Music

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Music
3.0 credits MUSI-110: Introduction to Music
Elementary music theory and study of music history by period, composer, and composition. [NM Common Course Number MUSI 1013, Area V: Humanities/Fine Arts Core]
Prerequisites: Completion of ENGL-099 or appropriate English Accuplacer score.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits MUSI-111: Music History
Exploration of the classical music of western society from its earliest origins through the late 20th century innovations. [NM Common Course Number MUSI 1313, Area V: Humanities/Fine Arts Core]
Prerequisites: Completion of ENGL-099 or appropriate English Accuplacer score.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits MUSI-112: World Music
World Music highlights social and musical aspects of each culture. Music of India, China, Japan, Indonesia, Africa, Latin America, and Native Americans is studied. [NM Common Course Number MUSI 1113, Area V: Humanities/Fine Arts Core]
Prerequisites: Completion of ENGL-099 or appropriate English Accuplacer score.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits MUSI-114: Fundamentals of Music Theory
Introduction to basic materials and concepts of music theory, rhythm, and harmony. Open to all students. [NM Common Course Number MUSI 1213, Area V: Humanities/Fine Arts Core]
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits MUSI-115: Roots of American Pop Music
The music of America is a multicultural blend whose roots are found in Africa, on Broadway, in the Caribbean and South America, at the Grand Ole Opry and in Native American and Pacific American music. By examining those roots we trace the development of jazz, rhythm and blues, folk, and rock and its various descendants. Listening includes in-class and web-based musical examples for outside-of-class listening. Student presentations on areas of interest serve as capstone projects.
Prerequisites: Take ENGL 099 or score 85+ on the English Accuplacer
Offered: SP
1.0 credits MUSI-120: APMU: Instrumental
Private instruction in instrumental music for woodwind, brass, and other instruments not specifically listed. May be repeated for a total of three hours. Students are required to participate in an ensemble. Faculty permission required.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits MUSI-121: APMU: Guitar
Private instruction. May be repeated for a total of three credit hours.
Offered: ALL
1.0 credits MUSI-122: APMU: Percussion
Private instruction. May be repeated for a total of three credit hours.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits MUSI-123: APMU: Piano
Private instruction. May be repeated for a total of three credit hours.
Offered: ALL
1.0 credits MUSI-124: APMU: Voice
Private instruction. May be repeated for a total of three credit hours.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits MUSI-130: Music Theory
Major and minor key signatures and scales, intervals, four-part harmony writing; diatonic seventh chords and common chord modulation. For music majors or those who meet pre-requisites.
Prerequisites: Take MUSI-110 or MUSI-114.
Corequisites: MUSI-140,MUSI-150
3.0 credits MUSI-131: Music Theory II
A continuation of MUSI 130. The study of secondary dominants and study of It 6, Gr 6 and Fr 6 chords.
Prerequisites: Take MUSI-130 or permission of instructor.
Corequisites: MUSI-141,MUSI-151
2.0 credits MUSI-140: Sight Singing & Dictation I
Aural recognition of all diatonic intervals, melodic phrases, rhythms, scales, and triads.
Corequisites: MUSI-130,MUSI-150
Offered: FALL
2.0 credits MUSI-141: Sight Singing & Dictation II
A continuation of MUSI 140 with emphasis on four-part dictation.
Prerequisites: Take MUSI-140 or permission if instructor.
Corequisites: MUSI-131,MUSI-151
Offered: SP
1.0 credits MUSI-150: Keyboard Harmony I
Practice at the keyboard of theories and harmonic progressions studied in MUSI 130 and 131.
Corequisites: MUSI-130,MUSI-140
Offered: FALL
1.0 credits MUSI-151: Keyboard Harmony II
A continuation of MUSI 150 with emphasis on expanded harmonic progressions.
Prerequisites: Take MUSI-150 or permission of instructor.
Corequisites: MUSI-131,MUSI-141
Offered: SP
1.0 credits MUSI-157: Class Piano I-Beginning
A class piano experience in which the student will be introduced to learning how to play the piano. No experience necessary.
Offered: FASP
1.0 credits MUSI-158: Class Piano II
A continuation of Class Piano I, with emphasis on technique, sight-reading, and performance practices. For people who need to tune up their skills.
Prerequisites: Take MUSI-157 or permission of instructor.
Offered: FASP
2.0 credits MUSI-159: Functional Piano
The study of accomplishment pattern, improvisation and transposition, and sight reading to aid classroom music teaching. Music majors and others by instructor's consent.
Prerequisites: Take MUSI-130, MUSI-114 or permission of instructor.
Offered: DMND
1.0 credits MUSI-165: Beginning Guitar Group Instruction
Recognition of chords, chord patterns, individual notes, and simple picking patterns.
Offered: FASP
1.0 credits MUSI-166: Int/Adv Guitar Group Instruction
For students who already play but who want more complex study of advanced chords and chord changes, and complicated picking styles.
Offered: DMND
1.0 credits MUSI-171: Voice Class
For students who have not studied voice. Group study of technique and vocal execution, and individual study.
Offered: FASP
1.0 - 3.0 credits MUSI-172: Concert Choir
Large mixed choral group. Covers choral literature from all periods and styles. No audition required. May be repeated for pleasure as often as desired. Performance oriented.
Offered: FASP
1.0 credits MUSI-173: Chorale
Study and performance of advanced and a cappella choral literature. Participation in concerts and community performances. May be repeated for a total of three credit hours.
Offered: DMND
1.0 - 3.0 credits MUSI-174: Vocal Ensemble
Small choral group (pop, rock, country), specializing in contemporary music. Audition required in Fall. Students will have a performance obligation for Fall, Spring and Summer (through end of July).
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits MUSI-175: Audio Amplification
Introduction to sound reinforcement techniques; knowledge of amps, mics, mixing boards; cables, proper connections. Hands on experience. Lab hours during class period, and some lab hours will occur at other times of the week, as activities become available.
Offered: FASP
2.0 credits MUSI-178: Musical Comedy Workshop
Performance in productions within a musical comedy scope to include singing, acting, dance, character study, costuming, set, and set changes.
Offered: DMND
1.0 credits MUSI-180: Concert Band
Study and performance of major works composed for large wind and percussion ensemble. Participation in concerts and community performances. May be repeated for a total of three credit hours.
Offered: FASP
1.0 credits MUSI-182: Jazz Big Band
Study and performance of big band jazz. May be repeated for a total of three credit hours.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits MUSI-183: Early Music Ensemble
Study and performance of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music on period instruments. Music reading ability required.
Offered: FASP
1.0 credits MUSI-184: Orchestra
This course will provide students an opportunity to prepare orchestral music in an educational environment and perform regularly scheduled concerts each semester. Enrollment is open to all players with a minimum of high school level playing ability. May be repeated for a total of three credit hours.
Offered: FASP
2.0 credits MUSI-185: Choral Conducting
Covers basic knowledge of beat patterns, terminology, stylistic traits, and problem solving in choral & instrumental rehearsal and performance.
Offered: DMND
1.0 credits MUSI-187: Jazz Combo
Study and performance of small ensemble jazz. emphasis on improvisation in a variety of styles. May be repeated for a total of three credit hours.
Offered: FASP
1.0 credits MUSI-188: Brass Ensemble
Study and performance of musical literature for brass ensemble.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits MUSI-190: Computers in Music
Students learn about the latest computer-based technology in the Musical Instrumental Digital Interface (MIDI) keyboard lab. Musical composition, arranging, sequencing, and using musical resources on the internet.
Offered: SP
1.0 credits MUSI-191: Rock Combo
Study and performance of a wide range of rock, pop, and commercial music since the 1950's.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits MUSI-201: APMU: Brass
Private instruction. May be repeated for a total of three hours. Students are required to participate in ensemble. Faculty Permission.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits MUSI-202: APMU: Percussion
Private instruction. May be repeated for a total of three hours. Students are required to participate in ensemble. Faculty Permission.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits MUSI-203: APMU: Piano
Private instruction. May be repeated for a total of three hours.
Offered: ALL
1.0 credits MUSI-204: APMU: Guitar
Private instruction in music for guitar. May be repeated for a total of three hours.
Offered: ALL
1.0 credits MUSI-205: APMU: Woodwinds
Private instruction. May be repeated for a total of three hours. Students are required to participate in an ensemble. Faculty Permission required.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits MUSI-206: APMU: Voice
Private instruction in voice. May be repeated for a total of three credit hours.
1.0 credits MUSI-207: APMU: Strings
Private instruction. May be repeated for a total of 3 hours. Students are required to participate in an ensemble. Faculty Permission required.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits MUSI-218: Music in the Elem Classroom
An introductory or refresher course for elementary classroom or future teachers. The course is designed for the student with little or no musical background. Musical experiences at the elementary level.
Prerequisites: Completion of ENGL-099 or appropriate English Accuplacer score.
Offered: FASP
1.0 credits MUSI-220: APMU: Instrumental
Advanced private instruction in instrumental music. May be repeated for a total of 3 credit hours. Students are required to participate in an ensemble. Faculty Permission required.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits MUSI-275: Digital Audio Recording
A continuation of MUSI 175 with emphasis on advanced recording techniques. Track recording into digital format; computerized digital editing with knowledge of WaveLab, Digital Performer, Pro-Tools, MasterTrax, and other music editing programs. Individual and group lab projects required.
Prerequisites: Take MUSI-175 or permission of instructor.
Offered: SP
1.0 - 3.0 credits MUSI-299: Special Topics
Special or specific topic course to meet the needs of students. Topics and credits are announced in the Schedule of Classes. These courses may be used as electives for Associate degree requirements. May be repeated one or more times for additional credit. No more than 6 credits of special topic courses can be used toward a degree.
Offered: DMND