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MUSC 1002 - Fundamentals of Music
A course that places particular emphasis on the basic skills of reading and writing music. It assumes no prior knowledge of music. Music majors must take this course or pass a theory proficiency test before taking MUSC 1013 and MUSC 1062.

MUSC 1013 - Music Theory I
Development and cultivation of musicianship skills, especially in the areas of tonal and rhythmic perception and articulation. Presentation of the essentials of music; classification of triads and seventh chords and their inversions; introduction to analysis and part writing. Prerequisite: MUSC 1002 with a grade of “C” or better or pass proficiency exam. Corequisites: Concurrent enrollment in Class Piano or Private Piano and MUSC 1062 for music majors. Piano corequisite may be waived by demonstration of proficiency.

MUSC 1023 - Music Theory II
Continuation of MUSC 1013. Continued work in analysis, part-writing and harmonization with diatonic triads and seventh chords and their inversions. Introduction to modulation and dominant secondary and secondary leading tone chords. Introduction to binary and ternary forms. Prerequisite: MUSC 1013 and MUSC 1062 with a grade of “C” or better or instructor approval. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Class Piano or Private Piano and MUSC 1072 for music majors. Piano corequisite may be waived by demonstration of piano proficiency.

MUSC 1030 – Recital Class
This course requires attendance at student recitals, TCC departmental concerts and additional concerts approved by faculty. Four terms are required for all music majors. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

MUSC 1053 - Recording Studio Techniques I
Designed to introduce students to the basic principles, techniques, and tools commonly used in modern sound recording. Open to anyone with an interest in sound or music.

MUSC 1062 - Aural Theory I
Development of aural skills related to sight-singing, rhythmic and melodic dictation, and keyboard harmony, using examples from the common practice period. Required for music majors. Open to non-music majors with approval of instructor. Taken concurrently with MUSC1013 for music majors. Prerequisite: MUSC 1002 with a grade of “C” or better, pass proficiency exam, or instructor approval.

MUSC 1072 - Aural Theory II
Development of aural skills related to sight-singing, rhythmic and melodic dictation, and keyboard harmony, using examples from the common practice period. Required for music majors. Taken concurrently with MUSC 1023 for music majors. Prerequisite: MUSC 1013 and MUSC 1062 with a grade of “C” or better, or instructor approval.

MUSC 1113 - Music Appreciation (H)
A course designed to introduce students to the study of music as an aesthetic, historical, and cultural phenomenon. Students are instructed in perceiving and discerning the characteristics of musical sound, the functions of music in society, and development of the historical tradition of music, with emphasis on the music of the European classical repertoire as well as non-Western practices.

MUSC 1142 - Computer Music Techniques I
This course is designed to develop computer music skills and comprehension of MIDI with the use of Sibelius music composition software. It is designed to be a lab class. Requires intermediate computer skills. Prerequisite: MUSC 1013.

MUSC 1153 - American Popular Music (H)
This course is a survey of the history and development of the various styles of popular music that have originated in the United States since the middle of the 19th century. Emphasis is on understanding the basic elements of popular music, song types, and the technological, ethnic, cultural, social, and political forces that have shaped the various types of popular music. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of musical styles from minstrel song, to Tin Pan Alley, the blues, Jazz, Rock, Country, R&B, to the most recent developments of the 21st century. No previous musical experience necessary.

MUSC 1171 - Beginning Guitar
Beginning Guitar is designed for beginning students who are not majoring in music. At the end of the term students are expected to analyze written music and interpret a specialized system for writing guitar music called “tablature,” as well as analyze techniques. Basic chords in the first position, called “open chords,” will be used in simple song accompaniments. Students must provide their own instruments in good working condition. Acoustic guitars are preferred but not required. Amplifiers will not be provided.

MUSC 1181 - Percussion Class
This percussion methods/techniques class provides students an opportunity to develop beginning level performance skills on the major instruments of the percussion family, as well as an introduction to accessories, Latin percussion, and drum set. The course addresses methods for teaching percussion while providing an environment for students to learn how to diagnose common performance problems associated with percussion instruments and a variety of suggestions for solutions. Other topics to be covered include: equipment maintenance and repairs, suggestions for method books and repertoire, and organizational materials to maintain student’s focus in a band class setting.

MUSC 1190 - Private Lessons for Non-Majors
Private piano, voice and instrumental lessons are designed to help non-music majors improve their technique, sight reading skills and basic musicianship. Students are expected to analyze and interpret solo literature. An additional laboratory fee is required. Prerequisite: Requires instructor approval.

1 credit hour private music instruction requires a weekly 30-minute lesson; 3 hours minimum weekly practice recommended. No Lecture. Laboratory 2 hours.

2 credit hours private music instruction requires a weekly 1-hour lesson; 6 hours minimum weekly practice recommended. No Lecture. Laboratory 4 hours.

Private Piano 1-2 Credits
Private Organ  1-2 Credits
Private Voice 1-2 Credits
Private Guitar 1-2 Credits
Private Violin 1-2 Credits
Private Viola 1-2 Credits
Private Cello 1-2 Credits
Private Bass 1-2 Credits
Private Flute 1-2 Credits
Private Oboe 1-2 Credits
Private Clarinet 1-2 Credits
Private Saxophone 1-2 Credits
Private Electric Bass Guitar  1-2 Credits
Private Trumpet  1-2 Credits
Private Horn  1-2 Credits
Private Trombone 1-2 Credits
Private Tuba 1-2 Credits
Private Bassoon 1-2 Credits
Private Harp 1-2 Credits
Private Percussion  1-2 Credits

MUSC 1200 to 1490 - Private Music Lessons
Private piano, voice and instrumental lessons are designed for music majors to improve their technique, sight reading skills and intermediate to advanced musicianship. Students will be expected to analyze and interpret solo literature from various historical periods. Technique, literature, number of performances and practice hours are appropriate for college freshman level. An additional laboratory fee is required. Prerequisite: Requires instructor approval.

1 credit hour private music instruction requires a weekly 30-minute lesson; 3 hours minimum weekly practice recommended. Designed for the music major on a secondary instrument. Placement for non-majors with instructor approval.No Lecture. Laboratory 2 hours.

2 credit hours private music instruction requires a weekly 1-hour lesson; 6 hours minimum weekly practice recommended. Designed for the music major on their primary instrument. Recital and performance examination (jury) will be required. No Lecture. Laboratory 4 hours.

1200 - Private Piano
1210 - Private Organ
1240 - Private Voice
1250 - Private Guitar
1310 - Private Violin
1320 - Private Viola
1330 - Private Cello
1340 - Private Bass
1350 - Private Flute
1360 - Private Oboe
1370 - Private Clarinet
1380 - Private Saxophone
1390 - Private Electric Bass Guitar
1410 - Private Trumpet
1420 - Private Horn
1430 - Private Trombone
1440 - Private Tuba
1450 - Private Bassoon
1460 - Private Harp
1490 - Private Percussion

MUSC 1512 - Voice Class
A course teaching the principles of breathing, voice production, tone control, enunciation, phrasing and analysis of techniques. Two group lessons per week.

MUSC 1541 - Orchestra
Study and performance of concert literature for full orchestra. Prerequisite: Enrollment by audition.

MUSC 1551 - Concert Choir
A mixed choral ensemble that studies and performs a wide variety of choral literature suitable for an advanced choir. Performances may include Madrigal programs, participation in state and local choral festivals, and combined choir performances with the Signature Symphony at TCC.

MUSC 1563 - Musical Theatre
A course designed to develop the musical and theatrical talents of students who either are interested in a degree in Musical Theatre or simply want to broaden their individual experiences on the stage. Course work consists of learning, blocking and presenting scenes from the major genres in musical theatre. Historical and cultural perspective on individual works will be included in abbreviated lecture form. Requires voice, dance and/or theatre experience.

MUSC 1612 - Class Piano I
The electronic piano lab offers individualized as well as class instruction in learning and/or improving techniques in playing the piano. Students will study piano literature from various historical styles and sharpen critical thinking skills as they analyze music presented. *Required for music majors.

MUSC 1622 - Class Piano II
Continuation of Class Piano I. *Required for music majors. Prerequisite: MUSC 1612 with a grade of “C” or better or instructor approval.

MUSC 1632 - Class Piano III
Continuation of Class Piano II. *Required for music majors. Prerequisite: MUSC 1622 with a grade of “C” or better or instructor approval.

MUSC 1642 - Class Piano IV
Continuation of Class Piano III. *Required for music majors. Prerequisite: MUSC 1632 with a grade of “C” or better or instructor approval. *May be waived by piano faculty by demonstration of piano proficiency.

MUSC 1651 - Concert Band
Study and performance of concert literature for the wind band. Prerequisite: Enrollment by audition.

MUSC 1661 - Jazz Band
This course is designed to study and develop fundamental techniques in the artistry of jazz in an ensemble setting from swing to big band. This class analyzes and incorporates many styles in the jazz idiom including improvisation. Prerequisite: Enrollment by audition.

MUSC 1711 - Brass Ensemble
This course is designed to give students the experience of rehearsing and performing in a brass chamber ensemble. Students will be exposed to brass ensemble repertoire and experience a collaborative approach to problem solving. Students must be able to read music and have intermediate musicianship experience on their instrument. Prerequisite: Enrollment by audition or instructor approval.

MUSC 1721 - Woodwind Ensemble
This course is designed to give students the experience of rehearsing and performing in a woodwind chamber ensemble. Students will be exposed to woodwind ensemble repertoire and experience a collaborative approach to problem solving. Students must be able to read music and have intermediate musicianship experience on their instrument. Prerequisite: Enrollment by audition or instructor approval.

MUSC 1731 - Guitar Ensemble
This course is designed to give students the experience of rehearsing and performing in a guitar chamber ensemble. Students will be exposed to guitar ensemble repertoire and experience a collaborative approach to problem solving. Students must be able to read music and have intermediate musicianship experience on their instrument. Prerequisite: Enrollment by audition or instructor approval.

MUSC 1761 - String Ensemble
This course is designed to give students the experience of rehearsing and performing in a string chamber ensemble. Students will be exposed to string ensemble repertoire and experience a collaborative approach to problem solving. Students must be able to read music and have intermediate musicianship experience on their instrument. Prerequisite: Enrollment by audition or instructor approval.

MUSC 1771 - Percussion Ensemble
This course is designed to give students the experience of rehearsing and performing in a percussion chamber ensemble. Students will be exposed to percussion ensemble repertoire from many different cultures and experience a collaborative approach to problem solving. Students must be able to read music and have intermediate musicianship experience on their instrument. Prerequisite: Enrollment by audition or instructor approval.

MUSC 1781 - Chamber Ensemble
This course is designed to give students the experience of rehearsing and performing in a chamber ensemble. Students will be exposed to chamber ensemble repertoire and experience a collaborative approach to problem solving. Students must be able to read music and have intermediate musicianship experience on their instrument. Prerequisite: Enrollment by audition or instructor approval.

MUSC 1791 - Jazz Combo
This course is designed to give students the experience of rehearsing and performing in a jazz combo. Students will be exposed to jazz combo repertoire and experience a collaborative approach to problem solving. Students must be able to read music and have advanced musicianship experience on their instrument. Prerequisite: Enrollment by audition or instructor approval.

MUSC 1802 - Jazz Improvisation
This course is designed to introduce and develop the skills needed for jazz improvisation. Designed for musicians wanting to explore beginning jazz improvisation in a non-competitive environment. Students must be able to read music and have intermediate musicianship experience on their instrument and a basic understanding of music theory.

MUSC 2013 - Music Theory III
Analysis, part-writing, and harmonization, including chromatic harmonies and modulation. Introduction to fugue, sonata form, rondo form, and variation technique. Prerequisite: MUSC 1023 and MUSC 1072 with a grade of “C” or better or instructor approval. Corequisite: MUSC 2062 for music majors. Concurrent enrollment in Class Piano or Private Piano is required unless waived by demonstration of piano proficiency.

MUSC 2023 - Music Theory IV
A continuation of MUSC 2013. Introduction to extended harmonies and 20th century techniques. Prerequisite: MUSC 2013 and MUS 2062 with a grade of “C” or better or instructor approval. Corequisite: MUSC 2072 for music majors. Concurrent enrollment in Class Piano or Private Piano is required unless waived by demonstration of piano proficiency.

MUSC 2062 - Aural Theory III
Development of aural skills related to sight-singing, rhythmic and melodic dictation, and keyboard harmony, using examples from the common practice period. Required for music majors. Taken concurrently with MUSC 2013 for music majors. Prerequisite: MUSC 1023 and MUSC 1072 with a grade of “C” or better or instructor approval.

MUSC 2072 - Aural Theory IV
Development of aural skills related to sight-singing, rhythmic and melodic dictation, and keyboard harmony, using examples from the common practice period. Required for all music majors. Taken concurrently with MUSC 2023 for music majors. Prerequisite: MUSC 2013 and MUSC 2062 with a grade of “C” or better or instructor approval.

MUSC 2133 - Introduction to the History and Literature of Music
A detailed introductory study of the major music historical periods and representative works from the Middle Ages through the 20th Century. Emphasis on developing research, listening, and analytical techniques in preparation for undergraduate level music history survey courses. Required of all music majors; non-music majors admitted with instructor approval. Prerequisite: MUSC 1013 or instructor approval.

MUSC 2161 - Cello Choir
Open to beginning, intermediate and advanced cello players. The choir studies, rehearses and performs many styles of music, from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary eras. No audition required.

MUSC 2181 - Show Choir
A mixed choral ensemble designed to present vocal jazz standards as well as popular show tunes. Usually one to two formal concerts are presented each term which may include presentation with the TCC Signature Symphony. Some musical numbers may be staged and/or choreographed. Prerequisite: Enrollment by audition. Concurrent enrollment in MUSC 1551 is required.

MUSC 2200 and 2240 - Private Piano and Voice Lessons
Technique, literature, number of performances and practice hours are appropriate for college sophomore level. Students will be expected to analyze and interpret solo literature from various historical periods. An additional laboratory fee is required. Prerequisite: Requires instructor approval.
1 credit hour private music instruction requires a weekly 30-minute lesson; 3 hours minimum weekly practice recommended. Designed for the music major on a secondary instrument. No Lecture. Laboratory 2 hours.
2 credit hours private music instruction requires a weekly 1-hour lesson; 6 hours minimum weekly practice recommended. Designed for the music major on their primary instrument. Recital and performance examination (jury) will be required. No Lecture. Laboratory 4 hours.

MUSC 2223 - Recording Studio Techniques II
Designed to provide students with hands on digital editing, mixing, and mastering experience with the ProTools system. Prerequisite: MUSC 1053 or instructor approval.

MUSC 2333 - Music Internship
Students work in a qualifying occupational setting where they receive practical training and experience toward their occupational objectives. Requires instructor approval.

MUSC 2990 - Selected Topics in Music
The study and/or analysis of a selected topic in Music. May be repeated with a different topic.

The time required for laboratory may vary by course.
Please refer to the course syllabus for more information.

 

 

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