Music and Music Performance Course Descriptions

Students are advised to consult with an advising specialist each term to select courses, create and maintain personal educational plans, and obtain the most current information. Scheduling requirements and limited resources prevent all courses from being offered every term or every year.  Some courses may be offered exclusively via distance delivery. Course numbers, titles, course and program applicability, prerequisites, instructional format, delivery methods, and content may change without notice. 

 MUP/MUS - MUSIC

 MUP 171
 Applied Piano -- 1 Credit


 Individual lessons.


MUP 180
Applied Guitar -- 1 Credit

Individual Lessons.


MUS 101
Introduction to Music (Basic Materials) -- 3 Credits


Introduces the basic components of music such as rhythm, melody, harmony and structure. Includes basic note reading and building of music literacy skills. No prior music experience required. Audit available.
 

MUS 105
Music Appreciation -- 3 Credits


Provides an introduction to understanding symphonic music in the vocal and instrumental genres from the ancient period through the contemporary music of our time. Class will be presented using a multi­media format. Prerequisite/concurrent: WR 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Arts and Letters/AAOT, Arts and Letters/AS, Arts and Letters/AAS, Arts and Letters/AGS, Arts and Letters/ASOT­B.


MUS 108
Music Cultures of the World -- 3 Credits


Examines musical cultures throughout the world with attention to cultural contexts and musical styles, including but not limited to Africa, the Americas, Asia, Near East, Europe and the South Pacific. Prerequisite/concurrent: WR 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Arts and Letters/AAOT, Arts and Letters/AS, Arts and Letters/AAS, Arts and Letters/AGS, Arts and Letters/ASOT­B.


MUS 110
Fundamentals of Music -- 4 Credits


Covers the basic concepts of music: pitch, rhythm, meter, intervals, modes, scales, harmony and music notation. Introduces the science of sound and music theory terminology. Begins development of musical performance skills through singing, clapping and performance on the piano keyboard. Also includes basic aural skills. Course intended for non­music majors and to prepare students for further music theory study. Prerequisite/concurrent: WR 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Arts and Letters/AAOT, Arts and Letters/AS, Arts and Letters/AAS, Arts and Letters/AGS, Arts and Letters/ASOT­B.

 

MUS 111
Music Theory I (part one) -- 3 Credits


Covers music theory as exhibited in the works of the great composers of the 17th and 18th centuries. Includes notation, pitch, meter, tonality, modality, harmony and diatonic function. Basic music analysis focusing on harmonic function and figured bass notation. Includes written composition. Part one of three­term sequence. MUS 111C recommended for music transfer students. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement
test scores, and MUS 110. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Arts and Letters/AAOT, Arts and Letters/AS, Arts and Letters/AAS, Arts and Letters/AGS, Arts and Letters/ASOT­B.


MUS 111C
Music Theory I: Sight Singing and Ear Training (part one) -- 1 Credit


Focuses on the development of skills related to the notation, performance and aural recognition of music. Includes meter, rhythm, diatonic melodies, triads, solfeggio, intervals, and harmonic function. Part one of three term sequence. Corequisite: MUS 111. Audit available.


MUS 112
Music Theory I (part two) -- 3 Credits


Continues work from MUS 111. Focuses on four­part harmony and common practice period voice leading. Includes figured bass realization, harmonic analysis and written composition. Part two of three­term sequence. Concurrent enrollment in MUS 112C is required for music transfer students. Prerequisites: MUS 111 and its prerequisite requirements. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Arts and Letters/AAOT, Arts and Letters/AS, Arts and Letters/AAS, Arts and Letters/AGS, Arts and Letters/ASOT­B.


MUS 112C
Music Theory I: Sight Singing and Ear Training (part two) -- 1 Credit


Continues development of skills from MUS 111C. Includes harmonic implications in melody, complex rhythms, beat subdivisions and four­part harmony. Introduces melodic chromaticism, extended harmony and phrase relationships. Part two of three­term sequence. Recommended for music transfer students. Corequisite: MUS112A Prerequisite: MUS 111C. Corequisite: MUS 112. Audit available.


MUS 113
Music Theory I (part three) -- 3 Credits

Continues work from MUS 112. Introduction to chromatic harmony as exhibited through tonicization and harmonic modulation. Covers melodic structure and basic Schenkerian reduction technique. Also includes large­scale form and analysis and written composition. Meets arts and humanities sequence requirement for Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree. Part three of three­term sequence. Concurrent enrollment in MUS 113C recommended for music transfer majors. Prerequisite: MUS 112 and its prerequisite requirements. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Arts and Letters/AAOT, Arts and Letters/AS, Arts and Letters/AAS, Arts and Letters/AGS, Arts and Letters/ASOT­B.
 

MUS 113C
Music Theory I: Sight Singing and Ear Training (part three) -- 1 Credit


Continues development of skills learned in MUS 112C. Includes two­part melodic and rhythmic notation. Introduces secondary function and diatonic modulation. Part three of three­term sequence. Corequisite: MUS 113. Prerequisite: MUS 112C. Corequisite: MUS
113. Audit available.


MUS 201
Introduction to Music and Its Literature -- 3 Credits

Covers music of the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras of music history. Prerequisites/concurrent: WR 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Arts and Letters/AAOT, Arts and Letters/AS, Arts and Letters/AAS, Arts and Letters/AGS, Arts and Letters/ASOT­B.


MUS 202
Introduction to Music and Its Literature -- 3 Credits

Covers music of the Classic and Romantic eras of music history. Prerequisite/concurrent: WR 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Arts and Letters/AAOT, Arts and Letters/AS, Arts and Letters/AAS, Arts and Letters/AGS, Arts and Letters/ASOT­B.


MUS 203
Introduction to Music and Its Literature -- 3 Credits

Covers music of the post­Romantic era and the 20th century. Prerequisite/concurrent: WR 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Arts and Letters/AAOT, Arts and Letters/AS, Arts and Letters/AAS, Arts and Letters/AGS, Arts and Letters/ASOT­B.
 

MUS 211A
Music Theory II -- 3 Credits


Continues work on skills from in Music Theory I adding compositional techniques associated with the 20th century, as well as introducing tonal counterpoint and formal musical analysis. Prerequisite: MUS 113. Audit available.

 

MUS 211B
Music Theory II: Keyboard Harmony -- 1 Credit

Piano keyboard performance of simple keyboard skills (scales, cadences, melody harmonization, simple accompaniment patterns and transposition) as they apply to principles studied in Music Theory II. Corequisite: MUS 211A. Audit available.


MUS 212A
Music Theory II -- 3 Credits

Continues work on skills from Music Theory I, adding compositional techniques associated with the 20th century, as well as introducing tonal counterpoint and formal musical analysis. Prerequisite: MUS 211. Audit available.


MUS 212B
Music Theory II: Keyboard Harmony -- 1 Credit

Continues development of piano keyboard skills (scales, cadences, melody harmonization, simple accompaniment patterns and transposition) as they apply to principles studied in Music Theory II. Prerequisite: MUS 211B. Corequisite: MUS 212A. Audit available.


MUS 213A
Music Theory II -- 3 Credits

Continues to work on skills from Music Theory I adding compositional techniques associated with the 20th century. Includes tonal counterpoint and formal musical analysis. Prerequisite: MUS 212A. Audit available.


MUS 213B
Music Theory II: Keyboard Harmony -- 1 Credit

Continues development of piano keyboard skills (scales, cadences, melody harmonization, simple accompaniment patterns and transposition) as they apply to principles studied in Music Theory II. Prerequisite: MUS 212B. Corequisite: MUS 213. Audit available.


MUS 220A
Chorus -- 1 Credit

Provides the opportunity to sing in a large general chorus of mixed voices. Includes rehearsal and performance of repertory drawn from the canon of choral works from the 16th-­21st centuries. No audition required.


MUS 220B
Chorus -- 1 Credit

Provides the opportunity to sing in a large general chorus of mixed voices. Includes rehearsal and performance of repertory drawn from the canon of choral works from the 16th­-21st centuries. No audition is required. Prerequisite: MUS 220A. Audit available.


MUS 220C
Chorus -- 1 Credit

Provides the opportunity to sing in a large general chorus of mixed voices. Includes rehearsal and performance of repertory drawn from the canon of choral works from the 16th­-21st centuries. No audition is required. Prerequisite: MUS 220B. Audit available.
 

MUS 220D
Chorus -- 1 Credit


Provides the opportunity to sing in a large general chorus of mixed voices. Includes rehearsal and performance of repertory drawn from the canon of choral works from the 16th­-21st centuries. No audition is required. Prerequisite: MUS 220C. Audit available.


MUS 220E
Chorus -- 1 Credit

Provides the opportunity to sing in a large general chorus of mixed voices. Includes rehearsal and performance of repertory drawn from the canon of choral works from the 16th­-21st centuries. No audition is required. Prerequisite: MUS 220E. Audit available.


MUS 220F
Chorus -- 1 Credit

Provides the opportunity to sing in a large general chorus of mixed voices. Includes rehearsal and performance of repertory drawn from the canon of choral works from the 16th­-21st centuries. No audition is required. Prerequisite: MUS 220E. Audit available.