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MUIVI Course Descriptions

MUIVI 310
Voice Class I
2 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 18 hours LAB
Students will experience basic training in the correct use of the singing voice, vocal techniques, and repertoire. This course is strongly recommended for vocal majors, but open to all students desiring to begin the study of voice.
MUIVI 311
Voice Class II
2 Units
Prerequisite: MUIVI 310 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 18 hours LAB
Students will experience basic training in the correct use of the singing voice, vocal techniques, and repertoire. This course is strongly recommended for vocal majors, but open to all students desiring to begin the study of voice.
MUIVI 320
Voice Class III
2 Units
Prerequisite: MUIVI 311 with a grade of "C" or better; Entrance skills necessary to be successful in MUIVI 320 provide the student with sequentially planned experiences in correct posture, breathing, tone production, diction, legato technique, stage deportment, memorization and song interpretation. Students will have had experience in self evaluation and vocal evaluation of peers. Students will have experienced translation and paraphrase of Italian and German texts to English. Alignment of exit skills from MUIVI 311 to entrance skills from MUIVI 320 will enable students to work quickly and efficiently to manage their practice and study times. MUIVI 311 is a sequential prerequisite to MUIVI 320.
General Education: AA/AS Area I (effective Summer 2015)
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 18 hours LAB
This course provides opportunity for vocal exercise and intellectual analysis in the development of efficient singing technique and skill in performing vocal literature. Performance in class and in recital is essential. The course is strongly recommended for vocal majors. Students may wish to challenge the prerequisite on the basis of equivalent experience.
MUIVI 321
Voice Class IV
2 Units
Prerequisite: MUIVI 320 with a grade of "C" or better; Upon entering the course the student should be able to: 1) Read and pronounce languages (English, Italian and German) in the International Phonetic Alphabet; 2) Demonstrate a basic understanding of singing skills through performance of classical art songs and/or arias and recitatives. Rationale: These skills are taught in MUIVI 320 and are in the fundamental sequence for development of the singing voice. MUIVI 320 is a sequential prerequisite to MUIVI 321. MUIVI 321 is the final semester of the sequence of courses in voice instruction.
General Education: AA/AS Area I (effective Summer 2015)
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 18 hours LAB
This course provides opportunity for vocal exercise and intellectual analysis in the development of efficient singing technique and skill in performing vocal literature. Performance in class and in recital is essential. The course is strongly recommended for vocal majors. Students may wish to challenge the prerequisite on the basis of equivalent experience.
MUIVI 340
Beginning Piano
2 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 18 hours LAB
Course is based on conceptual learning which is transferable to all areas of music study. Group activities include ear training, repertoire, sight reading and transposition, technique, improvisation, and written work. Goals are literacy and creativity in music through keyboard application. Recommended for all music majors, pre-school and elementary teachers, and required for non-keyboard music majors.
MUIVI 341
Piano II
2 Units
Prerequisite: MUIVI 340 with a grade of "C" or better; or have beginning training in playing piano, determined by the professor per an evaluation for the level of proficiency.
General Education: CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 18 hours LAB
This is the second in a series of four consecutive group piano classes - successful completion of MUIVI 340 with a 'C' or better or a comparable experience is required for enrollment. Students will learn ensemble and solo works, acquire basic rhythmic skills, and will develop fundamental keyboard and music theory skills beyond the major and minor five-note patterns. This course is designed for both music majors planning to transfer as well as for students who are studying primarily for personal enjoyment. Specific skills students will develop include sight reading, improvising, listening skills, primary root position triads, hand-over-hand major and minor arpeggios, intervals, fingering, notation, time signatures, dynamics, basic harmonization, major key signatures, and various methods of tone production.
MUIVI 350
Intermediate Piano
2 Units
Prerequisite: MUIVI 341 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 18 hours LAB
This is the third in a series of four consecutive group piano classes - successful completion of MUIVI 341 with a 'C' or better (or a comparable experience) is required for enrollment. Students will learn ensemble and solo works, develop more complex rhythmic skills, and will develop fundamental keyboard and music theory skills beyond the major and minor five-note patterns. This course is designed for both music majors planning to transfer as well as for students who are studying primarily for personal enjoyment. Specific skills students will develop include sight reading, improvising, listening skills, primary root position triads, hand-over-hand major and minor arpeggios, intervals, fingering, notation, time signatures, dynamics, basic harmonization, major key signatures, and various methods of tone production.
MUIVI 351
Piano IV
2 Units
Prerequisite: MUIVI 350 with a grade of "C" or better; or have an intermediate training in piano, determined by the professor per an evaluation for the level of proficiency.
General Education: CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 18 hours LAB
This is the fourth in a series of four consecutive group piano classes - successful completion of MUIVI 350 with a 'C' or better (or a comparable experience) is required for enrollment. Students will learn ensemble and solo works, develop more complex rhythmic skills, and will develop fundamental keyboard and music theory skills comparable to advanced level repertoire. This course is designed for both music majors planning to transfer as well as for students who are studying primarily for personal enjoyment. Specific skills students will develop include sight reading, improvising, listening skills, primary root position triads, hand-over-hand major and minor arpeggios, intervals, fingering, notation, time signatures, dynamics, basic harmonization, major key signatures, and various methods of tone production.
MUIVI 370
Beginning Guitar
2 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 18 hours LAB
Beginning instruction on the guitar with emphasis on the fundamentals of music as well as basic guitar chord technique and accompaniment figurations.
MUIVI 371
Intermediate Guitar
2 Units
Prerequisite: MUIVI 370 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 18 hours LAB
A continuation of MUIVI 370 with emphasis on increased skills in chording, arpeggiation, accompaniment, improvisation, melodic reading, and development of personal style. Students may wish to challenge the prerequisite on the basis of equivalent experience.
MUIVI 385
Jazz Styles and Improvisation
2 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Ability to play a melodic instrument or ability to sing; ability to read music.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB
This course is the study of instrumental and vocal application of jazz improvisation.
MUIVI 386
Jazz Styles and Improvisation
2 Units
Prerequisite: MUIVI 385 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB
This course is the study of advanced instrumental and vocal applications of jazz improvisation.
MUIVI 410
Applied Music
1 Unit
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: MUFHL 402, 404, 412, or 414; Select one large performing ensemble from the following: MUP 310, MUP 312, MUP 330, MUP 335, MUP 357, MUP 358, MUP 360, or MUP 362.
Enrollment Limitation: Audition required.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
This course consists of individualized study of the appropriate techniques and repertoire for the specific instrument or voice being studied. The emphasis is on the progressive development of skills needed for solo performance. The course involves instrumental or vocal study requiring a minimum of one-half hour per week of individual study through one-on-one instruction for a minimum of 18 weeks. The course also meets one hour per week on campus for instruction and performance. This course may be repeated to meet the major requirement for transfer to CSU, Sacramento, or to other universities with a similar transfer requirement.
MUIVI 495
Independent Studies in Music Instrumental/Voice Instruction
1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 54 hours LEC
An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies. This independent study course is designed to provide instrumental training not offered in other CRC music classes. Components of the course may include private or group instruction, solo and ensemble work, accompanying experience, and programmed learning in music fundamentals and music technology. The course may also be designed for students interested in developing tutorial and/or instrumental skills.
MUIVI 499
Experimental Offering in Music Instrumental/Voice Instruction
.5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB