MUS100-001

Music Appreciation

A survey of development of music from the Renaissance to the present including jazz and the contemporary scene. Emphasis on basic musical materials and principles of design. For students not planning to major in music; no previous musical training required. Prerequisite: ENL010 and ENL040 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score / 3 credits. Satisfies a Humanities and Fine Arts general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

MUS101-002

Music Theory I

This course examines the fundamental materials including pitch, rhythm, tonal systems, ear training, and basic harmony for those wishing to learn or to improve music reading skills. Students practice in performance and composition for instruments and voice. Prerequisite: ENL010 and ENL040 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores / 3 credits. Satisfies a Humanities & Fine Arts general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

MUS102-001

Music History I

This course is a detailed study of styles and forms of music from ancient cultures to eighteenth-century classicism. Major compositions, personalities, styles, and forms are explored through structured listening, analysis, and reading assignments. Prerequisite: ENL010 and ENL040 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score / 3 credits. Satisfies a Humanities and Fine Arts general education requirement. Offered: Fall

MUS103-001

Music History II

This course is a detailed study of styles and forms of music from the eighteenth-century to the present. Major compositions, personalities, styles, and forms are explored through structured listening, analysis, and reading assignments. Prerequisite: ENL010 and ENL040 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score / 3 credits. Satisfies a Humanities and Fine Arts general education requirement. Offered: Spring

MUS104-001

Fundamentals of Music

This course introduces the fundamental materials of music, including pitch, rhythm, scales, ear training, and basic melodic notation. Elementary principles of vocal tone production are explored, and basic keyboard technique is introduced. Prerequisite: None / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring

MUS113-001

Select Chorus

An opportunity for experienced vocalists to rehearse and perform challenging music for a variety of modern musical styles. All participants are expected to be able to read music at a moderate degree of profiency and produce a controlled vocal quality. (2 hours/week plus 2 dress rehearsals and a final performance) Prerequisite: Interview/Audition / 1 credit; may be repeated; 6 credit maximum. Offered: Fall, Spring

MUS116-001

History of Rock Music

This course explores the origins, characteristics and stylistic development of rock music. The emphasis is on the artists, songwriters, and producers who have created the most famous hits and long term trends. Prerequisite: ENL020 and ENL050 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores / 3 credits Satisfies a Humanities and Fine Arts general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring

MUS120-001

Applied Music -

Students receive private instruction in vocal or instrumental music, appropriate to the level of the student. (15 one-half hour tutorial lessons) There is an Applied Music charge. Prerequisite: Assessment audition / 1 credit; may be repeated for credit; 6 credit maximum. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

MUS121-001

Advanced Applied Music

This course provides private instruction in vocal or instrumental music appropriate to the level of the student. (15 one-hour tutorial lessons) Prerequisite: Interview and Audition / 2 credits; may be repeated for credit; 6 credit maximum. There is an Applied Music charge. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

MUS123-001

Jazz Combo

Students rehearse and perform jazz in a variety of styles which may include: blues, Dixieland, swing, bebop, Latin, and rock. Performances on campus and in the immediate community are part of Jazz Combo activities. Students are expected to be able to read standard music notation. (Three class hours per week plus one dress rehearsal and one performance near the end of the semester.) Prerequisite: MUS101 or ability to read from standard musical notation / 1 credit; may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring

MUS124-001

Guitar II

This continuation of Beginning Guitar course involves study, rehearsal, and performance of music in a class of up to 12 guitars. Emphasis is placed on expanding the students' abilities to read and perform from standard musical notation in treble clef and chord symbols. Repertoire varies from one semester to the next. Performances on campus and in the immediate community are part of class activities. Students are expected to provide their own instrument. Prerequisite: MUS122-G or permission of the instructor / 1 credit. May be repeated up to a maximum of 6 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring

MUS202-002

Music Theory II

This course is a continuation of MUS101 with emphasis on harmony and form. Prerequisite: MUS101 / 3 credits. Semester Offered: Spring. Satisfies a Humanities & Fine Arts general education requirement.

MUS205-001

Song Writing

Students learn how to compose songs and discover the relationships among melody, harmony, rhythm, and lyrics (when present). Through analysis, students explore why hit songs are successful. Attention is also paid to creating stylistically appropriate introductions and endings, interludes, popular "hooks," and complete arrangements. Prerequisite: MUS101 / 3 credits. Offered: Spring