Music-Performance (MUSP)

MUSP 100
Concert Choir I - Beginning
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours, 18 lab hours arranged
Equivalent to: MUS 118

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: MUSE 130 or previous participation in choral ensembles.

Open to all students capable of sustaining a vocal harmony part. Instruction in choral literature for the large choral ensemble. Special attention is given to choral tone production, phrasing and interpretation. Participation in public performances is required.

MUSP 101
Concert Choir II-Intermediate
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours, 18 lab hours arranged
Equivalent to: MUS 119

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

Additional study of standard choral literature for the large choral ensemble. Students receive intermediate level instruction in tone production, phrasing, and interpretation. Participation in public performances is required.

MUSP 105
Women’s Ensemble I Beginning
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 126 lab hours arranged
Equivalent to: MUS 232

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

This course prepares the student for in-depth women’s ensemble performance at the beginning level. Emphasis on study and performance of classical and popular compositions for women’s ensemble. Public performance required.

MUSP 106
Women's Ensemble II Intermediate
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 126 lab hours arranged
Equivalent to: MUS 242

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSP 105 or Audition.

This course prepares the student for in-depth women's ensemble performance at the intermediate level. Emphasis on study and performance of pop compositions for women's ensemble. Public performance required.

MUSP 110
Vocal Ensemble I Beginning
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours, 18 lab hours arranged
Equivalent to: MUS 117

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

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

Recommended for all beginning students interested in learning and performing repertoire for the small vocal ensemble. Includes standard vocal literature for various combinations of voices with intensive preparation in choral techniques for public concerts. Public performance required.

MUSP 111
Vocal Ensemble II Intermediate
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 54 lab hours
Equivalent to: MUS 277

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

Recommended for all students interested in furthering and expanding their knowledge of repertoire for the small vocal ensemble at the Intermediate level. Includes more in-depth study of standard vocal literature for various combinations of voices with intensive preparation of choral literature for public concerts. Public performance required.

MUSP 115
Chamber Chorale I Beginning
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 126 lab hours
Equivalent to: MUS 121

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

This course prepares the student for more in-depth ensemble experience. Emphasis on study and performance of classical and pop compositions for small vocal ensembles. Public performance required.

MUSP 120
Chamber Singers I Beginning
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 126 lab hours
Equivalent to: MUS 116

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

This course includes the study and performance of composition for the mixed chamber choral ensemble. Includes compositions of the Baroque, Classic, and Romantic style period. Public performance required. Audition required.

MUSP 121
Chamber Singers II Intermediate
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 126 lab hours
Equivalent to: MUS 126

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSP 120 or Audition.

This course includes the study and performance of composition for the mixed chamber chorale setting. Includes traditional compositions as well those of the contemporary style period. Public performance required.

MUSP 133
Brass Choir I
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours
Equivalent to: MUS 216

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

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

Exploration and performance of beginning to intermediate level brass ensemble literature. Topics include in-depth review and development of brass tone production, articulation and phrasing concepts and techniques required to correctly perform musical styles found in brass ensemble literature of the Renaissance, Baroque and Classical periods. Public performance required.

MUSP 134
Brass Choir II
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 54 lab hours
Equivalent to: MUS 226

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

Study and performance of contemporary brass ensemble music. This course provides an opportunity to learn performance practices of brass music in various styles through the medium of a large brass ensemble. Literature from the Romantic Era to the 20th Century will be covered. Public performance required. Audition assessment required.

MUSP 136
Percussion Ensemble I
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
18 lecture hours, 36 lab hours
Equivalent to: MUS 157

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

A course for percussionists in the study, rehearsal, and performance of classical, modern and novelty percussion ensemble chamber music with a focus on the small to medium size (4 - 16) ensemble setting. Students will explore the rhythmic and stylistic idiosyncrasies of this group of musical styles in sectional and full ensemble settings, with the intention of public performance. Public performance required.

MUSP 138
World Percussion Ensemble I
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
18 lecture hours, 36 lab hours
Equivalent to: MUS 158

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

A course for percussionists in the study, rehearsal, and performance percussion ensemble chamber music from Latin American, Middle Eastern and various other ethnic cultures with a focus on the small to medium size (4 - 16) ensemble setting. Students will explore the rhythmic and stylistic idiosyncrasies of this group of musical styles in sectional and full ensemble settings, with the intention of public performance. Public performance required.

MUSP 140
Chamber Winds I
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 108 lab hours arranged
Equivalent to: MUS 217

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

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

The study and performance of beginning instrumental chamber wind literature. Students will be organized into various chamber music ensembles to prepare, perform and record assigned literature.

MUSP 141
Chamber Winds II
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 108 lab hours arranged
Equivalent to: MUS 227

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSP 140 or Audition.

The study and performance of intermediate instrumental chamber wind literature. Students will be organized into various chamber music ensembles to prepare, perform and record assigned literature.

MUSP 145
Wind Symphony I
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 108 lab hours arranged
Equivalent to: MUS 234

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

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

The study and performance of beginning level wind band literature, with an emphasis on the development of high standards of personal and musical professionalism. Public performance and field trips required.

MUSP 146
Wind Symphony II
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 108 lab hours arranged
Equivalent to: MUS 244

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSP 145 or Audition.

The study and performance of intermediate level wind band literature, with an emphasis on the development of high standards of personal and musical professionalism. Public performance and field trips required.

MUSP 151
Individual Performance Techniques
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
18 lecture hours, 108 lab hours arranged
Equivalent to: MUS 243

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

This course offers music majors instruction for solo and recitial performance. Repertoire selection and development will be covered. Includes master class and coaching opportunties, programming, solo and recitial attire and etiquette, and accompaniment coordination.

MUSP 170
Musical Theatre Academy Production
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 126 lab hours
Equivalent to: MUS 209

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

An in-depth survey of the skills necessary for the performer in a live musical theatre production. Emphasis on the audition process, script analysis, role preparation, theatre and rehearsal etiquette and rehearsal technique culminating in a live, full-length fully-produced musical.

MUSP 171
Musical Theatre Workshop Production
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 108 lab hours arranged
Equivalent to: MUS 224

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

A practical overview of, and creative workshop on, the process and skills of developing, producing, and performing in a musical. Emphasis on script analysis, character development, production themes, and vocal production, culminating in a live, full-length, fully-produced musical.

MUSP 173
Musical Theatre Production I Beginning
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours
Equivalent to: MUS 215

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition covering basic musicianship and sight reading skills, vocal quality assessment and ability to hold individual vocal part.

Live musical theatre production. Students will function as principles and ensemble members in a fully produced musical. The course is also open to qualified musicians and technicians who wish to participate in production. 108 lab hours aranged.

MUSP 178
Opera Workshop
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
18 lecture hours, 54 lab hours
Equivalent to: MUS 120

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

Training and performance in solos, trios and small ensembles from the light opera and operatic repertoire. Introduction to standard literature, languages/diction, staging, and performance of this repertoire in scenes or in full opera productions.

MUSP 181
Musical Theater Orchestra I
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 108 lab hours arranged
Equivalent to: MUS 196

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

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

Musical Theater Orchestra I offers beginning instruction in instrumental performance of conducted orchestral ensemble accompaniment of live staged dance, drama and song, including contemporary Broadway literature, and film and media soundtrack. This course introduces the unique challenges of musical theatre performance that differ from those of concert stage performance, including following live dramatic action, pit orchestra orientation, woodwind doubling, underscore, click track and headphone use, book organization and music marking.

MUSP 182
Musical Theatre Orchestra II
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 108 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSP 181 or Audition.

Musical Theater Orchestra II offers intermediate level instruction in instrumental performance of conducted orchestral ensemble accompaniment of live staged dance, drama and song, including contemporary Broadway literature, and film and media soundtrack. This course provides continuing opportunities to meet the unique challenges of musical theatre performance that differ from those of concert stage performance, including following live dramatic action, pit orchestra orientation, woodwind doubling, underscore, click track and headphone use, book organization and music marking.

MUSP 200
Concert Choir III - Intermediate/Advanced
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours, 18 lab hours arranged
Equivalent to: MUS 238

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

An intermediate/advanced study of standard choral literature of various periods for the large choral ensemble. Additional instruction in tone production, phrasing, range extension, and interpretation. Participation in public performances is required.

MUSP 201
Concert Choir IV - Advanced
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours, 18 lab hours arranged
Equivalent to: MUS 239

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

Advanced study of standard choral literature of various musical periods and vocal techniques as they apply to the advanced choral singer in a large choral ensemble.

MUSP 220
Chamber Singers III Intermediate/Advanced
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 126 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSP 121 or Audition.

This course includes the study and performance of choral ensemble repertoire for the mixed chamber chorale setting. Includes more complex traditional and contemporary chamber chorale literature which incorporates solo components and may require improvisation techniques. Public performance required.

MUSP 225
Competitive Collegiate Choir
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours, 18 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

Open to all students interested in developing personal choral technique towards vocational use in professional vocal ensembles. Emphasis is on sight-reading, intonation, and harmony skills. Participation in public choral competitions is required. This course may be taken four times.

MUSP 226
Competitive Collegiate Chamber Choir
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours, 18 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSP 225 or Audition.

Strongly recommended: Previous choral experience.

Open by audition to students interested in developing more advanced professional choral techniques unique to the small vocal ensemble genre. Participation in public small ensemble choir competitions is required. Audition will include sheet music sight reading, tone analysis and harmonic blend evaluation. This course may be taken four times.

MUSP 235
Competitive Collegiate Show Choir
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 108 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

This class involves preparation and participation in collegiate show choir competitions. This course may be taken four times.

MUSP 240
Chamber Winds III
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 108 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSP 141 or Audition.

The study and performance of intermediate-advanced instrumental chamber wind literature. Students will be organized into various chamber music ensembles to prepare, perform and record assigned literature.

MUSP 241
Chamber Music IV
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 108 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSP 240 or Audition.

The study and performance of advanced instrumental chamber wind literature. Students will be organized into various chamber music ensembles to prepare, perform and record assigned literature.

MUSP 245
Wind Symphony III
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 108 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSP 146 or Audition.

The study and performance of intermediate-advanced level wind band literature, with an emphasis on the development of high standards of personal and musical professionalism. Public performance and field trips required.

MUSP 246
Wind Symphony IV
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 108 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSP 245 or Audition.

The study and performance of advanced level wind band literature, with an emphasis on the development of high standards of personal and musical professionalism. Public performance and field trips required.

MUSP 254
Competitive Collegiate Jazz Combos
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 108 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

The preparation and performance of professional jazz combo literature with the primary goal of maximizing adjudication consideration and reward at jazz combo competitions and festivals. Participation in jazz combo competitions and festivals is required. This course may be taken four times.

MUSP 255
Competitive Collegiate Jazz Ensemble
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours, 72 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

This course involves preparation and participation in collegiate jazz competitions. This course may be taken four times.

MUSP 265
Competitive Collegiate Large Studio Jazz Ensemble
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours, 108 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

The preparation and performance of professional large studio jazz ensemble literature with the primary goal of maximizing adjudication consideration and reward at large studio jazz ensemble competitions and festivals. Participation in large studio jazz ensemble competitions and festivals is required. This course may be taken four times.

MUSP 281
Musical Theatre Orchestra III
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 108 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSP 182 or Audition.

Musical Theater Orchestra III offers advanced-intermediate level instruction in instrumental performance of conducted orchestral ensemble accompaniment of live staged dance, drama and song, including contemporary Broadway literature, and film and media soundtrack. This course provides continuing opportunities to meet the unique challenges of musical theatre performance that differ from those of concert stage performance, including following live dramatic action, pit orchestra orientation, woodwind doubling, underscore, click track and headphone use, book organization and music marking.

MUSP 282
Musical Theatre Orchestra IV
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 108 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSP 281 or Audition.

Musical Theater Orchestra IV offers advanced level instruction in instrumental performance of conducted orchestral ensemble accompaniment of live staged dance, drama and song, including contemporary Broadway literature, and film and media soundtrack. This course provides continuing opportunities to meet the unique challenges of musical theatre performance that differ from those of concert stage performance, including following live dramatic action, pit orchestra orientation, woodwind doubling, underscore, click track and headphone use, book organization and music marking.

MUSP 285
Competitive Collegiate Wind Band
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
36 lecture hours, 108 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

The preparation and performance of professional wind band literature with the primary goal of maximizing adjudication consideration and reward at wind band competitions and festivals. Participation in public wind band competitions and festivals is required. This course may be taken four times.

MUSP 290
Applied Music I Beginning
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
18 lecture hours, 80 lab hours arranged
Equivalent to: MUS 290

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Audition.

A beginning level workshop class in applied music including a private one-half hour lesson per week, attendance and participation in a weekly concert hour and skill and repertoire building activities.

MUSP 291
Applied Music II Intermediate
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
18 lecture hours, 80 lab hours arranged
Equivalent to: MUS 291

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSP 290 or Audition.

An intermediate level workshop class in applied music with an emphasis on classical techniques which includes a private one-half hour lesson per week, attendance and participation in a weekly concert hour and skill and repertoire building activities.

MUSP 292
Applied Music III Intermediate/Advanced
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
18 lecture hours, 80 lab hours arranged
Equivalent to: MUS 292

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSP 291 or Audition.

An advanced level workshop class in applied music with an emphasis on popular techniques which includes a private one-half hour lesson per week, attendance and participation in a weekly concert hour and skill and repertoire building activities.

MUSP 293
Applied Music IV Advanced
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
18 lecture hours, 80 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MUSP 292 or Audition.

An advanced level workshop class in applied music with an emphasis on improvisation and developmental techniques which includes a private one-half hour lesson per week, attendance and participation in a weekly concert hour and skill and repertoire building activities.