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MUP Course Descriptions

MUP 310 Orchestra

Units: 2

Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

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.

Enrollment Limitation:

Students will be admitted to this course by audition only. Audition times and dates will be announced by the department.

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID MUS 180

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1 PERFORM ORCHESTRAL MUSIC (P-SLO 1, P-SLO 2, P-SLO 3, P-SLO 4)

MUP 312 Orchestra

Units: 1

Hours: 9 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Enrollment Limitation:

Students will be admitted to this course by audition only. Audition times and dates will be announced by the department.

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID MUS 180

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

•SLO 1 PERFORM ORCHESTRAL MUSIC (P-SLO 1, P-SLO 2, P-SLO 3, P-SLO 4)

MUP 320 Jazz Band

Units: 2

Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

ACQUIRE PHYSICAL SKILLS/DEXTERITY ON JAZZ INSTRUMENTS (SLO #1; PSLO #1).

MUP 321 Advanced Jazz Band

Units: 1 - 2

Hours: 54 - 108 hours LAB

Prerequisite: MUP 320 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU; UC

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

ACQUIRE PHYSICAL SKILLS/DEXTERITY ON JAZZ INSTRUMENTS (SLO #1; PSLO #1).

MUP 330 Concert Band

Units: 2

Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

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.

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID MUS 180

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1 PERFORM CONCERT BAND MUSIC (P-SLO 1, P-SLO 2, P-SLO 3, P-SLO 4)

MUP 335 Concert Band

Units: 1

Hours: 9 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Enrollment Limitation:

Audition will be required for admission to this course. Audition times and dates will be announced by the department.

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID MUS 180

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1 PERFORM CONCERT BAND MUSIC (P-SLO 1, P-SLO 2, P-SLO 3, P-SLO 4)

MUP 350 Concert Choir I

Units: 2

Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: MUP 357, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID MUS 180

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: PERFORM AND UNDERSTAND CHORAL MUSIC THROUGH THE AGES.

MUP 353 Contemporary Gospel Choir

Units: 2

Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

Establish an historical, geographical and chronological context of music (SLO #1; PSLO #3).

MUP 357 College Chorus

Units: 2

Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Enrollment Limitation:

Voice placement or audition required.

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID MUS 180

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: PERFORM AND UNDERSTAND CHORAL MUSIC THROUGH THE AGES.

MUP 358 College Chorus Chorale

Units: 1

Hours: 9 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Enrollment Limitation:

Voice placement or audition required.

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID MUS 180

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

PERFORM AND UNDERSTAND CHORAL MUSIC THROUGH THE AGES. (SLO 1, P-SLO 3)

MUP 360 Chamber Singers

Units: 2

Hours: 18 hours LEC; 72 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: MUP 350 or 357; Students are strongly advised to document previous choral experience.

Enrollment Limitation:

Audition required.

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID MUS 180

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: PERFORM AND UNDERSTAND CHORAL MUSIC THROUGH THE AGES, ESPECIALLY MUSIC WRITTEN FOR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE.

MUP 362 Chamber Singers Chorale

Units: 1

Hours: 9 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: MUP 350, 357, or 358; Students are strongly advised to document previous choral experience.

Enrollment Limitation:

Audition required.

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID MUS 180

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

PERFORM AND UNDERSTAND CHORAL MUSIC THROUGH THE AGES, ESPECIALLY MUSIC WRITTEN FOR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE. (SLO 1, P-SLO 1, 2, 3, 4)

MUP 422 Special Ensemble Participation

Units: 0.5 - 2

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

MUP 424 Commercial Music Ensemble

Units: 2

Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: Ability to play at least one instrument or vocalize in a popular style.

Enrollment Limitation:

audition/demonstrated instrumental or vocal skill

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

interpret and perform a variety of commercial styles in an ensemble setting, with repeating students expanding their range and flexibility as ensemble players. SLO #1

MUP 495 Independent Studies in Music Performance

Units: 1 - 3

Hours: 54 - 162 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Actively engage in intellectual inquiry beyond that required in order to pass a course of study (College Wide Learning Outcome – Area 4).