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  • Search for MUP100MUP100 1 credit

    Applied Lessons

    With advisor's approval, allows up to a maximum of 6 credits for private music lessons. Contact instructor before term begins for more information.

  • Search for MUP102MUP102 1 credit

    Concert Band

    Offers applied study and performance of concert band literature. Course may be repeated for up to 6 total credits.
    Prerequisites: Students must provide their own instruments and be able to read music.

  • Search for MUP105MUP105 1 credit

    Jazz Ensemble

    Offers applied study and performance of jazz band literature. Course may be repeated for up to 6 total credits.
    Prerequisites: Students must provide their own instruments and be able to read music.

  • Search for MUP142MUP142 1 credit

    Chamber Orchestra

    Offers applied study and performance of chamber orchestra literature (Renaissance through Modern) in a small group atmosphere. Course may repeated for up to 6 total credits.
    Prerequisites: Students must provide their own instruments and be able to read music.

  • Search for MUP151MUP151 3 credits

    Music Theater

    Gives actors, singers, and dancers credit for participation in musical productions.

  • Search for MUS101MUS101 3 credits

    Music Fundamentals I

    Focuses on reading and writing basic music notation. Includes note names, scales, key signatures, overtone series, intervals, basic rhythms and meters, spelling triads and seventh chords, and basic ear training skills.
    Prerequisite: RD30 or designated placement test score.

  • Search for MUS105MUS105 3 credits

    Music Appreciation

    Introduces the history and repertory of music. Through guided listening, students will develop both an aural and an intellectual understanding of music while emphasizing the political, cultural, and scientific values that have shaped Western music.
    Prerequisites: RD30; WR121 (may be taken concurrently).

  • Search for MUS108MUS108 4 credits

    Music in World Cultures

    Introduces music from various cultures with an international and cross-cultural perspective. Explores both commonalties and differences in how music is defined, valued, and utilized in many cultures around the world.
    Prerequisites: RD30; WR121 (may be taken concurrently).

  • Search for MUS111MUS111 4 credits

    Music Theory and Aural Skills I

    Examines the fundamentals of tonal music including the overtone series, major and minor scales, keys, intervals, spelling triads and seventh chords, and harmonic analysis. Includes ear training (dictation) and sight singing skills using diatonic melodies in major keys in simple meter. Introduces solfege as a tool for sight singing.
    Prerequisites: RD30 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently), and MUS101 or a basic knowledge of music fundamentals.

  • Search for MUS112MUS112 4 credits

    Music Theory and Aural Skills II

    Continues the examination of tonal music including harmonic analysis in a key/tonal context, harmonic progressions, realizing a figured bass, and part-writing procedures using a figured bass and soprano line. Continues dictation and sight singing skills using diatonic melodies, dyads, and harmonies in major and minor keys using simple and compound meter.
    Prerequisite: RD30 or designated placement test score and MUS111 or permission of the instructor; WR121 (may be taken concurrently).

  • Search for MUS113MUS113 4 credits

    Music Theory and Aural Skills III

    Continues the examination of tonal music including harmonic analysis in a key/tonal context harmonic progressions, part-writing procedures, and realizing more advanced figured bass lines. Continues dictation and sight singing skills using diatonic and chromatic melodies, dyads, and harmonies in major and minor keys.
    Prerequisite: RD30 or designated placement test score and MUS112 or permission of the instructor; WR121 (may be taken concurrently).

  • Search for MUS131MUS131 2 credits

    Class Piano I

    Offers elementary instruction covering the principles of piano playing to fit the needs of beginners in a class setting. A piano or keyboard is needed for practice.

  • Search for MUS132MUS132 2 credits

    Class Piano II

    Offers elementary instruction covering the principles of piano playing to fit the needs of beginners in a class setting. A piano or keyboard is needed for practice.
    Prerequisite: MUS131.

  • Search for MUS133MUS133 2 credits

    Class Piano III

    Offers elementary instruction covering the principles of piano playing to fit the needs of beginners in a class setting. A piano or keyboard is needed for practice.
    Prerequisite: MUS132.

  • Search for MUS137MUS137 2 credits

    Group Guitar Beginning

    Covers the basic construction of the guitar, principles of tuning, maintenance, and treatment of the instrument. Also covered are key signatures, scales, primary chords and their structures, as well as fingering methods, right hand picking styles and techniques specific to the guitar. Students will learn how to accompany solo and group singing, and learn skills needed to translate music and methods for solving problems common to guitar players. Course may be repeated for up to two terms (4 credits total).

  • Search for MUS138MUS138 2 credits

    Group Guitar Intermediate

    Enables students to create more complicated common style arrangements to folk, blues, and popular song styles by adding melody notes and bass runs to open chords. Students will also learn accompanying styles to a much broader range of song types, the use of more sophisticated chords and voicings, and the use of barred chords affording the guitarist the ability to play in any key. Course may be repeated for up to two terms (4 credits total).

  • Search for MUS199MUS199 Variable credit

    Special Studies: Music

    Serves a variety of student needs and interests in keeping with the department’s mission to increase students' literacy, critical thinking and self awareness through music, and broaden cultural awareness and values. May be repeated for up to six credits.
    Prerequisites: RD30 or designated placement test score; WR115 (may be taken concurrently).

  • Search for MUS201MUS201 4 credits

    Introduction to Music and its Literature I

    Studies styles and historical contexts of music from antiquity through the Baroque era. No musical background required.
    Prerequisites: RD30 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently).

  • Search for MUS202MUS202 4 credits

    Introduction to Music and its Literature II

    Studies styles and historical contexts of music of the Classical and Romantic eras. No musical background required.
    Prerequisites: RD30 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently).

  • Search for MUS203MUS203 4 credits

    Introduction to Music and its Literature III

    Studies styles and historical contexts of music from the 20th century to the present. No musical background required.
    Prerequisites: RD30 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently).

  • Search for MUS205MUS205 3 credits

    Introduction to Jazz Music and its Literature

    Surveys jazz styles from its origins to the present as revealed through the study of the most innovative and influential artists of this uniquely American musical form. Emphasis is placed on building listening and comprehension skills through listening to jazz, in-class discussion of the music, class assignments, research, and reading of the text.
    Prerequisites: RD30 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be concurrent).

  • Search for MUS206MUS206 3 credits

    Introduction to Rock Music and its Literature

    Surveys rock music from its origins to the present as revealed through the study of the most innovative and influential artists of this American musical form. Emphasis is placed on building listening and comprehension skills through listening to rock, in-class discussion of the music, class assignments, research, and reading of the text.
    Prerequisites: RD30 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently).

  • Search for MUS207MUS207 3 credits

    Songwriting

    Studies examples of successful popular songs and the fundamentals of music theory and notation. Students will be asked to compose and record original songs.
    Prerequisites: RD30 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently).

  • Search for MUS211MUS211 4 credits

    Music Theory and Aural Skills IV

    Continues MUS111, 112 and 113. Offers students a clear and thorough introduction to the resources and practice of Western music with a focus on chromatic harmony as used in the common practice period through the 21st Century. Students will realize four parts from a chromatic figured bass, and analyze more advanced chord progressions, cadences, phrases and forms as used in the music of the masters. Students will also analyze various atonal styles of music. More advanced (chromatic) sight-singing and dictation exercises along with conducting exercises will be used.
    Prerequisite: MUS113 or equivalent knowledge.

  • Search for MUS212MUS212 4 credits

    Music Theory and Aural Skills V

    Offers students a clear and thorough introduction to the resources and practice of Western music with a focus on chromatic harmony as used in the common practice period through the 21st Century. Students will realize four parts from a chromatic figured bass, and analyze more advanced chord progressions, cadences, phrases and forms as used in the music of the masters. Students will also analyze various atonal styles of music. More advanced (chromatic) sight-singing and dictation exercises along with conducting exercises will be used.
    Prerequisite: MUS211 or equivalent knowledge.

  • Search for MUS213MUS213 4 credits

    Music Theory and Aural Skills VI

    Offers students a clear and thorough introduction to the resources and practice of Western music with a focus on chromatic harmony as used in the common practice period through the 21st Century. Students will realize four parts from a chromatic figured bass, and analyze more advanced chord progressions, cadences, phrases and forms as used in the music of the masters. Students will also analyze various atonal styles of music. More advanced (chromatic) sight-singing and dictation exercises along with conducting exercises will be used.
    Prerequisite: MUS212 or equivalent knowledge.

  • Search for MUS220MUS220 1 credit

    Chorus

    Offers applied study and performance of choral music. Course may be repeated for up to six (6) credits.
    Prerequisites: Musical ability and ability to read music.

  • Search for MUS261MUS261 3 credits

    Music History I

    Primarily for music majors, studies development of western musical style from antiquity through the Baroque era.
    Prerequisites: RD30 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently). Students must be able to read music.

  • Search for MUS262MUS262 3 credits

    Music History II

    Primarily for music majors, studies development of western musical style from the Classical through Romantic eras.
    Prerequisites: RD30 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently). Students must be able to read music.

  • Search for MUS263MUS263 3 credits

    Music History III

    Primarily for music majors, studies development of western musical style from the 20th century to the present.
    Prerequisites: RD30 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently). Students must be able to read music.

  • Search for MUS280MUS280 Variable credit

    Cooperative Work Experience/Music

    Cooperative work experience is an educational program that enables students to receive academic credit for on-the-job, experiential learning based on skills acquired in their programs. Together, the instructor, employer, and student establish learning objectives that specify the significant and appropriate learning which is expected to result from the work experience. This course offers a career-related experience for students working for an approved employer. As a capstone course, it should be completed within the last two terms of a certificate or degree program.