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M 101 Music Fundamentals (3)

This course covers the basics of music, including symbols, rhythm, and scale construction.  The course also introduces reading and dictation in two or three parts, the minor modes and chromatics, eye and ear study through the simple modulations, and transpositions.

M 103 Music History and Appreciation (3)

This course provides an introduction to music as an art form.  The course will cover the basic elements of music and historically significant style periods and composers.  The course will also emphasize the concept of music as self-expression.

M 104 Ear Training and Dictation I (1)

This course provides an aural study of melodies, intervals, harmonies, rhythms, and meters.

M 105 Applied Keyboard I (1)

Prerequisite: Permission

This course provides private lessons in developing keyboard performance skills.

M 106 Applied Keyboard II (1)

Prerequisite: M 105

This course provides private lessons in developing keyboard performance skills.

M 107 Applied Music Vocal I (1)

This course provides private lessons in developing vocal performance skills.

M 108 Applied Music Vocal II (1)

Prerequisite: M 107

This course provides private lessons in developing vocal performance skills.

M 111 Applied Music Instrumental I (1)

Prerequisite: Permission
This course provides private lessons in developing instrumental performance skills.

M 112 Applied Music Instrumental II (1)

Prerequisite: M 111
This course provides private lessons in developing instrumental performance skills.

M 113 Vocal Ensemble Lads and Lassies I (1)

Prerequisite: Audition

This course is designed for both music majors and other students interested in performing with a stage vocal ensemble that features various styles of music along with choreography and props. The ensemble also travels within the college service area to perform. This course provides an opportunity for musical self-expression and continued development of individual and ensemble music skills.

M 114 Vocal Ensemble Lads and Lassies II (1)

Prerequisite: M 113

This course is designed for both music majors and other students interested in performing with a stage vocal ensemble that features various styles of music along with choreography and props. The ensemble also travels within the college service area to perform. This course provides an opportunity for musical self-expression and continued development of individual and ensemble music skills.

M 115 Chorus I (1)

This course is designed for both music majors and other students interested in performing with a stage chorus that features various styles of music. The chorus also travels within the college service area to perform. This course provides an opportunity for musical self-expression and continued development of individual and choral music skills.

M 116 Chorus II (1)

Prerequisite: M 115

This course is designed for both music majors and other students interested in performing with a stage chorus that features various styles of music. The chorus also travels within the college service area to perform. This course provides an opportunity for musical self-expression and continued development of individual and choral music skills.

M 119 Wind Ensemble I (1)

This course is designed for both music majors and other students interested in performing with an ensemble featuring wind and percussion instruments. This course provides an opportunity for musical self-expression and continued development of individual and ensemble music skills.

M 120 Wind Ensemble II (1)

Prerequisite: M 119

This course is designed for both music majors and other students interested in performing with an ensemble featuring wind and percussion instruments. This course provides an opportunity for musical self-expression and continued development of individual and ensemble music skills.

M 124 Ear Training and Dictation II (1)

Prerequisite: M 104
This course provides an aural study of melodies, intervals, harmonies, rhythms, and meters.

M 126 Keyboard Harmony I (1)

Co-requisites: M 104, M 200

This course provides a keyboard study of melodies, scales, harmonies, meters, and rhythm.

M 130 Pep Band I (1)

This course is designed for all students interested in performing with an ensemble featuring instruments appropriate to a pep band. The course provides an opportunity for musical self-expression and continued development of individual and ensemble music skills while providing a service for college athletic programs.

M 131 Pep Band II (1)

Prerequisite: M 130

This course is designed for all students interested in performing with an ensemble featuring instruments appropriate to a pep band. The course provides an opportunity for musical self-expression and continued development of individual and ensemble music skills while providing a service for college athletic programs.

M 134 Keyboard Harmony II (1)

Prerequisite: M 126  Corequisite: M 124

This course provides additional keyboard study of melodies, scales, harmonies, meters, and rhythm.

M 135 Aural Skills I (2)

Corequisite: M 200

This course provides an aural study of melodies, intervals, harmonies, rhythms, and meters.

Syllabus

M 145 Aural Skills II (2)

Prerequisite: M 135  Corequisite: M 201

This course provides an aural study of melodies, intervals, harmonies, rhythms, and meters.

Syllabus

M 152 Opera Production I (1)

Prerequisite: Audition

This course is designed for both music majors and other students interested in performing with a stage vocal ensemble that prepares and performs as the chorus with a professional opera company. This course provides an opportunity for musical self-expression and continued development of individual and ensemble skills and also offers exposure to the performing arts as a profession.

M 153 Opera Production II (1)

Prerequisite: M 152

This course is designed for both music majors and other students interested in performing with a stage vocal ensemble that prepares and performs as the chorus with a professional opera company. This course provides an opportunity for musical self-expression and continued development of individual and ensemble skills and also offers exposure to the performing arts as a profession.

M 154 Group Piano I (1)

This course provides instruction in functional keyboard skills needed to succeed in the music classroom or play the piano for personal enjoyment.

M 155 Group Piano II (1)

Prerequisite: M 154

This course provides additional instruction in functional keyboard skills needed to succeed in the music classroom or play the piano for personal enjoyment.

M 162 Introduction to World Music (3)

This course  will provide an introduction to music across the world.   The basic elements of music and musical style from specific regions will be studied.  The course will also emphasize music as self-expression.

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M 200 Music Theory I (3)

Prerequisite: M 101 (C or higher) or Instructor Permission; Corequisite: M 135

This course will provide a study of the harmonic systems used in musical composition from approximately 1650 to 1900, including mastery of scales, keys, intervals, rhythms, and basic triads. The course will cover simple four-part writing, triad inversions, non-chord tones, secondary chords, and dominant seventh chords. Students will also analyze chorales, hymns, and representative literature from recognized style periods.

M 201 Music Theory II (3)

Prerequisite: M 200 (C or higher); Corequisite: M 145

This course will provide more advanced study of the harmonic systems used in musical composition from approximately 1650 to 1900, including mastery of scales, keys, intervals, rhythms, and basic triads. The course will cover simple four-part writing, triad inversions, non-chord tones, secondary chords, and dominant seventh chords. Students will also analyze chorales, hymns, and representative literature from recognized style periods.

M 205 Pep Band III (1)

Prerequisite: M 131

This course is designed for all students interested in performing with an ensemble featuring instruments appropriate to a pep band. The course provides an opportunity for musical self-expression and continued development of individual and ensemble music skills while providing a service for college athletic programs.

M 206 Pep Band IV (1)

Prerequisite: M 205

This course is designed for all students interested in performing with an ensemble featuring instruments appropriate to a pep band. The course provides an opportunity for musical self-expression and continued development of individual and ensemble music skills while providing a service for college athletic programs.

M 207 Applied Music Vocal III (1)

Prerequisite: M 108

This course provides private lessons in developing vocal performance skills.

M 208 Applied Music Vocal IV (1)

Prerequisite: M 207

This course provides private lessons in developing vocal performance skills.

M 211 Applied Music Instrumental III (1)

Prerequisite: M 112
This course provides private lessons in developing instrumental performance skills.

M 212 Applied Music Instrumental IV (1)

Prerequisite: M 211
This course provides private lessons in developing instrumental performance skills.

M 213 Vocal Ensemble Lads and Lassies III (1)

Prerequisite: M 114

This course is designed for both music majors and other students interested in performing with a stage vocal ensemble that features various styles of music along with choreography and props. The ensemble also travels within the college service area to perform. This course provides an opportunity for musical self-expression and continued development of individual and ensemble music skills.

M 214 Vocal Ensemble Lads and Lassies IV (1)

Prerequisite: M 213

This course is designed for both music majors and other students interested in performing with a stage vocal ensemble that features various styles of music along with choreography and props. The ensemble also travels within the college service area to perform. This course provides an opportunity for musical self-expression and continued development of individual and ensemble music skills.

M 215 Chorus III (1)

Prerequisite: M 116

This course is designed for both music majors and other students interested in performing with a stage chorus that features various styles of music. The chorus also travels within the college service area to perform. This course provides an opportunity for musical self-expression and continued development of individual and choral music skills.

M 216 Chorus IV (1)

Prerequisite: M 215

This course is designed for both music majors and other students interested in performing with a stage chorus that features various styles of music. The chorus also travels within the college service area to perform. This course provides an opportunity for musical self-expression and continued development of individual and choral music skills.

M 219 Wind Ensemble III (1)

Prerequisite: M 120

This course is designed for both music majors and other students interested in performing with an ensemble featuring wind and percussion instruments. This course provides an opportunity for musical self-expression and continued development of individual and ensemble music skills.

M 220 Wind Ensemble IV (1)

Prerequisite: M 219

This course is designed for both music majors and other students interested in performing with an ensemble featuring wind and percussion instruments. This course provides an opportunity for musical self-expression and continued development of individual and ensemble music skills.

M 223 History of Jazz (3)

This course provides a listening-based approach to the evolutionary development of America’s unique jazz art form. The course will cover the American roots of jazz and its early figures, the development of various jazz styles, significant jazz musicians, and the place of jazz in modern music.

M 225 Applied Keyboard III (1)

Prerequisite: M 106

This course provides private lessons in developing keyboard performance skills.

M 226 Applied Keyboard IV (1)

Prerequisite: M 225

This course provides private lessons in developing keyboard performance skills.

M 229 Aural Skills III (2)

Prerequisite: M 145 with C or higher; corequisite M 233

This course provides an aural study of melodies, intervals, harmonies, rhythms, and meters.

Syllabus

M 230 Aural Skills IV (2)

Prerequisite: M 229 with C or higher; corequisite M 234

This course provides an aural study of melodies, intervals, harmonies, rhythms, and meters.

Syllabus

M 233 Music Theory III (3)

Prerequisite: M 201

This course will provide further study of harmony and composition. The course will examine dominant and secondary dominant harmonies, modulation, and chromatic harmony.  Formal analysis and 20th century techniques will also be introduced.

M 234 Music Theory IV (3)

Prerequisite: M 233

This course will provide more advanced study of the harmonic systems used in musical composition from approximately 1650 to 1900, including mastery of scales, keys, intervals, rhythms, and basic triads. The course will cover simple four-part writing, triad inversions, non-chord tones, secondary chords, and dominant seventh chords. Students will also analyze chorales, hymns, and representative literature from recognized style periods.

M 235 Ear Training and Dictation III (1)

Prerequisite: M 124
This course provides an aural study of melodies, intervals, harmonies, rhythms, and meters.

M 236 Ear Training and Dictation IV (1)

Prerequisite: M 235
This course provides an aural study of melodies, intervals, harmonies, rhythms, and meters.

M 245 Keyboard Harmony III (1)

Prerequisite: M 134

This course provides an opportunity for study and studio performance of harmonic structures of the Romantic and Contemporary periods in music. Modes, major and minor scales, and primary chords will be studied, analyzed, and performed.

M 246 Keyboard Harmony IV (1)

Prerequisite: M 245

This course provides an opportunity for study and studio performance of harmonic structures of the Romantic and Contemporary periods in music. Modes, major and minor scales, and primary chords will be studied, analyzed, and performed.

M 252 Opera Production III (1)

Prerequisite: M 153

This course is designed for both music majors and other students interested in performing with a stage vocal ensemble that prepares and performs as the chorus with a professional opera company. This course provides an opportunity for musical self-expression and continued development of individual and ensemble skills and also offers exposure to the performing arts as a profession.

M 253 Opera Production IV (1)

Prerequisite: M 252

This course is designed for both music majors and other students interested in performing with a stage vocal ensemble that prepares and performs as the chorus with a professional opera company. This course provides an opportunity for musical self-expression and continued development of individual and ensemble skills and also offers exposure to the performing arts as a profession.

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