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Fall 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.

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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. Hours to be arranged with instructor. Students registered for Private Voice Lessons will be charged an Applied Music fee of $400 per course to offset the additional costs of private instruction, in addition to the College’s standard tuition and fees. This fee is 100% refundable prior to the first day of the term, and non-refundable on or after the first day of term. A minimum of twelve 40-minute lessons is required per semester for 1 academic credit. Students are required to present a performance examination at the end of each term. Credit in this course will not satisfy Fine Arts requirements in any degree program. Prerequisite: None.

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MUS129 - Applied Music: Private Voice Lessons
Credits: 1

Catalog Description: Instruction in voice by a qualified private teacher. Hours to be arranged with instructor. Students registered for Private Voice Lessons will be charged an Applied Music fee of $400 per course to offset the additional costs of private instruction, in addition to the College’s standard tuition and fees. This fee is 100% refundable prior to the first day of the term, and non-refundable on or after the first day of term. A minimum of twelve 40-minute lessons is required per semester for 1 academic credit. Students are required to present a performance examination at the end of each term. Credit in this course will not satisfy Fine Arts requirements in any degree program. Prerequisite: None.

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MUS130 - Applied Music: Private Voice Lessons
Credits: 1

Catalog Description: Instruction in voice by a qualified private teacher. Hours to be arranged with instructor. Students registered for Private Voice Lessons will be charged an Applied Music fee of $400 per course to offset the additional costs of private instruction, in addition to the College’s standard tuition and fees. This fee is 100% refundable prior to the first day of the term, and non-refundable on or after the first day of term. A minimum of twelve 40-minute lessons is required per semester for 1 academic credit. Students are required to present a performance examination at the end of each term. Credit in this course will not satisfy Fine Arts requirements in any degree program. Prerequisite: None.

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MUS131 - Applied Music: Private Voice Lessons
Credits: 1

Catalog Description: Instruction in voice by a qualified private teacher. Hours to be arranged with instructor. Students registered for Private Voice Lessons will be charged an Applied Music fee of $400 per course to offset the additional costs of private instruction, in addition to the College’s standard tuition and fees. This fee is 100% refundable prior to the first day of the term, and non-refundable on or after the first day of term. A minimum of twelve 40-minute lessons is required per semester for 1 academic credit. Students are required to present a performance examination at the end of each term. Credit in this course will not satisfy Fine Arts requirements in any degree program. Prerequisite: None.

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

Catalog Description: Surveys the development of rock and roll through a basic narrative of American culture, politics, and economic history. Examines race, gender, class, technology, and the music business as it relates to the creation of rock music in the United States and globally. Learning activities include critical analysis of audio and video recordings, attendance at live concerts of various rock and roll styles, group discussions, and research projects. Note: Students wishing to use this course to fulfill the SUNY General Education requirement in American history must have earned an 85 or higher on the US History Regents exam. Three class hours.

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