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MUS100 Music Fundamentals
Covers the basics of music, including pitch, rhythm, notation, intervals, scales, harmony, the keyboard, key signatures, the circle of fifths, and triads. Develops basic aural skills through listening, singing, and clapping. Intended for non-music majors and students with little or no experience in music. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher) with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
3 Credits

MUS105 History of Rock and Roll
Examines the relationship between rock music and society, and emphasizes the musical and lyrical significance of rock music as contemporary social commentary. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher) with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, W, Sp
3 Credits

MUS111 Music Theory 1
Introduces Western European music practices, including fundamentals of music notation, terminology, analysis, sight-singing, and listening. Covers clefs, intervals, scales, modes, circle of fifths, triads and more. Emphasizes terminology and basic musical concepts. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher) with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F
3 Credits

MUS112 Music Theory 2
Focuses on the detailed exploration of Western European music practices, including music notation, terminology, analysis, sight-singing, aural dictation, part-writing, and aural analysis. Covers clefs, intervals, scales, modes, circle of fifths, triads, and more. Emphasizes terminology and basic musical concepts. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher); and completion of MUS111; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) W
3 Credits

MUS113 Music Theory 3
Continues detailed exploration of Western European music practices, including music notation, terminology, analysis, and four-part writing. Introduces advanced musical practices including figured bass realization, harmonic progressions, modulation, cadences, transposition, and form. Emphasizes advanced terminology and compositional concepts. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher); and completion of MUS112 within the year; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Sp
3 Credits

MUS114 Aural Skills 1
Provides instruction in the fundamental concepts of common-practice period melody, harmony, and rhythm and provides practice in ear training, including but not limited to sight-singing, melodic and rhythmic dictation, and intervallic recognition. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher) with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F
2 Credits

MUS115 Aural Skills 2
Provides continued instruction in introductory concepts of common-practice period melody, harmony, and rhythm and provides practice in ear training, including but not limited to sight-singing, melodic, harmonic and rhythmic dictation, and intervallic recognition. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher); and completion of MUS114; or consent of the instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) W
2 Credits

MUS116 Aural Skills 3
Provides instruction in the fundamental concepts of common-practice period melody, harmony, and rhythm and provides practice in ear training, including but not limited to sight-singing, melodic and rhythmic dictation, and intervallic recognition. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher); and completion of MUS115; or consent of the instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Sp
2 Credits

MUS161 Music Appreciation
Highlights 17th to 20th century instrumental and vocal music and the growth of the orchestra. Covers acknowledged masters such as Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher) with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, W, Sp, Su
3 Credits

MUS196 Music Teacher In-Service
Consists of attendance at, participation in, and evaluations of lectures, clinics, demonstrations and/or performances by leading professional authorities in the fields of music performance, music pedagogy, and rehearsal techniques, along with reviews of select outside readings and/or videos. Offered as needed
1 Credits

MUS198A Independent Studies: Music
Uses the college learning contract to provide student and instructor with a vehicle to allow independent study in an area of student interest. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher) with a grade of C or better; and consent of instructor. Offered as needed
1 Credits

MUS198B Independent Studies: Music
Uses the college learning contract to provide student and instructor with a vehicle to allow independent study in an area of student interest. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher) with a grade of C or better; and consent of instructor. Offered as needed
2 Credits

MUS198C Independent Studies: Music
Uses the college learning contract to provide student and instructor with a vehicle to allow independent study in an area of student interest. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher) with a grade of C or better; and consent of instructor. Offered as needed
3 Credits

MUS211 Music Theory 4
Expands upon the theoretical concepts introduced in the first year of Music Theory. Covers common-practice melody, harmony, and voice leading, and demonstrates their analytical and compositional uses. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher); and completion of MUS113; or consent of the instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F
3 Credits

MUS212 Music Theory 5
Expands upon the theoretical concepts introduced in the first year Music Theory sequence. Covers common practice melody, harmony, and voice leading, and demonstrates their analytical and compositional uses. Includes continued analysis and part-writing, secondary dominants and secondary leading-tone chords, modulations, formal structure, mode mixture, Neapolitan chords, augmented sixth chords, extended chords, chromatic mediants, altered dominants, and enharmonic spellings and modulations. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher); and completion of MUS211; or consent of the instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) W
2 Credits

MUS213 Music Theory 6
Expands upon the elements of common-practice harmony, and introduces late and post-Romantic techniques. Introduces concepts of post-tonal theory; and 20th and 21st century composers, styles, and techniques. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher); and completion of MUS211 and MUS212; or consent of the instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Sp
3 Credits

MUS214 Aural Skills 4
Provides instruction in advanced concepts of common-practice period melody, harmony, and rhythm and provides practice in ear training, including but not limited to sight-singing, melodic, harmonic and rhythmic dictation, and intervallic recognition. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher); and completion of MUS116; or consent of the instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F
2 Credits

MUS215 Aural Skills 5
Provides instruction in advanced concepts of Late-19th and Early-20th century western harmony, with special emphasis on advanced rhythm. Also provides practice in ear training including but not limited to sight-singing, melodic, harmonic and rhythmic dictation. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher); and completion of MUS214; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) W
2 Credits

MUS216 Aural Skills 6
Provides instruction in advanced concepts of 20th century western harmony, as well as harmony of non-western music and American Vernacular music. Also provides practice in ear training, including but not limited to sight-singing, melodic dictation, and harmonic dictation. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher); and completion of MUS215; or consent of the instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher.) Sp
2 Credits

MUP100A Applied Piano Lessons
Covers pedagogy of the piano, including the fundamentals of music, reading, and theory; beneficial practice habits; repertoire for the piano; interpretation; and performance techniques. Offered as needed
1 Credits

MUP100B Applied Violin Lessons
Covers pedagogy of the violin, including fundamentals of music, reading, and theory; beneficial practice habits; repertoire for the violin; interpretation; and performance techniques. Offered as needed
1 Credits

MUP100C Applied Viola Lessons
Covers pedagogy of the viola, including fundamentals of music, reading, and theory; beneficial practice habits; repertoire for the viola; interpretation; and performance techniques. Offered as needed
1 Credits

MUP100D Applied Cello Lessons
Covers pedagogy of the cello, including fundamentals of music, reading, and theory; beneficial practice habits; repertoire for the cello; interpretation; and performance techniques. Offered as needed
1 Credits

MUP100E Applied String Bass Lessons
Covers pedagogy of the string bass, including fundamentals of music, reading, and theory; beneficial practice habits; repertoire for the string bass; interpretation; and performance techniques. Offered as needed
1 Credits

MUP100F Applied Flute Lessons
Covers pedagogy of the flute, including fundamentals of music, reading, and theory; beneficial practice habits; repertoire for the flute; interpretation; and performance techniques. Offered as needed
1 Credits

MUP100G Applied Oboe Lessons
Covers pedagogy of the oboe, including fundamentals of music, reading, and theory; beneficial practice habits; repertoire for the oboe; interpretation; and performance techniques. Offered as Needed
1 Credits

MUP100H Applied Clarinet Lessons
Covers pedagogy of the clarinet, including fundamentals of music, reading, and theory; beneficial practice habits; repertoire for the clarinet; interpretation; and performance techniques. Offered as needed
1 Credits

MUP100I Applied Saxophone Lessons
Covers pedagogy of the saxophone, including fundamentals of music, reading, and theory; beneficial practice habits; repertoire for the saxophone; interpretation; and performance techniques. Offered as needed
1 Credits

MUP100J Applied Bassoon Lessons
Covers pedagogy of the bassoon, including fundamentals of music, reading, and theory; beneficial practice habits; repertoire for the bassoon; interpretation; and performance techniques. Offered as needed
1 Credits

MUP100K Applied Trumpet Lessons
Covers pedagogy of the trumpet, including fundamentals of music, reading, and theory; beneficial practice habits; repertoire for the trumpet; interpretation; and performance techniques. Offered as needed
1 Credits

MUP100L Applied French Horn Lessons
Covers pedagogy of the French horn, including fundamentals of music, reading, and theory; beneficial practice habits; repertoire for the French horn; interpretation; and performance techniques. Offered as needed
1 Credits

MUP100M Applied Trombone Lessons
Covers pedagogy of the trombone, including fundamentals of music, reading, and theory; beneficial practice habits; repertoire for the trombone; interpretation; and performance techniques. Offered as needed
1 Credits

MUP100N Applied Euphonium Lessons
Covers pedagogy of the euphonium, including fundamentals of music, reading, and theory; beneficial practice habits; repertoire for the euphonium; interpretation; and performance techniques. Offered as needed
1 Credits

MUP100O Applied Tuba Lessons
Covers pedagogy of the tuba, including fundamentals of music, reading, and theory; beneficial practice habits; repertoire for the tuba; interpretation; and performance techniques. Offered as needed
1 Credits

MUP100P Applied Percussion Lessons
Covers pedagogy of the percussion, including fundamentals of music, reading, and theory; beneficial practice habits; repertoire for the percussion; interpretation; and performance techniques. Offered as needed
1 Credits

MUP100Q Applied Ukulele Lessons
Covers pedagogy of the ukulele, including the fundamentals of music, reading, and theory; beneficial practice habits; repertoire for the ukulele; interpretation; and performance techniques. Offered as needed
1 Credits

MUP100R Applied Conducting Lessons
Provides instruction in the basics of conducting, including the fundamentals of music, reading, and theory; basic conducting patterns; score study and preparation; beneficial practice habits. Offered as needed
1 Credits

MUP100S Applied Composition Lessons
Covers methods for exploring musical composition techniques and technologies, including the creative process, hand-written notation, computer notation, Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), music business, orchestration, score study, and analysis. Offered as needed
1 Credits

MUP100T Applied Harp Lessons
Covers pedagogy of the harp, including fundamentals of music, reading, and theory; beneficial practice habits; repertoire for the harp; interpretation; and performance techniques. Offered as needed
1 Credits

MUP102 Concert Band
Offers an instrumental experience that focuses on performing standard concert band literature of many styles. Emphasizes ensemble skills and musicality in various band performance practices. Offered as needed
1 Credits

MUP106 String Orchestra
Offers an introductory instrumental experience that focuses on performing standard string ensemble literature of many styles. Emphasizes beginning ensemble skills and musicality in various strings performance practices. Offered as needed
1 Credits

MUP174 Applied Voice Lessons
Gives individual instruction in fundamentals of theory, melodic contouring and phrasing, vocal production, and body mechanics incorporated into basic singing skills and music reading. Open to students of all levels and interests. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. F, W, Sp
1 Credits

MUP175 Concert Choir
Offers singing in a non-auditioned mixed voice (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) choir. Includes instruction in proper singing habits, basic musical terms and expressions, rehearsal technique, and exposure to a wide variety of music literature, culminating in a final performance. Recommended: Previous experience singing with a school, community, or church choir. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. F, W, Sp
1 Credits

MUP177 Chamber Singers
Offers singing at an advanced level in a mixed-voice (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) choir. Includes the continued development of proper singing habits, basic musical terms and expressions, rehearsal techniques and procedures, and exposure to a wide variety of music literature, culminating in a final performance. Due to the nature of the course, most of the class periods will be spent in rehearsal time. Recommended: Previous experience singing with a school, community, or church choir. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. F, W, Sp
1 Credits