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Music 1
Music Fundamentals
3 units; 3 hours lecture
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course introduces the fundamentals of music theory. It prepares student for further study in theory and musicianship and serves to enhance the study of music for all interested students. Beginning with pitch and rhythm notation, the keyboard and major scales, the course proceeds through intervals, triads, seventh chords, inversions, minor scales, church modes, nonharmonic tones, and the analysis of small, traditional forms. Included are terms and symbols for tempi, dynamics, and repeats.

Music 2A
Sightsinging
2 units; 2 hours lecture
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course develops fundamental skills for reading and singing music at sight. This includes pitch and rhythm notation, key signatures, intervals, major and minor modes, and melodies. Class assignments will incorporate exercises in sightsinging, including melodic and rhythmic dictation.

Music 2B
Advanced Sightsinging
2 units; 2 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Music 1 or 2A or 31A with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course continues the development of essential skills for reading and singing music at sight, including ear training and singing of major and minor mode-scales, intervals, chords, rhythms and melodies of increasing difficulty. Class assignments will incorporate exercises in melodic, rhythmic and harmonic sightsinging and dictation.

Music 3A
Theory and Musicianship I

4 units; 5 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Music 1 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent Recommended Preparation: Music 2A; Music 31A or equivalent; eligibility for English 84 or ESL 52C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC; (CAN MUS 2; Music 3A, 3B = CAN MUS SEQ A)

This course in music theory for the music major commences with a review of musicfundamentals terminology followed by an expansion of the concept of tonality in vocal and instrumental music from all style periods. Class assignments will focus on acquiring the descriptive language of chord grammar and mastery of the voice-leading principles of standard SATB (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass) part-writing. In addition, students will construct melodic-harmonic reductions of a tonal musical composition. Appropriate exercises in sight-singing, ear training, dictation, and keyboard harmony will accompany analytical work.

Music 3B
Theory and Musicianship II

4 units; 5 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Music 3A with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Recommended Preparation: Music 2A or 2B; Music 31B or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC; (CAN MUS 4; Music 3A, 3B = CAN MUS SEQ A)

This course is a continuation of Music 3A and includes the enlargement of the analytical vocabulary by the addition of chord symbols found in commercial music, figured- bass realization, and by the inclusion of all non-dominant sevenths, of major and minor dominant ninths, and of altered chords. Analysis from the literature will focus on vertical/linear structural versus prolongation events as well as species counterpoint in smaller-to-larger-scale formal units. Appropriate exercises in sightsinging, ear training, dictation, and keyboard harmony will accompany analytical work.

Music 3C
Theory and Musicianship III
4 units; 5 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Music 3B with a minimum grade of C and Music 31B or equivalent with a minimum grade of C
Recommended Preparation: Music 8A or 8B, or concurrent enrollment; Music 15A or 15B
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is a continuation of Music 3B and completes the vertical chromatic vocabulary. Analysis from the literature will focus on advanced modulation, sonorities including 9th, 11th, and 13th chords, large first-rondo and sonata forms, and the principles of instrumentation and orchestration. Appropriate exercises in sightsinging, harmonic reduction, dictation, and keyboard harmony will accompany analytical work.

Music 5
Commercial/Jazz Theory and Musicianship

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Music 1 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Recommended Preparation: Music 3A or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable Transfer CSU, UC

Topics covered in this course include harmonic, rhythmic and melodic vocabularies; chord-scale relationships; basic keyboard applications; written transcriptions of recorded performances; ear training; composition; and music manuscript preparation.

Music 7
Exploring Music in Education
3 units; 3 hours lecture
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is designed to introduce music to students interested in elementary education. It will be comprised of the fundamentals of music, singing, and playing the recorder, rhythm, and accompanying instruments. Also included will be music listening skills and an introduction to music of different cultures and styles. Students will attend selected musical events offered by the El Camino College Center for the Arts.

Music 8A
Counterpoint

2 units; 2 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Music 3A with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is an introduction to contrapuntal procedures of the 16th, 18th, and 20th centuries covering species counterpoint and imitative counterpoint in two voices.

Note: This course is offered in the spring semester only.

Music 8B
Counterpoint
2 units; 2 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Music 8A with a minimum grade of C Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is a continuation of Music 8A incorporating more advanced contrapuntal procedures of the 16th, 18th and 20th centuries, namely species counterpoint and imitative counterpoint in three and four voices.

Note: This course is offered in the spring semester only.

Music 11
Music Appreciation Survey
3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course focuses on the major stylistic periods of Western art music from the Middle Ages until the end of the 20th Century. An emphasis will be placed on the music heard in North American and European concert halls. Examples will be presented in the context of contemporaneous social, political, and artistic movements and events. Basic musical elements, terminology, voice categories, and instruments of the orchestra will be included.

Music 12
Music Cultures of the World

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course focuses on the styles, techniques, performers, and historical evolution of Western and non-Western music. Emphasis is placed on African, Asian, Latin American, and Polynesian music and the relationship between the music and the culture. In addition, American ethnic music and jazz will be presented.

Music 13
Survey of Jazz

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course focuses primarily on the techniques, styles, performers, and historical evolution of jazz. In addition, a survey of African and African-American predecessors of jazz will be presented.

Music 15A
Music History and Literature
3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC; (Music 15A, 15B= CAN MUS SEQ B)

This course focuses on the major stylistic periods of music up to 1750. The evolution of Western art music from the time of ancient Greece and Rome until the end of the Baroque era will be presented in context with contemporaneous social, political, and artistic movements and events.

Music 15B
Music History and Literature
3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC; (Music 15A, 15B= CAN MUS SEQ B)

This course focuses on the major stylistic periods of music from 1750 to 2000. The evolution of Western art music from the end of the Baroque era until the end of the 20th Century will be presented in context with contemporaneous social, political, and artistic movements and events.

Music 18ab
Voice Class I
2 units; 2 hours lecture, 1 hour lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course introduces principles and techniques of singing, musicianship and song repertoire. Attendance at selected musical events at El Camino College Center for the Arts is required.

Music 19abcd
Voice Class II

2 units; 2 hours lecture, 1 hour lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Music 18ab with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course continues the development of vocal technique, musicianship, style and interpretation, with increased emphasis on repertoire development. In each successive semester phonetic diction will be introduced, first in Italian, then Spanish, German, and French. Attendance at selected musical events at El Camino College Center for the Arts is required.

Music 20abcd
Music Production Workshop
1 unit; 3 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: the ability to dance and act
Enrollment Limitation: Audition. Students must be able to match pitch and sing a harmony part.
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course offers the opportunity to participate in a musical theatre production as a member of the chorus or as a soloist.

Music 23abcd
Applied Music/Private Lessons
1 unit; 1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab arranged Corequisite: large ensemble class at El Camino College
Enrollment Limitation: audition to establish performance proficiency at an intermediate level before or during the first week of the semester
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is a workshop/recital class which includes a private one hour lesson per week. The student is required to practice on campus a minimum of five hours per week, to enroll and participate in a large performing music ensemble class at El Camino College, and to attend selected musical events offered by the El Camino College Center for the Arts. Selected students may perform in a public recital and in occasional master classes.

Music 30ab
Beginning Jazz Improvisation
2 units; 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab
Enrollment Limitation: audition at firstclass meeting (ability to perform music of moderate difficulty on a standard band instrument or vocally)
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is a study of the basic techniques of jazz improvisation. Emphasis is placed on the study and application of scales, chords, patterns, and "licks" used by musicians to create improvisations on tonal, modal, and blues-based songs. Except for keyboards and drums, students must provide their own instruments for classroom performances.

Music 31A
Beginning Piano I
2 units; 2 hours lecture, 1 hour lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is designed for the beginning piano student. It introduces music notation and its application to playing piano music and proceeds through pieces and exercises of advancing difficulty for the elementary player. Concepts and techniques of musicianship and music theory are emphasized.

Music 31B
Beginning Piano II
2 units; 2 hours lecture, 1 hour lab
Prerequisite: Music 31A with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is a continuation of Music 31A (Beginning Piano) using increasingly complex materials. Students will attend selected musical events at the El Camino College Center for the Arts.

Music 31C
Intermediate Piano I
2 units; 2 hours lecture, 1 hour lab
Prerequisite: Music 31B with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course continues the development of musical, technical and functional skills using selected repertoire representative of the four stylistic periods, the Baroque, Classic, Romantic and Contemporary. Attendance at specified musical events at El Camino College Center for the Arts is required.

Music 31D
Intermediate Piano II
2 units; 2 hours lecture, 1 hour lab
Prerequisite: Music 31C with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course continues the development of music, technical and functional skills using selected repertoire representative of the four style periods, the Baroque, Classic, Romantic and Contemporary. Attendance at specific musical events at El Camino College Center for the Arts is required.

Music 32abcd
Advanced Piano
2 units; 2 hours lecture, 1 hour lab
Prerequisite: Music 31D with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course continues the development of musical and pianistic skills through the study and performance of moderately advanced piano repertoire from the Baroque, Classic, Romantic, and 20th Century style periods. Attendance at selected musical events at El Camino College Center for the Arts is required.

Music 40abcd
The Singer as Actor
2 units; 2 hours lecture, 1 hour lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Music 18ab with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This performance workshop is designed to introduce and integrate vocal and acting exercises. Emphasis will be placed on observational, interpretive and expressive skills. All types of dramatic musical repertoire will be studied and performed. Attendance at selected musical events offered by the El Camino College Center for the Arts is required.

Music 41abcd
Opera Workshop
2 units; 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab
Enrollment Limitation: audition
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course develops vocal, musical, and dramatic skills through the research, rehearsal, and performance of selected works and scenes from the standard operatic literature.

Music 43abcd
Beginning Woodwind Instruments
2 units; 2 hours lecture, 1 hour lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course for the beginning musician introduces basic skills and techniques for playing a woodwind instrument. Students select from flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, or bassoon. Music reading, tone production, breath control, technique, musicianship, and instrument care are emphasized. Students must provide their own instruments.

Music 44abcd
Beginning Brass Instruments

2 units; 2 hours lecture, 1 hour lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course for the beginning musician introduces basic skills and techniques for playing a brass instrument. Students select from trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, or tuba. Music reading, tone production, breath control, technique, musicianship, and instrument care are emphasized. Students must provide their own instruments.

Music 45abcd
Beginning Percussion Instruments

2 units; 2 hours lecture, 1 hour lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course for the beginning musician introduces basic skills and techniques for playing snare drum and drum set. Music reading, drum rudiments, percussion techniques, and musicianship are emphasized. Students must provide their own sticks and practice pad.

Music 46abcd
Beginning String Instruments

2 units; 2 hours lecture, 1 hour lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course for the beginning musician introduces basic skills and techniques for playing a string instrument. Students select from violin, viola, cello, and string bass. Music reading, tone production, technique, musicianship, and instrument care are emphasized. Students must provide their own instruments.

Music 47ab
Beginning Guitar
2 units; 2 hours lecture, 1 hour lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course introduces techniques for playing the guitar including holding, stringing, tuning, and fingering. Emphasis will be placed on learning music notation, the fundamentals of music, and the playing of simple melodies, chords, and accompaniment patterns.

Music 48abcd
Intermediate Guitar 2 units; 2 hours lecture, 1 hour lab

Prerequisite: one semester of Music 47ab with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC


Music 48abcd is a continuation of Music 47ab.The course focuses on the continued development of reading and playing classical music for the guitar. Fingerboard techniques beyond the first position will be introduced. This course also includes the study of contemporary song styles, accompaniment, and improvisation, using such techniques as pentatonic scales, blues scales, Travis pick, and strumming variations.

Music 50
Special Topics in Music
Units determined by individual course; lecture/ lab hours determined by individual course
Credit status determined by individual course

This course is designed to explore topics in Music more specific than provided in other courses in the regular departmental curriculum. Students are referred to the current schedule of classes for details of specific courses.

Music 52abcd
Concert Choir
1.5 units; 3 hours lecture
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This is a non-audition ensemble designed for the study and performance of choral works of various styles. Emphasis is placed on development of the voice in relationship to choral singing and the continuous growth of musicianship appropriate to choral literature. The ensemble will perform in concert at the conclusion of each semester.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Music 53abcd
Chorale
2 units; 5 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: previous choral experience
Enrollment Limitation: Audition during the first week of class. The student needs to have the ability to sing a harmony part.
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course provides an opportunity to participate in a small (30 voice) chamber chorale ensemble. Choral literature of all styles will be performed including folk songs and show tunes. Singers in this ensemble will perform on campus and in the community as well as on concert tours.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Music 55abcd
College Community Choir
1.5 units; 3 hours lecture
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This is a course designed for the study and performance of major choral works in various styles. Although auditions are not required, emphasis will be placed on development of the voice in relation to choral singing, and public performances will be held on campus and in the community. Soloists, as needed, may be auditioned and chosen from among the chorus members.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Music 57abcd
Women's Chorus
1.5 units; 3 hours lecture
Enrollment Limitation: audition
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course provides an opportunity to participate in a women's choral ensemble. Choral literature of all styles composed or arranged for women's voices will be performed. Singers in this ensemble will perform at the conclusion of each semester.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Music 58abcd
Beginning Chorus

1.5 units; 3 hours lecture
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course provides students who have limited or no choral experience the opportunity to sing in an ensemble setting. Emphasis is placed on improving the singing voice and learning to identify and interpret basic notation, intervals, and rhythmic patterns. Students will perform in concerts each semester.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Music 60abcd
Woodwind Ensembles
1 unit; 2 hours lecture
Enrollment Limitation: audition (previous band or orchestra experience or ability to perform music of moderate difficulty on a standard woodwind instrument)
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

These ensembles rehearse and perform literature written for combinations of woodwinds in choirs of like instruments (all flutes, or clarinets, or saxophones) and mixed instruments. The ensembles include trios, quartets, quintets and larger ensembles, and may be combined with non-woodwind instruments to complete the instrumentation appropriate to the selected literature. Performances are held on campus and in the community.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Music 61abcd
Brass Ensembles

1 unit; 2 hours lecture
Enrollment Limitation: audition (previous band or orchestra experience or ability to perform music of moderate difficulty on a standard brass instrument)
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

These ensembles rehearse and perform literature written for combinations of brass instruments. The ensembles include trios, quartets, quintets and larger ensembles, and may be combined with non-brass instruments to complete the instrumentation appropriate to the selected literature. Performances are held on campus and in the community.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Music 62abcd
Percussion Ensembles
1 unit; 2 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: previous band or ensemble experience or ability to perform music of moderate difficulty on percussion instruments
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

These ensembles rehearse and perform literature written for combinations of melody and/or rhythm percussion instruments. The ensembles include trios, quartets, quintets and larger ensembles, and may be combined with wind or string instruments to complete the instrumentation appropriate to the selected literature. Performances are held on campus and in the community.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Music 63abcd
String Ensembles

1 unit; 2 hours lecture
Enrollment Limitation: audition (previous orchestra or ensemble experience or ability to perform music of moderate difficulty on a standard string instrument)
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

These ensembles rehearse and perform literature written for combinations of string instruments. The ensembles include trios, quartets, quintets and larger ensembles, and may be combined with non-string instruments to complete the instrumentation appropriate to the selected literature. Performances are held on campus and in the community.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Music 64abcd
Symphonic Band
1.5 units; 3 hours lecture
Enrollment Limitation: some high school band or orchestra experience or ability to perform music of moderate difficulty on standard band instrument
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This ensemble studies and performs compositions of moderate difficulty from the standard wind band repertoire. Emphasis is placed on stylistic and historical performance practices, playing techniques, and musicianship. Concerts are performed on and off campus.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Music 65abcd
College Community Band

1.5 units; 3 hours lecture
Enrollment Limitation: previous band or orchestra experience or ability to perform music of moderate difficulty on standard band instrument
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This ensemble rehearses and performs traditional, contemporary and popular band literature representing diverse styles and genres. Emphasis is placed on playing technique and musicianship. Performances are held on campus and in the community.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Music 67abcd
Big Band Jazz
1.5 units; 3 hours lecture
Enrollment Limitation: audition at the first class meeting (ability to perform music of moderate difficulty on a standard jazz instrument)
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This ensemble rehearses and performs commercial big band music from the swing era. The literature includes works by composers such as Ellington, Basie, and Kenton, as well as opportunities for vocal jazz soloists. Emphasis is placed on section development, extended solos, and improvisation. Performances are held on campus and in the community.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Music 68abcd
Jazz Band
1.5 units; 3 hours lecture
Enrollment Limitation: audition at the first class meeting (ability to perform music of moderate difficulty on a standard jazz instrument)
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This ensemble studies and performs a variety of music from the swing era to contemporary jazz written for the large standard jazz band instrumentation. Emphasis is placed on section development, improvisation, extended solos, and literature that is original and of increasing difficulty. Performances include campus concerts as well as at local schools and in jazz festivals.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Music 69abcd
College Community Jazz Band
1.5 units; 3 hours lecture
Enrollment Limitation: audition at the first class meeting (ability to perform music of moderate difficulty on a standard jazz instrument)
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This ensemble rehearses and performs literature for large jazz band ensemble. Emphasis is placed on section development, improvisation, and extended solos in a variety of styles from swing to contemporary jazz. Performances are held on and off campus.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Music 70abcd
Symphony Orchestra
1.5 units; 3 hours lecture
Enrollment Limitation: audition at the first class meeting (ability to perform music of moderate difficulty on a standard orchestral instrument)
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This ensemble rehearses and performs classics from the standard symphony orchestra repertoire. Emphasis is placed on stylistic and historical performance practices, playing techniques, and musicianship. Literature includes works for string and full orchestras, as well as solo and choral accompanying, Concerts are performed on and off campus.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Music 71abcd
Chamber Orchestra

1.5 units; 3 hours lecture
Enrollment Limitation: audition at the first class meeting (ability to perform music of moderate difficulty on a standard orchestral instrument)
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This ensemble studies and performs works for string, chamber, and full orchestra with an emphasis on stylistic and historical performance practices, playing technique, and musicianship. Literature includes works for string and full orchestra as well as solo accompaniment. Performances are held on campus and in the community.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Music 72abcd
College Community Orchestra
1.5 units; 3 hours lecture
Enrollment Limitation: audition at the first class meeting (ability to perform music of moderate difficulty on a standard orchestral instrument)
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This ensemble studies and performs compositions from the standard and popular orchestral repertoire. Emphasis is placed on stylistic and historical performance practices, playing techniques, and musicianship. Literature includes works for full orchestra as well as solo accompanying. Concerts are performed on and off campus.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Music 76abcd
Clarinet Choir

1 unit; 2 hours lecture
Enrollment Limitation: ability to perform music of moderate difficulty on an instrument of the clarinet family
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This ensemble rehearses and performs literature scored for the balanced clarinet choir. Performances are held on campus and in the community.

Music 79abcd
Varsity Band

1.5 units; minimum 54 hours lecture per semester to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation: audition at the first class meeting (ability to perform music of moderate difficulty on a standard band instrument)
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC*

The varsity band prepares and performs music for athletic events and other selected college and community events.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.


Music 80abc (formerly 80)
Fundamentals of Electronic Music
2 units; 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course provides instruction in the use of synthesizers, Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI), computers, musical acoustics, sound design, and music software. Emphasis is placed on technical, compositional, and performance skills utilizing digital synthesizers in conjunction with computers and music software.

Music 81A
Introduction to Electronic Music Studio
2 units; 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this course students are introduced to audio recording, live sound reinforcement, signal processors, microphones, reference monitors, room acoustics, Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI), computers, synthesizers, and software. Emphasis is placed on the technical and creative utilization of audio equipment in conjunction with the production of audio recordings and live sound reinforcement.

Music 81B
Electronic Music Studio
2 units; 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab
Prerequisite: Music 81A with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is a continuation of Music 81A. It further explores the use of synthesizers, computer programs and recording equipment.

Music 82abc
Digital Audio Recording for Commercial Music
3 units; 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: Music 81A with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course provides instruction on the functions and operations of digital music audio recording software such as Pro Tools. Emphasis is placed on recording, editing, and mixing digital audio in both Macintosh and PC computer environments.

Music 83abcd
Keyboarding for Commercial Music

2 units; 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: Music 1
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is designed for students who plan to use the piano keyboard as a song writing and music theory tool. Students will acquire a basic knowledge of intervals, chords, melodic voicing, and chord progressions used in the construction of commercial songs and in music arranging. Techniques in transcription and re-harmonization are also included.

Music 84
Commercial Music Business Studies

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this course students will examine the major components of the music industry. Topics will include publishing, copyrights, and recording/production contracts. Students will analyze industry trends, develop a comprehensive business plan, and explore job opportunities within the industry.

Music 85ab
Songwriting for Commercial Music
3 units; 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this course students will develop and improve their ability to write songs, lyrics, and melodies through analysis and application of techniques used by professional songwriters. Students will be introduced to contemporary music technology and an overview of the music business as they pertain to songwriting.

Music 90abcd
Intermediate Applied Music/ Private Lessons
1 unit; 1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab to be arranged
Prerequisite: four semesters of Music 23abcd with a minimum grade of C
Corequisite: large ensemble class at El Camino College
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This is a workshop recital class which includes a private one hour lesson per week for the continuing Applied Music student. The student is required to practice on campus a minimum of five hours per week, to enroll in and participate in a large performing music ensemble class at El Camino College, and to attend selected musical events offered by the El Camino College Center for the Arts. Selected students may perform in public recital and occasional master classes.

Music 96abcd
Cooperative Career Education
2-4 units; hours to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation:

Parallel Plan (Work and Attend School at the Same Time): Enrollment in a minimum of seven units, including Cooperative Career Education; employment in a job related to the major or career goal by the third week of the semester; completion of or current enrollment in one course from the major

Alternate Plan (Work and Attend School Alternately): Successful completion of one semester at El Camino College including one course from the major before initial enrollment in plan; enrollment limited to one other class during the semester; employment in a job related to the major or career goal by the third week of the semester; successful completion of at least seven units of other class work at El Camino before re-enrolling in plan

Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU - limitations apply

Through a set of learning objectives established by the student, employer, and instructor, each student will work with and learn from experts in the Music field. These experiences will enable students to improve job skills, analyze career opportunities and requirements, and compare these to personal potential and expectations.

Note: The maximum total units earned for CCE under both plans may not exceed 16 units.

Music 99abc
Independent Study

1-3 units; hours to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation: two courses in Music with a minimum grade of B in each and acknowledgment by the instructor with whom the student will work
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC - limitations apply

This course provides special advanced studies in a subject field of music not covered in the regular departmental offerings. Regular conferences with the instructor are coordinated with assigned music projects (60 hours per unit).

Note: Refer to the College Catalog for eligibility requirements.

Music 131ab
Sightreading at the Keyboard

2 units; 2 hours lecture, 1 hour lab
Prerequisite: Music 31B with a minimum grade of C or equivalent Recommended Preparation: Music 1 or Music 3A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course develops sight playing skills at the keyboard using techniques designed for efficient use of the eyes, feeling the keyboard, and recognition of keys, scales, chords, intervals and rhythmic patterns commonly found in a variety of musical styles.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Music 200
Supervised Tutoring: Computer Applications
0 units; minimum 1 hour lab per semester
Corequisite: enrollment in an El Camino College Music course
Non-credit

This course provides supervised laboratory time on computer applications for the music student. The student will develop skill in operating computers and software programs relating to areas including composing, recording, producing, editing and printing music.

Note: This course is repeatable.

Music 501
The Joy of Music

0 units; maximum 20 hours lecture per semester; maximum 15 hour lab per semester
Non-credit

This open entry/open exit course is repeatable and designed for older adults. It prepares students to attend selected concert events. Developed as part of the College's Music Appreciation Program, Joy of Music focuses on music, composers, performers, and music listening skills presented through lectures, video materials, and recorded examples. Emphasis is placed on folk, popular, ethnic, and Western art music. Joy of Music lectures are given at a variety of South Bay Senior Centers and at El Camino College.

Note: Students must attend pre-concert lectures in order to qualify for attendance at performance events.

Music 555
Community Choir for the Older Adult
0 units; 3 hours lab
Non-credit

This ensemble for the older adult rehearses and performs traditional and contemporary compositions from the standard choral literature. Emphasis is placed on stylistic and historical performance practices, choral techniques, and musicianship. Performances are combined with the College Community Choir and are held on campus and in the community.

Music 560 (pending approval by the California Community Colleges System)
Woodwind Ensembles for the Older Adult

0 units; 2 hours lab (maximum of 36 hours per semester)
Enrollment Limitation: audition (previous band or orchestra experience or ability to perform music of moderate difficulty on a standard orchestral woodwind instrument)
Non-credit

These ensembles for the older adult rehearse and perform literature written for combinations of woodwinds in choirs of like instruments (all flutes or clarinets or saxophones) and mixed instruments. The ensembles include trios, quartets, quintets, and larger ensembles and may be combined with non-woodwind instruments to complete the instrumentation appropriate to the selected literature. Emphasis is placed on stylistic and historical performance practices, instrumental techniques, and musicianship. Performances are held on campus and in the community.

Music 561 (pending approval by the California Community Colleges System)
Brass Ensembles for the Older Adult

0 units; 2 hours lab (maximum of 36 hours per semester)
Enrollment Limitation: audition (previous band or orchestra experience or ability to perform music of moderate difficulty on a standard orchestral brass instrument)
Non-credit

These ensembles for the older adult rehearse and perform literature written for combinations of brass instruments. The ensembles include trios, quartets, quintets, and larger ensembles and may be combined with non-brass instruments to complete the instrumentation appropriate to the selected literature. Emphasis is placed on stylistic and historical performance practices, instrumental techniques, and musicianship. Performances are held on campus and in the community.

Music 562 (pending approval by the California Community Colleges System)
Percussion Ensembles for the Older Adult

0 units; 2 hours lab (maximum of 36 hours per semester)
Enrollment Limitation: audition (previous band or ensemble experience or ability to perform music of moderate difficulty on percussion instruments)
Non-credit

These ensembles for the older adult rehearse and perform literature written for combinations of melody and/or rhythm percussion instruments. The ensembles include quartets, quintets, sextets, and larger ensembles and may be combined with wind or string instruments to complete the instrumentation appropriate to the selected literature. Emphasis is placed on instrumental techniques, improvisation, and musicianship. Performances are held on campus and in the community.

Music 563 (pending approval by the California Community Colleges System)
String Ensembles for the Older Adult
0 units; 2 hours lab (maximum of 36 hours per semester)
Enrollment Limitation: audition (previous band or orchestra experience or ability to perform music of moderate difficulty on a standard orchestral string instrument)
Non-credit

These ensembles for the older adult rehearse and perform literature written for combinations of string instruments. The ensembles include trios, quartets, quintets, and larger ensembles and may be combined with non-string instruments to complete the instrumentation appropriate to the selected literature. Emphasis is placed on stylistic and historical performance practices, instrumental techniques, and musicianship. Performances are held on campus and in the community.

Music 565 (pending approval by the California Community Colleges System)
Community Band for the Older Adult
0 units; 3 hours lab
Enrollment Limitation: previous band or orchestra experience or ability to perform music of moderate difficulty on a standard band instrument
Non-credit

This ensemble for the older adult rehearses and performs traditional and contemporary compositions from the standard wind band literature. Emphasis is placed on stylistic and historical performance practices, instrumental techniques, and musicianship. Performances are combined with the College Community Band and are held on campus and in the community.

Music 567 (pending approval by the California Community Colleges System)
Jazz Band for the Older Adult
0 units; 3 hours lab (maximum of 54 hours per semester)
Enrollment Limitation: audition (ability to perform music of moderate difficulty on a standard jazz instrument)
Non-credit

This ensemble for the older adult rehearses and performs traditional and contemporary jazz compositions. The literature includes works by composers such as Basie, Ellington, and Nestico, as well as opportunities for vocal jazz soloists. Emphasis is placed on section development, extended solos, and improvisation. Performances are combined with the Jazz Band or Big Band Jazz and are held on campus and in the community.

Music 570 (pending approval by the California Community Colleges System)
Orchestra for the Older Adult

0 units; 3 hours lab
Enrollment Limitation: audition; previous band or orchestra experience or ability to perform music of moderate difficulty on a standard orchestral instrument
Non-credit

This ensemble for the older adult rehearses and performs classics from the standard symphony orchestra literature including works for string and full ensembles. Emphasis is placed on stylistic and historical performance practices, instrumental techniques, and musicianship. Performances are combined with the Symphony Orchestra and are held on campus and in the community.

Music 576 (pending approval by the California Community Colleges System)
Clarinet Choir for the Older Adult

0 units; 2 hours lab (maximum of 36 hours per semester)
Enrollment Limitation: audition (ability to perform music of moderate difficulty on a n instrument of the clarinet family)
Non-credit

This ensemble for the older adult rehearses and performs literature scored for the balanced clarinet choir. Emphasis is placed on stylistic performance practices, instrumental techniques, and musicianship. Performances and are held on campus and in the community.

 
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