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Summer 2020

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 - Introduction to Music Theory

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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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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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. Prior experience is not necessary. 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. This course follows up on skills learned in MUS 128. Students are understood to have a basic knowledge of music and singing. Credit in this course will not satisfy Fine Arts requirements in any degree program. Prerequisite: MUS 128

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MUS130 - Applied Music: Private Voice Lessons

Credits: 1

Catalog Description: 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. This course follows up on skills learned in MUS129. Students are expected to have an intermediate understanding of music and singing. Credit in this course will not satisfy Fine Arts requirements in any degree program. Prerequisite: MUS129.

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MUS131 - Applied Music: Private Voice Lessons

Credits: 1

Catalog Description: 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. This course follows up on skills learned in MUS130. Students are understood to be at a level suitable for entry into a four-year program. Credit in this course will not satisfy Fine Arts requirements in any degree program. Prerequisite: MUS130.

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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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