Music - NOCE (MUSC)

MUSC 108 8 Hours Guitar for Adults - Beginning

Learn to play the guitar! Students will learn chords, strum pattern styles, new songs, simple ear training and rhythm training. Students will also learn a I, IV, V blues progression and how to read the tablature for guitar. Bring a nylon-string or acoustic steel-string guitar and a medium pick. (Fee-Based)

MUSC 109 8 Hours Guitar for Adults - Intermediate/Advanced

Students will learn music theory and concepts including notes on the guitar, major and minor keys, how to use a capo, how to play 2 bar chord forms and more: Play two songs by the end of class. (Fee-Based)

MUSC 200 24 Hours Music Arts for Older Adults

This course provides stimulating interaction for older adults through musical reminiscence, discussions, and listening to music from different time periods and genres. Older Adult students will participate in sing-alongs and rhythmic activities. Older adult students will learn to appreciate and understand different varieties of music. (Apportionment)

MUSC 302 24 Hours Cypress Masterworks

This is a large ensemble (70-100) singers who perform major masterworks for choir and orchestra in addition to a variety concert repertoire. The Chorale presents four major concerts in the campus theater, participates in regional music festivals, and tours Internationally. (Fee-Based)

MUSC 303 24 Hours Senior Chorus

This course introduces older adult students to a broad spectrum of choral music including its cultural and historical aspects. Older adult students will gain knowledge of correct posture, breath control, enunciation, harmony, rhythm and basic music concepts appropriate for the older adult. (Apportionment)

MUSC 304 24 Hours Tone Chime Choir for Older Adults

This course provides instruction to older adults on handbell performance skills using chime instruments made by Suzuki. The music will be beginning level handbell music, level 1 and 2, as defined by the American Guild of English Hand Bell Ringers. The class will share their music by performing to the community in different public venues. (Apportionment)

MUSC 305 Opera - Introduction

This course is an introduction to the standard operatic repertoire in terms of development of musical style, dramatic structure, and performance tradition. Open to all students. (Fee-Based)

MUSC 310 36 Hours Star Carolers

This course is designed for both music majors and non-music majors who wish to sing in a holiday caroling ensemble. Plus three quarters of an hour laboratory TBA per week. (Fee-Based)

MUSC 315 8 Hours Adult Voice - Beginning

Students will study basic vocal techniques including tone production, breath control, and diction. Songs will be drawn from popular and traditional songs. (Fee-Based)

MUSC 320 8 Hours Piano Beginning

Adult Piano - Beginning Beginning with the abc's at middle C, the student learns to read music using familiar songs and pieces in folk and classical styles. Basic chords also help with rock and jazz. The student learns rhythm as the heartbeat of music. (Fee-Based)

MUSC 321 8 Hours Adult Piano/Keyboard - Beginning I

This course will introduce adults to reading notes, rhythm, music symbols, sight-reading and keyboard activities to develop technique and listening. Book required. Bring your own keyboard (40 key minimum) every week! (Fee-Based)

MUSC 335 8 Hours Adult Piano/Keyboard - Beginning II

Comprehensive music course in reading, playing and listening to music. Lessons include learning chords, sight-reading and understanding basic harmony. (Fee-Based)

MUSC 345 8 Hours Guitar for Adults - Level 1

Learn basic chords, strumming, picking and the classical rest stroke. Slowly but surely develop the confidence and coordination to play along to a handful of oldies and classic rock songs. Bring your nylon-string or acoustic steel-string guitar and medium guitar pick to class. (Fee-Based)

MUSC 350 8 Hours Guitar for Adults - Level 2

If you have a little guitar experience already, this is the class for you! Designed for graduates of the level 1 class, and for anyone else who "knows a few chords. We will learn new chords, songs with strumming and picking, scales for soloing, and blues/rock songs with riffs. (Fee-Based)

MUSC 355 8 Hours Guitar for Adults - Guitar & Bass Workshop

Students will learn music theory and concepts including notes on the guitar: major and minor keys, how to count and construct rhythm patterns that go together with each other and drums. Students will be able to play simple songs together by the end of classes. (Fee-Based)

MUSC 360 8 Hours Guitar for Adults - Intermediate

If you have a little guitar experience already, this is the class for you! Designed for graduates of the beginning class, and for anyone else who 'knows a few chords.' We will learn new chords, songs with strumming and picking, scales for soloing, and blues/rock songs with riffs. (Fee-Based)

MUSC 365 6 Hours Vocal for Adults - Beginning

Learn to develop your singing with an introduction to vocal technique. You will learn the tools necessary for every singer to help with diction, breath control and correct posture as well as shaping tone quality. Group singing as well as individual solos will be used. (Fee-Based)

MUSC 370 10 Hours Guitar for Adults - Workshop

Learn guitar in a friendly group environment. If you are a beginner, or already know how to play some things, this is the class for you! Learn to play the chords, strumming and picking techniques of your favorite classic songs. Bring your guitar and a medium or heavy pick to class. (Fee-Based)

MUSC 375 36-48 Hours Masterworks Chorale

The Masterworks Chorale (80-110 singers) presents four major concerts each year with emphasis on masterworks for choir and orchestra. The Chorale participates in regional music festivals, performs at numerous locations throughout the Los Angeles basin, and tours internationally. Open to students and members of the community with prior singing experience. (Fee-Based)

MUSC 378 36-48 Hours Community Symphony

The Community Symphony is dedicated to the rehearsal and performace of atandard and contemporary symphonic literature. There will be concert performances. (Fee-Based)