Music Courses

MUS 1030 Music AppreciationCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: READ 0892 or acceptable placement score   Co-Req: None
An in-depth approach to the study of music and its relationship to other art forms, historical and cultural events, and everyday life in the past and present day. Leading composers, styles, and significant compositions from the Middle Ages to the present are studied in order to encourage a more effective understanding of music and its role in cultural history.

MUS 1050 InnovationCredit Hrs: 1
Pre-Req: Selection by audition process after prior semester?s finals; Permission of instructor   Co-Req: None
This is an auditioned vocal ensemble with an emphasis in performing various styles of literature from early Renaissance to contemporary songs. Students will study fundamentals of vocal production and musical notation. They will learn basic performance and choreography techniques. Innovation is a JSCC performance choir with an intensive schedule of performances both on campus and in the service area.

MUS 1051 InnovationCredit Hrs: 1
Pre-Req: Selection by audition process after prior semester?s finals; Permission of instructor   Co-Req: None
This is an auditioned vocal ensemble with an emphasis in performing various styles of literature from early Renaissance to contemporary songs. Students will study fundamentals of vocal production and musical notation. They will learn basic performance and choreography techniques. Innovation is a JSCC performance choir with an intensive schedule of performances both on campus and in the service area.

MUS 1052 InnovationCredit Hrs: 1
Pre-Req: Selection by audition process after prior semester?s finals; Permission of instructor   Co-Req: None
This is an auditioned vocal ensemble with an emphasis in performing various styles of literature from early Renaissance to contemporary songs. Students will study fundamentals of vocal production and musical notation. They will learn basic performance and choreography techniques. Innovation is a JSCC performance choir with an intensive schedule of performances both on campus and in the service area.

MUS 127 Music Theory Non MajorsCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: READ 0892, ENGL 0892   Co-Req: None
Beginning practical music theory for those wishing to read and notate music. This is an excellent introductory course for choir directors and church musicians who do not have a music degree or advanced theory skills. It is also recommended for persons wishing to play an instrument with no prior music reading skills and experience. Fundamentals of musicianship will be covered including notation, scales, intervals, keys, triads and simple composition. Related keyboard skills will be developed and the use of music software will enhance individual learning and musical performance. Open to anyone with an interest in music who meets the pre-requisite requirements.

MUS 152 Voice ICredit Hrs: 2
Pre-Req: Permission of instructor   Co-Req: MUS 1050
The study of a myriad of vocal techniques that will enable students to develop their musicality and vocal skills, thus providing a basis for vocal freedom in performance through efficient handling of acoustic and physiologic aspects of the singing voice. Performance in Studio Class is required for all levels. 152 - Focus upon posture, breathing techniques, phonation, resonation, and articulation with literature from English and Italian sources. Interpretation and style will also be examined.

MUS 153 Voice IICredit Hrs: 2
Pre-Req: Permission of instructor   Co-Req: MUS 1051
The study of a myriad of vocal techniques that will enable students to develop their musicality and vocal skills, thus providing a basis for vocal freedom in performance through efficient handling of acoustic and physiologic aspects of the singing voice. Performance in Studio Class is required for all levels. 153 - Continuation of basic concepts taught in MUS 153 with additional literature from either French or German songs.

MUS 2050 InnovationCredit Hrs: 1
Pre-Req: Selection by audition process after prior semester?s finals; Permission of instructor   Co-Req: None
This is an auditioned vocal ensemble with an emphasis in performing various styles of literature from early Renaissance to contemporary songs. Students will study fundamentals of vocal production and musical notation. They will learn basic performance and choreography techniques. Innovation is a JSCC performance choir with an intensive schedule of performances both on campus and in the service area.

MUS 2051 InnovationCredit Hrs: 1
Pre-Req: Selection by audition process after prior semester?s finals; Permission of instructor   Co-Req: None
This is an auditioned vocal ensemble with an emphasis in performing various styles of literature from early Renaissance to contemporary songs. Students will study fundamentals of vocal production and musical notation. They will learn basic performance and choreography techniques. Innovation is a JSCC performance choir with an intensive schedule of performances both on campus and in the service area.

MUS 2052 InnovationCredit Hrs: 1
Pre-Req: Selection by audition process after prior semester?s finals; Permission of instructor   Co-Req: None
This is an auditioned vocal ensemble with an emphasis in performing various styles of literature from early Renaissance to contemporary songs. Students will study fundamentals of vocal production and musical notation. They will learn basic performance and choreography techniques. Innovation is a JSCC performance choir with an intensive schedule of performances both on campus and in the service area.

MUS 252 Voice IIICredit Hrs: 2
Pre-Req: Permission of instructor   Co-Req: MUS 2050
The study of a myriad of vocal techniques that will enable students to develop their musicality and vocal skills, thus providing a basis for vocal freedom in performance through efficient handling of acoustic and physiologic aspects of the singing voice. Performance in Studio Class is required for all levels. 252 - Continuation of concepts taught in MUS 152, 153, with either French or German (whichever one was not studied in level 153). Sight reading emphasis.

MUS 253 Voice IVCredit Hrs: 2
Pre-Req: Permission of instructor   Co-Req: MUS 2051
The study of a myriad of vocal techniques that will enable students to develop their musicality and vocal skills, thus providing a basis for vocal freedom in performance through efficient handling of acoustic and physiologic aspects of the singing voice. Performance in Studio Class is required for all levels. Musical independence skills such as sight reading and part singing are stressed. Student has the option to present a Sophomore Recital at the end of this course of study.