Music-Education (MUSE)

MUSE 020
Foundational Music Reading
2 Units
18 lecture hours, 54 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

This course introduces foundational music reading skills in an ensemble environment.

MUSE 070
Foundational Rhythm Section Pedagogy
3 Units
36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours
Equivalent to: MUS 070

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Skills assessment.

This course presents an introduction to fundamental rhythm section instrument functions. Basic preparation for college level ensemble rehearsal and performance environments. Included is an overview of rhythm section functions in various forms of music. Introductory musicianship, sight reading and theoretical concepts will be addressed. NOTE: THE UNITS EARNED FOR THIS COURSE MAY NOT BE APPLIED FOR THE 60 UNITS FOR GRADUATION.

MUSE 090
Introduction to Instrumental Ensemble Performance
4 Units
54 lecture hours, 72 lab hours
Equivalent to: MUS 090

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Skills assessment.

This course presents an introduction to foundational instrumental ensemble performance skills and concepts. Basic preparation for college level ensemble rehearsal and performance environments. Included is an overview of foundational instrumental pedagogy, instrumental music notation, and terminology. NOTE: THE UNITS EARNED FOR THIS COURSE MAY NOT BE APPLIED FOR THE 60 UNITS FOR GRADUATION.

MUSE 100
Music Fundamentals
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours
Equivalent to: MUS 112

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: MUSE 020.

This course introduces the basics of music theory including music notation, its history and development, keys, scales, intervals and the spelling of triads and seventh chords. It also introduces and develops basic ear training, sight-singing, and melodic and rhythmic dictation skills. This course includes a study of the role that music plays in society, its aesthetic impact, and examines some of the music of important composers in the development of western music. Recommended for all students desiring a comprehensive foundation in music theory, musicianship, and music history and appreciation.

MUSE 101
Musicianship I
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours
Equivalent to: MUS 100

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Recommendation by instructor(s) of music courses which require knowledge of sightsinging.

Co-Requisite(s): MUSE 102.

An introductory class for the music major. Practice and skill development in melodic and rhythmic dictation, intervals, and sightsinging. Required of all music majors.

MUSE 102
Harmony I
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours
Equivalent to: MUS 102

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: MUSE 100.

Co-Requisite(s): MUSE 101.

An introductory class in music theory for the music major. Study of scales, intervals, chord types, and harmonic progression. Required of all music majors.

MUSE 103
Musicianship II
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours
Equivalent to: MUS 101

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSE 101, MUSE 102 and recommendation by instructor(s) of music courses which require knowledge of sightsinging.

Co-Requisite(s): MUSE 104.

Continuation of materials and skills developed in MUSE 101. Continued practice and skill development in melodic and rhythmic dictation, intervals, and sightsinging. Required of all music majors.

MUSE 104
Harmony II
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours
Equivalent to: MUS 103

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSE 102.

Co-Requisite(s): MUSE 103.

Continuation of materials and skills developed in MUSE 102. Additional study and analysis of scales, intervals, chord types and harmonic progression. Required of all music majors.

MUSE 109
Music Appreciation
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; IGETC 3A; UC; CSUGE C1; Citrus GE)
54 lecture hours
Equivalent to: MUS 114

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

This course is an introduction to music from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century. Instruction includes basic music theory, a study of prominent composers, and a survey of musical forms. Recommended for music majors and non-music majors.

MUSE 110
History of Music I
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; IGETC 3A; UC; CSUGE C1; Citrus GE)
54 lecture hours
Equivalent to: MUS 110

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

This is an in-depth course examining the history of music as well as the lives and contributions of major composers from Antiquity, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Baroque periods. Recommended for music majors. Music majors must take either MUSE 110 or MUSE 111.

MUSE 111
History of Music II
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; IGETC 3A; UC; CSUGE C1; Citrus GE)
54 lecture hours
Equivalent to: MUS 111

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

This is an in-depth course examining the history of music as well as the lives and contributions of major composers from the Classical, Romantic, and 20th Century periods. Recommended for music majors. Music majors must take either MUSE 110 or MUSE 111.

MUSE 112
History of Jazz
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; IGETC 3A; UC; CSUGE C1; Citrus GE)
54 lecture hours
Equivalent to: MUS 218

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

A survey of jazz music. This course provides an opportunity to explore jazz music, its origins, its many styles, and some of the great names whose artistry influenced its development. The effect of jazz on other musical forms such as classical and rock & roll will be explored as well.

MUSE 113
History of Rock and Roll
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; IGETC 3A; UC; CSUGE C1; Citrus GE)
54 lecture hours
Equivalent to: MUS 113

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

This course focuses on the rock musician, the music and the manner in which sociological, political, and economic conditions merged in the evolution of this art form. Listening and classroom discussion will be stressed.

MUSE 114
Introduction to American Music
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; IGETC 3A; UC; CSUGE C1; Citrus GE)
54 lecture hours
Equivalent to: MUS 225

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

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

A survey of American music from the seventeenth century until the present. Units include the Colonial music, spirituals, and gospel music, parlor songs, the ragtime and jazz era, the rise of classical music, music for the stage and screen, the blues, folk and protest music, country and western, and the birth of rock and roll.

MUSE 120
Elementary Piano I
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours
Equivalent to: MUS 105

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

For the beginning music student, music or non-music major. Covers all basic elements in elementary piano, including music reading, rhythm studies, technique, and scales.

MUSE 121
Elementary Piano II
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours
Equivalent to: MUS 106

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSE 120.

Continuation of skills and techniques learned in MUSE 120. Emphasis on reading skills, major scales, compound meters, ensemble playing, harmonization, and elementary classical keyboard literature.

MUSE 130
Voice - Beginning
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 18 lab hours arranged
Equivalent to: MUS 115

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

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

This course provides instruction and physical participation in the basic techniques necessary for good singing including posture, breathing, range extension and musicality. Additionally, beginning harmonic ear training provides tools for gradual improvement and musical achievement. Performance is required.

MUSE 131
Voice - Intermediate
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 18 lab hours arranged
Equivalent to: MUS 210

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSE 130 or Audition.

This course provides a review of basic singing techniques with additional intermediate level instruction in greater vocal range, tone emission, and song memorization for the development of skill in performing literature for the solo voice. Performance is required.

MUSE 140
Beginning Guitar I
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours
Equivalent to: MUS 122

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Stringing, tuning, fingering, playing techniques, notation, chords and chord progressions, reading guitar music, playing simple melodies and accompaniment.

MUSE 141
Beginning Guitar II
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours
Equivalent to: MUS 123

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSE 140 or Audition.

This course continues the development of skill begun in MUSE 140. In addition, the following areas are covered: barre chords, additional accompaniment techniques, and major and minor scale patterns in first position.

MUSE 160
Standard Percussion Instrumentation/Techniques
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
18 lecture hours, 26 lab hours
Equivalent to: MUS 137

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

This course, for the percussionist, introduces appropriate exercises in rhythm, technique and consistency. Special selected studies including specific techniques and rhythmic patterns are chosen to advance the student's proficiency on the standard percussion instruments. Study of solo and ensemble literature from different periods of music chosen to suit the student's performance level.

MUSE 161
World Percussion Instrumentation/Techniques
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
18 lecture hours, 26 lab hours
Equivalent to: MUS 138

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

This course introduces appropriate exercises in rhythm, technique and consistency. Special selected studies include specific techniques and rhythm patterns which are chosen to advance the students proficiency on ethnic percussion instruments. Study of instruments and rhythms from Latin American, Middle Eastern, and other ethnic cultures.

MUSE 170
Musical Theatre Academy Techniques
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 26 lab hours
Equivalent to: MUS 220

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

Musical Theatre Academy Techniques course provides students with the vocal training, dance technique, and acting fundamentals needed to perform. The course culminates in a final showcase which allows each student the training, experience, and exposure of performing for a live audience.

MUSE 171
Musical Theatre Techniques
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 54 lab hours arranged
Equivalent to: MUS 214

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

This introductory course provides an overview of the techniques necessary for the performer in a live musical theatre production. Topics include history of American musical theatre, audition technique, rehearsal and performance techniques, and methods of production evaluation.

MUSE 180
Summer Instrumental Music Academy
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
18 lecture hours, 108 lab hours arranged
Equivalent to: MUS 229

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Summer Instrumental Music Academy (SIMA) provides high school and college level wind and percussion musicians the opportunity to review, strengthen and refine performance skills and techniques. SIMA includes large ensemble and small ensemble performance, instrument specific workshops, performance associated music theory and musicianship, and other unique musical explorations. Topics include sightreading, musical style and historical contexts, ensemble rehearsal techniques and live and studio performance preparation. SIMA culminates with a series of recording sessions in the Citrus Recording Technology studios.

MUSE 188
Music Production Software/Hardware I
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours
Equivalent to: MUS 140

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSE 100 or MUSE 120 or Audition.

Strongly recommended: ITIS 099.

An introductory course in the use of music production software and hardware in the composition and arranging of music. Included are music sequencing, music revision/editing, instrumental mixing, enhancing effects, and CD production. Designed for the music major.

MUSE 189
Music Production Software/Hardware II
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours
Equivalent to: MUS 141

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSE 188 or Audition.

This course is a continuation of the use of music production software and hardware in the computerized realization ('mock up') of a musical composition/arrangement. Included are advanced concepts in music affected by the process of sequencing, editing, mixing and effects.

MUSE 201
Musicianship III
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours
Equivalent to: MUS 200

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSE 103 and MUSE 104.

Co-Requisite(s): MUSE 202.

Melodic and rhythmic dictation and sight singing. Identification of intervals, chord qualities, scales, phrases and harmonic function. Required for transferring music majors.

MUSE 202
Harmony III
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours
Equivalent to: MUS 202

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSE 104.

Co-Requisite(s): MUSE 201.

Continuation of first year's study, including seventh chords, secondary dominants, modality, harmonic structure of the phrase, harmonization of a given part, harmonic rhythm, irregular resolutions of secondary dominants, analysis of melodies, short works for piano, chorales, and songs. Required of all transferring music majors.

MUSE 203
Musicianship IV
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours
Equivalent to: MUS 201

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSE 201 and MUSE 202.

Co-Requisite(s): MUSE 204.

A continuation of MUSE 201. This course will include more challenging rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic dictation and solfège. Required for transferring music majors.

MUSE 204
Harmony IV
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours
Equivalent to: MUS 203

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSE 201 and MUSE 202.

Co-Requisite(s): MUSE 203.

The culmination of the study of tonal harmony, including seventh chords, secondary dominants, modality, harmonic structure of the phrase, harmonization of a given part, harmonic rhythm, irregular resolutions of secondary dominants, analysis of melodies, short works for piano, chorales, and songs. Required of all transferring music majors.

MUSE 220
Intermediate Piano I
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours
Equivalent to: MUS 205

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSE 121 or Audition.

Continued development of essential keyboard skills. This course emphasizes improvisation, melodic harmonization, and reading music at sight.

MUSE 221
Intermediate Piano II
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours
Equivalent to: MUS 206

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSE 220 or Audition.

Continued development of essential keyboard skills learned in Intermediate Piano I. This course emphasizes working with lead sheets, interpretation of chord symbols, additional scale types, and transcription.

MUSE 222
Advanced Piano I
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours
Equivalent to: MUS 235

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSE 221 or Audition.

This course continues the development of skills begun in MUSE 220 and MUSE 221 with emphasis on increased proficiency. Included in the repertoire are moderately difficult compositions representative of selected stylistic periods of piano literature.

MUSE 223
Advanced Piano II
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours
Equivalent to: MUS 236

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSE 222 or Audition.

This course is a continuation of the skills learned in MUSE 222 at the advanced level and emphasizes further development of those skills.

MUSE 230
Voice- Intermediate/Advanced
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 18 lab hours arranged
Equivalent to: MUS 230

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSE 131 or Audition.

This course provides a review of intermediate vocal techniques and introduces the first processes of advanced level instruction. Vocal exercises include extension of range, stylistic analysis, and repertoire development used in performing literature for the solo voice. Performance is required.

MUSE 231
Voice - Advanced
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 18 lab hours arranged
Equivalent to: MUS 231

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSE 230 or Audition.

Advanced vocal exercises and techniques, analysis and repertoire development used in performing literature for the solo voice. Performance is required.

MUSE 240
Intermediate Guitar I
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours
Equivalent to: MUS 124

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSE 141 or Audition.

Instruction in scales, chords, and arpeggios in all keys and positions. Improvising, accompanying, sight reading, transposing, and performing of popular and classical styles.

MUSE 241
Intermediate Guitar II
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours
Equivalent to: MUS 125

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSE 240 or Audition.

This course is a continuation of the first semester intermediate guitar (MUSE 240). Course includes solo guitar playing techniques, and ensemble playing.