Music-Applied (MUSA)

MUSA 104 C  MUSA 104 C Introduction to Concert Hour (formerly MUS 122 C) 1 Unit

Term hours: 18 lecture. This course is designed for the first semester music major. Providing the student with opportunities to expand their knowledge of music performance and specific composers and musical genres. Students will learn from guest artists and guest speakers. Selected students will be given the opportunity to perform during the term. Outside class activities include attendance at Cypress College Music Department concerts and the preparation of concert reports. This course is required of all music majors but open to all students. (CSU, AA GE)

MUSA 105 C Beginning Concert Hour 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): MUSA 104 C with a grade of C or better.

Term hours: 18 lecture. This course is required of all Music majors for four semesters and expands the student's knowledge of composers, genres and styles of music. This course is designed for the second semester music major. Providing the student with opportunities to expand their knowledge of music performance and specific composers and musical genres, and learn from guest artists and guest speakers. Selected students will be given the opportunity to perform during the term. Outside class activities include attendance at Music Department concerts and the preparation of concert reports. (CSU)

MUSA 106 C Intermediate Concert Hour 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): MUSA 105 C with a grade of C or better.

Term hours: 18 lecture. This course is designed for the third semester music major. Providing the student with opportunities to expand their knowledge of music performance and specific composers and musical genres, and learn from guest artists and guest speakers. Selected students will be given the opportunity to perform during the term. Outside class activities include attendance at Music Department concerts and the preparation of concert reports. (CSU)

MUSA 107 C Advanced Concert Hour 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): MUSA 106 C with a grade of C or better.

Term hours: 18 lecture. This course is designed for the fourth semester music major, providing the student with opportunities to expand their knowledge of music performance and specific composers and musical genres, and learn from guest artists and guest speakers. Selected students will be given the opportunity to perform during the term. Outside class activities include attendance at Cypress College concerts and the preparation of concert reports. (CSU)

MUSA 111 C Beginning Voice 1 Unit

Term hours: 18 lecture and 18 laboratory. This course is an entry level class for inexperienced singers who wish to explore the Voice Major. Providing a study of basic vocal techniques, the course explores tone production, breath control, pronunciation, and choice of song literature. Required out of class activities include one hour practice in Practice Room per week and participation in recitals. (CSU/UC)

MUSA 112 C Intermediate Voice I 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): MUSA 111 C with a grade of C or better or audition.

Term hours: 18 lecture and 18 laboratory. This course, which provides a study of vocal literature and techniques in a class situation, emphasizes. individual progress in tone production, breath control and diction. Repertoire is primarily 18th and 19th century Italian songs and arias. The course is designed for the voice major not yet qualified for the Advanced Voice classes and for promising non-majors. Out of class activities include one hour of practice per week in Practice Room Suite and preparation for recitals. (UC/CSU)

MUSA 120 C Beginning Guitar 1 Unit

Term hours: 18 lecture and 18 laboratory. This course focuses on the fundamentals of playing the guitar: technique, note reading, scales, chords, simple picking and strumming patterns. The repertoire includes a wide variety of musical styles, from classical to rock. (CSU/UC)

MUSA 121 C Intermediate Guitar 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): MUSA 120 C with a grade of C or better or Audition.

Term hours: 18 lecture and 18 laboratory. This course is designed for more advanced non-guitar major or the guitar major who is not yet qualified for Classical or Jazz Guitar, this course continues the study of guitar study from MUSA 120 C with emphasis on more advanced literature and techniques. Emphasis is placed on individual progress in execution and interpretation. (UC/CSU)

MUSA 130 C  Introduction to Piano for Non-Majors 1 Unit

Term hours: 18 lecture and 18 laboratory. This course is designed for non-music majors whose piano skills are non-existent or very limited. This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of piano playing: posture, keyboard topography, note reading, 5-finger-pattern exercises, sight-reading, and piano repertoires. This course is open to all students. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. (UC/CSU)

MUSA 131 C  Keyboard Skills I 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

Advisory: Student should be able to demonstrate appropriate piano proficiency for this course.

Term hours: 18 lecture and 18 laboratory. This course is designed for music majors preparing for a university keyboard proficiency exam, this course is the entry-level keyboard musicianship class with emphasis on basic keyboard harmonization, hand independence, transposition, sight-reading, rhythm accuracy and elementary piano repertoires. (UC/CSU)

MUSA 132 C Keyboard Skills II 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): MUSA 131 C with a grade of C or better or Audition.

Term hours: 18 lecture and 18 laboratory. This course is a continuation of MUSA 131 C for music majors. It includes emphasis on basic keyboard harmonization using primary chord inversions, technique, transposition, accompaniment patterns, rhythm accuracy and late elementary/early intermediate piano repertoires. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. (UC/CSU)

MUSA 140 C Music Notation Software I 3 Units

Advisory: MUS 104 C.

Term hours: 36 lecture and 54 laboratory. This is the first level course that teaches students how to produce professional-quality vocal and instrumental scores as well as lead sheets using music notation software. This course is open to all music majors, music teachers, or performers. (CSU)

MUSA 141 C Electronic Music Production I 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): MUS 108 C with a grade of C or better.

Term hours: 36 lecture and 54 laboratory. This course covers beginning music theory, technique, and composition. (CSU)

MUSA 143 C Recording Studio Tech I 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): MUS 108 C with a grade of C or better.

Term hours: 36 lecture and 54 laboratory. This beginning level course focuses on studio recording and digital audio workstation techniques. (CSU)

MUSA 145 C Audio Production for Gaming I 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): MUS 108 C with a grade of C or better.

Term hours: 36 lecture and 54 laboratory. This beginning course focuses on the competition, arranging, and editing of audio for vide games. (CSU)

MUSA 210 C Advanced Voice 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent enrollment in MUSA 112 C with a grade of C or better or by audition.

Term hours: 18 lecture and 18 laboratory. This course offers individual instruction in vocal techniques and interpretation of solo voice literature in a class situation. Emphasis is placed on repertoire and public performance. Participation in recitals plus one hour practice in Practice Room per week is required. Designed for music majors but open to all students. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. (UC/CSU)

MUSA 221 C  Classical Guitar (formerly MUS 232 C) 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): MUSA 121 C wtih a grade of C or better or audition.

Term hours: 18 lecture and 18 laboratory. This advanced course designed for music majors, provides intensive individual instruction in guitar techniques and interpretation of solo guitar literature. The course places emphasis on building repertoire and performing music from the Classical Music to Contemporary periods. (UC/CSU)

MUSA 231 C  Keyboard Skills III (formerly MUS 236 C) 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): MUSA 132 C with a grade of C or better or Audition.

Term hours: 18 lecture and 18 laboratory. This course follows MUSA 132 C in keyboard musicianship sequence. Individualized instruction will focus on keyboard harmony using primary and secondary chords, introduction to basic score reading, transposing to concert pitch, rhythm, and early intermediate/intermediate piano repertoires including classical, blues, national and folk tunes. (UC/CSU)

MUSA 232 C Keyboard Skills IV 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): MUSA 231 with a grade of C or better or Audition.

Term hours: 18 lecture and 18 laboratory. This course is an advanced level in keyboard musicianship sequence. Rigorous individualized instruction will focus on keyboard harmony using secondary dominant chords, 3-voice choral score reading, specialized rhythm, intermediate to late intermediate standard repertoires, memorization, and self-critiquing skills. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. (UC/CSU)

MUSA 241 C Electronic Music Production II 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): MUSA 141 C with a grade of C or better.

Term hours: 36 lecture and 54 laboratory. This course covers intermediate electronic music theory, technique, and composition. (CSU)

MUSA 243 C Recording Studio Techniques II 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): MUSA 143 C with a grade of C or better.

Term hours: 36 lecture and 54 laboratory. This intermediate level course focuses on studio recording and digital audio workstation techniques. (CSU)

MUSA 245 C Audio Production for Gaming II 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): MUSA 145 C with a grade of C or better.

Term hours: 35 lecture and 54 laboratory. This intermediate course focuses on the composition, arranging, and editing of audio for video games. (CSU)