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Fall 2012

Music Courses:

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MUS101 - Music Appreciation
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Surveys music as a form of communication with emphasis on developing understanding and awareness of the techniques and means of using musical sounds for communication and expressing human emotions both actively, from a performer's point of view and passively as an informed, knowledgeable and discriminating listener. Teaching methods include audio and video recordings, attendance at 'live' concerts of various types, classroom discussions, lectures, a performance project, and assigned group projects.

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MUS103 - Introduction to Jazz
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces the elements and styles of jazz through recorded examples, presentations, concerts and discussion. No previous music background is required.

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MUS105 - Introduction to Musical Theatre
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces the musical theatre form, the personnel involved in the making of a musical, and a brief history. Includes audition techniques, song preparation from various stylistic periods, and performances of musical repertoire.

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MUS110 - Music History 1
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Traces the chronological development of music as an art form from the Middle Ages to the Baroque movement (1750).

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MUS111 - Music History 2
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Continues the chronological tracing of the development of music as an art form Classical era through the Romantic movement to the present day.

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MUS128 - Private Music Instruction
Credits: 2

Catalog Description: Provides private lessons in voice or instrument-applied music by a qualified private teacher. Students may enroll four times for a maximum of eight credits and are expected to assume the cost of the lessons. Hours to be arranged. Credit in this course will not satisfy Fine Arts requirements in any degree program.

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MUS129 - Private Music Instruction
Credits: 2

Catalog Description: Provides private lessons in voice or instrument-applied music by a qualified private teacher. Students may enroll four times for a maximum of eight credits and are expected to assume the cost of the lessons. Hours to be arranged. Credit in this course will not satisfy Fine Arts requirements in any degree program.

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MUS130 - Private Music Instruction
Credits: 2

Catalog Description: Provides private lessons in voice or instrument-applied music by a qualified private teacher. Students may enroll four times for a maximum of eight credits and are expected to assume the cost of the lessons. Hours to be arranged. Credit in this course will not satisfy Fine Arts requirements in any degree program.

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MUS131 - Private Music Instruction
Credits: 2

Catalog Description: Provides private lessons in voice or instrument-applied music by a qualified private teacher. Students may enroll four times for a maximum of eight credits and are expected to assume the cost of the lessons. Hours to be arranged. Credit in this course will not satisfy Fine Arts requirements in any degree program.

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MUS140 - Instrumental Ensemble
Credits: 2

Catalog Description: Provides instrumental training in ensemble performance for concerts and shows. Students may participate in the Genesee Symphony Orchestra, the orchestra affiliated with Genesee Community College. Requires participation in all rehearsals and concerts. Students may enroll four times for a maximum of eight credits.

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MUS141 - Instrumental Ensemble
Credits: 2

Catalog Description: Provides instrumental training in ensemble performance for concerts and shows. Students may participate in the Genesee Symphony Orchestra, the orchestra affiliated with Genesee Community College. Requires participation in all rehearsals and concerts. Students may enroll four times for a maximum of eight credits.

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MUS142 - Instrumental Ensemble
Credits: 2

Catalog Description: Provides instrumental training in ensemble performance for concerts and shows. Students may participate in the Genesee Symphony Orchestra, the orchestra affiliated with Genesee Community College. Requires participation in all rehearsals and concerts. Students may enroll four times for a maximum of eight credits.

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MUS143 - Instrumental Ensemble
Credits: 2

Catalog Description: Provides instrumental training in ensemble performance for concerts and shows. Students may participate in the Genesee Symphony Orchestra, the orchestra affiliated with Genesee Community College. Requires participation in all rehearsals and concerts. Students may enroll four times for a maximum of eight credits.

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MUS201 - Music Theory 1
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Concentrates on the basics of Western music, including concepts such as notation, chords, and chord progressions, chorale writing, and melody writing. Specialized courses of instruction offered on a limited basis. Prerequisite: MUS 102 or previous study.

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MUS202 - Music Theory 2
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Concentrates on the basics of Western music, including concepts such as notation, chords, and chord progressions, chorale writing, and melody writing. Prerequisite: MUS 201.

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MUS203 - History of Rock & Roll: Blues and Beyond
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Surveys the development of Rock and Roll: Blues and Beyond, through a basic narrative of American cultural and economic history, politics, policy and society from the end of the Civil War to the present. Examines unity and diversity, and common institutions in American society, the creative process inherent therein and its relationship to the world. Teaching methods include audio and video recordings, attendance at ?live? concerts of various Rock and Roll styles, group discussions, a research project and assigned listening material. Note: Students wishing to use this course to fulfill the SUNY General Education requirement in American History are required to meet one of the following criteria: successful completion of HIS 203 or HIS 204; score 85 or better on the New York State Regents American History and Government examination; or earn a score of 3 or better on the AP United States history examination. Three class hours.

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