Music (MUS)

MUS 100

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Fee: $12.5

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces the computer's role in music, synthesizer parameter definition, sequencers, editors, and notation programs. Provides computer-assisted instruction in music theory. [D; CSU] (Same as: RA&T 100)

MUS 101

MUSIC THEORY I

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: MUS 131 or equivalent; ability to read notated music in at least one clef.

Corequisite: MUS 111.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Reviews the rudiments of music including note reading, time signatures and rhythms, intervals, major and minor scales, key signatures, figured bass, triads, and reading lead sheets. Introduces the student to part-writing. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 102

MUSIC THEORY II

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Prerequisite: MUS 101 or equivalent.

Corequisite: MUS 113.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Reviews harmony, scales, and triads. Analyzes the principles of voice leading in diatonic harmonic progressions, non-harmonic tones, sevenths chords, and beginning modulation. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 103

MUSICIANSHIP FOR GENERAL ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Includes elementary music theory, basic singing, and performance of autoharp and recorder. Develops elementary piano keyboard facility. [D; CSU; C-ID MUS 110]

MUS 105

INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Surveys various topics in music including, but not limited to, music fundamentals, music history, and music and culture. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 106

INTRODUCTION TO JAZZ

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Surveys the historical development of jazz and its major stylistic shifts. Emphasizes the influence of West African music and early African-American music to the pluralism of jazz in the twenty-first century. Focuses on developing analytical and listening skills and evaluating the significance of jazz in American culture. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 107

AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers an historical survey of American popular music since the turn of the twentieth century up to the present. Focuses on how popular music reflects the social, political, cultural attitudes, and trends of America at the time each style of music was being created. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 109

MUSIC THEORY III

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: MUS 114.

Prerequisite: MUS 102 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Emphasizes analysis and voice leading of triads, seventh chords, secondary dominants, and chromatic chords found in music literature. Incorporates composition for keyboard and in the four-part chorale style. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID MUS 140]

MUS 110

MUSIC THEORY IV

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: MUS 115.

Prerequisite: MUS 109 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Incorporates concepts of Music Theory III. Includes post-Romantic techniques such as borrowed chords and modal mixture, chromatic mediants, Neapolitan and augmented-sixth chords, 9th, 11th, and 13th chords, altered chords, and dominants; and 20th century techniques such as Impressionism, tone rows, set theory, pandiatonicism and polytonalism, meter, and rhythm. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 111

AURAL SKILLS I

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Corequisite: MUS 101.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Emphasizes singing and dictation of major and minor scales, triads, diatonic melodies, and simple rhythmic divisions. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 113

AURAL SKILLS II

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: MUS 111 or equivalent.

Corequisite: MUS 102.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Emphasizes the singing of major and minor scales. Develops singing and dictation skills with diatonic, conjunct, and disjunct melodies. Executes rhythmic exercises that include simple and compound meter. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID MUS 135]

MUS 114

AURAL SKILLS III

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: MUS 109.

Prerequisite: MUS 102 and 113, or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Emphasizes the singing of melodies in major and minor keys. Develops singing and dictation skills with conjunct and disjunct melodies. Executes more complex rhythmic exercises with syncopations. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID MUS 145]

MUS 115

AURAL SKILLS IV

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: MUS 110.

Prerequisite: MUS 109 and 114, or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Emphasizes the singing of melodies with chromaticism. Develops singing and dictation skills of harmonic progressions. Executes and dictates complex rhythmic exercises with syncopations. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 119A

BRASS INSTRUMENTS I

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides beginning level group and private instruction on any of the following brass instruments: trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 119B

BRASS INSTRUMENTS II

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: MUS 119A or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides beginning-intermediate level group and private instruction on any of the following brass instruments: trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 119C

BRASS INSTRUMENTS III

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: MUS 119B or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides intermediate level group and private instruction on any of the following brass instruments: trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 119D

BRASS INSTRUMENTS IV

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: MUS 119C or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides advanced level group and private instruction on any of the following brass instruments: trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 124A

INTRODUCTION TO MARIACHI PERFORMANCE I

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: MUS 119A, MUS 137, MUS 140, or MUS 193A, or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides the opportunity to perform simple mariachi music in a beginning-level ensemble. Emphasizes learning to play mariachi instruments (violin, trumpet, guitar, vihuela, guitarron, flute, voice) in the proper style, reading music, and playing well as part of a group. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 124B

INTRODUCTION TO MARIACHI PERFORMANCE II

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: MUS 124A or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides the opportunity to perform simple mariachi music in a beginning-intermediate level ensemble. Emphasizes learning to play mariachi instruments (violin, trumpet, guitar, vihuela, guitarron, flute, voice) in the proper style, reading music, and playing well as part of a group. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 124C

INTRODUCTION TO MARIACHI PERFORMANCE III

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: MUS 124B or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides the opportunity to perform simple mariachi music in an intermediate-level ensemble. Emphasizes learning to play mariachi instruments (violin, trumpet, guitar, vihuela, guitarron, flute, voice) in the proper style, reading music, and playing well as part of a group. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 124D

INTRODUCTION TO MARIACHI PERFORMANCE IV

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: MUS 124C or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides the opportunity to perform simple mariachi music in an intermediate-advanced level ensemble. Emphasizes learning to play mariachi instruments (violin, trumpet, guitar, vihuela, guitarron, flute, voice) in the proper style, reading music, and playing well as part of a group. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 125

APPLIED MUSIC---INDIVIDUAL STUDY I

0.5 UNITS

Grade Only

Limitation on Enrollment: Declared music major; Enrollment subject to audition.

Laboratory 2 hours

Offered: ALL

Develops performance skills at the beginner level on a selected instrument or voice. Requires study with a master private instructor (at the student's own expense) and meetings with class members on a weekly basis to listen and give feedback to peer performances. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID MUS 160]

MUS 126

APPLIED MUSIC---INDIVIDUAL STUDY II

0.5 UNITS

Grade Only

Prerequisite: MUS 125 or equivalent.

Limitation on Enrollment: Declared music major; Enrollment subject to audition.

Laboratory 2 hours

Offered: ALL

Develops performance skills at the intermediate level on a selected instrument or voice. Requires study with a master private instructor (at the student's own expense) and meetings with class members on a weekly basis to listen and give feedback to peer performances. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID MUS 160]

MUS 127

APPLIED MUSIC---INDIVIDUAL STUDY III

0.5 UNITS

Grade Only

Prerequisite: MUS 126 or equivalent.

Limitation on Enrollment: Declared music major; Enrollment subject to audition.

Laboratory 2 hours

Offered: ALL

Develops performance skills at the advanced level on a selected instrument or voice. Requires study with a master private instructor (at the student's own expense) and meetings with class members on a weekly basis to listen and give feedback to peer performances. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID MUS 160]

MUS 128

APPLIED MUSIC---INDIVIDUAL STUDY IV

0.5 UNITS

Grade Only

Prerequisite: MUS 127 or equivalent.

Limitation on Enrollment: Declared music major; Enrollment subject to audition.

Laboratory 2 hours

Offered: ALL

Develops performance skills at the professional level on a selected instrument or voice. Requires study with a master private instructor (at the student's own expense) and meetings with class members on a weekly basis to listen and give feedback to peer performances. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID MUS 160]

MUS 131

MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Emphasizes the rudiments of music including note reading, keyboard, rhythm, intervals, scales, and triads. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID MUS 110] (Formerly: MUS 99)

MUS 132A

CLASS PIANO I

1 UNIT

Grade Only

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Introduces basic keyboard experience through the study of music reading, notation, scales, chords, hand positions, and basic fingering patterns. [D; CSU; UC] (Formerly: MUS 132)

MUS 132B

CLASS PIANO II

1 UNIT

Grade Only

Prerequisite: MUS 132A or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Studies standard piano repertoire with emphasis upon practice techniques and principles of interpretation. [D; CSU; UC] (Same as: MUS 133)

MUS 132C

CLASS PIANO III

1 UNIT

Grade Only

Prerequisite: MUS 132B or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Develops an advanced technique through the study of scales (in 2, 3, and 4 octaves with various accent patterns), arpeggios and etudes, and the development of sight-reading skills. [D; CSU; UC] (Same as: MUS 134)

MUS 136A

JAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE I

2 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: MUS 185 or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides the opportunity to perform in a choral ensemble with aural and score analysis of jazz vocal literature from its traditional roots to the present at the beginning level. Emphasizes historical context, performance practice, style, and interpretation. Public performance required. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 136B

JAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE II

2 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: MUS 185 or equivalent.

Prerequisite: MUS 136A or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides the opportunity to perform in an advanced choral ensemble with aural and score analysis of jazz vocal literature from its traditional roots to the present. Emphasizes historical context, performance practice, style, and interpretation. Public performance required. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 136C

JAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE III

2 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: MUS 185 or equivalent.

Prerequisite: MUS 136B or equivalent ] Choral ensemble for music students with aural and score analysis of jazz vocal literature from its traditional roots to the present.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

[ Emphasis on historical context, performance practice, style and interpretation. Public performance required. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 136D

JAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE IV

2 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: MUS 185 or equivalent.

Prerequisite: MUS 136C or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides the opportunity to perform in a professional-level choral ensemble with aural and score analysis of jazz vocal literature from its traditional roots to the present. Emphasizes historical context, performance practice, style, and interpretation. Public performance required. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 137

BEGINNING GUITAR I

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Studies elementary plectrum and classical guitar techniques. Includes scales, arpeggios and chord progressions studied, related to melody and accompaniment styles in both the popular and classical fields. Introduces some history of the guitar. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 138

BEGINNING GUITAR II

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: MUS 137 or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Continues extensive study of guitar techniques as they apply to classic, folk, rock, and electric guitar playing. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 140

CLASS VOICE I

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides a class for vocal field beginners to work on breath control, tone quality, and diction. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 141

CLASS VOICE II

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: MUS 140 or equivalent.

Laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Studies songs in English, Italian, and German representing various styles and different periods of music, as well as songs from musical theatre. Focuses on tone quality and interpretation, applying correct rhythm, intonation, and phrasing. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 142

CLASS VOICE III

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: MUS 141 or equivalent.

Laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Examines songs in Italian, German, and English representing different periods of music and musical comedy songs. Provides attention to interpretation, emphasizing breath control, diction, and tone quality. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 143

POPULAR VOCAL TECHNIQUES

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: MUS 140 or equivalent.

Laboratory 2 hours

Offered: ALL

Training in the performance of popular singing styles. Includes the development of interpretive techniques such as rhythmic variation and phrasing as needed for solo work and background singing in jazz, rock, blues, country, folk, and easy listening. Stage deportment and microphone techniques. [D; CSU]

MUS 150

MUSIC BUSINESS/CAREER OVERVIEW

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Explores the business aspects of music, with an emphasis on copyright law, production, contract law, personal management, professional organizations, and other elements of music which account for success in the music industry. [D; CSU] (Same as: RA&T 110)

MUS 151

RECORDING TECHNIQUES

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: FTMA 101.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces audio recording with an emphasis on current digital recording techniques, equipment, and practices. Focuses on the physics of sound propagation, psychoacoustics, microphones, mixers, signal processing, and historical perspectives on analog, digital and HD audio recording, and multi-track recording and mixing. [D; CSU] (Same as: FTMA 111;RA&T 120;TELE 151)

MUS 155

ELECTRONIC MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces branches of electronic music and the composers that developed the style. Includes hands-on use of computer based DAW software (Digital Performer), Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) sequencing software and hardware synthesizers like the Roland Juno-D, used in contemporary computer-based music production. [D; CSU] (Same as: RA&T 105)

MUS 156

PRACTICAL RECORDING TECHNIQUES I

4 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: MUS 152 or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 6 hours

Offered: ALL

Investigates the artistic and aesthetic differences between mixing the elements of live sound and recorded sound, and how these differences can be enhanced. Enables students to envision recording devices as musical instruments. Does not require performing, reading, or writing music. [D; CSU]

MUS 157A

MARIACHI GARIBALDI I

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: MUS 119A, 137, 140, or 193A, or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides the opportunity to perform professional-level, traditional mariachi music in an intermediate ensemble. Emphasizes authentic mariachi style, excellence in personal and group performance, repertoire building, sight-reading music, playing and transposing songs by ear, memorization techniques, working and performing in a group, stage presence and other aspects of performance, and overall professionalism. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 157B

MARIACHI GARIBALDI II

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: MUS 157A or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides the opportunity to perform professional-level, complex mariachi music in an advanced amateur ensemble. Emphasizes authentic mariachi style, excellence in personal and group performance, repertoire building, sight-reading music, playing and transposing songs by ear, memorization techniques, working and performing in a group, stage presence and other aspects of performance, and overall professionalism. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 157C

MARIACHI GARIBALDI III

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: MUS 157B or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides the opportunity to perform professional-level, show-caliber mariachi music in a professional-level ensemble. Emphasizes authentic mariachi style, excellence in personal and group performance, repertoire building, sight-reading music, playing and transposing songs by ear, memorization techniques, working and performing in a group, stage presence and other aspects of performance, and overall professionalism. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 157D

MARIACHI GARIBALDI IV

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: MUS 157C or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides the opportunity to perform professional-level, highly complex show-caliber mariachi music in a show-quality ensemble. Emphasizes authentic mariachi style, excellence in personal and group performance, repertoire building, sight-reading music, playing and transposing songs by ear, memorization techniques, working and performing in a group, stage presence and other aspects of performance, and overall professionalism. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 158

CONCERT BAND I

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: MUS 119A or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides the opportunity for woodwind, brass and percussion instrumentalists to perform in a beginning-level concert band. Explores various styles of band literature including classical, contemporary, popular, and new music compositions. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID MUS 180]

MUS 159

CONCERT BAND II

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: MUS 158 or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides the opportunity for woodwind, brass and percussion instrumentalists to perform in an intermediate-level concert band. Explores various styles of concert band literature including classical, contemporary, popular, and new music compositions. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID MUS 180]

MUS 160

CONCERT BAND III

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: MUS 159 or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides the opportunity for woodwind, brass and percussion instrumentalists to perform in an advanced-level concert band. Explores various styles of concert band literature including classical, contemporary, popular, and new music compositions. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID MUS 180]

MUS 161

CONCERT BAND IV

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: MUS 160 or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides the opportunity for woodwind, brass and percussion instrumentalists to perform with fluency in a concert band. Explores various styles of concert band literature including classical, contemporary, popular, and new music compositions. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID MUS 180]

MUS 162

INTRODUCTION TO IMPROVISATION

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces the fundamentals of improvisation and small jazz ensemble performance groups including history, theory, aesthetics, and contemporary criticism of jazz. Emphasizes performance techniques and stylistic interpretation in basic blues and other jazz standard styles. Attendance at rehearsals and performances is required. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 163A

GUITAR ENSEMBLE I

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: MUS 137 or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides the opportunity for classical guitarists to perform in a beginning-level Guitar Ensemble. Explores various styles of guitar literature including baroque, classical, jazz and popular music. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID MUS 180]

MUS 163B

GUITAR ENSEMBLE II

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: MUS 163A or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides the opportunity for classical guitarists to perform in an intermediate-level Guitar Ensemble. Explores various styles of guitar literature including baroque, classical, jazz and popular music. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID MUS 180]

MUS 163C

GUITAR ENSEMBLE III

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: MUS 163B or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides the opportunity for classical guitarists to perform in an advanced-level Guitar Ensemble. Explores various styles of guitar literature including baroque, classical, jazz and popular music. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID MUS 180]

MUS 163D

GUITAR ENSEMBLE IV

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: MUS 163C or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides the opportunity for classical guitarists to perform in a Guitar Ensemble with fluency. Explores various styles of guitar literature including baroque, classical, jazz and popular music. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID MUS 180]

MUS 164

JAZZ PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Develops basic skills in reading and interpreting contemporary jazz and rock styles. Allows students to work in small groups and emphasize part reading and translating chord symbols. Attendance at rehearsals and performances is required. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 165A

LATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE I

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: MUS 119A, or MUS 193A, or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides the opportunity to perform in a beginning-level Latin Jazz Ensemble. Explores various styles of Latin music including Brazilian Samba/Bossanova, Caribbean Salsa, Merengue and others. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID MUS 180]

MUS 165B

LATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE II

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: MUS 165A or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides the opportunity to perform in an intermediate-level Latin Jazz Ensemble. Explores various styles of Latin music including Brazilian Samba/Bossanova, Caribbean Salsa, Merengue and others. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID MUS 180]

MUS 165C

LATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE III

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: MUS 165B or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides the opportunity to perform in an advanced-level Latin Jazz Ensemble. Explores various styles of Latin music including Brazilian Samba/Bossanova, Caribbean Salsa, Merengue and others. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID MUS 180]

MUS 165D

LATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE IV

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: MUS 165C or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides the opportunity to perform with fluency in a Latin Jazz Ensemble. Explores various styles of Latin music including Brazilian Samba/Bossanova, Caribbean Salsa, Merengue and others. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID MUS 180]

MUS 166

JAZZ ENSEMBLE I-BIG BAND

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 4 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces the fundamentals of a Big Band Jazz ensemble performance group including history, theory, aesthetics, and contemporary criticism of jazz. Emphasizes performance techniques and stylistic interpretation in basic swing style. Performance required. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 167

JAZZ ENSEMBLE II-BIG BAND

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: MUS 166 or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 4 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides intermediate instruction in Big Band Jazz ensemble group performance including history, theory, aesthetics, and contemporary criticism of jazz. Emphasizes performance techniques and stylistic interpretation during the 1940s and 50's swing and basic jazz rock styles. Performance required. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 168

JAZZ ENSEMBLE III-BIG BAND

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: MUS 167 or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 4 hours

Offered: ALL

Explores advanced instruction in Big Band Jazz ensemble performance including history, theory, aesthetics, and contemporary criticism of jazz. Emphasizes performance techniques and stylistic interpretation during the 1940s and 50's swing and basic jazz rock styles. Performance required. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 169

JAZZ ENSEMBLE IV-BIG BAND

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: MUS 168 or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 4 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers professional level instruction in Big Band jazz ensemble performance including history, theory, aesthetics, and contemporary criticism of jazz. Emphasizes performance techniques and stylistic interpretation in twentieth-century swing styles, advanced jazz rock, intermediate and advanced bossa nova, nonstandard time signature, and avant-garde or "free" playing styles. Performance required. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 170

SMALL PERFORMING GROUPS I

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: MUS 119A or MUS 137 or MUS 140 or equivalent.

Laboratory 6 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides the opportunity to perform professional-level music in a beginning ensemble. Emphasizes performance experience as a small group musician. Sections for string, woodwind, brass, guitar, piano, vocal, and mixed ensemble groups. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 171

SMALL PERFORMING GROUPS II

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: MUS 170 or equivalent.

Laboratory 6 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides the opportunity to perform professional-level music in an intermediate ensemble. Emphasizes performance experience as a small group musician. Sections for string, woodwind, brass, guitar, piano, vocal, and mixed ensemble groups. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 172

SMALL PERFORMING GROUPS III

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: MUS 171 or equivalent.

Laboratory 6 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides the opportunity to perform professional level at intermediate/advanced ensemble. Emphasizes performance experience as a small group musician. Sections for string, woodwind, brass, guitar, piano, vocal, and mixed ensemble groups. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 173

SMALL PERFORMING GROUPS IV

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: MUS 172 or equivalent.

Laboratory 6 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides the opportunity to perform professional-level at advanced ensemble. Emphasizes performance experience as a small group musician. Sections for string, woodwind, brass, guitar, piano, vocal, and mixed ensemble groups. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 175

ORCHESTRA I

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: MUS 119A, or MUS 193A, or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides the opportunity for string, woodwind, brass and percussion instrumentalists to perform in a beginning-level symphony orchestra. Explores various styles of orchestral literature including classical, contemporary, popular, and new music compositions. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID MUS 180]

MUS 176

ORCHESTRA II

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: MUS 175 or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides the opportunity for string, woodwind, brass and percussion instrumentalists to perform in an intermediate-level symphony orchestra. Explores various styles of orchestral literature including classical, contemporary, popular, and new music compositions. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID MUS 180]

MUS 177

ORCHESTRA III

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: MUS 176 or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides the opportunity for string, woodwind, brass and percussion instrumentalists to perform in an advanced-level symphony orchestra. Explores various styles of orchestral literature including classical, contemporary, popular, and new music compositions. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID MUS 180]

MUS 178

ORCHESTRA IV

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: MUS 177 or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides the opportunity for string, woodwind, brass and percussion instrumentalists to perform with fluency in a symphony orchestra. Explores various styles of orchestral literature including classical, contemporary, popular, and new music compositions. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID MUS 180]

MUS 179A

GOSPEL CHOIR I

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Limitation on Enrollment: Enrollment subject to audition.

Laboratory 4 hours

Offered: ALL

Presents students with introductory aural and historical analysis of the Spirituals and Black Gospel. Emphasizes vocal and performing techniques, interpretive skills, and performance practice. Requires public performance. [D; CSU; UC] (Same as: NC 3081)

MUS 179B

GOSPEL CHOIR II

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: MUS 179A.

Limitation on Enrollment: Enrollment subject to audition.

Laboratory 4 hours

Offered: ALL

Presents students with beginning aural and historical analysis of the Spirituals and Black Gospel. Emphasizes vocal and performing techniques, interpretive skills, and performance practice. Requires public performance. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 179C

GOSPEL CHOIR III

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: MUS 179B or equivalent.

Limitation on Enrollment: Enrollment subject to audition.

Laboratory 4 hours

Offered: ALL

Presents students with intermediate aural and historical analysis of the Spirituals and Black Gospel. Emphasizes vocal and performing techniques, interpretive skills, and performance practice. Requires public performance. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 179D

GOSPEL CHOIR IV

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: MUS 179C or equivalent.

Limitation on Enrollment: Enrollment subject to audition.

Laboratory 4 hours

Offered: ALL

Presents students with advanced aural and historical analysis of the Spirituals and Black Gospel. Emphasizes vocal and performing techniques, interpretive skills, and performance practice. Requires public performance. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 180

CHAMBER SINGERS I

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Limitation on Enrollment: Demonstrated proficiency.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 4 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides singers with an opportunity to perform in a vocal ensemble at a beginning level in which aural and score analysis of choral masterworks from classical eras to the present are analyzed, interpreted, and performed. Audition and participation in public performance required. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 181

CHAMBER SINGERS II

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: MUS 180 or equivalent.

Limitation on Enrollment: Demonstrated proficiency.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 4 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides singers with an opportunity to perform in a vocal ensemble at an intermediate level in which aural and score analysis of choral masterworks from classical eras to the present are analyzed, interpreted, and performed. Audition and participation in public performance required. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 182

CHAMBER SINGERS III

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: MUS 181 or equivalent.

Limitation on Enrollment: Demonstrated proficiency.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 4 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides singers with an opportunity to perform in a vocal ensemble at an intermediate level in which aural and score analysis of choral masterworks from classical eras to the present are analyzed, interpreted, and performed. Audition and participation in public performance required. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 183

CHAMBER SINGERS IV

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: MUS 182 or equivalent.

Limitation on Enrollment: Demonstrated proficiency.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 4 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides singers with an opportunity to perform in a vocal ensemble at a highly advanced, professional level in which aural and score analysis of choral masterworks from classical eras to the present are analyzed, interpreted, and performed. Audition and participation in public performance required. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 185

CONCERT CHOIR I

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides a choral ensemble for music students with aural and score analysis of choral literature from traditional classics to the present. Emphasizes historical context, performance practice, style, and interpretation at the beginning level. Public performance required. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 186

CONCERT CHOIR II

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: MUS 185 or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides a choral ensemble for music students with aural and score analysis of choral literature from traditional classics to the present. Emphasizes historical context, performance practice, style, and interpretation at the intermediate level. Public performance required. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 187

CONCERT CHOIR III

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: MUS 186 or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides a choral ensemble for music students with aural and score analysis of choral literature from traditional classics to the present. Emphasizes historical context, performance practice, style, and interpretation at the advanced level. Public performance required. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 188

CONCERT CHOIR IV

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: MUS 187 or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides a choral ensemble for music students with aural and score analysis of choral literature from traditional classics to the present. Emphasizes historical context, performance practice, style, and interpretation at the highly advanced, professional level. Public performance required. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 193A

STRING INSTRUMENTS I

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides beginning level group and private instruction on any of the following string instruments: violin, viola, cello, contrabass. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 193B

STRING INSTRUMENTS II

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: MUS 193A or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides beginning-intermediate level group and private instruction on any of the following string instruments: violin, viola, cello, contrabass. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 193C

STRING INSTRUMENTS III

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: MUS 193B or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides intermediate level group and private instruction on any of the following string instruments: violin, viola, cello, contrabass. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 193D

STRING INSTRUMENTS IV

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: MUS 193C or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides advanced level group and private instruction on any of the following string instruments: violin, viola, cello, contrabass. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 195

WORLD MUSIC

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Explores various performance practices of Africa, the Caribbean region, Indonesia, China, Japan, India, and the Middle East. Focuses on the role of music in society. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 202

DEVELOPMENT OF MARIACHI: STYLE AND CULTURE

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: FALL

In-depth and critical study examination of mariachi music history, style, and culture. Includes how and why mariachi became what it is, mariachi music theory, its importance in the community, placement within global musical and historical contexts, survey of important performers, songs and composers, and thoughts on the future of mariachi. [D; CSU; UC]

MUS 299

INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Limitation on Enrollment: Eligibility for independent study.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Individual study or research in some area of music of particular interest to the student and not included in regular courses of the college. [D; CSU; **UC] (**UC Limitation: credit for variable topics courses is given only after a review of the scope and content of the courses by the enrolling UC campus.)