Course Offerings

MUSIC (MUS)

THEORY

The integrated music theory courses are the core of a program which seeks to develop in the student ability to cope with any aural experience. The courses deal with the materials of music and how they combine to create musical structures, analysis of representative works and continued development of the musical ear and keyboard facility. Designed primarily for the music major and the liberal arts student with a serious interest in music.

Lower Division

100. Basic Musicianship
Rudiments of music: pitch, rhythm, scales, melody. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 101. (3 units)
101. Basic Musicianship Laboratory
Applied musicianship experience including sightsinging, dictation, and introductory keyboard activity. Credits may not be counted toward fulfilling the requirements of the music major. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 100. (1 unit)
120. Theory I
Basic materials of music and how they combine to create musical structures. Analysis of representative works is combined with creative work in counterpoint and harmony. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 121. Prerequisites: MUS 100 and 101 or equivalent or placement examination or consent of instructor. (3 units)
121. Theory I Laboratory
Continuation of MUS 101. Applied musicianship experience including sightsinging, dictation, and keyboard activity. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 120. Prerequisites: MUS 100 and 101 or equivalent or placement examination. (1 unit)
122. Theory II
Continuation of MUS 120. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 123. Prerequisites: MUS 120 and 121 or equivalent or consent of instructor. (3 units)
123. Theory II Laboratory
Continuation of MUS 121. Applied musicianship experience including sightsinging, dictation, and keyboard activity. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 122. Prerequisites: MUS 120 and 121 or equivalent. (1 unit)
230. Introduction to Jazz Improvisation
Techniques of jazz improvisation including melodic construction, functional jazz harmonies, practice techniques, primary chord types, auxiliary tones, chromaticisim and 12-bar blues form. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: MUS 122, 123, 221 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. (2 units)

Upper Division

320. Theory III
Melody, harmony and texture as they relate to musical structure; extension of tonality and its eventual evolution into twentieth century practice; analysis of representative compositions. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 321. Prerequisites: MUS 122 and 123 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. (3 units)
321. Theory III Laboratory
Continuation of sightsinging, ear and keyboard training. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 320. Prerequisites: MUS 122 and 123 or equivalent or consent of instructor. (1 unit)
322. Theory IV
Continuation of MUS 320. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 323. Prerequisites: MUS 320 and 321 or equivalent or consent of instructor. (3 units)
323. Theory IV Laboratory
Continuation of MUS 321. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 322. Prerequisites: MUS 320 and 321 or equivalent or consent of instructor. (1 unit)
324. Theory V
Continuation of MUS 322. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 325. Prerequisites: MUS 322 and 323 or equivalent or consent of instructor. (3 units)
325. Theory V Laboratory
Continuation of MUS 323. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 324. Prerequisites: MUS 322 and 323 or equivalent or consent of instructor. (1 unit)
330. Advanced Jazz Improvisation
Continuation of MUS 230. Studies of advanced techniques including chromatic harmony, tritone substitutions, substitute harmonic idioms, polyharmony, modal jazz, quartal jazz, and rhythm changes. Prerequisite: MUS 230 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. (2 units)
542. Studies in Musical Organization
Intensive study of aspects of musical organization: tonal, melodic and rhythmic. Prerequisite: satisfactory completion of MUS 315 or equivalent. (4 units)

HISTORY AND LITERATURE

These courses are concerned with musical ideas and styles, as well as social and aesthetic factors influencing sounds composers ultimately preferred and organized.

Lower Division

180. Studies in Music
Exploration of the elements of music and the nature of meaning and musical style, with emphasis on listening and analysis. (GE=C1) (4 units)
208. Vocal Music Literature
A survey of major works of solo and ensemble vocal literature. (1 unit)
209. Instrumental Music Literature
A survey of major works of solo and ensemble instrumental literature. (1 unit)
225. Music in the Theatre
A survey of music as it is allied with drama, dance and film. (4 units)
235. Popular Music Literature
A survey of the contributions of operetta, show-tune styles, gospel music, the blues, "standards" of the 30s and 40s, folk and country music, rhythm-and-blues, early rock-and-roll, and the more contemporary and progressive styles of rock, pop and new wave music to twentieth century American popular culture. (4 units)

Upper Division

304. History of Music I
Development of Western music from antiquity through the Renaissance, with emphasis on analysis, listening and individual study. Prerequisites: MUS 122 and 123 or consent of instructor. (4 units)
305. History of Music II
Continuation of MUS 304. Baroque to the late nineteenth century. Prerequisites: MUS 122 and 123 or consent of instructor. (4 units)
306. History of Music III
Continuation of MUS 305. Late Romantic to the present. Prerequisites: MUS 122 and 123 or consent of instructor. (4 units)
307. Music of 20th and 21st Centuries
Intensive study of musical currents in the 20th and 21st centuries. Prerequisite: MUS 306 or consent of instructor. (4 units)
308. Women in Music
Contributions of women to the occidental and non-Western musical heritage in the areas of composition, performance and dance. (GE=G2) (4 units)
309. Jazz History in America and African-American Culture
Chronological study of jazz in the United States and the study of African-American musical culture in the U.S. Addresses cultural, racial, social, musical, and gender-related influences of jazz on current American arts, pop culture, language, and entertainment demographics. (GE=G2) (4 units)
400. Studies in Composers
Intensive study in the life and works of a particular composer. Content will vary. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Prerequisite: MUS 306 or consent of instructor. (4 units)
401. Musical Theatre
History of musical theatre, literature and production. Also offered as TA 401, students may not receive credit for both. (4 units)
402. Studies in Genres
Intensive study of a particular genre or form, such as symphony, concerto, oratorio, opera. Content will vary. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Prerequisite: MUS 306 or consent of instructor. (4 units)
406. Orchestration
Instrumental literature and orchestration, including study of the instruments of the orchestra and writing for instrumental groups. Prerequisites: MUS 122 and 123 or consent of instructor. (2 units)
408. Arranging
Continuation of MUS 406. Techniques of arranging for instrumental and vocal groups. Prerequisite: MUS 406 or consent of instructor. (2 units)
426. Studies in Music History
Intensive study in selected style periods of music. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Prerequisites: MUS 304, 305 and 306 or consent of instructor. (4 units)
510. Special Topics in Music
Areas of special interest in the various fields of music selected for special presentation and development. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (4 units)

WORLD MUSIC

The following courses are concerned with music as it has developed and as it exists in various cultures of the world. Courses include background necessary to enable the student to understand the role of music in particular societies. Visiting faculty and guest musicians when possible. No prerequisites. Non-music majors encouraged to enroll.

Upper Division

350. Music of World Cultures
A study of the major musical traditions of the world in their cultural context. (GE=G2) (4 units)
351. Latin American Music
An overview of the history and current performance practices of classical, folk, and popular music of Latin America. (4 units)
352. African American Music
Historical development of the African American musical heritage. (4 units)
360. Music in the United States
Primarily concerned with music not directly related to Western European classical traditions: folk heritage and blues tradition. (4 units)

COMPOSITION

Working creatively with sound in a relatively unstructured situation. Experimentation is encouraged, based on individual abilities and preferences.

Lower Division

266. Introduction to Computer and Electronic Music
An introduction to the history, development and practice of computer and electronic music. Non-majors are encouraged to enroll. (4 units)

Upper Division

416. Advanced Computer and Electronic Music
Intensive study in the history, development and practice of computer and electronic music. Prerequisite: MUS 266 or consent of instructor. (4 units)

COMMERCIAL MUSIC

Lower Division

260. Commercial Songwriting
Introduction to the harmony, melody, form, and lyrics used in commercial song and jingle composition. Students will compose original songs and jingles as part of the course requirements. Prerequisites: MUS 122, 123, and consent of department. (2 units)
267. Introduction to Studio Recording Techniques
Introductory course dealing with microphone techniques, aspects of recording, multi-tracking, mix-down and editing. (4 units)

Upper Division

414. Commercial Arranging and Scoring
Arranging and scoring techniques for groups of varied instrumentation, and for various commercial applications, including traditional songs, jingles, and video scoring. Prerequisites: MUS 260 and 406 or consent of instructor. (2 units)
417. Composition for Films and Television
Study of the aesthetic, psychological and practical techniques involved in composing music for films and television. Prerequisite: MUS 414 or consent of instructor. (4 units)
427. Advanced Studio Recording Techniques
Intensive course dealing with microphone techniques, aspects of recording, multi-tracking, mix-down and editing. Prerequisite: MUS 267 or consent of instructor. (4 units)
429. Topics in Music Technology
Areas of special interest in the field of music technology. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Prerequisite: MUS 416 or consent of instructor. (4 units)
475. Internship in Commercial Music
Supervised work in a public or private setting that provides substantial experience in creating, performing, recording, editing, or mastering commercial music, including song/video scoring and composition, studio and live performance, and recording engineering. May be repeated twice for a maximum of 6 units. Assumes 30 hours of work per unit of credit. Graded credit/no credit. Prerequisites: MUS 414 and 349. (2 units)
575. Internship in Music Technology
Supervised work in a public or private setting that provides professional experience in the field of music technology. May be repeated once for credit. Generally assumes 30 hours of work per unit of credit. Graded credit/no credit. Prerequisites: MUS 348, 429, and consent of instructor. (4 units)

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Upper Division

528. Special Projects
Individual projects in orchestration, conducting and score reading, theory, history, composition, electronic music. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (1-4 units)

MUSIC EDUCATION

The following courses are designed for the prospective elementary and secondary school teacher.

Lower Division

201. Class Strings
  1. I: Beginning study on violin, viola, cello and bass. A minimum of one additional hour per quarter of guided field experience at an approved setting is required. (1 unit)
  2. II: Continued study on violin, viola, cello and bass. A minimum of one additional hour per quarter of guided field experience at an approved setting is required. Prerequisite: MUS 201A. (1 unit)
202. Class Woodwinds
  1. I: Beginning study on selected woodwinds. A minimum of one additional hour per quarter of guided field experience at an approved setting is required. (1 unit)
  2. II: Continued study on selected woodwinds. A minimum of one additional hour per quarter of guided field experience at an approved setting is required. Prerequisite: MUS 202A. (1 unit)
203. Class Brass
  1. I: Beginning study on selected brass instruments. A minimum of one additional hour per quarter of guided field experience at an approved setting is required. (1 unit)
  2. II: Continued study on selected brass instruments. A minimum of one additional hour per quarter of guided field experience at an approved setting is required. Prerequisite: MUS 203A. (1 unit)
204. Class Percussion
  1. I: Beginning study of percussion instruments. A minimum of one additional hour per quarter of guided field experience at an approved setting is required. (1 unit)
  2. II: Continued study of percussion instruments. A minimum of one additional hour per quarter of guided field experience at an approved setting is required. Prerequisite: MUS 204A. (1 unit)
205. Class Guitar
  1. I: Beginning study of guitar. (1 unit)
  2. II: Continued study of guitar. (1 unit)
206. Class Voice
Fundamentals of singing, voice production and diction. A minimum of one additional hour per quarter of guided field experience at an approved setting is required. (1 unit)
207. Diction for Singers
Proper diction and pronunciation used in English, Latin, Italian, French and German vocal literature. Examples drawn from standard vocal literature. (1 unit)
210. Conducting
Introduction to basic conducting techniques. A minimum of two additional hours per quarter of guided field experience at an approved setting is required. Prerequisites: MUS 122 and 123 or equivalent. (2 units)
220. Class Piano I
Basic keyboard techniques, including music reading, keyboard harmony and improvisation. Credit may not be counted toward fulfilling requirements of the music major. (1 unit)
221. Class Piano II
Basic keyboard techniques, including music reading, keyboard harmony and improvisation. Credit may not be counted toward fulfilling requirements of the music major. (1 unit)
222. Class Piano III
Basic keyboard techniques, including music reading, keyboard harmony and improvisation. (1 unit)

Upper Division

301. Choral Conducting
Techniques and skills employed in the performance of choral literature. A minimum of two additional hours per quarter of guided field experience at an approved setting is required. Prerequisite: MUS 210. (2 units)
302. Music Theatre Production
Preparation and performance of major musical theater productions, including Broadway-styled musicals, opera, opera scenes, madrigal feasts, variety shows, and the like. May be repeated for credit. Total credit units that apply to any degree emphasis area are outlined in the specific catalog description for that emphasis. (2 units)
303. Instrumental Conducting
Techniques and skills employed in the performance of instrumental literature. A minimum of two additional hours per quarter of guided field experience at an approved setting is required. Prerequisite: MUS 210. (2 units)
370. Music for Elementary Classroom Teachers
Basic elements of music, including teaching strategies for using music in the elementary classroom. Class activities will include singing, movement, listening, playing classroom instruments, and musical composition. Students will also develop proficiency on the soprano recorder. Each student will develop and present a lesson plan integrating teaching of musical skills with other areas of the elementary curriculum, in accordance with the California and National Standards of Visual and Performing Arts. Two hours lecture and two hours activity. (3 units)
372. Music Materials for Classroom Teachers
Extension of the concepts of music education in the elementary school as developed in MUS 370. Practical strategies for integration of computer technologies into the curriculum are explored as well as the evaluation of elementary music textbooks and software. Writing projects include short- and long-term lesson plans to assist the child in becoming musically literate as outlined in the California Standards for Visual and Performing Arts.
Special emphasis will be given to preparation for the CSET Music Subject Matter Examination. Open to liberal studies majors, music majors, and others with sufficient background. Prerequisite: MUS 100 or 370 or consent of instructor. (4 units)
374. Music Methods for Classroom Teachers
Major methodological approaches to teaching the basic elements of music. Methods studied will include, but not be limited to the following: Orff-Schulwerk, Kodaly, Dalcroze, Gordon Learning Theory and Suzuki. An understanding of each approach, its history, and application to classroom music instruction at both the elementary and secondary levels, along with continued proficiency on the soprano recorder. This course is designed in accordance with the California Standards for Visual and Performing Arts. Open to liberal studies majors, music majors, and others with sufficient background. Prerequisite: MUS 100 or 370 or consent of instructor. (4 units)
410. Music in the Elementary Schools
Materials and objectives in teaching music at the elementary school, including specialized instrumental and choral programs, singing and listening activities, and the use of simple instruments appropriate to child growth and development. Field work is included. Prerequisite: MUS 315 or consent of instructor. (4 units)
411. Teaching Music in Secondary Schools
Materials and objectives for teaching music in the secondary schools, including specialized instrumental and choral programs and marching band techniques. Field work is included. Prerequisite: MUS 315 or consent of instructor. (4 units)
513. Orff Schulwerk Level I
Music learning and teaching through the application of the Orff Schulwerk approach. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (4 units)
514. Orff Schulwerk Level II
Music learning and teaching through the application of the Orff Schulwerk approach. Prerequisite: MUS 513. (4 units)
516. Teaching Recorder in the Elementary Classroom I
Development of personal performance skills on the soprano and tenor recorders as well as developing instructional skills in teaching these recorders in the elementary schools. (2 units)
517. Teaching Recorder in the Elementary Classroom II
Development of personal performance skills on the alto and bass recorders as well as developing instructional skills in teaching these recorders in the elementary school. Prerequisite: MUS 516. (2 units)
519. Audio Production
Methods for creating appropriate musical/audio instructional materials using basic audio production equipment. Does not count toward the music major. (2 units)
535. Computer Studies for Music Teachers
This course is intended for music teachers who wish to become familiar not only with hardware, music software, and basic computer music operations, but also with the specific uses of computer technology in the music classroom. (2 units)

APPLIED MUSIC

Music majors are required to take a minimum of nine units of applied music. Permission to register in either lower- or upper-division applied music lessons can be granted only after a placement audition and the approval of the full-time music faculty. Applied music lessons are available to music majors only, and may be taken only with concurrent enrollment in one of the major performance ensembles.

For students planning a career in music education, it is strongly recommended that, in addition to the nine-unit requirement on a major instrument, three units of applied music study on a secondary instrument be included.

All music majors are required to study on their major instrument a minimum of nine quarters while they are in residence. All applied music lessons constitute a one-half hour private instruction each week for the ten-week term.

The following preparatory applied music courses are open only to prospective music majors whose performance proficiency is below the collegiate level of MUS 140-145. Applied instruction at the preparatory MUS 80-85 level does not apply toward the degree or major. Enrollment in Preparatory Applied MUS 80-85 is permitted for a maximum of three units.

  • MUS 80. Preparatory Voice (1 unit)
  • MUS 81. Preparatory Piano (1 unit)
  • MUS 82. Preparatory String Instrument
    1. Violin (1 unit)
    2. Viola (1 unit)
    3. Cello (1 unit)
    4. Bass (1 unit)
    5. Guitar (1 unit)
    6. Harp (1 unit)
  • MUS 83. Preparatory Wind Instrument
    1. Flute (1 unit)
    2. Clarinet (1 unit)
    3. Oboe (1 unit)
    4. Bassoon (1 unit)
    5. Saxophone (1 unit)
  • MUS 84. Preparatory Brass Instrument
    1. Trumpet (1 unit)
    2. Horn (1 unit)
    3. Trombone (1 unit)
    4. Tuba (1 unit)
  • MUS 85. Preparatory Percussion (1 unit)
80. Preparatory Voice
One-half hour per week of private instruction. Open only to prospective music majors whose performance proficiency is below the collegiate level of MUS 140. Credit does not apply toward the degree or major. May be repeated for a maximum of three units. Graded credit/no credit. (1 unit)
81. Preparatory Piano
One-half hour per week of private instruction. Open only to prospective music majors whose performance proficiency is below the collegiate level of MUS 141. Credit does not apply toward the degree or major. May be repeated for a maximum of three units. Graded credit/no credit. (1 unit)
82. Preparatory String Instrument
One-half hour per week of private instruction. Open only to prospective music majors whose performance proficiency is below the collegiate level of MUS 142. Credit does not apply toward the degree or major. May be repeated for a maximum of three units. Graded credit/no credit.
  1. Violin (1 unit)
  2. Viola (1 unit)
  3. Cello (1 unit)
  4. Bass (1 unit)
  5. Guitar (1 unit)
  6. Harp (1 unit)
83. Preparatory Wind Instrument
One-half hour per week of private instruction. Open only to prospective music majors whose performance proficiency is below the collegiate level of MUS 143. Credit does not apply toward the degree or major. May be repeated for a maximum of three units. Graded credit/no credit.
  1. Flute (1 unit)
  2. Clarinet (1 unit)
  3. Oboe (1 unit)
  4. Bassoon (1 unit)
  5. Saxophone (1 unit)
84. Preparatory Brass Instrument
One-half hour per week of private instruction. Open only to prospective music majors whose performance proficiency is below the collegiate level of MUS 144. Credit does not apply toward the degree or major. May be repeated for a maximum of three units. Graded credit/no credit.
  1. Trumpet (1 unit)
  2. Horn (1 unit)
  3. Trombone (1 unit)
  4. Tuba (1 unit)
85. Preparatory Percussion
One-half hour per week of private instruction. Open only to prospective music majors whose performance proficiency is below the collegiate level of MUS 145. Credit does not apply toward the degree or major. May be repeated for a maximum of three units. Graded credit/no credit. (1 unit)

Lower Division

The following music courses are available to undergraduate music majors only:
140. Lower-Division Voice I
One-half hour per week of private instruction. Must be taken concurrently with either MUS 385 or 386. May be repeated for a maximum of six units. Prerequisites: placement audition and approval of music faculty. (1 unit)
141. Lower-Division Keyboard Instrument I
One-half hour per week of private instruction. Must be taken concurrently with one of MUS 380, 381, 385, or 386. May be repeated for a maximum of six units. Prerequisites: placement audition and approval of music faculty.
  1. Piano (1 unit)
  2. Organ (1 unit)
  3. Harpsichord (1 unit)
142. Lower-Division String Instrument I
One-half hour per week of private instruction. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 380. May be repeated for a maximum of six units. Prerequisites: placement audition and approval of music faculty.
  1. Violin (1 unit)
  2. Viola (1 unit)
  3. Cello (1 unit)
  4. Bass (1 unit)
  5. Guitar (1 unit)
  6. Harp (1 unit)
143. Lower-Division Wind Instrument I
One-half hour per week of private instruction. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 381. May be repeated for a maximum of six units. Prerequisites: placement audition and approval of music faculty.
  1. Flute (1 unit)
  2. Clarinet (1 unit)
  3. Oboe (1 unit)
  4. Bassoon (1 unit)
  5. Saxophone (1 unit)
144. Lower-Division Brass Instrument I
One-half hour per week of private instruction. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 381. May be repeated for a maximum of six units. Prerequisites: placement audition and approval of music faculty.
  1. Trumpet (1 unit)
  2. Horn (1 unit)
  3. Trombone (1 unit)
  4. Tuba (1 unit)
145. Lower-Division Percussion Instrument I
One-half hour per week of private instruction. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 381. May be repeated for a maximum of six units. Prerequisites: placement audition and approval of music faculty. (1 unit)
240. Lower-Division Voice II
One-half hour per week of private instruction. Must be taken concurrently with either MUS 385 or 386. May be repeated for a maximum of six units. Prerequisites: placement audition and approval of music faculty. (1 unit)
241. Lower-Division Keyboard Instrument II
One-half hour per week of private instruction. Must be taken concurrently with one of MUS 380, 381, 385, or 386. May be repeated for a maximum of six units. Prerequisites: placement audition and approval of music faculty.
  1. Piano (1 unit)
  2. Organ (1 unit)
  3. Harpsichord (1 unit)
242. Lower-Division String Instrument II
One-half hour per week of private instruction. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 380. May be repeated for a maximum of six units. Prerequisites: placement audition and approval of music faculty.
  1. Violin (1 unit)
  2. Viola (1 unit)
  3. Cello (1 unit)
  4. Bass (1 unit)
  5. Guitar (1 unit)
  6. Harp (1 unit)
243. Lower-Division Wind Instrument II
One-half hour per week of private instruction. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 381. May be repeated for a maximum of six units. Prerequisites: placement audition and approval of music faculty.
  1. Flute (1 unit)
  2. Clarinet (1 unit)
  3. Oboe (1 unit)
  4. Bassoon (1 unit)
  5. Saxophone (1 unit)
244. Lower-Division Brass Instrument II
One-half hour per week of private instruction. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 381. May be repeated for a maximum of six units. Prerequisites: placement audition and approval of music faculty.
  1. Trumpet (1 unit)
  2. Horn (1 unit)
  3. Trombone (1 unit)
  4. Tuba (1 unit)
245. Lower-Division Percussion Instrument II
One-half hour per week of private instruction. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 381. May be repeated for a maximum of six units. Prerequisites: placement audition and approval of music faculty. (1 unit)
246. Lower-Division Composition
One-half hour per week of private instruction. Must be taken concurrently with one of MUS 380, 381, 385, or 386. May be repeated for a maximum of six units. Prerequisites: MUS 122 and 123 or equivalent, at least one year of applied vocal or instrumental instruction at the collegiate level (MUS 140-145), a placement audition, and approval of music faculty. (1 unit)

Upper Division

340. Upper-Division Voice I
One-half hour per week of private instruction. Must be taken concurrently with either MUS 385 or 386. May be repeated for a maximum of six units. Prerequisites: placement audition and approval of music faculty. (1 unit)
341. Upper-Division Keyboard Instrument I
One-half hour per week of private instruction. Must be taken concurrently with one of MUS 380, 381, 385, or 386. May be repeated for a maximum of six units. Prerequisites: placement audition and approval of music faculty.
  1. Piano (1 unit)
  2. Organ (1 unit)
  3. Harpsichord (1 unit)
342. Upper-Division String Instrument I
One-half hour per week of private instruction. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 380. May be repeated for a maximum of six units. Prerequisites: placement audition and approval of music faculty.
  1. Violin (1 unit)
  2. Viola (1 unit)
  3. Cello (1 unit)
  4. Bass (1 unit)
  5. Guitar (1 unit)
  6. Harp (1 unit)
343. Upper-Division Wind Instrument I
One-half hour per week of private instruction. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 381. May be repeated for a maximum of six units. Prerequisites: placement audition and approval of music faculty.
  1. Flute (1 unit)
  2. Clarinet (1 unit)
  3. Oboe (1 unit)
  4. Bassoon (1 unit)
  5. Saxophone (1 unit)
344. Upper-Division Brass Instrument I
One-half hour per week of private instruction. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 381. May be repeated for a maximum of six units. Prerequisites: placement audition and approval of music faculty.
  1. Trumpet (1 unit)
  2. Horn (1 unit)
  3. Trombone (1 unit)
  4. Tuba (1 unit)
345. Upper-Division Percussion Instrument I
One-half hour per week of private instruction. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 381. May be repeated for a maximum of six units. Prerequisites: placement audition and approval of music faculty. (1 unit)
346. Upper-Division Composition I
One-half hour per week of private instruction. Must be taken concurrently with one of MUS 380, 381, 385, or 386. May be repeated for a maximum of six units. Prerequisites: placement audition and approval of music faculty. (1 unit)
348. Applied Technology I
Individual instruction in applied music technology and directed study in characteristic repertoire, live performance, digital programming, and/or creative layering of sound. One-half hour per week of private instruction. Formerly MUS 447. Must be taken concurrently with one of MUS 380, 381, 385, or 386. May be repeated for a maximum of six units. Prerequisite: MUS 416 or 427 and approval of music faculty. (1 unit)
349. Applied Commercial Music
Individual instruction in applied commercial music composition, scoring, performance, and/or engineering, including directed study in ProTools and MIDI software and hardware, commercial performance practice for studio and live settings, refinement of compositional skills for particular commercial genres and needs, and other topics selected with instructor's approval. One-half hour per week of private instruction. Must be taken concurrently with one of MUS 380, 381, 385, or 386. May be repeated for a maximum of six units. Prerequisites: MUS 266 and 416 and approval of music faculty. (1 unit)
440. Upper-Division Voice II
One-half hour per week of private instruction. Must be taken concurrently with either MUS 385 or 386. May be repeated for a maximum of six units. Prerequisites: placement audition and approval of music faculty. (1 unit)
441. Upper-Division Keyboard Instrument II
One-half hour per week of private instruction. Must be taken concurrently with one of MUS 380, 381, 385, or 386. May be repeated for a maximum of six units. Prerequisites: placement audition and approval of music faculty.
  1. Piano (1 unit)
  2. Organ (1 unit)
  3. Harpsichord (1 unit)
442. Upper-Division String Instrument II
One-half hour per week of private instruction. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 380. May be repeated for a maximum of six units. Prerequisites: placement audition and approval of music faculty.
  1. Violin (1 unit)
  2. Viola (1 unit)
  3. Cello (1 unit)
  4. Bass (1 unit)
  5. Guitar (1 unit)
  6. Harp (1 unit)
443. Upper-Division Wind Instrument II
One-half hour per week of private instruction. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 381. May be repeated for a maximum of six units. Prerequisites: placement audition and approval of music faculty.
  1. Flute (1 unit)
  2. Clarinet (1 unit)
  3. Oboe (1 unit)
  4. Bassoon (1 unit)
  5. Saxophone (1 unit)
444. Upper-Division Brass Instrument II
One-half hour per week of private instruction. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 381. May be repeated for a maximum of six units. Prerequisites: placement audition and approval of music faculty.
  1. Trumpet (1 unit)
  2. Horn (1 unit)
  3. Trombone (1 unit)
  4. Tuba (1 unit)
445. Upper-Division Percussion Instrument II
One-half hour per week of private instruction. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 381. May be repeated for a maximum of six units. Prerequisites: placement audition and approval of music faculty. (1 unit)
446. Upper-Division Composition II
One-half hour per week of private instruction. Must be taken concurrently with one of MUS 380, 381, 385, or 386. May be repeated for a maximum of six units. Prerequisites: placement audition and approval of music faculty. (1 unit)
448. Applied Technology II
Advanced individual instruction in applied music technology, with directed study in characteristic repertoire, live performance, digital programming, and creative layering of sound. One-half hour per week of private instruction. Must be taken concurrently with one of MUS 380, 381, 385, or 386. May be repeated for a maximum of six units. Prerequisites: MUS 348 or consent of instructor. (1 unit)
498. Junior Project
Independent study with applied instructor or principal instructor in area of emphasis. Prerequisite: junior standing and consent of department. Formerly MUS 992. (1 unit)
499. Junior Recital
Preparation for recital with applied instructor. Prerequisites: junior standing, attained 300-level in applied study, and consent of department. Formerly MUS 995. (1 unit)
598. Senior Project
Independent study with applied music instructor or principal instructor in area of emphasis. Prerequisites: senior standing and consent of department. Formerly MUS 993. (1 unit)
599. Senior Recital
Preparation for recital with applied instructor. Prerequisites: senior standing, attained 400-level in applied study, and consent of department Formerly MUS 996. (1 unit)

PERFORMANCE ORGANIZATIONS

Participation in performance organizations may be repeated for credit.

Upper Division

375. Music Theatre Internship
Supervised work in a public or private setting that includes primarily professional auditioning and performing experience in the field of music theater. May be repeated twice for credit. Generally assumes 30 hours of work per unit of credit. Graded credit/no credit. Prerequisites: DAN 300, MUS 340, and either MUS 302, 387 or TA 302. (2 units)
380. Chamber Orchestra
Performance of representative orchestral literature. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (1 unit)
381. Symphonic Band
Performance of representative symphonic band literature. (1 unit)
382. Chamber Music
Performance of small ensemble music as determined by available instrumentation. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
  1. Woodwinds (1 unit)
  2. Percussion (1 unit)
  3. Flute Choir (1 unit)
  4. Brass Quintet (1 unit)
  5. Saxophone (1 unit)
  6. Guitar Ensemble (1 unit)
  7. Clarinet Ensemble (1 unit)
  8. Jazz Combo. Prerequisite: MUS 230 or consent of instructor. (1 unit)
385. Concert Choir
Performance of representative choral literature. (1 unit)
386. Chamber Singers
Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (1 unit)
387. Opera Theatre I
Preparation and rehearsal of major music theatre productions, including opera, operetta, and opera scenes. May be repeated for credit. Total credit units apply to any degree emphasis are outlined in the specific catalog description for that emphasis. Students admitted into this course must also register for MUS 397 in the Spring quarter of the same academic year. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (1 unit)
388. Women's Chorus
Performance of representative choral literature for women's ensemble. (1 unit)
389. Chamber Winds
Performance of representative literature for wind ensemble. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (1 unit)
391. Jazz Ensemble
Performance of representative jazz ensemble literature. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (1 unit)
392. Vocal Jazz
A select vocal ensemble dedicated to the performance of American vocal jazz, emphasizing vocal jazz improvisation and jazz styles. Active performance schedule can be expected. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (1 unit)
393. Collegium Musicum
Performance of representative vocal and instrumental literature from the Medieval and Renaissance periods. Four hours activity per week. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (1 unit)
395. Symphonic Choir
Performance of major works for large choral ensemble. Will present at least one public performance per quarter. Open to all students by audition. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (1 unit)
396. Reverence Singers
Performance of vocal literature from the Afro-American tradition. (1 unit)
397. Opera Theatre II
Continuation of MUS 387. Preparation and performance of major music theatre productions, including opera, operetta, and opera scenes. May be repeated for credit. Total units may apply to any degree emphasis area outlined in the specific catalog description for that emphasis. Prerequisite: MUS 387 in the same academic year. (2 units)

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT

Upper Division

399. Community Service Project
Credit for performing academically related tasks in such agencies as governmental, social service and educational institutions. May be repeated for a total of six units. No more than six units of credit for Community Service Project courses may be applied toward degree requirements. Graded credit/no credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (1-2 units)

Graduate level courses can be found on Page 505 in the 2012-2014 Bulletin of Courses.

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