Credit Course Schedules

Music - Fall 2021

In-person
Classes meet in person on campus; specific days/times/location
Online - Asynchronous
Classes meet fully online; no specific days/times/locations
Online - Synchronous (Zoom)
Classes meet via Zoom or other resource; specific days/times
Hybrid - Online Asynchronous & Online Synchronous (Zoom)
A portion of the classes meet synchronous via Zoom or other resource and a portion is asynchronous online; there will be some specific days/times
Hybrid - Online & In-person
A portion of the classes meet in person on campus and a portion is asynchronous or synchronous online; there will be some specific days/times/locations
Hybrid - Online Asynchronous & In-person
Classes meet in both asynchronous online and in-person modes; specific meeting times and locations for in-person portions of classes are listed with each course
Hybrid - Online Synchronous (Zoom) & In-person
Classes meet in both synchronous online (Zoom) and in-person modes; specific meeting times and locations are listed with each course
Music Appreciation — 3632
MUS 1510 – 3 credits

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. No requisites. J fall. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown - Online
Aug 24 – Dec 17 Tue, Thu 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Music Theory I — 3638
MUS 1570 – 3 credits
Neil Flory

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 requisites. J fall. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown - Online
Aug 24 – Dec 17 Tue, Thu 8:30 am – 9:45 am
Beginning Voice — 3807
MUS 1630 – 3 credits
Marci A. Johnson

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 requisites. J fall, spring. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown - Online
Aug 23 – Dec 17 Mon, Wed, Fri 11:00 am – 11:50 am
Beginning Piano — 3808
MUS 1670 – 3 credits

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 requisites. J fall, spring. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown - Online
Aug 23 – Dec 17 Mon, Wed 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Beginning Guitar — 3810
MUS 1680 – 3 credits
Darwin B. Eckstrom

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 requisites. J fall, spring; C occasionally. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown - Online
Aug 23 – Dec 17 Mon, Wed, Fri 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Piano II — 3811
MUS 1690 – 3 credits

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

Jamestown - Online
Aug 23 – Dec 17 Mon, Wed, Fri 9:00 am – 9:50 am
Aural Skills I — 3668
MUS 1930 – 2 credits
Neil Flory

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 requisites. J fall. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown - Online
Aug 23 – Dec 17 Mon, Wed, Fri 8:00 am – 8:50 am
Music Theory III — 3670
MUS 2570 – 3 credits
Neil Flory

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

Jamestown - Online
Aug 24 – Dec 17 Tue, Thu 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
Aural Skills III — 3706
MUS 2930 – 2 credits
Neil Flory

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

Jamestown - Online
Aug 23 – Dec 17 Mon, Wed, Fri 11:00 am – 11:50 am
Non-Western Music — 3690
MUS 7513 – 3 credits

Students will explore the rich diversity of ways in which music is made in Africa, India, Asia, Indonesia, the Middle East, and other regions outside of Western Europe and North America. How can music communicate the passion of a populace and help to create cultural identity? How can music strengthen community, contribute to the collective memory, and serve as a conduit for spirituality? In what ways does music define and create a framework for human rituals and cultural traditions? How do geographic, economic, political, and societal factors interact to shape the music of a region or culture? What can music show us about the connections between regions and cultures? What can we learn about our own culture from the music of other cultures? How can the music of other cultures ultimately deepen our understanding of what it means to be human? Students will explore these and other questions through this study of a wide variety of folk, indigenous and classical music styles. No prior musical experience or skills are required for this course. No requisites. J fall; Online fall. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown - Online
Aug 24 – Dec 17 Tue, Thu 2:40 pm – 3:55 pm