Music

  • MUS 1510 Music Appreciation

    Guides the student's search for musical enjoyment and understanding. A survey of classical and popular music is presented through listening and written examples. Students will gain knowledge of music literature and the art of music and its relationship to society. No prior musical experience or skills required. Eligibility: ENG 0430; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+. Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 1530 Historical Survey- Rock & Roll

    Students will study the roots and development of Rock/Soul/Pop music from its earliest manifestations to the current state of pop music. Through readings, lectures, listening to musical examples, and video footage, they will experience the birth and development of this genre of musical expression, which has been the dominant musical form in the U.S. since the 1950s. Eligibility: ENG 1510. J spring. Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 1570 Music Theory I

    Introduces the student to the basic fundamentals of reading and writing music. Students will work with elements of common practice theory and harmony through written assignments and aural skills training. No previous musical experience or skills required. No prerequisites. Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 1580 Music Theory II

    In this continuation of Music Theory I, students gain further mastery of the structure of music through written work in more complex chordal structure, compositional techniques, and aural skills. Prerequisite: MUS 1570. Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 1590 American Mus/Classic/Popular

    This course is designed as an overview of American music, past to present, classical and popular. Music will be considered chronologically from Native American through current musical influences. Topics will include music of the classical, folk, Hispanic, blues, jazz, rock, and music theatre literature. No prior music experience or skills are required. This course is a good companion course to MUS 1510. Prerequisite: ENG 0430, Must meet minimum college level reading score - Accuplacer 80+. Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 1610 Applied Mus-Private Lessons I

    Provides for private study for the beginner or more advanced student on instruments, voice, composition, or other areas of music. Students gain musical skills and artistry through individual instruction. Sessions are arranged through the director of music. Public performance is optional. A studio fee is required. May be taken for a total of 6 credit hours. No prerequisites. Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 1620 Applied Mus-Private Lessons II

    Provides for private study for the beginner or more advanced student on instruments, voice, composition, or other areas of music. Students gain musical skills and artistry through individual instruction. Sessions are arranged through the director of music. Public performance is optional. A studio fee is required. May be taken for a total of 6 credit hours. No prerequisites. Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 1630 Beginning Voice

    Singers of all levels of experience from the beginner on can take this course. Students will improve their vocal performance for singing or speaking by dealing with written and class exercises. Vocal production, vocal pedagogy, artistic interpretation of song, working with accompanists, stage usage, acoustics, and the use of sound equipment will be considered. Recommended for those interested in performing arts, communications, education, public speaking, and related areas. No prerequisites. Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 1650 Business of Music

    Students will gain an understanding of the various means of entering the music business, learn the important role of the songwriter and terms of music publishing contracts and arrangements. Students will also learn how to gain attention from a record label. Various careers available in the music business are also examined. Eligibility: ENG 1510. Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 1670 Beginning Piano

    Offers group instruction in piano for the beginner. Through work at the keyboard and written work in music theory, students gain improved ability to perform at the piano or other keyboard instruments. Recommended for those interested in careers in therapy, recreation, education, music performance, music education, and other related fields. No prerequisites. Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 1680 Beginning Guitar

    Offers group instruction in guitar for the beginner. Through work on the instrument and written work in music theory, students gain improved ability to perform on the guitar. Recommended for those interested in careers in therapy, recreation, education, music performance, music education and other related fields. No prerequisites. Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 1690 Piano II

    Students will receive further study in class piano. Aspects of keyboard technique, sight reading, improvisation, artistry, and repertoire will be emphasized. Prerequisite: MUS 1670. Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 1700 Guitar II

    Students will receive further study in class guitar. Aspects of guitar technique, sight reading, improvisation, artistry, and repertoire will be emphasized. Prerequisite: MUS 1680. Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 1710 Audio Recording

    Provides an introductory experience in audio recording and sound engineering. Audio recording is helpful for individuals considering audio as a career or as a personal interest. Through work with the college's audio studio, students will gain a knowledge of studio techniques, as well as the aesthetics and styles of music in relation to sound recording. Additional studio hours will be scheduled. No prior studio or musical skills are necessary. Recommended for those pursuing music, education, communications, multimedia, or performing arts. Eligibility: ENG 0410 and ENG 0430. Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 1720 Music Ensemble I

    Students will participate in a music ensemble, gain a greater understanding of music literature and styles, and grow in musical expression through performance. Students will perform in the ensemble during a concert at the end of each semester. Since JCC music ensembles are non-audition, it is expected that first-time instrumentalists be at high school levels on their instruments. Chorus members must be able to sing in tune. No prerequisites. Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 1730 Music and Digital Studio

    Appropriate for students with a personal or career interest in this area. No prior music or studio knowledge is required. Through course-work and experience in the college's digital studio, students will be introduced to and gain an understanding of the new music technology including music software, music sequencing, sound sampling, synthesizers, effects, drum machines, and other related equipment. Emphasis will be placed on aesthetics and style in the music produced. Additional studio hours are required. Recommended for those pursuing education, communications, Internet production with regard to audio, multimedia, education, performing arts, or music related fields. Eligibility: ENG 0410 and ENG 0430. Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 1740 Music Ensemble II

    Students will participate in a music ensemble, gain a greater understanding of music literature and styles, and grow in musical expression through performance. Students will perform in the ensemble during a concert at the end of each semester. This course is the second in the sequence and will cover new and different music literature. Prerequisite: MUS 1720. Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 1750 Music Ensembles: Chorus I

    Students will participate in a music ensemble, gain a greater understanding of music literature and styles, and grow in musical expression through performance. Students will perform in the ensemble during a concert at the end of each semester. Since JCC music ensembles are non-audition, it is expected that first-time instrumentalists be at high school levels on their instruments. Chorus members must be able to sing in tune. No prerequisites. Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 1760 Music Ensembles: Chorus II

    Students will participate in a music ensemble, gain a greater understanding of music literature and styles, and grow in musical expression through performance. Students will perform in the ensemble during a concert at the end of each semester. This course is the second in the sequence and will cover new and different music literature. Prerequisite: the first course in the sequence (MUS 1750, 1830, 1850, or 1870 as appropriate). Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 1830 Music Ensembles: Jazz I

    Students will participate in a music ensemble, gain a greater understanding of music literature and styles, and grow in musical expression through performance. Students will perform in the ensemble during a concert at the end of each semester. Since JCC music ensembles are non-audition, it is expected that first-time instrumentalists be at high school levels on their instruments. Chorus members must be able to sing in tune. No prerequisites. Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 1840 Music Ensembles: Jazz II

    Students will participate in a music ensemble, gain a greater understanding of music literature and styles, and grow in musical expression through performance. Students will perform in the ensemble during a concert at the end of each semester. This course is the second in the sequence and will cover new and different music literature. Prerequisite: the first course in the sequence (MUS 1750, 1830, 1850, or 1870 as appropriate). Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 1850 Music Ensembles: Rock I

    Students will participate in a music ensemble, gain a greater understanding of music literature and styles, and grow in musical expression through performance. Students will perform in the ensemble during a concert at the end of each semester. Since JCC music ensembles are non-audition, it is expected that first-time instrumentalists be at high school levels on their instruments. Chorus members must be able to sing in tune. No prerequisites. Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 1860 Music Ensembles: Rock II

    Students will participate in a music ensemble, gain a greater understanding of music literature and styles, and grow in musical expression through performance. Students will perform in the ensemble during a concert at the end of each semester. This course is the second in the sequence and will cover new and different music literature. Prerequisite: the first course in the sequence (MUS 1750, 1830, 1850, or 1870 as appropriate). Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 1870 Music Ensem: Concert Band I

    Students will participate in a music ensemble, gain a greater understanding of music literature and styles, and grow in musical expression through performance. Students will perform in the ensemble during a concert at the end of each semester. Since JCC music ensembles are non-audition, it is expected that first-time instrumentalists be at high school levels on their instruments. Chorus members must be able to sing in tune. No prerequisites. Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 1880 Music Ensem: Concert Band II

    Students will participate in a music ensemble, gain a greater understanding of music literature and styles, and grow in musical expression through performance. Students will perform in the ensemble during a concert at the end of each semester. This course is the second in the sequence and will cover new and different music literature. Prerequisite: the first course in the sequence (MUS 1750, 1830, 1850, or 1870 as appropriate). Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 1890 Guitar Maintenance/Repair

    With a major course emphasis on guitar maintenance and repair, students will concentrate on proper stringing, tuning, set-up, and maintenance. Electric, acoustic, and MIDI Controller instruments will be considered. Purchase considerations for new and used instruments will be discussed. No previous music or repair experience required. Application to other stringed instruments will be included as appropriate. No prerequisites. Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 1900 Music Ensembles: Orchestra

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  • MUS 1901 Music Ensembles: Orchestra II

    Music Ensembles: Orchestra II The student will gain an understanding of music literature and styles. The student will grow in musical expression through ensemble preparation, rehearsal, and performance. Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 1902 Music Composition

    The student will learn compositional techniques drawn from the repertoire of music from many periods of history, including our own. Student will receive guided instruction in the application and syntheses of these compositional techniques toward the creation of effective original works of concern music. Students will create an original work or works during the term and through these efforts will gain a familiarity with the creative process in music. Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 1930 Aural Skills I

    This course focuses on rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic recognition and dictation, sight reading, solfeggio, and Kodaly hand signals. Students will have access to computer-assisted practice sessions in the theory studio. Strongly recommended for students wishing to improve their musical abilities. No previous musical experience required. No prerequisites. Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 1940 Aural Skills II

    Provides further study in concepts emphasized in MUS 1930. Students will have access to computer-assisted practice sessions in the theory studio. Strongly recommended for students wishing to improve their musical abilities. Prerequisite: MUS 1930. Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 2570 Music Theory III

    Students will receive a continuation of music theory instruction. Form and analysis, chromaticism, aspects of choral and instrumental arranging will be considered. Prerequisite: MUS 1580. Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 2580 Music Theory IV

    Further consideration of form and analysis, composition, and arranging will be offered in this continuation of Music Theory III. Aspects of Twentieth Century composition will be considered. Prerequisite: MUS 2570. Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 2610 Applied Mus-Private Lesson-III

    Provides for private study for the beginner or more advanced student on instruments, voice, composition, or other areas of music. Students gain musical skills and artistry through individual instruction. Sessions are arranged through the director of music. Public performance is optional. A studio fee is required. May be taken for a total of 6 credit hours. No Prerequisites. Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 2620 Applied Mus-Private Lessons IV

    Provides for private study for the beginner or more advanced student on instruments, voice, composition, or other areas of music. Students gain musical skills and artistry through individual instruction. Sessions are arranged through the director of music. Public performance is optional. A studio fee is required. May be taken for a total of 6 credit hours. No Prerequisites. Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 2630 Applied Mus-Private Lessons V

    Provides for private study for the beginner or more advanced student on instruments, voice, composition, or other areas of music. Students gain musical skills and artistry through individual instruction. Sessions are arranged through the director of music. Public performance is optional. A studio fee is required. May be taken for a total of 6 credit hours. No Prerequisites. Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 2640 Applied Mus-Private Lessons VI

    Provides for private study for the beginner or more advanced student on instruments, voice, composition, or other areas of music. Students gain musical skills and artistry through individual instruction. Sessions are arranged through the director of music. Public performance is optional. A studio fee is required. May be taken for a total of 6 credit hours. No Prerequisites. Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 2720 Music Ensemble III

    Students will have the opportunity to participate in a music ensemble, gain a greater understanding of music literature and styles, and grow in musical expression through performance. This course is the third in the music ensemble series of courses and will cover new and different music literature. Prerequisite: MUS 1740; Must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+. Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 2740 Music Ensemble IV

    Students will participate in a music ensemble, gain a greater understanding of music literature and styles, and grow in musical expression through performance. Students will perform in the ensemble during a concert at the end of each semester. This course is the fourth in the sequence and will cover new and different music literature. Prerequisite: MUS 2720. Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 2750 Music Ensembles: Chorus III

    Students will participate in a music ensemble, gain a greater understanding of music literature and styles, and grow in musical expression through performance. Students will perform in the ensemble during a concert at the end of each semester. This course is the third in the sequence and will cover new and different music literature. Prerequisite: the second course in the sequence (MUS 1760, 1840, 1860, or 1880 as appropriate). Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 2760 Music Ensembles: Chorus IV

    Students will participate in a music ensemble, gain a greater understanding of music literature and styles, and grow in musical expression through performance. Students will perform in the ensemble during a concert at the end of each semester. This course is the fourth in the sequence and will cover new and different music literature. Prerequisite: the third course in the sequence (MUS 2750, 2830, 2850, or 2870 as appropriate). Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 2830 Music Ensembles: Jazz III

    Students will participate in a music ensemble, gain a greater understanding of music literature and styles, and grow in musical expression through performance. Students will perform in the ensemble during a concert at the end of each semester. This course is the third in the sequence and will cover new and different music literature. Prerequisite: the second course in the sequence (MUS 1760, 1840, 1860, or 1880 as appropriate). Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 2840 Music Ensembles: Jazz IV

    Students will participate in a music ensemble, gain a greater understanding of music literature and styles, and grow in musical expression through performance. Students will perform in the ensemble during a concert at the end of each semester. This course is the fourth in the sequence and will cover new and different music literature. Prerequisite: the third course in the sequence (MUS 2750, 2830, 2850, or 2870 as appropriate). Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 2850 Music Ensembles: Rock III

    Students will participate in a music ensemble, gain a greater understanding of music literature and styles, and grow in musical expression through performance. Students will perform in the ensemble during a concert at the end of each semester. This course is the third in the sequence and will cover new and different music literature. Prerequisite: the second course in the sequence (MUS 1760, 1840, 1860, or 1880 as appropriate). Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 2860 Music Ensembles: Rock IV

    Students will participate in a music ensemble, gain a greater understanding of music literature and styles, and grow in musical expression through performance. Students will perform in the ensemble during a concert at the end of each semester. This course is the fourth in the sequence and will cover new and different music literature. Prerequisite: the third course in the sequence (MUS 2750, 2830, 2850, or 2870 as appropriate). Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 2870 Music Ensem: Concert Band III

    Students will participate in a music ensemble, gain a greater understanding of music literature and styles, and grow in musical expression through performance. Students will perform in the ensemble during a concert at the end of each semester. This course is the third in the sequence and will cover new and different music literature. Prerequisite: the second course in the sequence (MUS 1760, 1840, 1860, or 1880 as appropriate). Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 2880 Music Ensem: Concert Band IV

    Students will participate in a music ensemble, gain a greater understanding of music literature and styles, and grow in musical expression through performance. Students will perform in the ensemble during a concert at the end of each semester. This course is the fourth in the sequence and will cover new and different music literature. Prerequisite: the third course in the sequence (MUS 2750, 2830, 2850, or 2870 as appropriate). Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 2890 Digital/Audio Studio

    Students will have the opportunity to work in the audio and digital studios. Students will design a project or series of projects encompassing the two facilities. Class participation is required. Further instruction in audio and digital studio techniques, recording, and sound reinforcement will be presented. Prerequisite: MUS 1710 or MUS 1730. Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 2902 Applied Music-Private Lessons

    Provides for private study for the beginner or more advanced student on instruments, voice, composition, or other areas of music. Students gain musical skills and artistry through individual instruction. Sessions are arranged through the director of music. Public performance is optional. A studio fee is required. May be taken for a total of 6 credit hours. No Prerequisite. Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 2930 Aural Skills III

    More complex harmonies, chordal structure, and rhythmic dictation will be covered in this continuation of MUS 1940. Tonal and atonal sight singing will be studied. Prerequisite: MUS 1940. Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 2940 Aural Skills IV

    Advanced tonal and atonal dictation and sight singing will be studied in this continuation of MUS 2930. Prerequisite: MUS 2930. Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 7002 Historical Survey of Rock&Roll

    Students will study the roots and development of Rock/soul/pop music from its earliest manifestations to the current state of pop music. Through readings, lectures and listening to music, as well as watching archival and more recent videos, students will experience the birth and development of this genre of musical expression which has been the dominant musical form in the US since the mid 1950's. No prerequisites. Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 7003 Band Instrument Maint/Repair

    Students will concentrate on assessing the playing condition of band instruments. Students will perform adjustments and repairs to brasswind and woodwind instruments. Percussion instruments will also be considered. No prerequisites. J fall. Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 7505 Music Ensembles: Orchestra I

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  • MUS 7506 Music Ensembles: Orchestra II

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  • MUS 7507 Music Ensembles: Orchestra III

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  • MUS 7508 Music Ensembles: Orchestra IV

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  • MUS 7509 Music Ensembles: Vocal Jazz I

    Students will develop a greater understanding of music literature and styles and grow in musical expression through performance. A total of 12 credit hours in music ensembles may be taken for credit, unless additional hours are approved by the assistant dean of arts, humanities, and health science. Since JCC music ensembles are non-audition, it is expected that vocal jazz singers will be able to sing in tune. Questions of participation are at the discretion of the instructor. No prerequisites. Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 7510 Music Ensembles: Vocal Jazz II

    Students will develop a greater understanding of music literature and styles and grow in musical expression through performance. A total of 12 credit hours in music ensembles may be taken for credit, unless additional hours are approved by the assistant dean of arts, humanities, and health science. Since JCC music ensembles are non-audition, it is expected that vocal jazz singers will be able to sing in tune. Questions of participation are at the discretion of the instructor. No prerequisites. Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 7511 Music Composition

    Students will receive guided instruction in the application and synthesis of compositional techniques toward the creation of effective original works of concert music. Students will create several such works during the term and through these efforts, will gain a familiarity with the creative process in music. Students will also gain a working knowledge of 20th-century and contemporary musical literature and composers. The course incorporates experiences with music notation software and with composing music for soloists and small ensembles. Corequiste: MUS 1570. J fall. Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 8501 Introduction to Conducting

    Students will learn technical conducting technique as well as interpretation and style. Aspects of instrumental and vocal conducting will be studies. Class members will sing or play creating an ad hoc ensemble. Prerequisites: MUS 1580 and MUS 1940. Master Course Syllabus

  • MUS 8502 Reperioire for Singers

    Students will study the vocal solo repertoire in opera, oratorio, recital, and Music Theater through lectures, reading, listening, watching, and some performing of excerpts for selected works. Students will be offered the opportunity to gain a much broader understanding of the solo vocal requirements for performing in the classical and music theater environments as they currently exist. Their musical experience will be enhanced both quantitatively and qualitatively as the various art forms and genres are studies. Master Course Syllabus