Course Descriptions
 

(MUSI) Lecture, (MUEN) Ensemble, (MUAP) Applied Lessons

MUEN 1121. Ensemble—Pioneer Band.                                                     1:0:4

Concert band, marching band, campus band, laboratory band (jazz/stage), symphony or orchestra group.  This is the first semester of large instrumental ensemble.  Prerequisite: Open to any college student who has had at least three years of high-school band experience. [Offered fall semesters.]

MUEN 1122. Ensemble—Pioneer Band.                                                     1:0:4

Concert band, marching band, campus band, laboratory band (jazz/stage), symphony or orchestra group.  This is the second semester of large instrumental ensemble. Prerequisite: Open to any college student who has had at least three years of high-school band experience. [Offered spring semesters.]

MUEN 1131. Ensemble—Jazz Band.                                                           1:0:3

Emphasis on performing music from all the stylistic periods of jazz. Includes general jazz history and basic jazz improvisation. This is the first semester of small instrumental ensemble. Prerequisite: Admission by audition. [Offered fall semesters.]

MUEN 1132. Ensemble—Jazz Band.                                                           1:0:3

Emphasis on performing music from all the stylistic periods of jazz. Includes general jazz history and basic jazz improvisation. This is the second semester of small instrumental ensemble. Prerequisite: Admission by audition. [Offered spring semesters.]

MUEN 1141. Ensemble—WCJC Choir.                                                      1:0:4

Any major choral group, campus choir, chorus, or swing choir.  This is the first semester of this large vocal ensemble.  Prerequisite: Approval of Instructor [Offered fall semesters.]

MUEN 1142. Ensemble—WCJC Choir.                                                      1:0:4

Any major choral group, campus choir, chorus, or swing choir.  This is the first semester of this large vocal ensemble.  Prerequisite: Approval of Instructor [Offered spring semesters.]

MUEN 1151. Ensemble Chamber Singers.                                                  1:0:3

Vocal ensemble, glee club, madrigals, or small swing choir.  This is the first semester of small vocal ensemble.  Prerequisites: Admission by audition   [Offered fall semesters.]

MUEN 1152. Ensemble Chamber Singers.                                                  1:0:3

Vocal ensemble, glee club, madrigals, or small swing choir.  This is the second semester of small vocal ensemble.  Prerequisites: Admission by audition   [Offered spring semesters.]

MUEN 2121. Ensemble—Pioneer Band.                                                     1:0:4

Concert band, marching band, campus band, laboratory band (jazz/stage), symphony or orchestra group.  This is the third semester of large instrumental ensemble.  Prerequisite: Open to any college student who has had at least three years of high-school band experience. [Offered fall semesters.]

MUEN 2122. Ensemble—Pioneer Band.                                                     1:0:4

Concert band, marching band, campus band, laboratory band (jazz/stage), symphony or orchestra group.  This is the third semester of large instrumental ensemble.  Prerequisite: Open to any college student who has had at least three years of high-school band experience. [Offered spring semesters.]

MUEN 2131. Ensemble—Jazz Band.                                                           1:0:3

Emphasis on performing music from all the stylistic periods of jazz. Includes general jazz history and basic jazz improvisation. This is the third semester of small instrumental ensemble. Prerequisite: Admission by audition. [Offered fall semesters.]

MUEN 2132. Ensemble—Jazz Band.                                                           1:0:3

Emphasis on performing music from all the stylistic periods of jazz. Includes general jazz history and basic jazz improvisation. This is the fourth semester of small instrumental ensemble. Prerequisite: Admission by audition. [Offered spring semesters.]

MUEN 2141. Ensemble—WCJC Choir.                                                      1:0:4

Any major choral group, campus choir, chorus, or swing choir.  This is the third semester of this large vocal ensemble.  Prerequisite: Approval of Instructor [Offered fall semesters.]

MUEN 2142. Ensemble—WCJC Choir.                                                      1:0:4

Any major choral group, campus choir, chorus, or swing choir.  This is the fourth semester of this large vocal ensemble.  Prerequisite: Approval of Instructor [Offered spring semesters.]

MUEN 2151. Ensemble Chamber Singers.                                                  1:0:3

Vocal ensemble, glee club, madrigals, or small swing choir.  This is the third semester of small vocal ensemble.  Prerequisites: Admission by audition   [Offered fall semesters.]

MUEN 2152. Ensemble Chamber Singers.                                                  1:0:3

Vocal ensemble, glee club, madrigals, or small swing choir.  This is the fourth semester of small vocal ensemble.  Prerequisites: Admission by audition   [Offered spring semesters.] 

MUSI 1116. Sight Singing and Ear Training I.                                 1:1:1

Singing tonal music in treble, bass, alto, and tenor clefs. Aural study, including dictation, of rhythm, melody, and diatonic harmony. Coordinated with materials in MUSI 1311.Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in MUSI 1311.

MUSI 1117. Sight Singing and Ear Training II.                                 1:1:1

Singing tonal music in treble, bass, alto, and tenor clefs. Aural study, including dictation, of rhythm, melody, and diatonic harmony. Coordinated with materials in MUSI 1312. Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in MUSI 1312.

MUSI 1181. Class Piano I.                                                               1:0:3

Class instruction in the fundamentals of keyboard technique for beginning piano students. Prerequisite: Student must be a music major. [Offered fall semesters.]

MUSI 1182. Class Piano II.                                                                1:0:3

Class instruction in the fundamentals of keyboard technique for beginning piano students. Prerequisite: Student must be a music major. [Offered fall semesters.]

MUSI 1306. Music Appreciation. (Core 050)                                        3:3:0

Understanding music through the study of cultural periods, major composers, and musical elements.  Illustrated with audio recordings and live performances (does not apply to a music major degree). Prerequisite: THEA reading requirement met. [Offered fall and spring semesters.]

MUSI 1307. Music Literature. (Core 050)                                        3:3:0

Survey of the principal musical forms and cultural periods as illustrated in the literature of major composers. Prerequisites:  TSI satisfied in reading and writing.

MUSI 1310. American Music. (Core 050)                                               3:3:0

General survey of various styles of music in America.  Topics may include jazz, ragtime, folk, rock, and contemporary art music. Prerequisite: THEA reading requirement met.

MUSI 1311. Music Theory I.                                                                     3:3:0 

Analysis and writing of tonal melody and diatonic harmony up to and including chords.  Analysis and writing of small compositional forms.  Correlated study at the keyboard.  Pre-Requisites:  Music major.  Concurrent enrollment in MUSI 1116.  [Offered fall semesters.]

MUSI 1312. Music Theory II.                                                                    3:3:0      

Continuation of MUSI 1311, analysis and writing of tonal melody and diatonic harmony up to and including the chords.  Analysis and writing of small composition forms.  Prerequisites:  Grade of "C" or better in MUSI 1311.   Concurrent enrollment in MUSI 1117 [Offered spring semesters.]              

MUSI 2116. Sight Singing and Ear Training III.                                         1:1:1

Singing more difficult tonal music including modal, ethnic, and 20th century materials. Aural study, including dictation of more complex rhythm, melody, chromatic harmony, and extended tertian structures.Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in MUSI 2311.

MUSI 2117. Sight Singing and Ear Training IV.                                         1:1:1

Singing more difficult tonal music including modal, ethnic, and 20th century materials. Aural study, including dictation of more complex rhythm, melody, chromatic harmony, and extended tertian structures.Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in MUSI 2312.

MUSI 2181. Class Piano III.                                                                1:0:3

Class instruction in the fundamentals of keyboard technique for beginning piano students. Prerequisite: Student must be a music major. [Offered fall semesters.]

MUSI 2182. Class Piano IV.                                                                1:0:3

Class instruction in the fundamentals of keyboard technique for beginning piano students. Prerequisite: Student must be a music major. [Offered fall semesters.]                  

MUSI 2311. Music Theory III.                                                                                 3:3:0 

Advanced harmony part writing and keyboard analysis and writing of more advanced tonal harmony including chromaticism and extended tertian structures.  Introduction to 20th century compositional procedures and survey of the traditional large forms of composition.  Correlated study at the keyboard. Prerequisites: Grade C or better in MUSI 1312.

MUSI 2312. Music Theory IV.                                                                                 3:3:0 

Advanced harmony part writing and keyboard analysis and writing of more advanced tonal harmony including chromaticism and extended tertian structures.  Introduction to 20th century compositional procedures and survey of the traditional large forms of composition.  Correlated study at the keyboard.Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in MUSI 2311. Concurrent registration in MUSI 2217. [Offered spring semester.]

MUSIC (MUAP) Applied Music Courses

MUAP 1122. Applied Music—Woodwind.                                                2:2:0

Individual lessons in piccolo, flute, oboe, bassoon, and all clarinets and saxophones. Prerequisite: Music major or consent of department head. [Offered fall semesters.]

MUAP 1123. Applied Music—Woodwind.                                                2:2:0

Individual lessons in piccolo, flute, oboe, bassoon, and all clarinets and saxophones. Prerequisite: Music major or consent of department head. [Offered spring semesters.]

MUAP 1246. Applied Music—Brass.                                                        2:2:0

Individual lessons in French horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, and tuba. Prerequisite: Music major or consent of department head. [Offered fall semesters.]

MUAP 1247. Applied Music—Brass.                                                        2:2:0

Individual lessons in French horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, and tuba. Prerequisite: Music major or consent of department head. [Offered spring semesters.]

MUAP 1260. Applied Music—Percussion.                                              2:2:0

Individual lessons in all primary percussion instru­ments. Prerequisite: Music major or consent of department head. [Offered fall semesters.]

MUAP 1261. Applied Music—Percussion.                                              2:2:0

Individual lessons in all primary percussion instru­ments. Prerequisite: Music major or consent of department head. [Offered fall semesters.]

MUAP 1270. Applied Music—Piano (Private).                                                                            2:1:0

Individual lessons in piano. Prerequisites: Music Major or consent of Department Head

MUAP 1281. Applied Music—Voice (Private).                                              2:2:0

Individual lessons in voice. Prerequisites: Music Major or consent of Department Head. [Offered fall semesters.]

MUAP 1282. Applied Music—Voice (Private).                                              2:2:0

Individual lessons in voice. Prerequisites: Music Major or consent of Department Head. [Offered spring semesters.]

MUAP 2222. Applied Music—Woodwind.                                                  2:2:0

Individual lessons in piccolo, flute, oboe, bassoon, and all clarinets and saxophones. Prerequisite: Music major or consent of department head. [Offered fall semesters.]

MUAP 2223. Applied Music—Woodwind.                                                  2:2:0

Individual lessons in piccolo, flute, oboe, bassoon, and all clarinets and saxophones. Prerequisite: Music major or consent of department head. [Offered spring semesters.]

MUAP 2246. Applied Music—Brass.                                                        2:2:0

Individual lessons in French horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, and tuba. Prerequisite: Music major or consent of department head. [Offered fall semesters.]

MUAP 2247. Applied Music—Brass.                                                        2:2:0

Individual lessons in French horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, and tuba. Prerequisite: Music major or consent of department head. [Offered spring semesters.]

MUAP 2260. Applied Music—Percussion.                                              2:2:0

Individual lessons in all primary percussion instru­ments. Prerequisite: Music major or consent of department head. [Offered fall semesters.]

MUAP 2261. Applied Music—Percussion.                                              2:2:0

Individual lessons in all primary percussion instru­ments. Prerequisite: Music major or consent of department head. [Offered fall semesters.]

MUAP 2281. Applied Music—Voice (Private).                                              2:2:0

Individual lessons in voice. Prerequisites: Music Major or consent of Department Head. [Offered fall semesters.]

MUAP 2282. Applied Music—Voice (Private).                                              2:2:0

Individual lessons in voice. Prerequisites: Music Major or consent of Department Head. [Offered spring semesters.]

 

 

 

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