Music Courses

NumberNameUnitsDescription
MUS 071Private Piano0.25By permission of instructor only. Development of individual skills and their application dependent upon student's specific goals. .25 unit.
MUS 073Private Voice0.25By permission of instructor only. Development of proper vocal technique and breath control with focus on student's background and goals. .25 unit.
MUS 074Instrument0.25By permission of instructor only. Learning proper practice methods, building technique, acquiring sufficient repertoire, and gaining broad knowledge of literature and composers for the respective instrument. .25 unit.
MUS 101Concert Band0.25Performance of classic band repertoire as well as transcriptions, arrangements, and contemporary works. Open to all students with instructor's permission. .25 unit.
MUS 102College Choir0.25Performance of literature representing all stylistic periods. Open to all students with instructor's permission. .25 unit.
MUS 103Chamber Singers0.25Repertoire performed primarily Renaissance and 20th century, although not limited to these styles. Membership by audition from membership in College Choir. .25 unit.
MUS 104Chamber Orchestra0.25Performance of music from all periods. Frequently combines with selected wind and percussion players to perform works for a larger ensemble. Open to all students with instructor's permission. .25 unit.
MUS 112Literature of Music1A study of great musical works throughout history and the forces that directly influence composers and their compositions.
MUS 121Theory and Aural Skills I1Rudiments of music: scales, intervals, triads, cadences, basic introduction to part-writing. Sight singing and ear training correlated with rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic activity in the course.
MUS 122Theory and Aural Skills II1Diatonic harmony, including analysis and partwriting. Sight singing and ear training correlated with rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic activity in the course. Prerequisite: 121.
MUS 218American Music1A study of American music from the colonial era to the present day with emphasis on American idioms.
MUS 221Theory and Aural Skills III1Chromatic harmony, including analysis and part-writing. Sight singing and ear training correlated with rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic activity in the course. Prerequisite: 122.
MUS 222Theory IV: Form & Analysis1Analysis of structural and motivic development in music literature encompassing a variety of styles. Representative works in various forms will be examined. Prerequisite: 221.
MUS 231History of Music I1A study of musical style from the Greeks through the Renaissance as evidenced in theoretical documents and works of major composers.
MUS 232History of Music II1A continuation of Music History I, beginning with stylistic trends of the late 16th century and continuing through 19th century Romanticism. Prerequisite: 231.
MUS 233History of Music III1A continuation of Music History II, beginning with Impressionism and continuing with a study of 20th-century idioms and composers. Prerequisite: 232.
MUS 303Advanced Private Voice0.5Prerequisite: 073 or permission. .50 unit.
MUS 304Advanced Instrument -0.5Prerequisite: 074 or permission. .50 unit.
MUS 325Conducting and Literature1Techniques in simple and complex rhythms, including score reading, practical experience with ensembles, study of forms and styles.

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