MUSIC

Associate in Arts Degree: Music - Composition

The Music Composition program is designed to give students the ability to develop an individualistic artistic voice through the exposure to the rigors of traditional music theory, performance and musicianship, with the option to choose amongst various elective courses to focus on their area of creative interest.

The Department of Music offers a comprehensive curriculum to prepare songwriters, electronic minded musicians, symphonic composers, pop and jazz enthusiasts, in the path toward successful creative careers.

Music students in this major must participate in at least two major performing group while enrolled in the program. Students should select a performing group that fits their performance specialty or interest.

Student Learning Outcome:

Students will be able to apply theoretical music concepts and performance-based skills to produce and to create original music.

Program Requirements:

Units Required: 21-24
 

    Units
MUSIC-103 Musicianship Skills III 1.0
MUSIC-104 Musicianship Skills IV 1.0
     
Plus nine units from the following:  
     
MUSIC-120 Tonal Harmony 3.0
MUSIC-121 Chromatic Harmony 3.0
MUSIC-122 Tonal Counterpoint 3.0
MUSIC-123 Modal Counterpoint 3.0
MUSIC-126 Pop and Jazz Music Theory 3.0
     
Plus six units from the following:  
     
MUSIC-118 Popular Songwriting 3.0
MUSIC-125 Studies in Music Composition 3.0
MUSIC-127 Orchestration for Strings and Woodwinds 3.0
MUSIC-128 Orchestration for Brass, Percussion, and Harp 3.0
MUSIC-142 Electronic Music Composition 3.0
MUSIC-146 Electronic Music for the Stage 3.0
     
Plus two units from the following:  
     
MUSIC-131 Keyboard Instruction I 2.0
MUSIC-132 Keyboard Instruction II 2.0
MUSIC-160 Guitar Studies I 2.0
MUSIC-161 Guitar Studies II 2.0
MUSIC-167 Jazz Guitar Studies I 2.0
MUSIC-168 Jazz Guitar Studies II 2.0
     
Plus two - five units from the following:  
     
MUSIC-116 Performance Ensembles for Music Theater 2.0 - 4.0
MUSIC-151 Jazz Improvisation 1.0
MUSIC-153 Studio Jazz Ensemble 2.0
MUSIC-165 Symphony of the Canyons 2.0
MUSIC-185 Symphonic Band 2.0
MUSIC-186 Music Ensemble 2.0
     
Recommended electives:  
     
MUSIC-100 Fundamentals of Music 3.0
MUSIC-101 Musicianship Skills I 1.0
MUSIC-102 Musicianship Skills II 1.0


Associate in Arts Degree: Music - Concert Performance

Music Concert Performance students are required to audition and, once accepted, enroll in Music 189 (Individualized Lessons), to receive instruction on an instrument of their choice. Performance majors will be required to take Music 189 and Music 190 (Applied Performance) for a total of 4 times. Students enrolled in this program will also have to take music theory and musicianship classes to earn the degree and to participate in one of the various instrumental ensembles in residence at the college per semester.

The Music-Concert option offers music students an array of traditional symphonic, Jazz ensembles and chamber groups to prepare them toward the successful transfer to four-year institutions, as well as providing valuable experiences to build a professional career in music performance.

Music students in this major must participate in at least one major performing group or activity per semester. Students should select a performing group that fits their performance specialty or interest. All ensembles and Jazz Improvisation classes are repeatable for credit up to 4 times all total.

Student Learning Outcome:

Students will be able to apply theoretical music concepts and performance-based skills to produce and to create original music.

Program Requirements:

Units Required: 24
 

    Units
MUSIC-103 Musicianship Skills III 1.0
MUSIC-104 Musicianship Skills IV 1.0
     
Plus six units from the following:  
     
MUSIC-120 Tonal Harmony 3.0
MUSIC-121 Chromatic Harmony 3.0
MUSIC-122 Tonal Counterpoint 3.0
MUSIC-123 Modal Counterpoint 3.0
MUSIC-126 Pop and Jazz Music Theory 3.0
     
Take both courses below for a total of four units each:  
     
MUSIC-189 Individualized Music Lessons 1.0
MUSIC-190 Applied Performance 0.5 - 1.0
     
Plus eight units from the following:  
     
MUSIC-116 Performance Ensembles for Music Theater 2.0 - 4.0
MUSIC-151 Jazz Improvisation 1.0
MUSIC-153 Studio Jazz Ensemble 2.0
MUSIC-165 Symphony of the Canyons 2.0
MUSIC-185 Symphonic Band 2.0
MUSIC-186 Music Ensemble 2.0
     
Recommended electives:  
     
MUSIC-100 Fundamentals of Music 3.0
MUSIC-101 Musicianship Skills I 1.0
MUSIC-102 Musicianship Skills II 1.0
MUSIC-191 Contemporary Practices in Music Publishing 3.0
MUSIC-192 Music Business 3.0


Associate in Arts Degree: Music - Guitar Performance

Students pursuing the guitar major given the recommendation to enroll in any of the several guitar classes offered by the Music Department, while preparing to qualify for private lessons on either Jazz or Classical guitar, through the Individualized Music Lessons program. Students will be required to take Music 189 and Music 190 for four times altogether. They will also be need to enroll in music theory and musicianship classes to earn the degree. They must also participate in one major group per semester.
Music students in this major must participate in at least one major performing group or activity per semester. Students should select a performing group that fits their performance specialty or interest.

Student Learning Outcome:

Students will be able to play guitar music of various styles both as a soloist and in conjunction with other musicians.

Program Requirements:

Units Required: 24
 

    Units
MUSIC-103 Musicianship Skills III 1.0
MUSIC-104 Musicianship Skills IV 1.0
     
Plus six units from the following:  
     
MUSIC-120 Tonal Harmony 3.0
MUSIC-121 Chromatic Harmony 3.0
MUSIC-122 Tonal Counterpoint 3.0
MUSIC-123 Modal Counterpoint 3.0
MUSIC-126 Pop and Jazz Music Theory 3.0
     
Take both courses below for a total of four units each:  
     
MUSIC-189 Individualized Music Lessons 1.0
MUSIC-190 Applied Performance 0.5 - 1.0
     
Plus eight units from the following:  
     
MUSIC-116 Performance Ensembles for Music Theater 2.0 - 4.0
MUSIC-151 Jazz Improvisation 1.0
MUSIC-153 Studio Jazz Ensemble 2.0
MUSIC-185 Symphonic Band 2.0
MUSIC-186 Music Ensemble 2.0
     
Recommended electives:  
     
MUSIC-100 Fundamentals of Music 3.0
MUSIC-101 Musicianship Skills I 1.0
MUSIC-102 Musicianship Skills II 1.0
MUSIC-160 Guitar Studies I 2.0
MUSIC-161 Guitar Studies II 2.0
MUSIC-167 Jazz Guitar Studies I 2.0
MUSIC-168 Jazz Guitar Studies II 2.0
MUSIC-191 Contemporary Practices in Music Publishing 3.0
MUSIC-192 Music Business 3.0


Associate in Arts Degree: Music - Jazz Performance

Students in the Jazz option will have access to various college-based ensembles as well as jazz theory and improvisation courses to prepare them to either transfer to a four-year university, or pursue a musical career.

There is also the opportunity to enroll in the college's Applied Music courses. For all qualified students, private lessons are offered on the instrument of their choice.

All students in this degree must participate in at least one major performing group or activity per semester. Students should select a performing group that fits their performance specialty or interest.

Student Learning Outcome:

Students will be able to perform and improvise with a jazz-based ensemble on any band instrument.

Program Requirements:

Units Required: 18
 

    Units
Fourteen units from the following:  
     
MUSIC-101 Musicianship Skills I 1.0
MUSIC-102 Musicianship Skills II 1.0
MUSIC-103 Musicianship Skills III 1.0
MUSIC-104 Musicianship Skills IV 1.0
MUSIC-120 Tonal Harmony 3.0
MUSIC-121 Chromatic Harmony 3.0
MUSIC-122 Tonal Counterpoint 3.0
MUSIC-123 Modal Counterpoint 3.0
MUSIC-131 Keyboard Instruction I 2.0
MUSIC-132 Keyboard Instruction II 2.0
MUSIC-174 College Chorus 1.0
OR    
MUSIC-175 Festival Choir: Voices of the Canyons 1.0
     
Plus four units from the following (courses may be repeated):  
     
MUSIC-151 Jazz Improvisation 1.0
MUSIC-153 Studio Jazz Ensemble 2.0
     
Recommended electives:  
     
MUSIC-191 Contemporary Practices in Music Publishing 3.0
MUSIC-192 Music Business 3.0


Associate in Arts Degree: Music - Voice Performance

Students choosing the Voice option will have access to various college-based ensembles as well as theory and improvisation courses to prepare them to either transfer to a four-year university or to pursue musical careers.

There is also the opportunity to enroll in the college's Applied Music courses. For all qualified students private lessons are offered for vocalists.

All students in this degree must participate in at least one major performing group or activity per semester. Students should select a performing group that fits their performance specialty or interest.

The seven unit "Required Electives" option below in only required for the Applied Music option.

Student Learning Outcome:

Students will be able to sing music of various styles from different historical periods both as a soloist and in conjunction with other musicians.

Program Requirements:

Units Required: 18
 

    Units
Fourteen units from the following:  
     
MUSIC-101 Musicianship Skills I 1.0
MUSIC-102 Musicianship Skills II 1.0
MUSIC-103 Musicianship Skills III 1.0
MUSIC-104 Musicianship Skills IV 1.0
MUSIC-120 Tonal Harmony 3.0
MUSIC-121 Chromatic Harmony 3.0
MUSIC-122 Tonal Counterpoint 3.0
MUSIC-123 Modal Counterpoint 3.0
MUSIC-131 Keyboard Instruction I 2.0
MUSIC-132 Keyboard Instruction II 2.0
MUSIC-174 College Chorus 1.0
OR    
MUSIC-175 Festival Choir: Voices of the Canyons 1.0
     
Plus four units from the following (courses may be repeated):  
     
MUSIC-140 Vocal Development for Popular Music 1.0
MUSIC-141 Voice Development: From the Baroque to The 21st Century 2.0
MUSIC-173 Jazz Vocal Ensemble 1.0
MUSIC-174 College Chorus 1.0
MUSIC-175 Festival Choir: Voices of the Canyons 1.0
MUSIC-176 Chamber Singers 2.0
MUSIC-177 Women's Choir (Les Chanteuses) 2.0
     
Recommended electives:  
     
MUSIC-191 Contemporary Practices in Music Publishing 3.0
MUSIC-192 Music Business 3.0


MUSIC 080 PRELUDE STRINGS ENSEMBLE
Units: 0.50
27.00 hours lab
May be taken four times for credit
Requirement: Audition

Introduces orchestral performance for string players without previous orchestral experience. Emphasizes note reading and ensemble skills. Repertoire consists of short pieces of easy to medium easy level. Audition is required. Offered pass/no-pass only. Units do not apply to the associate degree.


MUSIC 081 SANTA CLARITA VALLEY YOUTH ORCHESTRA
Units: 1.50
18.00 hours lecture, 27.00 hours lab
May be taken four times for credit
Requirement: Audition

Introduces performance in instrumental ensembles, surveying the evolution of orchestral forms from baroque to the present. Offered pass/no-pass only. Units do not apply to the associate degree.


MUSIC 082 INTERMEDIATE ORCHESTRA
Units: 1.00
54.00 hours lab
May be taken four times for credit
Requirement: Audition

Provides opportunity to apply intermediate musical skills such as playing in upper position on a string instrument, intermediate tonguing and articulation technique on a brass or woodwind instrument, and orchestral mallet techniques on a percussion instrument. Audition is required. Offered pass/no-pass only. Units do not apply to the associate degree.


MUSIC 090L ELECTRONIC MUSIC LAB
Units: 1.00
54.00 hours lab
May be taken four times for credit
A lab for the currently enrolled Music student who wishes to increase skills through the use of the Music lab facility. Note: Students must attend faculty supervised weekly scheduled class time posted in printed schedule. Hours must be accrued at a time separate from any other class in which the student is also registered. This course is not a required course for any certificate or degree in the Music program. Offered pass/no-pass only. Units do not apply to the associate degree.


MUSIC 100 FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Introduces the elements of music and musical notation; music reading and sight-singing; scales and intervals.


MUSIC 101 MUSICIANSHIP SKILLS I
Units: 1.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: MUSIC-100

First in a series of four comprehensive training workshops for musicians. It includes intensive practice of sight-singing, melodic and rhythmic dictations, chord recognition as well as applied music theory exercises.


MUSIC 102 MUSICIANSHIP SKILLS II
Units: 1.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: MUSIC-101

Second in a series of four comprehensive training workshops providing musicians with intensive practice in sight-singing, melodic and rhythmic dictations, chord recognition and applied music theory exercises.


MUSIC 103 MUSICIANSHIP SKILLS III
Units: 1.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: MUSIC-102

Third in a series of four comprehensive training workshops providing musicians with intensive practice in sight-singing, melodic and rhythmic dictations, chord recognition and applied music theory exercises.


MUSIC 104 MUSICIANSHIP SKILLS IV
Units: 1.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: MUSIC-103

Fourth in a series of four comprehensive training workshops providing musicians with intensive practice in sight-singing, melodic and rhythmic dictations, chord recognition and applied music theory exercises.


MUSIC 105 MUSIC APPRECIATION
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Surveys musical masterpieces through all eras of musical evolution. Develops on appreciation and understanding of music in relation to culture and other art forms through listening experiences, lecture, and discussion.


MUSIC 106 DEVELOPMENT OF JAZZ
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Presents jazz as a cultural medium, including its historical background and development in the United States.


MUSIC 107 HISTORY OF ROCK & ROLL
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Explores the rise of rock and roll as a modern musical genre and examines its place in modern society.


MUSIC 108 WORLD MUSIC
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Surveys non-Western cultures through their musical traditions.


MUSIC 112 MUSIC HISTORY
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Presents the main periods and styles of Western music from the Middle Ages to the present, including the most important composers as well as the cultural context in which their music was created.


MUSIC 116 PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLES FOR MUSIC THEATER
Units: 2.00-4.00
UC:CSU 108.00-216.00 hours lab
May be taken four times for credit
Rehearsal and performance of music for scenes and complete musical theater productions produced in conjunction with Theater and other performing arts departments. Ability to sing or play a wind, brass, string or percussion instrument is assumed. Offered pass/no-pass only.


MUSIC 118 POPULAR SONGWRITING
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Introduces popular song writing and the construction of lyrics fro the commercial music industry. Basic knowledge of music fundamentals is assumed.


MUSIC 120 TONAL HARMONY
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: MUSIC-100

Presents the theory and practice of Western harmony from the 17th century to the beginning of the 20th Century. Major topics include: diatonic triads, seventh chords, principles of voice leading, non harmonic tones and harmonic analysis of music from the classical period [c.1725-1825].


MUSIC 121 CHROMATIC HARMONY
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: MUSIC-120

Emphasizes modulatory techniques, altered chords, formal analysis of Romantic, Impressionist and Modern music literature to late 20th century compositional techniques.


MUSIC 122 TONAL COUNTERPOINT
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Presents forms of counterpoint emphasizing the tonal concept. Analyzes contrapuntal forms in the 18th century style of J.S. Bach, including imitative forms, canon, invention, and fugue.


MUSIC 123 MODAL COUNTERPOINT
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: MUSIC-100

Presents composition practices of the 16th century emphasizing species counterpoint. Analyzes motet and mass, fugue, and other musical forms using imitative techniques.


MUSIC 125 STUDIES IN MUSIC COMPOSITION
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
May be taken two times for credit
Technical and historical analysis of works in various music languages. Students will compose individual pieces to be performed by college- based music ensembles.


MUSIC 126 POP AND JAZZ MUSIC THEORY
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: MUSIC-120

Focuses on the theoretical principles and practices found within the styles of jazz and pop music. Emphasizes analytical comprehension of style and chordal understanding.


MUSIC 127 ORCHESTRATION FOR STRINGS AND WOODWINDS
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: MUSIC-100

A study of orchestration using the instruments of the standard symphonic ensemble with emphasis on strings and woodwinds. Course also focuses upon the use of computers, samplers and synthesizers as tools for the contemporary composer and arranger, as well as with the use of instruments from non-European traditions.


MUSIC 128 ORCHESTRATION FOR BRASS, PERCUSSION, AND HARP
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: MUSIC-100

Presents orchestration as it applies to the instruments of the standard symphonic ensemble emphasizes brass, percussion, and harp. Includes the use of computers, samplers, and synthesizers as tools for the contemporary composer and arranger, as well as instruments from non-European traditions.


MUSIC 129 MUSIC PRODUCTION FOR FILM AND TELEVISION
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
May be taken two times for credit
Designed to provide the technical and aesthetic tools needed for the production of music for motion pictures and video. Focuses on the artistic issues as well as the mechanics of matching sounds with a visual counterpart. (Same as RTVF-129.)


MUSIC 131 KEYBOARD INSTRUCTION I
Units: 2.00
UC:CSU 18.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Introduces piano playing, including five finger patterns, chords, sight-reading, technical exercises, transposition, improvisation, keyboard theory, and beginning piano literature.


MUSIC 132 KEYBOARD INSTRUCTION II
Units: 2.00
UC:CSU 18.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
May be taken four times for credit
Recommended Preparation: MUSIC-131

Presents second level piano playing, music reading, technique, scales, transposition, keyboard harmonization, and analysis of the formal structure of simple to intermediate piano literature.


MUSIC 140 VOCAL DEVELOPMENT FOR POPULAR MUSIC
Units: 1.00
CSU 54.00 hours lab
May be taken four times for credit
Develops vocal skills for professional singing of popular music; public performances will be scheduled.


MUSIC 141 VOICE DEVELOPMENT: FROM THE BAROQUE TO THE 21ST CENTURY
Units: 2.00
UC:CSU 18.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
May be taken four times for credit
Presents the art and technique of solo singing, including musical theater repertoire, art songs and arias from the European tradition of the last five centuries, non-Western music, American folk music, and spiritual selections.


MUSIC 142 ELECTRONIC MUSIC COMPOSITION
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Presents the composition and production of in-studio music in a variety of contemporary idioms utilizing digital technology.


MUSIC 146 ELECTRONIC MUSIC FOR THE STAGE
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Focuses on the techniques and aesthetics of music created with the computer for on-stage applications.


MUSIC 151 JAZZ IMPROVISATION
Units: 1.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lab
May be taken four times for credit
Recommended Preparation: MUSIC-100

Emphasizes understanding basic theoretical structure as well as stylistic, melodic and rhythmic considerations. Designed to assist the jazz musician. Public performance may be required.


MUSIC 153 STUDIO JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Units: 2.00
UC:CSU 18.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
May be taken four times for credit
Prerequisite: Audition by instructor to ensure satisfactory performance ability.

Examines the historical basis of jazz and fosters the improvement of jazz performance skills on wind, string, vocal or percussion instruments through participation in public concerts. Field trips may be required.


MUSIC 159 MUSIC FOR FILM, TELEVISION AND NEW MEDIA
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
May be taken two times for credit
Examines technical and aesthetic tools used in electronic music production, to create soundtracks for motion picture, television, and new media. Explores music production fundamentals, including basic composition techniques in synchronization with a visual counterpart. Formerly MUSIC-129. (Same as MEA-159)


MUSIC 160 GUITAR STUDIES I
Units: 2.00
UC:CSU 18.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Introduces skills for the guitar, including chord structures, sight reading, and rhythm techniques.


MUSIC 161 GUITAR STUDIES II
Units: 2.00
UC:CSU 18.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
May be taken four times for credit
Recommended Preparation: MUSIC-160

Advances the study and application of guitar skill through advanced chord structures, sight-reading (open strings through 5th position), and more complex rhythm techniques.


MUSIC 165 SYMPHONY OF THE CANYONS
Units: 2.00
UC:CSU 18.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
May be taken four times for credit
Prerequisite: See schedule of classes for audition information.

Examines musical styles, performance techniques and basic theoretical analysis as they relate to performance of symphonic literature, as well as orchestra accompaniment of operatic and major choral works. Includes participation in public performance with the ensemble.


MUSIC 167 JAZZ GUITAR STUDIES I
Units: 2.00
UC:CSU 18.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Introduces position-playing for jazz guitar, including jazz chordal structures, rhythm comping, harmonic structure and historical context of jazz forms.


MUSIC 168 JAZZ GUITAR STUDIES II
Units: 2.00
UC:CSU 18.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
May be taken four times for credit
Recommended Preparation: MUSIC-167

An intermediate level study of position-playing for jazz guitar, including jazz chordal structures, rhythm comping and structural analysis of jazz forms.


MUSIC 169 IMPROVISATION FOR GUITARISTS
Units: 2.00
UC:CSU 18.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
May be taken four times for credit
Focuses on the many facets of improvising on the guitar. It is assumed students are able to perform on the guitar at a beginning or intermediate level.


MUSIC 170 BASS GUITAR STUDIES I
Units: 2.00
UC:CSU 18.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Studies and applies basic skills on the electric bass guitar. Course focuses on the construction and performance of bass lines through chord changes in standard popular and jazz repertoire. Students will learn note-reading skills on the instrument.


MUSIC 171 BASS GUITAR STUDIES II
Units: 2.00
UC:CSU 18.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
May be taken four times for credit
Second in a series of studies on the application of intermediate skills on the electric bass guitar utilizing basic music theory concepts as they apply to the bass, including construction and performance of complex bass lines through chord changes in standard popular and jazz repertoire as well as intermediate note-reading skills on the instrument.


MUSIC 173 JAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE
Units: 1.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lab
May be taken four times for credit
Prerequisite: Audition

Provides the advanced singer an opportunity to learn and develop jazz vocal technique. The repertoire consists of vocal arrangements from standard and progressive jazz schools. This group refines individual selections to high performance standards and represents the College at inter-collegiate festivals, on-campus performances, and in the community. Appropriate sight-singing proficiency and ability to follow a conductor are assumed. Audition through the Department of Music; contact for time, date and other details.


MUSIC 174 COLLEGE CHORUS
Units: 1.00
CSU 54.00 hours lab
May be taken four times for credit
Provides training and singing for the vocal chamber group from all eras in music history.


MUSIC 175 FESTIVAL CHOIR: VOICES OF THE CANYONS
Units: 1.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lab
May be taken four times for credit
Examines musical styles, performance practices and rehearsal techniques while refining individual selections to high performance standards and represents the college at inter-collegiate festivals, on-campus performances, and in the community. Field trips may be required.


MUSIC 176 CHAMBER SINGERS
Units: 2.00
UC:CSU 18.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
May be taken four times for credit
Prerequisite: Audition by instructor to ensure satisfactory performance ability. Contact the Music Department for date, time, and other details.

Presents the study and performance of chamber music from the 15th to the 21st centuries, emphasizing the development of skills needed to sing from a variety of choral styles and historical periods. Represents the college at inter-collegiate festivals, on-campus events, and within the community. Attendance at all scheduled performances is required.


MUSIC 177 WOMEN'S CHOIR (LES CHANTEUSES)
Units: 2.00
UC:CSU 18.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
May be taken four times for credit
Prerequisite: Audition

Studies musical styles and performance practices from an historical perspective as well as correct and efficient rehearsal techniques as they apply to the selected choral literature. Represents the College at inter-collegiate festivals, on-campus events, and within the community. Field trips may be required.


MUSIC 180 MUSIC BUSINESS
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Examines the music business industry as it relates to production, recording, manufacturing, publishing and copyrights, performing rights, and marketing.


MUSIC 185 SYMPHONIC BAND
Units: 2.00
UC:CSU 18.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
May be taken four times for credit
Prerequisite: Audition Recommended Preparation: Ability to play a wind, percussion, or brass instrument is assumed.

Emphasizes the performance of college level wind and percussion standards literature including proper playing and performance technique. Extensive warm-up skills will be developed, along with scale studies and rhythmic refinement exercises. Public performances with the symphonic band are required. Audition through the Music Department; contact for time, date and other details.


MUSIC 186 MUSIC ENSEMBLE
Units: 2.00
UC:CSU 18.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
May be taken four times for credit
Explores chamber music literature and practices. Specific technical skills will be addressed including breathing, phrasing, tonguing, bow technique, embouchure development, as well as vocal techniques and rehearsal standards. Public performance is required.


MUSIC 189 INDIVIDUALIZED MUSIC LESSONS
Units: 1.00
CSU 54.00 hours lab
May be taken four times for credit
Prerequisite: Audition Co-requisites: MUSIC-190 and one of the following ensemble courses: MUSIC 080, 081, 082, 114, 116, 151, 153, 165, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 185 or 186.

Emphasizes technical development, the performing of musical repertoire, and the development of concert presentation skills. Individual instruction is provided by appointment.


MUSIC 190 APPLIED PERFORMANCE
Units: 1.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lab
May be taken four times for credit
Co-requisite: MUSIC-189

Preparation and presentation of music literature to be performed before the class with a subsequent critique by the other students and instructor.


MUSIC 191 CONTEMPORARY PRACTICES IN MUSIC PUBLISHING
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Explores the business of marketing and selling music, including intellectual property statues, copyright law, royalties and music contracts.


MUSIC 192 MUSIC BUSINESS
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Examines the music business industry as it relates to production, recording, manufacturing, publishing, marketing, copyright and performing rights.


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