2019-2020 Catalog

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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.

3

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.

3

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 and MUSC 1290

MUSC 1035 AURAL THEORY I

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

1

Corequisites

MUSC 1030 and MUSC 1290

MUSC 1036 IMPROVISATION STRATEGIES

Introduction to improvisation in a variety of musical styles.  Topics will include:  Blues Scale uses; pentatonic scales superimposed over Major 7th, Minor 7th and Dominant 7th chords; modes derived from :  Major, Harmonic Minor, and Melodic Minor; chord/scale relationships including:  secondary dominants, Sub V7 and Modal Interchange chords; common diatonic melodic patterns, chromatic approach note patterns and standard harmonic patterns all of which will explored through tunes drawn from a variety of styles.   Additionally, there will be required readings and listening assignments.  These various components will lead to a semester project that will include:  research, analysis and performance components.
May be taken twice for credit.

1

Prerequisites

MUSC 1030 and MUSC 1035, or Instructor Approval

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.

3

Corequisites

MUSC 1045 & MUSC 1291

MUSC 1045 AURAL THEORY II

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

1

Corequisites

MUSC 1040

MUSC 1070 APPLIED MUSIC COMPOSITION

This course is for students who wish to study music composition in a one-on-one lesson setting.  Focus is on the development of an individual creative musical language through the exploration of traditional and contemporary techniques of music composition.

1-2

Prerequisites

MUSC 1030

MUSC 1150 GUITAR I

A study of basic fundamentals and application of guitar technique.

1

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.

1

Corequisites

MUSC 1030 and MUSC 1035

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.

1

Prerequisites

MUSC 1290

Corequisites

MUSC 1040 and MUSC 1045

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

1

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

1

Prerequisites

MUSC 1295

Corequisites

MUSC 2040 and MUSC 2045

MUSC 1390 JAZZ ENSEMBLE

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.

1

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.

1

Prerequisites

Instructor Permission Required

MUSC 1415 AUDIO BASICS & LIVE SOUND REINFORCEMENT

Students will acquire an overview to a broad range of technology-based music applications and concepts including the properties of sound and sound perception, microphone design and application, live sound reinforcement and signal processing, digital audio recording, sound synthesis, and applications of the Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) protocol.

3

MUSC 1435 AUDIO RECORDING

Students develop basic understanding of recording principles and techniques.  Students examine the principles of sound, the operation and maintenance of studio equipment, and the systems, operation, and protocol of the modern digital recording studio.

3

Prerequisites

MUSC 1415

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.

1

Prerequisites

Instructor Permission

MUSC 1465 POP ENSEMBLE

This course is designed as a major ensemble to offer vocal training and performance experience in popular music styles.
May be taken up to four times for credit.

1

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.

1

Prerequisites

Intermediate or Advanced Piano student and Instructor Permission