Courses

Here's the full, searchable list of music courses. Use the two submenus to search by Course Rotation or  Semester.

The Rehearsal Observation Series is a Credit / No Credit course, which brings students to the forefront of the music making process. It corroborates the "doing/experiencing" philosophy of the music department, linking that directly to curriculum. It helps non-musicians particularly understand how this mystery that is music actually works. Rehearsal observations occur on a regular basis. Attendance is mandatory and a required Rehearsal Observation Form is submitted after each rehearsal. Satisfies GE, category C1.

An introductory course with lectures and demonstrations dealing with the broad range of music in the United States from the Colonial period to the present. Satisfies GE Area C1 (History of the Fine Arts).

This class provides an opportunity for students to perform their repertory in a group setting. Private instruction faculty coach students in technique, interpretation, and presentation. Classes are normally offered for voice and classical instrumental. Also offered for upper-division credit as MUS 451. May be repeated for credit.

Fundamentals of audio and recording production in a studio and of live performances. Discussion and demonstrations of major types of software and/or hardware used in the production of music including creative and innovative methods. Students will develop skills in all phases of studio and live performance operation and will complete a number of individual projects. Strongly recommended for music composition students.

MUS 160 A/B is a year long course, which features weekly lectures and small seminars. It constitutes a Humanities Learning Community (HLC) for any first-year student. The learning objectives of the HLC will satisfy A3 (Critical Thinking) and C3 (Comparative Perspectives and/or Foreign Languages) GE Areas. C- or better required in the second semester for A3 credit.

MUS 160 A/B is a year long course, which features weekly lectures and small seminars. It constitutes a Humanities Learning Community (HLC) for any first-year student. The learning objectives of the HLC will satisfy A3 (Critical Thinking) and C3 (Comparative Perspectives and/or Foreign Languages) GE Areas. C- or better required in the second semester for A3 credit.

An exploration and development of basic jazz vocabulary, including scales, chords, rhythm, and techniques used in melodic improvisation. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.

Topic will differ each semester. Cr/NC only.

Experience live classical, jazz, and world music performances created by today's musicians, students, and professionals. In-class discussions allow students to build a vocabulary about the performances they will review. The capstone experience is a small group presentation on an area of music mutually chosen. Attendance is required at seven on-campus, free-admission performances. Satisfies GE Area C3.

A continuation of work begun in MUS 109.

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