Catalog Description of Music Courses

Not all courses are offered each semester. Some music courses were renumbered in Spring, 1994.

101 Music Fundamentals (3 Units)

Music 101 is a beginning course for those students who seek a basic knowledge of the fundamentals of music and music notation. Students learn the basic elements of pitch, rhythm, notation, scale structure, tonality, intervals, chords, melody, harmony, musical terminology and score reading. Students apply these concepts to writing and analyzing simple musical examples. In addition, students learn to relate these concepts to the piano keyboard and to play simple examples. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: None. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC (CAN MUS 2)

102 Fundamentals for Music Majors (3 Units)

Music 102 is a course designed for those who have an elementary knowledge of music and music notation. Students should be able to read treble and bass clef, notes and note values, time signatures and key signatures. Students should also be able to identify notes on a piano keyboard and have a basic understanding of melody, harmony and rhythm. Using this basic knowledge, fundamental concepts such as scales, intervals, chords and transposition are studied. These musical concepts are then applied in ear training, analysis, and compositional exercises in preparation for musicianship and harmony courses. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: None. Recommended preparaton: It is strongly recommended that students entering Music 102 be able to read music (clefs, note values, time and key signatures), and identify notes on a piano keyboard. It is also recommended that students have access to a piano keyboard. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

103 Keyboard Harmony (2 Unit)

Music 103 is designed for students who have a basic knowledge of music and music notation. Students review bass and treble clefs, notes and note values, meter and key signatures. Students identify notes on a piano keyboard, and develop a basic understanding of melody, harmony and rhythm. In addition, students learn basic piano technique and begin the study of harmony in the context of the piano keyboard. These concepts are used in the analysis and performance of musical exercises and literature. This course prepares students for advanced harmony and musicianship classes. Lecture 2 hour, laboratory 1 hour. Prerequisite: None. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

104 Musicianship I (2 Units)

Music 104 is a course designed to train the student to recognize the various intervals and rhythms used in composition and to use them in functional application through sight singing and ear training exercises. Music 104 is required for music majors. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 1 hour. Corequisite: Music 107. Recommended preparation: Study of piano is strongly recommended. Students should have some knowledge of rhythmic patterns, scales, intervals and notation. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

105 Musicianship II (2 Units)

Music 105 is a continuation of Music 104 with further emphasis on sight singing and ear training as well as the ability to perform melodic passages based on the major and minor modes. Basic harmonic progressions are also emphasized with application to melodic patterns and rhythms. Music 105 is required for music majors. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 1 hour. Prerequisite: Music 104. Corequisite: Music 108. Note: For the non-pianist, concurrent study of piano is strongly recommended. Students should have some knowledge of scales, intervals, key signatures, triad notation and identification, time signatures and note values. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

107 Harmony I (3 Units)

Music 107 develops an understanding of compositional techniques. Emphasis is placed on scales, intervals, triads, inversions, basic voice leading, figured bass, and simple harmonization. Music 107 is required for music majors. Lecture 3 hours. Corequisite: Music 104. Note: For the non-pianist, concurrent study of piano is strongly recommended. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

108 Harmony II (3 Units)

Music 108 develops an understanding of compositional techniques. Emphasis is placed on cadences, modulations, dominant sevenths, secondary dominants and analysis. Music 108 is required for music majors. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: Music 107. Corequisite: Music 105. Note: For the non-pianist concurrent study of piano is strongly recommended. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

110 Music / Art Appreciation [Also listed as Art 110] (3 Units)

Music 110 is a team-taught course which offers a comparative overview of western art and music from the prehistoric era to the present. This introductory course presents influential figures in each period and analyzes important influences on their work. The relationship between music and art is explored, along with changing trends in thought and techniques. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: None. Note: This course may not be taken for credit by students who have completed Art 110. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

113 Keyboard Harmony II (2 Units)

Music 113 is designed for students who have basic keyboard skills. Students learn transposition and harmonization of melodies. Students also learn to work with harmonic progressions in the context of the piano keyboard. In addition, students continue the study of piano technique and literature. These concepts are used in the analysis and performance of musical exercises and literature. This course prepares students for advanced harmony and musicianship classes. Lecture 2 hours. Prerequisite: Music 103 or equivalent. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

120 Music Appreciation (3 Units)

Music 120 traces the evolution of music over the past 1500 years, with a special emphasis on understanding how to listen for greater enjoyment. Students learn the basic elements of music, such as form and structure, families and subgroups of musical instruments, as well as learning about specific composers and works. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: None. Note: This course may not be taken for credit by students who have completed Music 125 or 126. This course is designed especially for non-music majors. Music majors should enroll in Music 125 and 126. The student is required to attend classical concerts and submit concert reports. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

121 History of Rock Music (3 Units)

Music 121 is a course in the evolution of popular music in the United States since World War II. Students first study the musical influences which led to the rise of Rock and Roll in the mid-1950s. They then follow the development of the various musical styles which are collectively referred to as rock music. Emerging musical innovations are viewed as reflections of changes within our society. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: None. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

125 History and Literature (3 Units)

Music 125 covers the history of music from the early Christian era through the Baroque Period. In addition to lectures and readings, the course includes a study of live and recorded musical performances. Recognition of composers and styles is emphasized. Lecture 3 hours, directed listening 2 hours. Recommended preparation: It is strongly recommended that students entering Music 125 be able to read music well enough to identify key signatures and transpositions, and be able to follow a musical score. Note: Students are required to attend concerts featuring music from the historical periods being studied, and to submit written reports. Students are urged to take Music 125 and 126 within the same academic year. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC (CAN MUS 8) (Music 125 and 126 CAN MUS SEQ B)

126 History and Literature (3 Units)

Music 126 begins with the mid-18th century and continues with musical history through the present day. In addition to lectures and readings, the course includes a study of live and recorded musical performances. Recognition of composers and styles is emphasized. Lecture 3 hours, directed listening 2 hours. Recommended preparation: It is strongly recommended that students entering Music 126 be able to read music well enough to identify key signatures and transpositions, and be able to follow a musical score. Note: Students are required to attend concerts featuring music from the historical periods being studied, and to submit written reports. Students are urged to take Music 125 and 126 within the same academic year. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC (CAN MUS 10) (Music 125 and 126 CAN MUS SEQ B)

127 World Music (3 Units)

Music 127 is designed to provide non-majors with a broader understanding of the multi-cultural world community. Students are introduced to non-western music as it occurs in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Musical expression is viewed as an outgrowth of diverse cultural needs. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: None. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

128 Music of America (3 Units)

Music 128 is a survey of American music in its progression from colonial psalm tunes to present-day rap. It focuses on major musical styles of each historical period and the events that influenced them. This course covers the musical contributions of each imigrant group to the hybrid that is American music. This exploration provides a solid basis for increased understanding of other cultural viewpoints. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: None. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

129 Commercial Voice (2 Units)

Music 129 is an introduction to the basic principles of vocal production as they apply to singing songs from contemporary commercial idioms, including popular songs, jazz, gospel, Broadway show tunes, and track singing. Emphasis is placed on posture, breathing, resonance, style, microphone technique, movement, program development, and presentation. Literature appropriate for each voice range and ability is studied. Students are required to perform songs from memory. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 1 hour. Prerequisite: None. Note: This course may be taken 4 times; a maximum of 8 units may be earned.

135 Voice Training I (2 Units)

Music 135 stresses the principles of correct vocal production and their application to songs and ballads in English. Emphasis is placed on the following: proper breathing habits, the relationship between breathing and tone making, vocal health, range, resonance, registration, poise, posture, and song presentation. The development of an appreciation for the vocal arts is an important aspect of the course. Lecture 2 hours. Prerequisite: None. Note: This course may be taken 2 times; a maximum of 4 units may be earned. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

136 Voice Training II (2 Units)

Music 136 is a continuing focus upon the principles of correct vocal production and their application to songs and ballads in English. Foreign art songs are introduced; more difficult exercises both musically and vocally are stressed. Further emphasis is placed on legato singing, diction, interpretation, and expression. The development of an appreciation for the vocal arts is of continuing importance. Lecture 2 hours. Prerequisite: Music 135 or equivalent. Note: This course may be taken 2 times; a maximum of 4 units may be earned. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

137 Voice Training III (2 Units)

Music 137 is a continuation and broadening of the principles of vocal production and proper use of the breath in singing as outlined in Music 135 and 136. More difficult literature is explored, including contemporary music and several songs in foreign languages. Performances and recital are part of this course. Lecture 2 hours. Prerequisite: Music 136 or equivalent. Note: This course may be taken 2 times; a maximum of 4 units may be earned. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

140 Applied Music (1 Unit)

Music 140 is a course in individual and ensemble performance. Students receive 8 hours of private instruction on a solo instrument. Emphasis is on solo performance through indivdual instruction, recital performance through participation in a recital class, and ensemble performance through participation in a performing ensemble. Lecture 1, laboratory 0.5 hours. Prerequisite: The student must demonstrate a basic proficiency on his or her instrument or voice. Corequisite: Students must be concurrently enrolled in a one-unit section of one of the following performing ensembles: Music 143, 146, 147, 148, 231, 234, 235 or 240. Note: An audition is required. Please contact the instructor at ext. 5829 prior to the first class meeting. This course may be taken 4 times; a maximum of 4 units may be earned. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

141 Concert Band (1/2 - 1 Unit)

Music 141 is for students who wish to learn the techniques used in performing concert band literature, and who wish to perform with other instruments. Emphasis is placed on developing music reading skills and gaining additional familiarity with the stylistic differences between composers. Selected works are rehearsed and performed. Performance 3 hours. Prerequisite: Ability to perform on a standard band instrument. Note: An audition is required. Please conctact the instructor at ext. 5621 prior to the first class meeting. This course may be taken 4 times; a maximum of 4 units may be earned. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

143 Jazz Band (1/2 - 1 Unit)

Music 143 is a class for students who wish to learn the techniques used in performing jazz and big band literature. Emphasis is placed on developing music reading skills and gaining additional familiarity with improvisational techniques. Students perform with other instruments or with singers. Selected works by contemporary composers are rehearsed and performed. Performance 3 hours. Prerequisite: Ability to perform in a proficient manner on the trumpet, trombone, saxophone, drums, string bass, guitar, or piano. Note: An audition is required. Please conctact the instructor at ext. 5621 prior to the first class meeting. Students must provide an appropriate instrument. Concert dress is required. This course may be taken 4 times; a maximum of 4 units may be earned. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

144 Woodwind Ensemble (1/2 - 1 Unit)

Music 144 is a small instrumental group which plays for college and community activities. Emphasis is on balance, dynamics, phrasing, and interpretation. Performance 3 hours. Prerequisite: Ability to play a musical instrument in a band, orchestra or chamber music ensemble. Note: An audition is required. Please conctact the instructor at ext. 5621 prior to the first class meeting. This course may be taken 4 times; a maximum of 4 units may be earned. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

145 Brass Ensemble (1/2 - 1 Unit)

Music 145 is a small instrumental group which plays for college and community activities. Emphasis is on balance, dynamics, phrasing, and interpretation. Performance 3 hours. Prerequisite: Ability to play a musical instrument in a band or orchestra. Note: An audition is required. Please conctact the instructor at ext. 5621 prior to the first class meeting. This course may be taken 4 times; a maximum of 4 units may be earned. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

146 Community Orchestra: Literature 1725-1850 (1/2 - 1 Unit)

Music 146 is a class for students who want to learn and perform the standard orchestral repertoire from the baroque era through the romantic period. Literature includes overtures, symphonies and suites. Emphasis is placed on interpretation and style. Performance 3 hours. Prerequisite: Ability to perform on a standard orchestral instrument. Note: An audition is required. Please conctact the instructor at ext. 5621 prior to the first class meeting. Students must provide an appropriate instrument. Concert dress is required. This course may be taken 4 times; a maximum of 4 units may be earned. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

147 Community Orchestra: Literature 1825-1950 (1/2 - 1 Unit)

Music 147 is a class for students who want to learn and perform the standard orchestral repertoire from the romantic era through the present. Concerto literature and programmatic music are featured. Emphasis is placed on interpretation and style. Performance 3 hours. Prerequisite: Ability to perform on a standard orchestral instrument. Note: An audition is required. Please conctact the instructor at ext. 5621 prior to the first class meeting. Students must provide an appropriate instrument. Concert dress is required. This course may be taken 4 times; a maximum of 4 units may be earned. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

148 Chamber Music (1/2 - 1 Unit)

Music 148 is a class for students who want to learn and perform standard chamber music repertoire from the baroque era through the present. Ensembles from duos to quintets explore literature from different periods and for various instrumentations. Emphasis is placed on interpretation and style. Performance 3 hours. Prerequisite: Ability to perform on a standard string, wind or keyboard instrument. Note: An audition is required. Please conctact the instructor at ext. 5829 during the first week of classes for ensemble assignments and meeting times. Please verify class attendance requirementw with the instructor. Students must provide an appropriate instrument. This course may be taken 4 times; a maximum of 4 units may be earned. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

152 String Ensemble (1/2 - 1 Unit)

Music 152 is a small instrumental group which plays for college and community activities. Emphasis is on balance, dynamics, phrasing, and interpretation. Performance 3 hours. Prerequisite: Ability to play a musical instrument in a band or orchestra. Note: An audition is required. Please conctact the instructor at ext. 5621 prior to the first class meeting. This course may be taken 4 times; a maximum of 4 units may be earned. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

156 Classical Guitar I (2 Units)

Music 156 is for students who wish to learn the elementary techniques of guitar playing. Included are the studies of fundamental music reading, skills, notation for guitar, tuning, playing techniques, fingerings, key signatures and scales, and the performance of easy solo guitar music in the first position. Another aspect of the course is to foster an appreciation for the classic guitar, its literature and performing artists. No previous musical training is required. Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 1 hour. Prerequisite: None. Note: Students are required to have a standard six (6) string guitar to use in class and are expected to practice one hour a day. This course may be taken 2 times; a maximum of 4 units may be earned. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

157 Classical Guitar II (2 Units)

Music 157 continues with the study of basic classic guitar techniques. Dynamics, legatos, and grace-notes are introduced. Students become acquainted with the entire fingerboard through scales in the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th, and 9th positions, and also through selected compositions for the guitar from the 18th and 19th centuries, and solo arrangements of familiar tunes. Chord structure is discussed and applied to the fingerboard. Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 1 hour. Three (3) hours practice by arrangement. Prerequisite: Music 156 or equivalent. Note: Students are required to have a standard six (6) string guitar to use in class and are expected to practice one hour a day. This course may be taken 2 times; a maximum of 4 units may be earned. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

158 Classical Guitar III (2 Units)

Music 158 proceeds with techniques and compositions of intermediate level. Included for study are selected pieces from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classic, and Romantic eras, as well as solo arrangements of familiar tunes. Knowledge of the entire fingerboard is further enhanced by the practice of two and three octave scales. Basic skills for transcribing music written for keyboard are introduced. Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 1 hour. Three (3) hours practice by arrangement. Prerequisite: Music 157 or equivalent. Note: Students are required to have a nylon-string guitar to use in class and are expected to practice one hour a day. This course may be taken 2 times; a maximum of 4 units may be earned. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

159 Classical Guitar Ensemble (1/2 - 1 Unit)

Music 159 is for students who wish to learn the techniques used in performing guitar duos, trios, and quartets and who wish to perform with other instruments or with singers. Emphasis is placed on developing music reading skills and gaining additional familiarity with the guitar and its potential as an ensemble instrument. Selected works from the various periods of music history are rehearsed, and performed. Performance 3 hours. Prerequisite: Music 157 or equivalent. Note: An audition is required. This course may be taken 4 times; a maximum of 4 units may be earned. Students are required to have a nylon-string guitar for use in class and for practice outside of class. (Prior to Fall 1991, Music 159 was Classical Guitar IV.) Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

160 Piano I (2 Units)

Music 160 is designed for students who wish to gain an elementary knowledge of the piano keyboard and the rudiments of music reading. The content of the course is based on the assumption that students have had no previous musical training. Lecture 2 hours. Prerequisite: None. Note: Music 160 is not open to students having previous instruction or experience in piano playing. This course may be taken 2 times; a maximum of 4 units may be earned. It is recommended that the student have a piano available for practice and expect to practice one (1) hour a day. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

161 Piano II (2 Units)

Music 161 is a course which advances the beginning pianist's skills, interpretation and tonal coloring. Lecture 2 hours. Prerequisite: Music 160 or one-half year of piano experience. Note: This course may be taken 2 times; a maximum of 4 units may be earned. It is recommended that the student has a piano available for practice and expect to practice one (1) hour a day. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

162 Piano III (2 Units)

Music 162 covers the theory and interpretation of works from the pre-classical, classical, and romantic periods, as well as modern or contemporary music. Emphasis is on development of technique, style, tone-color, dynamics and phrasing. Lecture 2, hours. Prerequisite: Music 161 or one year of piano experience. Note: This course may be taken 2 times; a maximum of 4 units may be earned. It is recommended that the student has a piano available for practice and expect to practice one (1) hour a day. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

163 Piano Workshop (1 Unit)

Music 163 is for advanced students who can benefit from individual study and supervised practice time. Piano Lab allows students to study solo repertoire, accompanying, ensemble playing, sight-reading, and improvisation. Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 1 hour. Prerequisite: Music 161 or equivalent. Note: This course may be taken 4 times; a maximum of 4 units may be earned. (Prior to Fall 1991, Music 163 was Piano IV.) Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

170 Music Theater Workshop (3 Units)

Music 170 is designed to provide training and experience in the art of musical theater. Performance of a major production is the objective of the course. Students have the opportunity to participate in the rehearsals and development of performances. Course work provides experience in the techniques of stage ensemble, acting, technical stage, costuming, and makeup. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: Ability to sing with good pitch and acceptable vocal quality. Note: Auditions are held for all roles. This course may be taken 4 times; a maximum of 12 units may be earned. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

171 Commercial Music (3 Units)

Music 171 offers prospective musicians an introduction into the many vocational aspects of their field. It is designed to provide a basic understanding of such essentials as fields of commercial music, employment opportunities, seeking employment, copyright law, typical financial transactions, modern recording procedures. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: None. Transfer credit: CSU

175 Synthesizer- Electronic Music (3 Units)

Music 175 is a study of the music synthesizer and electronic music through discussion of the history and literature and the practical use of electronic instruments. Instruction 3 hours, directed practice by arrangement 3 hours. Prerequisite: None.

176 Popular Songwriting (3 Units)

Music 176 is for students who have a basic knowledge of music and music notation. Students learn how the components of lyrics, melody and chords fit together within the verses, chorus and bridge of a popular song. In addition, students develop and awareness of the stylistic traits that distinguish different types of popular music. Students are also introduced to the relevant aspects of the music publishing industry, including copyright law. Prerequisite: Music 101 or equivalent. Note: Music 176 is designed for students who have a basic knowledge of music and music notation. During the semester, students are required to write songs in different styles. Students must be able to perform their compositions, and have the necessary skills to make simple audio recordings of their songs for in-class presentation.

177 Music Recording and Notation (3 Units)

Music 177 is a course that offers and introduction to the computer software used for multi-track recording and music notation. Multi-track recording and music notation are essential skills which musicians need to function in today's creative world. Students first learn how both skills were practiced before the era of desktop computers. Students then learn how to use music software to capture their creative ideas through the basic principals of multi-track recording and how to use notation software to display their ideas as readable music. Lecture 3 Hours. Prerequisite: None. Transfer Credit: CSU 

178 Music Recording and Sequencing (3 Units)

Music 178 is an intensive survey of advanced software-Based techniques in digital audio and Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) recording and sequencing. Advanced techniques in signal processing, multi-tracking and mastering will be applied to compositional projects. Students will learn how to create, edit, produce, and burn their own music CDs. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: Music 177 or equivalent. Transfer Credit: CSU

230 Chorus (1/2 - 1 Unit)

Music 230 is a beginning course in the appreciation and performance of standard choral literature, with special emphasis on principles of part singing, vocal control, interpretation, diction, phrasing, and breath control. Public performances may be required. Performance 3 hours. Prerequisite: None. Note: An audition is required. This course may be taken 4 times; a maximum of 4 units may be earned. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

231 College Choir (1/2 - 1 Unit)

Music 231 is a beginning course in the appreciation and performance of advanced choral literature, with special emphasis on principles of part singing, vocal control, interpretation, diction, phrasing, and breath control. Public performances may be required. Performance 3 hours. Prerequisite: Music 135 or equivalent. Note: Students must demonstrate the ability to match pitches and maintain steady rhythm. An audition may be required. This course may be taken 4 times; a maximum of 4 units may be earned. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

232 Chamber Chorale: WINTER PRODUCTIONS (1/2 - 1 Unit)

Music 232 is a course in the appreciation and performance of choral literature written for treble voices. Emphasis is placed on music written prior to 1800 and appropriate seasonal literature. Public performance is required. Performance 3 hours. Prerequisite: None. Note: Students must demonstrate the ability to match pitches and maintain steady rhythm. An audition is required. This course may be taken 4 times; a maximum of 4 units may be earned. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

233 Chamber Chorale: FESTIVAL (1/2 - 1 Unit)

Music 233 is a course in the appreciation and performance of choral literature written for treble voices. Emphasis is placed on music written after 1800 and other art music suitable for performance at adjudicated festivals. Public performance is required. Performance 3 hours. Prerequisite: None. Note: An audition is required. Students must have the ability to match pitches and maintain a steady rhythm. This course may be taken 4 times; a maximum of 4 units may be earned. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

234 Concert Singers: MADRIGAL FEASTE (1/2 - 1 Unit)

Music 234 is a course in the appreciation and performance of traditional choral literature. Emphasis is placed on music composed prior to 1700. Public performance is required. Performance 3 hours. Prerequisite: None. Note: An audition is required. Students must demonstrate the ability to match pitches and maintain steady rhythm. This course may be taken 4 times; a maximum of 4 units may be earned. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

235 Concert Singers: MASTERWORKS (1/2 - 1 Unit)

Music 235 is a course in the appreciation and performance of large-scale choral masterworks composed with orchestral or instrumental ensemble accompaniment. Emphasis is placed on music composed after 1600. Public performance is required. Performance 3 hours. Prerequisite: None. Note: An audition is required. Students must demonstrate the ability to match pitches and maintain steady rhythm. This course may be taken 4 times; a maximum of 4 units may be earned. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

236 Vocal Ensemble: HOLIDAY REVIEW (1/2 - 1 Unit)

Music 236 is the study and performance of choral literature composed for small vocal ensembles. Vocal music in both popular and jazz idioms is studied. Traditional seasonal music is emphasized. Some of the music may be choreographed. Performance 3 hours. Prerequisite: None. Note: An audition is required. Membership in other performance groups may be required. This course may be taken 4 times; a maximum of 4 units may be earned. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

237 Vocal Ensemble: JAZZ / SHOW (1/2 - 1 Unit)

Music 237 is the study and performance of choral literature composed for small vocal ensembles. Vocal music in both show (popular) and jazz idioms is studied. Some of the music may be choreographed. Performance 3 hours. Prerequisite: None. Note: An audition is required. Membership in other performance groups may be required. This course may be taken 4 times; a maximum of 4 units may be earned. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

238 Choralography (1/2 - 1 Unit)

Music 238 is the study and performance of movement for choral literature composed for small vocal ensembles. Vocal music in both popular and jazz idioms is studied in this course. Some traditional seasonal music is also studied. Emphasis is placed on movement that is appropriate for the choral singer. Performance 3 hours. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: Music 236 or 237. Note: An audition is required. Membership in other performance groups may be required. This course may be taken 4 times; a maximum of 4 units may be earned. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

239 Tour Choir (1/2 - 1 Unit)

Music 239 is a course which offers singers the opportunity to travel and perform choral masterworks in the great performance halls and churches of the world. Emphasis is placed on a combination of American literature and on the literature of the countries that are visited on the tour. All solo material is performed by members of the tour choir. Performance 3 hours. Prerequisite: None. Note: An audition may be required. Students must demonstrate good musicianship, be able to sing on pitch, maintain steady rhythm and display a sensitivity to choral blending of voices. This course may be taken 4 times; a maximum of 4 units may be earned. See instructor for estimated cost. Transfer credit: CSU

240 Concert Singers: Holiday Concert (1/2 - 1 Unit)

Music 240 is a course in the appreciation and performance of traditional choral literature. Emphasis is placed on non-orchestral music composed for the winter holiday season. Public performance is required. Performance 3 hours. Prerequisite: None. Note: An audition may be required. Students must demonstrate the ability to match pitches and maintain steady rhythm. This course may be taken 4 times; a maximum of 4 units may be earned. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

241 Concert Singer: Traditional (1/2 - 1 Unit)

Music 241 is a course in the appreciation and performance of traditional choral and small- scale choral literature from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras. Both a cappella and keyboard- accompanied literature will be studied. Emphasis is placed on music composed before the 20th century. Public performance is required. Performance 3 hours. Prerequisite: None. Note: students spend 8 hours outside of class at off- campus rehearsals and scheduled performance. Students must pitches and maintain steady rhythm. An audition is required. This course may be taken 4 times: a maximum of 4 units may be earned. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

242 Concert Singers: Contemporary (1/2 - 1 Unit)

Music 242 is a course in the appreciation and performance of contemporary choral literature. Emphasis is placed on music composed during the 20th and 21st centuries. Public performance is required. Performance 3 hours. Prerequisite: None. Note: students spend 8 hours outside of class at off- campus rehearsals and scheduled performance. Students must pitches and maintain steady rhythm. An audition is required. This course may be taken 4 times: a maximum of 4 units may be earned. Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC


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