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MUSC 100FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC5.0 CRH   S, F, W, Sp

Introduces the language of music through performance, music reading, and music writing. Introduces basic keyboard and guitar skills. No prior musical background, skills, or

prerequisites are required. Students do not need to own a piano or guitar to take this class. Prerequisite: None


MUSC 101THEORY AND MUSICIANSHIP I5.0 CRH   F

Introduces the discipline of music theory. Focuses on the fundamentals of musical notation such as pitches, clefs, accidentals, rhythmic values, key signatures, time signatures, and dynamic markings. Introduces intervals, transposition, triads and their inversions, Roman numeral analysis, macro analysis, figured bass notation, cadences, and elements of melodic organization.

Prerequisite:The ability to read music and/or play an instrument. Concurrent enrollment in MUSC 111 is required.


MUSC 102THEORY AND MUSICIANSHIP II5.0 CRH   W

Continues studies in the discipline of music theory. Focuses on musical texture and textural reduction, species counterpoint, voice leading in the 4-part chorale, harmonic progressions, harmonic rhythm, and the dominant 7th chord.

Prerequisite: MUSC 101 Concurrent requirement: MUSC 112


MUSC 103THEORY AND MUSICIANSHIP III5.0 CRH   Sp

Furthers studies in the discipline of music theory. Focuses on leading-tone 7th chords, non-dominant 7th chords, secondary dominant and secondary leading-tone chords, modulation, basic two-part (binary) form, and basic three part (ternary) form.

Prerequisite: MUSC 102 Concurrent requirement: MUSC 113


MUSC&105MUSIC APPRECIATION5.0 CRH   S, F, W, Sp

Examines the development of Western European music throughout history, beginning with the Fall of the Roman Empire through present day. Students will become acquainted with the musical characteristics/styles, composers and music linked to each of the historical time periods, and explore the evolution of music through such elements. This course is designed for general college students and/or music majors and fulfills the requirements of the AA-DTA Humanities distribution list.

Prerequisites: None.


MUSC 106KEYBOARD SKILLS I1.0 CRE   F

Introduces basic piano skills in a lab setting comprising group instruction, one-on-one instruction, individual practice, and performance. "Keyboard skills" courses are intended for music majors, while "Group Piano Instruction" is intended for non-majors.

Prerequisite: None


MUSC 107KEYBOARD SKILLS II1.0 CRE   W

Reinforces basic piano skills in a lab setting comprising group instruction, one-on-one instruction, individual practice, and performance. "Keyboard skills" courses are intended for music majors, while "Group Piano Instruction" is intended for non-majors.

Prerequisite: MUSC 106 with a grade of C or higher or instructor permission.


MUSC 108KEYBOARD SKILLS III1.0 CRE   Sp

Further reinforces basic piano skills in a lab setting comprising group instruction, one-on-one instruction, individual practice, and performance. "Keyboard skills" courses are intended for music majors, while "Group Piano Instruction" is intended for non-majors.

Prerequisite: MUSC 107 with a grade of C or higher or instructor permission.


MUSC 111EAR TRAINING I1.0 CRE   F

Supplements the musicianship portion of the MUSC 101 coursework. Introduces the major solfege system and the art of sight singing in general, focusing on step-wise melodies with simple meters in major keys. Introduces the art of music dictation, or the ability to notate music upon hearing it, by focusing on intervals (pitch pairs), as well as rhythms and melodies in simple meters.

Prerequisite: None


MUSC 112EAR TRAINING II1.0 CRE   W

Supplements the musicianship portion of the MUSC 102 coursework. Reinforces the major solfege system and introduces sight singing melodies with skips on the tonic triad in compound meters. Broadens music dictation skills by focusing on increasingly wider intervals (pitch pairs), as well as more complex melodies and rhythms in simple meter with beamed 8th notes and dotted notes.

Prerequisite: MUSC 111 Concurrent requirement: MUSC 102


MUSC 113EAR TRAINING III1.0 CRE   Sp

Supplements the musicianship portion of the MUSC 103 coursework. Introduces the minor solfege system and explores sight singing melodies with skips on the dominant triad in a variety of meters. Explores increasingly advanced music dictation by focusing on sets of intervals (pitch groups) and the notation of rhythms and melodies in compound meters with beamed 8th and 16th notes.

Prerequisite: MUSC 112 Concurrent requirement: MUSC 103


MUSC 115GROUP PIANO INSTRUCTION2.0 CRRE  

Introduces the skills of piano performance and music reading in a lab setting comprising group instruction, one-on-one instruction, individual practice, and performance. No prior musical background, skills, or

prerequisites are required. "Keyboard Skills" courses are intended for music majors, while "Group Piano Instruction" is intended for non-majors. This course may be repeated for credit up to six times. Prerequisite: None


MUSC 117MUSIC CULTURES OF THE WORLD:DIV5.0 CRH   DSp

Examines the vast array of musical styles from around the world. This course focuses on representative music of the non-Western world, and touches on the influence of World music in America, with an emphasis on the cultural background of each genre.

Prerequisite: None


MUSC 119AMERICAN MUSIC:DIV5.0 CRH   DS, F

Examines the development of American popular music from its European and early American influences, to the present with an emphasis on the cultural context of specific genres. This course focuses on the most influential performers, recording artists, producers and labels in the United States.

Prerequisite: None


MUSC 121BEGINNING GUITAR2.0 CRE   PS, F, W, Sp

Presents musical rudiments which include melody, rhythm, notes, scales, intervals, chords and simple exercises in improvisation for those who want basic guitar skills. Students will perform with the class and in a duo with a class member.

Prerequisite: Instructor permission


MUSC 130JAZZ ENSEMBLE2.0 CRH   PF, W, Sp

Preparation and performance of literature from the jazz idiom appropriate from small to large jazz ensemble for required on and off campus concerts. Jazz literature from the swing era to the present will include bebop, rock, funk, fusion and blues. Prior knowledge of jazz improvisation not required. Open to trumpet, trombone, all saxaphone, drum, bass, and guitar players with strong musical skills and good music reading abilities. This course may be repeated for credit up to seven quarters.

Prerequisite: Audition or approval by instructor.


MUSC 134STRING CHAMBER MUSIC1.0 CRH   PF, W, Sp

Rehearsal and performance of string chamber music. Participants receive weekly instruction in small ensemble performance, musicianship, and string instrument technique. Activities of this ensemble may include performance for concerts, events on campus, and events in the community. Course may be repeated up to six times.

Prerequisite: Instructor permission


MUSC 135ORCHESTRA1.0 CRH   P

Offers participation in the Southwest Washington Symphony, a student/community orchestra, which rehearses and performs standard symphonic literature. Admission is by audition. The course may be repeated for credit up to seven quarters.

Prerequisite: Instructor permission


MUSC 141CONCERT CHOIR I2.0 CR   F, W, Sp

Introduces students to the fundamental techniques and principles of integrating voice and music in an ensemble setting. Students will perform music in a variety of languages, from various genres, eras and styles, ranging from Masterworks to Musical Theatre. Ensemble will perform a minimum of 1 concert per quarter, and all performances are mandatory. This course is designed for Music majors looking to transfer and complete a four-year degree in music; or for those students desiring to participate in a choral ensemble. Transfers to baccalaureates as an Elective or a Humanities credit.

Prerequisites: Instructor permission.


MUSC 142CONCERT CHOIR II2.0 CR   F, W, Sp

Identifies fundamental techniques and principles of integrating voice and music in an ensemble setting. Students will perform music in a variety of languages, from various genres, eras and styles, ranging from Masterworks to Musical Theatre. Ensemble will perform a minimum of 1 concert per quarter, and all performances are mandatory. This course will transfer to any four year institution as an Elective or a Humanities credit.

Prerequisites: MUSC 141 or instructor permission.


MUSC 143CONCERT CHOIR III2.0 CR   F, W, Sp

Explores fundamental techniques and principles of integrating voice and music in an ensemble setting. Students will perform music in a variety of languages, from various genres, eras and styles, ranging from Masterworks to Musical Theatre. Ensemble will perform a minimum of 1 concert per quarter, and all performances are mandatory. This course will transfer to any four year institution as an Elective or a Humanities credit. Prequisites:MUSC 142 or instructor permission.


MUSC 145BEGINNING VOICE2.0 CRH   F, W, Sp

Introduces the art of singing, with focus on the development of healthy, efficient vocal production (breath support, vowel alignment, range extension, tone color), diction, song interpretation and performance etiquette. Students will become familiar with the structure and mechanics of the voice through study, discussion, practice and solo performances. Provides students with the skills needed to prepare and perform vocal literature.

Prerequisite: None


MUSC 150SYMPHONIC BAND2.0 CRH   PF, W, Sp

Rehearsal and performance of symphonic band literature. Participants receive weekly instruction in musicianship and large ensemble performance. Activities of this course may include performance in concerts, commencement, other campus events, and events in the community. Course may be repeated up to seven times for credit. Prerequisites: Instructor permission

Prerequisites: Instructor permission Concurrent requirements: MUSC 176/276 Individual Instruction (was MUSC 126/226)

Concurrent requirements: MUSC 176/276 Individual Instruction (was MUSC 126/226)


MUSC 151BELLA VOCE CHOIR I2.0 CR   F, W, Sp

Introduces the fundamental techniques and principles of integrating voice, music and showmanship in small performance choir. Students will memorize and perform music from a variety of styles ranging from Broadway & Contemporary to Jazz & Classical music with an emphasis on a capella repertoire. The course will occasionally employ some choreography, blocking, and/or staging. Ensembles perform a minimum of 1 concert per quarter, as well as various community outreach performances. All performances are mandatory. This course will transfer to any four year institution as an Elective or a Humanities credit.

Prerequisites: Instructor permission.


MUSC 152BELLA VOCE CHOIR II2.0 CR   F, W, Sp

Demonstrates the fundamental techniques and principles of integrating voice, music and dance into a performance show choir. Students will sing (from memory) and perform beginner/intermediate choreography of music from a variety of styles ranging from Broadway and Jazz to Contemporary music. Ensembles perform a minimum of 1 concert per quarter, and all performances are mandatory. This course can be taken up to 2 times. This course will transfer to any four-year institution as an Elective or a Humanities credit.

Prerequisites: There are no perquisites for this course; students can step into the sequence at any time. Instructor permission required.


MUSC 153BELLA VOCE CHOIR III2.0 CR   F, W, Sp

Explores fundamental techniques and principles of integrating voice, music and showmanship in small performance choir. Students will memorize and perform music from a variety of styles ranging from Broadway & Contemporary to Jazz & Classical music with an emphasis on a capella repertoire. The course will occasionally employ some choreography, blocking, and/or staging. Ensembles perform a minimum of 1 concert per quarter, as well as various community outreach performances. All performances are mandatory. This course will transfer to any four year institution as an Elective or a Humanities credit.

Prerequisites: MUSC 152 and instructor permission.


MUSC 170JAZZ IMPROVISATION2.0 CRE  

Instructs instrumental improvisation for dance combo, jazz ensemble, and accompaniment. Rhythm section, brass, and single reed instruments are emphasized.

Prerequisite: MUSC 101 or instructor permission.


MUSC 174JAM BAND 1012.0 CRE  

Explore and develop small group performance skills through a variety of genres, including rock/pop/blues with an emphasis on arrangement and composition. Vocalists and instrumentalists (drum, guitar, bass, keyboards, etc.) will form groups and arrange existing and original compositions. The course will culminate in a performance and recording. Proficiency in voice or instrument required.

Prerequisite: Instructor permission.


MUSC 176INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION I1.0 CRH   PF, W, Sp

Provides instrumental / vocal instruction. Acquire and refine musical techniques using developmentally appropriate repertoire.

Prerequisites: None


MUSC 177INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION II1.0 CRH   PW

Provides instrumental / vocal instruction. Acquire and refine musical techniques using developmentally appropriate repertoire.

Prerequisites: None


MUSC 178INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION III1.0 CRH   PSp

Provides instrumental / vocal instruction. Acquire and refine musical techniques using developmentally appropriate repertoire.

Prerequisites: None


MUSC 197REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE I5.0 CRE   S

Provides experience for students who participate in the LCC musical concerts, performances, and/or productions not associated with current enrollment in a music course. This includes both instrumental and vocal performers, composers, designers, accompanists, and technical and support personnel. Students must successfully complete the rehearsal process through the final performance.

Prerequisite: Instructor permission.


MUSC 206KEYBOARD SKILLS IV1.0 CRE   F

Introduces intermediate piano skills in a lab setting comprising group instruction, one-on-one instruction, individual practice, and performance. "Keyboard skills" courses are intended for music majors, while "Group Piano Instruction" is intended for non-majors.

Prerequisite: MUSC 108 with a grade of C or higher or instructor permission.


MUSC 207KEYBOARD SKILLS V1.0 CRE   W

Reinforces intermediate piano skills in a lab setting comprising group instruction, one-on-one instruction, individual practice, and performance. "Keyboard skills" courses are intended for music majors, while "Group Piano Instruction" is intended for non-majors.

Prerequisite: MUSC 206 with a grade of C or higher or instructor permission.


MUSC 208KEYBOARD SKILLS VI1.0 CRE   Sp

Further reinforces intermediate piano skills in a lab setting comprising group instruction, one-on-one instruction, individual practice, and performance. "Keyboard skills" courses are intended for music majors, while "Group Piano Instruction" is intended for non-majors.

Prerequisite: MUSC 207 with a grade of C or higher or instructor permission.


MUSC 209THE BLUES CULTURE:DIV5.0 CRH   DW

Examines the uniquely African-American musical development of the Blues from its roots in work-songs to its influence on Rock and Roll, Jazz and popular music as a whole. This course focuses on the chronology and cultural context of the Blues.

Prerequisite: None


MUSC 222OPERA WORKSHOP2.0 CRH   PW

Provides intermediate to advanced singers an opportunity to perform opera, operetta and musical theatre scenes, and at the same time, develop their singing, acting, and stage movement skills. Students will memorize and perform staged solos, duets, and small ensembles in a Variety of languages and will be expected, with coaching, to interpret and portray the content of each piece regardless of language. This course may be taken up to 6 times.

Prerequisite: Instructor permission


MUSC 241CONCERT CHOIR IV2.0 CR   F, W, Sp

Demonstrates fundamental techniques and principles of integrating voice and music in an ensemble setting. Students will perform music in a variety of languages, from various genres, eras and styles, ranging from Masterworks to Musical Theatre. Ensemble will perform a minimum of 1 concert per quarter, and all performances are mandatory. This course will transfer to any four year institution as an Elective or a Humanities credit.

Prerequisites: MUSC 143 or instructor permission.


MUSC 242CONCERT CHOIR V2.0 CR   F, W, Sp

Examines fundamental techniques and principles of integrating voice and music in an ensemble setting. Students will perform music in a variety of languages, from various genres, eras and styles, ranging from Masterworks to Musical Theatre. Ensemble will perform a minimum of 1 concert per quarter, and all performances are mandatory. This course will transfer to any four year institution as an Elective or a Humanities credit.

Prerequisites: MUSC 241 or instructor permission.


MUSC 243CONCERT CHOIR VI2.0 CR   F, W, Sp

Refines fundamental techniques and principles of integrating voice and music in an ensemble setting. Students will perform music in a variety of languages, from various genres, eras and styles, ranging from Masterworks to Musical Theatre. Ensemble will perform a minimum of 1 concert per quarter, and all performances are mandatory. This course will transfer to any four year institution as an Elective or a Humanities credit.

Prerequisites: MUSC 242 or instructor permission.


MUSC 251BELLA VOCE CHOIR IV2.0 CR   F, W, Sp

Introduces the fundamental techniques and principles of integrating voice, music and showmanship in small performance choir. Students will memorize and perform music from a variety of styles ranging from Broadway & Contemporary to Jazz & Classical music with an emphasis on a capella repertoire. The course will occasionally employ some choreography, blocking, and/or staging. Ensembles perform a minimum of 1 concert per quarter, as well as various community outreach performances. All performances are mandatory. This course will transfer to any four year institution as an Elective or a Humanities credit.

Prerequisites: MUSC 153 and instructor permission.


MUSC 252BELLA VOCE CHOIR V2.0 CR   F, W, Sp

Introduces the fundamental techniques and principles of integrating voice, music and showmanship in small performance choir. Students will memorize and perform music from a variety of styles ranging from Broadway & Contemporary to Jazz & Classical music with an emphasis on a capella repertoire. The course will occasionally employ some choreography, blocking, and/or staging. Ensembles perform a minimum of 1 concert per quarter, as well as various community outreach performances. All performances are mandatory. This course will transfer to any four year institution as an Elective or a Humanities credit.

Prerequisites: MUSC 251 and instructor permission.


MUSC 253BELLA VOCE CHOIR VI2.0 CR   F, W, Sp

Refines fundamental techniques and principles of integrating voice, music and showmanship in small performance choir. Students will memorize and perform music from a variety of styles ranging from Broadway & Contemporary to Jazz & Classical music with an emphasis on a capella repertoire. The course will occasionally employ some choreography, blocking, and/or staging. Ensembles perform a minimum of 1 concert per quarter, as well as various community outreach performances. All performances are mandatory. This course will transfer to any four year institution as an Elective or a Humanities credit.

Prerequisites: MUSC 252 and instructor permission.


MUSC 276INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION IV1.0 CRH   PF

Provides instrumental / vocal instruction. Acquire and refine musical techniques using developmentally appropriate repertoire.

Prerequisites: MUSC 176, 177, or 178.


MUSC 277INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION V1.0 CRH   PW

Provides instrumental / vocal instruction. Acquire and refine musical techniques using developmentally appropriate repertoire.

Prerequisites: MUSC 176, 177, or 178.


MUSC 278INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION VI1.0 CRH   PSp

Provides instrumental / vocal instruction. Acquire and refine musical techniques using developmentally appropriate repertoire.

Prerequisites: MUSC 176, 177, or 178.


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