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LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE | 08-09 CATALOG [REV. 11/08]

MUSIC

 

Chair: Dr. Dan Wanner

(323) 953-4000 ext. 2880 • CH243

http://music.lacitycollege.edu
 

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 PROGRAMS OFFERED

 

Associate of Arts:

Music

Certificates/Skill Certificates:

Instrumental Performer:

     Brass                               (Level 1 - 4)

Guitar                             (Level 1 - 4)

Organ                              (Level 1 - 4)

Percussion                       (Level 1 - 4)

Piano                               (Level 1 - 4)

Strings                             (Level 1 - 4)

Woodwinds                      (Level 1 - 4)

Music Copyist                        (Level 1 - 4)

Music Technology                  (Level 1 - 4)

Orchestrator/Arranger          (Level 1 - 4)

Vocal Performer                    (Level 1 - 4)

The LACC Music Department offers the highest quality music courses, designed for students seeking a variety of educational goals, including General Education; Certificate Programs that provide the knowledge, expertise and skills needed to obtain a job in the music industry; and the Associate of Arts (AA) Degree program, designed for students planning to transfer to four-year universities.

Our faculty members are dedicated teachers who are active in the music industry as arrangers, copyists, composers, theorists, sound engineers and performers who play and sing regularly as soloists and with professional ensembles.

Students have a variety of performance opportunities, giving public concerts in Commercial and Classical Voice, Piano and Chamber Ensemble, Choir, Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble and our famous Studio Jazz Band. In addition to being performers, music majors enter such fields as Recording Industry (Producing, Engineering, Arranging); Television and Radio (Program Director, Music Licensing); Music Technology (Sound Editor); Composing (Commercial Jingles, TV/Film); Conducting; Music Business (Music Distributor, Marketing); Music Education; Music Librarian; Music Publishing (Music Editor, Copyrights); Music Therapy; Music Communications (Publisher, Reporter); Instrument Making and Repair and more.

 

 DEGREE PROGRAMS 

 

music

Associate of Arts Degree

Transfer/Career Program

The Music Major Core Curriculum is outlined below. Although the order and semester in which courses are taken may have to be modified to meet individual needs, all courses listed as requirements are needed for the Associate of Arts degree with a Major in Music. Students will select additional courses in Music needed for proficiency in particular performance areas, composition, and orchestration and arranging.

All students should see a music counselor in the Music Department for assistance in arranging their academic programs.

 

Please Note: 0.5 unit labs do not count towards the AA Degree.

 

COURSES                                                                         UNITS

First Semester

Music 152*....................................................................................... 1

Music 200*....................................................................................... 4

Music 300*....................................................................................... 1

Music 311* (or more advanced level)........................................ 1

Performance Ensemble (See Below)*................................ 0.5-1 

 

Second Semester

Music 152*....................................................................................... 1

Music 201*....................................................................................... 3

Music 211*....................................................................................... 2

Music 301*....................................................................................... 1

Music 312* (or more advanced level)........................................ 1

Performance Ensemble (See Below)* ............................... 0.5-1

 

Third Semester

Music 111......................................................................................... 3

Music 152 ........................................................................................  1

Music 202......................................................................................... 3

Music 212......................................................................................... 2

Music 302......................................................................................... 1

Music 313 (or more advanced level)........................................... 1

Performance Ensemble (See Below)*................................. 0.5-1

 

Fourth Semester

Music 152......................................................................................... 1

Music 203......................................................................................... 3

Music 213 ........................................................................................ 2

Music 303......................................................................................... 1

Music 314 (or more advanced level)...........................................1

Performance Ensemble (See Below)* ...............................  0.5-1

 

Total Units..................................................................................... 36

The Performance Ensemble requirement may be satisfied by enrollment in and satisfactory completion of any of the following courses: Music 251, 351, 501, 511, 521, 531, 561, 705, 711, 725, 731, 751, 765, 771, 775, 781.

 

*These starred (*) courses must be included in the minimum requirements under Graduation Requirements “Plan A.” All courses in the core curriculum must be completed under Graduation Requirements “Plan B.”  It is also strongly recommended that students consider auditioning for Applied Music in their primary performance area while at LACC.

 

Students may select "PLAN  A" or “Plan B” general education requirements to graduate.

 

PLAN A: Please consult with a counselor about specific courses needed or see the college catalog "Graduation Requirements" section.  Plan A is designed for transfer to a four-year college or university. However, requirements vary depending upon the individual institution. Please consult with a counselor for the specific requirements of the university you plan to attend.

3-6 Units          English Composition                    

6-9 Units          Communication/Analytical Thinking

3 Units             ................................................................... Natural Sciences                         

3 Units             ............................................................................. Humanities                                

9 Units             Social/Behavioral Sciences (including American History & Governments)

3-4 Units          Health/Physical Education          

3-5 Units          Math Competency                    

(Math 115 or higher or passing score on Los Angeles Community College District Math competency exam)

 

PLAN B: Please consult with a counselor about specific courses needed or see the college catalog "Graduation Requirements" section. Plan B is not designed for transfer to a four-year college.

3 Units             English Composition

3 Units             Communication/Analytical Thinking

3 Units             Natural Sciences

3 Units             Humanities

3 Units             Social/Behavioral Sciences (including American History & Governments)

3-4 Units          Health/Physical Education

3-5 Units          Math Competency
 

 

 CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS 


The Commercial Music Certificate curriculum has been designed to provide the student with means to acquire valuable knowledge, expertise, and marketable skills with which to obtain employment in the following areas:

 

Instrumental Performer:  Brass, Guitar, Organ, Percussion,

Piano, Strings, Woodwinds

Music Copyist

Music Technology

Orchestrator/Arranger

Vocal Performer

     

Each Certificate is made up of four skill levels. A Skill Certificate will be awarded by the Music Department upon application by the student to the Department showing satisfactory completion of the requirements for each level.  A Commercial Music Certificate will be awarded by the Music Department to a student who has successfully completed the four levels required for a given specialty.

 

Please Note: 0.5 unit labs do not count towards the Certificate Programs.

 

Commercial Music:

Instrumental Performer / Brass

Certificate

 

LEVEL I:  COURSES                                                                UNITS

Music 152 ........................................................................................  1

Music 200   ......................................................................................  4

Music 241  .......................................................................................  1

Music 300   ......................................................................................  1

Music 311*........................................................................................ 1

Music 601**...................................................................................... 2

Performance Ensemble............................................................... 0.5

(Select from Music 501, 711, 725, 731, 751, 775, 781)

Music Electives................................................................................. 2                  

 

LEVEL II:  COURSES                                                            

UNITS

Music 152......................................................................................... 1

Music 161 ........................................................................................ 3

Music 201......................................................................................... 3

Music 211......................................................................................... 2

Music 301......................................................................................... 1

Music 312*....................................................................................... 1

Music 602**...................................................................................... 2

Performance Ensemble............................................................. 0.5

(Select from Music 711, 725, 731, 751, 775, 781)

 

LEVEL III:  COURSES                                                              UNITS

Music 152 ........................................................................................  1

Music 202 ........................................................................................  3

Music 212 ........................................................................................  2

Music 302......................................................................................... 1

Music 313*....................................................................................... 1

Music 603**...................................................................................... 2

Performance Ensemble................................................................ 0.5

(Select from Music 725, 731, 751, 775, 781) 

Music Electives ................................................................................  2

 

LEVEL IV:  COURSES                                                              UNITS

Music 152 ......................................................................................  1

Music 230 .......................................................................................  3

Music 251....................................................................................... 0.5

Music 604......................................................................................... 2

Performance Ensemble............................................................... 0.5

(Select from Music 725, 731, 751, 775, 781)

English 28***.................................................................................. 3

Music 137 or Law 33.....................................................................3

 

Total Units...................................................................................... 51.5

 

*       Or more advanced piano level determined by fulfillment of prerequisite or by departmental audition.

**     Or more advanced Brass level determined by fulfillment of prerequisite or by departmental audition.

***    If English 28/31 requirement is met by a higher placement determined by the College Assessment, the English requirement is fulfilled; therefore, in place of English, you must take 3 units of Music.

 

 

Commercial Music:

Instrumental PERFORMER / Guitar

Certificate

 

LEVEL I:  COURSES                                                                UNITS

Music 152.......................................................................................... 1

Music 200......................................................................................... 4

Music 241......................................................................................... 1

Music 300.......................................................................................... 1

Music 311*....................................................................................... 1

Music 650**...................................................................................... 2

Performance Ensemble....................................................................... 0.5      

(Select from Music 501, 711, 725, 771, 775, 781)

Music Electives ................................................................................  2

 

LEVEL II:  COURSES                                                               UNITS

Music 152......................................................................................... 1

Music 161......................................................................................... 3

Music 201......................................................................................... 3

Music 211......................................................................................... 2

Music 301 ........................................................................................  1

Music 312*....................................................................................... 1

Music 651**...................................................................................... 2

Performance Ensemble............................................................... 0.5

(Select from Music 711, 725, 771, 775, 781)

 

LEVEL  IV:  COURSES                                                             UNITS

Music 152  ....................................................................................... 1

Music 202  ....................................................................................... 3

Music 212 ........................................................................................ 2

Music 302 ........................................................................................ 1

Music 313*....................................................................................... 1

Music 652**......................................................................................2

Music 670 ........................................................................................2

Performance Ensemble............................................................... 0.5

(Select from Music 711, 725, 771, 775, 781)

 

LEVEL  IV:  COURSES                                                             UNITS

Music 152......................................................................................... 1

Music 230......................................................................................... 3

Music 251......................................................................................... 0.5

Music 653**...................................................................................... 2

Performance Ensemble....................................................................... 0.5

(Select from Music 711, 725, 771, 775, 781)

English 28***..................................................................................... 3

Music 137 or Law 33.......................................................................... 3

 

Total Units..................................................................................... 51.5 

 

*       Or more advanced piano level determined by fulfillment of prerequisite or by departmental audition.

**     Or more advanced Guitar level determined by fulfillment of prerequisite or by departmental audition.

***    If English 28/31 requirement is met by a higher placement determined by the College Assessment, the English requirement is fulfilled; therefore, in place of English, you must take 3 units of Music.

 

 

Commercial Music:

Instrumental performer / organ

Certificate

 

LEVEL I:  COURSES                                                                UNITS

Music 152......................................................................................... 1

Music 200......................................................................................... 4

Music 241......................................................................................... 1

Music 300......................................................................................... 1

Music 311*....................................................................................... 1

Performance Ensemble**............................................................ 0.5

Music Electives***......................................................................... 4

 

LEVEL II:  COURSES                                                               UNITS

Music 152......................................................................................... 1

Music 161......................................................................................... 3

Music 201......................................................................................... 3

Music 211......................................................................................... 2

Music 301......................................................................................... 1

Music 312*........................................................................................ 1

Performance Ensemble**............................................................. 0.5

Music Elective ***............................................................................. 1

 

LEVEL  IV:  COURSES                                                             UNITS

Music 152......................................................................................... 1

Music 202......................................................................................... 3

Music 212......................................................................................... 2

Music 302......................................................................................... 1

Music 313*....................................................................................... 1

Music 381****................................................................................... 1

Performance Ensemble**............................................................. 0.5

Music Electives.................................................................................. 3

 

LEVEL  IV:  COURSES                                                             UNITS

Music 152......................................................................................... 1

Music 230......................................................................................... 3

Music 251......................................................................................  0.5

Performance Ensemble**............................................................ 0.5

Music 382****.................................................................................. 1

English 28*****.................................................................................3

Music 137 or Law 33..................................................................... 3

 

Total Units...................................................................................... 49.5

 

*      Or more advanced piano level determined by fulfillment of prerequisite or by departmental audition.

**     Select from Music 351, 501, 511, 521, 531, 561, 705, 711, 725, 731, 751, 765, 771, 775, 781.     

***    If piano proficiency is 313 or above, student is strongly recommended to take Music 381 or higher.

****  Or more advanced organ level determined by fulfillment of prerequisite or by departmental audition.

***** If English 28/31 requirement is met by a higher placement determined by the College Assessment, the English requirement is fulfilled; therefore, in place of English, you must take 3 units of Music.

 

 

Commercial Music:

instrumental Performer / Percussion

Certificate

 

LEVEL I:  COURSES                                                                UNITS

Music 152......................................................................................... 1

Music 200......................................................................................... 4

Music 241......................................................................................... 1

Music 300......................................................................................... 1

Music 311*....................................................................................... 1

Music 631**...................................................................................... 2

Performance Ensemble....................................................................... 0.5

(Select from Music 501, 711, 725, 731, 751, 765, 775, 781)

Music Electives ................................................................................  2

 

LEVEL II:  COURSES                                                               UNITS

Music 152......................................................................................... 1

Music 161......................................................................................... 3

Music 201......................................................................................... 3

Music 211......................................................................................... 2

Music 301......................................................................................... 1

Music 312*....................................................................................... 1

Music 632**...................................................................................... 2

Performance Ensemble................................................................. 0.5

(Select from Music 711, 725, 731,751, 765, 775, 781)

 

LEVEL III:  COURSES                                                              UNITS

Music 152......................................................................................... 1

Music 202......................................................................................... 3

Music 212......................................................................................... 2

Music 302......................................................................................... 1

Music 313*....................................................................................... 1

Music 633**...................................................................................... 2

Performance Ensemble................................................................ 0.5

(Select from Music 711, 725, 731, 751, 765, 775, 781)

Music Electives................................................................................. 2

 

LEVEL IV:  COURSES                                                              UNITS

Music 152......................................................................................... 1

Music 230......................................................................................... 3

Music 251......................................................................................... 0.5

Music 634......................................................................................... 2

Performance Ensemble................................................................. 0.5

(Select from Music 711, 725, 731, 751, 765, 775, 781)

English 28***..................................................................................... 3

Music 137 or Law 33.......................................................................... 3

 

Total Units..................................................................................... 51.5

 

*       Or more advanced piano level determined by fulfillment of prerequisite or by departmental audition.

**     Or more advanced percussion level determined by fulfillment of prerequisite or by departmental audition.

***    If English 28/31 requirement is met by a higher placement determined by the College Assessment, the English requirement is fulfilled; therefore, in place of English, you must take 3 units of Music.

 

 

Commercial Music:

instrumental Performer / Piano

Certificate

 

LEVEL I:  COURSES                                                                UNITS

Music 152......................................................................................... 1

Music 200......................................................................................... 4

Music 241......................................................................................... 1

Music 300......................................................................................... 1

Music 311*....................................................................................... 1

Performance Ensemble**............................................................. 0.5

Music Electives................................................................................. 4

 

LEVEL II:  COURSES                                                               UNITS

Music 152......................................................................................... 1

Music 161......................................................................................... 3

Music 201......................................................................................... 3

Music 211.......................................................................................... 2

Music 301......................................................................................... 1

Music 312*........................................................................................ 1

Performance Ensemble**..........................................................  0.5

Music Elective .................................................................................  1

 

LEVEL III:  COURSES                                                              UNITS

Music 152......................................................................................... 1

Music 202......................................................................................... 3

Music 212......................................................................................... 2

Music 302......................................................................................... 1

Music 313*....................................................................................... 1

Music 361......................................................................................... 2

Performance Ensemble**............................................................. 0.5

Music Electives................................................................................   2

 

LEVEL IV:  COURSES                                                              UNITS

Music 152......................................................................................... 1

Music 230......................................................................................... 3

Music 251......................................................................................... 0.5

Music 361......................................................................................... 2

Performance Ensemble**............................................................. 0.5

English 28***..................................................................................... 3

Music 137 or Law 33....................................................................... 3

 

Total Units..................................................................................... 50.5

 

*       Or more advanced piano level determined by fulfillment of prerequisite or by departmental audition.

**     Select from any of the following:  351, 501, 511, 521, 531, 561, 705, 711, 725, 731, 751, 765, 771, 775, 781.

***    If English 28/31 requirement is met by a higher placement determined by the College Assessment, the English requirement is fulfilled; therefore, in place of English, you must take 3 units of Music.

 

 

 

Commercial Music:

instrumental Performer / Strings

Certificate

 

LEVEL I:  COURSES                                                                UNITS

Music 152......................................................................................... 1

Music 200......................................................................................... 4

Music 241......................................................................................... 1

Music 300......................................................................................... 1

Music 311*....................................................................................... 1

Music 611**...................................................................................... 2      

Performance Ensemble................................................................. 0.5

(Select from Music 501, 705, 711, 725, 775, 781)

Music Electives................................................................................. 2

 

LEVEL II:  COURSES                                                               UNITS

Music 152......................................................................................... 1

Music 161......................................................................................... 3

Music 201......................................................................................... 3

Music 211......................................................................................... 2

Music 301......................................................................................... 1

Music 312*....................................................................................... 1

Music 612**...................................................................................... 2

Performance Ensemble............................................................... 0.5    

(Select from Music 705, 711, 725, 775, 781)

 

LEVEL III:  COURSES                                                              UNITS

Music 152......................................................................................... 1

Music 202......................................................................................... 3

Music 212......................................................................................... 2

Music 302......................................................................................... 1

Music 313*....................................................................................... 1

Music 613**...................................................................................... 2

Performance Ensemble................................................................ 0.5

(Select from Music 705, 711, 725, 775, 781)

Music Electives................................................................................. 2

 

LEVEL IV:  COURSES                                                              UNITS

Music 152......................................................................................... 1

Music 230......................................................................................... 3

Music 251......................................................................................... 0.5

Music 614......................................................................................... 2

Performance Ensemble................................................................ 0.5

(Select from Music 705, 711, 725, 775, 781)

English 28***.....................................................................................3

Music 137 or Law 33.......................................................................3

 

Total Units..................................................................................... 51.5

 

*       Or more advanced piano level determined by fulfillment of prerequisite or by departmental audition.

**     Or more advanced string level determined by fulfillment of prerequisite or by departmental audition.

***    If English 28/31 requirement is met by a higher placement determined by the College Assessment, the English requirement is fulfilled; therefore, in place of English, you must take 3 units of Music.

 

 

 

Commercial Music:

instrumental Performer / Woodwinds

Certificate

 

LEVEL I:  COURSES                                                                UNITS

Music 152......................................................................................... 1

Music 200......................................................................................... 4

Music 241......................................................................................... 1

Music 300......................................................................................... 1

Music 311*....................................................................................... 1

Music 621**...................................................................................... 2

Performance Ensemble................................................................ 0.5

(Select from Music 501, 711, 725, 731, 751, 775, 781)

Music Electives................................................................................. 2

 

LEVEL II:  COURSES                                                               UNITS

Music 152......................................................................................... 1

Music 161......................................................................................... 3

Music 201......................................................................................... 3

Music 211......................................................................................... 2

Music 301......................................................................................... 1

Music 312*....................................................................................... 1

Music 622**...................................................................................... 2

Performance Ensemble ...............................................................0.5

(Select from Music 711, 725, 731, 751, 775, 781)

 

LEVEL III:  COURSES                                                              UNITS

Music 152......................................................................................... 1

Music 202.......................................................................................... 3

Music 212......................................................................................... 2

Music 302......................................................................................... 1

Music 313*....................................................................................... 1

Music 623**...................................................................................... 2

Performance Ensemble................................................................ 0.5

(Select from Music 711, 725, 731, 751, 775, 781)

Music Electives................................................................................. 2

 

LEVEL IV:  COURSES                                                              UNITS

Music 152......................................................................................... 1

Music 230......................................................................................... 3

Music 251......................................................................................... 0.5

Music 624......................................................................................... 2

Performance Ensemble................................................................ 0.5

(Select from Music 711, 725, 731, 751, 775, 781)

English 28***..................................................................................... 3

Music 137 or Law 33........................................................................3

 

Total Units..................................................................................... 51.5

 

*       Or more advanced piano level determined by fulfillment of prerequisite or by departmental audition.

**     Or more advanced woodwind level determined by fulfillment of prerequisite or by departmental audition.

***    If English 28/31 requirement is met by a higher placement determined by the College Assessment, the English requirement is fulfilled; therefore, in place of English, you must take 3 units of Music.

 

 

Commercial Music:

MUSIC COPYIST

Certificate

 

LEVEL I:  COURSES                                                                UNITS

Music 152......................................................................................... 1

Music 161......................................................................................... 3

Music 200......................................................................................... 4

Music 241......................................................................................... 1

Music 300......................................................................................... 1

Music 311*....................................................................................... 1

Performance Ensemble**...........................................................0.5

Music Elective.................................................................................. 1                  

 

LEVEL II:  COURSES                                                               UNITS

Music 152......................................................................................... 1

Music 201......................................................................................... 3

Music 211......................................................................................... 2

Music 242......................................................................................... 1

Music 261......................................................................................... 3

Music 301.......................................................................................... 1

Music 312*....................................................................................... 1

Performance Ensemble................................................................ 0.5

 

LEVEL III: COURSES                                                               UNITS

Music 152......................................................................................... 1

Music 202......................................................................................... 3

Music 212......................................................................................... 2

Music 243......................................................................................... 1

Music 302......................................................................................... 1

Music 313*....................................................................................... 1

Performance Ensemble**.................................................................... 0.5

Music 137 or Law 33.......................................................................... 3                  

 

LEVEL IV: COURSES                                                               UNITS

Music 152......................................................................................... 1

Music 230......................................................................................... 3

Music 231......................................................................................... 3

Music 244......................................................................................... 1

Music 251......................................................................................... 0.5

Music 361......................................................................................... 2

English 28***..................................................................................... 3

 

Total Units..................................................................................... 51

 

*       Or more advanced piano level determined by fulfillment of prerequisite or departmental audition.

**      Select from 351, 501, 511, 521, 531, 561, 705, 711, 725, 731, 751, 765, 771, 765, 771, 775, 781.

***    If English 28/31 requirement is met by a higher placement determined by the College Assessment, the English requirement is fulfilled; therefore, in place of English, you must take 3 units of Music.

 

 

Commercial Music:

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

Certificate

 

LEVEL I:  COURSES                                                                UNITS

Music 152......................................................................................... 1

Music 161......................................................................................... 3

Music 200......................................................................................... 4

Music 241......................................................................................... 1

Music 300......................................................................................... 1

Music 311*....................................................................................... 1

Performance Ensemble**........................................................... 0.5

Music Elective.................................................................................. 1

 

LEVEL II:  COURSES                                                               UNITS

Music 152......................................................................................... 1

Music 201......................................................................................... 3

Music 211......................................................................................... 2

Music 261......................................................................................... 3

Music 301......................................................................................... 1

Music 312*....................................................................................... 1

Performance Ensemble**.............................................................0.5

Music Elective .................................................................................  1

 

LEVEL III: COURSES                                                               UNITS

Music 152......................................................................................... 1

Music 202......................................................................................... 3

Music 212.......................................................................................... 2

Music 291......................................................................................... 2

Music 302......................................................................................... 1

Performance Ensemble**............................................................ 0.5

English 28***..................................................................................... 3

 

LEVEL IV: COURSES                                                               UNITS

Music 230 or Music 231................................................................. 3

Music 251......................................................................................... 0.5

Music 281......................................................................................... 3

Music 292......................................................................................... 2

Performance Ensemble**.............................................................. 0.5

Music Elective.................................................................................. 1

Music 137 or Law 33...................................................................... 3

 

Total Units..................................................................................... 50.5

 

 

*       Or more advanced piano level determined by fulfillment of prerequisite or departmental audition.

**     Select from 351, 501, 511, 521, 531, 561, 705, 711, 725, 731, 751, 765, 771, 765, 771, 775, 781.

***    If English 28/31 requirement is met by a higher placement determined by the College Assessment, the English requirement is fulfilled; therefore, in place of English, you must take 3 units of Music.

 

 

Commercial Music:

ORCHESTRATOR/ARRANGER

Certificate

 

LEVEL I:  COURSES                                                                UNITS

Music 152......................................................................................... 1

Music 200......................................................................................... 4

Music 241......................................................................................... 1

Music 300......................................................................................... 1

Music 311*....................................................................................... 1

Performance Ensemble**............................................................ 0.5

Instrumental Instruction................................................................. 2

(Select from Music 601, 611, 621, 631) 

Music Electives................................................................................2

 

LEVEL II:  COURSES                                                               UNITS

Music 152......................................................................................... 1

Music 161......................................................................................... 3

Music 201......................................................................................... 3

Music 211......................................................................................... 2

Music 301......................................................................................... 1

Music 312*....................................................................................... 1

Instrumental Instruction.................................................................. 2

(Select from Music 601, 611, 621, 631)

Performance Ensemble**............................................................. 0.5

 

LEVEL III: COURSES                                                               UNITS

Music 152.......................................................................................... 1

Music 202......................................................................................... 3

Music 212......................................................................................... 2

Music 302.......................................................................................... 1

Music 313*....................................................................................... 1

Instrumental Instruction........................................................................ 2

(Select from Music 601, 611, 621, 631)

Performance Ensemble**.................................................................... 0.5

Music 137 or Law 33.......................................................................... 3

 

LEVEL IV: COURSES                                                               UNITS

Music 152......................................................................................... 1

Music 230......................................................................................... 3

Music 231......................................................................................... 3

Music 251......................................................................................... 0.5

Instrumental Instruction................................................................. 2

(Select from Music 601, 611, 621, 631)

Performance Ensemble**............................................................ 0.5

English 28***..................................................................................... 3

 

Total Units..................................................................................... 52.5

 

*       Or more advanced piano level determined by fulfillment of prerequisite or by departmental audition.

**     Select from 501, 711, 725, 731, 751, 765, 771, 775, 781.

***    If English 28/31 requirement is met by a higher placement determined by the College Assessment, the English requirement is fulfilled; therefore, in place of English, you must take 3 units of Music.

 

 

Commercial Music:

VOCAL PERFORMER

Certificate

 

LEVEL I:  COURSES                                                                UNITS

Music 152......................................................................................... 1

Music 200......................................................................................... 4

Music 241......................................................................................... 1

Music 300......................................................................................... 1

Music 311*....................................................................................... 1

Music 400**...................................................................................... 1

Performance Ensemble....................................................................... 0.5

(Select from Music 501, 531, 561)

Music Electives................................................................................. 3

 

LEVEL II:  COURSES                                                               UNITS

Music 152......................................................................................... 1

Music 161......................................................................................... 3

Music 201......................................................................................... 3

Music 211......................................................................................... 2

Music 301......................................................................................... 1

Music 312*....................................................................................... 1

Music 431**...................................................................................... 1

Performance Ensemble....................................................................... 0.5

(Select from Music 501, 531, 561)

 

LEVEL III: COURSES                                                               UNITS

Music 152......................................................................................... 1

Music 202......................................................................................... 3

Music 212......................................................................................... 2

Music 302......................................................................................... 1

Music 313*....................................................................................... 1

Music 432**...................................................................................... 1

Performance Ensemble................................................................ 0.5

(Select from Music 501, 531, 561)

Music 137 or Law 33.....................................................................3

 

LEVEL IV: COURSES                                                               UNITS

Music 152.......................................................................................... 1

Music 230......................................................................................... 3

Music 251......................................................................................... 0.5

Music 433......................................................................................... 1

Performance Ensemble....................................................................... 0.5

(Select from Music 501, 531, 561)

Music Electives................................................................................. 3

English 28***..................................................................................... 3

 

Total Units..................................................................................... 49.5

 

*       Or more advanced piano level determined by fulfillment of prerequisite or by departmental audition.

**     Or more advanced voice level determined by fulfillment of prerequisite or by departmental audition.

***    If English 28/31 requirement is met by a higher placement determined by the College Assessment, the English requirement is fulfilled; therefore, in place of English, you must take 3 units of Music.
 

 

 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 

 

 

AUDITIONS TO MEET THE PREREQUISITE

Students enrolling in music classes with a performance level prerequisite who have not taken the prerequisite may audition as directed by the instructor at the first meeting of the class to confirm a performance level equal to that of the prerequisite.

 

AUDITIONS FOR MUSIC ENSEMBLE

Students enrolling in Music Ensemble classes where the description indicated a need for an audition will audition as directed by the instructor at the first class meeting.

 

NOTE: Not every class is offered each semester. Refer to the current class schedule for current class offerings.

PREREQUISITES: Specified prerequisites must be completed with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

 

Courses that are part of a sequenced transfer curriculum in music are repeatable up to three times. Students may repeat Music 180, 184, 250, 251, 311, 312, 313, 314, 341, 351, 361, 381, 382, 383, 384, 403, 414, 433, 453, 501, 511, 521, 531, 561, 604, 614, 624, 634, 654, 664 and 705, 711, 725, 731, 751, 765, 771, 775 and 781 up to three times if they are declared music majors; have completed the admission, assessment and orientation portions of the college’s Matriculation Program; have an approved Student Education Plan; and have spoken with the Music Department Chair.

 

Students enrolling in music classes with a performance level prerequisite who have not taken the prerequisite may audition as directed by the instructor at the first meeting of the class to confirm a performance level equal to that of the prerequisite.

 

 

MUSIC 101

Fundamentals of Music

3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

(For the non Music major.)  A study of the fundamentals of music including notation, major and minor key signatures and scales, intervals, time signatures and rhythms, and triads.  Some sight reading and ear training is included.  Satisfies Humanities requirement.

 

MUSIC 111

Music Appreciation I

3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Required of all Music majors. Open to all students.

Course offers a broad survey of musical masterpieces from the Middle Ages up to and including the 20th Century, with emphasis on perceptive listening.

 

MUSIC 111H

Music Appreciation I Honors

3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Honors Transfer Program standing.

Course offers a broad survey of musical masterpieces from the Middle Ages up to and including the Twentieth Century with emphasis on perceptive listening.  Fulfills Humanities requirement for graduation.

 

MUSIC 120

Music Technology Practice Lab

0.5 UNITS - (RPT3)

Co-requisite:  Either Music 161, 241, 242, 243, 244, 261, 281, 291, 292,

293 or 294.

This course allows students currently enrolled in any of the co-requisite music technology classes to use the lab equipment and materials to enhance applicable skills necessary for success.

 

MUSIC 121

Music History and Literature I

3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Advisory:  Music 111 and Music 202.

A survey of music history and literature from earliest times to 1750, including music of the ancient Greeks, early Christians, Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque periods, through music of Bach and Handel.

 

MUSIC 122

Music History and Literature II

3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Advisory:  Music 111 and Music 202.

This course is a survey of music history and music literature from 1750 to the present time, including music of the Pre-Classic, Classic, and Romantic periods, as well as Contemporary 20th Century music.

 

MUSIC 130

Music for Early Childhood Education

3 UNITS - (CSU)

Advisory:  English 28/31 or equivalent.

This course is a survey of music, teaching techniques, and materials suitable for children ages two through five, including the development of music reading and performance skills for singing and playing classroom instruments and the principles for organizing an early childhood music curriculum.

 

MUSIC 133

Introduction to Asian Music

3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Course consists of a survey of music of Asian countries and cultures from the earliest period to the present and its influence on Western culture.  Audio and visual materials and demonstrations of musical instruments will be presented.  (Credit allowed for only one of Music 133 and Asian-American Studies 6.)

 

MUSIC 135

African-American Music

3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

A study of African and African American music and their influences on folk, spirituals, gospels, concert music, opera, ballet, blues and jazz underscoring styles, characteristics, origin and contributions by African-American artists.  (Credit allowed for only one of Music 135 and African-American Studies 60.)

 

MUSIC 137

Music as a Business

3 UNITS – (A)

A study of the music industry.  Its business structure and requirements in terms of skills and knowledge in over 100 careers will be examined.  Future industry changes and developments will also be discussed.

 

MUSIC 140

Advanced Practice Lab-Music Technology

0.5 UNITS

Prerequisite: Music 120 or equivalent.

This course allows more advanced students, who are enrolled in any of the co-requisite courses of Music 120: Music Technology Practice Lab, to use the lab equipment and materials to further enhance applicable skills necessary for success.

 

MUSIC 141

Jazz Appreciation

3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

A study of jazz from its African-American origins to the present day.  Emphasis is placed on the music and personalities of those artists who made original contributions and whose work influenced that of other important jazz figures and styles.

 

MUSIC 146

Music for Elementary School Teachers

3 UNITS - (CSU)

Advisory:  English 28/31 or equivalent.

This course will introduce the basic principles of music and creative uses of music for teachers working in school-age programs.  It will present various applications for the introduction of music into the elementary school classroom and after school programs.

 

MUSIC 147

Multicultural Music Materials for Early Childhood Education

3 UNITS – (CSU)

Prerequisite:  Music 130 and Child Development 3 with satisfactory grades or better or equivalent.

This course provides an introduction to the basic concepts of multicultural education as applied to early childhood music education with a focus on varied musical arts of worldwide cultures reflected in the North American society and the development of age-appropriate teaching strategies, materials and resources.

 

MUSIC 150

Practice Lab - Early Childhood Music

0.5 UNITS - (RPT3)

Co-requisite:  Music 130, 146 or 147.

This course allows students currently enrolled in any of the co-requisite early childhood music classes to use the lab equipment and materials to enhance skills necessary for success.

 

MUSIC 152

Current Musical Events

1 UNIT - (RPT 3) (CSU)

This course increases students’ musical experiences by providing live performances of a wide variety, including guest artists, chamber groups, outstanding students, faculty, departmental organizations, and appropriate lectures and demonstrations.

 

MUSIC 161

Introduction to Electronic Music

3 UNITS – (CSU)

This course is a workshop in electro-acoustic, MIDI, and computer-assisted music techniques.  Emphasis will be in the areas of analog synthesis, digital synthesis, FM synthesis, MIDI applications, computer-assisted sequencing, and digital multi-track recording techniques.

 

MUSIC 180

Applied Music Laboratory

0.5 UNITS – (RPT 3) (A)

Co-requisite:  Either Music 181, 182, 183 or 184.

This course allows students enrolled in Applied Music to practice a minimum of five hours per week in departmental practice facilities.

 

MUSIC 181

Applied Music I

0.5 UNITS – (UC:CSU)

Co-requisite: Music 180.

Individual instruction in voice or a musical instrument for transfer-oriented music majors as determined by the Music Department.  (Confirmation of enrollment subject  to audition. - See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 182

Applied Music II

0.5 UNITS – (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Music 181 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

Co-requisite: Music 180.

Individual instruction in voice or a musical instrument for transfer-oriented music majors as determined by the Music Department.  (Confirmation of enrollment subject to audition.- See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 183

Applied Music III

0.5 UNITS – (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Music 182 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

Co-requisite: Music 180.

Individual instruction in voice or a musical instrument for transfer-oriented music majors as determined by the Music Department.  (Confirmation of enrollment subject to audition.- See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 184

Applied Music IV

0.5 UNITS – (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Music 183 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

Co-requisite: Music 180.

Individual instruction in voice or a musical instrument for transfer-oriented music majors as determined by the Music Department.  (Confirmation of enrollment subject to audition.- See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 185 (see end of this section)

 

MUSIC 200

Introduction to Music Theory

4 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Intensive study of the basic elements of music notation, music reading, sight singing, and ear training.  May also be used as the introductory course in the Music Major Core Program.

 

MUSIC 201

Harmony I

3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Music 200 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

Study of diatonic harmony including primary and secondary triads, the dominant seventh chord and their inversions.  Also includes harmonizing figured and unfigured bass, simple melodies, and the writing of original phrases.

 

MUSIC 202

Harmony II

3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Music 201 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

Study of Chromatic harmony including secondary dominants and secondary diminished sevenths, secondary seventh chords, sequences, simple modulations, and the writing of short original compositions.

 

MUSIC 203

Harmony III

3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Music 202 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

Study of advanced Chromatic harmony and analysis.  Students demonstrate skill required by harmonizing figured and unfigured bass melodies and writing short original compositions.

 

MUSIC 211

Musicianship I

2 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Music 200 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

Co-requisite: Music 201.

This course is correlated with Music 201: Harmony I and includes simple diatonic melodies, two-part play-and-sing drills, and simple melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic dictation.

 

MUSIC 212

Musicianship II

2 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Music 211 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

Co-requisite: Music 202.

This course is correlated with Music 202: Harmony II, consisting of reading intermediate level tonal and modal melodies, melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic dictation.  Sight singing and ear training are stressed.

 

MUSIC 213

Musicianship III

2 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Music 212 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

Co-requisite: Music 203.

This course, correlated with Music 203: Harmony III, includes advanced chromatic melody, harmony, and rhythm, using sight singing, ear training, and dictation.

 

MUSIC 220

Music Theory and Listening Lab

0.5 UNITS - (RPT 3)

Co-requisite: Music 200, 201, 202, 203, 211, 212, 213, 231, 252, 300, 301, 302 or 303.

This course allows students currently enrolled in any of the co-requisite music theory classes to use the lab equipment and materials to enhance applicable skills necessary for success.

 

MUSIC 221

Counterpoint I

3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Music 202 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

This course provides training in the writing of two- and three-voice contrapuntal compositions in the Baroque style.  The Two- and Three-part Inventions, keyboard suites and fugues of J.S. Bach, in addition to works of some of his contemporaries, are analyzed.

 

MUSIC 223

Twentieth Century Compositional Techniques

3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Music 202 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

This course provides training in the study of the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic techniques of the Twentieth Century.  The students will compose short pieces using the covered techniques.

 

MUSIC 230

Jazz and Commercial Harmony

3 UNITS – (CSU)

Prerequisite: Music 202 and 212 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

The subject matter of this course includes the study of the chords and chord progressions used in jazz and popular music styles.   

 

MUSIC 231

Orchestration and Arranging I

3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Music 202 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

Advisory: Music 241.

This course offers training in beginning orchestration and arranging.  Writing for the various instrumental groups of the symphony orchestra and the jazz band is covered.  One classical and one jazz band arrangement will be completed.

 

MUSIC 232

Orchestration and Arranging II

3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Music 231 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

This course offers training in advanced orchestration and arranging.  Covers advanced writing for various instrumental groups of the symphony orchestra and jazz band.  One Romantic era or 20th Century orchestration and one advanced jazz band arrangement will be completed.      

 

MUSIC 240

Advanced Practice Lab-Music Theory and Listening

0.5 UNITS- (RPT 3)

Prerequisite: Music 220 or equivalent.

This course allows more advanced students, who are enrolled in any of the co-requisite Music 220: Music Theory and Listening courses, to continue to use the lab equipment and materials to further enhance applicable skills necessary for success.

 

MUSIC 241

Music Notation and Copying I

1 UNIT – (CSU) 

This course provides instruction and practical experience in the techniques and materials required for music preparation.  This course does not deal with music composition, but only with how to copy existing music in a professional manner.          

 

MUSIC 242

Music Notation and Copying II

1 UNIT – (CSU)

Prerequisite: Music 241 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

Continued instruction and practical experience in the techniques and materials required for music preparation to create both handwritten and computer generated scores.

 

MUSIC 243

Music Notation and Copying III

1 UNIT – (CSU) 

Prerequisite: Music 242 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

Continued instruction and practical experience in the techniques and materials required for music preparation to create both handwritten and computer generated scores.     

 

MUSIC 244

Music Notation and Copying IV

1 UNIT – (CSU)

Prerequisite: Music 243 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

Continued instruction and practical experience in the techniques and materials required for music preparation to create both handwritten and computer generated scores.

 

MUSIC 250

Music Performance Workshop

0.5 UNITS - (RPT 3) (CSU)

This course includes the preparation, rehearsal and performance of selected musical works.  Illustration and discussion of various concepts of musical performance are emphasized.  (Confirmation of enrollment is subject to audition. See Auditions box.)   

 

MUSIC 251

Jazz Improvisation Workshop

0.5 UNITS - (RPT 3) (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite:  Music 202 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

This course provides training in improvisation and performance of the standard repertoire in combo setting.  For intermediate and advanced players.  (Confirmation of enrollment is subject to audition. See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 252

Jazz Structure

3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite:  Music 202 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

The subject matter of this course includes the study of chords and chord progressions as they relate to musical forms and structures employed in jazz performance.  Improvisation, arranging for jazz combo, analysis, aural recognition and composition are included.

 

MUSIC 261

Electronic Music Workshop

3 UNITS - (RPT 2) (CSU) 

Prerequisite:  Music 161 and Music 101 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

This course is a workshop in advanced electro-acoustic, MIDI event and audio editing, as well as digital audio data management and synchronization.

 

MUSIC 281

Commercial Music Techniques I

3 UNITS - (CSU)

Prerequisite: Music 161 and Music 201 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

This is the first in a sequence of courses offering opportunity to develop the techniques of music for commercial applications.  Skills in the preparation of music for compact disc production, multimedia applications, audio production techniques, songwriting and stage performance will be emphasized.

 

MUSIC 282

Commercial Music Techniques II

3 UNITS - (CSU)

Prerequisite: Music 281 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

This is the second in a sequence of courses offering opportunity to develop the techniques of music for commercial applications.  More advanced skills in the preparation of music for compact disc production, multimedia applications, audio production techniques, songwriting and stage performance will be emphasized.

 

MUSIC 285 (see end of this section)

 

MUSIC 291

MIDI Instrument Instruction I

2 UNITS - (CSU)

Prerequisite:  Music 161 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

Advisory:  Music 261.

This is a first in a sequence of courses offering the opportunity to develop functional skills with synthesizers, digital keyboards, sequences, drum machines, reverb units, disk drives, and other MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) equipment. 

 

MUSIC 292

MIDI Instrument Instruction II

2 UNITS - (CSU)

Prerequisite:  Music 291 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

This course is a continuation of the material covered in Music 291 with emphasis on sound cards, controllers, MIDI systems, and system exclusive messages.

 

MUSIC 293

MIDI Instrument Instruction III

2 UNITS - (CSU)

Prerequisite:  Music 292 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

This course is a continuation of the material covered in Music 292 with emphasis on advanced techniques in MIDI data, channel-voice messages, MIDI automation, and non-registered parameters.

 

MUSIC 294

MIDI Instrument Instruction IV

2 UNITS - (CSU)

Prerequisite:  Music 293 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

This course is a continuing study of the material covered in Music 293 with emphasis on advanced techniques in MIDI synchronization, digital audio files and their use.

 

MUSIC 299

Music Honors

1 UNIT - (RPT 3) (UC:CSU)

This course provides the serious music student an opportunity for concentrated study under the direct supervision of an instructor in selected areas through a series of projects designed to increase knowledge of musical aspects pertinent to the student’s interests and talents.

 

MUSIC 300

Introduction to Keyboard Harmony

1 UNIT - (UC:CSU)

Co-requisite: Music 200.

This course consists of the study of music fundamentals, correlated with Music 200, applied to the piano.

 

MUSIC 301 

Keyboard Harmony I

1 UNIT - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Music 300 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

Co-requisite: Music 201.

The study of Diatonic harmony applied to the piano. Correlated with Music 201.

 

MUSIC 302

Keyboard Harmony II

1 UNIT - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Music 301 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

Co-requisite: Music 202.

The study of Diatonic and simple Chromatic harmony applied to the piano.  Correlated with Music 202.

 

MUSIC 303

Keyboard Harmony III

1 UNIT - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Music 302 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

Co-requisite: Music 203.

The study of advanced Chromatic harmony applied to the piano keyboard.  Correlated with Music 203.         

 

MUSIC 311

Piano I

1 UNIT - (UC:CSU)

Open to all students.

This course consists of instruction in basic piano skills with emphasis on learning to read music, play finger-patterns, scales, chords, and beginning pieces. Students are required to furnish their own headphones.

 

MUSIC 312

Piano II

1 UNIT - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite:  Music 311 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

Continuing instruction in basic piano skills emphasizing note reading, simple major and minor scales, triads, chord progressions, repertoire and memorization. Students are required to provide their own headphones. (If the prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition. See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 313

Piano III

1 UNIT - (UC:CSU) 

Prerequisite:  Music 312 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

Continued instruction in developing piano skills with increasing emphasis on note reading, major and minor scale techniques, cadences, triads, repertoire from major historical periods, memorization. Students are required to provide their own headphones. (If prerequisite is not met, enrollment subject to audition. See Auditions box.)  

 

MUSIC 314 

Piano IV

1 UNIT - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite:  Music 313 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

Instruction in piano skills emphasizing major and minor scales, major and minor arpeggios, repertoire from the Baroque, Romantic, and 20th century, memorization and sight reading skills. Students are required to provide their own headphones. (If the prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition. See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 320

Organ Practice Lab

0.5 UNITS - (RPT 3)

Co-requisite: Either Music 381, 382, 383, or 384.

This course allows students currently enrolled in any of the co-requisite organ classes to use the lab equipment and materials to enhance applicable skills necessary for success.

 

MUSIC 340

Advanced Practice Lab-Organ

0.5 UNITS (RPT 3)

Prerequisite: Music 320 or equivalent.

This course allows more advanced students, who are enrolled in any of the co-requisite courses of Music 320: Organ Practice Lab, to use the lab equipment and materials to further enhance applicable skills at an advanced level necessary for success.

 

MUSIC 341

Intermediate Piano

2 UNITS - (RPT 3) (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Music 314 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

The study and performance of concert piano literature from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods and the 20th century. May include public performance. (If the prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition. See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 351

Piano Ensemble

1 UNIT - (RPT 3) (UC:CSU)

This course consists of the reading, study, and performance of standard piano ensemble repertoire with special emphasis on performance in recital of major ensemble works.  (Confirmation of enrollment is subject to audition. See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 361  

Commercial Piano Techniques Workshop

2 UNITS - (RPT 3) (CSU)

Prerequisite: Music 201 and 313 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

This course provides the student with basic jazz piano playing skills including voicings of 9th, 11th, and 13th chords applied to arranging lead sheets for piano. (If the prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition. See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 381

Elementary Organ I

1 UNIT - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Music 312 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

This course includes instruction in keyboard and pedal technique, as well as in registration and interpretation of standard organ literature. (If the prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition. See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 382

Elementary Organ II

1 UNIT - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Music 381 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

This course continues the study of keyboard and pedal technique, as well as in registration and interpretation of standard organ literature. (If the prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition. See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 383

Elementary Organ III

1 UNIT - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Music 382 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

This course pursues the study of the more advanced organ techniques as they apply to the keyboard, pedals and registration. Standard organ literature is studied. (If the prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition. See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 384

Elementary Organ IV

1 UNIT - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Music 383 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

This course pursues the study of the more advanced techniques as they apply to the keyboard, pedals and registration. Standard organ literature is studied. (If the prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition. See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 385 (see end of this section)

 

MUSIC 391

Harpsichord I

1 UNIT - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Music 312 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

This course includes the study of representative solo and ensemble literature for harpsichord with particular attention to harpsichord techniques of the 17th and 18th centuries.  (If prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition. See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 392

Harpsichord II

1 UNIT - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Music 391 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

This course continues the study of representative solo and ensemble literature for harpsichord with particular attention to harpsichord techniques of the 17th and 18th centuries.  (If prerequisite is not met, verification of enrollment is subject to audition. See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 400

Voice Fundamentals

1 UNIT - (UC:CSU)

This course concentrates on general, basic fundamentals of singing, using vocal exercises and simple songs. Emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of the singing voice, the body as a musical instrument, and the vocal potential of each student.           

 

MUSIC 401

Classical Voice I

1 UNIT - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Music 400 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

A continued concentration of general, basic fundamentals of singing using vocal exercises and simple arias and art songs in Italian. Italian pronunciation and vocal style will be studied. (If the prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition. See Auditions box.)

        

MUSIC 402

Classical Voice II

1 UNIT - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Music 401 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

A continued concentration of general, basic fundamentals of singing using vocal exercises and simple arias and art songs in German.  German pronunciation and vocal style will be studied.  (If the prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition. See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 403

Classical Voice III

1 UNIT - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Music 402 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

A continued concentration of general, basic fundamentals of singing using vocal exercises and simple arias and art songs in French. French pronunciation and vocal style will be studied.  (If the prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition. See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 420

Music Voice Practice Lab

0.50 UNITS - (RPT 3)

Co-requisite: Either Music 400, 401, 402 or 403.

This course allows students currently enrolled in any of the co-requisite voice classes to use the lab equipment and materials to enhance applicable skills necessary for success.

 

MUSIC 431

Commercial Voice I

1 UNIT – (CSU)

Prerequisite: Music 400 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

A continued concentration of general basic fundamentals of singing using vocal exercises and songs selected from the commercial song literature. Course includes coaching sessions with class accompanist. (If the prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject  to audition. See Auditions box.)      

 

MUSIC 432

Commercial Voice II

1 UNIT – (CSU)

Prerequisite: Music 431 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

A concentrated study of the singing voice using more difficult vocal exercises and songs from the many areas of commercial vocal music.  Stylistic interpretation and performance practices will be emphasized. Course includes coaching sessions with class accompanist. (If the prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition. See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 433

Commercial Voice III

1 UNIT – (CSU)

Prerequisite: Music 432 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

For the more advanced singer.  A concentrated study through performance of the stylistic interpretations and performance practices of the many areas of commercial vocal music. Course includes coaching sessions with class accompanist. (If the prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition. See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 450

Advanced Practice Lab

0.5 UNITS - (RPT 3)

Prerequisite: Music 420 or equivalent.

This course allows more advanced students, who are enrolled in any of the co-requisite courses of Music 420: Voice Practice Lab, to use the lab equipment and materials to further enhance applicable skills necessary for success.

 

MUSIC 453

Musical Theater Repertoire For Singers

0.5 UNIT - (RPT3) (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Either Music 401 or 431 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

A continued concentration of general basic fundamentals of singing concentrating on vocal techniques as utilized in Musical Theater.  Additional instruction will include basic body movement, acting techniques and Musical Theater song literature interpretation.  (If prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition. See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 501

College Choir

0.5 UNIT - (RPT 3) (UC:CSU)

This course consists of the study and performance of selected choral literature for mixed voices.  Emphasis is on increased skill in music reading, development of basic voice and ensemble techniques, and improving musicianship.

 

MUSIC 511

Collegiate Choir

0.5 UNIT - (RPT 3) (UC:CSU)

This course  includes the learning, understanding, and performing a cappella and accompanied SATB choral music selected from the 16th through the 20th century traditional choral music in English and other languages, sacred and secular, commercial, and contemporary styles and periods. Public performance required.  (Confirmation of enrollment subject to audition. See Auditions box.)   

 

MUSIC 520

Music Piano Practice Lab

0.5 UNITS - (RPT 3)

Co-requisite: Either Music 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 250, 299, 311, 312, 313, 314, 341, or 361.

This course allows students currently enrolled in any of the co-requisite piano or related classes to use the lab equipment and materials to enhance applicable skills necessary for success.

 

MUSIC 521

Concert Choir

0.5 UNIT - (RPT 3) (UC:CSU)

This course consists of analyzing, rehearsing, and performing choral literature for the large choir.  Materials range from the Renaissance to Contemporary. Some emphasis is placed on training for professional choral work.  (Confirmation of enrollment subject to audition. See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 531

Philharmonic Choir

0.5 UNIT - (RPT 3) (UC:CSU)

This course deals with learning, understanding and performing a cappella and accompanied SATB choral music from many styles and periods in English and other languages.  Major choral works may be included.  Public performance is required.  (Confirmation of enrollment subject to audition. See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 540

Advanced Practice Lab – Piano

0.5 UNITS - (RPT 3)

Prerequisite: Music 520 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

This course allows more advanced students, who are enrolled in any of the co-requisite courses of Music 520 to use the lab equipment and materials to further enhance applicable skills necessary for success.

 

MUSIC 561

Chamber Chorale

0.5 UNIT -  (RPT 3) (UC:CSU)

This course deals with analyzing, rehearsing, and performing choral music suited to a small group of singers, with and without accompaniment.  Emphasis is on increased skill in music reading and interpreting the musical score, and on professional attitudes toward public performance.   (Confirmation of enrollment subject to audition. See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 601

Brass Instrument Instruction I

2 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Open to all students.  This course consists of basic instruction on the brass instruments:  trumpet, French horn, trombone, and tuba.  Some instruments are available.

 

MUSIC 602

Brass Instrument Instruction II

2 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite:  Music 601 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

This course is a continuation of Music 601 with emphasis on the development of embouchure, range, endurance, and music reading skills.  (If prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition. See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 603

Brass Instrument Instruction III

2 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite:  Music 602 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

Continuation of Music 602 with increased emphasis in all areas covered.  Primary emphasis is on interpretation of more complex rhythmic notation and performance skills.  (If prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition. See Auditions box.)   

 

MUSIC 604

Brass Instrument Instruction IV

2 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite:  Music 603 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

Continuation of Music 603 with increased emphasis in all areas covered.  Primary emphasis is on interpretation of solo and small ensemble literature.  (If prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition. See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 611

String Instrument Instruction I

2 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Open to all students. This course consists of basic  instruction on the string instruments:  violin, viola, cello, and bass. Some instruments are available.

 

MUSIC 612

String Instrument Instruction II

2 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite:  Music 611 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

This course is a continuation of Music 611, with increased emphasis in all areas covered.  Primary emphasis is on development of bow and fingering techniques and music reading skills.  (If prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition. See Auditions box.)   

 

MUSIC 613

String Instrument Instruction III

2 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite:  Music 612 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

This course is a continuation of Music 612, with increased emphasis in all areas covered with primary emphasis on fingering technique in third position and music reading skills.  (If prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition. See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 614

String Instrument Instruction IV

2 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite:  Music 613 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

Continuation of Music 613 with increased emphasis in all areas covered.  Primary emphasis is on interpretation of advanced solo and small ensemble literature.  (If prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition. See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 620

Instrumental Practice Lab

0.5 UNITS - (RPT 3)

Co-requisite: Either Music 101, 130, 146, 147, 185, 250, 251, 299, 311, 312, 313, 314, 351, 361, 400, 401, 402, 403, 431, 432, 433, 453, 501, 561, 601, 602, 603, 604, 611, 612, 613, 614, 621, 623, 624, 650, 651, 652, 653, 654, 705, 711, 725, 751, 771 or 781.

This course allows students currently enrolled in any of the co-requisite instrumental classes to use the lab equipment and materials to enhance applicable skills necessary for success.

 

MUSIC 621

Woodwind Instrument Instruction I

2 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Open to all students. This course consists of basic instruction on the woodwind instruments:  flute, clarinet, and saxophone.  Some instruments are available.

 

MUSIC 622

Woodwind Instrument Instruction II

2 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite:  Music 621 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

Continuation of Music 621, with increased emphasis in all areas covered.  Primary emphasis is on embouchure development, range, endurance, and music reading skills.  (If prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition. See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 623

Woodwind Instrument Instruction III

2 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite:  Music 622 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

Continuation of  Music 622, with increased emphasis in all areas covered.  Primary emphasis is on interpretation of more complex rhythmic notation and performance skills.  (If prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition. See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 624

Woodwind Instrument Instruction IV

2 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite:  Music 623 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

This course is a continuation of Music 623, with increased emphasis in all areas covered.  Primary emphasis is on interpretation of advanced solo and small ensemble literature.  (If prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition. See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 631

Percussion Instrument Instruction I

2 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Reading of all basic rhythms, rudiments, beginning notation, and meter signatures as they apply to the snare drum.

 

MUSIC 632

Percussion Instrument Instruction II

2 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Music 631 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

This course is a continuation of Music 631. Reading of all basic rhythms, rudiments, beginning notation, and meter signatures in the playing of various percussion instruments. (If the prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition. See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 633

Percussion Instrument Instruction III

2 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Music 632 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

This course is a continuation of Music 632. Intermediate instruction on percussion instruments. Develops skill in the reading of percussion notation and in the playing of various percussion instruments. (If the prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition. See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 634

Percussion Instrument Instruction IV

2 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Music 633 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

This course is a continuation of Music 633. Intermediate instruction on percussion instruments. Develops skill in the reading of percussion notation and in the playing of various percussion instruments. (If the prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition. See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 640

Advanced Practice lab - Instrumental

0.5 UNITS - (RPT 3)

Prerequisite: Music 630 or equivalent.

This course allows more advanced students, who are enrolled in any of the co-requisite courses of Music 620 to use the lab equipment and materials to further enhance applicable skills necessary for success.

 

MUSIC 650

Beginning Guitar 

2 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

(Student must provide own guitar.)

Designed for students with no previous musical training. Topics covered include basic positioning of hands, music notation and reading, finger picking, and chord accompaniment.

 

MUSIC 651

Classical Guitar I

2 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite:  Music 650 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

(Student must provide own guitar.)

For students who wish to continue beyond the beginning level.  Topics covered include reinforcement of fundamental music reading, right and left hand playing techniques, and performance of elementary solo guitar compositions. (If the prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition. See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 652

Classical Guitar II

2 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Music 651 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent. 

(Student must provide own guitar.)

This course is for intermediate level students who want to progress further into more complex and technically demanding compositions. Greater playing skill is achieved through performance and evaluation of numerous exercises and solos. (If the prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition. See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 653

Classical Guitar III

2 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Music 652 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

(Student must provide own guitar.) 

Intermediate to advanced students probe deeper into analysis and performance practices of the classical guitarist.  Compositions of greater harmonic and technical complexity are evaluated and performed. (If the prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition. See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 654   

Classical Guitar IV

2 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Music 653 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

(Student must provide own guitar.)

Advanced compositions incorporating the full range of classical guitar techniques are analyzed, prepared, and performed at this level.  Musicianship and aesthetics of music are considered in depth.  Ensembles of various sizes prepare and perform music from all eras.  (If the prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition. See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 670

Fingerboard Harmony

2 UNITS - (CSU)

Prerequisite: Music 651 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

(Student must provide own guitar.)

This course allows guitar students to further their understanding of fingerboard harmony.  Primary concern is with the harmonic phase of guitar playing and guitar music.  Emphasis is on chord construction, progressions, scales, and sight reading. (If the prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition. See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 705

Chamber Music

0.5 UNIT - (RPT 3) (UC:CSU)

This course consists of the reading, study, and performance of standard chamber music repertoire with special emphasis on performance in recital of major chamber music works. (Confirmation of enrollment subject to audition. See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 711

Rehearsal Orchestra

0.5 UNIT - (RPT 3) (UC:CSU)

This course is designed for the player of intermediate ability and for those who wish to become more proficient on a secondary instrument.  Intermediate orchestral literature is studied with emphasis on the development of the player’s competence and ensemble skill.  (Confirmation of enrollment subject to audition. See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 720

Music Ensemble Practice Lab

0.5 UNITS - (RPT 3)

Co-requisite: Either Music 251, 351, 501 or 561.

This course allows students currently enrolled in any of the co-requisite music ensemble classes to use the lab equipment and materials to enhance applicable skills necessary for success.

 

MUSIC 725

Community Orchestra

0.5 UNIT - (RPT 3) (UC:CSU)

This course consists of the reading, study and performance of standard orchestral repertoire with special emphasis on the performance of major orchestral works.  Practical experience may also be offered to capable student conductors, soloists, composers and arrangers. (Confirmation of enrollment subject to audition. See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 731

Rehearsal Band

0.5 UNIT - (RPT 3) (UC:CSU)

This course is designed for the player of intermediate ability and for those who wish to become more proficient on a secondary instrument.  Intermediate band literature is studied with emphasis on the development of the player’s competence and ensemble skill.  (Confirmation of enrollment subject to audition. See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 740

Advanced Practice Lab – Music Ensemble

0.5 UNITS - (RPT 3)

Prerequisite: Music 720 or equivalent.

This course allows more advanced students, who are enrolled in any of the co-requisite courses of Music 720, to use the lab equipment and materials to further enhance applicable skills necessary for success.

 

MUSIC 751

Wind Ensemble

0.5 UNIT - (RPT 3) (UC:CSU)

This course consists of the study of standard band literature with the intent to develop an individual’s technical and artistic abilities through experiences with a wide range of band literature. Public performances are presented.   (Confirmation of enrollment subject to audition.  See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 765

Percussion Ensemble

0.5 UNIT - (RPT 3) (UC:CSU)

The study and performance of standard percussion ensemble literature in the symphonic and commercial fields, emphasizing proper execution of musical styles, phrasing, balance and blending techniques, intonation, rehearsal and performance techniques.  (Confirmation of enrollment subject to audition. See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 771

Guitar Ensemble

0.5 UNIT - (RPT 3) (UC:CSU)

This course consists of the study and performance of standard guitar ensemble literature with emphasis on intonation, rhythmic togetherness, balance, style, and the requirements of effective ensemble playing. (Confirmation of enrollment subject to audition. See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 775

Jazz Ensemble

0.5 UNIT - (RPT 3) (UC:CSU)

Provides training and experience in the various aspects of technique and interpretation as applied to Jazz Ensemble and Dance Band performance.  It is designed for qualified players of intermediate to advanced ability who contemplate a professional career in performance.  (Confirmation of enrollment subject to audition.  See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 781

Studio Jazz Band

0.5 UNIT - (RPT 3) (UC:CSU)

Provides training and experience in the various aspects of technique and interpretation as applied to jazz band performance. Includes public performance. For intermediate to advanced players.  (Confirmation of enrollment subject to audition. See Auditions box.)

 

MUSIC 820

Percussion Practice Lab

0.5 UNITS - (RPT 3)

Co-requisite: Either Music 631, 632, 633, 634 or 765.

This course allows students currently enrolled in any of the co-requisite percussion classes to use the lab equipment and materials to enhance applicable skills necessary for success.

 

MUSIC 840

Advanced Practice Lab – Percussion

0.5 UNITS - (RPT 3)

Prerequisite: Music 820 or equivalent.

This course allows more advanced students who are enrolled in any of the co-requisite courses of Music 820 Percussion Practice Lab to use the lab equipment and materials to further enhance applicable skills necessary for success.

 

MUSIC 185 Directed Study - 1 UNIT   (CSU) (RPT 2)

MUSIC 285 Directed Study - 2 UNITS (CSU)

MUSIC 385 Directed Study - 3 UNITS (CSU)

This course allows vocal and instrumental students to pursue directed study on a contract basis under the direction of a supervising instructor.  A maximum of 3 units in Directed Study may be taken for credit.

 

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