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MUSC& 105Music Appreciation5 CR HUMS, 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& 141Music Theory I5 CR ELEC, HUMF

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.

Prerequisites: The ability to read music and/or play an instrument Concurrent requirements: Concurrent enrollment in Ear Training I (MUSC 111) is required.


MUSC& 142Music Theory II5 CR HUMF

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.

Prerequisites: MUSC& 141 Concurrent requirements: Concurrent enrollment in Ear Training II (MUSC 112) is required.


MUSC& 143Music Theory III5 CR HUM, ELECSp

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.

Prerequisites: MUSC& 142 Concurrent requirements: Concurrent enrollment in Ear Training III (MUSC 113) is required.


MUSC& 241Music Theory IV5 CR HUMF

In continuation of a six-quarter music theory sequence, this course expands upon concepts covered in prior quarters. Students will strengthen their knowledge of secondary dominants, leading-tone chords, modulation, and binary and ternary forms. Students will be introduced to increasingly chromatic pre-dominant chords, including modal mixture chords, neapolitan, and augmented 6th chords.

Prerequisites: Passing grade in MUSC& 143 (was MUSC 103), or instructor permission


MUSC& 242Music Theory V5 CR HUMW

In continuation of a six-quarter music theory sequence, this course expands upon concepts covered in prior quarters, including chromatic harmony, chromatic melodies, phrase structure, harmonic and structural analysis, and the role of these in the development of musical style. Students will gain mastery of standard Roman Numeral analysis through further understanding of chords such as neapolitan, augmented sixth, secondary dominants, and further chromatic harmonies. This course introduces several new musical forms, including Sonata, Rondo, Concerto, vocal forms, and popular music forms. Students will be introduced to aspects of form including primary, secondary, and closing theme groups, transitional material, and typical characteristics of exposition and development.

Prerequisites: Passing grade in MUSC& 241, or instructor permission


MUSC& 243Music Theory VI5 CR HUMSp

This course uses skills acquired over the prior five quarters to address post-tonal and popular music topics. Students will apply existing knowledge of harmonic analysis to popular traditions including jazz, blues, and contemporary popular music. This course introduces techniques for analysis and comprehension of post-tonal Western music, including pitch-set and pitch-class analysis, set ordering, and other post-tonal theoretical devices.

Prerequisites: Passing grade in MUSC& 242, or instructor permission


MUSC 100Fundamentals of Music5 CR HUMS, 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 106Keyboard Skills I1 CR ELEC, HUMF, W, Sp

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 CR ELEC, HUMF, W, Sp

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 CR ELEC, HUMF, W, 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 CR ELEC, PERFF

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 Concurrent requirement: MUSC& 141 (was MUSC 101)


MUSC 112Ear Training II1 CR ELEC, PERFW

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& 142 (was MUSC 102)


MUSC 113Ear Training III1 CR ELEC, PERFSp

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& 143 (was MUSC 103)


MUSC 115Group Piano Instruction2 CR ELEC, HUM, PERFF, W, Sp

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 CR DIV, HUMSp

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 CR DIV, HUMS, 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 121Concert Choir I2 CR ELEC, HUM, PERFF, 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.

Prerequisites: Instructor permission.


MUSC 122Concert Choir II2 CR ELEC, HUM, PERFF, 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.

Prerequisites: MUSC 121 (was MUSC 141) or instructor permission.


MUSC 123Concert Choir III2 CR ELEC, HUM, PERFF, 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. Prequisites: MUSC 122 (was MUSC 142) or instructor permission.


MUSC 130Jazz Ensemble2 CR HUM, PERFF, 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 saxophone, 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 131Beginning Guitar2 CR ELEC, HUM, PERFS, 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 132Intermediate Guitar2 CR ELEC, HUM, PERFF, W, Sp

Builds on the musical rudiments learned in Beginning Guitar which include melody, rhythm, notes, scales, intervals, chords and exercises in improvisation for those who want to move beyond their basic guitar skills. Students will perform with the class and in a duo with a class member.

Prerequisite: MUSC 131 or instructor permission.


MUSC 133Advanced Guitar2 CR ELEC, HUM, PERFF, W, Sp

Builds on the skills learned in Intermediate Guitar which include more advanced melody, rhythm, notes, scales, intervals, chords and exercises in improvisation for those who want to develop guitar skills beyond an intermediate level. Students will perform with the class and in a duo with a class member.

Prerequisite: MUSC 132 or instructor permission.


MUSC 134String Chamber Music1 CR ELEC, HUM, PERFF, 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 CR HUM, PERF

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 145Beginning Voice2 CR ELEC, HUMF, 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 CR ELEC, HUM, PERFF, 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 Concurrent requirements: MUSC 176/276 Individual Instruction


MUSC 151Bella Voce Choir I2 CR ELEC, HUM, PERFF, 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.

Prerequisites: Instructor permission.


MUSC 152Bella Voce Choir II2 CR ELEC, HUM, PERFF, W, Sp

Identifies 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.

Prerequisites: MUSC 151 and instructor permission.


MUSC 153Bella Voce Choir III2 CR ELEC, HUM, PERFF, 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.

Prerequisites: MUSC 152 and instructor permission.


MUSC 176Individual Instruction I1 CR ELEC, HUM, PERFF, W, Sp

Provides instrumental / vocal / composition instruction to acquire and refine musical techniques using skill level appropriate repertoire and materials.

Prerequisite: Instructor permission


MUSC 177Individual Instruction II1 CR ELEC, HUM, PERFF, W, Sp

Provides instrumental / vocal / composition instruction to acquire and refine musical techniques using skill level appropriate repertoire and materials.

Prerequisite: MUSC 176


MUSC 178Individual Instruction III1 CR ELEC, HUM, PERFF, W, Sp

Provides instrumental / vocal / composition instruction to acquire and refine musical techniques using developmentally appropriate repertoire and materials.

Prerequisite: MUSC 177


MUSC 206Keyboard Skills IV1 CR ELEC, HUMF, W, Sp

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 CR ELEC, HUMF, W, Sp

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 CR ELEC, HUMF, W, 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 CR DIV, HUMSp

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 221Concert Choir IV2 CR ELEC, HUM, PERFF, 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.

Prerequisites: MUSC 123 (was MUSC 143) or instructor permission.


MUSC 222Concert Choir V2 CR ELEC, PERF, HUMF, 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.

Prerequisites: MUSC 221 (was MUSC 241) or instructor permission.


MUSC 223Concert Choir VI2 CR ELEC, PERF, HUMF, 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.

Prerequisites: MUSC 222 (was MUSC 242) or instructor permission.


MUSC 251Bella Voce Choir IV2 CR PERF, ELEC, HUMF, 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.

Prerequisites: MUSC 153 and instructor permission.


MUSC 252Bella Voce Choir V2 CR PERF, ELEC, HUMF, 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.

Prerequisites: MUSC 251 and instructor permission.


MUSC 253Bella Voce Choir VI2 CR PERF, ELEC, HUMF, 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.

Prerequisites: MUSC 252 and instructor permission.


MUSC 276Individual Instruction IV1 CR ELEC, HUM, PERFF, W, Sp

Provides instrumental / vocal / composition instruction to acquire and refine musical techniques using developmentally appropriate repertoire and materials.

Prerequisite: MUSC 178


MUSC 277Individual Instruction V1 CR ELEC, HUM, PERFF, W, Sp

Provides instrumental / vocal / composition instruction to acquire and refine musical techniques using developmentally appropriate repertoire and materials.

Prerequisite: MUSC 276


MUSC 278Individual Instruction VI1 CR ELEC, HUM, PERFF, W, Sp

Provides instrumental / vocal / composition instruction to acquire and refine musical techniques using developmentally appropriate repertoire and materials.

Prerequisite: MUSC 277


MUSC 288Cooperative Work Experience1 CR - 15 CRF, W, Sp

Provides work-based learning experience in a specific program of study. Individualized student outcomes are developed, focusing on behaviors that contribute to workplace success.

Prerequisites: Instructor or Cooperative Education Coordinator permission Concurrent requirements: COLL 289 or BTEC 294 or BUS 294 or IT 294 must be taken prior to or concurrent with this course.


MUSC 299Independent Study1 CR - 10 CR

Offers individualized learning opportunities for knowledge or skill development. Content and expectations are established between the student and instructor, and documented in an Independent Study contract.

Prerequisites: By instructor permission only.


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