Fullerton College

Music Division

Music Classes

Applied Music

2013-2014 Catalog

MUS 125 F - Recording Techniques Workshop for Performers (3 Units)
36 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term. This course is designed forthe music performer enrolled in a college performance ensemble thatis involved in making a performance tape, CD, DVD or TV show. Thiscourse includes recording, use of clic tracks, mike placement/set up, useof headphones, proper overdubbing techniques, lip syncing when neededand developing advanced lab performance skills. Enrollment in this class isavailable only to students who are enrolled in a college performing groupor small ensemble that is recording during the term the class is beingoffered or as a Recording/Production Career Technical Education student.(CSU) (Degree Credit)
MUS 156 F - Beginning Jazz Improvisation - Instrumental (1 Unit)
18 hours lecture and 58.5 hours lab per term. This course places emphasisupon beginning techniques of rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic improvisation.(CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit)
MUS 256 F - Advanced Jazz Improvisation - Instrumental (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: MUS 156 F with a grade of “C” or better or Audition.
18 hours lecture and 58.5 hours lab per term. This course places emphasison intermediate techniques of rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic improvisation.(CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit)
MUS 265 F - Piano Ensemble (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: Audition.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. The course is designed toenhance ensemble-playing skills by focusing on rehearsal technique,balance, and hand coordination. Emphasis is on performing of standardand current duo pieces, four-hand literature, and pieces requiringmore than two pianos and/or other instruments. Participation in pianoensemble recital and performances is required. Course may be taken fourtimes for credit. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit)
MUS 299 F - Music: Independent Study (1 Unit)
18 hours lecture per term. For advanced students who wish to pursue aparticular area of music through individual study. (CSU) (UC Credit Limitationdepending upon course content; UC review required.) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 100 F - Introduction to Music Laboratory (1 to 2 Units)
(formerly MUS 100 F)Pass/No Pass only.Corequisite: MUSA 200 F with a grade of “C” or better.
54 to 108 hours lab per term in the Computer Laboratory, Music ListeningLibrary, or Practice Room Suite. This course is taken in conjunction withMUSA and includes the private lessons, directed learning time (coaching),and practice time required for that class. (CSU) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 101 F - Beginning Music Lab (1 to 2 Units)
Open Entry/Open Exit.Pass/No Pass only.Prerequisite: MUSA 100 F with a grade of “Pass.”Corequisite: MUSA 200 F with a grade of “Pass.”
54-108 hours lab per term. For each 54 hours that the student spendsprogressing in the Computer Lab, listening in the Music Library or practicingin the Practice Room, one unit of credit will be granted. All hoursmust be verified by computer sign in. This course is taken as a corequisiteto the second semester of MUSA 200 F. (CSU) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 102 F - Intermediate Music Laboratory (1 to 2 Units)
Pass/No Pass only.Prerequisite: MUSA 101 F with a grade of “Pass.”Corequisite: MUSA 200 F with a grade of “Pass.”
54-108 hours lab per term. For each 54 hours that the student spendsprogressing in the Computer Lab, listening in the Music Library or practicingin the Practice Room, one unit of credit will be granted. All hoursmust be verified by computer sign in. This course is taken as a corequisiteto the third semester of MUSA 200 F. (CSU) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 103 F - Advanced Music Laboratory (1 to 2 Units)
Open Entry/Open Exit.Pass/No Pass only.Prerequisite: MUSA 102 F with a grade of “Pass.”Corequisite: MUSA 200 F with a grade of “Pass.”
54-108 hours lab per term. For each 54 hours that the student spendsprogressing in the Computer Lab, listening in the Music Library or practicingin the Practice Room Suite one unit of credit will be granted. Allhours must be verified by computer sign in. This course is taken as acorequisite to the fourth semester of MUSA 200 F. (CSU) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 104 F - Introduction to Concert Hour (1 Unit)
(formerly MUS 123 F)
18 hours lecture per term. This course is designed for the first semestermusic major, providing the student with opportunities to expand theirknowledge of music performance and specific composers and musicalgenres, and learn from guest artists and guest speakers. Selected studentswill be given the opportunity to perform during the term. Outside classactivities include attendance at Fullerton College Music Departmentconcerts and the preparation of concert reports. This course is requiredof all music majors but open to all students. (CSU) (Degree Credit) AA GE
MUSA 105 F - Beginning Concert Hour (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: MUSA 104 F with a grade of “C” or better.
18 hours lecture per term. This course is designed for the second semestermusic major, providing the student with opportunities to expand knowledgeof music performance and specific composers and musical genres,and learn from guest artists and guest speakers. Selected students will begiven the opportunity to perform during the term. Outside class activitiesinclude attendance at Music Department concerts and the preparation ofconcert reports. (CSU) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 106 F - Intermediate Concert Hour (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: MUSA 105 F with a grade of “C” or better
18 hours lecture per term. This course is designed for the third semestermusic major, providing the student with opportunities to expand knowledgeof music performance and specific composers and musical genres,and learn from guest artists and guest speakers. Selected students will begiven the opportunity to perform during the term. Outside class activitiesinclude attendance at Music Department concerts and the preparation ofconcert reports. (CSU) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 107 F - Advanced Concert Hour (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: MUS 106 F with a grade of “C” or better
18 hours lecture per term. This course is designed for the fourth semestermusic major, providing the student with opportunities to expand knowledgeof music performance and specific composers and musical genres,and learn from guest artists and guest speakers. Selected students will begiven the opportunity to perform during the term. Outside class activitiesinclude attendance at Fullerton College concerts and the preparation ofconcert reports. (CSU) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 110 F - Fundamentals of Voice Training for Non-Majors (1 Unit)
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course is the study offundamentals of singing techniques in a class situation. Topics includeinstruction in tone production, breath control, pronunciation, and choiceof song literature. Out of class time includes 1 hour of practice time inPractice Room per week and preparation for recitals. Open to all studentsand intended for avocational and inexperienced singers. (CSU) (UC)(Degree Credit)
MUSA 111 F - Beginning Voice (1 Unit)
(formerly MUS 126 F)
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course is an entry levelclass for inexperienced singers who wish to explore the Voice Major.Providing a study of basic vocal techniques, the course explores toneproduction, breath control, pronunciation, and choice of song literature.Required out of class activities include one hour practice in Practice Roomper week and participation in recitals. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 112 F - Intermediate Voice I (1 Unit)
(formerly MUS 227 F)Advisory: MUSA 111 F or Audition.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course, which providesa study of vocal literature and techniques in a class situation, emphasizesindividual progress in tone production, breath control and diction. Repertoireis primarily 18th and 19th century Italian songs and arias. The courseis designed for the voice major not yet qualified for MUSA 200 F or theAdvanced Voice classes and for promising non-majors. Out of class activitiesinclude one hour of practice per week in Practice Room Suite andpreparation for recitals. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit).
MUSA 113 F - Intermediate Voice II (1 Unit)
Advisory: MUSA 112 F.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course, which is a studyof vocal literature and techniques, emphasizes individual progress intone production, breath control and diction. The course is designed forthe more advanced non-major, or the voice major not yet qualified forApplied Voice — Individual Instruction or Advanced Voice. This coursecontinues to build on the skills learned and practiced in MUSA 112 F.Repertoire is primarily 18th and 19th century Italian songs and arias. Outof class activities include one hour of practice per week in Practice room,and preparation for recitals. (CSU) (UC pending) (Degree Credit)MUSA 120 F Beginning Guitar (formerly MUS 130 F)
MUSA 120 F - Beginning Guitar (1 Unit)
(formerly MUS 130 F)
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course focuses on thefundamentals of playing the guitar: technique, note reading, scales,chords, simple picking and strumming patterns. The repertoire includes awide variety of musical styles, from classical to rock. (CSU) (UC) (DegreeCredit)
MUSA 121 F - Intermediate Guitar (1 Unit)
(formerly MUS 231 F)Prerequisite: MUSA 120 F with a grade of “C” or better, or by Audition.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course is designed formore advanced non-guitar major or the guitar major who is not yet qualifiedfor Classical or Jazz Guitar, this course continues the study of guitarstudy from MUSA 120 F with emphasis on more advanced literature andtechniques. Emphasis is placed on individual progress in execution andinterpretation. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 122 F - Intermediate Rock Guitar (1 Unit)
(formerly MUS 234 F)Prerequisite: MUSA 120 F with a grade of “C” or better or by Audition.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This is a skills course designedfor the guitarist who has already mastered the fundamental techniquesand basics of music. Study focuses on proceeding from the general studyof the guitar to techniques specific to rock, blues, and pop guitar styles.(CSU) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 130 F - Introduction to Piano for Non-Music Majors (1 Unit)
(formerly MUS 135AF). Letter Grade/Pass/No Pass option.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course is designed fornon-music majors whose piano skills are non-existent or very limited. Itprovides an introduction to the fundamentals of piano playing: posture,keyboard topography, note reading, 5-finger-pattern exercises, sightreading,and piano repertoires. It is open to all students. (CSU) (UC)(Degree Credit)
MUSA 131 F - Keyboard Skills I (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: MUSA 130 F with a grade of “Pass” or “C” or better orAudition.Advisory: MUSA 136 F.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course is designed formusic majors preparing for a university keyboard proficiency exam, thiscourse is the entry-level keyboard musicianship class with emphasis onbasic keyboard harmonization, hand independence, transposition, sightreading,rhythm accuracy and elementary piano repertoires. (CSU) (UCpending) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 132 F - Keyboard Skills II (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: MUSA 131 F with a grade of “C” or better or Audition.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course is a continuationof MUSA 131 F for music majors. It includes emphasis on basic keyboardharmonization using primary chord inversions, technique, transposition,accompaniment patterns, rhythm accuracy and late elementary/early intermediatepiano repertoires. (CSU) (UC pending) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 134 F - Jazz Piano Technique and Repertoire I (1 Unit)
(formerly MUS 238 F)Prerequisite: MUSA 130 F with a grade of “Pass” or “C” or better orAudition.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This is an introductory jazzpiano course in which students will learn to improvise over the blues formusing the blues scale, analyze standard tunes harmonically and play ii-V-iprogression using shell voicings, Bud Powell shells and rootless voicings.(CSU) (UC pending) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 136 F - Beginning Piano Sight-Reading (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: MUSA 130 F with a grade of “C” or better or Audition.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course is designedfor those majoring in piano whose sight-reading skill is almost nonexistent.Piano sight-reading strategies will include familiarity with keyboardtopography, vertical and horizontal groupings of notes and recognitionof rhythm patterns. Students will read simple arrangements of popularand famous tunes. Also recommended for those enrolled in MUSA 131 F.(CSU) (UC pending) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 137 F - Intermediate Piano Sight-Reading (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: MUSA 136 F with grade of “C” or better or Audition.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course is designed forpiano majors and is a continuation of MUSA 136 F and includes readingvarious styles of intermediate-level solo piano repertoire, ensemble,accompaniments and reading chord symbol notation. (CSU) (UC pending)(Degree Credit)
MUSA 140 F - Introduction to Strings for Non-Majors (1 Unit)
(formerly MUS 143 F)
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course is an exploratorystudy of the violin, viola, cello or string bass in a classroom situation. Itpresents the basic fundamentals of string technique and music reading.Since no previous experience is necessary, the course is open to allstudents. (CSU) (UC pending) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 141 F - Beginning Strings (1 Unit)
(formerly MUS 143 F)
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course is offered tomajors and non-majors who wish to become familiar with the basicfundamentals of violin, viola, cello, and/or string bass techniques.Students are required to practice at least two hours per week. Emphasisis placed on sound production, articulation, and basic music sight readingand theory. In addition, more basic concepts of teaching methods arepresented in order to help prepare those wishing to enter the teachingindustry at the elementary and middle school levels teaching private orgroup string classes. (CSU) (UC pending) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 142 F - Intermediate Strings (1 Unit)
(formerly MUS 143 F). Advisory: MUSA 140 F or MUSA 141 F or Audition.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course teaches the intermediatefundamentals of violin, viola, cello, and/or string bass techniques;more intermediate-level string techniques are presented such as shifting,vibrato and tuning. (CSU) (UC pending) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 150 F - Introduction to Woodwinds for Non-Majors (1 Unit)
(formerly MUS 146 F). Prerequisite: Audition.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course offers an introductionto the flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, or saxophone in a classsituation. No previous experience is necessary. This course is open to allstudents (CSU) (UC pending) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 151 F - Beginning Woodwinds (1 Unit)
(formerly MUS 146 F)Prerequisite: Audition.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course provides a challengingintroduction to the study of flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, orsaxophone in a class setting. Although this course is designed for musicmajors, it is open to all students. (CSU) (UC pending) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 152 F - Intermediate Woodwinds (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: MUSA 150 F with a grade of “C” or better or 151 F with
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course is a study ofWoodwind literature and techniques in a class situation. Emphasis isplaced on individual progress in tone production, breath support, technique,and intonation. The course is designed for more advanced nonmajors,or for music majors not yet qualified for advanced woodwinds.(CSU) (UC pending) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 161 F - Beginning Brass (1 Unit)
(formerly MUS 149 F)
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course provides anintroductory level study of the trumpet, trombone, French horn, euphonium,or tuba in a classroom situation. Since no previous brass experienceis necessary, it is open to all students. Students must provide their owninstruments. (CSU) (UC pending) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 162 F - Intermediate Brass (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: MUSA 161 F with a grade of “C” or better or by Audition.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course is an intermediatelevel study of the trumpet, trombone, French horn, euphonium, or tuba ina classroom situation. Some prior experience in playing a brass instrumentis necessary. Students must provide their own instruments. (CSU) (UCpending) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 170 F - Introduction to Percussion for Non-Majors (1 Unit)
(formerly MUS 152 F)
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course is a study ofthe techniques and rhythmic theory needed to perform the snare drum,drum-set, and world percussion instruments in a class situation. A varietyof keyboard and orchestral percussion instruments will also be identifiedand discussed. (CSU) (UC pending) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 171 F - Introduction to Drum Set (1 Unit)
(formerly MUS 097 F)Prerequisite: MUSA 170 F with a grade of “C” or better.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course will teach studentsthe fundamentals of popular drum set techniques through lecture,demonstration, text, audio and video recordings and class participation.The instructor will give group and individual instruction and presentan overview of basic percussion technique, rhythmic theory and Jazz,Rock, Latin and Pop drumming styles. Students should be prepared topractice one half hour a day outside of class. (CSU) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 172 F - Intermediate Percussion (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: MUSA 170 F with a grade of “C” or better or Audition.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course is a continuationstudy of the techniques and rhythmic theory needed for intermediate levelperformance of the snare drum, drum-set, and world percussion instrumentsin a class situation. A variety of keyboard and orchestral percussioninstruments will also be taught and performed. (CSU) (UC pending)(Degree Credit)
MUSA 173 F - Intermediate Percussion: Drum Set (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: MUSA 171 F with a grade of “C” or better or pass a basicentrance audition establishing elementary sight-reading skills.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. Students will learn populardrum set techniques through lecture, demonstration, text, audio andvideo recordings and class participation. Instructor will give group andindividual instruction and present an overview of Jazz, Rock, Latin, andPop drumming styles. Students should be prepared to practice one halfhour a day, outside of class. (CSU) (UC pending) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 191 F - Intermediate Vocal Jazz Styling and Improvisation I (1 Unit)
(formerly MUS 157 F)Advisory: Audition.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course is designed togive vocal students beginning training in jazz styling techniques, rhythmicand melodic improvisation, and the fundamentals of lead sheet writing.Students are required to spend no less than 30 minutes per week in thepractice rooms and/or listening library. Students should have prior trainingin the fundamentals of voice and music theory. (CSU) (UC pending)(Degree Credit)
MUSA 192 F - Intermediate Vocal Jazz Styling and Improvisation II (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: MUSA 191 F with a grade of “C” or better.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course is designed togive vocal students intermediate training in jazz styling techniques, vocalimprovisation, and basic lead sheet writing. Students are required tospend no less than 30 minutes per week in the practice rooms and/orlistening library. (CSU) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 200 F - Applied Music: Individual Private Study (1 Unit)
(formerly MUS 225 F)Prerequisite: Audition.Corequisite: MUSA 100 F with a grade of “Pass” or “C” or better.
18 hours lecture per term. This course provides a performance venue for
MUSA 210 F - Advanced Voice (1 Unit)
(formerly MUS 228 F). Advisory: MUSA 112 F or Audition.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course offers individualinstruction in vocal techniques and interpretation of solo voice literaturein a class situation. Emphasis is placed upon repertoire and public performance.Participation in recitals plus one hour practice in Practice RoomSuite 1114 per week is required. Designed for music majors but open toall students. (CSU) (UC pending) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 211 F - Advanced Voice: German Lieder (1 Unit)
Advisory: MUSA 112 F or Audition.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course offers individualinstruction in vocal techniques and interpretation of solo voice literaturein a class situation. Emphasis is placed upon repertoire and public performance.Participation in recitals plus one hour practice in Practice RoomSuite 1114 per week is required. Designed for music majors but open toall students. (CSU) (UC pending) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 212 F - Advanced Voice: French Melodie (1 Unit)
Advisory: MUSA 112 F or Audition.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course, which providesIndividual instruction in vocal techniques and interpretation of FrenchMelodie in a class situation, emphasizes learning and performing Frenchrepertoire. Out of class activities include one hour practice in the PracticeRoom per week and participation in recitals. Although designed for musicmajors, this course is open to all students. (CSU) (UC pending) (DegreeCredit)
MUSA 213 F - Advanced Voice: Spanish Cancion (1 Unit)
Advisory: MUSA 112 F or Audition.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course, which offersindividual instruction in vocal techniques and interpretation of SpanishCanciones, emphasizes repertoire and public performance. Out of classactivities include one hour practice in Practice Room per week and participationin recitals. Although designed for music majors this course is opento all students. (CSU) (UC pending) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 214 F - Advanced Voice: English and American Art Song (1 Unit)
Advisory: MUSA 112 F or Audition.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course, which offersindividual instruction in vocal techniques and interpretation of Englishand American Art Songs in a class situation, emphasizes repertoire andpublic performance. Out of class activities include one hour practice inPractice Room per week and participation in recitals. Although designedfor music majors, this course is open to all students. (CSU) (UC pending)(Degree Credit)
MUSA 220 F - Classical Guitar: Renaissance to Baroque (1 Unit)
(formerly MUS 232 F)Prerequisite: MUSA 121 F or by Audition.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. Designed for music majors,this course provides intensive individual instruction in guitar techniquesand interpretation of solo guitar literature. Emphasis on building repertoireand performing music from the Renaissance to Baroque periods.(CSU) (UC pending) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 221 F - Classical Guitar: Classical to Contemporary (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: MUSA 121 F with a grade of “C” or better.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. Designed for music majors,this advanced class provides intensive individual instruction in guitar techniquesand interpretation of solo guitar literature. The course placesemphasis on building repertoire and performing music from the ClassicalMusic to Contemporary periods. (CSU) (UC pending) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 223 F - Jazz Guitar: Scales and Arpeggios (1 Unit)
(formerly MUS 233 F)Prerequisite: MUSA 122 F with a grade of “C” or better or Audition.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course is designed toadvance the student’s ability in a variety of jazz guitar styles with specificemphasis on improvisation in a single-line (linear) style. Linear playing willexplore both scales and arpeggios and their incorporation into improvisedmelodies over a variety of chord changes. Students should have at leastintermediate playing skills (at least two years guitar playing experience)and some knowledge of music theory. Music reading is not necessary, butis advised. Students do not need to already be exposed to jazz playing.(CSU) (UC pending) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 224 F - Jazz Guitar: Chords (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: MUSA 122 F with a grade of “C” or better or Audition.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This class is designed toadvance the student’s ability in a variety of jazz guitar styles with specificemphasis on chord playing, which will be addressed in both accompanimentand solo playing. Students should have at least intermediate playingskills (2 years guitar playing experience) and some knowledge of musictheory. Music reading is not necessary, but is advised, for success in thisclass. Students do not need to already be exposed to jazz playing tosucceed in this class. (CSU) (UC pending) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 231 F - Keyboard Skills III (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: MUSA 132 F with a grade of “C” or better or Audition.
18 hours of lecture and 18 hours of lab. This course follows MUSA 132 Fin keyboard musicianship sequence. Individualized instruction will focuson keyboard harmony using primary and secondary chords, introductionto basic score reading, transposing to concert pitch, rhythm, andearly intermediate/intermediate piano repertoires including classical, blues,national and folk tunes. (CSU) (UC pending) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 232 F - Keyboard Skills IV (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: MUSA 231 F with a grade of “C” or better or Audition.
18 hours of lecture and 18 hours of lab. This course is an advancedlevel in keyboard musicianship sequence. Rigorous individualized instructionwill focus on keyboard harmony using secondary dominant chords,3-voice choral score reading, specialized rhythm, intermediate to lateintermediate standard repertoires, memorization, and self-critiquing skills.(CSU) (UC pending) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 234 F - Jazz Piano Technique and Repertoire II (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: MUSA 134 F with a grade of “C” or better.
18 hours of lecture and 18 hours of lab. This course, which is a continuationof MUSA 134 F for jazz piano majors, builds on playing standard jazzrepertoire for solo piano and piano trio, jazz theory and practicing strategies.Students will learn to play and improvise over minor ii-V-i progressionusing shell and rootless voicings. (CSU) (UC pending) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 236 F - Advanced Piano: Baroque to Classical (1 Unit)
(formerly MUS 237 F)Prerequisite: MUSA 137 F with a grade of “C” or better or Audition.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course provides individualizedinstruction and lecture on piano techniques and interpretationof baroque and classical piano repertoire for pianists. (CSU) (UC) (DegreeCredit)
MUSA 237 F - Advanced Piano: Romantic to Contemporary (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: MUSA 137 F with a grade of “C” or better or Audition.
18 hours of lecture and 18 hours of lab. This advanced class for pianomajors studies Romantic to Contemporary keyboard literature and techniques.Emphasis will be on individual progress in building musicalvocabulary, phrasing, articulations, technique, and interpretation. (CSU)(UC) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 240 F - Advanced Strings (1 Unit)
(formerly MUS 244 F)Prerequisite: MUSA 142 F with a grade of “C” or better or Audition.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course, which followsMUSA 142 F, provides rigorous instruction for violin, viola, cello, and/orstring bass techniques. Students are required to practice at least 2 hoursper week. More advanced-level string techniques are presented, includinghigher fingerboard positions, double-stops, and more difficult key signaturesfor the string player. (CSU) (UC pending) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 250 F - Advanced Woodwinds I (1 Unit)
(formerly MUS 247 F)Prerequisite: MUSA 152 F with a grade of “C” or better or Audition.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. Designed for the woodwindmajor, this course provides Individual instruction in woodwind techniquesand ensemble interpretation of solo woodwind literature in a class situation.Emphasis is on repertoire and public performance. Participation inrecitals is required. Although the course is designed for Music Majors, it isopen to non majors as well. (CSU) (UC pending) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 251 F - Advanced Woodwinds II (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: MUSA 250 F with a grade of C or better or Audition.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. For the advanced woodwindplayer, this course provides intensively Individualized instruction inwoodwind techniques and interpretation of solo woodwind literature ina class situation. Emphasis is on continuation of technical and repertoiredevelopment. One or more woodwind instruments may be explored inthis course. Participation in public recitals is required. (CSU) (UC pending)(Degree Credit)
MUSA 260 F - Advanced Brass I (1 Unit)
(formerly MUS 250 F). Prerequisite: MUSA 162 F with a grade of “C” or better or Audition.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course involves anadvanced level instruction and study of the trumpet, trombone, Frenchhorn, euphonium, or tuba in a classroom situation. Emphasis will be ontechnique, presentation, and execution of higher levels of repertoire.Designed for music majors but open to all students. Students mustprovide their own instruments. (CSU) (UC pending) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 270 F - Advanced Percussion I (1 Unit)
(formerly MUS 253 F)Prerequisite: MUSA 172 F with a grade of “C” or better or by Audition.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course is a continuationstudy of the techniques and rhythmic theory needed for advanced levelperformance of the snare drum, drum-set, and world percussion instrumentsin a class situation. A variety of keyboard and orchestral percussioninstruments will also be instructed and performed. (CSU) (UC pending)(Degree Credit)
MUSA 271 F - Advanced Percussion II (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: MUSA 173 F with a grade of “C” or better or pass a basicentrance audition establishing elementary sight-reading skills.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. Students will learn advanceddrum set techniques through lecture, demonstration, text, audio andvideo recordings and class participation. The instructor will give groupand individual instruction and present an overview of Jazz, Rock, Latin,and Pop drumming styles and their many subcategories. Students shouldbe prepared to practice one half hour per day, outside of class. (CSU) (UCpending) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 290 F - Advanced Vocal Jazz Styling and Improvisation I (1 Unit)
(formerly MUS 257 F)Prerequisite: MUSA 192 F with a grade of “C” or better or Audition.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab plus 4 hours arranged time in privatecoaching lessons per term. This course is designed to give vocal studentsadvanced training in jazz styling techniques, improvisation, and lead sheetwriting on the latest notation computer software. Students will begin tocompile a personal working songbook. Students are required to spendno less than 30 minutes per week in the practice rooms and/or listeninglibrary in addition to class time. (CSU) (UC pending) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 291 F - Advanced Vocal Jazz Styling and Improvisation II (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: MUSA 290 F with a grade of “C” or better.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab plus 4 hours arranged time in privatecoaching lessons per term. This course is designed to give vocal studentsadvanced training in jazz styling techniques, improvisation, and fundamentalsof arranging on the latest notation computer software. Studentswill add to their personal working songbook and begin to compilea promotional packet. Students are required to spend no less than30 minutes per week in the practice rooms and/or listening library in additionto class time. (CSU) (UC pending) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 292 F - Advanced Vocal Jazz Styling and Improvisation III (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: MUSA 291 F with a grade of “C” or better.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab plus 4 hours private coaching time perterm. This course is designed to give vocal students advanced training injazz styling techniques, improvisation, and beginning arranging on thelatest notation computer software. Students will continue building theirpersonal working songbook and begin to compile a promotional packet.Students are required to spend no less than 30 minutes per week in thepractice rooms and/or listening library in addition to class time. (CSU) (UCpending) (Degree Credit)
MUSA 293 F - Advanced Vocal Jazz Styling and Improvisation IV (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: MUSA 292 F with a grade of “C” or better.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab and 4 hours in private coaching lessonsper term. This course is designed to give vocal students advanced trainingin jazz styling techniques, improvisation, and intermediate arrangingon the latest notation computer software. Students will complete theirpersonal working songbook and promotional packet for professional use.Students are required to spend no less than 30 minutes per week in thepractice rooms and/or listening library in addition to class time. (CSU) (UCpending) (Degree Credit)

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