Music

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Music (MUS) Advising Information


Music courses are intended to be of interest to all students. For those who have no formal training in music but want to learn about it, general information courses are offered. These courses help students focus on their musical interests. Lower division music courses are designed to fulfill the first two years of requirements for students who plan to major or minor in music at the upper division level. The main areas of study are: music theory and skills, music history and literature, group performance and applied music. Our music curriculum mirrors courses required by fouryear institutions. Students planning to transfer should consult the receiving institution regarding the specific transferability and application of course credit.

Music Transfer Students

Students planning on majoring in music at the upper division level are recommended to take the following six-term music course sequence (In addition to other general studies requirements):

Term One
MUS 111 Music Theory I (part one)*
MUS 111C Music Theory I: Sight Singing and Ear Training (part one)
MUS 191p Class Piano I
MUS 158 Chamber Ensemble**
MUP 171-192 Applied Music Lessons**
Term Two
MUS 112 Music Theory I (part two)
MUS 112C Music Theory I: Sight Singing and Ear Training (part two)
MUS 192p Class Piano II
MUS 170 Music and Computers***
MUS 158 Chamber Ensemble**
MUP 171-192 Applied Music Lessons**
Term Three
MUS 113 Music Theory I (part three)
MUS 113C Music Theory I: Sight Singing and Ear Training (part three)
MUS 193p Class Piano III
MUS 220 Chorus***
MUS 158 Chamber Ensemble**
MUP 171-192 Applied Music Lessons**
Term Four
MUS 211A Music Theory II (part one)
MUS 211B Music Theo II: Keybrd Harmony
MUS 158 Chamber Ensemble**
MUP 271-292 Applied Music Lessons**
Term Five
MUS 212A Music Theory II (part two)
MUS 212B Music Theo II: Keybrd Harmony
MUS 158 Chamber Ensemble**
MUP 271-292 Applied Music Lessons**
Term Six
MUS 213A Music Theory II (part three)
MUS 213B Music Theo II: Keybrd Harmony
MUS 204 Music of the Western World***
MUS 158 Chamber Ensemble**
MUP 271-292 Applied Music Lessons**

* Course has prerequisite of MUS 110. Students may challenge this requirement through examination, contact music program for more information.
** Course should be taken during each term of study for total of six times.
*** Course may be taken during any term.

Other courses that may be of interest to students planning to major in music:

MUS 108 Music Cultures of the World
MUS 191, 191, 193 Class Guitar
MUS 205 Introduction to Jazz History
MUS 206 Introduction to the History of Rock Music
MUS 207 Introduction to the History of Folk Music
Music History and Literature Courses
The following courses fall into the category of general interest courses and are designed to acquaint the student with the many varieties and styles of music, which have contributed to our vast musical heritage. They are especially recommended as humanities electives:
MUS 105 Music Appreciation
MUS 106 Opera Appreciation
MUS 108 Music Cultures of the World
MUS 201A, 202, 203 Introduction to Music and its Literature
MUS 205 Introduction to Jazz History
MUS 206 Introduction to the History of Rock Music
MUS 207 Introduction to the History of Folk Music
Music Theory Courses
The following courses are of interest to the generalist or the serious musician. They introduce basic musical skills:
MUS 110 Fundamentals of Music (preparation for Music Theory I)
MUS 111 Music Theory I (part one)
MUS 112 Music Theory I (part two)
MUS 113 Music Theory I (part three)
MUS 211A Music Theory II (part one)
MUS 212A Music Theory II (part two)
MUS 213A Music Theory II (part three)
Music Performance Courses
MUS 131 Group Vocal
MUS 158 Chamber Ensemble
MUS 220 Chorus
Music Technology Courses
MUS 170 Music and Computers
Individual Music Instruction
MUP 100 Applied Music (private instruction for non-music majors)
Course Prerequisites
Prerequisites for each course may be found in the course descriptions section of the catalog.
Lower Division Music Transfer Courses
MUP 100 Applied Music Lessons for Non-Music Majors
MUP 171-192 Applied Music Lessons
MUP 271-292 Applied Music Lessons
MUS 105 Music Appreciation
MUS 106 Opera Appreciation
MUS 108 Music Cultures of the World
MUS 111 Music Theory I (part one)*
MUS 111C Music Theory I: Sight Singing and Ear Training (part one)
MUS 112 Music Theory I (part two)
MUS 112C Music Theory I: Sight Singing and Ear Training (part two)
MUS 113 Music Theory I (part three)
MUS 113C Music Theory I: Sight Singing and Ear Training (part three)
MUS 131 Group Vocal
MUS 158 Chamber Ensemble
MUS 170 Music and Computers
MUS 191 Class Guitar I
MUS 192 Class Guitar II
MUS 193 Class Guitar III
MUS 191p Class Piano I
MUS 192p Class Piano II
MUS 193p Class Piano III
MUS 201A, 202, 203 Introduction to Music and its Literature
MUS 204 Music of the Western World
MUS 205 Introduction to Jazz History
MUS 206 Introduction to the History of Rock Music
MUS 207 Introduction to the History of Folk Music
MUS 211A Music Theory II (part one)
MUS 211B Keyboard Harmony
MUS 212A Music Theory II (part two)
MUS 212B Keyboard Harmony
MUS 213A Music Theory II (part three)
MUS 213B Keyboard Harmony
MUS 220 Chorus
MUS 221 Chorus: Chamber Choir