MUSC 161: Sight Reading for the Studio II

Citrus College Course Outline of Record

Citrus College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Fall 2021
Credits: 3
Total Contact Hours: 54
Lecture Hours : 54
Lab Hours: 0
Hours Arranged: 0
Outside of Class Hours: 108
Prerequisite: Audition.
Transferable to CSU: Yes
Transferable to UC: No
Grading Method: Standard Letter

Catalog Course Description

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. 54 lecture hours.

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate analytical, stylistic and musical notation competency in the sight reading of selected literature.
  • Demonstrate performance control during the performance of selected literature.
  • Quantify a performer's musical experience in objective terms both as an observer and participant.

Major Course Content

  1. Musical notation analysis
    1. Notes 
    2. Rhythm
    3. Musical expression symbols
  2. Stylistic traditions
    1. Classical traditions
    2. Commercial music and the stylistic tendencies
      1. Rhythm
      2. Tone production in view of style including synthesis
  3. The recording musician and discipline/focus
    1. Preparation for performance, the psychology
    2. Attention to detail
    3. Attention to performance detail
      1. The logistics of the performance environment
  4. The audience and recording
    1. Performance energy whether live or recorded
    2. Connecting with your audience whether live or through a microphone
  5. Objective and non self-deprecating evaluation
  6. Extending one's performance acumen
    1. Critical listening to other like performers
    2. Expanding upon one's performance through musical analysis and application to one's instrument
  7. The finished product.
    1. The building of repertoire for maintenance and continued growth

Suggested Reading Other Than Required Textbook

Periodical and book literature on performance masters. Online web resources

Examples of Required Writing Assignments

Research and documentation of findings related to performance and reading.

Examples of Outside Assignments

Research of artists in musical performance/reading and philosophy of musical expression. Performance hints from the professionals.

Instruction Type(s)

Lecture, Online Education Lecture