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MCC-Longview Music Department
500 SW Longview Rd
Lee’s Summit, Mo., 64081-2105

Contact Info

Liberal Arts Building, room 111
Phone: 816.604.2321
Fax: 816.672.2147
Email: LV.Music@mcckc.edu

Department Coordinator:
Cathy Hardy
Email: Cathy.Hardy@mcckc.edu

These courses count as humanities credit. Some courses also meet learning enhancement requirements for writing intensive and human diversity.

To view the schedule and catalog descriptions of these courses, go here.

Course Highlights

Music Appreciation - MUSI 108 - 3 credits

Fall & Spring Semesters:
MW 1:30pm - 2:45pm (1st 8 weeks) *Writing Intensive
MWF 9:00am - 9:50am *Writing Intensive
MWF 11:00am - 11:50am
TR 11:00am - 12:15pm
F 1:00pm - 3:45pm
Summer Semester: MW 9:30am - 10:45am

Each student chooses a favorite contemporary song and will examine and compare their song to music from other time periods. The course will promote the understanding of the origins of music and its potential influence on the future.

Evolution of Jazz - MUSI 116 - 3 credits *Human Diversity

Fall & Spring Semesters: R 7:10pm - 9:50pm
A study of the first American music through the influence of African, African-American, Latin, and European cultures. Important performers, composers, and musicians of jazz will be introduced.

Music of the World’s Cultures - MUSI 160 - 3 credits *Human Diversity

Fall & Spring Semesters: TR 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Summer Semester: TR 11:00am - 12:15pm
This course presents the connection between music and religion, drama, gender, ethnicity, and dance in cultures around the world. Students have the opportunity to play traditional instruments in class.

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Music Lecture

Course Descriptions

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 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 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.

Last Modified: 10/26/15