Music (MUS)

MUS 1500     Voice I     2 Credit Hours

Equivalent: MUS 1810

This course is designed for students who have had little or no previous vocal or musical instruction. It covers the rudiments of vocal technique, music reading and basic keyboard skills, in order to improve the student's singing voice as well as his/her ability to read and learn songs without the aid of recordings. Basic diction in foreign languages may be covered in accordance to specific student interests. The course includes in-class performances by the students. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 2

GE Outcomes: Aesthetic Awareness


MUS 1510     Piano I     2 Credit Hours

This is an introductory course designed for students who have had very little or no piano instruction. The course will include the essentials of music reading and keyboard theory including triads (chords) in all keys. Practice facilities are available at scheduled times. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 2

GE Outcomes: Aesthetic Awareness


MUS 1521     Fundamental Ear Training and Sight Singing     2 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).

In this fundamental level course, the student will work to achieve fluency at the recognition of note and rest values, time signatures, notation in treble/bass clefs, and conducting patterns in simple and compound meters. Through aural recognition of tonal elements in major keys, the student will sing and transcribe individual notes, intervals, and short melodic lines. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 2


MUS 1530     Fundamentals of Music     2 Credit Hours

Equivalent: MUS 1610

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).

The student will identify and construct basic elements of music including names of lines and spaces of the treble, bass, and alto clefs; note values and time signatures; major and minor scales; modes; intervals; and triads. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 2

GE Outcomes: Aesthetic Awareness


MUS 1560     Listening to Music: 'Classical' to Jazz     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

This non-technical course is designed to increase interest in all styles of music through the broadening of the student's experience in music and growth in appreciation of music in relation to general culture and history. In order to develop a heightened sense of aesthetic awareness, the course will examine the essential elements of musical composition, develop listening skills and trace the historical progression of major composers and musical styles from the middle ages through the jazz era and is not limited to the western world. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3

GE Outcomes: Aesthetic Awareness


MUS 1570     Guitar I     2 Credit Hours

The student will perform simple chords and chordal progressions, various strumming patterns, and simple melodies. Music reading and elementary theory will be stressed. The student will be required to play at least two complete compositions of a guitar score selected from a required list of compositions. The student will be required to own or have access to an acoustic six-string guitar. Nylon strings are preferred but not required. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 2

GE Outcomes: Aesthetic Awareness


MUS 1585     Listening to Music: World Music     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

This course provides an introduction to the major musical traditions of the world by emphasizing their diversity and uniqueness. The course focuses on folk, ethnic, dance, and ceremonial music from different regions of the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia, and Europe. Concepts such as ethnicity, ethnocentrism, racism, and gender issues are addressed as they apply to each culture individually. This course relies heavily on guided listening of authentic recordings and/or performances. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3

GE Outcomes: Aesthetic Awareness


MUS 1590     Listening to Music: Rock to Hip-Hop     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

Students will trace the development of rock music, beginning with pre-rock influences in jazz, classical, and traditional pop. They will identify the major artistic, technical, historical, social, economic, and entertainment aspects of rock by means of a variety of recorded examples, classroom presentation and written materials. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3

GE Outcomes: Aesthetic Awareness


MUS 1601     Voice II     2 Credit Hours

Equivalent: MUS 1820

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: MUS 1500 or consent of instructor.

This course is designed for those students who have completed Voice I or have a comparable level of vocal and musical proficiency. This course builds up on the same goals as Voice I, with an emphasis on vocal exercises and performance techniques. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 2

GE Outcomes: Aesthetic Awareness


MUS 1611     Piano II     2 Credit Hours

Equivalent: MUS 1520

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: MUS 1510 or consent of instructor.

Designed for those students who have completed Piano I or equivalent or instruction that has taken the student to the comparable level of Piano I. Greater emphasis is placed on piano technique and keyboard theory. Early intermediate level piano literature is introduced as well as appropriate level material chosen by the student. Practice facilities are available at scheduled times. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 2

GE Outcomes: Aesthetic Awareness


MUS 1620     Ear Training and Sight Singing I     2 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

The student will write melodies which are dictated, will learn sight reading of melodies, and will emphasize aural rather than theoretical music. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 2


MUS 1630     Music Theory I     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: MUS 1530 or equivalent.

This course is designed to provide the student with the necessary tools to harmonize a given bass or soprano line in the style of Bach. The major/minor system is covered extensively. Topics include identification of all triads and seventh chords and their inversions, use and analysis of tonal harmony, cadences and non-harmonic tones. Additionally, works of Bach and others will be analyzed (with special emphasis on chorales). The course focuses on part-writing, but students that wish to do so may write the assignments in keyboard style. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


MUS 1671     Guitar II     2 Credit Hours

Equivalent: MUS 1580

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: MUS 1570 or consent of instructor.

A thorough knowledge of the material taught in Guitar I is necessary in order to qualify for Guitar II. Students will execute advanced chords and chordal progressions with various strumming and picking patterns. They will develop advanced music reading skills that will enable them to undertake the study of classical guitar and flamenco guitar. They will be required to play at least two complete compositions of a guitar score from a required list of com-positions. The student will also play major scales using only fretted strings. The student will be required to own, purchase, or have access to a non-amplified 6-string guitar from the outset of the class. Nylon strings are preferred but not required. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 2

GE Outcomes: Aesthetic Awareness


MUS 1751     Small Ensemble/Combo     1 Credit Hour

Equivalent: MUS 1661

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

The student will participate in rehearsals and performances of suitable ensemble music. The ensemble will meet once each week for three hours and will perform publicly at least once each semester. With consent of instructor's, this course may be elected eight times. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 1752     Small Ensemble/Combo     1 Credit Hour

Equivalent: MUS 1662

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

The student will participate in rehearsals and performances of suitable ensemble music. The ensemble will meet once each week for three hours and will perform publicly at least once each semester. With consent of instructor's, this course may be elected eight times. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 1753     Small Ensemble/Combo     1 Credit Hour

Equivalent: MUS 1663

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

The student will participate in rehearsals and performances of suitable ensemble music. The ensemble will meet once each week for three hours and will perform publicly at least once each semester. With consent of instructor's, this course may be elected eight times. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 1754     Small Ensemble/Combo     1 Credit Hour

Equivalent: MUS 1664

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

The student will participate in rehearsals and performances of suitable ensemble music. The ensemble will meet once each week for three hours and will perform publicly at least once each semester. With consent of instructor's, this course may be elected eight times. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 1755     Small Ensemble/Combo     1 Credit Hour

Equivalent: MUS 1665

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

The student will participate in rehearsals and performances of suitable ensemble music. The ensemble will meet once each week for three hours and will perform publicly at least once each semester. With consent of instructor's, this course may be elected eight times. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 1756     Small Ensemble/Combo     1 Credit Hour

Equivalent: MUS 1666

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

The student will participate in rehearsals and performances of suitable ensemble music. The ensemble will meet once each week for three hours and will perform publicly at least once each semester. With consent of instructor's, this course may be elected eight times. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 1757     Small Ensemble/Combo     1 Credit Hour

Equivalent: MUS 1667

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

The student will participate in rehearsals and performances of suitable ensemble music. The ensemble will meet once each week for three hours and will perform publicly at least once each semester. With consent of instructor's, this course may be elected eight times. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 1758     Small Ensemble/Combo     1 Credit Hour

Equivalent: MUS 1668

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

The student will participate in rehearsals and performances of suitable ensemble music. The ensemble will meet once each week for three hours and will perform publicly at least once each semester. With consent of instructor's, this course may be elected eight times. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 1761     OCC Chorale     1 Credit Hour

Equivalent: MUS 1710

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

Students will sing choral literature from the Renaissance to the modern, semi-popular, period. They will participate in performances for special assemblies and in concerts for the general public. Information for required audition is available through the program coordinator. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 1762     OCC Chorale     1 Credit Hour

Equivalent: MUS 1720

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

Students will sing choral literature from the Renaissance to the modern, semi-popular, period. They will participate in performances for special assemblies and in concerts for the general public. Information for required audition is available through the program coordinator. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 1763     OCC Chorale     1 Credit Hour

Equivalent: MUS 1730

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

Students will sing choral literature from the Renaissance to the modern, semi-popular, period. They will participate in performances for special assemblies and in concerts for the general public. Information for required audition is available through the program coordinator. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 1764     OCC Chorale     1 Credit Hour

Equivalent: MUS 1740

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

Students will sing choral literature from the Renaissance to the modern, semi-popular, period. They will participate in performances for special assemblies and in concerts for the general public. Information for required audition is available through the program coordinator. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 1765     OCC Chorale     1 Credit Hour

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

Students will sing choral literature from the Renaissance to the modern, semi-popular, period. They will participate in performances for special assemblies and in concerts for the general public. Information for required audition is available through the program coordinator. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 1766     OCC Chorale     1 Credit Hour

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

Students will sing choral literature from the Renaissance to the modern, semi-popular, period. They will participate in performances for special assemblies and in concerts for the general public. Information for required audition is available through the program coordinator. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 1767     OCC Chorale     1 Credit Hour

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

Students will sing choral literature from the Renaissance to the modern, semi-popular, period. They will participate in performances for special assemblies and in concerts for the general public. Information for required audition is available through the program coordinator. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 1768     OCC Chorale     1 Credit Hour

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

Students will sing choral literature from the Renaissance to the modern, semi-popular, period. They will participate in performances for special assemblies and in concerts for the general public. Information for required audition is available through the program coordinator. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 1771     Concert Band     1 Credit Hour

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: Audition or consent of instructor.

Consists of woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Through weekly rehearsals and a variety of performances in conjunction with area concert bands, students will have the opportunity to become familiar with all styles of concert band repertoire. The student is expected to prepare for, and attend all rehearsals and performances. Members of the concert band must provide their own instruments. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 1772     Concert Band     1 Credit Hour

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: Audition or consent of instructor.

Consists of woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Through weekly rehearsals and a variety of performances in conjunction with area concert bands, students will have the opportunity to become familiar with all styles of concert band repertoire. The student is expected to prepare for, and attend all rehearsals and performances. Members of the concert band must provide their own instruments. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 1773     Concert Band     1 Credit Hour

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: Audition or consent of instructor.

Consists of woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Through weekly rehearsals and a variety of performances in conjunction with area concert bands, students will have the opportunity to become familiar with all styles of concert band repertoire. The student is expected to prepare for, and attend all rehearsals and performances. Members of the concert band must provide their own instruments. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 1774     Concert Band     1 Credit Hour

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: Audition or consent of instructor.

Consists of woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Through weekly rehearsals and a variety of performances in conjunction with area concert bands, students will have the opportunity to become familiar with all styles of concert band repertoire. The student is expected to prepare for, and attend all rehearsals and performances. Members of the concert band must provide their own instruments. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 1775     Concert Band     1 Credit Hour

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: Audition or consent of instructor.

Consists of woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Through weekly rehearsals and a variety of performances in conjunction with area concert bands, students will have the opportunity to become familiar with all styles of concert band repertoire. The student is expected to prepare for, and attend all rehearsals and performances. Members of the concert band must provide their own instruments. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 1776     Concert Band     1 Credit Hour

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: Audition or consent of instructor.

Consists of woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Through weekly rehearsals and a variety of performances in conjunction with area concert bands, students will have the opportunity to become familiar with all styles of concert band repertoire. The student is expected to prepare for, and attend all rehearsals and performances. Members of the concert band must provide their own instruments. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 1777     Concert Band     1 Credit Hour

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence ofcourses).
Prerequisite: Audition or consent of instructor.

Consists of woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Through weekly rehearsals and a variety of performances in conjunction with area concert bands, students will have the opportunity to become familiar with all styles of concert band repertoire. The student is expected to prepare for, and attend all rehearsals and performances. Members of the concert band must provide their own instruments. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 1778     Concert Band     1 Credit Hour

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: Audition or consent of instructor.

Consists of woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Through weekly rehearsals and a variety of performances in conjunction with area concert bands, students will have the opportunity to become familiar with all styles of concert band repertoire. The student is expected to prepare for, and attend all rehearsals and performances. Members of the concert band must provide their own instruments. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 1781     Orchestra     1 Credit Hour

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: Audition or consent of instructor.

Orchestra is a performance ensemble that consists of strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Through weekly rehearsals and a variety of performances in conjunction with area orchestras, students will have the opportunity to become familiar with all styles of orchestral repertoire. The student is expected to prepare for, and attend, all rehearsals and performances. Members of the orchestra must provide their own instruments. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 1782     Orchestra     1 Credit Hour

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: Audition or consent of instructor.

Orchestra is a performance ensemble that consists of strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Through weekly rehearsals and a variety of performances in conjunction with area orchestras, students will have the opportunity to become familiar with all styles of orchestral repertoire. The student is expected to prepare for, and attend, all rehearsals and performances. Members of the orchestra must provide their own instruments. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 1783     Orchestra     1 Credit Hour

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: Audition or consent of instructor.

Orchestra is a performance ensemble that consists of strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Through weekly rehearsals and a variety of performances in conjunction with area orchestras, students will have the opportunity to become familiar with all styles of orchestral repertoire. The student is expected to prepare for, and attend, all rehearsals and performances. Members of the orchestra must provide their own instruments. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 1784     Orchestra     1 Credit Hour

Prerequisite: Audition or consent of instructor.

Orchestra is a performance ensemble that consists of strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Through weekly rehearsals and a variety of performances in conjunction with area orchestras, students will have the opportunity to become familiar with all styles of orchestral repertoire. The student is expected to prepare for, and attend, all rehearsals and performances. Members of the orchestra must provide their own instruments. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 1785     Orchestra     1 Credit Hour

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: Audition or consent of instructor.

Orchestra is a performance ensemble that consists of strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Through weekly rehearsals and a variety of performances in conjunction with area orchestras, students will have the opportunity to become familiar with all styles of orchestral repertoire. The student is expected to prepare for, and attend, all rehearsals and performances. Members of the orchestra must provide their own instruments. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 1786     Orchestra     1 Credit Hour

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: Audition or consent of instructor.

Orchestra is a performance ensemble that consists of strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Through weekly rehearsals and a variety of performances in conjunction with area orchestras, students will have the opportunity to become familiar with all styles of orchestral repertoire. The student is expected to prepare for, and attend, all rehearsals and performances. Members of the orchestra must provide their own instruments. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 1787     Orchestra     1 Credit Hour

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: Audition or consent of instructor.

Orchestra is a performance ensemble that consists of strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Through weekly rehearsals and a variety of performances in conjunction with area orchestras, students will have the opportunity to become familiar with all styles of orchestral repertoire. The student is expected to prepare for, and attend, all rehearsals and performances. Members of the orchestra must provide their own instruments. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 1788     Orchestra     1 Credit Hour

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: Audition or consent of instructor.

Orchestra is a performance ensemble that consists of strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Through weekly rehearsals and a variety of performances in conjunction with area orchestras, students will have the opportunity to become familiar with all styles of orchestral repertoire. The student is expected to prepare for, and attend, all rehearsals and performances. Members of the orchestra must provide their own instruments. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 1791     OCC Stage/Jazz Band     1 Credit Hour

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: High school marching band skill level or equivalent is required or consent of instructor.

The OCC Stage/Jazz Band is a performing ensemble specializing in standard big band and jazz charts as well as modern arrangements. Instrumentation consists of saxophones (alto/tenor/baritone), trumpets, trombones, bass (upright or guitar), guitar, drums, and piano. Except for drums and piano, members must provide their own instruments. Rentals are available through local music stores. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 1792     OCC Stage/Jazz Band     1 Credit Hour

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: High school marching band skill level or equivalent is required or consent of instructor.

The OCC Stage/Jazz Band is a performing ensemble specializing in standard big band and jazz charts as well as modern arrangements. Instrumentation consists of saxophones (alto/tenor/baritone), trumpets, trombones, bass (upright or guitar), guitar, drums, and piano. Except for drums and piano, members must provide their own instruments. Rentals are available through local music stores. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 1793     OCC Stage/Jazz Band     1 Credit Hour

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: High school marching band skill level or equivalent is required or consent of instructor.

The OCC Stage/Jazz Band is a performing ensemble specializing in standard big band and jazz charts as well as modern arrangements. Instrumentation consists of saxophones (alto/tenor/baritone), trumpets, trombones, bass (upright or guitar), guitar, drums, and piano. Except for drums and piano, members must provide their own instruments. Rentals are available through local music stores. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 1794     OCC Stage/Jazz Band     1 Credit Hour

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: High school marching band skill level or equivalent is required or consent of instructor.

The OCC Stage/Jazz Band is a performing ensemble specializing in standard big band and jazz charts as well as modern arrangements. Instrumentation consists of saxophones (alto/tenor/baritone), trumpets, trombones, bass (upright or guitar), guitar, drums, and piano. Except for drums and piano, members must provide their own instruments. Rentals are available through local music stores. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 1795     OCC Stage/Jazz Band     1 Credit Hour

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: High school marching band skill level or equivalent is required or consent of instructor.

The OCC Stage/Jazz Band is a performing ensemble specializing in standard big band and jazz charts as well as modern arrangements. Instrumentation consists of saxophones (alto/tenor/baritone), trumpets, trombones, bass (upright or guitar), guitar, drums, and piano. Except for drums and piano, members must provide their own instruments. Rentals are available through local music stores. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 1796     OCC Stage/Jazz Band     1 Credit Hour

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: High school marching band skill level or equivalent is required or consent of instructor.

The OCC Stage/Jazz Band is a performing ensemble specializing in standard big band and jazz charts as well as modern arrangements. Instrumentation consists of saxophones (alto/tenor/baritone), trumpets, trombones, bass (upright or guitar), guitar, drums, and piano. Except for drums and piano, members must provide their own instruments. Rentals are available through local music stores. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 1797     OCC Stage/Jazz Band     1 Credit Hour

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: High school marching band skill level or equivalent is required or consent of instructor.

The OCC Stage/Jazz Band is a performing ensemble specializing in standard big band and jazz charts as well as modern arrangements. Instrumentation consists of saxophones (alto/tenor/baritone), trumpets, trombones, bass (upright or guitar), guitar, drums, and piano. Except for drums and piano, members must provide their own instruments. Rentals are available through local music stores. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 1798     OCC Stage/Jazz Band     1 Credit Hour

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: High school marching band skill level or equivalent is required or consent of instructor.

The OCC Stage/Jazz Band is a performing ensemble specializing in standard big band and jazz charts as well as modern arrangements. Instrumentation consists of saxophones (alto/tenor/baritone), trumpets, trombones, bass (upright or guitar), guitar, drums, and piano. Except for drums and piano, members must provide their own instruments. Rentals are available through local music stores. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 2521     Ear Training and Sight Singing II     2 Credit Hours

Equivalent: MUS 1640

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: MUS 1620

The student will write melodies more difficult than in MUS 1620 with two-part dictations being given along with simple three- and four-part harmonies. The emphasis will be on the aural aspects of harmony rather than the theoretical aspects as well as more advanced sight singing exercises. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 2


MUS 2530     Music Theory II     3 Credit Hours

Equivalent: MUS 1650

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: MUS 1630

This course continues the study of music theory that was introduced in Music Theory I. Topics include the use and analysis of all chromatic chords and non-harmonic tones, enharmonic, pivot and chromatic modulations, and chords with added tones. The course focuses on part-writing, but students that wish to do so may write the assignments in keyboard style. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


MUS 2551     Applied Music: Vocal or Instrumental Instruction     1 Credit Hour

Prerequisite: Consent of OCC music faculty.

A sequence of private studio lessons in voice or the instrument of the student's choice. The student will study with instructors approved by the College and should be prepared to pay a weekly lesson fee in addition to tuition. Individual lesson arrangements should be made through OCC music faculty prior to enrollment in the course. Students are expected to provide musical instruments. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 2552     Applied Music: Vocal or Instrumental Instruction     1 Credit Hour

Prerequisite: Consent of OCC music faculty.

A sequence of private studio lessons in voice or the instrument of the student's choice. The student will study with instructors approved by the College and should be prepared to pay a weekly lesson fee in addition to tuition. Individual lesson arrangements should be made through OCC music faculty prior to enrollment in the course. Students are expected to provide musical instruments. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 2553     Applied Music: Vocal or Instrumental Instruction     1 Credit Hour

Prerequisite: Consent of OCC music faculty.

A sequence of private studio lessons in voice or the instrument of the student's choice. The student will study with instructors approved by the College and should be prepared to pay a weekly lesson fee in addition to tuition. Individual lesson arrangements should be made through OCC music faculty prior to enrollment in the course. Students are expected to provide musical instruments. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 2554     Applied Music: Vocal or Instrumental Instruction     1 Credit Hour

Prerequisite: Consent of OCC music faculty.

A sequence of private studio lessons in voice or the instrument of the student's choice. The student will study with instructors approved by the College and should be prepared to pay a weekly lesson fee in addition to tuition. Individual lesson arrangements should be made through OCC music faculty prior to enrollment in the course. Students are expected to provide musical instruments. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 2555     Applied Music: Vocal or Instrumental Instruction     1 Credit Hour

Prerequisite: Consent of OCC music faculty.

A sequence of private studio lessons in voice or the instrument of the student's choice. The student will study with instructors approved by the College and should be prepared to pay a weekly lesson fee in addition to tuition. Individual lesson arrangements should be made through OCC music faculty prior to enrollment in the course. Students are expected to provide musical instruments. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 2556     Applied Music: Vocal or Instrumental Instruction     1 Credit Hour

Prerequisite: Consent of OCC music faculty.

A sequence of private studio lessons in voice or the instrument of the student's choice. The student will study with instructors approved by the College and should be prepared to pay a weekly lesson fee in addition to tuition. Individual lesson arrangements should be made through OCC music faculty prior to enrollment in the course. Students are expected to provide musical instruments. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 2557     Applied Music: Vocal or Instrumental Instruction     1 Credit Hour

Prerequisite: Consent of OCC music faculty.

A sequence of private studio lessons in voice or the instrument of the student's choice. The student will study with instructors approved by the College and should be prepared to pay a weekly lesson fee in addition to tuition. Individual lesson arrangements should be made through OCC music faculty prior to enrollment in the course. Students are expected to provide musical instruments. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 2558     Applied Music: Vocal or Instrumental Instruction     1 Credit Hour

Prerequisite: Consent of OCC music faculty.

A sequence of private studio lessons in voice or the instrument of the student's choice. The student will study with instructors approved by the College and should be prepared to pay a weekly lesson fee in addition to tuition. Individual lesson arrangements should be made through OCC music faculty prior to enrollment in the course. Students are expected to provide musical instruments. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 2560     Conducting     2 Credit Hours

Equivalent: MUS 1860

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: MUS 1630

This course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to the basic conducting and rehearsal techniques of both vocal and instrumental ensembles. The students are given the opportunity to practice the techniques learned during the semester by periodically conducting the rest of the class. Depending on availability, the students who wish to do so may conduct one of the college ensembles during a rehearsal. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 2


MUS 2630     Music Theory: Jazz     2 Credit Hours

Equivalent: MUS 1680

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: MUS 2530

This course is designed to provide the student with a thorough foundation in the music elements that characterize jazz, through lectures and class assignments in: musical analysis, contemporary nomenclature, scales, writing jazz bass lines, structuring melodic lines, standard forms, constructing a solo, basic horn transposition, and modes. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 2


MUS 2640     Music Composition: Art Music     2 Credit Hours

Equivalent: MUS 2021

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL courses).
Prerequisite: MUS 2530.

This course requires students to compose two pieces during the semester. Project one is the exposition of a piano sonata. Project two is an art song, for two or more instruments, in the 'classical' style of the student's choice. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 2


MUS 2651     Special Topics in Music     3 Credit Hours

Equivalent: MUS 2501

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).

The purpose of the Special Topics courses is to provide students with an in-depth study of a specific major subject in music, such as a specific period, composer or group of composers, performance practices, etc. The subject covered varies each semester in accordance with students' interests or needs and will be announced in the corresponding Schedule of Classes. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


MUS 2652     Special Topics in Music     3 Credit Hours

Equivalent: MUS 2502

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).

The purpose of the Special Topics courses is to provide students with an in-depth study of a specific major subject in music, such as a specific period, composer or group of composers, performance practices, etc. The subject covered varies each semester in accordance with students' interests or needs and will be announced in the corresponding Schedule of Classes. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


MUS 2653     Special Topics in Music     3 Credit Hours

Equivalent: MUS 2503

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).

The purpose of the Special Topics courses is to provide students with an in-depth study of a specific major subject in music, such as a specific period, composer or group of composers, performance practices, etc. The subject covered varies each semester in accordance with students' interests or needs and will be announced in the corresponding Schedule of Classes. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


MUS 2654     Special Topics in Music     3 Credit Hours

Equivalent: MUS 2504

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).

The purpose of the Special Topics courses is to provide students with an in-depth study of a specific major subject in music, such as a specific period, composer or group of composers, performance practices, etc. The subject covered varies each semester in accordance with students' interests or needs and will be announced in the corresponding Schedule of Classes. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


MUS 2655     Special Topics in Music     3 Credit Hours

Equivalent: MUS 2505

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).

The purpose of the Special Topics courses is to provide students with an in-depth study of a specific major subject in music, such as a specific period, composer or group of composers, performance practices, etc. The subject covered varies each semester in accordance with students' interests or needs and will be announced in the corresponding Schedule of Classes. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


MUS 2656     Special Topics in Music     3 Credit Hours

Equivalent: MUS 2506

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).

The purpose of the Special Topics courses is to provide students with an in-depth study of a specific major subject in music, such as a specific period, composer or group of composers, performance practices, etc. The subject covered varies each semester in accordance with students' interests or needs and will be announced in the corresponding Schedule of Classes. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


MUS 2657     Special Topics in Music     3 Credit Hours

Equivalent: MUS 2507

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).

The purpose of the Special Topics courses is to provide students with an in-depth study of a specific major subject in music, such as a specific period, composer or group of composers, performance practices, etc. The subject covered varies each semester in accordance with students' interests or needs and will be announced in the corresponding Schedule of Classes. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


MUS 2658     Special Topics in Music     3 Credit Hours

Equivalent: MUS 2508

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).

The purpose of the Special Topics courses is to provide students with an in-depth study of a specific major subject in music, such as a specific period, composer or group of composers, performance practices, etc. The subject covered varies each semester in accordance with students' interests or needs and will be announced in the corresponding Schedule of Classes. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


MUS 2659     Special Topics in Music     3 Credit Hours

Equivalent: MUS 2509

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).

The purpose of the Special Topics courses is to provide students with an in-depth study of a specific major subject in music, such as a specific period, composer or group of composers, performance practices, etc. The subject covered varies each semester in accordance with students' interests or needs and will be announced in the corresponding Schedule of Classes. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


MUS 2730     Jazz Improvisation     2 Credit Hours

Equivalent: MUS 1690

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: MUS 2630

This course covers the fundamentals of jazz improvisation through a series of exercises and in-class performances. The techniques addressed include the blues and the blues scale, the II-V-I and similar chord progressions, and the use of chord tones, and select scales and modes to improvise solo lines. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 2


MUS 2740     Music Composition: Standard Forms     2 Credit Hours

Equivalent: MUS 2011

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: MUS 2530

This course takes an in-depth look into the songs of composers such as Gershwin, Rogers and Hart, Porter and Sondheim, in order to fully understand their compositional styles and techniques. The students are given the opportunity to write arrangements or original music in accordance with these composers' styles and techniques. Students are required to write two original songs or arrangements during the semester. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 2


MUS 2810     Recital/Special Project     1 Credit Hour

Equivalent: MUS 2601

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

The student will prepare and perform or present a recital or culminating music project (such as a composition or musical arrangement) during the semester in which the student is registered. Ensemble performances or presentations are acceptable. All recital programs or music projects, as well as performance dates and venues (if applicable) must be approved individually by the instructor. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 2811     Recital/Special Project     1 Credit Hour

Equivalent: MUS 2602

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

The student will prepare and perform or present a recital or culminating music project (such as a composition or musical arrangement) during the semester in which the student is registered. Ensemble performances or presentations are acceptable. All recital programs or music projects, as well as performance dates and venues (if applicable) must be approved individually by the instructor. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 2812     Recital/Special Project     1 Credit Hour

Equivalent: MUS 2603

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

The student will prepare and perform or present a recital or culminating music project (such as a composition or musical arrangement) during the semester in which the student is registered. Ensemble performances or presentations are acceptable. All recital programs or music projects, as well as performance dates and venues (if applicable) must be approved individually by the instructor. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 2813     Recital/Special Project     1 Credit Hour

Equivalent: MUS 2604

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

The student will prepare and perform or present a recital or culminating music project (such as a composition or musical arrangement) during the semester in which the student is registered. Ensemble performances or presentations are acceptable. All recital programs or music projects, as well as performance dates and venues (if applicable) must be approved individually by the instructor. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 2814     Recital/Special Project     1 Credit Hour

Equivalent: MUS 2605

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

The student will prepare and perform or present a recital or culminating music project (such as a composition or musical arrangement) during the semester in which the student is registered. Ensemble performances or presentations are acceptable. All recital programs or music projects, as well as performance dates and venues (if applicable) must be approved individually by the instructor. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1


MUS 2815     Recital/Special Project     1 Credit Hour

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

The student will prepare and perform or present a recital or culminating music project (such as a composition or musical arrangement) during the semester in which the student is registered. Ensemble performances or presentations are acceptable. All recital programs or music projects, as well as performance dates and venues (if applicable) must be approved individually by the instructor. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1