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Summer 2017

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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MUS102 - Basic Musicianship
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Studies scales, intervals, key signatures, meters, rhythmic reading, and chords. This course is for students with little or no background in music performance or theory who wish to obtain the skills necessary to read music and learn to apply the skills in a practical way.

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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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MUS107 - Hip Hop Culture
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Studies the development of hip hop styles and techniques and the social, political, and cultural phenomenon associated with them.

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MUS108 - Music at the Movies
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Surveys the history of film music from the silent era to the present with a focus on Hollywood narrative films. Explores the role and relation of music to the plot and visual elements of film.

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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 - Applied Music: Private Voice Lessons
Credits: 1

Catalog Description: Instruction in voice by a qualified private teacher. Additional fees are required for this course. All students who take applied music as an elective pay for the lessons in addition to the tuition charge. Please refer to the tuition and fee schedule for details. A minimum of 16 half-hour lessons or 8 one-hour lessons is required per semester for 1 academic credit. Students are required to present a performance examination at the end of each term. Hours to be arranged with instructor. Credit in this course will not satisfy Fine Arts requirements in any degree program.

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MUS129 - Applied Music: Private Voice Lessons
Credits: 1

Catalog Description: Instruction in voice by a qualified private teacher. Additional fees are required for this course. All students who take applied music as an elective pay for the lessons in addition to the tuition charge. Please refer to the tuition and fee schedule for details. A minimum of 16 half-hour lessons or 8 one-hour lessons is required per semester for 1 academic credit. Students are required to present a performance examination at the end of each term. Hours to be arranged with instructor. Credit in this course will not satisfy Fine Arts requirements in any degree program. Prerequisite: MUS128.

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MUS130 - Applied Music: Private Voice Lessons
Credits: 1

Catalog Description: Instruction in voice by a qualified private teacher. Additional fees are required for this course. All students who take applied music as an elective pay for the lessons in addition to the tuition charge. Please refer to the tuition and fee schedule for details. A minimum of 16 half-hour lessons or 8 one-hour lessons is required per semester for 1 academic credit. Students are required to present a performance examination at the end of each term. Hours to be arranged with instructor. Credit in this course will not satisfy Fine Arts requirements in any degree program. Prerequisite: MUS128, MUS129.

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MUS131 - Applied Music: Private Voice Lessons
Credits: 1

Catalog Description: Instruction in voice by a qualified private teacher. Additional fees are required for this course. All students who take applied music as an elective pay for the lessons in addition to the tuition charge. Please refer to the tuition and fee schedule for details. A minimum of 16 half-hour lessons or 8 one-hour lessons is required per semester for 1 academic credit. Students are required to present a performance examination at the end of each term. Hours to be arranged with instructor. Credit in this course will not satisfy Fine Arts requirements in any degree program. Prerequisite: MUS128, MUS129, MUS130.

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MUS151 - Music Industry Entrepreneurship
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Interactive and hands-on, designed for a variety of students from the aspiring professional musician looking to make a little extra income to the student earning a degree in music who needs guidance on how to get started in the industry. Students will learn essential skills needed to become successful entrepreneurs in the music industry.

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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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