Music (MUSC)

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MUSC 101  Theory I  3 Units  
Prerequisite: Open to Music majors and minors only, or by department permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
Fundamental concepts and basic notation of music. Introduction to chord symbols, voice leading, part writing, harmonic progression, and basic principals of form. 3 hours discussion.  (005935)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
MUSC 102  Theory II  3 Units  
Prerequisite: MUSC 101 with a grade of C- or higher. Open to Music majors and minors only, or by department permission.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
Further study of voice leading, part writing, and principals of form. Introduction to chromaticism and modulation. 3 hours discussion.  (005936)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
MUSC 103  Aural Musicianship I  1 Unit  
Prerequisite: Open to Music majors and minors only, or by department permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
Development of listening skills through sightsinging and dictation. 2 hours activity.  (005954)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 1 unit  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
MUSC 104  Aural Musicianship II  1 Unit  
Prerequisite: MUSC 103 with a grade of C- or higher. Open to Music majors and minors only, or by department permission.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
Further development of listening skills through sightsinging and dictation. 2 hours activity.  (005955)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 1 unit  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
MUSC 105  Beginning Piano I  1 Unit  
Prerequisite: Open to Music majors and minors only, or by department permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
Development of elementary piano techniques, including basic hand position, music reading skills, transposition, harmonization and improvisation, including the Primary chords and Dominant seventh chords, and playing solo and ensemble literature. 2 hours activity.  (005976)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 1 unit  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
MUSC 106  Beginning Piano II  1 Unit  
Prerequisite: MUSC 105 with a grade of C- or higher. Open to Music majors and minors only, or by department permission.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
Continuation of developing beginning piano techniques and fundamentals of music, including sight-reading, transposition, harmonization and improvisation, and playing more advanced solo and ensemble literature. 2 hours activity.  (005977)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 1 unit  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
MUSC 108  Computer Literacy for Musicians  1 Unit  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
A study of the operation of microcomputers. Special emphasis will be placed on musical computer applications, including ear training, theory, sequencing, notation, and sound design. 2 hours activity.  (005978)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 1 unit  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
MUSC 109  Introduction to Music Technology  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Theory and practice of recording, including audio theory and the use of synthesizers, samplers, computers, microphones, recording consoles, and tape machines. 3 hours discussion.  (006072)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
MUSC 110A  Studio Instruction in Applied Music: Brass  1 Unit  
Prerequisite: Departmental permission by audition.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
MUSC 110A - MUSC 110G: Specialized individual instruction for music majors in their major performing media. A weekly private lesson. Study of technique, music literature, and problems of performance. A jury examination is required each semester. Students who perform in a departmental recital may be excused from the jury at the discretion of the instructor. 3 hours supervision.  (005987)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 12 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
MUSC 110B  Studio Instruction in Applied Music: Guitar  1 Unit  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
See above. 3 hours supervision.  (005995)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 12 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
MUSC 110C  Studio Instruction in Applied Music: Keyboard  1 Unit  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
See above. 3 hours supervision.  (005992)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 12 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
MUSC 110D  Studio Instruction in Applied Music: Percussion  1 Unit  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
See above. 3 hours supervision.  (005988)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 12 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
MUSC 110E  Studio Instruction in Applied Music: Strings  1 Unit  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
See above. 3 hours supervision.  (005989)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 12 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
MUSC 110F  Studio Instruction in Applied Music: Voice  1 Unit  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
See above. 3 hours supervision.  (005991)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 12 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
MUSC 110G  Studio Instruction in Applied Music: Woodwinds  1 Unit  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
See above. 3 hours supervision.  (005990)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 12 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
MUSC 117  Studio Class  1 Unit  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Concurrent enrollment in MUSC 110 or MUSC 310 is recommended. Designed for music majors who wish to study music literature through performance. Selected repertoire is analyzed stylistically and placed in historical context. Performance problems are also considered. 2 hours activity.  (006020)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
MUSC 198  Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Department permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours supervision.  (006065)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
MUSC 201  Theory III  3 Units  
Prerequisite: MUSC 102 with a minimum grade of C-.  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
Further study of chromaticism and more advanced modulation. Introduction to twentieth-century practices. 3 hours discussion.  (005937)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
MUSC 202  Theory IV  3 Units  
Prerequisite: MUSC 201 with a minimum grade of C-.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
An overview and chronology of the compositional techniques in twentieth-century music literature. 3 hours discussion.  (005938)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
MUSC 217  Beginning Voice  1 Unit  
Prerequisite: Open to Musical Theatre majors and Music minors only, or by department permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
Basic principles of singing. Correct breathing, posture, and tone production appropriate for musical theatre and other popular music genres. Repertoire and recital performance stressed as pupil progresses. 2 hours activity.  (006033)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
MUSC 219  Fundamentals of Music  3 Units  
Prerequisite: Open to Musical Theatre majors and Music minors only, or by department permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
Students are given instruction in basic music theory, ear training, sight singing, piano skills, and rhythm. The fundamentals of music theory are translated to basic score reading/playing. 3 hours discussion.  (006063)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
MUSC 220  Pedagogy of Music  3 Units  
Prerequisite: MUSC 101 or faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Spring only odd years  
Explore the theory and practice of teaching music in a variety of settings. Discuss teaching philosophy, history, music development, learning theories, curriculum and planning, classroom management, assessment and evaluation, and current trends. Portfolio development and directed observation. 3 hours discussion.  (006155)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
MUSC 221  Elementary General Music Methods  3 Units  
Prerequisite: MUSC 101, MUSC 102, MUSC 103, MUSC 104, MUSC 220 or faculty permission.  
Corequisites: MUSC 335.  
Typically Offered: Spring only even years  
Music teaching methods for the elementary music classroom with an emphasis on skill development, musical development of children, performance-based assessment, technology, and classroom management. Includes peer teaching, practical experience, oral critiques, continued portfolio development, and directed observation. 3 hours discussion.  (006156)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
MUSC 222  Fundamentals of Conducting  2 Units  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
Fundamental skills and techniques essential to conducting instrumental and vocal ensembles. 2 hours discussion.  (006148)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 2 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
MUSC 266  Intermediate Piano  1 Unit  
Prerequisite: MUSC 106 or faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Continuation of MUSC 105 and MUSC 106 at the intermediate level. 2 hours activity.  (006005)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 1 unit  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
MUSC 267  Advanced Piano  1 Unit  
Prerequisite: MUSC 266 or faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Performance of piano literature from all periods. Elements of harmony and analysis. May be taken four semesters. 2 hours activity.  (006117)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
MUSC 276  Jazz Theory & Improvisation I  3 Units  
Prerequisite: MUSC 101 and MUSC 102 recommended.  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
This course offers students the opportunities to gain skills and knowledge at the fundamental levels of theory and performance pertaining to jazz improvisation. This course is designed to provide a foundation allowing students to gain experience and performance strategy pertaining to beginning jazz improvisation skills. 2 hours activity, 2 hours discussion.  (020685)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
MUSC 277  Keyboard Pedagogy I  2 Units  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
Teaching of class or private piano, organ, and harpsichord, to include approach to teaching children and adults, teaching materials and methods, technique, sight-reading, use of pedals, improvisation, memorization, chording, transposition, registration, and style interpretation. 2 hours discussion.  (006248)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
MUSC 278  Keyboard Pedagogy II  2 Units  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
Teaching of class or private piano, organ, and harpsichord, to include approach to teaching children and adults, teaching materials and methods, technique, sight-reading, use of pedals, improvisation, memorization, chording, transposition, registration, and style interpretation. 2 hours discussion.  (006249)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
MUSC 280  Introduction to Accompanying  1 Unit  
Prerequisite: Moderate piano and sight reading skills; audition or faculty permission required.  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
Study of skills, basic repertoire and bibliography related to the craft of accompanying. 3 hours supervision.  (006031)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
MUSC 290  World Music  3 Units  GC, GE  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
A survey of the elements of music and diverse cultures and values in relation to music. Representative examples are drawn from the traditions of Europe, Africa, the Americas, and Asia, including classical, folk, and popular idioms. 3 hours lecture.  (006053)  
General Education: Arts (C1)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division; Global Cultures  
MUSC 291  American Music: Its History and International Influence  3 Units  GE, USD  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Students explore the international nature of America's diverse musical history to gain a better understanding of the multicultural context behind important musical genres, including jazz, rock-and-roll, and hip-hip, and how America's music has become influential around the world. 3 hours lecture.  (006182)  
General Education: Arts (C1)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division; U.S. Diversity  
MUSC 292  The Appreciation of Music  3 Units  GE  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
A survey of seminal compositions and composers from western art music history. Musical traditions, compositional techniques, performance mediums, and the compositional background of individual works and composers, and the effects of political, social and philosophical issues upon the compositions and composers studies are explored. 3 hours discussion.  (006183)  
General Education: Arts (C1)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
MUSC 293  History of Jazz  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
The historical and philosophical study of jazz from its African origins to the various forms in which it exists today. 3 hours lecture.  (006184)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
MUSC 294  History of Rock Music  3 Units  GE  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
An in-depth study of Rock and Roll music and culture as it relates to the development and changes in American and world social orders. A study of the impact of Rock and Roll on social, economic, cultural and political structures. 3 hours lecture.  (006186)  
General Education: Arts (C1)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
MUSC 296  African American Music  3 Units  USD  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
A historical survey from the African heritage and Colonial times to the present. The types, forms, and styles of African American music are studied in relation to the African American experience. 3 hours discussion.  (000141)  
Cross listing(s): AFAM 296  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division; U.S. Diversity  
MUSC 302W  Music History (Antiquity to 1850) (W)  3 Units  W, GW  
Prerequisite: GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, MUSC 102.  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
This course covers the chronological development of Western music from antiquity to the mid-19th century through a study of literature, scores, recordings, films and live performances. Course content focuses primarily on the Baroque, Classical, and Early Romantic periods. 3 hours lecture.  (006152)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Writing Course; Graduation Writing Assessment  
MUSC 303  Music History (1850 to Present)  3 Units  
Prerequisite: MUSC 102 and faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
This course covers the chronological development of Western music from 1850 to the present through a study of the literature, scores, recordings, films, and live performances. 3 hours lecture.  (006153)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 304  Music from a Global Perspective  3 Units  
Prerequisite: MUSC 102.  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
A survey of world traditions concentrating on Africa, Asia, and the Americas. For students with a background in music. 3 hours discussion.  (006170)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 305  Music of Latin America  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
This is a survey of the diverse musical cultures of Latin America. Representative examples are drawn from the traditions of Mexico, the Caribbean, and Brazil, including both folk and popular idioms. 3 hours lecture.  (021709)  
Cross listing(s): LAST 305  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 309  Music Industry Studies and Analysis  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
The study of music as an industry, including copyrights, publishing, licensing, merchandising, and an overview of the record industry. 3 hours discussion.  (006176)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 310A  Studio Instruction in Applied Music: Brass  1 Unit  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
See above. 3 hours supervision.  (006092)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 12 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 310B  Studio Instruction in Applied Music: Guitar  1 Unit  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
See above. 3 hours supervision.  (006100)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 12 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 310C  Studio Instruction in Applied Music: Keyboard  1 Unit  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
See above. 3 hours supervision.  (006097)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 12 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 310D  Studio Instruction in Applied Music: Percussion  1 Unit  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
See above. 3 hours supervision.  (006093)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 12 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 310E  Studio Instruction in Applied Music: Strings  1 Unit  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
See above. 3 hours supervision.  (006094)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 12 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 310F  Studio Instruction in Applied Music: Voice  1 Unit  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
See above. 3 hours supervision.  (006096)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 12 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 310G  Studio Instruction in Applied Music: Woodwinds  1 Unit  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
See above. 3 hours supervision.  (006095)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 12 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 316  Recital  1 Unit  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Preparation and performance of a recital program. The public performance is evaluated by a faculty committee. 3 hours supervision.  (006103)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 317  Studio Class  1 Unit  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Designed for music majors who wish to study music literature through performance. Selected repertoire is analyzed stylistically and placed in historical context. Performance problems are also considered. 2 hours activity.  (015562)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 322  Choral Conducting and Rehearsal Techniques  3 Units  
Prerequisite: MUSC 222, faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
Conducting, score study, and stylistic interpretation of choral works or master composers. Develop the fundamental skills for planning, organizing, and implementing a secondary school coral music program. Requires field study in a secondary school vocal ensemble setting. 2 hours activity, 2 hours discussion.  (006256)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 323  Instrumental Conducting and Rehearsal Techniques  3 Units  
Prerequisite: MUSC 222, faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
Conducting, score study, and stylistic interpretation of instrumental works of master composers. Develop the fundamental skills and strategies for planning, organizing, and implementing a secondary school instrumental music program. Requires field study in a secondary school instrumental ensemble setting. 2 hours activity, 2 hours discussion.  (006258)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 324  Middle and Junior High School Vocal Ensemble Techniques  2 Units  
Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in MUSC 202, MUSC 220, MUSC 221, and MUSC 222.  
Typically Offered: Spring only odd years  
Study and application of concepts, program materials, and techniques of teaching general and choral music in middle school and junior high school setting. Special consideration is given to music for the changing-voice choir. Includes peer teaching, practical experience, oral critiques, continued portfolio development, and directed observation. 4 hours activity.  (006173)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 2 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 326  Music for Children  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Analysis of sequential concepts necessary for understanding the structural elements of music. Development of skills needed to promote musicality in children. 3 hours discussion.  (006136)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 331  School Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds  1 Unit  
Typically Offered: Fall only odd years  
Group instruction in the pedagogy of woodwind instruments with a focus on how to teach proper tone, technique, and approach to the instruments. Includes peer teaching, observation, and/or field training. 2 hours activity.  (006158)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 1 unit  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 332  School Instrumental Techniques: Brass  1 Unit  
Typically Offered: Fall only even years  
Group instruction in the pedagogy of brass instruments with a focus on how to teach proper tone, technique, and approach to the instruments. Includes peer teaching, observation, and/or field teaching. 2 hours activity.  (006159)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 1 unit  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 333  School Instrumental Techniques: Strings  1 Unit  
Typically Offered: Spring only odd years  
Group instruction in the pedagogy of string instruments with a focus on how to teach proper tone, technique, and approach to the instruments. Includes peer teaching, observation, and/or field teaching. 2 hours activity.  (006160)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 1 unit  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 334  School Instrumental Techniques: Percussion  1 Unit  
Typically Offered: Spring only even years  
Group instruction in the pedagogy of percussion instruments with a focus on how to teach proper tone, technique, and approach to the instruments. Includes peer teaching, observation, and/or field teaching. 2 hours activity.  (006161)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 1 unit  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 335  School Instrumental Techniques: Classroom Instruments  1 Unit  
Corequisites: MUSC 221.  
Typically Offered: Spring only even years  
Group instruction in the pedagogy of wind, percussion, and stringed instruments with a focus on the appropriate use in the classroom. Includes peer teaching, observation, and/or field teaching. 2 hours activity.  (006162)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 1 unit  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 337  School Instrumental Techniques: Voice  1 Unit  
Typically Offered: Fall only odd years  
Group instruction in the pedagogy of voice with a focus on how to demonstrate and teach proper tone techniques and approach to the instrument. Includes peer teaching observation and/or field teaching. 2 hours activity.  (021053)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 1 unit  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 341  Fundamentals of Digital Audio  3 Units  
Prerequisite: MUSC 102, MUSC 109, faculty permission.  
Corequisites: MUSC 344.  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
A study in the theory and practice of digital audio. Emphasis is on the application of digital audio workstations, multi-channel recording, digital sequencing, audio for the media, and digital signal processing. 3 hours discussion.  (022061)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Laptop required  
MUSC 342  MIDI and Synthesis  3 Units  
Prerequisite: MUSC 341, faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
Creative projects in electronic media. Emphasis on digital techniques, including computer control of digital instruments. 3 hours seminar.  (006194)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Laptop required  
MUSC 344  Audio Recording I  3 Units  
Prerequisite: MUSC 102, MUSC 109, faculty permission.  
Corequisites: MUSC 341.  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
An in-depth study of audio recording systems, components, and philosophies. Emphasis is on the day-to-day workings of a recording studio, with experience in signal flow, acoustics, microphone theory, and multi-track recording techniques. Further emphasis is placed on critical listening and objective critique in audio, music, and production. 2 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory.  (006073)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Laptop required  
MUSC 345W  Audio Recording II (W)  3 Units  W, GW  
Prerequisite: GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, MUSC 341, MUSC 344 with a grade of C- or higher, faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
An in-depth study of audio recording systems and components. Emphasis will be placed on signal processing equipment, synchronization, and multi-tracking, with continuing experience in microphone placement, mixing, and editing techniques. 2 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory.  (006075)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Laptop required; Writing Course; Graduation Writing Assessment  
MUSC 350  School of the Arts Production I  3 Units  
Prerequisite: MUSC 309 or faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
School of the Arts (SOTA) Productions is for Music Industry majors to develop real-world skills in concert production, promotion, and marketing. Students gain valuable skills in the AR process by selecting an artist to develop, record, and market throughout the year. 3 hours lecture.  (006264)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 351  School of the Arts Production II  3 Units  
Prerequisite: MUSC 309, MUSC 350, and faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
A continuation of the year-long experiential component for the Music Industry majors running SOTA Productions. Musical releases are prepared, marketing strategies aligned, and concert promotions continue. 3 hours lecture.  (006265)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 360  Studies in Instrumentation and Arranging  3 Units  
Prerequisite: MUSC 201.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Study of the capacities of the various orchestral and band instruments, including arranging projects for small ensembles. 3 hours discussion.  (006069)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 361  Composition I  3 Units  
Prerequisite: MUSC 201.  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
Independent creative projects. Exercises in analytical and compositional techniques designed to increase technical facility. 3 hours lecture.  (006200)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 362  Composition II  3 Units  
Prerequisite: MUSC 361, faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
Independent creative projects. Exercises in analytical and compositional techniques designed to increase technical facility. 3 hours lecture.  (006203)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 371  Seminar in Music History and Literature: Keyboard  3 Units  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Concentrated study of a specific historical period or genre specific to the keyboard. 3 hours seminar.  (006276)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 12 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 372  Seminar in Music History and Literature: Vocal  3 Units  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Concentrated study of a specific historical period or genre specific to the vocal pattern. 3 hours seminar.  (006277)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 12 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 373  Vocal Diction and Literature I  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
3 hours discussion.  (006145)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 374  Vocal Diction and Literature II  3 Units  
Prerequisite: One or more semesters of studio instruction or faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
MUSC 373 - MUSC 374: The study of lyric diction and performance of literature for singers in English, Italian (A), German and French (B). Although emphasis is placed on correct pronunciation through the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet, students also acquire basic ability to translate songs in foreign languages. Each semester may be repeated once for credit. 3 hours discussion.  (006146)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 375  Vocal Pedagogy  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Designed to allow students of singing to investigate the science of vocal sound production in connection with the teaching of singing. Emphasis on acoustics, physiology of human voice, history of vocal pedagogy, current medical research regarding the use and abuse of the voice, and practical applications of teaching techniques. 3 hours discussion.  (006255)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 376  Jazz Theory and Improvisation II  3 Units  
Prerequisite: MUSC 276.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course offers students opportunities to gain skills and knowledge at the advanced levels of theory and performance pertaining to jazz improvisation. This course is designed to build on the foundation provided by MUSC 276, allowing students to gain experience and performance strategy pertaining to the more complex and modern jazz repertoire of the post bebop era. 2 hours activity, 2 hours discussion.  (020584)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 9 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 377  Keyboard Pedagogy Project  2 Units  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Individual pedagogy project assigned in consultation with a faculty advisor. Projects may be a research paper or a practicum with documentation, e.g. a video-tape and journal. MUSC 377 or MUSC 416 is required for the Option in Keyboard Performance. Not available for graduate students. 6 hours supervision.  (006234)  
Grade Basis: ABC/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 2 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 380  Vocal Accompanying Repertoire  1 Unit  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
Study of vocal literature (art songs and arias) through weekly master classes. For singer-pianist duos (pre-formed duos preferred, but not required). Literature studied each semester will vary. 1 hour lecture.  (006252)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 382  Advanced Functional Keyboard Studies  1 Unit  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
An elective course for upper-division and graduate students offering continued development of keyboard skills. The course allows students to continue to develop necessary skills to become more proficient as performers, accompanists, teachers, and church musicians. 2 hours activity.  (006239)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 398  Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 9 hours supervision.  (006189)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 399  Special Problems  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision.  (006190)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 411A  Music Performance Groups: A Cappella Choir  1 Unit  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
3 hours activity.  (015563)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 411B  Music Performance Groups: Band  1 Unit  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
3 hours activity.  (015572)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 411C  Music Performance Groups: Pep Band  1 Unit  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Pep Band is intended to give any student who plays a musical instrument (wind, brass, or percussion) an opportunity to perform in a fun, energetic, and exciting band. The Pep Band plays for University events. This course does not fulfill the large ensemble requirement for music majors. 2 hours activity.  (015573)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 411D  Music Performance Groups: Symphonic Wind Ensemble  1 Unit  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
3 hours activity.  (015592)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 411E  University Chorus  1 Unit  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
3 hours activity.  (015575)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 411F  Music Performance Groups: Orchestra  1 Unit  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
3 hours activity.  (015576)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 411G  Music Performance Groups: Jazz Ensemble I  1 Unit  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Group performance of jazz ensemble literature for interpretive and creative experiences. Major performance each semester, with emphasis on current musical trends. 3 hours activity.  (015598)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 411J  Music Performance Groups: Jazz Ensemble II  1 Unit  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Group performance of jazz ensemble literature for interpretive and creative experience. 2 hours activity.  (015599)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 412A  Music Performance Groups: Brass Choir  1 Unit  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
2 hours activity.  (015586)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 412B  Music Performance Groups: Woodwind Quintet  1 Unit  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
2 hours activity.  (015594)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 412E  Music Performance Groups: Guitar Ensemble  1 Unit  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
2 hours activity.  (020647)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 412K  Music Performance Groups: Mixed Ensembles  1 Unit  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
2 hours activity.  (015602)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 413A  Chamber Singers  1 Unit  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Music Performance Group Selected small choir to sing madrigal and other chamber literature. 3 hours activity.  (015612)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 413B  Opera Workshop  1 Unit  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Open to all students interested in active participation in opera. 3 hours activity.  (015610)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 416  Senior Recital  2 Units  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Preparation and public performance of a full-length recital to be evaluated by a faculty committee. Required of students who have been accepted in the performance options. Not available for graduate students. 6 hours supervision.  (006235)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 2 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 420  Synthesis of School Music Techniques  2 Units  
Prerequisite: MUSC 220, MUSC 221, MUSC 322, MUSC 323, MUSC 331, MUSC 332, MUSC 333, MUSC 334, MUSC 335, (may be taken concurrently) or faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
A comprehensive overview in the principles of teaching, learning, organization, and administration of the music program. Includes peer teaching, practical experience, oral critiques, continued portfolio development, and directed observation. Specific areas include 1) music education, 2) vocal, and 3) instrumental. 2 hours discussion.  (006267)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 2 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 441  Sampling and Sound Design  3 Units  
Prerequisite: MUSC 342 with a minimum grade of C-.  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
Creative projects in electronic media. Emphasis on digital techniques, including sampling and computer control of digital instruments. 3 hours seminar.  (006195)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Laptop required  
MUSC 442  Advanced Electronic Media  3 Units  
Prerequisite: MUSC 441 with a grade of C- or higher, faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
Independent creative projects in electronic music. 3 hours seminar.  (006197)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Laptop required  
MUSC 444  Audio Seminar  3 Units  
Prerequisite: MUSC 345W with a minimum grade of C-, faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
A study in advanced recording studio production. 3 hours discussion.  (006213)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Laptop required  
MUSC 445  Audio for Visual Media  3 Units  
Prerequisite: MUSC 441 (may be taken concurrently), MUSC 345W.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
A study of audio production and audio post-production for video. Topics of study include music scoring, automatic dialogue replacement, foley, synchronization, and audio systems in video. 2 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory.  (006226)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Laptop required  
MUSC 446  Sound Reinforcement  3 Units  
Prerequisite: MUSC 345W.  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
Students gain hands-on experience mixing the sound for live performances. 3 hours discussion.  (006227)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 447  Remote Audio Recording  3 Units  
Prerequisite: MUSC 345W, faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
This course provides students a recording experience with a variety of musical ensembles and literature within varying acoustical environments. 3 hours seminar.  (020223)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 9 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 451  School of the Arts Production III  3 Units  
Prerequisite: MUSC 351, faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is for Music Industry majors that can take on a leadership role in the operation of the various productions of SOTA. The course is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to utilize his/her music business knowledge and skills in an experiential learning environment, which includes in-class and off-campus activities. 3 hours lecture.  (021414)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 452W  Legal Issues in Music (W)  3 Units  W, GW  
Prerequisite: GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, MUSC 309.  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
Students explore the intricate questions surrounding intellectual property statutes, the musician, and businesses designed to market and sell music as a product. The course covers copyright law, royalties, contracts, publishing and Web technology territory of vital importance to students seeking employment in the music industry. 3 hours lecture.  (001353)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Writing Course; Graduation Writing Assessment  
MUSC 461  Composition  1 Unit  
Prerequisite: MUSC 362, faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Independent creative projects. Exercises in analytical and compositional techniques to increase technical facility. 3 hours supervision.  (006205)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 464  Jazz Composition and Arranging  3 Units  
Prerequisite: MUSC 201, faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Nomenclature, timbre, technique, and transposition of jazz ensemble instruments. Scoring the rhythm, brass, and woodwind sections for large and small jazz ensembles in various jazz and dance band styles. 3 hours discussion.  (006244)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 465  Songwriting  3 Units  
Prerequisite: MUSC 201, faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Music and lyric writing; formal, melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic analyses of popular songs; collaboration; marketing; demos; publication. 3 hours discussion.  (006245)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 489  Dir Field Proj in Music  1-5 Units  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is a directed field project offered for 1.0-5.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. A project must be commensurate with the student's major curricular and professional goals and must be comparable in substance to work of a similar nature within the University music curriculum. 0 hours supervision.  (006180)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 15 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 498  Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 0 hours supervision.  (006289)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
MUSC 499  Special Problems  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is for independent study and is offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register with the supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision.  (006290)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division