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Music Course Descriptions

MCC Campus(s): Blue River, Longview, Maple Woods, Penn Valley
Contacts:
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 - Mixed Chorus I - 1.00 credits

Open to all students interested in group singing. Performance of various types of choral music in public.

MUSI 102 - Mixed Chorus II - 1.00 credits

Open to all students interested in group singing. Performance of various types of choral music in public.

MUSI 103 - Band I - 1.00 credits

Open to all students interested in playing in an instrumental ensemble. Performance of various types of instrumental music in public.

MUSI 104 - Band II - 1.00 credits

Open to all students interested in playing in an instrumental ensemble. Performance of various types of instrumental music in public.

MUSI 105 - Orchestra I - 1.00 credits

Open to all students who play violin, viola, cello or bass interested in group performance. Performance of various types of orchestra music in public.

MUSI 106 - Orchestra II - 1.00 credits

Open to all students who play violin, viola, cello or bass interested in group performance. Performance of various types of orchestra music in public.

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 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 - Mixed Chorus III - 1.00 credits

Prerequisite: MUSI 102. Open to all students interested in group singing. Performance of various types of chorale music in public.

MUSI 202 - Mixed Chorus IV - 1.00 credits

Prerequisite: MUSI 201. Open to all students interested in group singing. Performance of various types of choral music in public.

MUSI 203 - Band III - 1.00 credits

Open to all students interested in playing in an instrumental ensemble. Performance of various types of instrumental music in public.

MUSI 204 - Band IV - 1.00 credits

Open to all students interested in playing in an instrumental ensemble. Performance of various types of instrumental music in public.

MUSI 205 - Orchestra III - 1.00 credits

Prerequisite: MUSI 106. Open to all students who play violin, viola, cello or bass interested in group performance. Performance of various types of orchestra music in public.

MUSI 206 - Orchestra IV - 1.00 credits

Prerequsite: MUSI 205. Open to all students who play violin, viola, cello or bass interested in group performance. Performance of various types of orchestra music in public.

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.

 

Last Modified: 9/30/11