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MUSC 101: Music Fundamentals I

Credits: 5.0

Introduction to musical elements, including reading and writing notes and rhythms, major and minor scales and key signatures, intervals and triads. Ear training and piano skills are incorporated.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Identify and define common musical symbols and terms.  [REASON] 
  2. Identify and notate pitches on the staff- treble, alto, tenor and bass clefs.  [REASON] 
  3. Identify and write basic rhythms in simple and compound meters.  [REASON] 
  4. Construct major and minor scales.  [REASON] 
  5. Identify and notate all major and minor key signatures.  [REASON] 
  6. Identify and notate all diatonic simple intervals.  [REASON] 
  7. Identify/notate the following by ear: all simple intervals; major, natural minor, harmonic minor, and melodic minor scales; triads in root position; rhythms in simple time signatures; melodies on the first five notes of the major scale.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  8. Play the following on piano: Major scales and primary chords; short piano pieces (level to be determined by student and instructor).  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 102: Music Fundamentals II

Credits: 5.0

A continuation of MUSC 101. Individualized piano and theory study includes triad inversions, diatonic triads, seventh chords, harmonization and transposition. Prerequisite(s): MUSC 101 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate an intermediate fluency in the MUSC 101 course objectives.  [REASON] 
  2. Construct the following scale types using accidentals: Natural minor, harmonic minor, melodic minor.  [REASON] 
  3. Identify and notate inverted triads, five types of seventh chords in root position and diatonic triads.  [REASON] 
  4. Identify/notate by ear the five types of seventh chords in root position.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Play the following on piano: minor scales and primary chords.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 103: Music Fundamentals III

Credits: 5.0

A continuation of MUSC 101/102. Individualized piano and theory study. Goals to be set with instructor may include playing modes, scales and arpeggios, sight-reading, reading chord symbols, chord progressions at the keyboard. Prerequisite(s): MUSC 102 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate an advanced fluency in the MUSC 101 course objectives.  [REASON] 
  2. Construct the following scale types using accidentals: modes of major.  [REASON] 
  3. Identify and notate inverted triads, five types of seventh chords in inversion and inverted diatonic triads.  [REASON] 
  4. Identify/notate by ear the five types of seventh chords in root position and first inversion.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Play the following on piano: modes of the major scale and inverted diatonic triads.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC& 105: Music Appreciation: CD

Credits: 5.0

An introduction to the elements and vocabulary of music: an overview of the stylistic periods of Western civilization from the Baroque period to the 21st century through the use of text, a variety of musical examples and live performances.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate understanding of musical concepts and terminology of Western classical music.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Identify the contributions of the major composers of different styles and periods.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Aurally identify musical form, melody, texture, harmony and rhythm.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Relate music to aspects of culture within historical eras.  [REASON] 
  5. Apply knowledge, awareness, and/or skills to identify and analyze issues related to diversity.  [EXPLORE] 

MUSC 106: Survey of American Popular Music

Credits: 5.0

Study of popular music in the United States from minstrelsy to hip-hop. Style, musical forms, instruments, and lyrics are all discussed and analyzed. No prior knowledge of music is required.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Describe how national and international events shaped and influenced popular music in the United States.  [REASON] 
  2. Recall how various musical genres and styles led to the development of other musical styles.  [REASON] 
  3. Analyze the processes and institutions that popularize music.  [REASON] 
  4. Describe music using commonly accepted terminology.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Discuss how different cultures and sub-cultures influenced popular music over the past 150 years.  [EXPLORE] 
  6. Contrast and compare the most prominent figures in American popular music from the last 150 years.  [EXPLORE] 

MUSC 107: Survey of Jazz History: CD

Credits: 5.0

An overview of jazz styles from Civil War to the present, (including blues, ragtime, Dixieland, swing, bebop, cool, and fusion) and the social, ethnic, and economic factors that influenced the development of jazz.

Course Level Objectives

  1. List and describe the basic elements of music that are present in jazz.  [REASON] 
  2. List and describe the major stylistic features of each of the major eras of jazz history.  [REASON] 
  3. Describe the geographical and socioeconomic conditions that affected the development of jazz in America.  [REASON] 
  4. Identify, through excerpted listening, various styles of jazz music, including Dixieland, blues, ragtime, swing, bebop, cool, and other contemporary genres.  [REASON] 
  5. Articulate biographical knowledge of major contributors to each style of jazz.  [REASON] 
  6. Identify typical instrumentation for each style of jazz.  [REASON] 
  7. Describe the social inequities that existed due to prejudice, discrimination, gender and social class in the evolution of jazz.  [REASON] 
  8. Apply knowledge, awareness, and/or skills to identify and analyze issues related to diversity.  [EXPLORE] 

MUSC 111: Class Guitar

Credits: 2.0

Beginning through intermediate concepts of pop, folk, rock guitar styles. Improvisation on rock and blues patterns, basic chords, barre chords, and beginning tablature reading will be learned. Students must have a guitar, acoustic preferred.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Identify the parts of the guitar.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Tune the guitar.  [REASON] 
  3. Define and identify basic rhythms, scales and chords.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Demonstrate proper right and left hand technique.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Perform basic open and barre chords and chord progressions.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  6. Read basic to intermediate tablature, and identify block chords, arpeggiating chords, and scales.  [REASON] 
  7. Define the components of contemporary song form.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  8. Perform in basic guitar styles.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 112: Class Guitar

Credits: 2.0

Beginning through intermediate concepts of pop, folk, and rock guitar styles. Improvisation on rock and blues patterns, basic chords, barre chords, and beginning tablature reading will be learned. Students must have a guitar, acoustic preferred.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Identify the parts of the guitar.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Tune the guitar.  [REASON] 
  3. Define and identify advanced rhythms, scales and chords.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Demonstrate proper right and left hand technique.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Perform basic open and barre chords and chord progressions.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  6. Read advanced tablature, and identify block chords, arpeggiating chords, and scales.  [REASON] 
  7. Define the components of contemporary song form.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  8. Perform in basic guitar styles.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 113: Class Guitar

Credits: 2.0

Beginning through intermediate concepts of pop, folk, and rock guitar styles. Improvisation on rock and blues patterns, basic chords, barre chords, and beginning tablature reading will be learned. Students must have a guitar, acoustic preferred.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Identify the parts of the guitar.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Tune the guitar.  [REASON] 
  3. Define and identify basic rhythms, scales and chords.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Demonstrate proper right and left hand technique.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Perform basic open and barre chords and chord progressions.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  6. Read basic to intermediate tablature, and identify block chords, arpeggiating chords, and scales.  [REASON] 
  7. Define the components of contemporary song form.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  8. Perform in basic guitar styles.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 114: Class Piano

Credits: 2.0

Music reading and keyboard techniques from beginning through intermediate levels.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Read standard keyboard notation.  [REASON] 
  2. Perform music at the keyboard using proper technique.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Play keyboard in an ensemble environment.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 115: Class Piano

Credits: 2.0

Music reading and keyboard techniques from beginning through intermediate levels.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Read standard keyboard notation.  [REASON] 
  2. Perform music at the keyboard using proper technique.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Play keyboard in an ensemble environment.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 116: Class Piano

Credits: 2.0

Music reading and keyboard techniques from beginning through intermediate levels.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Read standard keyboard notation.  [REASON] 
  2. Perform music at the keyboard using proper technique.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Play keyboard in an ensemble environment.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 117: Class Voice

Credits: 2.0

Study of beginning through intermediate concepts of techniques, including breath control, tone quality, diction, range, and stage deportment. Group and individualized instruction. Recital and optional performance opportunities.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Match pitch in an ensemble setting.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Identify and articulate an understanding of healthy vocal technique.  [REASON] 
  3. Sing solos from memory in front of an audience.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 118: Class Voice

Credits: 2.0

Study of beginning through intermediate concepts of techniques, including breath control, tone quality, diction, range, and stage deportment. Group and individualized instruction. Recital and optional performance opportunities.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Match pitch in an ensemble setting.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Identify and articulate an understanding of healthy vocal technique.  [REASON] 
  3. Sing solos from memory in front of an audience.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 119: Class Voice

Credits: 2.0

Study of beginning through intermediate concepts of techniques, including breath control, tone quality, diction, range, and stage deportment. Group and individualized instruction. Recital and optional performance opportunities.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Match pitch in an ensemble setting.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Identify and articulate an understanding of healthy vocal technique.  [REASON] 
  3. Sing solos from memory in front of an audience.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 126: Survey of Digital Music

Credits: 5.0

Overview of the technology, history and aesthetics of electronic music. Introduces acoustics and recording engineering in home/project studio. The music of early artists such as Stockhausen is discussed alongside contemporaries such as Aphex Twin and Radiohead.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Identify the basic components and equipment used in a recording/project studio.  [REASON] 
  2. Demonstrate the basic principles of acoustics and digital audio theory.  [REASON] 
  3. Summarize common synthesis and digital audio processing techniques.  [REASON] 
  4. Describe sounds using commonly accepted terminology.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Summarize the evolution of electronic music and instruments from 1900 to the present.  [EXPLORE] 
  6. Compare and contrast the most prominent figures in electroacoustic music from the last century.  [EXPLORE] 

MUSC 127: Digital Studio Level 1

Credits: 3.0

Apply concepts learned in MUSC 126 in the digital music studio. Projects revolve around recording, editing, and mixing audio as well as MIDI synthesis and sampling. Students are invited to use the Edmonds CC Digital Music Studios for the duration of this course. Prerequisite(s): MUSC 126. Concurrent enrollment in MUSC 200.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Set up and run small recording sessions.  [REASON] 
  2. Apply common mixing and mastering techniques to multi-track recordings.  [REASON] 
  3. Create original synthesizer and sampler software instruments.  [REASON] 
  4. Integrate music and sound design into video footage.  [REASON] 
  5. Complete a full-length original audio composition/production.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  6. Identify common studio production techniques by ear.  [REASON] 

MUSC 128: Digital Studio Level 2

Credits: 3.0

Students are encouraged to produce original music in order to develop their portfolios. Students meet once a week in small groups for forum-style lectures. Students enrolled are invited to use the Edmonds CC Digital Music Studios for the duration of this course. Prerequisite(s): MUSC 127, MUSC 220.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Make a significant contribution to a student's own music production/composition portfolio.  [REASON] 
  2. Produce music using a variety of techniques available in Edmonds CC's Digital Music Studios.  [REASON] 
  3. Thoughtfully critique audio and music works by their peers.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Present their original work to a panel of their peers.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 129: Digital Studio Level 3

Credits: 3.0

Continuation of MUSC 128. Students produce original music in order to develop their portfolios. Students meet weekly in small groups for forum-style lectures. Students enrolled are invited to use the Edmonds CC Digital Music Studios for the duration of this course. Prerequisite(s): MUSC 128.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Make a significant contribution to a student's own music production/composition portfolio.  [REASON] 
  2. Produce music using a variety of intermediate techniques available in Edmonds CC's Digital Music Studios.  [REASON] 
  3. Thoughtfully critique audio and music works by their peers.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Present their original work to a panel of their peers at the reinforcement level.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Demonstrate current production techniques that they observe from contemporary music.  [EXPLORE] 

MUSC 133: Jazz Band

Credits: 2.0

Rehearsal and performance of jazz and swing band music. Development of concepts and skills including styles of various eras, articulation, tone, phrasing, ensemble precision, improvisation, and sight reading. Prerequisite(s): Ability to play a jazz band instrument at upper intermediate level and instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Perform traditional jazz styles appropriately.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Sight read music at intermediate level.  [REASON] 
  3. Play with rhythmic and dynamic sensitivity to the other members of the band.  [REASON] 
  4. Demonstrate basic approach to jazz articulation and phrasing.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Improvise at least at a basic level within given modes and chords.  [REASON] 

MUSC 134: Jazz Band

Credits: 2.0

Rehearsal and performance of jazz and swing band music. Development of concepts and skills including styles of various eras, articulation, tone, phrasing, ensemble precision, improvisation, and sight reading Prerequisite(s): Ability to play a jazz band instrument at upper intermediate level and instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Perform traditional swing and Latin jazz styles appropriately.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Sight read music at advanced-intermediate level.  [REASON] 
  3. Play with rhythmic and dynamic sensitivity to the other members of the band.  [REASON] 
  4. Demonstrate intermediate approach to jazz articulation and phrasing.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Improvise at an intermediate level within given modes and chords.  [REASON] 

MUSC 135: Jazz Band

Credits: 2.0

Rehearsal and performance of jazz and swing band music. Development of concepts and skills including styles of various eras, articulation, tone, phrasing, ensemble precision, improvisation, and sight reading. Prerequisite(s): Ability to play a jazz band instrument at upper intermediate level and instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Perform swing, Latin and contemporary jazz styles appropriately.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Sight read music at an advanced level.  [REASON] 
  3. Play with rhythmic and dynamic sensitivity to the other members of the band.  [REASON] 
  4. Demonstrate advanced approach to jazz articulation and phrasing.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Improvise at an advanced level within given modes and chords.  [REASON] 

MUSC& 141: Music Theory I

Credits: 5.0

Study of music theory beginning with scales, intervals, rhythm, and meter, triads, 7th chords, and principles of voice leading. Aural and keyboard skills include scales, intervals, and triads. Concurrent enrollment in MUSC 116 is highly recommended. Prerequisite(s): Ability to read and write pitches and basic rhythms; some familiarity with major scales.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Identify and notate pitches, intervals, and major and minor scales in treble, alto, tenor, and bass clefs.  [REASON] 
  2. Recognize and utilize various simple and compound time signatures.  [REASON] 
  3. Identify and notate all diatonic triads and 7th chords in root position and inversion.  [REASON] 
  4. Analyze diatonic musical excerpts using Roman numerals and inversions symbols.  [REASON] 
  5. Demonstrate proper voice-leading technique.  [REASON] 
  6. Identify the following by ear: major and minor scales, all simple melodic and harmonic intervals, and root position triads.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  7. Sight-sing examples in simple time signatures and major keys, with stepwise melodies and skips from the tonic triad.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  8. Perform at the piano any pitch, interval, or diatonic scale and chord.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC& 142: Music Theory II

Credits: 5.0

Introduces four-part writing using triads in root position, first inversion, and second inversion. Aural skills include modes, seventh chords, inverted triads, and simple melodic and harmonic dictation. Prerequisite(s): MUSC& 141 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Write in 4-part chorale style using triads in root position, first inversion, and second inversion.  [REASON] 
  2. Analyze 4-part chorale style writing, and locate spelling, spacing, doubling and voice-leading errors.  [REASON] 
  3. Draw from memory the diagrams of usual harmonic progressions, and create harmonic progressions that follow the diagrams.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Harmonize a melody in 4-part chorale style.  [REASON] 
  5. Identify and label phrases, cadences, and periods in written music.  [REASON] 
  6. Identify and notate the following by ear: triads in inversion; five types of seventh chords in root position; conjunct melodies; melodies with simple skips from the tonic and dominant triads; harmonic progressions of two chords in major and minor keys.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  7. Sight-sing examples with the following parameters: simple and compound time signatures; major and minor keys; stepwise melodies and skips from the tonic and dominant triads.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  8. Play the following on piano: five types of seventh chords in root position; scales and modes; diatonic triads in major and minor; all part-writing assignments; 4-part voicings of triads, and triads in inversion.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC& 143: Music Theory III

Credits: 5.0

The dominant seventh, diatonic seventh chords, and non-chord tones are added to part writing. Ear training includes inverted seventh chords, triads in four parts, and continued melodic and harmonic dictation. Study of secondary functions and modulation. Prerequisite(s): MUSC& 142 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Write in 4-part chorale style using diatonic triads and seventh chords in root position and any inversion.  [REASON] 
  2. Analyze 4-part chorale style writing, and locate spelling, spacing, doubling and voice-leading errors.  [REASON] 
  3. Analyze and realize figured bass lines incorporating diatonic triads and seventh chords in root positions and any inversion.  [REASON] 
  4. Add and label non-chord tones to a 4-part chorale.  [REASON] 
  5. Identify and notate the following by ear: triads in four parts (any inversion); five types of seventh chords in any inversion; melodic dictation (longer diatonic melodies with more and larger skips); harmonic dictation (progressions of three and six diatonic chords in major and minor keys; notation of soprano, bass, and roman numerals).  [COMMUNICATE] 
  6. Sight-sing examples with the following parameters: simple and compound time signatures; major and minor keys in treble, alto, tenor, and bass clefs; stepwise melodies and skips from the tonic triad, the dominant triad, and the dominant seventh chord.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  7. Play the following on piano: five types of seventh chords in any inversion; scales and modes; diatonic triads and seventh chords in major and minor, all part-writing assignments.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 146: Sno-King Chorale

Credits: 2.0

Sno-King Chorale is a large community choir in which students may enroll for credit. Weekly rehearsals can demand up to four hours of your time, plus performance time. A variety of chorale literature is performed.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Perform the fundamentals of chorale singing including techniques in breathing, phrasing, diction and phonation.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Demonstrate correct pronunciation of foreign languages while singing.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of chorale literature in cultural and historical contexts.  [REASON] 
  4. Perform ensemble singing techniques including dynamics, color tone, and the use of vibrato.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Demonstrate proficiency in stage presence and public performance decorum.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 147: Symphonic Choir

Credits: 2.0

Rehearsal and performance of choral music of a variety of eras and styles; study of vocal technique and choral musicianship skills. Retreat and quarterly concerts are required. Prerequisite(s): Prior choral singing experience or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate appropriate use of breath support, resonance and diction.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Sing a variety of choral music with appropriate style and tone.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Sing in foreign languages.  [EXPLORE] 
  4. Demonstrate the relationship between printed music and the expressive intent of the music.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Demonstrate skill in reading choral music.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 148: Symphonic Choir

Credits: 2.0

Rehearsal and performance of choral music of a variety of eras and styles; study of vocal technique and choral musicianship skills. Quarterly concerts are required. Prerequisite(s): Prior choral singing experience or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate appropriate use of breath support, resonance and diction.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Sing a variety of choral music with appropriate style and tone.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Sing in foreign languages.  [EXPLORE] 
  4. Demonstrate the relationship between printed music and the expressive intent of the music.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Demonstrate skill in reading choral music.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 149: Symphonic Choir

Credits: 2.0

Rehearsal and performance of choral music of a variety of eras and styles; study of vocal technique and choral musicianship skills. Quarterly concerts are required. Prerequisite(s): Prior choral singing experience or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate appropriate use of breath support, resonance and diction.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Sing a variety of choral music with appropriate style and tone.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Sing in foreign languages.  [EXPLORE] 
  4. Demonstrate the relationship between printed music and the expressive intent of the music.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Demonstrate skill in reading choral music.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 150: Applied Music

Credits: 1.0

Private lessons in instrumental or vocal music. Open to any student at any skill level, beginning through advanced. Instructors assigned by or approved by music faculty.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Sing or play with accurate rhythm.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Read music (pitches and rhythm) at a level appropriate to development.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Play or sing with accurate pitches and tone production at a level appropriate to development.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Perform expressively and with attention to appropriate style.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 150A: Applied Music: Piano

Credits: 1.0

Private lessons in instrumental music. Open to any student at any skill level, beginning through advanced. Instructors assigned by or approved by music faculty.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Sing or play with accurate rhythm.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Read music (pitches and rhythm) at a level appropriate to development.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Play or sing with accurate pitches and tone production at a level appropriate to development.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Perform expressively and with attention to appropriate style.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 150B: Applied Music: Voice

Credits: 1.0

Private lessons in vocal music. Open to any student at any skill level, beginning through advanced. Instructors assigned by or approved by music faculty.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Sing or play with accurate rhythm.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Read music (pitches and rhythm) at a level appropriate to development.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Play or sing with accurate pitches and tone production at a level appropriate to development.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Perform expressively and with attention to appropriate style.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 150C: Applied Music: Woodwinds

Credits: 1.0

Private lessons in instrumental music. Open to any student at any skill level, beginning through advanced. Instructors assigned by or approved by music faculty.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Sing or play with accurate rhythm.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Read music (pitches and rhythm) at a level appropriate to development.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Play or sing with accurate pitches and tone production at a level appropriate to development.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Perform expressively and with attention to appropriate style.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 150D: Applied Music: Brass

Credits: 1.0

Private lessons in instrumental music. Open to any student at any skill level, beginning through advanced. Instructors assigned by or approved by music faculty.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Sing or play with accurate rhythm.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Read music (pitches and rhythm) at a level appropriate to development.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Play or sing with accurate pitches and tone production at a level appropriate to development.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Perform expressively and with attention to appropriate style.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 150E: Applied Music: Strings

Credits: 1.0

Private lessons in instrumental music. Open to any student at any skill level, beginning through advanced. Instructors assigned by or approved by music faculty.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Sing or play with accurate rhythm.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Read music (pitches and rhythm) at a level appropriate to development.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Play or sing with accurate pitches and tone production at a level appropriate to development.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Perform expressively and with attention to appropriate style.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 150F: Applied Music: Percussion

Credits: 1.0

Private lessons in instrumental music. Open to any student at any skill level, beginning through advanced. Instructors assigned by or approved by music faculty.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Sing or play with accurate rhythm.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Read music (pitches and rhythm) at a level appropriate to development.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Play or sing with accurate pitches and tone production at a level appropriate to development.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Perform expressively and with attention to appropriate style.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 150G: Applied Music: Composition

Credits: 1.0

Private lessons in musical composition. Open to any student at any skill level, beginning through advanced. Instructors assigned by or approved by music faculty.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Sing or play with accurate rhythm.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Read music (pitches and rhythm) at a level appropriate to development.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Play or sing with accurate pitches and tone production at a level appropriate to development.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Perform expressively and with attention to appropriate style.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 155: Special Topics

Credits: Maximum of 5.0 possible

Topics and seminars of current interest in Music.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Identify prominent figures, techniques, ideas, or styles, within the particular subject, along with their impact(s).  [REASON] 
  2. Compare/contrast the particular subject with alternatives.  [REASON] 
  3. Express their findings in formal/informal writing, classroom discussion, online discussion, research projects, and/or oral presentation.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 160: Jazz Workshop

Credits: 2.0

Small group rehearsal and performance of instrumental jazz music. Students will be placed into groups according to instrumentation and level of playing ability. Individuals may choose to focus on specific areas of interest. Prerequisite(s): Intermediate level of playing ability on performance instrument.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Perform traditional jazz styles appropriately.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Memorize basic jazz repertoire.  [REASON] 
  3. Play with rhythmic and dynamic sensitivity to the other members of the band.  [REASON] 
  4. Demonstrate beginning approach to jazz articulation and phrasing.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Improvise at a beginning level within given modes and chords.  [REASON] 

MUSC 161: Jazz Workshop

Credits: 2.0

Small group rehearsal and performance of instrumental jazz music. Students will be placed into groups according to instrumentation and level of playing ability. Individuals may choose to focus on specific areas of interest. Prerequisite(s): Intermediate level of playing ability on performance instrument.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Perform traditional jazz styles appropriately.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Memorize basic jazz repertoire.  [REASON] 
  3. Play with rhythmic and dynamic sensitivity to the other members of the band.  [REASON] 
  4. Demonstrate beginning approach to jazz articulation and phrasing.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Improvise at a beginning level within given modes and chords.  [REASON] 

MUSC 162: Jazz Workshop

Credits: 2.0

Small group rehearsal and performance of instrumental jazz music. Students will be placed into groups according to instrumentation and level of playing ability. Individuals may choose to focus on specific areas of interest. Prerequisite(s): Intermediate level of playing ability on performance instrument.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Perform traditional jazz styles appropriately.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Memorize basic jazz repertoire.  [REASON] 
  3. Play with rhythmic and dynamic sensitivity to the other members of the band.  [REASON] 
  4. Demonstrate beginning approach to jazz articulation and phrasing.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Improvise at a beginning level within given modes and chords.  [REASON] 

MUSC 170: Jazz and Pop Harmony

Credits: 2.0

Study of harmonic progressions and chord voicings in jazz and pop genres. Students analyze pop and jazz songs and develop harmonizations at the keyboard and/or guitar. Prerequisite(s): Ability to play basic chords and scales on keyboard or guitar, or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Perform all triads and seventh chords at the keyboard or guitar.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Aurally recognize standard harmonic progressions in jazz and popular songs.  [REASON] 
  3. Perform standard harmonic progressions at the keyboard or on the guitar.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Aurally recognize AABA song forms and 12-bar blues forms in jazz and popular songs.  [REASON] 
  5. Create a functional bass line under jazz and pop progressions.  [REASON] 

MUSC 171: Soundsation Vocal Jazz Choir

Credits: 2.0

Intensive study of jazz singing and playing, including differing styles, improvisation/interpretation, vocal technique and ensemble singing with microphones; numerous required performances/ tours each quarter. Prerequisite(s): Admission by audition only in the spring for the following year.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate appropriate technique, tone production, stylization and improvisation in jazz.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Demonstrate behavior commensurate with being in a professional performing ensemble.  [ACT] 
  3. Prepare appropriately for rehearsal and performance.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Discuss jazz performers/styles through focused, critical listening.  [EXPLORE] 

MUSC 172: Soundsation Vocal Jazz Choir

Credits: 2.0

Intensive study of advanced jazz singing and playing, including differing style, improvisation/interpretation, vocal technique, and ensemble singing with microphones; numerous required performances/ tours each quarter. Prerequisite(s): Admission by audition only in the spring for the following year.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Reinforce appropriate technique, tone production, stylization and improvisation in jazz.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Reinforce behavior commensurate with being in a professional performing ensemble.  [ACT] 
  3. Demonstrate ability to prepare solo jazz literature for performance.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Discuss jazz performers/styles through focused, critical listening.  [EXPLORE] 

MUSC 173: Soundsation Vocal Jazz Choir

Credits: 2.0

Intensive study of advanced jazz singing and playing, including differing styles, improvisation/interpretation, vocal technique, and ensemble singing with microphones; numerous required performances/ tours each quarter. Prerequisite(s): Admission by audition only in the spring for the following year.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Master appropriate technique, tone production, stylization and improvisation in jazz.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Master behavior commensurate with being in a professional performing ensemble.  [ACT] 
  3. Demonstrate competency in preparing lead sheets for solo performance using music notation software.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Master the ability to identify jazz performers/styles through focused, critical listening.  [EXPLORE] 

MUSC 189: Concert Band I

Credits: 2.0

Rehearsal and performance of instrumental music of a variety of eras and styles; study of instrumental technique and musicianship skills. Quarterly concerts are required.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate good tone production through proper air support and technique.  [REASON] 
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the relationship between printed music and the expressive intent of the music through performance.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Sight-read instrumental music.  [REASON] 
  4. Perform a variety of instrumental music using appropriate style and tone.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 190: Introduction to Audio Engineering

Credits: 2.0

Introduction to terms, concepts, and equipment used in home/ professional studio environments. Students enrolled are invited to use the EdCC Digital Music Studios to complete large-scale mixing projects. No previous musical knowledge necessary.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Identify the basic components and equipment used in a recording/project studio.  [REASON] 
  2. Demonstrate the basic principles of acoustics and digital audio theory.  [REASON] 
  3. Set up and run small recording sessions.  [REASON] 
  4. Apply common mixing and mastering techniques to multi-track recordings.  [REASON] 

MUSC 198: Individual Project in Music

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

Study of student-selected topics of approved experiences in the field of Music. S/U grade option. Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the research area determined at the start of the course.  [REASON] 
  2. Showcase their original musical work in a tangible format.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Show awareness of new musical topics, ideas, and techniques.  [EXPLORE] 

MUSC 199: Special Projects in Music

Credits: 5.0

Individual project in music theory, history, arranging, composition, or literature. Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Determine their own objectives in conference with the instructor; these objectives will form the basis upon which the student will be assessed.  [REASON] 
  2. Produce work through the opportunity to use independent exploration and expression in a focused area of need or interest.  [EXPLORE] 
  3. Develop specific skills or techniques within the field of music.  [ACT] 

MUSC 200: Digital Music Studio

Credits: 2.0

Introduction to the workings of a recording/production studio. Concludes with a final project that forms the basis for their portfolios. Students are invited to use the EdCC Digital Music Studios to complete their projects for the duration of this course. Prerequisite(s): MUSC 126. Concurrent enrollment in MUSC 127 is required.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Set up and run small recording sessions.  [REASON] 
  2. Apply common mixing and mastering techniques to multi-track recordings.  [REASON] 
  3. Create original synthesizer and sampler software instruments.  [REASON] 
  4. Integrate music and sound design into video footage.  [REASON] 
  5. Complete a full-length original audio composition/production.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  6. Identify common studio production techniques by ear.  [REASON] 

MUSC 211: Class Guitar

Credits: 2.0

Intermediate through advanced concepts of music theory applied to guitar. The circle of 5ths/4ths, diatonic chord progressions, chord construction, modes, relative, and parallel minor substitution will be learned. Students must have a guitar, acoustic preferred.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Define and identify advanced rhythms, scales and chords.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Recognize key signatures in the circle of fifths.  [REASON] 
  3. Recognize the relationship between chord scale and key signature.  [REASON] 
  4. Recognize chord and scale positions in a key or mode.  [REASON] 
  5. Perform advanced open and barre chords and chord progressions.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  6. Read advanced tablature, and identify block chords, arpeggiating chords, and scales.  [REASON] 
  7. Define the components of contemporary song form.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  8. Perform in advanced guitar styles.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 212: Class Guitar

Credits: 2.0

Intermediate through advanced concepts of music theory applied to guitar. The circle of 5ths/4ths, diatonic chord progressions, chord construction, modes, relative, and parallel minor substitution will be learned. Students must have a guitar, acoustic preferred.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Define and identify advanced rhythms, scales and chords.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Recognize key signatures in the circle of fifths.  [REASON] 
  3. Recognize the relationship between chord scale and key signature.  [REASON] 
  4. Recognize chord and scale positions in a key or mode.  [REASON] 
  5. Perform advanced open and barre chords and chord progressions.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  6. Read advanced tablature, and identify block chords, arpeggiating chords, and scales.  [REASON] 
  7. Define the components of contemporary song form.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  8. Perform in advanced guitar styles.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 213: Class Guitar

Credits: 2.0

Intermediate through advanced concepts of music theory applied to guitar. The circle of 5ths/4ths, diatonic chord progressions, chord construction, modes, relative, and parallel minor substitution will be learned. Students must have a guitar, acoustic preferred.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Define and identify advanced rhythms, scales and chords.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Recognize key signatures in the circle of fifths.  [REASON] 
  3. Recognize the relationship between chord scale and key signature.  [REASON] 
  4. Recognize chord and scale positions in a key or mode.  [REASON] 
  5. Perform advanced open and barre chords and chord progressions.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  6. Read advanced tablature, and identify block chords, arpeggiating chords, and scales.  [REASON] 
  7. Define the components of contemporary song form.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  8. Perform in advanced guitar styles.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 214: Class Piano

Credits: 2.0

Music reading and keyboard techniques at intermediate level.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Read standard keyboard notation with fluency.  [REASON] 
  2. Perform music at the keyboard using proper advanced technique.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Play keyboard in an advanced ensemble environment.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 215: Class Piano

Credits: 2.0

Music reading and keyboard techniques at intermediate level.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Read standard keyboard notation with fluency and be able to provide fingerings.  [REASON] 
  2. Perform music at the keyboard using proper advanced technique and dynamic control.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Play keyboard in an advanced ensemble environment.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 216: Class Piano

Credits: 2.0

Music reading and keyboard techniques at intermediate level.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate alternative fingerings for music pieces.  [REASON] 
  2. Perform music using advanced dynamic control and articulations.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Play keyboard in an advanced ensemble environment.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 217: Class Voice

Credits: 2.0

Study of intermediate through advanced concepts of techniques, including breath control, tone quality, diction, range, and stage deportment. Group and individualized instruction. Required recital plus optional performance opportunities.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Lead other singers in an ensemble setting.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Perform music with healthy vocal technique.  [REASON] 
  3. Sing extended solos from memory in front of an audience.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 218: Class Voice

Credits: 2.0

Study of intermediate through advanced concepts of techniques, including breath control, tone quality, diction, range, and stage deportment. Group and individualized instruction. Required recital plus optional performance opportunities.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Lead other singers in an ensemble setting.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Perform music with healthy vocal technique.  [REASON] 
  3. Sing extended solos from memory in front of an audience.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 219: Class Voice

Credits: 2.0

Study of intermediate through advanced concepts of technique, including breath control, tone quality, diction range, and stage deportment. Group and individual instruction. Required recital plus optional performance opportunities.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Lead other singers in an ensemble setting.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Perform music with healthy vocal technique.  [REASON] 
  3. Sing extended solos from memory in front of an audience.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 227: Digital Studio Level 4

Credits: 3.0

Continuation of MUSC 129. Students produce original music in order to develop their portfolios. Students meet weekly in small groups for forum-style lectures. Students enrolled are invited to use the EdCC Digital Music Studios for the duration of this course. Prerequisite(s): MUSC 129.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Make an extended (or multiple) significant contribution(s) to their own music production/composition portfolio.  [REASON] 
  2. Produce music using a variety of advanced techniques available in Edmonds CC's Digital Music Studios.  [REASON] 
  3. Thoughtfully critique audio and music works by their peers.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Present their original work to a panel of their peers at the reinforcement level.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Demonstrate current production techniques that they observe from contemporary music.  [EXPLORE] 

MUSC 228: Digital Studio Level 5

Credits: 3.0

Continuation of MUSC 227. Students produce original music in order to develop their portfolios. Students meet weekly in small groups for forum-style lectures. Students enrolled are invited to use the EdCC Digital Music Studios for the duration of this course. Prerequisite(s): MUSC 227.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Make an extended (or multiple) significant contribution(s) to their own music production/composition portfolio.  [REASON] 
  2. Produce music using a variety of advanced techniques available in Edmonds CC's Digital Music Studios.  [REASON] 
  3. Thoughtfully critique audio and music works by their peers at an advanced level.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Co-lead music discussions and/or present their original work to a panel of their peers.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Demonstrate current production techniques that they observe from contemporary music.  [EXPLORE] 

MUSC 229: Digital Studio Level 6

Credits: 3.0

Continuation of MUSC 228. Students produce original music in order to develop their portfolios. Students meet weekly in small groups for forum-style lectures. Students enrolled are invited to use the EdCC Digital Music Studios for the duration of this course. Prerequisite(s): MUSC 228.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Make an extended (or multiple) significant contribution(s) to their own music production/composition portfolio.  [REASON] 
  2. Produce music using a variety of advanced techniques available in Edmonds CC's Digital Music Studios while maintaining the highest standards of audio fidelity.  [REASON] 
  3. Thoughtfully critique audio and music works by their peers at the mastery level.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Lead music discussions and/or present their original work to a panel of their peers.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Demonstrate current production techniques that they observe from contemporary music.  [EXPLORE] 

MUSC 230: Digital Music for Media

Credits: 2.0

Students create original music for visual media (film, TV, etc) using EdCC production studios. TV/film examples are analyzed for their sonic components and properties. Introduces orchestration and the use of the orchestra in modern media. Prerequisite(s): MUSC 126, MUSC 127, MUSC 200, and completion of MUSC 101, MUSC 102, or MUSC 103 with a grade of 2.0 or higher and instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Define and discuss common terms and concepts in the film/video sound industry.  [REASON] 
  2. Navigate through modern digital orchestra sound libraries.  [REASON] 
  3. Dissect and spot a film or piece of visual media for dramatic form and the role of sound.  [REASON] 
  4. Write original underscore to various video clips be included in their portfolio upon completion.  [REASON] 
  5. Recall the evolution of sound in film and television over the past 100 years.  [EXPLORE] 

MUSC& 241: Music Theory IV

Credits: 5.0

Introduction of binary or ternary forms. Aural skills include compound intervals, advanced scales and seventh chords, melodic dictation with chromatic tones, and harmonic dictation with secondary functions. Prerequisite(s): MUSC& 143 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Spell and recognize secondary dominant and secondary leading tone chords in any key.  [REASON] 
  2. Analyze musical excerpts that include any of the following types of modulation: Common chord modulation (diatonic common chords); altered chords as common chords; sequential modulation; modulation by common tone; monophonic modulation; direct modulation.  [REASON] 
  3. Provide formal analysis of musical excerpts in binary, ternary, and sonata allegro forms.  [REASON] 
  4. Write and analyze in 4-part chorale style using diatonic triads, seventh chords, secondary functions, and modulation.  [REASON] 
  5. Analyze and realize (in four parts) figured bass lines incorporating diatonic triads and seventh chords, secondary functions, and modulation.  [REASON] 
  6. Identify and notate the following by ear: compound melodic Intervals; whole tone, pentatonic, and octatonic scales; any type of seventh chord; melodic dictation (melodies with some chromatic tones); harmonic dictation (progressions of nine diatonic chords in major and minor keys; progressions of six chords in major and minor including secondary functions).  [COMMUNICATE] 
  7. Sight-sing examples with the following parameters: subdivision of the beat in simple and compound time signatures; major and minor keys; treble, alto, tenor, and bass clefs; stepwise melodies and skips from the tonic triad, the dominant triad, and the dominant seventh chord; chromatic non-chord tones, V/V harmony, and modulation to the key of the dominant.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  8. Play the following on piano: all types of seventh chords in root position (from any given root); all scales covered in ear training (from any given tonic); secondary dominant and secondary leading tone chords in any key; all part-writing assignments.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC& 242: Music Theory V

Credits: 5.0

Mode mixture, the Neapolitan chord, augmented sixth chords and enharmonic modulations are added to analysis and part writing. Aural skills include advanced scales and melodic dictation, 9th chords, 7th chord progressions, and harmonic dictation with augmented 6th chords. Prerequisite(s): MUSC& 241 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Spell and recognize borrowed chords, Neapolitan chords and augmented sixth chords in any key.  [REASON] 
  2. Analyze musical excerpts that include Neapolitan and augmented sixth chords, mode mixture, and/or enharmonic modulation.  [REASON] 
  3. Write and analyze in 4-part chorale style using borrowed chords, Neapolitan chords augmented sixth chords, and enharmonic modulation.  [REASON] 
  4. Analyze and realize (in four parts) figured bass lines incorporating borrowed chords, Neapolitan chords and augmented sixth chords.  [REASON] 
  5. Identify and notate the following by ear: compound melodic and harmonic intervals; 1/2 step-minor 3rd, chromatic, and sharp 4-flat 7 scales; seventh chords in four voices (five types of seventh chords, any inversion); 9th chords melodic dictation (longer melodies with increasing chromaticism); harmonic dictation (progressions of six chords in major and minor keys including borrowed chords, Neapolitan chords, and augmented sixth chords; notation of soprano, bass, and Roman numerals).  [COMMUNICATE] 
  6. Sight-sing examples with the following parameters: major and minor keys; treble, alto, tenor, and bass clefs; syncopation, tuplets, changing time signatures, hemiola, and less common time signatures; modulation to closely related keys; secondary dominant harmonies.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  7. Play the following on piano: borrowed chords, Neapolitan chords, and augmented sixth chords in any key; all scales covered in ear training (from any given tonic); all 9th chords covered in ear training (from any given root); all part-writing assignments.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC& 243: Music Theory VI

Credits: 5.0

Tonal harmony in the late nineteenth century and an introduction to twentieth century practices. Continuation of form in music, with advanced project in composition and analysis. Aural skills include extended chords, and advanced melodic and harmonic dictation. Prerequisite(s): MUSC& 242 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Analyze musical excerpts from the late nineteenth century and the twentieth century.  [REASON] 
  2. Identify various common scale usages, chord structures, and metric considerations of twentieth century music.  [REASON] 
  3. Compose short pieces incorporating the following: bitonality; pandiatonicism; secundal, quartal, and/or quintal harmony; twelve-tone technique; asymmetric meter, mixed meter, and/or metric modulation.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Use pitch class set theory to notate the normal order, the normal order of the inversion, the best normal order, and the prime form for any group of pitches.  [REASON] 
  5. Analyze musical excerpts composed with twelve-tone technique.  [REASON] 
  6. Sight-sing examples with the following parameters: modes of major and minor keys in treble, alto, tenor, and bass clefs; syncopation, tuplets, changing time signatures, hemiola, and less common time signatures; extended chromaticism, remote modulation, and nontonal lines.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 247: Symphonic Choir

Credits: 2.0

Rehearsal and performance of choral music of a variety of eras and styles; study of vocal technique and choral musicianship skills. Quarterly concerts are required. Prerequisite(s): Prior choral singing experience or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Model to less-experienced singers, appropriate use of breath support, resonance and diction.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Sing independently, varied choral music literature with appropriate style and tone.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Sing choral music in multiple languages with correct phonetic pronunciation.  [EXPLORE] 
  4. Demonstrate the relationship between printed music and the expressive intent of the music.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Demonstrate advanced skill in reading choral music.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 248: Symphonic Choir

Credits: 2.0

Rehearsal and performance of choral music of a variety of eras and styles; study of vocal technique and choral musicianship skills. Quarterly concerts are required. Prerequisite(s): Prior choral singing experience or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Model to less-experienced singers, appropriate use of breath support, resonance and diction.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Sing independently, varied choral music literature with appropriate style and tone.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Sing choral music in multiple languages with correct phonetic pronunciation.  [EXPLORE] 
  4. Demonstrate the relationship between printed music and the expressive intent of the music.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Demonstrate advanced skill in reading choral music.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 249: Symphonic Choir

Credits: 2.0

Rehearsal and performance of choral music of a variety of eras and styles; study of vocal technique and choral musicianship skills. Quarterly concerts are required. Prerequisite(s): Prior choral singing experience or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Model to less-experienced singers, appropriate use of breath support, resonance and diction.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Sing independently, a variety of choral music with appropriate style and tone.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Sing choral music in multiple languages with correct phonetic pronunciation.  [EXPLORE] 
  4. Demonstrate the relationship between printed music and the expressive intent of the music.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Demonstrate advanced skill in reading choral music.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 250: Applied Music

Credits: 1.0

Private lessons in instrumental or vocal music. Open to any student at any skill level. Beginning through advanced. Instructors assigned by or approved by music faculty.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Sing or play with accurate rhythm.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Read music (pitches and rhythm) at a level appropriate to development.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Play or sing with accurate pitches and intonation, at a level appropriate to development.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Sing or play with good tone quality.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Perform expressively and with attention to appropriate style.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  6. Read music at sight at a level appropriate to development.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 250A: Applied Music: Piano

Credits: 1.0

Private lessons in instrumental music. Open to any student at any skill level, beginning through advanced. Instructors assigned by or approved by music faculty.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Sing or play with accurate rhythm.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Read music (pitches and rhythm) at a level appropriate to development.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Play or sing with accurate pitches and tone production at a level appropriate to development.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Perform expressively and with attention to appropriate style.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 250B: Applied Music: Voice

Credits: 1.0

Private lessons in vocal music. Open to any student at any skill level, beginning through advanced. Instructors assigned by or approved by music faculty.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Sing or play with accurate rhythm.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Read music (pitches and rhythm) at a level appropriate to development.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Play or sing with accurate pitches and tone production at a level appropriate to development.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Perform expressively and with attention to appropriate style.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 250C: Applied Music: Woodwinds

Credits: 1.0

Private lessons in instrumental music. Open to any student at any skill level, beginning through advanced. Instructors assigned by or approved by music faculty.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Sing or play with accurate rhythm.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Read music (pitches and rhythm) at a level appropriate to development.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Play or sing with accurate pitches and tone production at a level appropriate to development.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Perform expressively and with attention to appropriate style.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 250D: Applied Music: Brass

Credits: 1.0

Private lessons in instrumental music. Open to any student at any skill level, beginning through advanced. Instructors assigned by or approved by music faculty.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Sing or play with accurate rhythm.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Read music (pitches and rhythm) at a level appropriate to development.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Play or sing with accurate pitches and tone production at a level appropriate to development.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Perform expressively and with attention to appropriate style.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 250E: Applied Music: Strings

Credits: 1.0

Private lessons in instrumental music. Open to any student at any skill level, beginning through advanced. Instructors assigned by or approved by music faculty. Private lessons in instrumental music. Open to any student at any skill level, beginning through advanced. Instructors assigned by or approved by music faculty.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Sing or play with accurate rhythm.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Read music (pitches and rhythm) at a level appropriate to development.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Play or sing with accurate pitches and tone production at a level appropriate to development.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Perform expressively and with attention to appropriate style.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 250F: Applied Music: Percussion

Credits: 1.0

Private lessons in instrumental music. Open to any student at any skill level, beginning through advanced. Instructors assigned by or approved by music faculty.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Sing or play with accurate rhythm.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Read music (pitches and rhythm) at a level appropriate to development.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Play or sing with accurate pitches and tone production at a level appropriate to development.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Perform expressively and with attention to appropriate style.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 250G: Applied Music: Composition

Credits: 1.0

Private lessons in musical composition. Open to any student at any skill level, beginning through advanced. Instructors assigned by or approved by music faculty.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Sing or play with accurate rhythm.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Read music (pitches and rhythm) at a level appropriate to development.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Play or sing with accurate pitches and tone production at a level appropriate to development.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Perform expressively and with attention to appropriate style.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 255: Special Topics

Credits: Maximum of 5.0 possible

Topics and seminars of current interest to Music.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Identify prominent figures, techniques, ideas, or styles, within the particular subject, along with their impact(s).  [REASON] 
  2. Compare/contrast and contextualize the particular subject with alternatives.  [REASON] 
  3. Express their findings in formal/informal writing, classroom discussion, online discussion, research projects, oral presentation, and/or musical performance.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 260: Jazz Workshop

Credits: 2.0

Small group rehearsal and performance of instrumental jazz music. Students will be placed into groups according to instrumentation and level of playing ability. Individuals may choose to focus on specific areas of interest. Prerequisite(s): Three quarters of any combination of MUSC 160, MUSC 161 or MUSC 162. Intermediate to advanced level of playing ability on performance instrument.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Perform traditional and contemporary jazz styles appropriately.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Memorize advanced jazz repertoire.  [REASON] 
  3. Play with rhythmic and dynamic sensitivity to the other members of the band.  [REASON] 
  4. Demonstrate advanced approach to jazz articulation and phrasing.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Improvise at an advanced level within given modes and chords.  [REASON] 

MUSC 261: Jazz Workshop

Credits: 2.0

Small group rehearsal and performance of instrumental jazz music. Students will be placed into groups according to instrumentation and level of playing ability. Individuals may choose to focus on specific areas of interest. Prerequisite(s): Three quarters of any combination of MUSC 160, MUSC 161 or MUSC 162. Intermediate to advanced level of playing ability on performance instrument.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Perform traditional and contemporary jazz styles appropriately.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Memorize advanced jazz repertoire.  [REASON] 
  3. Play with rhythmic and dynamic sensitivity to the other members of the band.  [REASON] 
  4. Demonstrate advanced approach to jazz articulation and phrasing.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Improvise at an advanced level within given modes and chords.  [REASON] 

MUSC 262: Jazz Workshop

Credits: 2.0

Small group rehearsal and performance of instrumental jazz music. Students will be placed into groups according to instrumentation and level of playing ability. Individuals may choose to focus on specific areas of interest. Prerequisite(s): Three quarters of any combination of MUSC 160, MUSC 161 or MUSC 162. Intermediate to advanced level of playing ability on performance instrument.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Perform traditional and contemporary jazz styles appropriately.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Memorize advanced jazz repertoire.  [REASON] 
  3. Play with rhythmic and dynamic sensitivity to the other members of the band.  [REASON] 
  4. Demonstrate advanced approach to jazz articulation and phrasing.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Improvise at an advanced level within given modes and chords.  [REASON] 

MUSC 270: Jazz and Pop Harmony

Credits: 2.0

Continuation of topics in MUSC 170 at advancing levels of skill and understanding. Prerequisite(s): MUSC 170 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Play 7th chords with extensions at the keyboard.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Recognize 7th chords with extensions in jazz and popular songs.  [REASON] 
  3. Play standard and advanced harmonic progressions using extended harmony.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Aurally analyze advanced jazz chord progressions involving ii V I variations.  [REASON] 
  5. Create a functional bass line under complex jazz progressions.  [REASON] 
  6. Arrange a jazz or popular song for vocal or instrumental ensemble.  [REASON] 

MUSC 271: Soundsation Vocal Jazz Choir

Credits: 2.0

Intensive study of advanced jazz singing and playing, including different styles, improvisation/interpretation, vocal technique, and ensemble singing with microphones; numerous required performances/tours each quarter. Prerequisite(s): Admission by audition only in the spring for the following year.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Model to less-experienced musicians, appropriate technique, tone production, stylization and improvisation in jazz.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Model to less-experienced musicians, behavior commensurate with being in a professional performing ensemble.  [ACT] 
  3. Demonstrate competencies to effectively lead a sectional rehearsal outside of class.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Compare and contrast jazz performers/styles through focused, critical listening.  [EXPLORE] 

MUSC 272: Soundsation Vocal Jazz Choir

Credits: 2.0

Intensive study of advanced jazz singing and playing, including differing styles, improvisation/interpretation, vocal technique, and ensemble singing with microphones; numerous required performances/ tours each quarter. Prerequisite(s): Admission by audition only in the spring for the following year.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Reinforce modeling to less-experienced musicians, appropriate technique, tone production, stylization and improvisation in jazz.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Reinforce modeling to less-experienced musicians, behavior commensurate with being in a professional performing ensemble.  [ACT] 
  3. Provide feedback to other students regarding their solo performances in class.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Reinforce enhanced awareness of jazz performers/styles through focused, critical listening.  [EXPLORE] 

MUSC 273: Soundsation Vocal Jazz Choir

Credits: 2.0

Intensive study of advanced jazz singing and playing, including differing styles, improvisation/interpretation, vocal, technique, and ensemble singing with microphones; numerous required performances/ tours each quarter. Prerequisite(s): Admission by audition only in the spring for the following year.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Master modeling to less-experienced musicians, appropriate technique, tone production, stylization and improvisation in jazz.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Master modeling to less-experienced musicians, behavior commensurate with being in a professional performing ensemble.  [ACT] 
  3. Perform a solo set of jazz literature consisting of 3-4 pieces with an instrumental combo.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Demonstrate mastery of jazz performers/styles through focused, critical listening.  [EXPLORE] 

MUSC 289: Concert Band II

Credits: 2.0

Rehearsal and performance of intermediate to advanced instrumental music of a variety of eras and styles; study of advanced instrumental technique and musicianship skills. Students will assume leadership positions in their sections. Quarterly concerts are required. Prerequisite(s): MUSC 189 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate superior tone production through proper air support and technique.  [REASON] 
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the relationship between printed music and the expressive intent of the music.  [REASON] 
  3. Demonstrate advanced sight-reading skill.  [REASON] 
  4. Demonstrate and play advanced music sections for this genre.  [REASON] 
  5. Demonstrate and produce sound and music with an awareness of balance of the surrounding ensemble.  [REASON] 
  6. Prepare and perform solo passages when needed.  [REASON] 
  7. Perform a variety of instrumental music using appropriate style and tone.  [COMMUNICATE] 

MUSC 290: Advanced Audio Engineering

Credits: 2.0

Continuation of MUSC 190. Emphasis placed on live instrumental recording and mastering. Additional topics to be addressed include multi-band compression, stereo enhancement, mastering for other media, advanced mic placement, musical styles and form. Prerequisite(s): MUSC 190.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate the advanced principles of recording acoustics.  [REASON] 
  2. Set up and run large-scale recording sessions.  [REASON] 
  3. Apply common mixing and mastering techniques to multi-track recordings at the advanced level.  [REASON] 

MUSC 298: Individual Project in Music

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

Study of student-selected topics of approved experiences in the field of Music. S/U grade option. Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate a high level of research to be determined at the start of the course.  [REASON] 
  2. Showcase their work in a tangible format.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Show awareness of advanced musical topics, ideas, and techniques.  [EXPLORE] 

MUSC 299: Special Projects in Music

Credits: 5.0

Advanced individual project in music theory, history, arranging, composition, or literature. Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Determine their own objectives in conference with the instructor; these objectives will form the basis upon which the student will be graded.  [REASON] 
  2. Produce advanced work through independent exploration and expression in a focused area of need or interest.  [EXPLORE] 
  3. Develop an advanced skill or technique within the field of music or performance.  [ACT]