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Courses Offered

MUSI 101 - Music Fundamentals

Units: 3                   Lecture Hours: 54              Lab Hours: 0                Outside Hours: 108
Grading Method: Letter                                    Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU, UC
Conditions of Enrollment: None

This course is an introduction to the notation and primary elements of tonal music from global cultures.

It prepares students for further study in theory and musicianship, and serves to enhance the study and appreciation of music for all interested students. Students will analyze music beginning with pitch and rhythm notation, the keyboard and major scales. The course proceeds through intervals, triads, seventh chords, inversions, minor scales, cadences, modes and non-harmonic tones. Included are terms and symbols for tempi, dynamics, and repeats. The history and social context of the above concepts will be discussed. 

MUSI 102A - Beginning Sightsinging

Units: 2                   Lecture Hours: 36              Lab Hours: 0                Outside Hours: 72
Grading Method: Letter                                    Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU, UC
Conditions of Enrollment: None

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.

MUSI 102B - Advanced Sightsinging

Units: 2                   Lecture Hours: 36              Lab Hours: 0                Outside Hours: 72
Grading Method: Letter                                    Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU, UC
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Music 101 or 102A or 131A with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite or equivalent

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.

MUSI 103A - Theory and Musicianship I

Units: 4                   Lecture Hours: 90              Lab Hours: 0                Outside Hours: 180
Grading Method: Letter                                    Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU, UC
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Music 101 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Recommended Preparation: Music 102A and 131A or equivalent and English 84 or English as a Second Language 52B

In this course designed for the music major, students acquire knowledge of tonal harmony and develop corresponding aural skills. Four-part voice leading principles, harmonic progression, Roman numeral analysis, musical form, and non-chord tones are emphasized. Appropriate exercises in sight-singing and dictation will accompany written work.

MUSI 103B - Theory and Musicianship II

Units: 4                   Lecture Hours: 90                  Lab Hours: 0                Outside Hours: 180
Grading Method: Letter                                    Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU, UC
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Music 103A with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Recommended Preparation: Music 102A or 102B; Music 131B or equivalent

This course is a continuation of Music103A and expands the study of tonal music by enlarging the harmonic vocabulary to include diatonic seventh chords and secondary functions. Modulation types common to music of the18th century and small forms will also be discussed. Appropriate exercises in sight-singing and dictation will accompany written work.

MUSI 105 - Commercial/Jazz Theory and Musicianship

Units: 3                   Lecture Hours: 54              Lab Hours: 0                Outside Hours: 108
Grading Method: Letter                                    Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU, UC
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Music 101 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Recommended Preparation: Music103A or equivalent

In this course, students acquire knowledge of tonal harmony used in commercial music and jazz. Emphasis is placed on harmonic, rhythmic, and melodic vocabularies, chord-scale relationships, and basic keyboard applications. Students develop skills in ear training, writing transcriptions of recorded performances, composition, and music manuscript preparation.

MUSI 111 - Music Appreciation Survey

Units: 3                   Lecture Hours: 54              Lab Hours: 0                Outside Hours: 108
Grading Method: Letter                                    Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU, UC
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 101

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.

MUSI 112 - Music Cultures of World

Units: 3                        Lecture Hours: 54              Lab Hours: 0                Outside Hours: 108
Grading Method: Letter                                    Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU, UC
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 101

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 culture. In addition, American ethnic music and jazz will be presented.

MUSI 113 - Survey of Jazz

Units: 3                   Lecture Hours: 54              Lab Hours: 0                Outside Hours: 108
Grading Method: Letter                                    Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU, UC
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 101

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.

MUSI 116 - History of Rock Music

Units: 3                   Lecture Hours: 54              Lab Hours: 0                Outside Hours: 108
Grading Method: Letter                                    Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU, UC
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English A

This course focuses on the techniques, styles, composers, performers, and evolution of rock and roll from the1950s to the present. Emphasis is placed on the roots and early development of rock music, its stylistic trends, influential artists, and the impact of technology on rock music throughout the years.

MUSI 120 - Voice Class I

Units: 2                   Lecture Hours: 36              Lab Hours:18               Outside Hours: 54
Grading Method: Letter                                    Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU, UC
Conditions of Enrollment: None

This course introduces principles and techniques of singing, musicianship, and song repertoire. Attendance at selected musical events is required.

MUSI 130 - Beginning Jazz Improvisation

Units: 2                   Lecture Hours: 18              Lab Hours: 54              Outside Hours: 36
Grading Method: Letter                                    Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU, UC
Conditions of Enrollment:
Enrollment Limitation:
audition at first class meeting (ability to perform music of moderate difficulty on an instrument or vocally)
Recommended Preparation: Music 101 or equivalent

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.

MUSI 131A - Beginning Piano I

Units: 2                   Lecture Hours: 36              Lab Hours:18               Outside Hours: 36
Grading Method: Letter                                    Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU, UC
Conditions of Enrollment: None

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.

MUSI 131B - Beginning Piano II

Units: 2                   Lecture Hours: 36              Lab Hours:18               Outside Hours: 54
Grading Method: Letter                                    Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU, UC
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Music131A with a minimum grade of C or equivalent

This course is a continuation of Music 131A (Beginning Piano I) using increasingly complex materials. Student will attend selected musical events.

MUSI 143 - Beginning Woodwind Instruments

Units: 2                   Lecture Hours: 36              Lab Hours:18               Outside Hours: 54
Grading Method: Letter                                    Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU, UC
Conditions of Enrollment: None

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 instrument.

MUSI 144 - Beginning Brass Instruments

Units: 2                   Lecture Hours: 36              Lab Hours:18               Outside Hours: 54
Grading Method: Letter                                    Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU, UC
Conditions of Enrollment: None

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.

MUSI 145 - Beginning Percussion Instruments

Units: 2                   Lecture Hours: 36              Lab Hours:18               Outside Hours: 54
Grading Method: Letter                                    Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU, UC
Conditions of Enrollment: None

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.

MUSI 146 - Beginning String Instruments

Units: 2                   Lecture Hours: 36              Lab Hours:18               Outside Hours: 54
Grading Method: Letter                                    Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU, UC
Conditions of Enrollment: None

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

MUSI 147A - Beginning Guitar

Units: 2                   Lecture Hours: 36              Lab Hours:18               Outside Hours: 54
Grading Method: Letter                                    Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU, UC
Conditions of Enrollment: None

This course will focus on fundamental aspects of holding, tuning, and basic performance techniques for pickstyle guitar. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of music including reading notation and basic music theory. Students will examine melodies, strumming patterns, and chord playing through the use of both traditional and contemporary popular music repertoire.

 

MUSI 147B - Beginning Guitar II

Units: 2                   Lecture Hours: 36              Lab Hours:18               Outside Hours: 54
Grading Method: Letter                                    Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU, UC
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Music 147A with a minimum grade of C or equivalent

This course is a continuation of Beginning Guitar I. Course content includes extended chord vocabulary, continuation of music notation reading, and study of popular music repertoire. 

MUSI 152 - Concert Choir

Units: 1                   Lecture Hours: 0                Lab Hours: 72              Outside Hours: 0

Grading Method: Letter grade or pass/no pass option                         Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable

Transfer: CSU, UC

Conditions of Enrollment: None

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. This course may be repeated four(4) times.

MUSI 180 - Fundamentals of Electronic Music

Units: 2                   Lecture Hours: 18              Activity Hours: 36                           Outside Hours: 54
Grading Method: Letter                      Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: None

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, multimedia technology, and performance skills utilizing digital synthesizers in conjunction with computers and music software applications.

MUSI 181A - Introduction to Electronic Music Studio

Units: 2                   Lecture Hours: 18              Activity Hours: 36                           Outside Hours: 54
Grading Method: Letter                      Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: None

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, music synthesis, and software applications. Emphasis is placed on the technical and creative utilization of audio equipment in conjunction with the production of audio recordings and live sound reinforcement.

MUSI 181B - Electronic Music Studio

Units: 2                   Lecture Hours: 18              Activity Hours: 36                           Outside Hours: 54
Grading Method: Letter                      Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Music 181A with a minimum grade of C or equivalent

This course is a continuation of Music 181A. It further explores the use of audio recording processes, synthesizers, computer hardware and software, and recording equipment.

MUSI 182 - Digital Audio Recording for Commercial Music

Units: 3                   Lecture Hours: 36              Lab Hours: 54              Outside Hours: 72
Grading Method: Letter                                    Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Music 181A with a minimum grade of C or equivalent

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. 

MUSI 183 - Keyboarding for Commercial Music

Units: 2                   Lecture Hours: 18              Lab Hours: 54              Outside Hours: 36
Grading Method: Letter                                    Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: Music 101

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.

MUSI 190A - Applied Music/Private Lessons

Units: 1                   Lecture Hours: 0                Lab Hours: 72 to be arranged                   Outside Hours: 0
Grading Method: Letter                                     Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment:
Enrollment Limitation: audition

This course, by audition only, provides an introduction to music performance for students serious about pursuing music. Students will develop their techniques and skills in music performance through individual weekly lessons, class performances, and structured practice on campus. Attendance is required at selected musical events offered in the community.

MUSI 190B - Applied Music II

Units: 1                   Lecture Hours: 0                Lab Hours: 72 to be arranged                  Outside Hours: 0|
Grading Method: Letter                                     Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Music 190A and Music 101 with a minimum grade of C

This course for the music major is a recital workshop, which includes an individual weekly lesson. Emphasis is placed on developing technique and musicianship through class performances and structured practice on campus. Attendance is required at selected musical events offered and in the community.

MUSI 190C - Applied Music III

Units: 1                   Lecture Hours: 0                Lab Hours: 72 to be arranged                                Outside Hours: 0
Grading Method: Letter                                     Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Music 190B and Music 103A with a minimum grade of C

This course for the continuing music major is a recital workshop emphasizing performance techniques and the development of intermediate level repertoire. Emphasis is placed on developing musicianship through class performances, structured practice on campus, and individual lessons. Attendance is required at selected musical events offered in the community.

MUSI 190D - Applied Music IV

Units: 1                   Lecture Hours: 0                Lab Hours: 72 to be arranged                                Outside Hours: 0
Grading Method: Letter                                     Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Music 190C and Music 103B with a minimum grade of C
Corequisite: Music 203
Recommended Preparation: Music 215A or 215B

This course for the continuing music major is a recital workshop emphasizing performance techniques, historical performance practices, and the development of advanced level repertoire. Students will develop musicianship through class performances, structured practice on campus, and individual lessons. Attendance is required at selected musical events offered in the community.

MUSI 203 - Theory and Musicianship III

Units: 4                   Lecture Hours: 90              Lab Hours: 0                Outside Hours: 180
Grading Method: Letter                                    Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU, UC
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Music 103B with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Recommended Preparation: Music 215A or 215B

This course is a continuation of Music 103B and expands the study of tonal music by enlarging the harmonic vocabulary to include the remaining chromatic chords. Small form will be reviewed as a precursor to sonata form, and students will study enharmonic modulation, modes, instrumental transposition, and orchestral score reading. Appropriate exercises in sight-singing and dictation will accompany written work.

MUSI 215A - Music History and Literature Up to1750

Units: 3                   Lecture Hours: 54              Lab Hours: 0                Outside Hours: 108
Grading Method: Letter                                    Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU, UC
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 101

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.

MUSI 215B - Music History and Literature -1750 to Present

Units: 3                   Lecture Hours: 54              Lab Hours: 0                Outside Hours: 108
Grading Method: Letter                                    Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU, UC
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 101

This course focuses on the major stylistic periods of music from1750 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.

 

MUSI 220 - Voice Class II

Units: 2                   Lecture Hours: 36              Lab Hours:18               Outside Hours: 54
Grading Method: Letter                                    Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU, UC
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Music120 with a minimum grade of C

This course continues the development of vocal technique, musicianship, style, and interpretation, with increased emphasis on repertoire development. Attendance at selected musical events is required.

MUSI 231A - Intermediate Piano I

Units: 2                   Lecture Hours: 36              Lab Hours:18               Outside Hours: 54
Grading Method: Letter                                    Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU, UC
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Music 131B with a minimum grade of C or equivalent

This course continues the development of musical, technical and functional skills using selected intermediate repertoire representative of the style periods. Attendance at specified musical events is required.

MUSI 231B - Intermediate Piano II

Units: 2                   Lecture Hours: 36              Lab Hours:18               Outside Hours: 54
Grading Method: Letter                                    Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU, UC
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Music 231A with a minimum grade of C or equivalent

This course continues the development of musical, technical and functional skills using selected intermediate and intermediate/advanced repertoire representative of the style periods, the Baroque, Classic, Romantic and Contemporary. Attendance at specified musical events is required.

MUSI 232 - Advanced Piano

Units: 2                   Lecture Hours: 36              Lab Hours:18               Outside Hours: 54
Grading Method: Letter                                    Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU, UC
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Music 213B with a minimum grade of C or the equivalent

This course continues the development of musical, technical and functional skills using selected advanced repertoire representative of the style periods, the Baroque, Classic, Romantic and Contemporary. Attendance at specified musical events is required.

MUSI 247 - Intermediate Guitar

Units: 2                   Lecture Hours: 36              Lab Hours:18               Outside Hours: 54
Grading Method: Letter                                    Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU, UC
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Music 147 with a minimum grade of C or the equivalent

This course is designed to explore guitar playing with a more focused approach. This course aims to provide the student with enough tools to continue study at a more stylistically-focused level upon completion. Students will be introduced to more advanced melody reading, moveable chord and scale types, advanced rhythm and strumming patterns, songwriting techniques, and improvisation.

MUSI 258 - Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Units: 1                   Lecture Hours: 0                Lab Hours: 72              Outside Hours: 0
Grading Method: Letter                                    Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer:
Conditions of Enrollment:
Enrollment Limitation: Audition, Band/Orchestra

This course focuses on the rehearsal and performance of traditional and contemporary vocal jazz repertoire, accompanied by a small instrumental ensemble. Emphasis is placed on stylistic and historical performance practices, ensemble singing, improvisation, performance technique and musicianship. Performances include on-campus concerts, festivals and at local jazz venues. This course may be repeated four(4) times.

MUSI 259 - Music Production Workshop

Units: 1                   Lecture Hours: 0                Lab Hours: 54              Outside Hours: 0
Grading Method: Letter                                    Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU, UC
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: ability to dance and act
Enrollment Limitation: audition (students must be able to match pitch and sing a harmony part)

This course provides experience in a musical theatre production as a member of the chorus or as a soloist. Students will participate in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) competition. This course may be repeated four (4) times.

MUSI 260 - Woodwind Ensembles
Units: 1                   Lecture Hours: 36              Lab Hours: 0                Outside Hours: 18
Grading Method: Letter grade or pass/no pass option                         Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU, UC
Conditions of Enrollment:
Enrollment Limitation: audition (previous band or orchestra eperience or ability to perform music of moderate difficulty on a standard woodwind instrument)

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. This course may be repeated four(4) times.

MUSI 261 - Brass Ensembles

Units: 1                   Lecture Hours: 36              Lab Hours: 0                Outside Hours: 18
Grading Method:  Letter grade or pass/no pass option                               Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU, UC
Conditions of Enrollment:
Enrollment Limitation: audition (previous band or orchestra eperience or ability to perform music of moderate difficulty on a standard brass instrument)

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. This course may be repeated four(4) times.
Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

MUSI 262 - Percussion Ensembles

Units: 1                   Lecture Hours: 36              Lab Hours: 0                Outside Hours: 18
Grading Method:  Letter grade or pass/no pass option                              Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU, UC
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: previous band or orchestra eperience or ability to perform music of moderate difficulty on a standard percussion instrument

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. This course may be repeated four(4) times.
Note: letter grade or pass/no pass option.

MUSI 264 - String Ensembles

Units: 1                   Lecture Hours: 36              Lab Hours: 0                Outside Hours: 18
Grading Method: Letter grade or pass/no pass option                         Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU, UC
Conditions of Enrollment:
Enrollment Limitation: audition (previous band or orchestra eperience or ability to perform music of moderate difficulty on a standard string instrument)

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. This course may be repeated four(4) times.
Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

MUSI 265 - Symphonic Band

Units: 1                   Lecture Hours: 0                Lab Hours: 72              Outside Hours: 0
Grading Method: Letter grade or pass/no pass option                          Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU, UC
Conditions of Enrollment:
Enrollment Limitation: some high school band or orchestra eperience or ability to perform music of moderate difficulty on a standard band instrument

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. This course may be repeated four (4) times.
Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option. 

MUSI 266 - Studio Jazz Band

Units: 1                   Lecture Hours: 0                Lab Hours: 72              Outside Hours: 0
Grading Method: Letter grade or pass/no pass option                         Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU, UC
Conditions of Enrollment
Enrollment Limitation:
audition

This intermediate 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. This course may be repeated four (4) times.
Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

MUSI 267 - Concert Jazz Band

Units: 1                   Lecture Hours: 0                Lab Hours:  72             Outside Hours: 0
Grading Method: Letter grade or pass/no pass option                         Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU, UC
Conditions of Enrollment:
Enrollment Limitation: audition

This advanced ensemble rehearses 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. This course may be repeated four(4) times.
Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

MUSI 268 - Symphony Orchestra

Units: 1                   Lecture Hours: 0                Lab Hours: 72              Outside Hours: 0
Grading Method:  Letter grade or pass/no pass option           Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU, UC
Conditions of Enrollment:
Enrollment Limitation: audition at first class meeting (ability to perform music of moderate difficulty on a standard orchestra instrument)

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. This course may be repeated four(4) times.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

MUSI 269 - Guitar Ensemble

Units: 1                   Lecture Hours: 36              Lab Hours: 0                Outside Hours: 18
Grading Method: Letter                                    Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU, UC
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: Music 147A and 147B

Guitar ensemble is designed for guitarists who read standard musical notation in addition to basic chords. This class will include the rehearsal and performance of guitar ensemble literature from the Renaissance to the present, including music of the Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras, as well as Jazz and Rock styles. This course may be repeated four(4) times.
Note: Students must provide their own their acoustic or classical guitars.

MUSI 284 - Commercial Music Business Studies

Units: 3                   Lecture Hours: 54              Lab Hours: 0                Outside Hours: 108
Grading Method: Letter                                    Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 101

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.

MUSI 285 - Songwriting for Commercial Music

Units: 3                   Lecture Hours: 36              Lab Hours: 54              Outside Hours: 72
Grading Method: Letter                                    Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: Music 101

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.

MUSI 290 - Intermediate Applied Music/Individual Lessons

Units: 1                   Lecture Hours: 0                Lab Hours: 72                           Outside Hours: 0
Grading Method: Letter                      Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU, UC
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Music 190D and Music 203 with a minimum grade of C
Corequisite: Music 215A or 215B

This course for the continuing, advanced applied music student is a recital workshop to enhance audition skills and build repertoire. Instruction includes an individual weekly lesson. The student is required to practice on- campus, to enroll and participate in a large performing ensemble at Compton College, and to attend selected musical events offered in the community. Selected students may perform in a public recital and occasional master classes.

 

MUSI 567 - Jazz Band for the Older Adult

Units: 0                   Lecture Hours: 0                Lab Hours: 72              Outside Hours: 0
Grading Method: Noncredit                             Credit Status: Noncredit
Transfer: Not Transferable
Conditions of Enrollment:
Enrollment Limitation: audition (ability to perform music of moderate difficulty on a standard jazz instrument)

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.

MUSI 96 - Cooperative Work Experience Education

Units: 2 - 4              Lecture Hours: 0                Lab Hours: Hours to be arranged
Grading Method:
Letter  Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: None
Enrollment Limitation: Employment or volunteer work in a position related to the student's major or career goal by the second week of the semester. Completion of or current enrollment in one course from the major.

Through a set of learning objectives established by the student, supervisor, 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 them to personal abilities and career expectations.
Note: The total units earned for CWEE may not exceed 16 units. Transfer limitations apply.

 
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