MUSIC (MUSC)

MUSC 001A  MUSIC THEORY I  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: MUS 120

Corequisite(s): MUSC 002A
Recommended Preparation: The ability to read music in at least one clef; MUSC 041A and/or MUSC 040

This course, through guided composition and analysis, incorporates the following concepts: rhythm and meter; basic properties of sound; musical terminology; intervals; major and minor scales; diatonic triads in major and minor keys; dominant seventh; basic musical structure; figured bass symbols. Development of skills in handwritten notation is expected. Recommended enrollment in MUSC 004A. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
MUSC 001B  MUSIC THEORY II  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: MUS 130

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 001A or placement based on the music assessment process
Corequisite(s): MUSC 002B

A study of common-practice diatonic harmony and part writing. Principles of harmonic progression involving diatonic triads and dominant seventh chords, an introduction to species (2-part) counterpoint, four-part (SATB---Soprano/Alto/Tenor/Bass) writing and arranging, harmonization of given and original melodies, bass line construction, non-chord tones, phrase structure, and a brief historical survey of the development of harmony and texture in Western music. Recommended enrollment in MUSC 004B. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
MUSC 001C  MUSIC THEORY III  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: MUS 140

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 001B
Corequisite(s): MUSC 002C

Incorporating the concepts from MUSC 001B, the course will include: introduction to chromatic harmony, non-dominant 7th chords, secondary/applied chords, modulation, and a study of binary and ternary form. Recommended enrollment in MUSC 004C. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 001D  MUSIC THEORY IV  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: MUS 150

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 001C
Corequisite(s): MUSC 002D

This course completes a sequential study of tonal harmony and includes an introduction to 20th century techniques. Topics will include: borrowed chords and modal mixture; the Neapolitan and augmented sixth chords; enharmonic reinterpretation and modulation; altered dominant and 9th chords, contrapuntal techniques of late-Romanticism, and 20th century techniques such as: pandiatonicism; use of synthetic scales; set theory; and rhythm and meter. Recommended enrollment in MUSC 004D. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 002A  MUSICIANSHIP I  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: MUS 125

Corequisite(s): MUSC 001A

Application and development of the materials of MUSC 001A through sight-singing, ear training, and dictation. Topics include rhythm, major and minor scales, intervals, triads, and simple diatonic melodies. Total of 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
MUSC 002B  MUSICIANSHIP II  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: MUS 135

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 002A
Corequisite(s): MUSC 001B

Application and development of the materials of MUSC 001B through sight-singing, ear training, and dictation. Topics include rhythmic subdivision, diatonic melodies, intervals, alto clef reading, chord progressions with diatonic triads and inversions. Total of 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
MUSC 002C  MUSICIANSHIP III  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: MUS 145

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 002B
Corequisite(s): MUSC 001C

Application and development of the materials of MUSC 001C through sight-singing, ear training, and dictation. Topics include syncopation, non-dominant 7th chords, secondary dominant chords, and an introduction to modulation. Total of 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
MUSC 002D  MUSICIANSHIP IV  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: MUS 155

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 002C
Corequisite(s): MUSC 001D

Application and development of the materials of MUSC 001D through sight-singing, ear training, and dictation. Topics include advanced chromaticism, modulation, modality, complex use of rhythm and meter, and an introduction to atonal music. Total of 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
MUSC 004A  KEYBOARD SKILLS I  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Corequisite(s): MUSC 001A and MUSC 002A

Primarily for music majors. Keyboard realization of theoretical and harmonic materials from MUSC 001A and MUSC 002A including melodic harmonization with basic chord patterns and transposition. Fundamentals of body, hand and finger control oriented to the keyboard using a first study book for piano. Development of sight-reading skills and elementary repertoire. Total of 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
MUSC 004B  KEYBOARD SKILLS II  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 004A
Corequisite(s): MUSC 001B and MUSC 002B

Primarily for music majors. Standard upper elementary repertoire. Keyboard realization of theoretical and harmonic materials from MUSC 001B with emphasis on basic diatonic progressions. Total of 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
MUSC 004C  KEYBOARD SKILLS III  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 004B
Corequisite(s): MUSC 001C and MUSC 002C

Primarily for music majors. Standard repertoire representative of music from the Baroque through the contemporary periods. Development of functional keyboard skills correlated with MUSC 001C. Total of 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
MUSC 004D  KEYBOARD SKILLS IV  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 004C
Corequisite(s): MUSC 001D and MUSC 002D

Primarily for music majors. Standard repertoire and functional keyboard skills, correlated with MUSC 001D in preparation for the keyboard proficiency examination. Total of 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
MUSC 007A  MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE: ANTIQUITY TO 1750  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 001B

Comprehensive examination of the development of Western European music from Antiquity to 1750 through listening, score analysis, and the study of musical techniques. Survey of historical details, including cultural, intellectual, and social influences on musical trends and styles. For music majors, but open to all qualified students. Fall semester. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
MUSC 007B  MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE: 1750 TO THE PRESENT  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 001B
Recommended Preparation: MUSC 007A

Comprehensive examination of the development of Western European music from 1750 to the present through listening, score analysis, and the study of musical techniques. Survey of historical details, including cultural, intellectual, and social influences on musical trends and styles. For music majors, but open to all qualified students. Spring semester. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
MUSC 008  APPLIED MUSIC  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Corequisite(s): MUSC 010; enrollment in one of the following: MUSC 043, 044, 056, 057A, 057B, 057C, 057D, 057E, 057E, 057F, 057I, 059, 060, 061, 062, 063, 064, 065, 066, 070A, 070B, 070C, 070D, 070E, 074, 075, 082
Enrollment Limitation: Audition

In-class instrumental or vocal performance that reflects individual study with a private teacher (at student expense). Development of interpretational, technical, and presentational skills. Required end-of-semester jury performance. Maximum credit 4 units, 1 unit each semester. Maximum of 4 enrollments allowed in the Applied Music Family: MUSC 008, 009C, 009E. Total of 18 hours lecture and 90 hours practice laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 009A  INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION I  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: MUS 160

Corequisite(s): MUSC 010 and one of the following: MUSC 043, 056, 057A, 057B, 057C, 057D, 057E, 057F, 057G, 059, 060, 061, 062, 063, 064, 065, 066, 082
Enrollment Limitation: Audition

This course is designed for the entering classical, jazz and commercial music major. It consists of twelve 45-minute private lessons with an instructor on the Applied Music staff, participation in a weekly music recital class, and an end-of-semester jury performance. Topics include intermediate technical etudes and exercises, tone production, scales, and short performance pieces. Recommended enrollment in smaller ensemble and/or jazz groups. Total of 18 hours lecture and 99 hours Laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 009B  INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION II (CLASSICAL)  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: MUS 160

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 009A
Corequisite(s): MUSC 010 and one of the following, appropriate for the student's study path: MUSC 043, 059, 060, 061, 062, 063, 064, 065, 066, 082

Designed for the intermediate level classical music major, this course consists of twelve 45-minute private lessons with an instructor on the Applied Music staff, participation in a weekly music recital class, and an end-of-semester jury performance. Building on the foundations already established, emphasis is on representative intermediate repertoire, continued technique development, and introduction to appropriate style and interpretation. Recommended enrollment in a chamber ensemble class. Total of 18 hours lecture and 99 hours laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 009C  INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION III (CLASSICAL)  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: MUS 160

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 009B
Corequisite(s): MUSC 010 and one of the following, appropriate for the student's study path: MUSC 043, 044, 059, 060, 061, 062, 063, 064, 065, 066, 074, 075, 082

This course is for the advanced classical music major, and consists of twelve 45-minute private lessons with an instructor on the Applied Music staff, participation in a weekly music recital class, and an end-of-semester jury performance. Emphasis is placed on appropriate interpretation of advanced repertoire, as well as addressing possible new technical demands. Recommended enrollment in a chamber ensemble class. Maximum credit 2 units, 1 unit each semester. Maximum of 4 enrollments allowed in the Applied Music Family: MUSC 008, 009C, 009E. Total of 18 hours lecture and 99 hours laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
MUSC 009D  INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION II (JAZZ/COMMERCIAL)  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: MUS 160

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 009A
Corequisite(s): MUSC 010 and one of the following, appropriate for the student's study path: MUSC 056, 057A, 057B, 057C, 057D, 057E, 057F, 057G

Designed for the intermediate jazz and commercial music major, this course consists of twelve 45-minute private lessons with an instructor on the Applied Music staff, participation in a weekly music recital class, and an end-of-semester jury performance. Building on the foundations already established, emphasis is on representative intermediate repertoire and improvisation, continued technique development, and introduction to appropriate style and interpretation. Recommended enrollment in smaller ensemble and/or jazz groups. Total of 18 hours lecture and 99 hours laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 009E  INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION III (JAZZ/COMMERCIAL)  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: MUS 160

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 009D
Corequisite(s): MUSC 010 and one of the following, appropriate for the student's study path: MUSC 056, 057A, 057B, 057C, 057D, 057E, 057F, 057G

This course is appropriate for the advanced jazz and commercial music major, and consists of twelve 45-minute private lessons with an instructor on the Applied Music staff, participation in a weekly music recital class, and an end-of-semester jury performance. Emphasis is placed on appropriate interpretation of advanced repertoire, as well as addressing possible new technical and improvisation demands. Recommended enrollment in smaller ensemble and/or jazz groups. Maximum credit 2 units, 1 unit each semester. Maximum of 4 enrollments allowed in the Applied Music Family: MUSC 008, 009C, 009E. Total of 18 hours lecture and 99 hours laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 010  CONCERT MUSIC  
0.5 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Development of techniques of critical listening through lectures and demonstration. Required attendance at concerts and recitals. Maximum credit 2 units, 1/2 unit each semester. For music majors and minors, primarily, but open to all qualified students. Total of 18 hours lecture.

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MUSC 012  INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC COMPOSITION  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 001B

Survey of contemporary techniques in composition, contemporary literature, and notation. Writing of short pieces for various instruments and voices. Development of a personal approach to composition and an awareness of new compositional ideas and aesthetics. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
MUSC 015  SEMINAR IN CONDUCTING  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 001B or placement based on the music assessment process

A seminar in the art of gestural communication for the instrumental and choral conductor. Theory and functional application of conducting techniques. Conducting patterns, cueing, dynamics, and music analysis. Study and preparation of basic procedures in rehearsal pedagogy. Total of 27 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 017  RECITAL AND AUDITION PREPARATION  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 009C or 009E
Corequisite(s): One of the following: MUSC 043, 044, 056, 057A, 057B, 057C, 057D, 057E, 057F, 057I, 060, 062, 063, 064, 065, 066, 070A, 070B, 070B, 070C, 070D, 070E, 074, 075, 082

Individual or small-group instruction in the standard literature for the students' performing medium-instrument or voice. Historical context, form and harmonic aspects, technical demands, stylistic nuances, and expressive considerations of the pieces studied. One half-hour weekly with an applied music instructor and participation in an Applied Music recital class. Required end-of-semester jury performance. Preparation for transferring to a four-year school or entering the music industry. For students playing at the sophomore level. Total of 18 hours lecture and 99 hours music laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 018  INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE SKILLS  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): Retention based on successful audition
Corequisite(s): MUSC 010

In-class instrumental or vocal performances that reflect individual practice on selected materials under the guidance of faculty adviser. Development of interpretational, technical, and presentational skills. Required end of semester jury performance. For students performing at college level. Total of 18 hours lecture and 36 hours practice laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
MUSC 020  INDEPENDENT STUDY  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Prerequisite(s): Completion of two semesters of a music sequence in the subject area, and approval of student project

Primarily for music majors. Individual projects such as a concert recital, original composition, music arrangement, musicological research paper. Total of 54 hours by arrangement.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 021  MUSIC APPRECIATION  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: MUS 100

Introduction to western art music--its understanding and enjoyment, music elements, performance media, style, and literature. Emphasis on critical listening skills. Required concert attendance. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
MUSC 022  MUSIC IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Introduction to the music of current Western culture. Emphasis on contemporary classical, jazz, pop, music theater, film and TV media, electronic computer synthesizer. Study of prominent musicians, composers and performers. Required concert attendance. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
MUSC 023  MUSIC CULTURES OF THE WORLD  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Introduction to music as a worldwide phenomenon covering folk, popular, and art musics of major geographical areas. Emphasis on music as a component of culture and on the unique ways diverse cultures organize sound into music. Special attention on the musics of ethnic groups represented in Southern California. Required concert attendance. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
MUSC 024A  THE JAZZ EXPERIENCE: EVOLUTION AND ESSENCE  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Introduction to jazz: its development, major styles, and innovators. Non-technical analysis of jazz's musical and multicultural elements through lecture, demonstration, reading, film, and required listening. Required concert attendance. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
MUSC 024B  HISTORY OF ROCK MUSIC  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Survey of rock music from the late 1940s to the present - its socio-cultural and historical development. Emphasis on the roots and early development of rock; its stylistic trends and influential artists throughout the years. The politics of rock and the impact of technology. Required concert attendance. No credit if taken after MUSC 127. Total of 54 hours lecture.

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MUSC 025  AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Survey of the evolution and development of African American music. Emphasis on African roots and influence of socio-economic factors. Slave song and Negro spirituals, ragtime, blues, R&B, jazz from New Orleans through avant-garde, contemporary Black popular music. Required concert attendance. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
MUSC 027  ASIAN MUSIC  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Survey of the music of the East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia and West Asia (Middle East): historical and cultural influences, social and religious implications, instrumental and vocal styles. Required concert attendance. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
MUSC 028  HISTORY OF OPERA  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Analysis of representative operas by the major composers of each period from the 17th through 20th centuries in Europe and the United States. Origin and development of related musical genres, forms, and styles. Emphasis on critical listening skills. Required concert attendance. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
MUSC 030  MUSIC FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Survey of music teaching techniques and materials suitable for children ages infancy through 8. Functional skills in reading and performing children's music literature: development of principles for organizing a child development music curriculum. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 032  INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC EDUCATION  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Recommended Preparation: MUSC 001A and MUSC 009A

Survey of the philosophical, historical, cultural, psychological, and curricular foundations of music education in the United States. Guided field observation and analysis of k-12 classes, and in-class teaching demonstrations. For music majors entering or considering music teaching as a career. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 034A  JAZZ KEYBOARD SKILLS  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 004A or 041A
Recommended Preparation: MUSC 036A

Study on the keyboard the harmonic and melodic materials of jazz including blues, bossa nova and standard tunes. Introductory skills to play with a jazz feel, create bass lines, accompany singers and instrumentalists, and effectively sight read lead sheets. Technical exercises to improve piano efficiency for jazz and other related styles. Total of 36 hours lecture and 18 hours music laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
MUSC 034B  ADVANCED JAZZ KEYBOARD SKILLS  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 034A or retention based on successful audition

Study on the keyboard of advanced techniques and materials of jazz such as: blues, ballads, standard tunes, and modal jazz. Emphasis on the advanced ability to play with a jazz feel, create bass lines, accompany singers and instrumentalists and effectively sight read lead sheets. Advanced technical exercises to improve piano efficiency for jazz and related styles. Total of 36 hours lecture and 18 hours music laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
MUSC 035  MUSIC PREPARATION AND MUSIC COPYING  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 001A or placement based on the music assessment process

Notating music with pen, pencil and computer software. Preparing lead sheets. Extracting parts and producing reduced scores. Reproduction techniques. Pertinent music business aspects. Total of 36 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 036A  POP-JAZZ THEORY  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 001A or MUSC 040 or placement based on the music assessment process

Major, minor, modal jazz scales. Chord construction: triads through 13ths with alterations, poly chords. Chord families and functions. Common jazz/pop forms. The II-V-I progression with variations and voice leading. Ear training. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 036B  JAZZ-COMMERCIAL THEORY  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 036A or placement based on the music assessment process

Jazz-oriented scales and their applications, contemporary chord voicings, polychords, substitutions. Moving line patterns and harmonic counterlines. Basic chord progressions. Song forms. Four-part writing and arranging. Ear training. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 038C  CHINESE MUSIC ENSEMBLE  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Performance techniques and cultural context of Chinese music. Playing techniques in the zheng (Chinese long zither) and other Chinese musical instruments. Music for duo and small ensemble performance. For students interested in understanding, appreciating and performing Chinese music. Maximum of 4 enrollments allowed in the Chamber Ensemble Family: MUSC 038C, 044, 057A, 057E, 057I, 070A, 070B, 070C, 070D, 070E, 082, 133E. Total of 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
MUSC 040  PREPARATORY MUSIC THEORY  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

A visual, aural, and kinesthetic introduction to music literacy. Reading and writing rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic notation in treble and bass clefs. Elementary theory, including major scales, the circle of fifths, intervals, and common triads. Fundamental aural skill development through rhythm drills, melodic dictation, singing, and creative exercises. For pre-music majors, but open to all students. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
MUSC 041A  FIRST YEAR PIANO I  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Primarily for non-music majors. Orientation to the keyboard with emphasis upon finger, hand and body control. Focus on reading music notation. Study of a first year piano book. Total of 36 hours lecture and 18 hours music laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 041B  FIRST YEAR PIANO II  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 041A or retention based on successful audition

Primarily for non-music majors. Continued study of a first year piano book including repertoire representative of various styles and periods. Total of 36 hours lecture and 18 hours music laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 042A  SECOND YEAR PIANO I  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 041B or retention based on successful audition

Study and performances of varied Grade II materials and standard piano repertoire. Emphasis on required instrumental skills. Primarily for non-music majors. Total of 36 hours lecture and 18 hours music laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 042B  SECOND YEAR PIANO II  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 042A or retention based on successful audition

Continued study of Grade II materials and representative piano repertoire. Emphasis on technical facility and musical interpretation. Primarily for non-music majors. Total of 36 hours lecture and 18 hours music laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 043  PIANO ENSEMBLE  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): Retention based on successful audition

Ensemble experience for the pianist. Varied levels of both duet, duo and multi-piano literature. A variety of musical styles and their interpretations. For students playing at college level. Maximum credit 4 units, 1 unit each semester. Maximum of 4 enrollments allowed in the Traditional Ensemble Family: MUSC 043, 053, 060, 062, 133A, 133B. Total of 72 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
MUSC 044  PIANO ACCOMPANYING  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): Retention based on successful audition

Introduction to the techniques of accompanying vocalists and instrumentalists. Study and performance of accompaniment repertoire: art songs and instrumental literature. Maximum credit 4 units, 1 unit each semester. Maximum of 4 enrollments allowed in the Chamber Ensemble Family: MUSC 038C, 044, 057A, 057E, 057I, 070A, 070B, 070C, 070D, 070E, 082, 133E. Total of 18 hours lecture and 36 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 045A  INTERMEDIATE IMPROVISATION  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 144 or retention based on successful audition

Techniques of improvisation including a background of theory and skills. Experience in combo performance. Total of 54 hours lecture and 18 hours music laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

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MUSC 045B  ADVANCED IMPROVISATION  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 045A

Advanced techniques of jazz improvisation for small ensembles. Harmonic, melodic and rhythmic approaches to jazz improvisation. Altered and extended harmonies and associated scales. Transcription and ear training. Total of 54 hours lecture and 18 hours music laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged"(TBA) scheduling format.

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MUSC 053  INSTRUMENTAL/VOCAL WORKSHOPS  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Enrollment Limitation: Retention based on successful audition

Rehearsal and public performance of representative literature for varied types of large and small ensembles.Recommended previous instrumental or vocal ensemble experience. Maximum credit 4 units, 1 unit each semester. Maximum of 4 enrollments allowed in the Traditional Ensemble Family: MUSC 043, 053, 060, 062, 133A, 133B. Total of 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 055  TOURNAMENT OF ROSES BAND  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

Enrollment Limitation: Audition

Rehearsal and performance of music and marching drill techniques appropriate to parade functions. Schedule of required rehearsals and performances published at first meeting. Required instructional trips. Students currently enrolled in a high school band program are eligible to audition. Maximum credit: 8 units, 2 units each semester. Maximum of 4 enrollments allowed in the Marching/Pep Ensemble Family: MUSC 054, 055, 061. Total of 54 hours to be arranged lecture and 54 hours to be arranged laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 056  VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: MUS 180

Prerequisite(s): Retention based on successful audition
Enrollment Limitation: Audition

Rehearsal and performance of literature suitable to the vocal jazz ensemble. Vocal and choral techniques and improvisation. Required instructional trips. Maximum credit 4 units, 1 unit each semester. Maximum of 4 enrollments in the Jazz Ensemble Family: MUSC 056, 057B, 057C, 057D, 057E, 057F, 057G, 133D. Total of 72 hours laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
MUSC 057A  JAZZ COMBO  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: MUS 180

Prerequisite(s): Retention based on successful audition

Theory, history, rehearsal and performance of all jazz styles from New Orleans to avante-garde using written arrangements and lead sheets. Multiple jazz combos will be selected to rehearse, prepare and perform jazz musical repertoire. Opportunities for extended improvised soloing as part of a small jazz group, typically trios to septets including horns and rhythm section. Required instructional trips. Maximum credit 4 units, 1 unit each semester. Maximum of 4 enrollments allowed in the Chamber Ensemble Family: MUSC 038C, 044, 057A, 057E, 070A, 070B, 070C, 070D, 070E, 082, 133E. Total of 54 hours laboratory and 18 hours TBA laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
MUSC 057B  LANCER JAZZ BIG BAND  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: MUS 180

Prerequisite(s): Retention based on successful audition

Theory, history, rehearsal and performance of traditional and contemporary literature for standard 17-piece big band. Development of reading, stylistic and ensemble skills. Instrumentation includes five saxophones, four trumpets, four trombones, piano, guitar, bass, drums. Required instructional trips. Maximum credit 4 units, 1 unit each semester. Maximum of 4 enrollments in the Jazz Ensemble Family: MUSC 056, 057B, 057C, 057D, 057E, 057F, 133D. Total of 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 057C  STUDIO JAZZ ENSEMBLE  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: MUS 180

Prerequisite(s): Retention based on successful audition

Theory, history, rehearsal and performance of compositions and arrangements by the important jazz writers. A 17- to 20-piece big band for the more advanced players. Development of aural, technical and interpretive skills. Required instructional trips. Maximum credit 4 units, 1 unit each semester. Maximum of 4 enrollments in the Jazz Ensemble Family: MUSC 056, 057B, 057C, 057D, 057E, 057F, 133D. Total of 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged"; (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 057D  SWING BAND  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: MUS 180

Prerequisite(s): Retention based on successful audition

Theory, history, rehearsal and performance of music from and in the style of the Swing Era. A standard 17-piece big band with vocalist. Development of jazz and dance band interpretations. Required instructional trips. Maximum credit 4 units, 1 unit each semester. Maximum of 4 enrollments in the Jazz Ensemble Family: MUSC 056, 057B, 057C, 057D, 057E, 057F, 133D. Total of 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 057E  JAZZ GUITAR ENSEMBLE  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: MUS 180

Prerequisite(s): Retention based on successful audition

Theory, history, rehearsal and performance of compositions and arrangements for jazz guitar ensemble. Development of reading, technical and interpretive skills. Required instructional trips. Recommended completion of MUSC 111A-B. For guitarists, bassists and drummers. Maximum credit 4 units, 1 unit each semester. Maximum of 4 enrollments in the Chamber Ensemble Family: MUSC 038C, 044, 057A, 057E, 057I, 070A, 070B, 070C, 070D, 070E, 082, 133E. Total of 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 057F  LATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: MUS 180

Prerequisite(s): Retention based on successful audition

Theory, history, rehearsal and performance of music in the Latin jazz idiom. A conjunto (smaller band) typically consisting of 3-4 horns, rhythm section, timbales, congas, bongos, hand percussionists, and optional vocalist. Required instructional trips. Maximum credit 4 units, 1 unit each semester. Maximum of 4 enrollments in the Jazz Ensemble Family: MUSC 056, 057B, 057C, 057D, 057E, 057F, 133D. Total of 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 057I  VOCAL JAZZ COMBO  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Enrollment Limitation: Retention based on successful audition

Theory, history, rehearsal and performance of all jazz styles from New Orleans to avante-garde using lead sheets. Opportunities for extended improvised soloing as part of a combo band and jazz vocalists, typically a rhythm section and 2 horns. Required instructional trips. Maximum credit 4 units, 1 unit each semester. Maximum of 4 enrollments allowed in the Chamber Ensemble Family: MUSC 038C, 044, 057A, 057E, 057I, 070A, 070B, 070C, 070D, 070E, 082, 133E. Total of 72 hours laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 060  COLLEGE/COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: MUS 180

Prerequisite(s): Retention based on successful audition

Study and performance of standard and contemporary literature of the symphony orchestra. For students playing at college level. Maximum credit 4 units, 1 unit each semester. Maximum of 4 enrollments allowed in the Instrumental Ensemble Family: MUSC 043, 053, 060, 062, 133A, 133B. Total of 54 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 061  LANCER MARCHING BAND  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

C-ID: MUS 180

Prerequisite(s): Retention based on successful audition
Recommended Preparation: Previous band experience

Rehearsal and performance of representative band literature. Emphasis on development of music reading, instrumental skills and marching techniques. Required instructional trips. Recommended previous band experience. Maximum credit 8 units, 2 units each semester. Maximum of 4 enrollments allowed in the Marching/Pep Ensemble Family: MUSC 054, 055, 061. Fall semester. Satisfies one unit of Physical Education Activity credit each semester. Total of 81 hours lecture and 63 hours laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 062  LANCER CONCERT BAND  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: MUS 180

Prerequisite(s): Retention based on successful audition

Rehearsal and performance of representative band literature. Emphasis on development of music reading, instrumental skills. Required instructional trips. Maximum credit 8 units, 2 units each semester. Maximum of 4 enrollments allowed in the Instrumental Ensemble Family: MUSC 043, 053, 060, 062, 133A, 133B. Spring semester. Total of 108 hours laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
MUSC 063  CONCERT CHOIR  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Rehearsal and performance of literature suitable to the large ensemble (80-100). Extensive training in vocal and choral techniques. Required instructional trips. For students singing at college level. Maximum credit 4 units, 1 unit each semester. Maximum of 4 enrollments allowed in the Choral Ensemble Family: MUSC 063, 064, 066, 133C. Total of 72 hours laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
MUSC 064  CHAMBER SINGERS  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: MUS 180

Prerequisite(s): Retention based on successful audition

Rehearsal and performance of representative major works suitable to the small ensemble (30-40). Advanced choral and vocal techniques. Required instructional trips. For students singing at college level. Maximum credit 8 units, 2 units each semester. Maximum of 4 enrollments allowed in the Choral Ensemble Family: MUSC 063, 064, 066, 133C. Total of 90 hours laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 066  MADRIGALS  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: MUS 180

Prerequisite(s): Retention based on successful audition
Enrollment Limitation: Audition

Rehearsal and performance of representative vocal literature, for 4 and 5 part small ensemble (20), of the major historical periods, i.e., Renaissance, Baroque, 20th Century. Advanced choral and vocal techniques. For students performing at college level. Required instructional trips. Maximum credit 4 units, 1 unit each semester. Maximum of 4 enrollments allowed in the Choral Ensemble Family: MUSC 063, 064, 066, 133C. Total of 72 hours laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
MUSC 067  MUSIC THEATER PRODUCTION  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): Audition

Rehearsal and performance of literature from the musical theater. Required instructional trips. For students performing at college level. Maximum credit: 4 units, 1 unit each semester. Maximum of 4 enrollments allowed in the Musical Theater Production Family: MUSC 067, 074, 075, 076, THRT 027, 075. Total of 54 hours laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
MUSC 070A  WOODWIND ENSEMBLES  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in or completion of one of the following: MUSC 055, 057A, 057B, 057B, 057D, 057E, 057F, 057G, 059, 060, 061, 062, 065 or retention based on successful audition

Rehearsal and performance of standard and contemporary woodwind ensemble literature. Concert(s) each semester. For students playing at college level. Recommended MUSC 008 or 009. Maximum credit 4 units, 1 unit each semester. Maximum of 4 enrollments allowed in the Chamber Ensemble Family: MUSC 038C, 044, 057A, 057E, 057I, 070A, 070B, 070C, 070D, 070E, 082, 133E. Total of 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 070B  BRASS ENSEMBLES  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in or completion of one of the following: MUSC 055, 057A, 057B, 057C, 057D, 057E, 057F, 057G, 059, 060, 061, 062, 065 or retention based on successful audition

Rehearsal and performance of standard and contemporary brass ensemble literature. Concert(s) each semester. For students playing at college level. Recommended MUSC 008 or 009. Maximum credit 4 units, 1 unit each semester. Maximum of 4 enrollments allowed in the Chamber Ensemble Family: MUSC 038C, 044, 057A, 057E, 057I, 070A, 070B, 070C, 070D, 070E, 082, 133E. Total of 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 070C  PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 087A or 087B, or enrollment in or completion of one of the following: MUSC 055, 057A, 057B, 057C, 057D, 057E, 057F, 057G, 060, 061, 062, 065 or retention based on successful audition

Rehearsal and performance of traditional and contemporary percussion ensemble literature. Concert(s) given each semester. Recommended MUSC 008 or 009. For students playing at college level. Maximum credit 4 units, 1 unit each semester. Maximum of 4 enrollments allowed in the Chamber Ensemble Family: MUSC 038C, 044, 057A, 057E, 057I, 070A, 070B, 070C, 070D, 070E, 082, 133E. Total of 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 070D  TROMBONE AND TUBA ENSEMBLE  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in or completion of one of the following: MUSC 055, 057A, 057B, 057C, 057D, 057E, 057F, 057G, 060, 061, 062, 065 or retention based on successful audition

Rehearsal and performance of standard and contemporary trombone and tuba ensemble literature. Concert(s) each semester. For students playing at college level. Recommended MUSC 008 or 009. Maximum credit 4 units, 1 unit each semester. Maximum of 4 enrollments allowed in the Chamber Ensemble Family: MUSC 038C, 044, 057A, 057E, 057I, 070A, 070B, 070C, 070D, 070E, 082, 133E. Total of 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 070E  CHAMBER MUSIC  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in or completion of one of the following: MUSC 043, 055, 057A, 057B, 057C, 057D, 057E, 057F, 057G, 059, 060, 061, 062, 065, 070A, 070B, 070C, 070D, 082, or retention based on successful audition

Rehearsal and performance of standard and contemporary ensemble literature for strings with or without other instruments or voice. Concert(s) each semester. For students playing at college level. Recommended MUSC 008 or 009. Maximum of 4 enrollments allowed in the Chamber Ensemble Family: MUSC 038C, 044, 057A, 057E, 057I, 070A, 070B, 070C, 070D, 070E, 082, 133E. Total of 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 071A  VOICE TECHNIQUES I  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Exploration of the fundamentals of vocal technique and singing for the beginning voice student. Posture, breath management, tone resonance, registration. Class singing and solo singing from basic text and supplementary materials. Total of 27 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 071B  VOICE TECHNIQUES II  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 071A or retention based on successful audition

Continuing development of the fundamentals of vocal technique and singing for the second semester beginning voice student. Solo singing from basic text and supplementary materials. Total of 27 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory. 

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 072  SECOND YEAR VOICE TECHNIQUES  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 071B or audition

Further development of voice techniques, posture, breath control, tone resonance, vowel placement, registration. Emphasis on performance in class of vocal literature, including folk songs, musical theater, religious songs and elementary art songs. Materials adapted to individual needs. Total of 27 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 073A  VOCAL PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUES  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in or completion of MUSC 009C or audition

Preparation for solo performance; the aspects of learning a song or aria: background, meaning, musical and dramatic analysis, musical and dramatic interpretation. Materials adapted to individual needs. Total of 18 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
MUSC 073B  ADVANCED VOCAL PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUES  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 073A

Further development of musical and dramatic communication through performance. Project preparation and performance (recital, audition recording). Materials adapted to individual needs. Total of 18 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
MUSC 074  OPERA WORKSHOP  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: MUS 180

Prerequisite(s): Retention based on successful audition

Preparation, rehearsal, and performance of opera excerpts. Study of stage movement, musical styles, and dramatic techniques for the intermediate and advanced voice student. Recommended vocal training. For students performing at college level. Maximum credit: 8 units, 2 units each semester. Maximum of 4 enrollments allowed in the Musical Theater Production Family: MUSC 067, 074, 075, 076, THRT 027, 075. Total of 54 hours laboratory and 54 hours laboratory using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 075  MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: MUS 180

Interdisciplinary course: Music, Theater Arts
Prerequisite(s): Retention based on successful audition

Techniques, skills, theory and practice of musical theater performance and audition. The practice of songs, scenes and dance for performance on the live stage. May not be taken concurrently with or after THRT 075. Maximum credit: 8 units, 2 units each semester. Maximum of 4 enrollments allowed in the Musical Theater Production Family: MUSC 067, 074, 075, 076, THRT 027, 075. Total of 72 hours laboratory and 36 hours "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 076  OPERA PRODUCTION  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Recommended Preparation: Vocal training
Enrollment Limitation: Audition

Preparation, rehearsal and performance of a full opera production. Maximum credit 8 units, 2 units each semester. Maximum of 4 enrollments allowed in the Musical Theater Production Family: MUSC 067, 074, 075, 076, THRT 027, 075. Total of 144 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 077A  DICTION FOR SINGERS - ENGLISH AND ITALIAN  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Basics of singing diction for English and Italian repertoire. International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), transcription and decoding skills, speaking, and singing of texts from pieces assigned in course. Total of 27 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 077B  DICTION FOR SINGERS - GERMAN AND FRENCH  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Basics of singing diction for German and French repertoire. International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), transcription and decoding skills, speaking, and singing of texts from pieces assigned in course. Total of 27 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 081A  FIRST YEAR CLASSICAL GUITAR  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Use of right and left hands and simple strokes. Basic theory, elements of musicianship. Fingering and interpretation of elementary guitar music. Solo and class performance. Total of 36 hours lecture and 18 hours music laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
MUSC 081B  FIRST YEAR CLASSICAL GUITAR  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 081A or retention based on successful audition

Further development of right and left hands and fingering, shifting, arpeggios, legato, exchange technique. Major and minor scales, seventh and augmented chords. Fingering and interpretation of elementary and intermediate level guitar music. Solo and class performance. Total of 36 hours lecture and 18 hours music laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
MUSC 081C  SECOND YEAR CLASSICAL GUITAR  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 081B or retention based on successful audition

Continued development of the technical skills and musical understanding required to perform intermediate to advanced classical guitar literature. Legato and barring techniques, Segovia scale fingerings, tandem finger movements, sonorities, playing in seventh position and beyond. Form analysis, ornaments. Total of 36 hours lecture and 18 hours music laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 082  GUITAR ENSEMBLE  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): Retention based on successful audition

Rehearsal and performance of original and transcribed guitar ensemble literature. Emphasis on preparation of music for performance, developing ensemble skills and improving sight reading. Maximum credit 4 units, 1 unit each semester. Maximum of 4 enrollments allowed in the Chamber Ensemble Family: MUSC 038C, 044, 057A, 057E, 057I, 070A, 070B, 070C, 070D, 070E, 082, 133E. For students playing at college level. Total of 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 083A  BEGINNING GUITAR  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Basic right and left hand playing techniques. Tuning, notation, basic music theory, reading and playing of simple melodies and accompaniments. Recommended enrollment in MUSC 101 or 102. Total of 36 hours lecture and 18 hours music laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
MUSC 083B  BEGINNING GUITAR  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 083A or retention based on successful audition

Extended chords in first position, bar chords, movable scales, arpeggios, note reading in fifth position and simple solos. Total of 36 hours lecture and 18 hours music laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
MUSC 084  INTERMEDIATE GUITAR  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 083B or retention based on successful audition

Guitar literature and techniques. Emphasis on individual progress in execution and interpretation. Total of 36 hours lecture and 18 hours music laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 085A  WOODWINDS I  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Fundamental techniques and care and maintenance of standard woodwind instruments. Reading beginning level music. Total of 27 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 085B  WOODWINDS II  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 085A

Continued development of beginning performance techniques on standard woodwind instruments. Reading beginning to intermediate level music. Total of 27 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 086A  BRASS I  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Fundamental techniques, care and maintenance of standard brass instruments. Reading beginning level music. Total of 27 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 086B  BRASS II  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 086A

Continued development of beginning performance techniques on standard brass instruments. Reading beginning to intermediate level music. Total of 27 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 087A  PERCUSSION INSTRUMENT TECHNIQUES  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Recommended Preparation: Ability to read rhythmic notation

Rudiments of standard percussion instruments with emphasis upon snare drum. Recommended ability to read music. Total of 36 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
MUSC 088A  STRINGS I  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Fundamental techniques, including position, fingering, bowing of standard orchestral string instruments. Reading beginning level music. Total of 27 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 088B  STRINGS II  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 088A

Continued development of fundamental techniques, including position, fingering, bowing on a standard orchestral string instrument. Reading beginning-intermediate level music. Total of 27 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 093A  INTRODUCTION TO THE MUSIC BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Overview of making a career in music with a focus on entrepreneurial skills. Understanding academic programs in music in higher education. Introduction to fundamental business and personal finance skills, analysis of current trends in advertising and marketing music and musicians. For students in the Music Entrepreneurship Certificate program, but open to all interested students. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
MUSC 093B  THE MUSIC BUSINESS  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 093A

Overview of music in the marketplace, including the processes of promotion, publicity, artist management, talent agents, recording strategies, selling music through the internet, copyrights, and royalties. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
MUSC 094  INTRO TO MUSIC TECHNOLOGY FOR MUSICIANS  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: MUSC 001A, 040, 041A or placement based on the music assessment process

Introduction to music technology tools commonly used by musicians and music educators. Basic computer notation, MIDI, recording, digital audio workstations, microphone techniques and sound reinforcement. Total of 54 hours lecture and 18 hours music laboratory.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
MUSC 096A  INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC RECORDING AND PRODUCTION  
3.5 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: MUSC 001A, 040, 041A or placement based on the music assessment process

Introduction to computer music production. Use of MIDI (Musical Instrumental Digital Interface), methods of triggering MIDI (controllers, sequencers etc.), samplers and synthesizers, digital audio recording, signal processing. Aesthetic principles of music production. Total of 54 hours lecture and 36 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
MUSC 096B  MUSIC RECORDING AND PRODUCTION APPLICATIONS  
3.5 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 096A

Production of music projects using modern recording techniques. Utilization of microphones and preamps, hardware and virtual mixers, outboard plug-in effects, and other associated digital audio workstation components. Music production values are studied through analytical listening. Total of 54 hours lecture and 36 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
MUSC 096C  MUSIC RECORDING & PRODUCTION WORKSHOP  
3.5 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 096A

Strategies for mixing pre-recorded, multi-track music. Critical listening, musical aesthetics of recorded music. Room acoustics for critical listening. Extensive use of equalizers, dynamics and time-based effects. Advanced signal routing. Extensive hands-on projects. Total 54 hours lecture and 36 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
MUSC 099  MUSIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP PRACTICUM  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit under review

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 093A

Analysis of case studies of music-related projects such as recitals, recordings, business plans and music videos. The practicum culminates in the planning and presentation of individual capstone projects. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
MUSC 101  MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS  
0.5 unit  

A multi-media music course. Introduction to music notation, melodic and rhythmic. Note values, meter, time signatures, the grand staff, major scales and keys. Total of 27 hours music laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 105  POPULAR SONGWRITING  
3 unit  

Theory and practice in popular songwriting. Music fundamentals, lyric construction, and marketing techniques. For students interested in developing their songwriting capabilities for the commercial music industry. Recommended enrollment in MUSC 102 and/or MUSC 041A. Total of 54 hours lecture and 18 hours music laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
MUSC 112A  ELECTRIC BASS TECHNIQUES  
2 unit  

Theory and technique of playing electric bass: hand position, fingering, tuning, and maintenance. Fundamentals of music theory including scales, intervals, and triads. Reading and counting of contemporary and traditional music. Student must provide own instrument. Total of 36 hours lecture and 18 hours music laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the"To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
MUSC 112B  ELECTRIC BASS REPERTOIRE  
2 unit  
Prerequisite(s): MUSC 112A or retention based on successful audition

Study of bass lines in Jazz, Latin, Rock and classical music. Seventh and altered chords, pedal tones, and chord progressions. Further development of reading skills. Emphasis on playing in time. Function of bass in traditional and contemporary music. Music business considerations. Total of 36 hours lecture and 18 hours music laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
MUSC 115  CONTEMPORARY GUITAR TECHNIQUES  
2 unit  
Recommended Preparation: MUSC 083A
Enrollment Limitation: Retention based on successful audition

Intermediate level guitar techniques in popular styles Melody and chord reading, right and left hand technique, accompaniment patterns, and improvisation. Playing solos and rhythm section concepts in duos, trios, and quartets. Recommended ability to read melodies and play major and minor chords in first position. Total of 36 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
MUSC 116  DRUM SET TECHNIQUES  
2 unit  
Recommended Preparation: MUSC 087A or enrollment as drummer/percussionist in one of the following: MUSC 057A, 057B, 057C, 057D, 057E, 057F, 057G, 061, 062, 070C, or retention based on successful audition

Basic techniques of drum set playing. Emphasis on hand-foot coordination. Styles studied include jazz, Latin and rock. Total of 36 hours lecture and 18 hours music laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
MUSC 117  RHYTHM SECTION TECHNIQUES  
2 unit  
Enrollment Limitation: Audition

Theory and techniques of playing in a rhythm section both as an independent unit and as the accompaniment to soloists, combos and big bands. Interpretation of individual function, style and written notation in jazz, rock, Latin and swing ensembles. For pianists, guitarists, bassists, set drummers, percussionists. Total of 36 hours lecture and 18 hours music laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
MUSC 121  LATIN PERCUSSION TECHNIQUES  
2 unit  

Percussion performance in Afro-Cuban and Brazilian musical styles. Playing techniques on specific instruments and idiomatic rhythmic patterns associated with regional musical styles.Instruments include congas, claves, guiro, timbales, cowbell, shekere and bongos. Total of 36 hours lecture and 18 hours music laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
MUSC 129A  MUSIC IN MULTIMEDIA  
3 unit  
Prerequisite(s): MUSC 001B and 096A

Survey of techniques for placing music in multimedia. Musical sources including music libraries, licensing existing music and composing original music for media. Musical techniques specific to media including tempo-mapping to accommodate dramatic action, spotting sessions, and narrative composition. Production techniques including MIDI and audio recording and score preparation for recording sessions. Total of 54 hours lecture and 18 hours music laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 131  MULTICULTURAL MUSIC MATERIALS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN  
3 unit  
Recommended Preparation: MUSC 030

Introduction to the basic concepts of multicultural education as applied to music for young children. Focus on varied musical arts of worldwide cultures reflected in North American society. Development of age-appropriate teaching strategies, materials, and resources designed to enhance multicultural music experiences for young children in group settings. Meets partial fulfillment of the requirements for Child Development specialization in preschool music education. Total 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
MUSC 133A  PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE-ORCHESTRA  
1 unit  
Enrollment Limitation: Retention based on successful audition

Rehearsal and preparations for actual performance by soloists and ensembles. Maximum credit 4 units, 1 unit each semester. Instrumental Ensemble Family: MUSC 043, 053, 060, 062, 133A, 133B. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 18 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Pass/No-Pass
MUSC 133B  PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE-CONCERT BAND  
1 unit  
Recommended Preparation: Retention based on successful audition

Rehearsal and preparations for actual performance by soloists and ensembles. Maximum credit 4 units, 1 unit each semester. Instrumentall Ensemble Family: MUSC 043, 053, 060, 062, 133A, 133B. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 18 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Pass/No-Pass
MUSC 133C  PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE-CHOIR  
1 unit  
Enrollment Limitation: Retention based on successful audition

Rehearsal and preparations for actual performance by soloists and ensembles. Maximum credit 4 units, 1 unit each semester. Choral Ensemble Family: MUSC 063, 064, 066, 133C. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 18 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Pass/No-Pass
MUSC 133D  PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE-JAZZ  
1 unit  
Enrollment Limitation: Retention based on successful audition

Rehearsal and preparations for actual performance by soloists and ensembles. Maximum credit 4 units, 1 unit each semester. Maximum of 4 enrollments allowed in the Jazz Ensemble Family: MUSC 056, 057B, 057C, 057D, 057E, 057F, 057G, 133D. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 18 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Pass/No-Pass
MUSC 133E  PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE-SMALL GROUPS  
1 unit  
Prerequisite(s): Retention based on successful audition

Rehearsal and preparations for actual performance by soloists and ensembles. Maximum credit 4 units, 1 unit each semester. Maximum of 4 enrollments allowed in the Chamber Ensemble Family: MUSC 038C, 044, 057A, 057E, 057I, 070A, 070B, 070C, 070D, 070E, 082, 133E. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 18 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Pass/No-Pass
MUSC 135  CURRICULUM APPLICATIONS OF MUSIC IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION  
3 unit  
Recommended Preparation: MUSC 030

Development and application of music curriculum in approved group programs for children from infancy through school age. Observing, planning, and guiding musical play and learning. Practical application of theoretical concepts. Meets partial fulfillment of the requirement for specialization in preschool music education. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
MUSC 144  INTRODUCTION TO IMPROVISATION  
3 unit  
Recommended Preparation: MUSC 040

Techniques of improvisation including a background of theory and skills. Experience in combo performance. Total of 54 hours lecture and 18 hours music laboratory. This course may be scheduled using the "To Be Arranged" (TBA) scheduling format.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
MUSC 171A  BEGINNING TECHNIQUES OF POPULAR SINGING  
2 unit  

Development of basic techniques and skills appropriate for singing various styles of popular music. Emphasis on fundamental singing techniques, interpretation, and stage presence. Music technology and the business of music. Solo singing performance required. Total of 36 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
MUSC 171B  INTERMEDIATE TECHNIQUES OF POPULAR SINGING  
2 unit  
Prerequisite(s): MUSC 171A

Development of intermediate level techniques and skills appropriate for singing various styles of commercial and popular music. Emphasis on fundamental singing techniques, song interpretation, and remembering how to enjoy performing. Music technology and the business of music. Ensemble and solo singing performance required. Total of 36 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade