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*Offered every term

MUT1001- Fundamentals of Music

MUH2018- History & Appreciation of Jazz

MUL1010 - Music Appreciation

MUL1010 - Honors Music Appreciation


MUH2018 - History & Appreciation of Jazz
The student will be able to:

  1. Cite important developments in the history of jazz, from slavery to present.
  2. Cite specific examples of the blending of European and African music elements which developed into jazz.
  3. Identify chief exponents of jazz and their stylistic achievements.
  4. Identify each stylistic period in jazz development as it historically occurred.
  5. Analyze recordings as to jazz style, influences, and performer.

 

MUL1010 - Music Appreciation
The student should be able to demonstrate the following:

  1. Knowledge of the elements of music.
  2. Knowledge of the historical periods of music.
  3. Knowledge of the stylistic characteristics of each period.
  4. Knowledge of composers and compositions.
  5. Ability to hear and identify prescribed characteristics of music through developed listening skills.

 

MUL1010 - Honors Music Appreciation
The student should be able to demonstrate the following:

  1. Knowledge of the elements of music.
  2. Knowledge of the historical periods of music.
  3. Knowledge of the stylistic characteristics of each period.
  4. Knowledge of composers and compositions.
  5. Knowledge of standard audience etiquette for a variety of musical performances.
  6. Ability to hear and identify prescribed characteristics of music through developed listening skills.
  7. Ability to draw comparisons between music and other disciplines for each of the historical periods of music.
  8. Ability to work individually and in small groups, in order to engender a creative project for presentation to the class, college, community or a professional society.

 

MUT1001 - Fundamental of Music
The student will be able to:

  1. Read and write pitches by octave identification.
  2. Identify and spell intervals (including inverted and compound).
  3. Spell and notate all major and minor scales.
  4. Identify, spell, and write all major and minor key signatures.
  5. Identify, spell, and write major, minor, diminished and augmented triads.
  6. Interpret, identify, and write basic rhythmic types.
  7. Use the keyboard to understand and apply the content of the course.

*Offered every term

MUT1001 - Fundamentals of Music

MUT1111 - Music Theory I

MUT1112 - Music Theory II

MUT1241 - Ear Training & Sight Singing I

MUT1242 - Ear Training & Sight Singing II

MUT1351 - Jazz Arranging

MUT2116 - Music Theory III

MUT2117 - Music Theory IV

MUT2246 - Ear Training & Sight Singing III

MUT2247 - Ear Training & Sight Singing IV

MUT2641 - Instrumental Improvisation


MUT1001 - Fundamental of Music
The student will be able to:

  1. Read and write pitches by octave identification.
  2. Identify and spell intervals (including inverted and compound).
  3. Spell and notate all major and minor scales.
  4. Identify, spell, and write all major and minor key signatures.
  5. Identify, spell, and write major, minor, diminished and augmented triads.
  6. Interpret, identify, and write basic rhythmic types.
  7. Use the keyboard to understand and apply the content of the course.

 

MUT1111 - Music Theory I
The student will be able to:

  1. Read and write pitches in treble, bass, alto and tenor clefs.
  2. Build major and the three types of minor scales from any given tone.
  3. Identify and write key signatures for all major and minor keys.
  4. Identify and spell all simple intervals.
  5. Identify and spell major, minor, augmented and diminished triads.
  6. Demonstrate, by writing various rhythms, acceptable manuscript techniques.
  7. Demonstrate, by writing various exercises, an acceptable knowledge of part-writing procedures using primary triads in root position and inversions.

 

MUT1112 - Music Theory II
The student will be able to:

  1. Provide a harmonic analysis of excerpts of four-part harmony.
  2. Demonstrate acceptable part-writing procedures for four voices from a given figured bass.
  3. Identify and write non-chord tones.
  4. Identify and correctly write diatonic seventh chords.
  5. Harmonize a given melody for four voices, then set it for piano solo or instrumental solo with piano accompaniment.

 

MUT1241 - Ear Training & Sight Singing I
The student will be able to:

  1. Beat basic conducting patterns while singing.
  2. Use sol-feg syllables, letter names and scale-degree numbers in singing diatonic melodies.
  3. Use a system of syllables for rhythmic analysis and reading.
  4. Write, from dictation, rhythms exhibiting beat division in simple and compound meters.
  5. Write, from dictation, diatonic melodies.
  6. Identify, by ear, all simple intervals; major, minor, augmented and diminished triads; and major and minor scale types.
  7. Sing, and write by ear, melodies involving intervals from the dominant triad.

 

MUT1242 - Ear Training & Sight Singing II
The student will be able to:

  1. Sing and notate by ear music written in alto and tenor clefs.
  2. Read rhythms with subdivided beats in simple and compound meters.
  3. Recognize, by ear, diatonic seventh-chord qualities.
  4. Identify, by ear, diatonic chords used in a brief progression.
  5. Write, by ear, rhythms with subdivided beats in simple and compound meters.

 

MUT1351 - Jazz Arranging
Through homework and projects, the student should be able to demonstrate the following:

  1. Comprehension and application of the construction of jazz melodies and harmony.
  2. Comprehension and application of jazz harmony including common alterations, nomenclature and voicing.
  3. Comprehension and application of instrument transpositions.
  4. Comprehension and application of standard jazz forms.
  5. Comprehension and application of score writing for a 5- to 6-piece jazz combo.

 

MUT2116 - Music Theory III

  1. Provide a harmonic analysis (Roman numerals, etc.) of excerpts of standard piano literature, indicating also the chromatic chords listed in the course description.
  2. Write and resolve chromatic chords (root position and their inversions, when appropriate), using accepted part-writing procedures in the soprano, alto, tenor and bass format.
  3. Create a melodic soprano line from a given figured bass (with specified chromatic chords), supply alto and tenor voices, and label all non-chord tones.
  4. Harmonize a given melody, using chromatic chords where appropriate, and set it for soprano, alto, tenor and bass format, solo piano and-or solo with piano accompaniment.
  5. Analyze and write modulatory excerpts.

 

MUT2117 - Music Theory IV
The student will be able to:

  1. Analyze excerpts of music utilizing post-common practice harmony.
  2. Write music utilizing post-common practice harmonic techniques.
  3. Provide a formal analysis of works in the above-listed forms (piano solos and string quartets).
  4. Write a movement for solo piano in any of the above-listed forms.

 

MUT2246 - Ear Training & Sight Singing III
The student will be able to:

  1. Sight sing melodies using accepted chromatic sol-feg syllables.
  2. Write, from dictation, melodies with chromaticism, including secondary-dominant harmonies.
  3. Use a system of syllables for rhythmic analysis and reading.
  4. Identify, by ear, chromatic non-chord tone types.
  5. Identify, by ear, the outer voices in a half cadence involving chromatic chords.
  6. Sight read and write by ear melodies and rhythms exhibiting syncopation.
  7. Sight read and write by ear melodies and rhythms using triplets and duplets.

 

MUT2247 - Ear Training & Sight Singing IV
The student will be able to:

  1. Sight sing excerpts with mixed meters, less common meters, and further subdivision of the beat.
  2. Understand, identify and sight sing excerpts containing hemiolas.
  3. Sight sing melodies containing chromaticism, often indicating the Neapolitan sixth chord, fully-diminished seventh chord, or augmented sixth chord.
  4. Sight sing melodies written in twentieth-century styles, emphasizing reading from interval to interval.

 

MUT2641 - Instrumental Improvisation
The student will be able to:

  1. Write and perform on his/her instrument correct chord-scale relationships.
  2. Realize chord progressions through practical application of improvisation.
  3. Analyze chords and progressions as to form.
  4. Demonstrate jazz concepts through the performance of melodies, harmonies, and rhythms of standard jazz repertoire.

*Offered every term

Vocals

MUN1310R - Concert Chorus

MUN1720R - Troubadours

MUN2340R - Chamber Singers

Instrumentals

MUN1120R - Concert Band

MUN1410R - String Ensemble

MUN1420R - Woodwind Ensemble

MUN1430R - Brass Ensemble

MUN1710AR / MUN2710AR -
12 O' Clock Jazz Band®

MUN1710BR / MUN2710BR -
Jazz Trombone Ensemble®

MUN1710C / MUN2710C -
Jazz Combo®

MUN1710D / MUN2710D -
Tuesday Night Jazz Band®

MUN1710E / MUN2710E -
Jazz Guitar Ensemble®

MUN2510R - Piano Vocal/Instrumental Accompanying

Jazz

MUN1720R - Troubadours

MUN1710AR / MUN2710AR -
12 O' Clock Jazz Band®

MUN1710BR / MUN2710BR -
Jazz Trombone Ensemble®

MUN1710C / MUN2710C -
Jazz Combo®

MUN1710D / MUN2710D -
Tuesday Night Jazz Band®

MUN1710E / MUN2710E -
Jazz Guitar Ensemble®


MUN1120R - Concert Band
The student will be able to:

  1. Perform on an instrument with characteristic tone quality and technique of that instrument.
  2. Perform with reasonably correct intonation.
  3. Recognize and demonstrate proper musical phrasing.
  4. Demonstrate proper stylistic interpretation of the particular music that is being studied.

 

MUN1410R - String Ensemble
The student will be able to:

  1. Perform on an instrument with characteristic tone quality and technique of that instrument.
  2. Perform with reasonably correct intonation.
  3. Recognize and demonstrate proper musical phrasing.
  4. Demonstrate proper stylistic interpretation of the particular music that is being studied.

 

MUN1420R - Woodwind Ensemble
The student will be able to:

  1. Perform on an instrument with characteristic tone quality and technique of that instrument.
  2. Perform with reasonably correct intonation.
  3. Recognize and demonstrate proper musical phrasing.
  4. Demonstrate proper stylistic interpretation of the particular music that is being studied.

 

MUN1430R - Brass Ensemble
The student will be able to:

  1. Perform on an instrument with characteristic tone quality and technique of that instrument.
  2. Perform with reasonably correct intonation.
  3. Recognize and demonstrate proper musical phrasing.
  4. Demonstrate proper stylistic interpretation of the particular music at hand.

 

MUN1710AR/MUN2710AR - 12 O' Clock Jazz Band®
The student will be able to:

  1. Perform on an instrument with characteristic tone quality and technique of that instrument.
  2. Perform with reasonably correct intonation.
  3. Recognize and demonstrate proper musical phrasing.
  4. Demonstrate proper stylistic interpretation of the particular music that is being studied.
  5. Follow the direction of a conductor.
  6. Perform effectively as part of a large jazz instrumental ensemble (big band).
  7. Perform music for the modern jazz ensemble that is of an intermediate level of difficulty.

 

MUN1710BR/MUN1710BR - Jazz Trombone®
The student will be able to:

  1. Perform on an instrument with characteristic tone quality and technique of that instrument.
  2. Perform with reasonably correct intonation.
  3. Recognize and demonstrate proper musical phrasing.
  4. Demonstrate proper stylistic interpretation of the particular music at hand.
  5. Perform effectively as part of a jazz trombone ensemble.

 

MUN1710CR/MUN2710CR - Jazz Combo®
The student will be able to:

  1. Perform on an instrument with characteristic tone quality and technique of that instrument.
  2. Perform with reasonably correct intonation.
  3. Recognize and demonstrate proper musical phrasing.
  4. Demonstrate proper stylistic interpretation of the particular music at that is being studied.
  5. Perform together with other musicians in a small jazz ensemble.
  6. Perform together with other musicians without a conductor.
  7. Improvise effectively in the jazz style.

 

MUN1710DR/MUN2710DR - Tuesday Night Jazz Band®
The student will be able to:

  1. Perform on an instrument with characteristic tone quality and technique of that instrument.
  2. Perform with reasonably correct intonation.
  3. Recognize and demonstrate proper musical phrasing.
  4. Demonstrate proper stylistic interpretation of the particular music that is being studied.
  5. Follow the direction of a conductor.
  6. Perform effectively as part of a large instrumental jazz ensemble (big band).
  7. Perform music for the modern jazz ensemble that is of an advanced level of difficulty.

 

MUN1710ER/MUN2710ER - Jazz Guitar Ensemble®
The student will be able to:

  1. Perform on an instrument with characteristic tone quality and technique of that instrument.
  2. Perform with reasonably correct intonation.
  3. Recognize and demonstrate proper musical phrasing.
  4. Demonstrate proper stylistic interpretation of the particular music at hand.
  5. Perform together with other musicians in a small jazz ensemble.
  6. Perform together with other musicians without a conductor.
  7. Improvise effectively in the jazz style.

*Offered every term

Instrumentals

MVB1311R- Trumpet

MVB1312R- Horn

MVB1313R- Trombone

MVB1314R- Baritone Horn

MVK1311R- Piano

MVK1314R- Jazz Piano

MVP1311R- Percussion

MVS1312R- Viola

MVS1314R- String Bass

MVS1315R- Harp

MVS1316R- Classical Guitar

MVS1317R- Bass Guitar

MVS1318R- Jazz Guitar

MVW1311R- Flute

MVW1312R- Oboe

MVW1313R- Clarinet

MVW1314R- Bassoon

MVW1315R- Saxophone

Key board

Woodwind

Brass

Percussion

Strings

Vocals

MVV1311R- Voice

 


MVK1311R - Piano
The student will be expected to:

  1. Perform major and minor scales and arpeggios, four octaves, hands together.
  2. Interpret and perform a variety of musical styles.
  3. Develop facility and skill at the keyboard in music reading and performance.

 

MVK1312R – Horn

 

MVB1313R - Trombone
The student will be able to:

  1. Warm-up properly.
  2. Perform on his instrument with acceptable tone quality and intonation appropriate to generally accepted musical standards.
  3. Perform music with attention to details of musical expression such as dynamics, phrasing, and articulation, according to his/her level of competency.
  4. Demonstrate scales, arpeggios, rudiments, etc. appropriate to his/her specific instrument.

 

MVB1314R – Baritone Horn

 

MVV1311R – Voice

  1. To help the student develop a technique based on bel canto singing.
  2. To help the student develop a method of music preparation and presentation that will allow him to meet the technical and interpretive demands of artistic singing.

 

MVK1314R - Jazz Piano

 

MVP1311R – Percussion
The student will be able to:

  1. Warm-up properly.
  2. Perform on his instrument with acceptable tone quality and intonation appropriate to generally accepted musical standards.
  3. Perform music with attention to details of musical expression such as dynamics, phrasing, and articulation, according to his/her level of competency.
  4. Demonstrate scales, arpeggios, rudiments, etc. appropriate to his/her specific instrument.

 

MVS1312R - Viola

 

MVS1314R - String Bass

 

MVS1315R - Harp
The student will learn and know the following:

  1. Positioning of harp.
  2. Positioning of hands.
  3. Correct fingering and "placing".
  4. All major/minor scales and the technique which to play them.
  5. All chords in arpeggio/block form and dominant 7th arpeggios of all major scales, and the technique which to pay them.
  6. Correct rhythms of assigned studies/pieces.
  7. Proper care of the harp.

 

MVS1316R – Classic Guitar
The student will be able to:

  1. Warm-up properly.
  2. Perform on his instrument with acceptable tone quality and intonation appropriate to generally accepted musical standards.
  3. Perform music with attention to details of musical expression such as dynamics, phrasing, and articulation, according to his/her level of competency.
  4. Demonstrate scales, arpeggios, rudiments, etc. appropriate to his/her specific instrument.

 

MVS1317R - Bass Guitar

 

MVS1318R – Jazz Guitar
The student will be expected to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of scales, arpeggios, and chords.
  2. Show an understanding of various jazz styles including Swing, Bossa Novak, Samba, BeBop, and Fusion.

 

MVW1311R - Flute

 

MVW1312R - Oboe

 

MVW1313R - Clarinet

 

MVW1314R – Bassoon

 

MVW1315R – Saxophone
The student will be able to:

  1. Warm-up properly.
  2. Perform on his instrument with acceptable tone quality and intonation appropriate to generally accepted musical standards.
  3. Perform music with attention to details of musical expression such as dynamics, phrasing, and articulation, according to his/her level of competency.
  4. Demonstrate scales, arpeggios, rudiments, etc. appropriate to his/her specific instrument.

*Offered every term

MVK1111B - Class Instruction - Piano II

MVK2121 - Class Instruction - Piano III

MVK2122 - Class Instruction - Piano IV

MVS1116A - Class Instruction - Guitar I

MVS1116B - Class Instruction - Guitar II

MVV1111A - Class Instruction - Voice I

MVV1111A - Class Instruction - Voice II


MVK1111A - Class Instructions - Piano I
The student will be able to:

  1. Read and perform elementary level, pentachord style piano repertoire.
  2. Accurately perform basic pentachord exercises.
  3. Play major and minor scales one octave, hands together.
  4. Perform in major and minor keys the I - IV - V chords.
  5. Perform elementary level compositions using pentachords and I-IV-V chord progressions.

 

MVK1111B - Class Instructions - Piano II
The student will be able to:

  1. Read and perform elementary level repertoire.
  2. Accurately perform elementary level technical exercises.
  3. Play elementary level ensemble repertoire.
  4. Harmonize melodies using diatonic and modal harmonies.
  5. Improvise on basic diatonic progressions.

 

MVK2121 - Class Instructions - Piano III
The student will be able to:

  1. Read and perform intermediate level repertoire.
  2. Play various technical exercises to develop keyboard skills.
  3. Play various chord progressions to develop keyboard skills.
  4. Harmonize and improvise melodies using modulations and borrowed chords, augmented sixth chords and Neapolitan sixth chords.

 

MVK2122 - Class Instructions - Piano IV
The student will be able to:

  1. Perform all major and minor scales and arpeggios, two octaves, hands together, two notes to the tick when the metronome is set to 80.
  2. Harmonize scales and melodies using primary, secondary and borrowed chords.
  3. Perform repertoire at the intermediate and lower advanced levels.

 

MVS1116A - Class Instructions - Guitar I
The course objective is to ensure that the students have a working knowledge of:

  1. Notes in first position.
  2. Fundamental left and right hand techniques including three and four finger arpeggios.
  3. Basic music theory.

 

MVS1116B - Class Instruction - Guitar II

 

MVV1111A - Class Instructions - Voice I
The student will demonstrate a basic knowledge of and application of the following:

  1. Proper singing posture and its relationship to breath control and tone production.
  2. Proper breath techniques for singing, including correct breathing (inhalation and exhalation), breath control (support), and breath management.
  3. Proper tonal production and how it should feel and sound.
  4. The various aspects of diction, articulation, and resonance.
  5. The principles of interpretation, including phrasing, dynamic shading, and dramatic integrity.

 

MVV1111B - Class Instructions - Voice II
The student will demonstrate a knowledge of and application of the following principles at an intermediate level:

  1. Proper singing posture and its relationship to breath control and tone production.
  2. Proper breathe techniques for singing, including correct breathing (inhalation and exhalation), breathe control (support), and breathe management.
  3. Proper tonal production and how it should feel and sound.
  4. The various aspects of diction, articulation, and resonance.
  5. The principles of interpretation, including phrasing, dynamic shading, and dramatic integrity.

*Offered every term

MUH2018 - History & Appreciation of Jazz

MUL1010 - Music Appreciation

MUL1010 - Honors Music Appreciation

MUT1001 - Fundamentals of Music


MUH2018 – History & Appreciation of Jazz
The student will be able to:

  1. Cite important developments in the history of jazz, from slavery to present.
  2. Cite specific examples of the blending of European and African music elements which developed into jazz.
  3. Identify chief exponents of jazz and their stylistic achievements.
  4. Identify each stylistic period in jazz development as it historically occurred.
  5. Analyze recordings as to jazz style, influences, and performer.

 

MUL1010 – Music Appreciation
The student should be able to demonstrate the following:

  1. Knowledge of the elements of music.
  2. Knowledge of the historical periods of music.
  3. Knowledge of the stylistic characteristics of each period.
  4. Knowledge of composers and compositions.
  5. Ability to hear and identify prescribed characteristics of music through developed listening skills.

 

MUL1010 – Honors Music Appreciation
The student should be able to demonstrate the following:

  1. Knowledge of the elements of music.
  2. Knowledge of the historical periods of music.
  3. Knowledge of the stylistic characteristics of each period.
  4. Knowledge of composers and compositions.
  5. Knowledge of standard audience etiquette for a variety of musical performances.
  6. Ability to hear and identify prescribed characteristics of music through developed listening skills.
  7. Ability to draw comparisons between music and other disciplines for each of the historical periods of music.
  8. Ability to work individually and in small groups, in order to engender a creative project for presentation to the class, college, community or a professional society.

 

MUT1001 – Fundamental of Music
The student will be able to:

  1. Read and write pitches by octave identification.
  2. Identify and spell intervals (including inverted and compound).
  3. Spell and notate all major and minor scales.
  4. Identify, spell, and write all major and minor key signatures.
  5. Identify, spell, and write major, minor, diminished and augmented triads.
  6. Interpret, identify, and write basic rhythmic types.
  7. Use the keyboard to understand and apply the content of the course.

 

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