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Music - Course Descriptions

Music Course Descriptions

MCC Campus(s): Blue River, Longview, Maple Woods, Penn Valley
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BR-Rebecca Johnson, 604.6508
LV-Cathy Hardy-Parcell, 604.2321
MW-Jim Murray, 604.3305
PV-Clarence Smith, 604.4456

Music Courses

MUSI 101 - Choir I - 1.00 credits

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. Choir I is designed to introduce students to choral literature and provide the tools to develop excellent ensemble singing skills and techniques through rehearsal and performance. This course is open to students who have had previous choir experience and who pass an audition to demonstrate proficiency in music reading.

MUSI 102 - Choir II - 1.00 credits

Prerequisites: MUSI 101 Choir I with the grade of a C or higher. Choir II is designed to introduce students to choral literature and provide the tools to develop excellent ensemble singing skills and techniques through rehearsal and performance. This course is open to students who have had previous choir experience and who pass an audition to demonstrate proficiency in music reading.

MUSI 103 - Concert Band I - 1.00 credits

Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor. Concert Band I is an instrumental ensemble, serving as an educational and musical outlet through the performance of classical, 20th century, and modern works for winds and percussion. The course is designed to build excellent musicianship and ensemble playing skills through rehearsal and performance. This course is open to students who play standard concert band instruments. Students will need to pass an audition to demonstrate proficiency on their respective instrument and music reading abilities. Students will need to provide their own instrument.

MUSI 104 - Concert Band II - 1.00 credits

Prerequisites: MUSI 103 Concert Band I with the grade of a C or higher. Concert Band II is an instrumental ensemble, serving as an educational and musical outlet through the performance of classical, 20th century, and modern works for winds and percussion. The course is designed to build excellent musicianship and ensemble playing skills through rehearsal and performance. This course is open to students who play standard concert band instruments. Students will need to pass an audition to demonstrate proficiency on their respective instrument and music reading abilities. Students will need to provide their own instrument.

MUSI 105 - Orchestra I - 1.00 credits

Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor. Orchestra I is a full orchestra serving as an educational and musical outlet through the performance of standard orchestra literature. The course is designed to build excellent musicianship and ensemble playing skills through rehearsal and performance. This course is open to students who play the violin, viola, cello and bass. Students will need to pass an audition to demonstrate proficiency on their respective instrument and music reading abilities. Students will need to provide their own instrument.

MUSI 106 - Orchestra II - 1.00 credits

Prerequisites: MUSI 105 Orchestra I with the grade of a C or higher. Orchestra II is a full orchestra serving as an educational and musical outlet through the performance of standard orchestra literature. The course is designed to build excellent musicianship and ensemble playing skills through rehearsal and performance. This course is open to students who play the violin, viola, cello and bass. Students will need to pass an audition to demonstrate proficiency on their respective instrument and music reading abilities. Students will need to provide their own instrument.

MUSI 107 - Fundamentals of Music - 3.00 credits

This course will introduce students to fundamental concepts of music notation and ear training through the use of scales, key signatures, intervals, chords, and chord progressions. This course is designed for the general student and the student preparing for music theory.

MUSI 108 - Music Appreciation - 3.00 credits

This course will introduce the student to the aesthetics of music through the study of musical eras including the Middle Ages through 20th century and music genres through vocal and instrumental mediums.

MUSI 110 - Music Theory I - 4.00 credits

This course will introduce students to beginning concepts of music notation and ear training through the use of intervals, scales, triads, seventh chords and their inversions, chord progressions in major and minor keys, and non-harmonic tones including suspensions, appoggiatura, and passing tones. Practical application will include sight-singing, ear training, and keyboard skills.

MUSI 111 - Music Theory II - 4.00 credits

Prerequisite: MUSI 110. This course is a continuation of Music Theory I and will introduce students to secondary triads, secondary sevenths, and secondary dominants and all their inversions, non-harmonic tones including suspensions, pedal tones, and added sixths, and modulation by secondary dominants to closely related keys.

MUSI 112 - Class Piano I - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: Some experience with note reading in at least one clef and with rhythmic notation is recommended. A practical approach to keyboard techniques including harmonization, transposition, and sight reading.

MUSI 113 - Class Piano II - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: MUSI 112. Development of increased facility at the piano keyboard through mastery of elementary exercises in harmonization of melodies, sightreading, and transposition.

MUSI 116 - Evolution of Jazz - 3.00 credits

A study of the rich ethnic background and evolution of jazz music and its many styles. African, African-American, and European cultures will be examined in terms of the role each has played, and continues to play, in defining and influencing American culture through jazz. Important performers, composers, musicians, educators, and writers of jazz will be identified with respect to their contributions to the art form. Critical listening activities supplement the course content.

MUSI 117A - Special Problems in Music - 1.00 credits

Directed studies in special interest music topics (e.g., composition, MIDI music, pedagogy, music industry, etc.).

MUSI 117B - Special Problems in Music - 2.00 credits

Directed studies in special interest music topics (e.g., composition, MIDI music, pedagogy, music industry, etc.).

MUSI 117C - Special Problems in Music - 3.00 credits

Directed studies in special interest music topics (e.g., composition, MIDI music, pedagogy, music industry, etc.).

MUSI 120 - Class Voice I - 2.00 credits

Fundamentals of sight singing in major and minor keys. Fundamentals of correct voice production, breathing, and breath control. Elementary vocal literature in English. Development of stage presence and poise.

MUSI 121 - Class Voice II - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: MUSI 120. Advanced sight singing in major and minor keys. Develop independence necessary for private voice instruction. Elementary Italian art songs and more difficult vocal repertoire in English.

MUSI 125 - Class Guitar I - 2.00 credits

Open to all students interested in learning proper fundamentals of playing guitar, including improvisation.

MUSI 126 - Class Guitar II - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: MUSI 125. Open to all students interested in further development of playing guitar, including improvisation.

MUSI 130 - Private Instruction I - 1.00 credits

Private instruction in strings, brass, guitar, percussion, piano, voice, or woodwinds. Music from the standard repertoire as well as technical exercises on the instrument. Special enrollment fee in addition to regular tuition.

MUSI 131 - Private Instruction I - 2.00 credits

Private instruction in strings, brass, guitar, percussion, piano, voice, or woodwinds. Music from the standard repertoire as well as technical exercises on the instrument. Special enrollment fee in addition to regular tuition.

MUSI 132 - Private Instruction II - 1.00 credits

Prerequisite: MUSI 130 or MUSI 131. Private instruction in strings, brass, guitar, percussion, piano, voice, or woodwinds. Music from the standard repertoire as well as technical exercises on the instrument. Special enrollment fee in addition to regular tuition.

MUSI 133 - Private Instruction II - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: MUSI 130 or MUSI 131. Private instruction in strings, brass, guitar, percussion, piano, voice, or woodwinds. Music from the standard repertoire as well as technical exercises on the instrument. Special enrollment fee in addition to regular tuition.

MUSI 134 - Jazz Band I - 1.00 credits

Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor. Jazz Band I is an instrumental ensemble, serving as an educational and musical outlet through the performance of classical, 20th century, and modern works for jazz ensemble. The course is designed to build excellent musicianship and ensemble playing skills through rehearsal and performance. This course is open to students who play standard jazz band instruments. Students will need to pass an audition to demonstrate proficiency on their respective instrument and music reading abilities. Students will need to provide their own instrument.

MUSI 135 - Jazz Band II - 1.00 credits

Prerequisites: MUSI 134 Jazz Band I with the grade of a C or higher. Jazz Band II is an instrumental ensemble, serving as an educational and musical outlet through the performance of classical, 20th century, and modern works for jazz ensemble. The course is designed to build excellent musicianship and ensemble playing skills through rehearsal and performance. This course is open to students who play standard jazz band instruments. Students will need to pass an audition to demonstrate proficiency on their respective instrument and music reading abilities. Students will need to provide their own instrument.

MUSI 150 - Midi Music Production on the Computer - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: MUSI 107 or MUSI 112 or MUSI 130 or MUSI 131. A study of the applications of MIDI music and computer-based music MIDI recording, arranging, and composition. The students will work with computers and MIDI keyboards and will use sequencing/editing software.

MUSI 160 - Music of the World's Cultures - 3.00 credits

This course will be an investigation of music of a variety of cultures, focusing on musical style, aesthetic viewpoints of differing cultures and the function in which music fulfills these diverse societies. Within this course, students will study the connection between music and religion, drama, gender, ethnicity and dance.

MUSI 201 - Choir III - 1.00 credits

Prerequisite: MUSI 102 Choir II with the grade of a C or higher. Choir III is designed to introduce students to choral literature and provide the tools to develop excellent ensemble singing skills and techniques through rehearsal and performance. This course is open to students who have had previous choir experience and who pass an audition to demonstrate proficiency in music reading.

MUSI 202 - Choir IV - 1.00 credits

Prerequisites: MUSI 201 Choir III with the grade of a C or higher. Choir IV is designed to introduce students to choral literature and provide the tools to develop excellent ensemble singing skills and techniques through rehearsal and performance. This course is open to students who have had previous choir experience and who pass an audition to demonstrate proficiency in music reading.

MUSI 203 - Concert Band III - 1.00 credits

Prerequisites: MUSI 104 Concert Band II with the grade of a C or higher. Concert Band III is an instrumental ensemble, serving as an educational and musical outlet through the performance of classical, 20th century, and modern works for winds and percussion. The course is designed to build excellent musicianship and ensemble playing skills through rehearsal and performance. This course is open to students who play standard concert band instruments. Students will need to pass an audition to demonstrate proficiency on their respective instrument and music reading abilities. Students will need to provide their own instrument.

MUSI 204 - Concert Band IV - 1.00 credits

Prerequisites: MUSI 203 Concert Band III with the grade of a C or higher. Concert Band IV is an instrumental ensemble, serving as an educational and musical outlet through the performance of classical, 20th century, and modern works for winds and percussion. The course is designed to build excellent musicianship and ensemble playing skills through rehearsal and performance. This course is open to students who play standard concert band instruments. Students will need to pass an audition to demonstrate proficiency on their respective instrument and music reading abilities. Students will need to provide their own instrument.

MUSI 205 - Orchestra III - 1.00 credits

Prerequisite: MUSI 106 Orchestra II with the grade of a C or higher. Orchestra III is a full orchestra serving as an educational and musical outlet through the performance of standard orchestra literature. The course is designed to build excellent musicianship and ensemble playing skills through rehearsal and performance. This course is open to students who play the violin, viola, cello and bass. Students will need to pass an audition to demonstrate proficiency on their respective instrument and music reading abilities. Students will need to provide their own instrument.

MUSI 206 - Orchestra IV - 1.00 credits

Prerequsite: MUSI 205 Orchestra III with the grade of a C or higher. Orchestra IV is a full orchestra serving as an educational and musical outlet through the performance of standard orchestra literature. The course is designed to build excellent musicianship and ensemble playing skills through rehearsal and performance. This course is open to students who play the violin, viola, cello and bass. Students will need to pass an audition to demonstrate proficiency on their respective instrument and music reading abilities. Students will need to provide their own instrument.

MUSI 210 - Music Theory III - 4.00 credits

Prerequisite: MUSI 111. This course is a continuation of Music Theory II and will introduce students to chromatically altered chords including diminished 7ths and augmented 6ths, modulation to all keys, analysis of Greek modes, and analysis of 19th century harmonic techniques. Opportunity for original compositions. Practical application in sight-singing, dictation, and keyboard skills.

MUSI 211 - Music Theory IV - 4.00 credits

Prerequisite: MUSI 210. This course is a continuation of Music Theory III and will introduce students to chromatic alterations of secondary chords, transposition, and analysis of 20th century harmonic techniques. Opportunity for original work and practical application in sight-singing, dictation, and keyboarding skills.

MUSI 212 - Class Piano III - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: MUSI 113. Melodic harmonization, sight-reading, and transposition. Performance of piano literature of various periods.

MUSI 213 - Class Piano IV - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: MUSI 212. Melodic harmonization, sight-reading, transposition, accompanying, and reading from an open score. Performance of piano literature of various periods.

MUSI 230 - Private Instruction III - 1.00 credits

Prerequisite: MUSI 132 or MUSI 133. Private instruction in strings, brass, guitar, percussion, piano, voice or woodwinds. Music from the standard repertoire as well as technical exercises on the instrument. Special enrollment fee in addition to regular tuition.

MUSI 231 - Private Instruction III - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: MUSI 132 or MUSI 133. Private instruction in strings, brass, guitar, percussion, piano, voice or woodwinds. Music from the standard repertoire as well as technical exercises on the instrument. Special enrollment fee in addition to regular tuition.

MUSI 232 - Private Instruction IV - 1.00 credits

Prerequisite: MUSI 230 or MUSI 231. Private instruction in strings, brass, guitar, percussion, piano, voice, or woodwinds. Music from the standard repertoire as well as technical exercises on the instrument. Special enrollment fee in addition to regular tuition.

MUSI 233 - Private Instruction IV - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: MUSI 230 or MUSI 231. Private instruction in strings, brass, guitar, percussion, piano, voice, or woodwinds. Music from the standard repertoire as well as technical exercises on the instrument. Special enrollment fee in addition to regular tuition.

MUSI 234 - Jazz Band III - 1.00 credits

Prerequisites: MUSI 135 Jazz Band II with the grade of a C or higher. Jazz Band III is an instrumental ensemble, serving as an educational and musical outlet through the performance of classical, 20th century, and modern works for jazz ensemble. The course is designed to build excellent musicianship and ensemble playing skills through rehearsal and performance. This course is open to students who play standard jazz band instruments. Students will need to pass an audition to demonstrate proficiency on their respective instrument and music reading abilities. Students will need to provide their own instrument.

MUSI 235 - Jazz Band IV - 1.00 credits

Prerequisites: MUSI 234 Jazz Band III with the grade of a C or higher. Jazz Band IV is an instrumental ensemble, serving as an educational and musical outlet through the performance of classical, 20th century, and modern works for jazz ensemble. The course is designed to build excellent musicianship and ensemble playing skills through rehearsal and performance. This course is open to students who play standard jazz band instruments. Students will need to pass an audition to demonstrate proficiency on their respective instrument and music reading abilities. Students will need to provide their own instrument.

 

Last Modified: 10/26/15