2015-2016 Catalog

MUSC - MUSIC

MUSC 0200 CONVOCATION

Convocation is a listening and performing laboratory for music majors. Applied student soloists and department ensembles may perform. Besides biweekly convocations, attendance at five additional approved concerts is required. Music majors enrolled in applied lessons must also enroll in convocation.

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MUSC 1000 INTRO TO MUSIC

This course is planned for the student who has little or no background or training in music, to understand and enjoy the music of our culture through a programmed presentation of the materials of the music and through a carefully introduced plan for perceptive listening.

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MUSC 1010 MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS

This course is designed primarily for the student who is interested in learning more about the elements of music. Depending on the number of credit hours this course acquaints the student with basic music theory that may include any of the following: an introduction to notation, scales, keys, modes, intervals, and chords.

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MUSC 1030 WRITTEN THEORY I

Designed for the student interested in pursuing a major in music, this course uses an integrated approach toward the fundamentals of music and of written harmony.

3

Corequisites

MUSC 1035

MUSC 1035 AURAL THEORY I

The study of sight singing, ear training, keyboard harmony and diatonic harmony.

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Corequisites

MUSC 1030

MUSC 1040 WRITTEN THEORY II

Designed for the student interested in pursing a major in music, this course uses an integrated approach toward the fundamentals of music and of written harmony.

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Corequisites

MUSC 1045 & MUSC 1291

MUSC 1045 AURAL THEORY II

The study of sight singing, ear training, keyboard harmony and diatonic harmony

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Corequisites

MUSC 1040

MUSC 1150 GUITAR I

A study of basic fundamentals and application of guitar technique.

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MUSC 1290 CLASS PIANO I

This course is designed to teach the beginning piano student the following musical skills: technique, reading in many styles and keys, keyboard theory, harmonization, transposition, improvisation, ensemble playing, and composition.

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MUSC 1291 CLASS PIANO II

This course is designed to teach the beginning piano student the following musical skills: technique, reading in many styles and keys, keyboard theory, harmonization, transposition, improvisa- tion, ensemble playing, and composition.

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Prerequisites

MUSC 1290

MUSC 1295 CLASS PIANO III

Class piano is a four semester course designed for the non- pianist as well as the person with some piano skills to provide a working understanding and a functional approach to basic key- board skills. The course material is coordinated with the written theory skills for each of the four semesters of under- graduate theory study. Students work in piano lab two hours per week with the instructor for a total of 30 contact hours per week

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Prerequisites

MUSC 1291

Corequisites

MUSC 2030 and MUSC 2035

MUSC 1296 CLASS PIANO IV

Class piano is a four-semester course designed for the non- pianist as well as the person with some piano skills to provide a working understanding and a functional approach to basic key- board skills. The course material is coordinated with the written theory skills for each of the four semesters of under- graduate theory study. Students work in piano lab two hours per week with the instructor for a total of 30 contact hours per week

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Prerequisites

MUSC 1295

Corequisites

MUSC 2040 and MUSC 2045

MUSC 1375 SYMPHONIC BAND

Members of the community band will prepare, study and perform band literature from classical transcriptions to contemporary compositions. Emphasis will be directed toward correct performances of the literature which includes monitoring of student performance relative to note/tonal accuracy, rhythmic interpretation, dynamics, articulations and phrasing. Students will demonstrate knowledge of style and interpretation with performance of each music selection studied. This course may be taken four times for credit.

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Prerequisites

Audition with Instructor

MUSC 1390 JAZZ ENSEMBLE I

A select group of instrumentalists organized to provide continued music training and performance experience for its members, and to provide music for cultural and other activities on campus and within the community. May be taken four times for credit. Meets at least five hours per week.

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Prerequisites

Instructor Permission

MUSC 1400 COLLEGIATE CHORALE

A course offering applied music training and performance experience to its members, and including concert appearances before the college, the community and the area. This class may be taken four times for credit. Meets at least two hours per week.

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MUSC 1430 SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

A course offering applied music training and performance to its members.  Concert appearances before the college, community, and the area will be included. This class may be taken four times for credit.  Members of the community band will prepare, study and perform band literature from classical transcriptions to contemporary compositions.  Emphasis will be directed toward correct performances of the literature which includes monitoring of student performance relative to note/tonal accuracy, rhythmic interpretation, dynamics, articulations and phrasing.  Students will demonstrate knowledge of style and interpretation with performance of each music selection studied. 

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Prerequisites

Instructor Permission

MUSC 1450 VOCAL ENSEMBLE

An auditioned group of singers organized to provide music train- ing and experience for its members, and to provide music for cultural and other activities. This class may be taken four times for credit. Meets at least three hours per week.

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Prerequisites

Instructor Permission

MUSC 1485 INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE

Open to all students with instrumental proficiency wishing to participate in small instrumental ensembles. Students desiring to play in trios, quartets, or quintets are encouraged to consult with the instructor. Ensembles will be set up by the instructor depending on the instrumentation.

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Prerequisites

Instructor Permission

MUSC 1490 PIANO ENSEMBLE

A performance-oriented class that explores the ensemble piano literature from the duet and duo (two piano) repertoire. The student will work together with another student while on the keyboard.

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Prerequisites

Intermediate or Advanced Piano student.

MUSC 2015 INTRODUCTION TO THE MUSIC OF WORLD

This course is an introduction to the music of the world's peoples. Students will study, hear, and research music from a wide variety of geographical areas of the world.

3

Prerequisites

MUSC 1000 or Instructor Permission.

MUSC 2030 WRITTEN THEORY III

A continuation of MUSC 1040 with added work in harmonic analysis and with some consideration of contrapuntal techniques.

3

Prerequisites

MUSC 1040

Corequisites

MUSC 2035

MUSC 2035 AURAL THEORY III

A continuation of MUSC 1045 incorporating instruction in harmonic analysis and contrapuntal techniques.

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Prerequisites

MUSC 1045

Corequisites

MUSC 2030

MUSC 2040 WRITTEN THEORY IV

A continuation of MUSC 1040 with added work in harmonic anaylsis and with some consideration of contrapuntal techniques.

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Prerequisites

MUSC 2030

Corequisites

MUSC 2045

MUSC 2045 AURAL THEORY IV

A continuation of MUSC 1045 incorporating instruction in harmonic analysis and contrapuntal techniques.

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Prerequisites

MUSC 2035

Corequisites

MUSC 2040

MUSC 2050 MUSIC HISTORY SURVEY I

This course is designed as a survey of the history and literature of music in western civilization from ancient times to the present and relates epochs in music to corresponding periods in other arts. Class meets three hours each week.

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MUSC 2055 MUSIC HISTORY SURVEY II

This course is designed as a survey of the history and literature of music in western civilization from ancient times to the present and relates epochs in music to corresponding periods in other arts. Class to meet three hours each week.

3

MUSC 2071 APPLIED MUSIC GUITAR

One private half-hour or hour lesson per week in a specified area, with a required minimum preparation time. This class may be taken four times for credit.

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Prerequisites

Instructor Permission

MUSC 2073 APPLIED MUSIC PIANO

One private half hour or hour lesson per week in a specified area, with a required minimum preparation time. This class may be taken four times for credit.

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Prerequisites

Instructor Permission

MUSC 2074 APPLIED MUSIC VOICE

One private half hour or hour lesson per week in a specified area, with a required minimum preparation time. This class may be taken four times for credit.

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Prerequisites

Instructor Permission

MUSC 2075 APPLIED MUSIC STRINGS

One private half hour or hour lesson per week in a specified area, with a required minimum preparation time. This class may be taken four times for credit.

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Prerequisites

Instructor Permission

MUSC 2076 APPLIED MUSIC BRASS

One private half hour or hour lesson per week in a specified area, with a required minimum preparation time. This class may be taken four times for credit.

1-2

Prerequisites

Instructor Permission

MUSC 2077 APPLIED MUSIC WOODWINDS

One private half hour or hour lesson per week in a specified area, with a required minimum preparation time. This class may be taken four times for credit.

1-2

Prerequisites

Instructor Permission

MUSC 2078 APPLIED MUSIC PERCUSSION

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Prerequisites

Instructor Permission

MUSC 2150 GUITAR II

This course provides instruction in more advanced guitar techniques.

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Prerequisites

MUSC 1150 or Instructor Permission

MUSC 2330 GUITAR III

This course focuses on technical studies in chord progression types including 6th, 7th, 9th, and 13th chords. This course examines chord theory, construction, and substitutions as well as scale theory and construction including the modal system. Song construction and arranging are examined.

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Prerequisites

MUSC 2150 or Instructor Permission

MUSC 2355 GUITAR IV

This course introduces students to more advanced melody reading, rhythm and strumming patterns, scales including harmonic and melodic minor scales, and modes. Chords built from minor scales and modes are studied. Songwriting techniques, arranging, and improvisation are explored.

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Prerequisites

MUSC 2330 or Instructor Permission

MUSC 2410 SOUND REINFORCEMENT I

This course is the introduction to the theory, techniques, and equipment used in sound reinforcement. Skills will be developed through theory and application discussion, as well as hands-on training with professional sound equipment. Projects will include setting up and running an audio reinforcement system.

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MUSC 2415 RECORDING ARTS I

First in a sequence of two recording arts courses, Recording Arts I is an introduction to the physics of sound, sound recording, and sound reproduction. The concepts will be applied hands-on in a laboratory setting. Also included are basic production and managment procedures associated with record album production. Specifics include organizational factors in preliminary studio production planning, communication factors between producers, studio musicians, and recording engineers.

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MUSC 2420 SOUND REINFORCEMENT II

This course is an introduction to the theory, techniques, and equipment used in sound reinforcement. Skills will be developed through theory and application discussion, as well as hands-on training with professional sound equipment. Projects will include setting up and running an audio reinforcement system.

2

Prerequisites

MUSC 2410

MUSC 2425 RECORDING ARTS II

Second in a sequence of two recording arts courses, Recording Arts II introduces strategies and techniques for multi-track recording. Fundamental studio equipment is introduced, studied, and used in the context of multi-track recording. With the use of Pro Tools, the principals of recording are extended into a direct hard disk computer software environment.

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Prerequisites

MUSC 2415