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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-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 [3.00].

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. 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

Credits

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-118 Vocal Workshop

This course is an introduction to the basic principles of vocal production. Application of correct vocal techniques is introduced through a series of group and solo singing activities. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

2

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 [1.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

2

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 course is an introductory course designed to provide fundamental piano instruction. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

2

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. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

2

MUS-134 Ear Training and Musicianship I

This is a basic course designed to develop a comprehension of musical structure and styles through sight singing and musical dictation. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

2

MUS-137 Guitar in Classroom

This course is a systematic approach to basic guitar technique and an introduction to contemporary music. Lecture [2.00].

Credits

2

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-150 Introduction MIDI Sequencing and Synthesis

This course introduces students to the concepts of composing music and processing sounds using software-based sequencers and synthesizers. Topics covered include MIDI theory; composing with MIDI controllers, sequencing software and virtual instruments; synthesizing and manipulating sounds with synthesizers and audio processing tools; converting MIDI to audio; and mixing multi-track productions. Students will also be exposed to various forms of MIDI-based music as a basis for composing techniques. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

MUS-151 Introduction to Audio Recording

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-153 Piano Pedagogy I

This course studies effective teaching skills for elementary and intermediate levels of piano instruction, including the investigation of specific solo and developmental piano repertoire and method books. It introduces fundamental business aspects of teaching private piano. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Corequisites

MUS-131

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

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