Music

Classes

MUSC& 105 : Music Appreciation

Exploration of how and why we listen to music. Examination of the many roles that music plays in various world cultures. Musical examples drawn from Asia, Africa, Indonesia, North and South America (including Native American tribal groups), jazz, blues, and the Western classical tradition. No prior musical experience is necessary. (H)

Credits

5

MUSC& 141 : Music Theory I

Develops musicianship through study and application of compositional elements. Emphasis on musical notation, aural skills, and aesthetic musical values. (H) Each quarter prerequisite to the next or by permission of instructor.

Credits

5

MUSC 110 : History of Rock N Roll

A cultural/sociological history of pop music in the USA. Musical antecedents (blues, country, rhythm and blues) and outside influences (African drumming, Latin rhythms, folksingers) will be included, but the focus will be on the pop music of this period. The music will be addressed within the context of societal issues such as racism, conformity, generational conflict, governmental repression and censorship. (H)

Credits

5

MUSC 130 : Chamber Choir

Study of historical styles and performances in diverse languages. Public performances required. (P, E)

Credits

1 - 2

MUSC 133 : Chamber Music Ensemble

Designed for string, keyboard, wind, and brass players; provides opportunity for playing chamber music in both sight reading and performance contexts. (P,E)

Credits

1

MUSC 136-138, 236-238 : Jazz Ensemble I, II, III, IV, V, Vi

Study jazz styles through performance of jazz literature. Emphasis on development of improvisational techniques. Course is contingent upon availability of qualified students. This class will include students from multiple sections. (P, E)

Credits

1 - 3

MUSC 139 : Jazz Improvisation Seminar

Seminar focusing on development of skills and techniques in jazz improvisation. Students should be able to read notes and chord symbols and should be acquainted with basic music theory principles. Concurrent enrollment in Jazz Ensemble is suggested but not mandatory. (E)

Credits

2

MUSC 146-148 : Vocal Ensemble I, II, III

The study and performance of specialized contemporary and jazz vocal music suitable for beginning and advanced students. This class will include students from multiple sections. (P, E)

Credits

2

MUSC 158 : Beginning Piano

This course is designed for the beginning student with little or no keyboard experience. Students will become proficient in note reading by interval and note name, rhythm/rest values, and use of chords in C, G and F. Maximum enrollment, 8 students. (E)

Credits

2

MUSC 184 : Peninsula College Choir

Experiences in performance of choral literature, with required public concert at end of each quarter. Emphasis on singing techniques and diverse languages. (P, E)

Credits

2

MUSC 239 : Jazz Improvisation Seminar

Seminar focusing on development of skills and techniques in jazz improvisation. Students should be able to read notes and chord symbols and should be acquainted with basic music theory principles. Concurrent enrollment in Jazz Ensemble is suggested but not mandatory. (E)

Credits

2