills the Prerequisite[s] for the course. The course includes the study of piano literature from the Baroque period to the present and emphasizes the further development of the student's piano technique. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [1.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

MUS-131

MUS-232 Music Theory II

This course is a study of harmonization and harmonic progressions. The course includes the study of six-four chords, non-harmonic tones, modulation, and the dominant seventh chord. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

MUS-132

MUS-234 Ear Training and Musicianship II

This course is a continuation of Ear Training and Musicianship I and serves as a companion to Music Theory II. Students will focus on the development of aural comprehension skills through sight-singing and music dictation exercises. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [1.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

MUS-134

MUS-235 Ear Training and Musicianship III

This course is a continuation of Ear Training and Musicianship II. Students will focus on the advancement of aural comprehension skills through sight-singing and music dictation exercises. Special emphasis will be placed on skills necessary to perform twentieth century music.  Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [1.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

MUS-234

MUS-236 Music Theory III

This course focuses on development of musicianship through the study of chromatic harmony, intermediate contrapuntal techniques and analysis of Romantic and 20th Century literature. The class is a continuation of Music Theory II. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

MUS-232

MUS-241 Class Piano III

This is a course designed to develop skills in technique, sight-reading, transposition, harmonization styles, and improvisation. Included is the study of piano literature from diverse musical styles. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [1.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

MUS-231

MUS-242 Class Piano IV

This course is a continuation of Class Piano III and is designed to develop advanced piano skills in technique, sight-reading, transposition, harmonization styles, and improvisation. Included is the study of piano literature from diverse musical styles. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [1.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

MUS-241

MUS-246 Jazz Ensemble II

This course requires students to study and to perform in a variety of jazz styles. Special attention will be given to the development of improvisational skills and reading jazz charts. Students are expected to participate in concerts for the college ceremonies and functions. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [1.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

MUS-140

MUS-247 Jazz Ensemble III

This course requires students to study and to perform in a variety of jazz styles. Special attention will be given to the development of improvisational skills and reading jazz charts. Students are expected to participate in concerts for the college ceremonies and functions. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [1.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

MUS-246

MUS-248 Jazz Ensemble IV

This course requires students to study and to perform in a variety of jazz styles. Special attention will be given to the development of improvisational skills and reading jazz charts. Students are expected to participate in concerts for the college ceremonies and functions. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [1.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

MUS-247

MUS-250 Electronic Music Composition

This course introduces students to advanced concepts of creating standalone electronic music compositions as well as compositions for visual media. Topics covered include subtractive, additive, granular, FM and RM synthesis, mosque concrete composition, film/video scoring, and programming. Students will also be exposed to various forms of MIDI-based music as a basis for composing techniques and will use state-of-the-art music software and hardware to create compositions. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

MUS-151 with a grade of C or higher

MUS-251 Studio Record Techniques

This course introduces students to the concepts of recording live instruments and vocals in a state-of-the-art digital recording studio. Students will learn techniques for recording orchestral instruments as well as instruments used in popular music. Topics covered include studio signal flow, microphone selection and placement, use of outboard and software-based effects processors, overdubbing, creating composite audio tracks, and mixing. Students are expected to spend additional time in the studio and/or music technology lab working on assigned projects. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

MUS-151 with a grade of C or higher

MUS-252 Music in the Marketplace

This course provides further study of the music industry for students who wish to seek employment in fields combining music and business. This course will provide an in-depth study focusing upon topics including music publishing, national and international copyright law, live performance, managers and agents, music organizations, recording agreements, music publishing, film andtelevision music production, music merchandising, and other contractual obligations. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

MUS-152

MUS-255 Chorus II

This course requires students to study and to perform standard and contemporary choral literature for mixed voices and to participate in concerts for college ceremonies and functions. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [1.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

MUS-121

MUS-256 Chorus III

This course requires students to study and to perform standard and contemporary choral literature for mixed voices and to participate in concerts for college ceremonies and functions. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [1.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

MUS-255

MUS-257 Chorus IV

This course requires students to study and to perform standard and contemporary choral literature for mixed voices and to participate in concerts for college ceremonies and functions. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [1.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

MUS-255

MUS-258 Chamber Ensemble II

This course requires students to study and to perform standard and contemporary instrumental literature and to participate in concerts for college ceremonies and functions. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [1.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

MUS-125

MUS-259 Chamber Ensemble III

This course requires students to study and to perform standard and contemporary instrumental literature and to participate in concerts for college ceremonies and functions. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [1.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

MUS-258

MUS-260 Chamber Ensemble IV

This course requires students to study and to perform standard and contemporary instrumental literature and to participate in concerts for college ceremonies and functions. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [1.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

MUS-259

MUS-261 Advanced Recording Techniques

This course is a further study of recording technology as applied to music production. Topics covered include techniques of live multi-track recording and overdubbing, including microphone selection and setup, mixing techniques such as creating automated mixes using software- and hardware-based signal processors, as well as basic mastering techniques for CD, DVD and other consumer formats such as web-based audio and video. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

MUS-251 with a grade of C or higher

MUS-262 Concert Promotion and Production

This course is a practical introduction to the structure of the live performance industry. Topics covered include artist relations, talent and venue management, advertising and public relations, licensing, live sound reinforcement, stage and lighting systems, as well as performing arts administration. The student will gain practical experience by participating in the promotion and production of college sponsored events. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

MUS-151 or MUS-152

MUS-292 Co-Op Work Experience [Music]

This course is designed to provide the student with hands-on experience in a work environment. It is an opportunity for a student to bridge classroom theory with on-the-job experience under professional guidance in a college approved work environment. Onsite evaluations are done by a faculty member/employer. 120 hours work experience distributed over the semester. Lecture [1.00], Cooperative [8.00].

Credits

2

Prerequisites

MUS-252 or MUS-261

MUS-293 Co-Op Work Experience [Music]

This course is designed to provide the student with hands-on experience in a work environment. It is an opportunity for a student to bridge classroom theory with on-the-job experience under professional guidance in a college approved work environment. Onsite evaluations are done by a faculty member/employer. 180 hours work experience distributed over the semester. Lecture [1.00], Cooperative [12.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

MUS-252 or MUS-261

MUS-294 Co-Op Work Experience [Music]

This course is designed to provide the student with hands-on experience in a work environment. It is an opportunity for a student to bridge classroom theory with on-the-job experience under professional guidance in a college approved work environment. Onsite evaluations are done by a faculty member/employer. 240 minimum hours work experience distributed over the semester. Lecture [1.00], Cooperative [16.00].

Credits

4

Prerequisites

MUS-252 or MUS-261