Fullerton College

Music Division

Music Classes

Course Listing

2013-2014 Catalog

MUS 001 F - Instrumental Performance Practicum (.5 to 3 Units)
9-54 hours lab per term. This course is for students who wish to
MUS 021 F - The Teaching of Piano I (3 Units)
Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass option.Prerequisite: Piano audition.
54 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course is designed todevelop skills on methods of teaching beginning and elementary pianostudents. The emphasis is on comparison of piano books available today;communication skills; networking; and business aspects of maintaining aprivate piano lab. This course is not for beginning pianists.
MUS 022 F - The Teaching of Piano II (3 Units)
Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass option.
54 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course is an overviewof performance practices and musical styles of each musical period.Students will learn pedagogical methods for teaching intermediate toearly advanced level piano students through a hands-on study of repertoire,theory and technique from a teaching standpoint. Class participationincludes peer teaching, piano competition, and teaching demonstrations.Beginning pianists may not take this course.
MUS 070 F - Musical Theatre Techniques (2 Units)
Pass/No Pass only.
36 hours lecture per term. Students will participate in an in-depth analysisand application of the skills necessary for the performance in the styles ofMusical Theatre, from audition to performance.
MUS 081 F - Music Tour Practicum (.5 to 3 Units)
0-54 hours lecture and 0-108 hours lab per term. This course is forstudents who wish to increase their knowledge and skills in a practicalconcert tour. This class will involve the students in the preparation,management, and performance venues appropriate for the genre. Varioustopics will be offered. Unit credit may range from .5 to 3 units in anygiven semester. Consult the class schedule to verify credit for a particularsemester.
MUS 100 F - Music Laboratory (1 to 2 Units)
Pass/No Pass only.Open Entry/Open Exit.
54-108 hours lab per term. For each 54 hours beyond the music requirementsthat the student spends progressing in the Computer Lab, listeningin the Music Library or practicing in the Practice Room Suite 1114, oneunit of credit will be granted. All hours must be verified by computer signin. (CSU) (Degree Credit)
MUS 101 F - Music Fundamentals (3 Units)
54 hours lecture per term. This course is designed as the entry-level musictheory for non-music majors and includes basic music terminology, rhythmand pitch notation, clefs, scales, intervals, and triads. (CSU) (UC) (DegreeCredit) AA GE, CSU GE
MUS 102 F - Music Reading (3 Units)
54 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course is designed forthe student whose music reading skills are non-existent or very limited.Emphasis is upon learning by tapping rhythmic patterns and singingmelodic materials, but includes enough of basic rhythm and pitch notation,intervals, scales, and meter by key signatures to make this possible.Open to all students but should be of special interest to prospective musicmajors, church choir members, and others who want to develop skills inmusic reading. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE
MUS 103 F - Beginning Musicianship (1 Unit)
(formerly MUS 104 AF)Prerequisite: MUS 106 F with a grade of “C” or better.Corequisite: MUS 107 F with a grade of “C” or better.Advisory: MUSA 131 F.
36 hours lecture per term. This is the first course in ear-training, sightsinging, and musicianship skills for the music major. It includes developingmelodic and rhythmic performance skills as well as melodic, harmonic,and rhythmic dictation. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE
MUS 104 F - Intermediate Musicianship (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: MUS 103 F with a grade of “C” or better.Corequisite: MUS 109 F with a grade of “C” or better.Advisory: MUSA 131 F.
36 hours lecture per term. This course is a continuation of MUS 103 F.It includes the development, at increasingly more difficult levels, melodicand rhythmic performance skills as well as melodic, harmonic, andrhythmic dictation. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE
MUS 106 F - Introduction to Music Theory (3 Units)
Advisory: MUS 135 AF.
54 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course is designed asthe entry-level music theory class for music major, this course includesbasic music terminology, rhythm and pitch notation, clefs, scales, intervals,and triads. Keyboard and aural skills will also be introduced, along with aconcise outline of the major style periods of music history. The ability toread music is strongly recommended and desirable. This course providesessential background for more advanced courses in music theory. (CSU)(UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE
MUS 107 F - Harmony I (3 Units)
(formerly MUS 107 AF). Prerequisite: MUS 106 F with a grade of “C” or better.Corequisite: MUS 103 F with a grade of “C” or better.Advisory: MUSA 131 F.
54 hours lecture per term. This is the second course in music theory formusic majors and includes four-part writing, cadences, 7th chords, chordinversions, figured bass symbols, tonality, phrases, periods, non-harmonictones, harmonic progressions, and introduction to secondary dominants.(CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit)
MUS 108 F - Introduction to Music Technology (2 Units)
36 hours lecture per term. This course is a prerequisite or concurrentcourse to recording (MUS 124 F) and electronic music (MUS 110 F)classes. This course is required of music majors. The course covers thefundamental vocabulary, methods, concepts, and devices used in contemporarymusic production and related media fields, including sound fundamentals,consumer audio equipment, personal computers and software,recording labs, electronic music, audio-visual productions, trade publications,relevant conventions, and employment opportunities. (CSU) (DegreeCredit)
MUS 109 F - Harmony II (3 Units)
(formerly MUS 107 BF). Prerequisite: MUS 107 F with a grade of “C” or better.Corequisite: MUS 104 F with a grade of “C” or better.Advisory: MUSA 131 F.
54 hours lecture per term. This course follows MUS 107 F in the musictheory sequence. It includes altered non-harmonic tones, and secondarydominants, modulation to closely and distantly related keys, modallyborrowed chords, augmented sixth chords, the Neapolitan sixth, andaltered dominants. Additional topics will include phrase, form, andadvanced chords. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit)
MUS 110 F - Electronic Music I: Beginning Music Production (3 Units)
Prerequisite: MUS 108 F with a grade of “C” or better.
36 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term. This course covers thehistory of electronic music, the classical tape lab, and the analog voltagecontrolled synthesizer, as well as the fundamentals of electronic musictheory and techniques for instrument synthesis and sound design. (CSU)(Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE
MUS 112 F - The Music Business (2 Units)
36 hours lecture per term. This course is an introduction to intellectualproperty law, copyright forms, songwriter, publisher, recording artist,producer, and personal management agreements. This course also includesan explanation of Performance Rights Societies, licensing procedures, theforeign market, record manufacturing and distribution, and an overalllook at the dynamics of the music and entertainment industries. Guestspeakers will appear according to availability. (CSU) (Degree Credit)
MUS 113 F - Jazz History - An Appreciation (3 Units)
54 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course is a historicalstudy of America’s only original musical art form: jazz music. The principlefocus will be on developing an appreciation and understanding of themusic with secondary emphasis on the historical and cultural conditions,which influenced each era of jazz music; Dixieland, Swing, Cool Jazz,Bebop, Free Jazz, and Fusion. Active listening will be the primary functionin the classroom. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC
MUS 116 F - Music Appreciation (3 Units)
Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass option.
54 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course is designed forthe non-music major, and will cover music materials from the MiddleAges to the present. Emphasis is on listening to and the discussion ofchoral, orchestral, solo, opera, and chamber works. Concert attendanceis required. Open to all students. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSUGE, IGETC
MUS 118 F - Intro to Opera (3 Units)
Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass option.
54 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. Introduction to the standardoperatic repertoire in terms of development of musical style, dramaticstructure, and performance tradition. Emphasis on elements of the artof operatic singing, voice classification, vocal range and technique, anddramatic values. Opportunities for attendance at operatic performanceswill be provided. Open to all students. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE,CSU GE, IGETC
MUS 119 F - History of Rock Music (3 Units)
54 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This is an historical studyof the rock musician and his music. The principal focus will be onthe music with secondary emphasis on the sociological, political, andeconomic conditions, which so heavily influenced this musical development.Listening will be the primary function in the classroom. (CSU) (UC)(Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC
MUS 120 F - Survey of Music History (3 Units)
54 hours lecture per term. This course is a survey of the history of westernart music from antiquity through the twentieth century including thecontributions of other cultures with selected readings, recordings, andscore analysis. Emphasis is placed on cultural influences, performancepractices, media, composers, and characteristics of each style period.(CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC
MUS 122 F - Advanced Music Business (2 Units)
Prerequisite: MUS 112 F with a grade of “C” or better.
36 hours lecture per term. This course builds on the information coveredin and is meant to be sequential to MUS 112 F. This course covers thefollowing topics in greater depth: artist management, marketing andpromotion, venue management and promotion, music supervisor andmusic product sales and development. This course also explores newmedia and online methods for promotion and distribution. Guest speakerswill appear according to availability. (CSU) (Degree Credit)
MUS 124 F - Recording Lab I: Beginning Techniques (3 Units)
Prerequisite: MUS 108 F with a grade of “C” or better.
36 hours lecture and 72 hours lab per term. This course explores thefundamental concepts in audio recording technology, including lab businesspractices, microphones, mixers, signal processors, the sound field,monitors, recording and editing devices, synchronization, and productiontechniques. (CSU) (Degree Credit)
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 172 F - Opera Theatre Workshop (1 Unit)
Advisory: Audition.
18 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term. This course is an in-depthanalysis and application of the skills necessary for the performance in thestyles of opera and theatre from audition to performance. Course may betaken four times for credit. (CSU) (Degree Credit)
MUS 180 F - Collegiate Chorale (1 Unit)
Advisory: Audition.
18 hours lecture and 36 hours lab per term. This course will cover standardchoral literature which will be rehearsed and performed with anemphasis on basic choral techniques. This course is open to all studentswith limited or no singing experience. Course may be taken four times forcredit. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit)
MUS 181 F - Women’s Chorale (1 Unit)
Advisory: Audition.
18 hours lecture and 36 hours lab per term. This is a performing groupwhich performs traditional choral music for treble voices in styles from theBaroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary periods. This course isopen to students with limited or no singing experience. Course may betaken four times for credit. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit)
MUS 196 HF - Honors Creative Arts - Music (3 Units)
54 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course explores thenature of creativity through exposure to the performing arts, literatureand the fine arts. Honors students will make independent investigationinto the various art forms and apply aesthetic theory to discover interrelationshipsbetween genres. Students are required to attend museums,concerts and theatrical performances. Students who receive credit in thiscourse may not receive credit in THEA 196HF or ART 196HF (CSU) (UC)(Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC
MUS 203 F - Counterpoint (3 Units)
Prerequisite: MUS 109 F with a grade of “C” or better.Corequisite: MUS 204 F with a grade of “C” or better.Advisory: MUSA 131 F with a grade of “C” or better.
54 hours lecture per term. This course introduces the contrapuntal styleof 17th and 18th century counterpoint including application to the 20thcentury. This class explores, through analysis and writing, free counterpoint,technique of canonic writing, two-part invention, and three-partfugue. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit)
MUS 204 F - Advanced Musicianship (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: MUS 104 F with a grade of “C” or better.Corequisite: MUS 203 F with a grade of “C” or better.Advisory: MUSA 131 F.
36 hours lecture per term. This course is a continuation of MUS 104 F. Itincludes the development of, at increasingly more difficult levels, melodicand rhythmic sight singing, along with melodic, harmonic, and rhythmicdictation. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit)
MUS 205 F - Pop/Commercial Music Theory (3 Units)
Prerequisite: MUS 109 F with a grade of “C” or better.Corequisite: MUS 206 F with a grade of “C” or better.
72 hours lecture per term. This advanced music theory class providesan intensive study of harmonic material as used in popular music andjazz. This course includes the study of chord progressions, substitutions,harmonic alterations and musical form. Special attention is paid to greatAmerican composers such as Duke Ellington and Cole Porter. (CSU) (UC)(Degree Credit)
MUS 206 F - Pop/Commercial Musicianship (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: MUS 104 F with a grade of “C” or better.Corequisite: MUS 205 F with a grade of “C” or better.
36 hours of lecture per semester. This course is designed to enhance thestudent’s aural skills through several different approaches to pop, jazz andcommercial music. The course includes drills and exercises in three areas:singing of jazz-related scales and arpeggios, basic conducting skills andthe transcription of pop harmony centered upon the music of the Beatles.(CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit)
MUS 207 F - Pop/Commercial Arranging/Composing (3 Units)
Prerequisite: MUS 205 F with a grade of “C” or better.
72 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course is an analysis ofcontemporary and traditional songs and study of techniques of scoringfor various combinations of voices and instruments. Emphasis of usingmodern orchestration and scoring projects to be performed and recordedfor class members. (CSU) (Degree Credit)
MUS 208 F - Music Copying and Notation Software (2 Units)
Prerequisite: MUS 106 F with a grade of “C” or better
36 hours lecture per term. This is a vocational, career-oriented coursethat covers the preparation of professional-quality manuscripts, vocalscores, and instrumental scores as well as transposition of instrumentsand copying from full instrumental scores. This course is open to all musicmajors, music teachers, or performers. (CSU) (Degree Credit)
MUS 226 F - Recording Studio III: Advanced Techniques (3 Units)
Prerequisite: MUS 224 F with a grade of “C” or better or Audition.36 hours lecture and 72 hours lab per term. This class is the final ofthree sequential recording studio classes. Student project work focuseson advanced recording techniques necessary to record and organizerecording sessions for large choirs, ensembles and orchestras. (CSU)(Degree Credit)
36 hours lecture and 72 hours lab per term. This class is the final ofthree sequential recording studio classes. Student project work focuseson advanced recording techniques necessary to record and organizerecording sessions for large choirs, ensembles and orchestras. (CSU)(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 259 F - Steel Drum Ensemble (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: Audition.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. Lectures and demonstrationsare combined with student performances that provide information andopportunities toward the goal of live musical performances in the SteelPan Ensemble. Emphasis will be placed on sight reading and improvisationof music from Trinidad, modern jazz, and classical arrangements. Coursemay be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit)
MUS 260 F - Guitar Ensemble (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: Audition.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. Students will rehearse andperform original and transcribed guitar ensemble literature from theRenaissance to contemporary styles; performances are required of allstudents. Course may be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (UC) (DegreeCredit)
MUS 261 F - String Ensemble (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: Audition.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course includes therehearsal and performance of standard and current string ensemble literature.This course is open to all students. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit)
MUS 262 F - Woodwind Ensemble (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: Audition.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This class will consist of study,rehearsal, and performance of Woodwind Ensemble music. Course maybe taken four times for credit. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit)
MUS 263 F - Brass Ensemble (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: Audition.
18 hours lecture and 36 hours lab per term. The emphasis of this course ison modern brass ensemble literature. This class is open to all students byaudition. Course may be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (UC) (DegreeCredit)
MUS 264 F - Percussion Ensemble (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: Audition.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. Rehearsal and performanceof standard and current percussion ensemble literature. Open to allstudents by audition. Course may be taken four times for credit. (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 266 F - Jazz Combo (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: Audition.
18 hours lecture and 36 hours lab per term. Lecture/demonstrations,combined with student performances, recordings and tours are used toincrease understanding and appreciation of many Jazz genres and theirrelationship to modern American Music. Ability to play suitable instrumentsis required. Previous band, jazz ensemble, or orchestra experienceand improvisational skills are desirable. Open to all students by audition.Course may be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit)
MUS 268 F - Jazz Guitar Ensemble (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: Audition.
18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. Lecture/demonstrationsare combined with student performances to provide opportunities forlearning and growth in the area of jazz guitar. Particular emphasis isplaced on the application of advanced guitar techniques to standard jazzliterature. Course may be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (UC) (DegreeCredit)
MUS 269 F - Alternative Jazz Lab Ensemble (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: Audition.
18 hours lecture and 36 hours lab per term. The combination of lecture/demonstrations with student performances are used to increase understandingand appreciation of many musical genres including Fusion, Latin,Rock, Pop, Salsa, Indian, and Afro-Cuban music and their relationshipto modern American composition. Ability to play suitable instrumentsis required. Previous band, jazz ensemble, or orchestra experience andimprovisational skills are desirable. Open to all students by audition.Course may be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit)
MUS 270 F - Electronic Music Ensemble (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: Audition.
18 hours lecture and 36 hours lab per term. This course allows students tolearn to play collaborative works suitable for electronic music and synthesizertechniques. Develop interactive playing techniques with AbletonLive, Tactile controllers and electronically-modified acoustic instruments torealize avant-garde, techno-pop and dance music as well as improvisedpieces with multi-media content. Course may be taken four times forcredit. (Degree Credit)
MUS 271 F - Fullerton College Symphony (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: Audition.
54 hours lecture and 22.5 hours lab per term. Rehearsal and performanceof standard orchestral literature. Performances on Campus andin surrounding communities. Open to all residents of the North OrangeCounty Community College District by audition. Course may be takenfour times for credit. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE
MUS 273 F - Concert Band (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: Audition.
18 hours lecture and 36 hours lab per term. This course will rehearseand perform standard band literature. Public performances will be held atvarious locations. Course may be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (UC)(Degree Credit) AA GE
MUS 274 F - Fullerton College Symphonic Winds (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: Audition.
18 hours lecture, 36 hours lab and 18 hours arranged in rehearsals,recordings, and concerts per term. This course will include rehearsals andperformance of standard band literature. The performances will take placeon campus and in the community. Course may be taken four times forcredit. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE
MUS 275 F - Brass Choir (Bravo Brass) (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: Audition.
18 hours lecture and 36 hours lab per term. Rehearsal and performanceof standard brass literature. Includes American popular and jazz music anda variety of ensemble combinations including voice. Open to all residentsof the North Orange County Community College District by audition.Course may be taken four times for credit. (Not currently being offered —if interested, contact Division Office.) (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit)
MUS 276 F - Jazz Band (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: Audition. Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in MUS 274 F.
54 hours lecture and 22.5 hours lab per term. Rehearsal, recording, andconcert performance of standard and current jazz fusion music. Studentcompositions and arrangements encouraged. Open to all students byaudition. Course may be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (UC) (DegreeCredit)Course Descriptions fullerton college — 2013-2014MUS 269 F Alternative Jazz Lab Ensemble 1 UnitPrerequisite: Audition.18 hours lecture and 36 hours lab per term. The combination of lecture/demonstrations with student performances are used to increase understandingand appreciation of many musical genres including Fusion, Latin,Rock, Pop, Salsa, Indian, and Afro-Cuban music and their relationshipto modern American composition. Ability to play suitable instrumentsis required. Previous band, jazz ensemble, or orchestra experience andimprovisational skills are desirable. Open to all students by audition.Course may be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit)MUS 270 F Electronic Music Ensemble 1 UnitPrerequisite: Audition.18 hours lecture and 36 hours lab per term. This course allows students tolearn to play collaborative works suitable for electronic music and synthesizertechniques. Develop interactive playing techniques with AbletonLive, Tactile controllers and electronically-modified acoustic instruments torealize avant-garde, techno-pop and dance music as well as improvisedpieces with multi-media content. Course may be taken four times forcredit. (Degree Credit)MUS 271 F Fullerton College Symphony 1 UnitPrerequisite: Audition.54 hours lecture and 22.5 hours lab per term. Rehearsal and performanceof standard orchestral literature. Performances on Campus andin surrounding communities. Open to all residents of the North OrangeCounty Community College District by audition. Course may be takenfour times for credit. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GEMUS 273 F Concert Band 1 UnitPrerequisite: Audition.18 hours lecture and 36 hours lab per term. This course will rehearseand perform standard band literature. Public performances will be held atvarious locations. Course may be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (UC)(Degree Credit) AA GEMUS 274 F Fullerton College Symphonic Winds 1 UnitPrerequisite: Audition.18 hours lecture, 36 hours lab and 18 hours arranged in rehearsals,recordings, and concerts per term. This course will include rehearsals andperformance of standard band literature. The performances will take placeon campus and in the community. Course may be taken four times forcredit. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GEMUS 275 F Brass Choir (Bravo Brass) 1 UnitPrerequisite: Audition.18 hours lecture and 36 hours lab per term. Rehearsal and performanceof standard brass literature. Includes American popular and jazz music anda variety of ensemble combinations including voice. Open to all residentsof the North Orange County Community College District by audition.Course may be taken four times for credit. (Not currently being offered —if interested, contact Division Office.) (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit)MUS 276 F Jazz Band 1 UnitPrerequisite: Audition.Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in MUS 274 F.
MUS 277 F - Jazz Lab Band (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: Audition.Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in MUS 274 F.
18 hours lecture and 36 hours lab per term. This course explores standardand current jazz/fusion and swing big band music. Course may be takenfour times for credit. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit)
MUS 281 F - Concert Choir (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: Audition.
18 hours lecture, 36 hours lab and 18 hours arranged lab per term inadditional rehearsals, studio recordings, and concerts. This course coversstandard choral literature which will be rehearsed and performed withan emphasis on early western music of the Renaissance and Baroqueperiods. Course may be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (UC) (DegreeCredit) AA GE
MUS 282 F - Fullerton College Master Chorale (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: Audition.Advisory:
18 hours lecture, 36 hours lab and 18 hours arranged in additionalrehearsals, recordings, and concerts. This course is a performance orientedclass and incorporates traditional choral literature of a sacred and secularnature. There will be at least one major work performed per year oncampus and in the community. This course is open to students and to allresidents of the North Orange County Community College District. Coursemay be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE
MUS 284 F - Advanced Topics in Music (.5 to 3 Units)
18-54 hours lecture and 18-54 hours lab per term. This course is designedto meet the various needs of music areas that required advanced trainingand continuing education as well as provide professional growth forpersons employed in the music business, production, recording, andperforming fields. This course will be offered in modules of advancedtopics. Unit credit may range from .5 to 3 units per module. Consultthe class schedule to verify topic areas and credit offered for each topic.(Degree Credit)
MUS 285 F - Chamber Singers (1 Unit)
Advisory: Audition.
54 hours lecture and 22.5 hours lab per term. Choral Chamber Musicliterature will be rehearsed and performed on campus, in surroundingcommunities and schools, and on occasional tours. Open to all studentsby audition. Course may be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (UC)(Degree Credit)
MUS 287 F - Vocal Jazz Ensemble (1 Unit)
Prerequisite: Audition.
18 hours lecture, 36 hours lab and 18 hours arranged in rehearsals, studiorecordings, workshops, festival competitions and concerts. The studentsin this course will rehearse and perform standard and current musicfrom the Vocal Jazz genre. The vocalists will be accompanied by a smallinstrumental ensemble. There will be a secondary emphasis upon vocalimprovisation in the scat style. Student compositions and arrangementsare encouraged. Course may be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (UC)(Degree Credit)
MUS 291 F - Electronic Music II: Intermediate Music Production (3 Units)
(formerly MUS 910 F)Prerequisite: MUS 110 F with a grade of “C” or better.
36 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term. This course explores theprocedures, instruments, and techniques used in a contemporary DAW/MIDI synthesizer studio and the use of sequencers, editor/librarians, intelligentarrangers, algorithmic composers, and non-linear editing in a digitalaudio workstation. Students will do scoring projects and acquire advancedtechniques in Digital Performer and Protools. Other DAW’s may includeReason, Logic and Ableton Live. (CSU) (Degree Credit)
MUS 292 F - Electronic Music III: Advanced Music Production (3 Units)
Prerequisite: MUS 110 F with a grade of “C” or better.
36 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term. This course offers advancedmusic production training in Logic Pro and Ableton Live. It represents thelast class course in a sequence of three Electronic Music classes dedicatedto the teaching of Advanced Music creation and production skills usingstate of the art Digital Audio Workstations to produce music for Film, TVand Interactive Media. (CSU) (Degree Credit)
MUS 298 F - Music Internship (1 to 3 Units)
54-162 hours lab per term. This course is designed to enable the musicstudent to understand and demonstrate competence in a professionalrecording/production work environment through the combination ofextended classroom learning and the interaction of a professional supervisor.It is the responsibility of the student to pursue their own internshipopportunity. (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)
THEA 105 F - Musical Theatre History (3 Units)
54 hours lecture per term. This course explores the uniquely American art
form that is Musical Theatre. From its early development in the colonial
period to the present time, emphasis will be placed on the chronological
examination of various musical theatre productions. Students will learn
how the composers, librettists, lyricists, choreographers, directors and
designers contributed to the formation and the popularity of musical
theatre, as it exists today. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE,
IGETC
THEA 125 F - Musical Theatre Techniques (2 Units)
Corequisite: THEA 186 F with a grade of “C” or better.
18 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term. This course explores the
development of the fundamentals of acting, singing and movement
for musical theatre through exercises, auditions, solo and group performances.
Enrollment is by audition or interview only. (CSU) (UC) (Degree
Credit)
THEA 138 F - Musical Theatre Workshop (2 Units)
Prerequisite: THEA 125 F with a grade of “C” or better.
Corequisite: THEA 187 F with a grade of “C” or better.
Advisory: An audition or interview will be conducted for enrollment
purposes.
18 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term. This course further develops
and explores beginning musical theatre skills. Students will utilize exercise,
audition and choreography techniques as well as solo and group performances
in order to become more proficient as musical theatre artists.
(CSU) (Degree Credit) AA GE

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