Music

Division: Fine Arts

Music Major General Requirements

As a music major, students are expected to declare a performance area (voice, piano, or other instrument), to participate in at least one large performing group each semester, to be enrolled in Concert Hour each semester, to be enrolled in music theory and musicianship each semester, and to perform for student recitals and faculty juries on their major instrument each semester unless special exemption has been allowed. In addition to studying their major instrument each semester, students are urged to develop as much facility on the piano as possible because of its importance in other areas of their musical training.

Applied Music

Four-year colleges vary in the amount of applied music credit that may be applied to the Baccalaureate degree. Students are cautioned to check the catalog of the college they plan to attend for its specific statement on the amount of applied music credit that will count toward the degree.

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MUS 001 F  Instrumental Performance Practicum 0.5-3 Units

9-54 hours lab per term. This course is for students who wish to increase their knowledge of instrumental performance. Various topics will be offered. Consult the class schedule to verify credit for a particular semester.

MUS 021 F Piano Pedagogy I 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Piano Audition

Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass option. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course is designed for those interested in starting or continuing a career in piano teaching. The emphasis is on evaluating various pedagogical methods and skills for teaching beginning and elementary level students. Class activities include examining current piano method books, studio policy, business law, communication skills, networking, lectures, presentations and guest speakers.

MUS 022 F Piano Pedagogy II 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Audition

Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass option. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course is designed for those interested in starting or continuing a career in piano teaching. Students will evaluate various pedagogical methods and skills for teaching intermediate and early advanced repertoires. Class activities include peer-teaching, piano competition, business etiquette, lesson plans, tutoring, adjudication, job interview, journal preparation, lectures and guest speakers.

MUS 070 F Musical Theatre Techniques 2 Units

Pass/No Pass only. 36 hours lecture per term. Students will participate in an in-depth analysis and application of the skills necessary for the performance in the styles of Musical Theatre, from audition to performance.

MUS 081 F Music Tour Practicum 0.5-3 Units

0-54 hours lecture and 0-108 hours lab per term. This course is for students who wish to increase their knowledge and skills in a practical concert tour. This class will involve the students in the preparation, management, and performance venues appropriate for the genre. Various topics will be offered. Unit credit may range from .5 to 3 units in any given semester. Consult the class schedule to verify credit for a particular semester.

MUS 100 F Music Laboratory 1-2 Units

Pass/No Pass only. Open Entry/Open Exit. 54-108 hours lab per term. For each 54 hours beyond the music requirements that the student spends progressing in the Computer Lab, listening in the Music Library or practicing in the Practice Room Suite 1114, one unit of credit will be granted. All hours must be verified by computer sign in. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

MUS 101 F Music Fundamentals 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course is designed as the entry-level music theory for non-music majors and includes basic music terminology, rhythm and pitch notation, clefs, scales, intervals, and triads. (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE (C-ID: MUS 110)

MUS 102 F Music Reading 3 Units

54 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course is designed for the student whose music reading skills are non-existent or very limited. Emphasis is upon learning by tapping rhythmic patterns and singing melodic 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 music majors, church choir members, and others who want to develop skills in music reading. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE

MUS 103 F Beginning Musicianship 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): MUS 106 F with a grade of C or better

Advisory: MUSA 131 F

Corequisite: MUS 107 F with a grade of C or better. 36 hours lecture per term. This is the first course in ear-training, sight singing, and musicianship skills for the music major. It includes developing melodic and rhythmic performance skills as well as melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic dictation. (CSU) (UC) AA GE (C-ID: MUS 125)

MUS 104 F  Intermediate Musicianship 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): MUS 103 F with a grade of C or better

Advisory: MUSA 131 F

Corequisite: MUS 109 F with a grade of C or better. 36 hours lecture per term. This course is a continuation of MUS 103 F. It includes the development, at increasingly more difficult levels of melodic and rhythmic performance skills as well as melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic dictation. (CSU) (UC) AA GE (C-ID: MUS 135)

MUS 106 F  Introduction to Music Theory 3 Units

Advisory: MUSA 131 F

54 hours lecture per term. This course is designed as the entry-level music theory class for music majors and includes basic music terminology, rhythm and pitch notation, clefs, scales, intervals, and triads. Keyboard and aural skills will also be introduced, along with a concise outline of the major style periods of music history. The ability to read music is strongly recommended and desirable. This course provides essential background for more advanced courses in music theory. (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE (C-ID: MUS 120)

MUS 107 F Harmony I 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): MUS 106 F with a grade of C or better

Advisory: MUSA 131 F

Corequisite: MUS 103 F with a grade of C or better. 54 hours lecture per term. This is the second course in music theory for music majors and includes four-part writing, cadences, 7th chords, chord inversions, figured bass symbols, tonality, phrases, periods, non-harmonic tones, harmonic progressions, and introduction to secondary dominants. (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE (C-ID: MUS 130)

MUS 108 F  Introduction to Music Technology 2 Units

36 hours lecture per term. This course covers and explores the fundamental vocabulary, methods, concepts and devices used in contemporary music production and related media fields, including sound fundamentals, consumer audio equipment, personal computers and software, recording studios, electronic music, audio-visual productions, trade publications, relevant conventions, and employment opportunities. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

MUS 109 F Harmony II 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): MUS 107 F with a grade of C or better

Advisory: MUSA 131 F

Corequisite: MUS 104 F with a grade of C or better. 54 hours lecture per term. This course follows MUS 107 F in the music theory sequence. It includes altered non-harmonic tones, and secondary dominants, modulation to closely and distantly related keys, modally borrowed chords, augmented sixth chords, the Neapolitan sixth, and altered dominants. Additional topics will include phrase, form, and advanced chords. (CSU) (UC) (C-ID: MUS 140)

MUS 110 F  Electronic Music I: Beginning Music Production 3 Units

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

36 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term. This course covers the history of electronic music, the classical tape lab, and the analogue voltage controlled synthesizer, as well as the fundamentals of electronic music theory 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 provides an introduction to intellectual property law, copyright forms, and agreements between songwriter, publisher, recording artist, producer, and personal management. This course takes an extensive look at the history of music business and how proof of authorship is possible. This course also explores the business dynamics of the music and entertainment industries. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

MUS 113 F Jazz History - An Appreciation 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course provides a historical study of jazz music, America's only original musical art form. The focus will be on developing for the student an appreciation and understanding of the music 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 directed listening will be the primary activity in the classroom. Out-of-class activities will include music, listening and concert attendance. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC

MUS 116 F Music Appreciation 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course is designed for the non-music major, and explores musical development from Middle Ages/Renaissance to the present. Emphasis is on active, directed listening to music and the discussion of choral, orchestral, solo, opera, and chamber works. Out-of-class activities include music listening and concert attendance. (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC (C-ID: MUS 100)

MUS 118 F Introduction to Opera 3 Units

Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass option. 54 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. Introduction to the standard operatic repertoire in terms of development of musical style, dramatic structure, and performance tradition. Emphasis on elements of the art of operatic singing, voice classification, vocal range and technique, and dramatic values. Opportunities for attendance at operatic performances will 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 per term. This course presents a historical study of the music of a rock musician. The principal focus will be on the music with analysis, secondary emphasis is placed on the sociological, political, and economic conditions which so heavily influenced this musical genre's development. Listening Active, directed listening, will be the primary function activity in the classroom. Out-of-class activities will include music listening and concert attendance. (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 western art music from antiquity through the twentieth century including the contributions of other cultures with selected readings, recordings, and score analysis. Emphasis is placed on cultural influences, performance practices, media, composers, and characteristics of each style period. (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC (C-ID: MUS 100)

MUS 122 F Advanced Music Business 2 Units

Prerequisite(s): MUS 112 F with a grade of C or better

This course builds on the information covered in and is meant to be sequential to MUS 112 F. This course covers the following topics in greater depth: artist management, marketing and promotion, venue management and promotion, music supervisor and music product sales and development. This course also explores new media and online methods for promotion and distribution. Guest speakers will appear according to availability. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

MUS 124 F  Recording Lab I: Beginning Techniques 3 Units

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

36 hours lecture and 72 hours lab per term. This course explores the fundamental concepts in audio recording technology, including lab business practices, microphones, mixers, signal processors, the sound field, monitors, recording and editing devices, synchronization, and production techniques. (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 for the music performer enrolled in a college performance ensemble that is involved in making a performance tape, CD, DVD or TV show. This course includes recording, use of click tracks, mike placement/set up, use of headphones, proper overdubbing techniques, lip syncing when needed and developing advanced lab performance skills. Enrollment in this class is available only to students who are enrolled in a college performing group or small ensemble that is recording during the term the class is being offered or as a Recording/Production Career Technical Education student. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

MUS 156 F  Beginning Jazz Improvisation - Instrumental 1 Unit

Advisory: MUS 106 F.

18 hours lecture and 36 hours lab per term. This course will give students a working knowledge of reading music and the ability to play major scales up to three sharps and three flats from memory. This course is designed for the beginning instrumental musician with an emphasis upon techniques of rhythmic, melodic and harmonic improvisation. Students will learn the art of constructing a melodic solo that is rhythmically and harmonically appropriate. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit)

MUS 170 F Opera Workshop 1 Unit

Advisory: Audition.

18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course is an in-depth analysis of the musical, linguistic, and stylistic skills necessary for the larning and memorization of operatic repertoire. Emphasis is placed on music preparation for the Opera Production Performance. Course may be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (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-depth analysis and application of the skills necessary for the performance in the styles of opera and theatre from audition to performance. Course may be taken 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 standard choral literature which will be rehearsed and performed with an emphasis on basic choral techniques. This course is open to all students with limited or no singing experience. Course may be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (UC) (C-ID: MUS 180)

MUS 181 F Women's Chorale 1 Unit

Advisory: Audition

18 hours lecture and 36 hours lab per term. This is a performing group which performs traditional choral music for treble voices in styles from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary periods. This course is open to students with limited or no singing experience. Course may be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (UC) (C-ID: MUS 180)

MUS 196HF Honors Creative Arts - Music 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This Honors-enhanced course explores the nature of creativity through exposure to the performing arts, literature and the fine arts. Honors students will make independent investigation into the various art forms and apply aesthetic theory to discover interrelationships between genres. Students are required to attend museums, concerts and theatrical performances. Students who receive credit in this course 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(s): MUS 109 F with a grade of or better

Advisory: MUSA 131 F

Corequisite: MUS 204 F with a grade of C or better. This course introduces the contrapuntal style of 17th and 18th century counterpoint including application to the 20th century. This class explores, through analysis and writing, free counterpoint, technique of canonic writing, two-part invention, and three-part fugue. (CSU) (UC) (C-ID: MUS 150)

MUS 204 F Advanced Musicianship 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): MUS 104 F with a grade of C or better

Advisory: MUSA 131 F

Corequisite: MUS 203 F with a grade of C or better. 36 hours lecture per term. This course is a continuation of MUS 104 F. It includes the development of, at increasingly more difficult levels, melodic and rhythmic sight singing, along with melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic dictation.(CSU) (UC) (C-ID: MUS 145)

MUS 205 F Pop/Commercial Music Theory 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): MUS 109 F with a grade of C or better

Corequisite: MUS 206 F with a grade of C or better. 54 hours lecture per term. This advanced music theory class provides an intensive study of harmonic material as used in popular music and jazz. This course includes the study of chord progressions, substitutions, harmonic alterations and musical form. Special attention is paid to great American composers such as Duke Ellington and Cole Porter. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit)

MUS 206 F  Pop/Commercial Musicianship 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): MUS 104 F with a grade of C or better

Corequisite: MUS 205 F with a grade of C or better. 36 hours lecture per term. This course is designed to enhance the student's aural skills through several different approaches to pop, jazz and commercial music. The course includes drills and exercises in three areas: singing of jazz-related scales and arpeggios, basic conducting skills and the transcription of pop harmony centered upon the music of the Beatles. (CSU) (UC) (C-ID: MUS 155)

MUS 207 F  Pop/Commercial Arranging/Composing 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): MUS 205 F with a grade of C or better

54 hours lecture per term. This course provides analysis of contemporary and traditional songs and the study of techniques of scoring for various combinations of voices and instruments. This course places emphasis on using modern orchestration and scoring projects to be performed and recorded for class members. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

MUS 208 F  Music Copying and Notation Software 2 Units

Prerequisite(s): MUS 106 F with a grade of C or better

36 hours lecture per term. This is a vocational, career-oriented course that covers the preparation of professional-quality manuscripts, vocal scores, and instrumental scores as well as transposition of instruments and copying from full instrumental scores. This course is open to all music majors, music teachers, or performers. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

MUS 224 F  Recording Studio II: Intermediate Techniques 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): MUS 124 F with a grade of C or better

36 hours lecture and 72 hours lab per term. This course provides an introduction to digital audio concepts, recorders, synchronization, and the digital audio workstation. Students will be assigned projects in the recording facilities. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

MUS 226 F  Recording Studio III: Advanced Techniques 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): 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 of three sequential recording studio classes. Student project work focuses on advanced recording techniques necessary to record and organize recording sessions for large choirs, ensembles and orchestras. (CSU)

MUS 256 F  Advanced Jazz Improvisation - Instrumental 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): MUS 156 F with a grade of C or better or Audition

18 hours lecture and 36 hours lab per term in the Rhythm Laboratory, recording Studio, or Music Library with emphasis upon intermediate techniques of rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic improvisation. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit)

MUS 259 F Steel Drum Ensemble 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): Audition

18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. Lectures and demonstrations are combined with student performances that provide information and opportunities toward the goal of live musical performances in the Steel Pan Ensemble. Emphasis will be placed on sight reading and improvisation of music from Trinidad, modern jazz, and classical arrangements. Course may be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit)

MUS 260 F Guitar Ensemble 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): Audition

18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. Students will rehearse and perform original and transcribed guitar ensemble literature from the Renaissance to contemporary styles; performances are required of all students. Course may be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (UC) (C-ID: MUS 180)

MUS 261 F String Ensemble 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): Audition

18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course includes the rehearsal and performance of standard and current string ensemble literature. (CSU) (UC) (C-ID: MUS 180)

MUS 262 F Woodwind Ensemble 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): Audition

18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This class will consist of study, rehearsal, and performance of Woodwind Ensemble music. Course may be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (UC) (C-ID: MUS 180)

MUS 263 F Brass Ensemble 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): Audition

18 hours lecture and 36 hours lab per term. This course is based upon performance of brass ensemble literature from all major stylistic periods in music. Course may be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (UC) (C-ID: MUS 180)

MUS 264 F Percussion Ensemble 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): Audition

18 hours lecture and 36 hours lab per term. This course explores the rehearsal and public performance of standard percussion ensemble literature. This course is designed for music majors, but is open to all students. Course may be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (UC) (C-ID: MUS 180)

MUS 265 F Piano Ensemble 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): MUSA 136 F with a grade of C or better or Audition

18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course is designed to enhance ensemble-playing skills by focusing on rehearsal technique, balance, and hand coordination. Emphasis is on performing standard and current duo pieces, four-hand literature, and pieces requiring more than two pianos and/or other instruments. Participation in piano ensemble recital and performances is required. Course may be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (UC) (C-ID: MUS 180)

MUS 266 F Jazz Combo 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): Audition

Advisory: MUS 106 F - students should be able to read music notation and play major scales up to four sharps and four flats from memory.

18 hours lecture and 36 hours lab per term. This course provides a combination of lectures and demonstrations with student performances, recordings, and tours are used to increase understanding and appreciation of many jazz genres and their relationship to modern American music. The ability to play suitable instruments is required. Previous band, jazz ensemble, or orchestra experience and improvisational skills are desirable. Course may be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (UC) (C-ID: MUS 180)

MUS 268 F Jazz Guitar Ensemble 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): Audition

18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. Lecture/demonstrations are combined with student performances to provide opportunities for learning and growth in the area of jazz guitar. Particular emphasis is placed on the application of advanced guitar techniques to standard jazz literature. Course may be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (UC) (C-ID: MUS 180)

MUS 269 F Alternative Jazz Lab Ensemble 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): Ability to play suitable instruments

Advisory: MUS 106 F or basic skills on major instruments

18 hours lecture and 36 hours lab per term. This course combined with student performances is used to increase understanding and appreciation of many musical genres including Fusion, Latin Rock, Pop, Salsa, Indiana, Afro-Cuban music and their relationship to modern American composition. Previous band, jazz ensemble, or orchestra experience and improvisational skills are desirable. Course may be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (UC) (C-ID: MUS 180)

MUS 270 F Electronic Music Ensemble 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): Audition

18 hours lecture and 36 hours lab per term. This course allows students to learn to play collaborative works suitable for electronic music and synthesizer techniques. Develop interactive playing techniques with Ableton Live, Tactile controllers and electronically-modified acoustic instruments to realize avant-garde, techno-pop and dance music as well as improvised pieces with multi-media content. Course may be taken four times for credit. (C-ID: MUS 180)

MUS 271 F Fullerton College Symphony 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): Audition

18 hours lecture, 36 hours lab and 18 arranged hours in rehearsals, studio recording, and concerts. This course includes the rehearsal and public performance of standard orchestral literature both on campus and in surrounding communities. Course may be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (UC) AA GE (C-ID: MUS 180)

MUS 273 F Concert Band 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): Audition

18 hours lecture and 36 hours lab per term. This course will rehearse and perform standard band literature. Public performances will be held at various 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(s): Audition

18 hours lecture, 36 hours lab and 18 hours arranged in rehearsals, recordings, and concerts per term. This course will include rehearsals and performance of standard band literature. The performances will take place on campus and in the community. Course may be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (UC) AA GE (C-ID: MUS 180)

MUS 275 F  Pep Band 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): Audition

18 hours lecture and 36 hours lab per term. This course creates a performance opportunity for music majors to provide musical support to the Fullerton College Athletics program. The band will perform during football and basketball games and for special events. Emphasis is placed upon student leadership, and the performance literature is drawn from contemporary and traditional band sources. The emphasis of this course is on modern Pep Band ensemble literature. Course may be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit)

MUS 276 F Jazz Band 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): Audition

Advisory: MUS 106 F and concurrent enrollment in MUS 274 F

18 hours lecture and 36 hours lab per term. This is a performing ensemble including studio recording, and concerts. Rehearsal, recording and concert performance of standard and current jazz fusion music. Student composition/arrangements encouraged. Open to all students by audition. Course may be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (UC) (C-ID: MUS 180)

MUS 277 F Jazz Lab Band 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): Audition

Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in MUS 274 F

18 hours lecture and 36 hours lab per term. This course explores standard and current jazz/fusion and swing big band music. Course may be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (UC) (C-ID: MUS 180)

MUS 281 F Concert Choir 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): Audition

18 hours lecture, 36 hours lab and 18 hours arranged lab per term in additional rehearsals, studio recordings, and concerts. This course covers standard choral literature which will be rehearsed and performed with an emphasis on early western music of the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Course may be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (UC) AA GE (C-ID: MUS 180)

MUS 282 F  Fullerton College Master Chorale 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): Audition

18 hours lecture, 36 hours lab and 18 hours arranged in additional rehearsals, recordings, and concerts. This course is a performance oriented class and incorporates traditional choral literature of a sacred and secular nature. There will be at least one major work performed per year on campus and in the community. This course is open to students and to all residents of the North Orange County Community College District. Course may be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (UC) AA GE (C-ID: MUS 180)

MUS 284 F Advanced Topics in Music 0.5-3 Units

18-54 hours lecture and 18-54 hours lab per term. This course is designed to meet the various needs of music areas that required advanced training and continuing education as well as provide professional growth for persons employed in the music business, production, recording, and performing fields. This course will be offered in modules of advanced topics. Unit credit may range from .5 to 3 units per module. Consult the class schedule to verify topic areas and credit offered for each topic. (Degree Credit)

MUS 285 F Chamber Singers 1 Unit

Advisory: Audition

18 hours lecture and 36 hours lab per term. In this course, choral chamber music literature will be rehearsed and performed on campus in surrounding communities and schools and occasionally on tours. Course may be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (UC) (C-ID: MUS 180)

MUS 286 F Vocal Jazz Lab Singers 1 Unit

Advisory: Audition

This performance ensemble uses 2-3 part vocal jazz literature to teach the fundamentals of jazz harmony, blend, style, interpretation, and improvisation within a vocal group setting. Course may be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit)

MUS 287 F Vocal Jazz Ensemble 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): Audition

18 hours lecture, 36 hours lab and 18 hours arranged in rehearsals, studio recordings, workshops, festival competitions and concerts. The students in this course will rehearse and perform standard and current music from the Vocal Jazz genre. The vocalists will be accompanied by a small instrumental ensemble. There will be a secondary emphasis upon vocal improvisation in the scat style. Student compositions and arrangements are encouraged. Course may be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (UC) (C-ID: MUS 180)

MUS 291 F  Electronic Music II: Intermediate Music Production 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): MUS 110 with a grade of C or better

36 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term. This course explores the procedures, instruments, and techniques used in a contemporary DAW/MIDI synthesizer studio and the use of sequencers, editor/librarians, intelligent arrangers, algorithmic composers, and non-linear editing in a digital audio workstation. Students will do scoring projects and acquire advanced techniques in Digital Performer and Protools. Other DAW's may include Reason, Logic and Ableton Live. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

MUS 292 F  Electronic Music III: Advanced Music Production 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): MUS 110 F with a grade of "C" or better

36 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term. This course offers advanced music production training in Logic Pro and Ableton Live. It represents the last class course in a sequence of three Electronic Music classes dedicated to the teaching of Advanced Music creation and production skills using state of the art Digital Audio Workstations to produce music for Film, TV and Interactive Media. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

MUS 298 F Music Internship 1-3 Units

54-162 hours lab per term. This course is designed to enable the music student to understand and demonstrate competence in a professional recording/production work environment through the combination of extended classroom learning and the interaction of a professional supervisor. It is the responsibility of the student to pursue their own internship opportunity. (Degree Credit)

MUS 299 F Music Independent Study 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): High scholarship music major evidenced by portfolio, advanced level performance, or instructor referral.

54 hours independent study per term. This course is for advanced students who wish to pursue a particular area of music through individual study. (CSU) (UC Credit Limitation depending upon course content; UC review required) (Degree Credit)