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AUDITIONS TO MEET THE PREREQUISITE

Students enrolling in music classes with a performance level prerequisite who have not taken the prerequisite may audition as directed by the instructor at the first meeting.

AUDITIONS FOR ENSEMBLES

Students enrolling in Music Ensemble classes where the description indicates a need for an audition will audition as directed by the instructor at the first class meeting.

 

MUSIC 101 Fundamentals of Music (3) UC:CSU
Lecture 3 hours.
(For the non-Music major.) A study of the fundamentals of music including notation, meter signatures and rhythms, major and minor scales and key signatures, intervals, triads, terms and symbols. Some sight reading and ear training is included. Satisfies Humanities requirement for graduation.
 
MUSIC 111 Music Appreciation I (3) UC:CSU
Lecture 3 hours.
Required of all Music majors. Open to all students.
The student learns about masterpieces of western music from the Middle Ages to the present day with an emphasis on perceptive listening. Topics include the elements of music, musical forms, music periods, styles, and the role of music and musicians in the western world. Fulfills humanities requirements for graduation.
 
MUSIC 121 Music History and Literature I (3) UC:CSU
Lecture 3 hours.
Advisories:  Music 111 and Music 202.
The student studies music history and literature from earliest times to 1750, including music of the ancient Greeks, early Christians, Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque periods, through the music of Bach and Handel.
 
MUSIC 122 Music History and Literature II (3) UC:CSU
Lecture 3 hours.
Advisory:  Music 111 and Music 202.
This course is a survey of music history and music literature from 1750 to the present time, including music of the Pre-Classic, Classic, and Romantic periods, as well as Contemporary 20th Century music.
 
MUSIC 135 African-American Music (3) UC:CSU
Lecture 3 hours.
A study of African and African-American music and their influence on folk, spirituals, gospels, concert music, opera, ballet, blues and jazz underscoring styles, characteristics, origin and contributions by African-American artists. (Credit allowed for only one of Music 135 and African-American Studies 60.) Satisfies Humanities requirement for graduation.
 
MUSIC 137 Music as a Business (3) (A)
Lecture 3 hours.
The student learns the skills and knowledge necessary for success in the many careers available in the music industry. Covers the roles of personal managers, agents and attorneys; the process of producing, publishing and copyrighting songs; and record production and marketing.
 
MUSIC 152-1 Current Musical Events I (1)
Laboratory 2 hours.
The student observes live concert performances, developing an understanding of the basic elements of music and acceptable audience behavior.
 
MUSIC 152-2 Current Musical Events II (1)
Laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 152-1
The student observes and critiques live concert performances, developing an understanding of more advanced elements, styles and forms of music.
 
MUSIC 161 Introduction to Electronic Music (3) CSU
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours.
The student learns electro-acoustic, MIDI and computer assisted music techniques for both the MAC and PC platforms. Emphasis is in computer-assisted sequencing, digital and MIDI recording, mixing, sound reinforcement and CD production.
 
MUSIC 180-1 Applied Music Laboratory I (1.5) CSU
Laboratory 5 hours.
Co-requisite: Music 181
The student uses departmental practice rooms to further enhance appropriate techniques and repertoire for the specific instrument or voice being studied in the co-requisite music course, with an emphasis on the progressive development of skills needed for solo performance. The focus is on playing or singing with precise rhythms, correct pitches and accurate intonation.
 
MUSIC 180-2 Applied Music Laboratory II (1.5) CSU
Laboratory 5 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 180-1
Co-requisite: Music 182
The student uses departmental practice rooms to further enhance appropriate techniques and repertoire for the specific instrument or voice being studied in the co-requisite music course, with an emphasis on the progressive development of skills needed for solo performance. The focus is on playing or singing with the articulation, dynamics, phrasing, and expression appropriate to the literature being studied, and if singing, diction appropriate to texts of the literature.
 
MUSIC 180-3 Applied Music Laboratory III (1.5) CSU
Laboratory 5 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 180-2
Co-requisite: Music 183
The student uses departmental practice rooms to further enhance appropriate techniques and repertoire for the specific instrument or voice being studied in the co-requisite music course, with an emphasis on the progressive development of skills needed for solo performance. The focus is on demonstrating appropriate blend and balance when performing with an accompanist, and playing or singing in a manner suitable to the genre, period, and style of the literature.
 
MUSIC 180-4 Applied Music Laboratory IV (1.5) CSU
Laboratory 5 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 180-3
Co-requisite: Music 184
The student uses departmental practice rooms to further enhance appropriate techniques and repertoire for the specific instrument or voice being studied in the co-requisite music course, with an emphasis on the progressive development of skills needed for solo performance. The focus is on memorizing performance literature and development of repertoire for exit recital and auditions for transfer.
 
MUSIC 181 Applied Music I (0.5) UC:CSU
Laboratory 1 hour.
Co-requisite: Music 180-1.
The student studies appropriate techniques and repertoire for the specific instrument or voice being studied, with an emphasis on the progressive development of skills needed for solo performance. The focus is on playing or singing with precise rhythms, correct pitches and accurate intonation. Achievement is evaluated through a juried performance. For transfer-oriented music majors as determined by the Music Department. (Confirmation of enrollment subject to audition.) 
 
MUSIC 182 Applied Music II (0.5) UC:CSU
Laboratory 1 hour.
Prerequisite: Music 181 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
Co-requisite: Music 180-2.
The student studies appropriate techniques and repertoire for the specific instrument or voice being studied, with an emphasis on the progressive development of skills needed for solo performance. The focus is on playing or singing with the articulation, dynamics, phrasing, and expression appropriate to the literature being studied, and if singing, diction appropriate to texts of the literature. Achievement is evaluated through a juried performance. For transfer-oriented music majors as determined by the Music Department. (Confirmation of enrollment subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 183 Applied Music III (0.5) UC:CSU
Laboratory 1 hour.
Prerequisite: Music 182 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
Co-requisite: Music 180-3.
The student studies appropriate techniques and repertoire for the specific instrument or voice being studied, with an emphasis on the progressive development of skills needed for solo performance. The focus is on demonstrating appropriate blend and balance when performing with an accompanist, and playing or singing in a stylistically appropriate manner suitable to the genre, period, and style of the literature. Achievement is evaluated through a juried performance. For transfer-oriented music majors as determined by the Music Department. (Confirmation of enrollment subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 184 Applied Music IV (0.5) UC:CSU
Laboratory 1 hour.
Prerequisite: Music 183 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
Co-requisite: Music 180-4.
The student studies appropriate techniques and repertoire for the specific instrument or voice being studied, with an emphasis on the progressive development of skills needed for solo performance. The focus is on memorizing performance literature and development of repertoire for exit recital and auditions for transfer. Achievement is evaluated through a juried performance. For transfer-oriented music majors as determined by the Music Department. (Confirmation of enrollment subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 185 Directed Study (1) CSU
Lecture 1 hour.
Vocal and instrumental students pursue directed study on a contract basis under the direction of a supervising instructor.
 
MUSIC 200 Introduction to Music Theory (4) UC:CSU
Lecture 2 hours. Lab 4 hours.
The student writes and recognizes rhythm and meter, basic properties of sound, intervals, diatonic scales and triads, diatonic chords, basic cadential formulas and phrase structure, dominant seventh chords, figured bass symbols, and non-harmonic tones. The student applies and develops these materials through ear training, sight singing, analysis, and dictation. The student also develops skills in handwritten notation.
 
MUSIC 201 Harmony I (3) UC:CSU
Lecture 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 200 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
Co-requisite: Music 217-2
The student writes and analyzes diatonic harmony including primary and secondary triads and the dominant seventh chord. Also includes figured bass and non-harmonic tones, as well as introducing two-part counterpoint, non-dominant seventh chords, secondary dominants and modulation. Students taking this class should also enroll in Music 217-2.
 
MUSIC 202 Harmony II (3) UC:CSU
Lecture 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 201 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
Corequisite: Music 218-2
The student writes and analyzes advanced diatonic and beginning chromatic harmony using seventh chords, modally borrowed chords, sequences, secondary dominants, simple modulations, basic musical forms, and the writing of original compositions. Students enrolling in this class should also enroll in Music 218-2.
 
MUSIC 203 Harmony III (3) UC:CSU
Lecture 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 202 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
Co-requisite: Music 219-2
The student writes and analyzes advanced chromatic harmony using augmented chords, linear chromatic chords, Neapolitan chords, augmented-sixth chords, chromatic mediants, tall chords, altered chords, and enharmonic and chromatic modulation. The student also writes and analyzes jazz and modal harmony as well as twentieth century techniques including Impressionism, tone rows, set theory, polytonality/pandiatonicism, and advanced meter/rhythm. Students enrolling in this class should also enroll in Music 219-2.
 
MUSIC 217-2 Musicianship 2 (1) UC:CSU
Laboratory 3 hours
Prerequisite: Music 200 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
Corequisite: Music 201
The student applies and develops the rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic materials of Harmony I (diatonic harmony) through ear training, sight singing, analysis, and dictation.
 
MUSIC 218 Sight Reading I (1)
Lecture 1 hour.
Prerequisite: Music 200 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
The student will acquire basic skills in sight reading rhythms and melodies. The goal is to acquire sight reading skills necessary for reading, performing, composing and producing music.
 
MUSIC 218-2 Musicianship 3 (1) UC:CSU
Laboratory 3 hours
Prerequisite: Music 201 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
Corequisite: Music 202
The student applies and develops the rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic materials of Harmony II (advanced diatonic and beginning chromatic harmony) through ear training, sight singing, analysis, and dictation.
 
MUSIC 219-2 Musicianship 4 (1) UC:CSU
Laboratory 3 hours
Prerequisite: Music 202 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
Corequisite: Music 203
The student applies and develops the rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic materials of Harmony III (advanced chromatic harmony and twentieth century techniques) through ear training, sight singing, analysis, and dictation.
 
MUSIC 221 Counterpoint I (3) UC:CSU
Lecture 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 202 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
The student studies 18th-century contrapuntal techniques in two, three and four voices, including species counterpoint, invertible counterpoint, motive development and canon and resulting in analysis and composition of two-part inventions, binary dance forms and three and four-part fugue expositions.
 
MUSIC 223 Twentieth Century Compositional Techniques (3) UC:CSU
Lecture 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 202 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
The student learns melodic, harmonic and rhythmic techniques of the Twentieth Century, resulting in the writing of original compositions.
 
MUSIC 224 Composition (3)
Lecture 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 201 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
The student composes instrumental works based on specific compositional techniques. The student will establish a solid technique in counterpoint, harmony, and instrumentation, resulting in a greater awareness of new compositional ideas and aesthetics. The goal is to apply those techniques and ideas to the development of a personal approach to composition.
 
MUSIC 231 Orchestration and Arranging I (3) UC:CSU
Lecture 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 202 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent. Advisory: Music 241.
The student studies instrumentation and beginning orchestration, including writing for various instrumental groups.
 
MUSIC 232 Orchestration and Arranging II (3) UC:CSU
Lecture 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 231 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
The student studies intermediate to advanced orchestration and arranging.
 
MUSIC 241 Music Notation and Copying I (1) CSU
Lecture 1 hour.
Instruction and practical experience in the techniques and materials required for music preparation to create both handwritten and computer generated scores. This course does not deal with music composition, but only with how to copy existing music in a professional manner.
 
MUSIC 242 Music Notation and Copying II (1) CSU
Lecture 1 hour.
Prerequisite: Music 241 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
Continued instruction and practical experience in the techniques and materials required for music preparation to create both handwritten and computer generated scores.
 
MUSIC 243 Music Notation and Copying III (1) CSU
Lecture 1 hour.
Prerequisite: Music 242 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
Continued instruction and practical experience in the techniques and materials required for music preparation to create both handwritten and computer generated scores.
 
MUSIC 250-1 Music Performance Workshop I (1)
Laboratory 3 hours.
The student prepares, rehearses and performs or records selected musical works, focusing on rhythm, intonation, articulation, expression, and professional standards of conduct. Additional emphasis is on basic microphone technique and monitoring. (Confirmation of enrollment is subject to audition).
 
MUSIC 250-2 Music Performance Workshop II (1)
Laboratory 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 250-1
The student prepares, rehearses and performs or records selected musical works, focusing on performance practice, blend and balance, and professional standards of conduct. Additional emphasis is on overdubbing, using headphones with signal processing, and performing with prerecorded tracks. (Confirmation of enrollment is subject to audition).
 
MUSIC 251-1 Jazz Improvisation Workshop I (1) CSU
Laboratory 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 101
The student improvises and performs level one standard repertoire in a jazz combo setting. Focus is on swing, bebop and blues. For intermediate to advanced jazz instrumentalists only. (Confirmation of enrollment is subject to audition).
 
MUSIC 251-2 Jazz ImprovisationWorkshop II (1) CSU
Laboratory 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 251-1
The student improvises and performs level two standard repertoire in a jazz combo setting. Focus is on modal and pentatonic scales and hard bop style. For intermediate to advanced jazz instrumentalists only. (Confirmation of enrollment is subject to audition).
 
MUSIC 251-3 Jazz Improvisation Workshop III (1)
Laboratory 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 251-2
The student improvises and performs level three standard repertoire in a jazz combo setting. Focus is on modern jazz style. For intermediate to advanced jazz instrumentalists only. (Confirmation of enrollment is subject to audition).
 
MUSIC 251-4 Jazz Improvisation Workshop IV (1)
Laboratory 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 251-3
The student improvises and performs level four standard repertoire in a jazz combo setting. Focus is on Afro-Cuban and Brazilian jazz styles. For intermediate to advanced jazz instrumentalists only. (Confirmation of enrollment is subject to audition).
 
MUSIC 261-1 Electronic Music Workshop I (3)
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 161 and Music 101 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
The student learns advanced electro-acoustic MIDI and computer assisted music techniques for both the Mac and PC platforms. Emphasis is on MIDI and audio sequencing in Pro Tools.
 
MUSIC 261-2 Electronic Music Workshop II (3)
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 261-1
The student learns advanced electro-acoustic MIDI and computer assisted music techniques for both the Mac and PC platforms. Emphasis is on advanced editing, beat detective and elastic audio automation.
 
MUSIC 261-3 Electronic Music Workshop III (3)
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 261-2
The student learns advanced electro-acoustic MIDI and computer assisted music techniques for both the Mac and PC platforms. Emphasis is on advanced bussing, mastering and signal processing.
 
MUSIC 271 Songwriter’s Workshop (3) CSU
Lecture 3 hours.
Prerequisites: Music 201 and Music 312 or Music 651
Students learn the conventions of songwriting including lyrics, melody the relationship of lyrics and music, harmony, and song structure. Students analyze a wide variety of songs and apply the conventions of songwriting in the composition and performance of original songs.
 
MUSIC 281 Commercial Music Techniques I (3) CSU
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 161 and Music 201 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
This is the first in a sequence of courses offering opportunity to develop the techniques of music for commercial applications.  Skills in the preparation of music for compact disc production, multimedia applications, audio production techniques, songwriting and stage performance will be emphasized.
 
MUSIC 282 Commercial Music Techniques II (3) CSU
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 281 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
The student continues developing techniques of music for commercial applications. Advanced skills in the preparation of music for compact disc and DVD production, multimedia applications, audio production techniques, songwriting, score realization, stage performance and talent promotion will be emphasized.
 
MUSIC 285 Directed Study (3) CSU
Lecture 2 hour.
Vocal and instrumental students pursue directed study on a contract basis under the direction of a supervising instructor.
 
MUSIC 291 MIDI Instrument Instruction I (2) CSU
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 161 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent. Advisory:  Music 261.
The student develops functional skills to utilize synthesizers, digital keyboards, sequencers, digital audio interface, MIDI controllers, computers and other MIDI equipment.
 
MUSIC 292 MIDI Instrument Instruction II (2) CSU
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 291 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
The student continues to develop functional skills to utilize MIDI instruments. Emphasis is on advanced MIDI instrument techniques and applications in creative music technology using both MAC and PC computers.
 
MUSIC 293 MIDI Instrument Instruction III (2) CSU
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 292 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
The student continues to develop functional skill to utilize MIDI instruments. Emphasis is on advanced techniques in MIDI data, channel-voice messages, MIDI automation and non-registered parameters.
 
MUSIC 294 MIDI Instrument Instruction IV (2) CSU
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 293 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
The student continues to develop functional skills to utilize MIDI instruments. Emphasis is on advanced techniques in MIDI synchronization with digital audio files and their use.
 
MUSIC 311 Piano I (1) UC:CSU
Laboratory 2 hours.
Open to all students.
The student receives instruction in basic piano skills with an emphasis on learning to read music, play finger-patterns, scales, chords, and beginning pieces. Students are required to furnish their own headphones.
 
MUSIC 312 Piano II (1) UC:CSU
Laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 311 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
The student receives continued instruction in basic piano skills emphasizing note reading, simpler major and minor scales in quarter and eighth note patterns, triads, repertoire and memorization. (If prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 313 Piano III (1) UC:CSU
Laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 312 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
The student receives continued instruction in developing piano skills with increasing emphasis on note reading, major and minor scale techniques, cadences, triads, repertoire from major historical periods, and memorization. (If prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 314 Piano IV (1) UC:CSU
Laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 313 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
The student receives instruction in piano skills emphasizing major and minor scales; major and minor arpeggios; repertoire from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and 20th Century; and memorization. (If prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 341-1 Intermediate Piano I (2) UC:CSU
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 314 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
The student studies, practices, and performs level one intermediate piano repertoire from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Twentieth Century periods selected by the instructor. Repertoire to include the equivalent of Bach inventions, Diabelli sonatinas, Schumann Kinderszenen, and Kabalevsky Op. 27. Technique to include the equivalent of Hanon 60 exercises #1-19, Czerny Op. 100 #10-20, and all melodic minor scales in four octaves with cadences. Public performances are required. For the piano student who has studied for two or more years of private or class piano. (If prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 341-2 Intermediate Piano II (2) UC:CSU
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 341-1
The student studies, practices, and performs level two intermediate piano repertoire from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Twentieth Century periods selected by the instructor. Repertoire to include the equivalent of Bach sinfonias, Haydn early sonatas, Chopin mazurkas and Bartok Mikrokosmos Book #3. Technique to include the equivalent of Hanon 60 exercises #20-29, Czerny Op. 100 #20-30, and all major scales in thirds in four octaves with cadences. Public performances are required. For the piano student who has studied for two or more years of private or class piano.(If prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 341-3 Intermediate Piano III (2) UC:CSU
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 341-2
The student studies, practices, and performs level three intermediate piano repertoire from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Twentieth Century periods selected by the instructor. Repertoire to include the equivalent of Bach Well Tempered Clavier Book 1, Mozart early sonatas, Mendelssohn Songs without Words Book 1, Shostakovich Preludes, Op. 34. Technique to include the equivalent of Hanon 60 exercises #30-39, Czerny Op. 299 #1-9, and all harmonic minor scales in thirds and arpeggios in four octaves with cadences. Public performances are required. For the piano student who has studied for two or more years of private or class piano. (If prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 341-4 Intermediate Piano IV (2)
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 341-3.
The student studies, practices, and performs level four intermediate piano repertoire from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Twentieth Century periods selected by the instructor. Repertoire to include the equivalent of Bach French Suites, Beethoven early sonatas, Schubert impromptus and Prokofiev Visions Fugitives. Technique to include the equivalent of Hanon 60 exercises #40-60, Czerny, Op. 299 #10-20, all melodic minor scales in thirds and arpeggios in four octaves with cadences. Public performances are required. For the piano student who has studied for two or more years of private or class piano. (If prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 351 Piano Ensemble (1) (RPT 3) UC:CSU
Laboratory 2 hours.
The student prepares, rehearses and performs selected musical works for one piano four-hands and two pianos, focusing on rhythm, articulation, expression, blend and balance, appropriate performance practice, and professional standards of conduct. (Confirmation of enrollment subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 361-1 Commercial Piano Techniques Workshop I (2) CSU
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 201 and 313 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
The student learns chords and chord progressions used in jazz and popular music styles as applied to the keyboard, focusing on ii7-V7-I progressions and diatonic seventh chords, as well as their applicable commercial chord symbols. (If prerequisites are not met, enrollment is subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 361-2 Commercial Piano Techniques Workshop II (2)
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 361-1
The student learns chords and chord progressions used in jazz and popular music styles as applied to the keyboard, focusing on chromatic seventh chords and sequences, chord extensions and the blues scale. (if prerequisites are not met, enrollment is subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 361-3 Commercial Piano Techniques Workshop III (2)
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 361-2
The student learns chords and chord progressions used in jazz and popular music styles as applied to the keyboard, focusing on comping chords and rhythms, walking bass lines, chord substitutions, and various song forms. (If prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 385 Directed Study (3) CSU
Lecture 1 hour.
Vocal and instrumental students pursue directed study on a contract basis under the direction of a supervising instructor.
 
MUSIC 400 Voice Fundamentals (1) UC:CSU
Laboratory 2 hours.
This course concentrates on general, basic fundamentals of singing, using vocal exercises and simple songs. Emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of the singing voice, the body as a musical instrument, and the vocal potential of each student.
 
MUSIC 401 Classical Voice I (1) UC:CSU
Laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 400 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
The student concentrates on general basic fundamentals of singing using vocal exercises and simple arias and art songs in Italian. Italian pronunciation and vocal style will be studied. (If prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 402 Classical Voice II (1) UC:CSU
Laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 401 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
The student learns the basic fundamentals of singing using vocal exercises, simple arias and art songs in German. German pronunciation and vocal style are studied. (If prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 403 Classical Voice III (1) UC:CSU
Laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 402 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
The student learns the basic fundamentals of singing using vocal exercises, simple arias and art songs in French. French pronunciation and vocal style are studied. (If prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 404 Classical Voice IV (1) UC:CSU
Laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 403 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
The student learns the fundamentals of singing using more advanced vocal exercises, arias and art songs in French, German and Italian. Focus is on interpretation and pronunciation. (If prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 431 Commercial Voice I (1) CSU
Laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 400 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
The student concentrates on the basic fundamentals of singing using vocal exercises and songs selected from the commercial song literature. Course includes coaching sessions with class accompanist. (If prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 432 Commercial Voice II (1) CSU
Laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 431 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
The student concentrates on the singing voice using more difficult vocal exercises and songs from the many areas of commercial vocal music. Stylistic interpretation and performance practices are emphasized. Coaching sessions with class accompanist are included. (If prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 433 Commercial Voice III (1) CSU
Laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 432 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
The more advanced singer concentrates on the study through performance of the stylistic interpretations and performances practices of the many areas of commercial vocal music. Course includes coaching sessions with class accompanist. (If prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 434 Commercial Voice IV (1) CSU
Laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 433 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
The advanced singer concentrates on the stylistic interpretations and performance practice of commercial vocal music, focusing on mic technique and the development of a unique personal style. Course includes coaching sessions with class accompanist. (If prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 453 Musical Theater Repertoire For Singers (1) UC:CSU
Laboratory 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Either Music 401 or 431 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
The student concentrates on general basic fundamentals of vocal techniques as utilized in musical theater. Additional instruction will include basic body movement, acting techniques and musical theater song literature interpretation. (If prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition. Bring the music of a prepared song to the first class meeting.)
 
MUSIC 501 College Choir (1) (RPT 3) UC:CSU
Laboratory 3 hours.
The student prepares, rehearses and performs selected musical works for beginning choir, focusing on rhythm, intonation, articulation, expression, blend and balance, following the conductor, appropriate performance practice, and professional standards of conduct.
 
MUSIC 531
Philharmonic Choir (1) (RPT 3) CSU
Laboratory 3 hours.
The student prepares, rehearses and performs selected musical works for a large intermediate choir, focusing on rhythm, intonation, articulation, expression, blend and balance, following the conductor, appropriate performance practice, and professional standards of conduct. (Confirmation of enrollment subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 561 Chamber Chorale (1) (RPT 3) UC:CSU
Laboratory 3 hours.
The student prepares, rehearses and performs selected musical works for a small advanced choir, focusing on rhythm, intonation, articulation, expression, blend and balance, following the conductor, appropriate performance practice, and professional standards of conduct. (Confirmation of enrollment subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 601 Brass Instrument Instruction I (2) UC:CSU
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours.
The student receives basic instruction on the brass instruments, including trumpet, French horn, trombone and tuba. Some instruments available to loan to enrolled students. Open to all students.
 
MUSIC 602 Brass Instrument Instruction II (2) UC:CSU
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 601 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
The student continues brass instrument instruction with emphasis on the development of embouchure, range, endurance and music reading skills. Some instruments available to loan enrolled students. (If prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 603 Brass Instrument Instruction III (2) UC:CSU
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 602 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
The student continues brass instrument instruction with increased emphasis in all areas covered. Primary emphasis is on interpretation of more complex rhythmic notation and performance skills. Some instruments available to loan to enrolled students. (If prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 604 Brass Instrument Instruction IV (2) UC:CSU
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 603 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
The student continued brass instrument instruction with increased emphasis in all areas covered. Primary emphasis is on interpretation of solo and small ensemble literature. Some instruments available to loan to enrolled students. (If prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 611 String Instrument Instruction I (2) UC:CSU
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours.
The student receives basic instruction on the string instruments, either violin, viola, cello or bass. Some instruments available to loan to enrolled students. Open to all students.
 
MUSIC 612 String Instrument Instruction II (2) UC:CSU
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 611 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
The student learns more advanced string instrument techniques with increased emphasis in all areas covered. Primary emphasis is on development of bow and fingering techniques and music reading skills. Some instruments available to loan to enrolled students. (If prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 613 String Instrument Instruction III (2) UC:CSU
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 612 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
The student learns more advanced string instrument techniques with increased emphasis in all areas covered. Primary emphasis is on development of bow and fingering technique in third position and music reading skills. Some instruments available to loan to enrolled students. (If prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 614 String Instrument Instruction IV (2) UC:CSU
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 613 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
The student learns more advanced string instrument techniques with increased emphasis in all areas covered. Primary emphasis is on interpretation of advanced solo and small ensemble literature. Some instruments available to loan to enrolled students. (If prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 621 Woodwind Instrument Instruction I (2) UC:CSU
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours.
The student learns basic woodwind instrument techniques. Includes flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and saxophone. Some instruments available to loan to enrolled students. Open to all students.
 
MUSIC 622 Woodwind Instrument Instruction II (2) UC:CSU
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 621 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
The student learns more advanced woodwind instrument techniques with increased emphasis in all areas covered. Primary emphasis is on embouchure development, range, endurance and music reading skills. Some instruments available to loan to enrolled students. (If prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 623 Woodwind Instrument Instruction III (2) UC:CSU
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 622 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
The student learns more advanced woodwind instrument techniques with increased emphasis in all areas covered. Primary emphasis is on interpretation of more complex rhythmic notation and performance skills. Some instruments available to loan to enrolled students. (If prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 624 Woodwind Instrument Instruction IV (2) UC:CSU
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 623 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
The student learns more advanced woodwind instrument techniques with increased emphasis in all areas covered. Primary emphasis is on interpretation of advanced solo and small ensemble literature. Some instruments available to loan to enrolled students. (If prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 631 Percussion Instrument Instruction I (2) UC:CSU
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours.
The student learns basic rhythms, rudiments, beginning notation and meters as applied to the snare drum and related percussion instruments.
 
MUSIC 632 Percussion Instrument Instruction II (2) UC:CSU
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 631 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
The student continues with basic rhythms, rudiments, beginning notation and meters as applied to the snare drum and related percussion instruments. (If prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 633 Percussion Instrument Instruction III (2) UC:CSU
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 632 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
The student receives intermediate instruction on percussion instruments and develop greater skill in the reading of percussion notation and in the playing of drum set. (If prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 634 Percussion Instrument Instruction IV (2) UC:CSU
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 633 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
The advanced student develops greater skill in the reading of percussion notation and in the playing of drum set as it relates to contemporary funk styles. (If prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 650 Beginning Guitar (2) UC:CSU
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours.
(Student must provide own guitar.)
The student learns basic positioning of body and hands, music notation and reading, finger picking and chord accompaniment. Designed for students with no previous musical training. Student must provide own guitar.
 
MUSIC 651 Classical Guitar I (2) UC:CSU
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 650 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
(Student must provide own guitar.)
The student reinforces fundamental music reading, right and left hand playing techniques and performance of elementary solo guitar compositions. For students who wish to continue beyond the beginning level. Student must provide own guitar. (If prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 652 Classical Guitar II (2) UC:CSU
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 651 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
(Student must provide own guitar.)
The student performs intermediate level exercises and solos. For students who want to progress further into more technically demanding compositions. Student must provide own guitar. (If prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 653 Classical Guitar III (2) UC:CSU
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 652 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
(Student must provide own guitar.)
The student performs compositions of greater harmonic and technical complexity. For intermediate to advanced students who wish to probe deeper into analysis and performance practices of the classical guitarist. Student must provide own guitar. (If prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 654 Classical Guitar IV (2) UC:CSU
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Music 653 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
(Student must provide own guitar.)
The student analyzes, prepares and performs advanced compositions for classical guitar, incorporating the full range of classical guitar techniques. Musicianship and aesthetics of music are considered in depth. Ensembles of various sizes prepare and perform music from all eras.
 
MUSIC 655 Classical Guitar V (2) UC:CSU
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours.
(Student must provide own guitar.)
Prerequisite: Music 654 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.
The student performs advanced compositions of greater harmonic and technical complexity. For advanced students who wish to probe deeper into analysis and performance practices of the classical guitarist. Student must provide own guitar.
 
MUSIC 670 Fingerboard Harmony (2) CSU
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours.
Students further their understanding of chord construction and progressions on the guitar. (If prerequisite is not met, enrollment is subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 705 Chamber Music (1) (RPT 3) UC:CSU
Laboratory 3 hours.
The student prepares, rehearses and performs selected musical works for chamber music, focusing on rhythm, articulation, expression, blend and balance, appropriate performance practice, and professional standards of conduct.(Confirmation of enrollment subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 711 Rehearsal Orchestra (1) (RPT 3) UC:CSU
Laboratory 3 hours.
The student prepares, rehearses and performs selected musical works for orchestra, focusing on rhythm, intonation, articulation, expression, blend and balance, following the conductor, appropriate performance practice, and professional standards of conduct. (Confirmation of enrollment subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 725 Community Orchestra (1) (RPT 3) UC:CSU
Laboratory 3 hours.
The student prepares, rehearses and performs selected large musical works for orchestra, focusing on rhythm, intonation, articulation, expression, blend and balance, following the conductor, appropriate performance practice, and professional standards of conduct.(Confirmation of enrollment subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 751 Wind Ensemble (1) (RPT 3) UC:CSU
Laboratory 3 hours.
The student prepares, rehearses and performs selected musical works for wind ensemble, focusing on rhythm, intonation, articulation, expression, blend and balance, following the conductor, appropriate performance practice, and professional standards of conduct. (Confirmation of enrollment subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 765 Percussion Ensemble (1) (RPT 3) UC:CSU
Laboratory 3 hours.
The student prepares, rehearses and performs selected musical works for percussion ensemble, focusing on rhythm, articulation, expression, blend and balance, following the conductor, appropriate performance practice, and professional standards of conduct.(Confirmation of enrollment subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 771 Guitar Ensemble (1) (RPT 3) UC:CSU
Laboratory 3 hours.
The student prepares, rehearses and performs selected musical works for guitar ensemble, focusing on rhythm, intonation, articulation, expression, blend and balance, following the conductor, appropriate performance practice, and professional standards of conduct. (Confirmation of enrollment subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 781 Studio Jazz Band (1) (RPT 3) UC:CSU
Laboratory 4 hours.
The student prepares, rehearses and performs selected musical works for jazz band, focusing on rhythm, intonation, articulation, expression, blend and balance, following the conductor, improvisation of solos, and professional standards of conduct. (Confirmation of enrollment subject to audition.)
 
MUSIC 911 Cooperative Education – Music (1) (RPT 3) UC:CSU
Lecture 1 hour.
Advisories: Music 101 and 161
Students receive credit for approved internships with an employer in the music industry. The work site must be approved by the Department Chair.
 
MUSIC 921 Cooperative Education – Music (2) (RPT 3) UC:CSU
Lecture 2 hours.
Advisories: Music 101 and 161
Students receive credit for approved internships with an employer in the music industry. The work site must be approved by the Department Chair.
 
MUSIC 931 Cooperative Education – Music (3) (RPT 3) UC:CSU
Lecture 3 hours.
Advisories: Music 101 and 161
Students receive credit for approved internships with an employer in the music industry. The work site must be approved by the Department Chair.
 
MUSIC 941 Cooperative Education – Music (1) (RPT 3) UC:CSU
Lecture 4 hours.
Advisories: Music 101 and 161
Students receive credit for approved internships with an employer in the music industry. The work site must be approved by the Department Chair.