MAIN MENU

Music

MUP Course Descriptions

MUP 310
Orchestra
2 Units
Prerequisite: Students should be able to read music and perform on an orchestral instrument (violin, viola, cello, bass, piccolo, flute, clarinet, double reed, trumpet, French horn, trombone, or percussion) for music that is composed for string orchestra and symphony orchestra, which will be determined by the instructor based upon an audition process.
General Education: CSU Area C1
Enrollment Limitation: Students will be admitted to this course by audition only. Audition times and dates will be announced by the department.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course covers the study and performance of orchestral music. It is open to all students who read music and perform on an orchestral instrument (violin, viola, cello, bass, piccolo, flute, clarinet, double reed, trumpet, french horn, trombone, or percussion.) This course includes public performances and field trips, and meets requirements for music majors and minors. Students study and perform music literature composed for string orchestra and symphony orchestra. This course may be repeated to meet the major requirement for transfer to CSU, Sacramento, or to other universities with a similar transfer requirement. Students may be required to provide their own instruments. (C-ID MUS 180)
MUP 312
Orchestra
1 Unit
Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Limitation: Students will be admitted to this course by audition only. Audition times and dates will be announced by the department.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB
This course covers the study and performance of orchestral music. It is open to all students who read music and perform on an orchestral instrument (violin, viola, cello, bass, piccolo, flute, clarinet, double reed, trumpet, french horn, trombone, or percussion.) This course includes public performances and field trips, and meets requirements for music majors and minors. Students study and perform music literature composed for string orchestra and symphony orchestra. This course may be repeated to meet the major requirement for transfer to CSU, Sacramento, or to other universities with a similar transfer requirement. Students may be required to provide their own instruments. (C-ID MUS 180)
MUP 320
Jazz Band
2 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course includes the study and performance of jazz including stage routines and special arrangements. Public performances are required. This course may be repeated to meet the major requirement for transfer to CSU, Long Beach, or to other universities with a similar transfer requirement.
MUP 321
Advanced Jazz Band
1-2 Units
Prerequisite: MUP 320 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 108 hours LAB
This course is for the continuing study and performance of Jazz Band repertoire. Additional topics include rehearsal technique and improvisation. Public performance and field trips are required. Performance participation will be by audition. This course may be taken a maximum of four times to meet the major requirement for transfer to CSU, Long Beach, or to other universities with a similar transfer requirement.
MUP 330
Concert Band
2 Units
Prerequisite: Student should be able to read music and perform on a concert band instrument (piccolo, flute, clarinet, double reed, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, baritone, tuba, string bass or percussion). for music that is composed for a concert band, which will be determined by the instructor based upon an audition process.
Enrollment Limitation: Students will be admitted to this course by audition only. Audition times and dates will be announced by the department.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course covers the study and performance of concert band music. It is open to students who read music and perform on a concert band instrument (piccolo, flute, clarinet, double reed, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, euphonium, baritone, tuba, string bass or percussion). This course includes public performances and field trips, and meets requirements for music majors and minors. Students study and perform music literature composed for concert band. This course may be repeated to meet the major requirement for transfer to CSU, Sacramento, or to other universities with a similar transfer requirement. Students may be required to provide their own instruments. (C-ID MUS 180)
MUP 335
Concert Band
1 Unit
Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Limitation: Audition will be required for admission to this course. Audition times and dates will be announced by the department.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB
This course covers the study and performance of concert band music. It is open to students who read music and perform on a concert band instrument (piccolo, flute, clarinet, double reed, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, baritone, tuba, string bass or percussion). This course includes public performances and field trips, and meets requirements for music majors and minors. Students study and perform music literature composed for concert band. This course may be repeated to meet the major requirement for transfer to CSU, Sacramento, or to other universities with a similar transfer requirement. Students may be required to provide their own instruments. (C-ID MUS 180)
MUP 350
Concert Choir I
2 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MUP 357, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.
General Education: CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course covers the study and performance of standard vocal literature from the 16th century to the modern period. Students are urged to enter during their freshman year. Public performances are required. This course may be taken a maximum of four times to meet the major requirement for transfer to CSU, Sacramento, or to other universities with a similar transfer requirement. (C-ID MUS 180)
MUP 353
Contemporary Gospel Choir
2 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course is designed for the college student who is interested in learning the history of gospel music, improving their general musicianship, enhancing their vocal technique, and performing chorale repertoire from different eras of gospel music. No previous musical experience is necessary. Multiple public performances of the repertoire rehearsed and learned, and a brief biographic paper on a gospel figure are required. This course may be repeated to meet the major requirement for transfer to CSU, Dominguez Hills, or to other universities with a similar transfer requirement.
MUP 357
College Chorus
2 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1
Enrollment Limitation: Voice placement or audition required.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course is designed for the college student who is interested in a musical experience. Singers study and perform standard choral literature. Ability to match pitch, maintain rhythmic integrity and produce a good tone will be assessed by voice placement or audition in the initial rehearsals. This course may be repeated to meet the major requirement for transfer to CSU, Sacramento, or to other universities with a similar transfer requirement. (C-ID MUS 180)
MUP 358
College Chorus Chorale
1 Unit
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I (effective Summer 2015)
Enrollment Limitation: Voice placement or audition required.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB
This course is designed for the college student who is interested in a musical experience. Singers study and perform standard choral literature. Ability to match pitch, maintain rhythmic integrity and produce a good tone will be assessed by voice placement or by audition during the initial rehearsals. This course may be repeated to meet the major requirement for transfer to CSU, Sacramento, or to other universities with a similar transfer requirement. (C-ID MUS 180)
MUP 360
Chamber Singers
2 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MUP 350 or 357; Students are strongly advised to document previous choral experience.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1
Enrollment Limitation: Audition required.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 72 hours LAB
Singers study and perform standard choral literature, especially written for chamber ensemble. Prospective members should have considerable previous choral experience. Public performances are required. Singers will perform outside of class, including evening concerts, participation in collegiate choral festivals, and on short tours. Ability to match pitch, maintain rhythmic integrity and produce a good tone will be assessed by voice placement or by audition in the initial rehearsals. This course may be repeated to meet the major requirement for transfer to CSU, Sacramento, or to other universities with a similar transfer requirement. (C-ID MUS 180)
MUP 362
Chamber Singers Chorale
1 Unit
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MUP 350, 357, or 358; Students are strongly advised to document previous choral experience.
General Education: AA/AS Area I (effective Summer 2015)
Enrollment Limitation: Audition required.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB
Singers study and perform standard choral literature, especially written for chamber ensemble. Prospective members should have considerable previous choral experience. Public performances are required. Singers will perform outside of class, including evening concerts, participation in collegiate choral festivals, choral exchanges, and on short tours. Ability to match pitch, maintain rhythmic integrity and produce a good tone will be assessed by audition during the initial rehearsals. This course may be repeated to meet the major requirement for transfer to CSU, Sacramento, or to other universities with a similar transfer requirement. (C-ID MUS 180)
MUP 422
Special Ensemble Participation
.5-2 Units
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: MUP 310 or MUP 320 or MUP 330, or MUP 357, or the equivalent (may be taken previously)
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
This course is open to all students who sing, or play a musical instrument. Instrumentation of groups will vary, including jazz combo, piano quintet, guitar ensemble, and related music as well as choral groups. The course may be taken four times for credit.
MUP 424
Commercial Music Ensemble
2 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Ability to play at least one instrument or vocalize in a popular style.
Enrollment Limitation: audition/demonstrated instrumental or vocal skill
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course involves the rehearsal and performance of contemporary pop and commercial styles, including rock, jazz, rhythm and blues, soul, folk, urban styles, country, and world beat.
MUP 495
Independent Studies in Music Performance
1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 54 hours LEC; 162 hours LAB
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.
MUP 499
Experimental Offering in Music Performance
.5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB