Courses

MUSC 107 Studio Ensemble: Guitar

Varying styles of an instrument's repertoire taught on intermediate and advanced levels in a group context. In addition to issues in ensemble playing unique to the instrument, the following is covered: effective execution, physical position, tone production and intonation, extended techniques.(May be repeated for credit. This course does not count for credit toward the music major or minor.) (1/4)Lecture-Laboratory: 1 hr/wk. 1/4 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2020 K. Hale
Spring 2021 K. Hale

MUSC 108 Mix Ensemble: Broadway Musical

Designed to allow collaboration between diverse instrments and/or voices (traditional or non-traditional musics). Instruction may cover, as appropriate to topic, various aspects of ensemble performance: e.g., effective technique and execution, ensemble and rehearsal skills, sight reading, improvisation, extended techniques, etc. Performance required. (May be repeated for credit. This course does not count for credit toward the music major or minor.) (1/4) 1/4 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments Permission.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2021 C. Hubbard

MUSC 109 Oriana Singers

This choir for women explores the Western sacred and secular choral tradition but also those of other cultures. Special attention is given to the development of vocal and music skills. Women can expect travel and collaboration with men's choirs when possible. (Entrance by audition only.) (1/4) Rehearsals: 3 hrs/wk. 1/4 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2020 J. Sandborg T/Th 4:30PM-6:00PM
Spring 2021 J. Sandborg T/Th 4:30PM-6:00PM

MUSC 111 Concert Choir

Training in a cappella and accompanied music from all style periods. (Students must participate in all performances unless excused by the director prior to the performance. May be repeated for credit.) Lecture-Laboratory: 4 hrs/wk. 1/4 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2020 J. Sandborg M/T/W/Th 6:00PM-7:00PM
Spring 2021 J. Sandborg M/T/W/Th 6:00PM-7:00PM

MUSC 112 Wind Ensemble

Experience in band literature. (Students must participate in all performances unless excused by the instructor. May be repeated for credit.) Rehearsals: 3 hrs/wk. 1/4 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2020 M. LaChance T/Th 7:30PM-9:00PM
Spring 2021 M. LaChance T/Th 7:30PM-9:00PM

MUSC 113 Jazz Ensemble

Experience in jazz instrumental and ensemble. (Students must participate in all performances unless excused by the instructor. May be repeated for credit.) Rehearsals: 3 hrs/wk. 1/4 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2020 M. LaChance M/W 7:30PM-9:00PM
Spring 2021 M. LaChance M/W 7:30PM-9:00PM

MUSC 150 Fundamentals of Music

Pitch and rhythm fundamentals: reading music notation, sight singing, reading chord charts. Focus on intervals, key signatures, scales, meter, and chords. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2020 G. Marsh M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

MUSC 251 Music Theory I

Diatonic harmony and voice leading; melodic harmonization and figured bass realization; basic species counterpoint; introduction to tonal theory, and harmonic analysis. Lecture: 3 hr/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments MUSC-150 or competency Take MUSC-251L

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2021 G. Marsh M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

MUSC 251L Music Theory I Lab

Diatonic part writing; melodic harmonization and figured bass realization; basic species counterpoint; introduction to tonal theory, harmonic analysis, and composing simple forms. Lecture: 1 hr/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk.

Pre-requisites/Comments Take MUSC-251

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2021 C. Hubbard T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM

MUSC 261 Music Hist I: Classical Antiqt

A course of study tracing the development of styles and genres in the canon of Western music from the ancient world to the end of the seventeenth century. 1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments MUSC-150 or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2020 J. Sandborg M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM

MUSC 262 Music Hist II:1700 to 1900

A continuation of Music 261, tracing the development of styles and genres in the canon of Western music produced during the eighteenth centuries. 1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments MUSC-261 or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2021 G. Marsh M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

MUSC 343 Advanced Projects Music Theory

Analysis of small and large forms; introduction to nineteenth-century harmonic practices; basic instrumentation and arranging for diverse ensembles. (1) 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments MUSC-252 or permission.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2021 M. LaChance M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM

MUSC 350 Music After 1900

Survey of Western music since Debussy with a focus on analytical techniques, including jazz and atonal theory. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments MUSC-252 or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2020 M. LaChance M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM