MUS - MUSIC

MUS-101 Introduction to Music

This course is an introduction to the study of music, including a variety of musical styles and genres, spanning from ancient times to the present. Through attentive listening and critical thinking, students will develop the ability to analyze and communicate effectively about the role of music in human societies. >General Education Course Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

MUS-102 Foundations of Music Education

This course exposes students to the history, philosophy and psychological/sociological bases of music education. Students will study theories of musical development with a focus on K-12 music learning in the classroom and applied studio. An emphasis will be placed on curriculum planning and development. Other areas of study will include pedagogical approaches to music teaching and the use of technology in the music classroom. Lecture [2.00] Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

MUS-103 Fundamentals of Music

This course is a study of such rudiments of music as notation, the structure of scales, intervals, keys, triads, and simple harmonic progressions. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00]

Credits

3

MUS-105 History of Jazz in America

This course is a study of the historical development of jazz from its origin as a form of Black American folk music to its acceptance as a major expression of American art. >General Education Course. >Diversity Course. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

MUS-106 World Music

This course is an introductory study of the world's musical cultures. Global musical styles from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and South America will be examined from both socio-cultural and musicological perspectives. >General Education Course. >Diversity Course. Lecture [3.00]

Credits

3

MUS-107 History of Western Music before 1750

This course is a study of the historical and stylistic development of music from the Gothic period through the Baroque period. > General Education Course. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

MUS-108 History of Western Music after 1750

This course is a study of the historical and stylistic development of music from the Classical period to the present. >General Education Course. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

MUS-109 History of Musical Theatre

This course is a chronological survey course that explores musical theatre from its early beginnings to the present. In a lecture and discussion format, students will explore examples of musical theatre to illustrate musical elements, musical and theatrical techniques, and structural form. Selected works will be considered from the context of their relationship with historicaland artistic values. >General Education Course. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Cross Listed Courses

THR-109

MUS-110 Music, Art, and Drama

This course is designed to promote an understanding and appreciation of the human cultural heritage and concentrates upon major developments in music, art and drama during the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary periods. >General Education Course. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

MUS-111 History of American Popular Music

This course is an introductory study of the development of popular music traditions in the United States from the nineteenth century to the present. >General Education Course. >Diversity Course. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

MUS-118 Vocal Workshop

This course is an introduction to the basic principles of vocal production through a series of group and solo singing activities. Students will learn proper breathing techniques to maintain vocal health and develop confidence in vocal performance exploring a variety of musical styles. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

MUS-119 Songwriting Workshop

This course provides students with a solid background in the art and craft of songwriting. Students will study the elements of songwriting: lyrics, rhythm, melody, harmony, and song structure. Students will work on their original compositions through a series of group and solo activities. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

MUS-120 Pop/Rock Ensemble I

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

MUS-121 Chorus I

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

MUS-125 Chamber Ensemble I

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

MUS-131 Class Piano I

This is an introductory course designed to provide fundamental piano instruction. Students will study technique, harmonization, score reading and sight-reading through a repertoire of diverse musical styles. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [1.00].

Credits

1

MUS-132 Music Theory I

This course is a study of elementary diatonic harmony. It includes the study of major scales, natural, harmonic, and melodic forms of minor scales. Also included is the study of interval and triad construction, the figured bass, cadences, plus bass and soprano harmonization, musical composition, analysis and performance. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

MUS-103

MUS-134 Ear Training and Musicianship I

Students will focus on the development of aural musicianship comprehension skills through sight-singing and music dictation exercises. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [1.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

MUS-103

MUS-137 Guitar Workshop

This provides group instruction in guitar, designed to develop the student’s level of proficiency. This course introduces the students to the basic skills of guitar playing including correct hand positions, understanding the fingerboard starting with open position, playing scales, chords and basic concepts of music theory applied to the guitar. The student will be introduced to a variety of guitar playing styles including classical guitar, acoustic folk/rock guitar, electric guitar, blues and jazz. Lecture [2.00] Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

MUS-140 Jazz Ensemble I

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 college ceremonies and functions. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [1.00].

Credits

1

MUS-151 Music Production Technology

This course introduces students to the concepts of recording, mixing, and other audio using computer-based Digital Audio Workstations [DAWs.] Topics covered include digital audio theory, DAW signal flow and system requirements, stereo mixing techniques, and use of software-based audio effects processors such as equalizers, compressors, reverbs, and amp simulators. Students arealso introduced to the concepts of MIDI recording using virtual instruments and receive hands-on practice in digital music production in a state-of-the-art production lab. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

MUS-152 Introduction to Music Business

This is a course designed to provide students with important skills and knowledge that will enhance their abilities for a career in fields combining music and business. Basic concepts of how the music industry works and how music is created and marketed will be presented along with discussions of numerous career options. Topics discussed will provide an overview of the record, radio, video, film, television, and advertising industries and how each uses music. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

MUS-160 Sound for Visual Media

Sound for Visual Media ia a hands-on course exploring the ways dialogue, sound effects and music intertwine with various forms of visual media including film, video, and multimedia content. Topics include diegetic vs. non-diegetic sound, Foley, location sound, automated dialogue replacement, voiceover recording, recording techniques, mixing, and signal processing. Students will study how sound has been used historically in visual media, as well as create their own soundscapes. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00]

Credits

3

Cross Listed Courses

ART-160, COM-160

MUS-163 Careers in Music

This course is an introductory survey of career opportunities in the field of music, including music performance and composition, music publishing, sound recording, concert promotion, arts administration, music retail, music education, and music therapy. Students will prepare a portfolio including promotional materials necessary for embarking on a career in the music field. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

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 Studio Recording

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