Music-Commercial (MUSC)

MUSC 100
Styles, Technique, and the Soul of Popular Singing
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 18 lab hours
Equivalent to: MUS 172

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

Development of basic techniques and skills appropriate for singing various styles of commercial and popular music. Emphasis will be on fundamental singing techniques, song interpretation, and the joy of performing. Some music technology and the business of music will also be discussed. Solo and ensemble (back-up) singing performances are included.

MUSC 104
Pop, Rock, and Jazz Performance Styles I
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 126 lab hours arranged
Equivalent to: MUS 145

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition; Successful completion of MUSE 070 or MUSE 090 will support audition success.

Introductory study and performance of contemporary pop, rock, and jazz styles. This course will focus on the various fusions of these diverse styles - including appropriate rehearsal and performance techniques.

MUSC 105
Pop, Rock, and Jazz Performance Styles II
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 108 lab hours arranged
Equivalent to: MUS 159

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

Strongly recommended: MUSC 104.

Intermediate study and performance of contemporary pop, rock, and jazz styles. This course will focus on the various fusions of these diverse styles, including appropriate rehearsal and performance techniques.

MUSC 106
Citrus College Show Choir I
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 108 lab hours arranged
Equivalent to: MUS 178

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition; Successful completion of MUSE 070 or MUSE 090 will support audition success.

This class is an introduction to "Show Choir". This class includes singing, dance and movement for vocalists and rhythm section/horn accompaniment. Public performance is required.

MUSC 107
Show Choir II
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 108 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

Strongly recommended: MUSC 106.

This class is designed to develop student's "Show Choir" level to intermediate status. This class includes singing, dance and movement for vocalists and rhythm section/horn accompaniment. Public performance required.

MUSC 118
Music Performance for Events
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU)
72 lab hours
Equivalent to: MUS 132

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

Music Performance for Events is designed for the student to learn and enjoy the art of performing music for sports events and related functions. This course will incorporate the selection of, and the ability to perform the appropriate material.

MUSC 120
Studio Laboratory Band I
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours, 54 lab hours arranged
Equivalent to: MUS 207

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition; Successful completion of MUSE 070 or MUSE 090 will support audition success.

Exploration and performance of beginning large studio ensemble literature. Topics include the performance of various contemporary styles and section playing in the recording studio setting.

MUSC 121
Studio Laboratory Band II
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours, 54 lab hours arranged
Equivalent to: MUS 253

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 120 or Audition.

Exploration and performance of intermediate large studio ensemble literature. Topics include the performance of various contemporary styles and section playing in the recording studio setting.

MUSC 122
Jazz Ensemble I
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 126 lab hours arranged
Equivalent to: MUS 107

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

An introduction to the study and performance of large jazz ensemble music. This course provides an opportunity to learn the techniques applicable to the large jazz ensemble performance. Public performance required.

MUSC 123
Jazz Ensemble II
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 126 lab hours arranged
Equivalent to: MUS 237

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

An intermediate study and performance of large jazz ensemble music. This course applies jazz techniques to performance situations for the large jazz ensemble. Public performance required.

MUSC 130
Studio Orchestra I
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 108 lab hours arranged
Equivalent to: MUS 208

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition; Successful completion of MUSE 070 or MUSE 090 will support audition success.

A beginning study of contemporary symphonic music performance in the studio environment. Music of various styles, including contemporary media styles, will be explored.

MUSC 131
Studio Orchestra II
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 108 lab hours arranged
Equivalent to: MUS 248

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 130 or Audition.

An intermediate study of contemporary symphonic music performance in the studio environment. Music of various styles, including contemporary media styles, will be explored.

MUSC 140
Jazz Improvisation I
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours, 18 lab hours
Equivalent to: MUS 154

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition; Successful completion of MUSE 090 and MUSE 070 will support audition success.

This is a class for music majors and performing artists. Fundamental jazz harmonic theory, techniques, and practices of jazz improvisation in a variety of styles will be introduced and explored.

MUSC 141
Jazz Improvisation II
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours, 18 lab hours
Equivalent to: MUS 254

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 140 or Audition.

This is a class for music majors and performing artists. Intermediate jazz harmonic theory, techniques, and practices of jazz improvisation in a variety of styles will be presented and explored.

MUSC 142
Jazz Combos I
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
72 lab hours
Equivalent to: MUS 152

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

Strongly recommended: MUSE 070, MUSE 090, or MUSC 140.

An introduction to small jazz ensemble performance practices and techniques, including improvisation. Students will study and perform easy standard selections of the small jazz ensemble repertoire. This class will be divided into multiple small jazz ensembles. Public performance required.

MUSC 143
Jazz Combos II
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
72 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

Strongly recommended: MUSC 141 or MUSC 142.

Intermediate small jazz ensemble performance practices and techniques, including improvisation. Students will study and perform intermediate-level standard selections of the small jazz ensemble repertoire. This class will be divided into multiple small jazz ensembles. Public performance required.

MUSC 146
Chamber Jazz
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 126 lab hours arranged
Equivalent to: MUS 153

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

Exploration and performance of medium-advanced and advanced (Grade 4 and 5) large jazz ensemble literature. Topics include the performance of various jazz styles, jazz ensemble section playing, and solo preparation in the large jazz ensemble setting. Public performance required.

MUSC 151
Songwriting I
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 18 lab hours
Equivalent to: MUS 162

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Skills assessment.

Strongly recommended: MUSE 100.

This course acquaints the student with commercial songwriting techniques. Included are developing an idea, writing a melody, melodic expansion, chord progressions, form, and light orchestration.

MUSC 152
Songwriting II
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 18 lab hours
Equivalent to: MUS 163

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Skills assessment.

Strongly recommended: MUSC 151.

This course expands the student's commercial songwriting techniques. Included are development of ideas, writing melodies, melodic expansion, chord progressions, form, and light orchestrations.

MUSC 160
Sight Reading for the Studio I
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours
Equivalent to: MUS 170

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: MUSE 100; ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

A preparatory course in sight-reading for the aspiring performer/studio musician. Focus is upon polished/professional performance through the application of music theory and analysis to the sight-reading process.

MUSC 161
Sight Reading for the Studio II
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours
Equivalent to: MUS 171

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 160 or Audition.

A continuation and further expansion upon the reading and performance concepts of music covered in Sight Reading for the Studio I. Public performance is required.

MUSC 170
Classical Performance Techniques Tour (Vocal)
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours, 54 lab hours arranged
Equivalent to: MUS 212

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

An advanced course for the vocal performance major. Advanced classical vocal techniques in a professional quality performance/tour ensemble setting.

MUSC 171
Commercial Performance Techniques Tour (Vocal)
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours, 54 lab hours arranged
Equivalent to: MUS 211

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

An advanced course for the vocal performance major. Integration of advanced pop vocal techniques, dance, and body movement, and tour exposure in a professional-quality performance/tour ensemble setting.

MUSC 175
Jazz Ensemble Tour I
7 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
72 lecture hours, 162 lab hours arranged
Equivalent to: MUS 228

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition; Successful completion of MUSE 070 or MUSE 090 will support audition success.

This course prepares the student for a unique instrumental ensemble experience through classroom instruction, laboratory training, and performance. Emphasis on solos as well as ensemble, study of jazz compositions, combined with an in-depth travel experience abroad. Public performance required.

MUSC 177
Professional Performance Techniques
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
18 lecture hours, 108 lab hours arranged
Equivalent to: MUS 150

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

The Professional Performance Techniques for the musician class provides the musician with the necessary fundamentals, to accurately assess a performance setting and make appropriate decisions for its success. The course stresses detailed style analysis in a broad range of musical settings. Logistical necessities will be examined and the course will culminate with musical performances.

MUSC 179
Concert Promotion Touring
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 108 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

A study of concert promotion touring emphasizing and analyzing "the product options" and support of "the product".

MUSC 190
Career Opportunities in the Music Entertainment Industry
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours
Equivalent to: MUS 131

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

This is a class for students interested in the music entertainment industry. Practices and procedures of artists and performers, record companies, live performance and touring, publishing, management, promotion, artist, radio station, video, and retail sales will be examined. Emphasis will be on prominent guest lecturers from various fields.

MUSC 204
Pop, Rock, and Jazz Performance Styles III
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 126 lab hours
Equivalent to: MUS 245

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

An advanced-intermediate study and performance of contemporary pop, rock, and jazz styles.

MUSC 205
Pop, Rock, and Jazz Performance Styles IV
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 126 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 204 or Audition.

Advanced study and performance of contemporary pop, rock, and jazz styles. This course will focus on the various fusions of these diverse styles - including appropriate rehearsal and performance techniques.

MUSC 206
Show Choir III
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 108 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition; Successful completion of MUSE 070 or MUSE 090 will support audition success.

This class is designed to develop student's "Show Choir" level to intermediate advanced status. This class includes singing, dance and movement for vocalists and rhythm section/horn accompaniment. Public performance required.

MUSC 207
Show Choir IV
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 108 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

This class is designed to develop student's "Show Choir" level to an advanced status. This class includes singing, dance and movement for vocalists and rhythm section/horn accompaniment. Public performance required.

MUSC 220
Studio Laboratory Band III
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours, 54 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 121 or Audition.

Exploration and performance of intermediate-advanced large studio ensemble literature. Topics include the performance of various contemporary styles, section playing, and solo preparation in the studio ensemble setting.

MUSC 221
Studio Laboratory Band IV
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours, 54 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 220 or audition.

Exploration and performance of advanced large studio ensemble literature. Topics include the performance of various contemporary styles and section playing in the recording studio setting.

MUSC 222
Jazz Ensemble III
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 126 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

An intermediate-advanced study and performance of large jazz ensemble music. This course applies jazz techniques to performance situations for the large jazz ensemble. Public performance required.

MUSC 223
Jazz Ensemble IV
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 108 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

Strongly recommended: MUSC 222.

An advanced study and performance of large jazz ensemble music. This course applies jazz techniques to performance situations for the large jazz ensemble. Public performance required.

MUSC 230
Studio Orchestra III
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 131 or Audition.

An intermediate-advanced study of contemporary symphonic music performance in the studio environment. Music of various styles, including contemporary media styles, will be explored. 108 arranged hours.

MUSC 231
Studio Orchestra IV
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 230 or Audition.

An advanced study of contemporary symphonic music performance in the studio environment. Music of various styles, including contemporary media styles, will be explored. 108 lab hours arranged

MUSC 240
Jazz Improvisation III
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours, 18 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 141 or Audition.

This is a class for music majors and performing artists. Advanced jazz harmonic theory, techniques, and practices of jazz improvisation in a variety of styles will be introduced and explored.

MUSC 241
Jazz Improvisation IV
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours, 18 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSC 240 or Audition.

This is a class for music majors and performing artists. Advanced jazz harmonic theory, techniques, and practices of jazz improvisation in a variety of styles will be introduced and explored.

MUSC 242
Jazz Combos III
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
72 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

Strongly recommended: MUSC 143 or MUSC 240.

Intermediate-advanced small jazz ensemble performance practices and techniques, including improvisation. Students will study and perform intermediate-advanced-level standard selections of the small jazz ensemble repertoire. This class will be divided into multiple small jazz ensembles. Public performance required.

MUSC 243
Jazz Combos IV
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
72 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

Strongly recommended: MUSC 241 or MUSC 242.

Advanced jazz ensemble performance practices and techniques, including improvisation. Students will study and perform advanced-level standard and non-standard selections of the small jazz ensemble repertoire. This class will be divided into multiple small jazz ensembles. Public performance required.

MUSC 251
Professional and Transfer Audition Preparation
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
18 lecture hours, 72 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

This course for music majors focuses on procedures, preparations and strategies that lead to audition success. Each student will develop a professional or transfer audition portfolio. Includes coaching, mock audition performance, and lecture and demonstration performance presentations from guest artists and academic and industry experts.

MUSC 253
Songwriting III
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 18 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Skills assessment.

Strongly recommended: MUSC 152.

An intermediate-advanced level course covering commercial songwriting techniques. Included are development of intermediate-advanced level commercial songwriting ideas, writing melodies, melodic expansion, chord progression, form, light orchestration and lyric development.

MUSC 254
Songwriting IV
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 18 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Skills assessment.

Strongly recommended: MUSC 253.

An advanced level course covering commercial songwriting techniques. Included are development of ideas, writing melodies, melodic expansion, chord progression, form, light orchestration and lyric development.

MUSC 271
Professional Performance Techniques (Vocal)
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours, 54 lab hours arranged
Equivalent to: MUS 213

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

An advanced course for the vocal performance major. Advanced vocal techniques in a professional-quality setting. Emphasis on rehearsal techniques, total presentation, body movement, and audience rapport.