Catalog Description of Music Courses

Not all courses are offered each semester.


101 MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS

3.0 Units

Music 101 is an introductory course designed to provide students with a basic knowledge of the fundamentals of tonal music and music notation. It incorporates the concepts of pitch, rhythm and meter, intervals, diatonic scales, Major and minor keys, triads and inversions, and beginning harmonic analysis. Students learn to notate these elements in bass and treble clefs, and to relate these elements to the piano keyboard. Development of skill in handwritten notation is expected. Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: None.

Transfer Credit:

CSU, UC, USC (C-ID MUS 110)

 

103 KEYBOARD HARMONY I

2.0 Units

Music 103 is designed for students who have a basic knowledge of music and music notation. Students review bass and treble clefs, notes and note values, meter signatures and key signatures, identify notes of a piano keyboard, and develop a basic understanding of melody, harmony, and rhythm. In addition, students learn basic piano technique and begin the study of harmony in the context of the piano keyboard. These concepts are used in the analysis and performance of musical exercises and literature. This course prepares students for advanced harmony and musicianship classes.

Note:  Music 103 is designed for students who have a basic knowledge of music. Students should be able to read musical notation and understand concepts of melody, harmony, and rhythm.

Lecture 2 hours.

Prerequisite: None.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC

 

113 KEYBOARD HARMONY II

2.0 Units

Music 113 is designed for students who have basic keyboard skills. Students learn transposition, harmonization of melodies, and to work with harmonic progressions in the context of the piano keyboard. In addition, students continue the study of piano technique and literature. These concepts are used in the analysis and performance of musical exercises and literature. This course prepares students for advanced harmony and musicianship classes.

Lecture 2 hours.

Prerequisite: MUSIC 103 or equivalent.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC

                                                                                                                                                                                       120 MUSIC APPRECIATION

3.0 Units

Music 120 traces the evolution of music over the past 1500 years, with a special emphasis on understanding how to listen for greater enjoyment. Students learn the basic elements of music, such as form and structure, families and subgroups of musical instruments, as well as learning about specific composers and works.

Note: This course may not be taken for credit by students who have completed Music 125 or 126. This course is designed especially for non-music majors. Music majors should enroll in Music 125 and 126. The student is required to attend five (5) classical concerts and submit concert reports. Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: None.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC Glendale Community College reserves the right to modify its programs, tuition and fees, admission and graduation requirements, schedules and other policies, procedures and regulations stated in this catalog without notice. This catalog does not constitute a contract between the student and the college.

121 HISTORY OF ROCK MUSIC

3.0 Units

Music 121 is a course in the evolution of popular music in the United States since World War II. Students first study the musical influences which led to the rise of rock and roll in the mid-1950. They then follow the development of the various musical styles which are collectively referred to as rock music. Emerging musical innovations are viewed as reflections of changes within our society.

Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: None.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC

 

122 HISTORY OF JAZZ

3.0 Units

Music 122 traces the evolution of jazz music from its earliest influences in the nineteenth century to current styles. Special emphasis is placed on understanding how to listen for greater enjoyment. Students learn basic elements of music, such as meter, form, and structure, and how the elements of music are used in jazz. Students learn to distinguish the instruments used in jazz performance as well as examining the different types of jazz ensembles. Students learn about the leading practitioners of jazz and listen to the master-works of jazz.

Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: None.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC

 

125  HISTORY AND LITERATURE

3.0 Units

Music 125 covers the history of music from the early Christian era through the Baroque Period. In addition to lectures and readings, the course includes a study of live and recorded musical performances. Recognition of composers and styles is emphasized.

Note: Students are required to attend six (6) concerts featuring music from the historical periods being studied, and to submit six (6) concert reports. Students are urged to take Music 125 and 126 within the same academic year.

Lecture 3 hours.

Recommended preparation: It is strongly recommended that students entering MUSIC 125 be able to read music well enough to identify key signatures and transpositions, and be able to follow a musical score.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC

 

126  HISTORY AND LITERATURE

3.0 Units

Music 126 begins with the mid-18th century and continues with musical history through the present day. In addition to lectures and readings, the course includes a study of live and recorded musical performances. Recognition of composers and styles is emphasized.

Note: Students are required to attend six (6) concerts featuring music from the historical periods being studied, and to submit six (6) concert reports. Students are urged to take Music 125 and 126 within the same academic year.

Lecture 3 hours.

Recommended preparation: It is strongly recommended that students entering MUSIC 126 be able to read music well enough to identify key signatures and transpositions, and be able to follow a musical score.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC

127  WORLD MUSIC

3.0 Units

Music 127 is designed to provide non-majors with a broader understanding of the multicultural world community. Students are introduced to non-western music as it occurs in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Musical expression is viewed as an outgrowth of diverse cultural needs.

Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: None.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC

 

135 VOICE TRAINING I

2.0 Units

Music 135 stresses the principles of correct vocal production and their application to songs and ballads in English. Emphasis is placed on the following: proper breathing habits, the relationship between breathing and tone making, vocal health, range, resonance, registration, poise, posture, and song presentation. The development of an appreciation for the vocal arts is an important aspect of the course.

Lecture 2 hours.

Prerequisite: None.

Note: May be taken 2 times for credit.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC

 

136  VOICE TRAINING II

2.0 Units

Music 136 is a continuing focus upon the principles of correct vocal production and their application to songs and ballads in English. Foreign art songs are introduced, more difficult exercises both musically and vocally are stressed. Further emphasis is placed on legato singing, diction, interpretation, and expression. The development of an appreciation for the vocal arts is of continuing importance.

Lecture 2 hours.

Prerequisite: MUSIC 135 or equivalent.

Note: May be taken 2 times for credit.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC

 

137 VOICE TRAINING III

2.0 Units

Music 137 is a continuation and broadening of the principles of vocal production and proper use of the breath in singing as outlined in Music 135 and 136. More difficult literature is explored, including contemporary music and several songs in foreign languages. Performances and recital.

Lecture 2 hours.

Prerequisite: MUSIC 136 or equivalent.

Note: May be taken 2 times for credit.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC

 

140 APPLIED MUSIC

.5 Units

Music 140 is a course in individual and ensemble performance. Students receive eight hours of private instruction on a solo instrument or voice. Emphasis is on solo performance through individual instruction, recital performance through participation in a recital class, and ensemble performance through participation in a performing ensemble. This course may be taken 4 times.

Note:  Students must remain in good standing in their corequisite performing ensemble as defined in the ensemble’s course

overview. Laboratory 1.5.

Prerequisite:  The student must demonstrate a basic proficiency on an instrument or voice. This will be determined by individual audition.

Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment MUSIC 143, 14 4, 145, 146, 147, 148, 231, 232, 233, 235,

236, 237, 240, 241, or 242.

Note:  May be taken 4 times for credit.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC (C-ID MUS 160)

143 JAZZ BAND

1.0 Unit

Music 143 is a class for students who wish to learn the techniques used in performing jazz and big band literature. Emphasis is placed on developing music reading skills and gaining additional familiarity with Improvisational techniques. Students perform with other instrumentalists or with singers. Selected works by contemporary composers are rehearsed and performed.

This class may be taken 4 times for credit.

Note: The class requires the ability to perform in a proficient manner on the trumpet, trombone, saxophone, drums, string bass, guitar, or piano.

An audition is required.

Laboratory: 3 hours.

Prerequisite: The ability to perform in a proficient manner upon the trumpet, trombone, saxophone, drums, string bass, guitar, or piano.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC (C-ID MUS 180)

 

144 WOODWIND ENSEMBLE

0.5 to 1.0 Units

Music 144 is a small instrumental group, which plays for college and community activities. Emphasis is on balance, dynamics, phrasing, and interpretation.

Note: Audition is required. Please contact the instructor at extension 5829 prior to the first class meeting.

Studio: 3 hours.

Prerequisite: Ability to play a musical instrument in a band, orchestra, or chamber music ensemble.

Note: May be taken 4 times for credit.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC

 

145 BRASS ENSEMBLE

0.5 to 1.0 Units

Music 145 is a small instrumental group, which plays for college and community activities. Emphasis is on balance, dynamics, phrasing, and interpretation.

Note: Audition is required. Please contact the instructor at extension 5829 prior to the first class meeting.

Studio: 3 hours.

Prerequisite: Ability to play a musical instrument in a band or orchestra.

Note: May be taken 4 times for credit.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC

 

146 COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA: LITERATURE 1725-1850

1.0 Unit

Music 146 is a class for students who want to learn and perform the standard orchestral repertoire from the Baroque era through the Romantic period. Literature includes overtures, symphonies, and suites. Emphasis is placed on interpretation and style. This course may be taken 4 times for credit.

Note: An audition is required. Concert dress is required. Students must provide an appropriate instrument.

Laboratory: 3 hours.

Prerequisite: The ability to perform on a standard orchestral instrument is required.

Note: May be taken 4 times for credit.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC

147 COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA: LITERATURE 1825-1950

1.0 Unit

Music 147 is a class for students who want to learn and perform the standard orchestral repertoire from the Romantic period through the present. Concerto literature and programmatic music are featured. Emphasis is placed on interpretation and style.

This course may be taken 4 times for credit.

Note: An audition is required. Concert dress is required. Students must provide an appropriate instrument.

Laboratory: 3 hours.

Prerequisite: The ability to perform on a standard orchestral instrument is required.

Note: May be taken 4 times for credit.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC (C-ID MUS 180)

 

148 CHAMBER MUSIC

0.5 to 1.0 Units

Music 148 is a class for students who want to learn and perform performance standard chamber music repertoire from the Baroque era through the present. Ensembles from duos to quintets explore literature from various periods and for various instrumentations. Emphasis is placed on interpretation

and style.

Note: Audition is required. Please contact the instructor at extension 5829 prior to the first class meeting. Students must provide an appropriate instrument.

Studio: 3 hours.

Prerequisite: The ability to perform on a standard string, wind, or keyboard instrument is required.

Note: May be taken 4 times for credit.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC

 

150 BEGINNING GUITAR

2.0 Units

Music 150 is an introductory course in playing the guitar. Students learn basic playing technique, tuning, chords, and scales. An emphasis is placed on reading and performance of music in the open position. Repertoire is drawn from a diverse set of styles including but not limited to classical, folk, blues, rock, and jazz. No previous musical training or experience on the guitar is required.

Note: This class requires the student to have a full-size guitar in playable condition.

Lecture 1.5 hour/Laboratory 1.5 hour.

Prerequisite: None.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC

 

152 STRING ENSEMBLE

0.5 to 1.0 Units

Music 152 is a small instrumental group, which plays for college and community activities. Emphasis is on balance, dynamics, phrasing, and interpretation.

Note: Audition is required. Please contact the instructor at extension 5621 prior to the first class meeting.

Studio: 3 hours.

Prerequisite: Ability to play a musical instrument in a band or orchestra.

Note: May be taken 4 times for credit.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC

153 CONTEMPORARY GUITAR I

2.0 Units

Music 153 is a course in guitar playing in a variety of contemporary styles. Students learn contemporary guitar techniques, triads, moveable chords, major scales, and minor scales. Emphasis is placed on reading of music in the lower positions of the guitar in several keys. Repertoire is drawn from a variety of contemporary guitar styles including but not limited to country, rock, blues, and jazz.

Note: This class requires the student to have a full-size guitar in playable condition.

Lecture 1.5 hour/Laboratory 1.5 hour.

Recommended preparation: MUSIC 150 or equivalent.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC

 

154 CONTEMPORARY GUITAR 2

2.0 Unit

Music 154 continues the study of guitar playing in a variety of contemporary styles. Students continue to develop contemporary guitar techniques, triads, extended chords, moveable chords, major scales, and minor scales. Emphasis is placed on extending reading beyond the open position in multiple keys. Repertoire is drawn from a variety of contemporary guitar styles including but not limited to country, rock, blues, and jazz.

Lecture 1.5 hour/Laboratory 1.5 hour.

Prerequisite: Music 153 or equivalent.

Note: May be taken 2 times for credit.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC

 

155 CONTEMPORARY GUITAR III

1.0 Units

Music 154 continues the study of guitar playing in a variety of contemporary styles. Students continue to develop contemporary guitar techniques at intermediate and advanced levels. Emphasis is placed on

reading in multiple positions in all keys and reading at sight. Repertoire is drawn from a variety of contemporary guitar styles including but not limited to country, rock, blues, and jazz.

Note: This class requires the student to have a full-size guitar in playable condition.

Lecture 1 hour/Laboratory 1 hour.

Prerequisite: MUSIC 154 or equivalent.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC

 

156 CLASSICAL GUITAR I

2.0 Units

Music 156 is for students who wish to learn the elementary techniques of classical guitar playing. Included are the studies of fundamental music reading, skills, notation for guitar, tuning, playing techniques, fingerings, key signatures and scales, and the performance of easy solo classical guitar literature in the first position. Another aspect of the course is to foster an appreciation for the classic guitar, its literature and performing artists.

Note: This class requires the student to have a full-size guitar in playable condition.

Lecture 1.5 hours/Laboratory 1.5 hours.

Recommended preparation: MUSIC 150 or equivalent.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC

157 CLASSICAL GUITAR II

2.0 Units

Music 157 continues with the study of basic classical guitar techniques. Dynamics, ligados, and grace notes are introduced. Students are acquainted with the entire fingerboard through scales in the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th and 9th positions, and also through selected compositions for the guitar from the 18th and 19th centuries, and solo arrangements of familiar tunes. Chord structure is discussed and applied to the

fingerboard.

Note: This class requires the student to have a full-size guitar in playable condition.

Lecture 1.5 hours/Laboratory 1.5 hours.

Prerequisite: MUSIC 156 or equivalent.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC

 

158 CLASSICAL GUITAR III

3.0 Units

Music 158 proceeds with techniques and compositions of intermediate level for classical guitar. Included for study are selected pieces from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classic and Romantic eras, as well as solo arrangements of familiar tunes. Knowledge of the entire fingerboard is further enhanced by the practice of two and three octave scales. Basic skills for transcribing music written for keyboard are introduced.

Note: This class requires the student to have a full-size guitar in playable condition.

Laboratory: 3 hours.

Prerequisite: MUSIC 157 or equivalent.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC

 

160 PIANO I

2.0 Units

Music 160 is a course in the fundamentals of piano technique. It is designed for students with no prior experience in piano playing. Special attention will be given to the rudiments of music notation and reading.

Lecture 1.5 hours/Laboratory 1.5 hours.

Prerequisite: None.

Note: May be taken 2 times for credit.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC

 

161 PIANO 2

2.0 Units

Music 161 advances the beginning pianist’s fundamental skills. Emphasis will be given to beginning concepts of interpretation and tone coloring.

Lecture 1.5 hours/Laboratory 1.5 hours.

Prerequisite: MUSIC 160 or equivalent.

Note: May be taken 2 times for credit.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC

 

162 PIANO 3

1.0 Units

Music 162 covers the theory and interpretation of works from the preclassical, classical, and romantic periods, as well as modern or contemporary music. Emphasis is on development of technique, style, tone-color, dynamics, and phrasing.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Prerequisite: MUSIC 161 or equivalent.

Note: May be taken 2 times for credit.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC

163 PIANO WORKSHOP

1.0 Unit

Music 163 is for advanced students who can benefit from individual study and supervised practice time. Piano Lab allows students to study solo repertoire, accompanying, ensemble playing, sight-reading, and improvisation.

Lecture 1 hour/Studio 1 hour.

Prerequisite: MUSIC 161 or equivalent.

Note: May be taken 4 times for credit.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC

 

170

MUSIC THEATRE WORKSHOP

3.0 Units

Music 170 is designed to provide training and experience in the art of musical theatre. Performance of a major production is the objective of the course. Students have the opportunity to participate in the rehearsals and the development of the performances. Course work provides experience in the techniques of stage ensemble, acting, technical stage, costuming, and makeup. Auditions are held for all roles.

Note: An audition is required. Students must demonstrate the ability to match pitch, sing a harmony part, maintain steady rhythm, and produce an acceptable vocal quality.

Lecture 2 hours/Laboratory 3 hours.

Prerequisite: Students must demonstrate the ability to match pitch, sing a harmony part, maintain

steady rhythm, and produce an acceptable vocal quality.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC

 

171 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC

BUSINESS

3.0 Units

Music 171 offers musicians an introduction to the career aspects of the music industry. Jobs and roles in the music industry are examined including: songwriters, film and television composers, arrangers, publishers, producers, engineers, record companies, retail, promotion, manufacturing, distribution, agents, music law, and managers. The course examines copyright legalities, the recording industry, and entrepreneurial opportunities for musicians. Students learn about possible fields of employment and how to effectively present themselves to employers in the music industry.

Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: None.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

176 INTRODUCTION TO SONGWRITING

3.0 Units

Music 176 is designed for students who would like to acquire the skills to write a popular song. Students learn how the components of lyrics, melody, and chords fit together within the structure of a popular song. In addition, students develop an awareness of the stylistic elements of different types of popular music and songs. Students are introduced to the relevant aspects of the music publishing industry, including copyright law. During the semester students write songs in different styles and learn how to make simple recordings of their songs.

Lecture 3 hours.

Recommended preparation: MUSIC 101 or equivalent.

177 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC TECHNOLOGY AND SEQUENCING

3.0 Units

Music 177 offers an introduction to the current applications of computers and software used in music creation, music sequencing, and music notation. A thorough understanding of current practices in music technology is essential to a musician’s success in today’s creative world. Students learn how recording, synthesis, notation, and electronic music creation were practiced before the era of desktop computers. Students learn how to use current music software to create music with an emphasis on the musical instrument digital interface (MIDI), sequencing, and synthesis. Students also learn to use notation software to create and display readable music.

Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: None.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

178 INTRODUCTION TO RECORDING AND DIGITAL AUDIO PRODUCTION

3.0 Units

Music 178 off offers an introduction to sound recording, acoustics, digital audio, and signal processing. Students learn audio terminology, audio hardware operation, digital audio workstation (DAW) operation, and audio engineering techniques. Hardware is studied including microphones, cables, monitors, recorders, consoles, and signal processors. Students experience hands-on use of current music production hardware and software. Students also learn about recording studio procedures, jobs in the recording industry, mixing techniques, mastering, post production, and the product manufacturing process.

Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: None.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

185 PRO TOOLS 101

1.0 Unit

Music 185 is an introductory course in the principles and operation of Pro Tools software. Fundamental software configuration and operation are covered all the way from project set up to session mixdowns. Students build skills through hands on Pro Tools projects that include session setup, audio recording, importing media, MIDI (musical instrument digital interface) recording, editing, navigating, mixing, and session completion. This course is the first class in the Pro Tools Operator certification program and prepares students for the Pro Tools 101 certification exam.

The certification exam may be taken at the conclusion of the course.

Lecture .5 hour/Studio 1 hour.

Recommended preparation: MUSIC 178 or equivalent.

 

186

PRO TOOLS 110

1.0 Unit

Music 186 is an intermediate course in the essential principles and operation of Pro Tools software. Intermediate software configuration, operation, and features are covered all the way from project creation to session completion. Students build skills through hands on Pro Tools projects that include customizing setups, working with external controllers, managing session data and media, loop recording MIDI (musical instrument digital interface) and audio, using virtual instruments and Elastic

Audio, working with Beat Detective and Audio Suite, and using intermediate editing, automation, and mixing techniques. This course is the second course in the Pro Tools Operator certification program and prepares students for the Pro Tools 110 certification exam. The certification exam may be taken

at the conclusion of the course.

Lecture .5 hour/Studio 1 hour.

Prerequisite: MUSIC 185 or equivalent.

201 MUSICIANSHIP I

1.0 Unit

Music 201 is a course designed for those who have an elementary knowledge of music and music notation. Students should be able to read bass and treble clefs, notes and notes values, time signatures and key signatures, and identify notes of a piano keyboard. Using this basic knowledge, fundamental

concepts such as meter, scales and intervals are studied. These musical concepts are then applied in ear training, performing, and analysis exercises.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MUSIC 211 required

 

202 MUSICIANSHIP II

(PREVIOUSLY MUSIC 104)

1.0 Unit

Music 202 is a course designed to train the student to recognize, develop, and apply the rhythmic, melodic and harmonic materials studied in Harmony I through ear training, sight singing, dictation, and analysis. Content includes major and minor keys, simple and compound meter, and rhythms containing divisions and subdivisions.

Laboratory: 3 hours.

Corequisite: MUSIC 107.

Recommended preparation: Study of piano is strongly recommended. Students should have some knowledge of rhythmic patterns, scales, intervals, and notation.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC

 

203 MUSICIANSHIP III

(PREVIOUSLY MUSIC 105)

1.0 Unit

Music 203 is a course designed to train the student to recognize, develop, and apply the rhythmic, melodic and harmonic materials studied in Harmony III through ear training, sight singing, dictation, and analysis. Content includes more advanced metrical rhythms, chromatic alterations, secondary chords and modulation to closely-related keys.

Note: Students who previously successfully completed MUSIC 105 prior to Fall 2016 will not receive credit for this course.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Prerequisite: MUSIC 202 or equivalent.

Corequisite: MUSIC 213 or equivalent.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC

 

204 MUSICIANSHIP IV

1.0 Unit

Music 204 is a course designed to train the student to recognize, develop, and apply the rhythmic, melodic and harmonic materials studied in Harmony IV through ear training, sight singing, dictation, and analysis. Content includes advanced rhythms and meters, and contemporary scales, harmonies and melodic construction.

Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: MUSIC 203 or equivalent.

Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MUSIC 214.

211 HARMONY I

(PREVIOUSLY MUSIC 102)

3.0 Units

Music 211 is a course designed for those who have an elementary knowledge of music and music notation. Students should be able to read bass and treble clefs, notes and notes values, time signatures and key signatures, and identify notes of a piano keyboard. Using this basic knowledge, fundamental concepts such as meter, scales, intervals, chords and transposition are studied. These musical concepts are then applied in analysis and compositional exercises.

Note: Students who previously successfully completed MUSIC 102 prior to Fall 2016 will not receive credit for MUSIC 211.

Lecture 3 hours.

Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MUSIC 201 required.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC

 

212 HARMONY II

(PREVIOUSLY MUSIC 107)

3.0 Units

Music 212 is a course designed to provide a working knowledge of the basics of musical composition. Emphasis is placed on voice leading, figured bass, and harmonizing melodies in diatonic harmony, including 7th chords. Students will be introduced to extended diatonic harmony through modulation, secondary chords and sequences, and to formal analysis through the study of binary and ternary forms.

Students will both analyze and compose examples of the musical concepts being studied.

Note: Students who previously successfully completed 107 prior to Fall 2016 will not receive credit for MUSIC 212.

Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: MUSIC 211 or equivalent.

Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MUSIC 202 required.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC

 

213 HARMONY III

(PREVIOUSLY MUSIC 108)

3.0 Units

Music 213 is a course designed to provide student with a deeper understand of traditional composition. Emphasis is placed on secondary chords, borrowed and mixture chords, sequences, modulation, and using these elements in figured bass realization, harmonization, and analysis. Music 108 also includes an introduction to chromatic harmony. Students will conduct formal analysis of music using binary and ternary forms, and will compose examples of the music concepts being studied.

Note: Students who previously successfully completed MUSIC 108 prior to Fall 2016 will not receive

credit for MUSIC 213.

Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: MUSIC 212 or equivalent.

Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MUSIC 203 required.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC

214 HARMONY IV

3.0 Units

Music 214 is a course that further explores chromatic harmony and introduces the student to 20th century compositional techniques. Emphasis is placed on Neapolitan, augmented-sixth, tall, added sixth and altered dominant chords, and modulation to distantly-related keys. Students will compose examples of the music concepts being studied. 20th compositional techniques covered in Music 214 include impressionism, tone rows, pandiatonicism, polytonalism, and advanced approaches to meter and rhythm.

Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: MUSIC 213 or equivalent.

Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MUSIC 204 required.

Transfer Credit: CSU

 

230 CHORUS

1.0 Unit

Music 230 is an intermediate course in the appreciation and performance of standard choral literature, with special emphasis on principles of part-singing, vocal control, interpretation, diction, phrasing, and breath control. Public performances are required.

This course may be taken 4 times.

Note: Students must demonstrate the ability to match pitches and maintain steady rhythm. An audition is required.

Laboratory: 3 hours.

Prerequisite: None.

Note: May be taken 4 times for credit.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC (C-ID MUS 180)

 

231 COLLEGE CHOIR

1.0 Unit

Music 231 is a beginning course in the appreciation and performance of standard choral literature, with special emphasis on principles of part-singing, vocal control, interpretation, diction, phrasing, and breath control. Public performances are required.

This course may be taken 4 times.

Note: Students must demonstrate the ability to match pitches and maintain steady rhythm. An audition is required.

Laboratory: 3 hours.

Prerequisite: None.

Note: May be taken 4 times for credit.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC (C-ID MUS 180)

 

232 CHAMBER CHORALE: WINTER

PRODUCTIONS

1.0 Unit

Music 232 is a course in the appreciation and performance of choral literature designed for a chamber size ensemble of mixed voices (soprano, alto, tenor, bass). Emphasis is placed on a cappella music suitable for the winter holiday season. Public performance is required.

This course may be taken 4 times.

Note: Students must demonstrate the ability to match pitches and maintain steady rhythm. An audition is required.

Laboratory: 3 hours.

Prerequisite: None.

Note: May be taken 4 times for credit.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC (C-ID MUS 180)

233 CHAMBER CHORALE: FESTIVAL

1.0 Unit

Music 233 is a course in the appreciation and performance of choral literature designed for a chamber size ensemble of mixed voices (soprano, alto, tenor, bass). Emphasis is placed on a cappella music of the Renaissance, Romantic motets, appropriate seasonal literature and art music suitable for performance at adjudicated festivals. Public performance is required.

Note: Students must demonstrate the ability to match pitches and maintain steady rhythm. An audition is required.

 Laboratory: 3 hours.

Prerequisite: None.

Note: May be taken 4 times for credit.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC (C-ID MUS 180)

 

235 CONCERT SINGERS: MASTERWORKS

0.5 to 1.0 Units

Music 235 is a course in the appreciation and performance of large-scale choral masterworks composed with orchestral or instrumental ensemble accompaniment. Emphasis is placed on music composed after 1600. Public performance is required.

Note: Students must demonstrate the ability to match pitches and maintain steady rhythm. An audition is required.

Studio: 3 hours.

Prerequisite: None.

Note: May be taken 4 times for credit.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC

 

236 VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE: TRADITIONAL

1.0 Unit

Music 236 is the study and performance of choral literature composed for small vocal ensembles in the jazz idiom. Traditional jazz and popular repertoire prior to the 1970s is emphasized and traditional seasonal music may be included. Improvisation is emphasized and microphones are used for group and individual tone production.

Note: An audition is required. Students must demonstrate the ability to match pitch, sing a harmony part, maintain steady rhythm, and produce and acceptable vocal quality.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Prerequisite: None.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC (C-ID MUS 180)

 

237 VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE:

CONTEMPORARY

1.0 Unit

Music 237 is the study and performance of choral literature composed for small vocal ensembles in the jazz idiom. Contemporary jazz and pop repertoire from the 1950s or later is emphasized. Improvisation is incorporated into performances and microphones are used for group and individual tone production.

Note: An audition is required. Students must demonstrate the ability to match pitch, sing a harmony part, maintain steady rhythm, and produce and acceptable vocal quality.

Laboratory: 3 hours.

Prerequisite: None.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC (C-ID MUS 180)

240 CONCERT SINGERS: HOLIDAY

CONCERT

1.0 Unit

Music 240 is a course in the appreciation and performance of traditional choral literature. Students study the cultural, historic and aesthetic context of the music performed. Emphasis is placed on non-orchestral music composed for the winter holiday season. Public performance is required.

Note: Students must demonstrate the ability to match pitches and maintain steady rhythm. An audition is required.

Laboratory: 3 hours.

Prerequisite: None.

Note: May be taken 4 times for credit.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC (C-ID MUS 180)

 

241 CONCERT SINGERS: TRADITIONAL

1.0 Unit

Music 241 is a course in the appreciation and performance of traditional small-scale choral literature from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras. Both a cappella and keyboard-accompanied literature will be studied. Emphasis is placed on music composed before the 20th century. Public performance is required.

Note: Students must demonstrate the ability to match pitches and maintain steady rhythm. An audition is required.

Laboratory: 3 hours.

Prerequisite: None.

Note: May be taken 4 times for credit.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC (C-ID MUS 180)

 

242 CONCERT SINGERS: CONTEMPORARY

1.0 Unit

Music 242 is a course in the appreciation and performance of contemporary choral literature. Emphasis is placed on music composed during the 20th and 21st centuries. Public performance is required. This course may be taken 4 times.

Note: Students must demonstrate the ability to match pitches and maintain steady rhythm. An audition is required.

Laboratory: 3 hours.

Prerequisite: None.

Note: May be taken 4 times for credit.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC (C-ID MUS180)


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