Music (MUSI)



100 Introduction to Music - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This is a survey course designed to develop listening perception through lectures, recordings, films and concerts. The conceptual and stylistic differences in music from various periods and cultures will be examined through discussion of the elements of music as well as through discussions of ethnic, jazz, vocal instrumental and 20th century music. This course is designed to support students in all majors who are interested in satisfying the general education requirements for Arts and Humanities. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

108 The Business of Music - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: English 101 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6.
This course is a comprehensive survey of the music business. Course content emphasizes the various areas of the music business, the functions of each area and the relationships between the areas. Topics covered include songwriting, music publishing, copyright, music licensing, unions and guilds, agents and managers, artists and management, the record industry, artists' recording contracts, studios and engineers, and music in radio, television and advertising. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

109 World Music - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This music survey course explores the music cultures of Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Central and South America, the Caribbean and other areas with resident populations in San Diego. Musical practices and perspectives from several music cultures are studied with an emphasis on understanding and appreciation from non-ethnocentric viewpoints. Listening perception is developed through lectures and multimedia presentations. The course is intended to satisfy general education requirements for Arts and Humanities and satisfies the San Diego Community College District's Multicultural Course Studies requirement. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

110 Music for Elementary School Teachers - 2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course prepares students to teach music as part of the curriculum in the elementary school classroom, the preschool, or day-care program. Students develop an understanding of musical concepts primarily by singing and/or playing an instrument and create lesson plans for teaching these concepts to children. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

111 Jazz - History and Development - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course is a survey of the history and development of jazz in the United States. Emphasis is placed on the origins of jazz, the variety of styles that developed throughout the twentieth century, current trends and outstanding performers and composers. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

115A Class Piano I - .5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 1 unit (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course introduces basic skills to music majors whose theoretical and practical keyboard skills are deficient, and to non-music majors who have had little or no experience at the piano. This course focuses on developing repertoire, sight reading, transposition, harmonization, creative composition, and modulation techniques. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

115B Class Piano II - .5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 1 unit (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Music 115A with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This course is a continuation of Music 115 A, with an emphasis on moderately difficult techniques in developing repertoire, keyboard techniques, sight-reading, transposition, harmonization, creative composition, improvisation, ensemble playing, and modulation techniques. This course is appropriate for music majors whose theoretical and practical keyboard skills are deficient as well as for non-music majors. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

120 Beginning Voice Class - 1.5 hour lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 2 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Music 120A.
Beginning Voice Class is an introductory study of efficient vocal production and performance. Beginning exercises for breath management, extending the vocal range, increasing vocal resonance and volume, and singing in an expressive manner are introduced. Vocal exercises and solos are performed to demonstrate these skills. Choral singers, all music majors and students considering music as a major benefit from this class. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

121 Intermediate Voice - 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 2 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Music 120 or Music 130A, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Music 120B.
Intermediate Voice is an in-depth study of specific elements of efficient vocal technique and performance. These include vowel purity, the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) to sing Italian songs, belt singing, and managing stage fright. Vocal exercises and songs from various music styles are performed, including selections made by students. Choral singers, all music majors, elementary education majors and students considering singing as a profession benefit from this class. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

130A College Chorus I - 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab, 1.5 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

This course is an entry-level introduction to choral singing for potential music majors. Emphasis is placed on developing good vocal tone, intonation, and breath support. Students rehearse and perform easy choral literature arranged for soprano, alto, tenor and bass with piano accompaniment, including but not limited to selections from Broadway musicals, popular and light classical genres. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

130B College Chorus II - 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab, 1.5 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: Music 130A with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This course is an intermediate-level exploration of choral singing for potential music majors. Emphasis is placed on developing the musical ear, intonation, diction and independence within a choral section. Students rehearse and perform intermediate-level choral literature arranged for soprano, alto, tenor and bass with piano accompaniment, including but not limited to selections from Broadway musicals, popular and light classical genres. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

130C College Chorus III - 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab, 1.5 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: Music 130B with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This course is an intermediate to advanced level exploration of choral singing for potential music majors. Emphasis is placed on further developing the musical ear, diction, sight-singing pitch, and independence within a choral section or small ensemble. Students rehearse and perform intermediate to advanced level choral literature arranged for soprano, alto, tenor and bass with and without piano accompaniment, including but not limited to selections from standard classical repertory in English and Latin. Students rehearse and perform a cappella literature arranged for soprano, alto, tenor and bass. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

130D College Chorus IV - 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab, 1.5 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: Music 130C with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This course is an advanced-level exploration of choral singing for potential music majors. Emphasis is placed on further developing the musical ear, identifying aspects of musical notation, sight-singing, and exploring a wider range of choral literature. Students rehearse and perform advanced-level contrapuntal "a cappella" choral literature arranged for soprano, alto, tenor and bass as both part of a larger ensemble and in solo quartets. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

150A Basic Musicianship - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course is the study and practice of musical literacy. Emphasis is placed on the development of perceptions in sight and sound as related to the symbols of rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic notation. Topics include skill development in notating notes, intervals, scales, key signatures, rhythms, and chords. Students identify terms used to indicate navigation, tempo and dynamics. This course is designed for music majors and musicians. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

190 The Electronic Music Studio - 2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
Advisory: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: Music 150A with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course is a study of recording and electronic music equipment. It is a prerequisite to future work in the electronic music studio and also prepares students for a major in music. The course demonstrates basic techniques using microphones, tape recorders, the mixing board, synthesizers, samplers and music applications such as sequencing on computers, Emphasis is on students' acquisition of basic skills needed for practical application and on acquiring knowledge of simple electronic and acoustic theory, including Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI). Students design and create special projects using this equipment and proper protocol during lab hours and present their projects in class. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

201 Recording Arts - 2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Music 190 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
Advisory: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: Music 150A with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course is a study of advanced acoustics and electronic theory as applied to recording, mixing, and sound processing. The course will demonstrate various applications of advanced tape recording, microphone use, and mixing, such as tape editing, effects processing, music concrete composition, and other techniques for music composition. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

202 Computer Music - 2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Music 190 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5. Music 150A with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course is a study of the application of contemporary digital technology to the practice of music performance and composition. The emphasis of this course is on the acquisition of computer skills to access and manipulate musical data via MIDI and other digital formats. These skills allow students to digitally sample sounds, control synthesizers and samplers, synchronize computers to tape, sequence music, transcribe and print musical scores and conceive new techniques for music composition. This course is designed for students who are interested in continuing their education in the Electronic Music Studio. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

205A Projects in Electronic Music - 2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Music 190 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Advisory: Music 201 or 202 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
In this course, students create a portfolio of music recordings and/or productions in an electronic music studio. Assigned projects incorporate composition, arranging, engineering, and production applications in a variety of media environments. Students analyze the nature of sound, sound production, sound enhancement, and the resulting music created. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

205B Projects in Electronic Music - 2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Music 205A with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5. Music 150A with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
In this course, students expand their portfolio to include music projects /productions for various media applications and industries such as for the Internet, television and cinema. Students analyze the nature of sound, sound production, sound enhancement, and the resulting music and sound recordings created. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

206A Projects in Composition - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5. Music 150A with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
Advisory: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: Music 190. Students have the option to create their music with the aid of recording facilities and computer workstations on campus if they are currently enrolled in or have passed Music 190 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
In this course students learn to work efficiently as composers with the added support of constant positive feedback. This course is not limited to composing in a classical style but addresses broader issues common to all styles and genres. Included are such studies in compositional principles of form and structure, and other issues that enable students to analyze the nature of their musical creativity. The emphasis is on the students' examining from a critical standpoint weaknesses and strengths in their own original compositions as well as that of their peers, and on the students' developing their creative potential. In addition to music majors and students with advanced knowledge of music, this course is intended for any students actively creating their own music. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

206B Projects in Composition - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5. Music 150A with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
Advisory: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: Music 190. Students have the option to create their music with the aid of recording facilities and computer workstations on campus if they are currently enrolled in or have passed Music 190 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This course is a companion course to Music 206A and is designed to allow students, with the aid of recording facilities and computer workstations running music software, to pursue their work as composers. This course is not limited to composing in a classical style but addresses broader issues common to all styles and genres. Included are such studies in compositional principles of balance, texture, dramatic emphasis and other issues that enable students to analyze the nature of their musical creativity. Upon completion of the Music 206 course sequence students have a portfolio of original music. In addition to music majors and students with advanced knowledge of music, this course is intended for any students actively creating their own music. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

209 Electronic Music Studio Internship - 3 hours lab, 1 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Music 190 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Advisory: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: Music 201 or 202, with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This course allows advanced students in recording arts and computer music to get credit for assisting others in the Electronic Music Studio lab. After audition students are assigned to assist beginning and intermediate students from other classes working in the Electronic Music Studio lab. In this way students reinforce their knowledge and skills by guiding and mentoring others on the basis of what they had learned by seeing and doing in previous courses. This course may be taken four times for credit. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

215A Class Piano III - .5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 1 unit (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Music 115B with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This course is an intermediate level of study of practical and theoretical keyboard techniques for music majors, credential applicants, and non-music majors with comparable skills. The course focuses on intermediate skill development of repertoire, keyboard technique, sight- reading, transposition, harmonization, creative composition, improvisation, ensemble playing, and modulation techniques. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

215B Class Piano IV - .5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 1 unit (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Music 215A with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This course is an advanced level of study of practical and theoretical keyboard techniques for music majors, credential applicants, and non-music majors with comparable skills. The course focuses on advanced skill development of repertoire, keyboard technique, sight- reading, transposition, harmonization, creative composition, improvisation, ensemble playing, and modulation techniques. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

230A-B Jazz Improvisation - 3 hours lab, each course: 1 unit (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

A comprehensive study of the techniques and literature of improvisation with an emphasis of jazz improvisation and interpretation. Analysis and practical application of chord progressions used in jazz. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

230C Jazz Improvisation - 3 hours lab, 1 unit (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Music 230B with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This course is a continuation of Music 230 A and B, Jazz Improvisation. Emphasis is placed on providing students with an ever-broadening repertoire of Jazz standards and theory as well as an introduction to the basics of commercial arranging. This course is designed for Music majors, students planning on a career in commercial music, and anyone interested in honing their Jazz skills. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

230D Jazz Improvisation - 3 hours lab, 1 unit (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Music 230C with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This course is a continuation of Music 230 A, B and C, Jazz Improvisation. Emphasis is placed on providing students with an ever-broadening repertoire of Jazz standards as well as more contemporary Jazz tunes. Topics also include advanced Jazz theory and commercial arranging concepts. This course is designed for Music majors, students planning on a career in commercial music, and anyone interested in honing their Jazz skills. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

290 Independent Study - Hours by Arrangement, 1-3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
Limitation on Enrollment: Must obtain an Add Code from instructor for registration.
Course is designed to meet individual needs or interests of students who wish to work on special projects in music. Special projects include all aspects of music and may involve topics which are broad in scope along with those that are narrow in scope. Special projects may include an unlimited number of diversified phases of the music curricula. This course may be taken four times with different content for a maximum of six units. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

296 Individual Instruction in Music - 1.5 - 6 hours lab,.5 - 2 units (Pass/No Pass Only)

Limitation on Enrollment: Concurrent enrollment in an approved related course. The instructor of the related course will supply Add Code to the student, which permits registration in the course.
Individual instruction in music which employs self-paced audio and visual multimedia systems designed to assist students in reaching specific learning objectives related to other instructional course areas; hence, it is designed to supplement related courses as specified above. AA/AS; CSU.

This discipline may offer specialized instruction in one or more of the following areas: Supervised Tutoring (044), Experimental Topics (265), Independent Study (290), Individualized Instruction (296), Service Learning (277), or Work Experience (270). Detailed course descriptions are listed on page page 120. Please refer to the class schedule and/or see the dean or department chair for availability.