MUS 1101 Concert Attendance One
Credit Hours 0.0
Description

Undergraduate students seeking music degrees are required to complete the requisite semesters of concert attendance by attending a minimum of ten (10) approved concerts each semester. Students must complete course prerequisite in order to register for next sequence. Completion of MUS 1104 is required to graduate in the Associates program. MUS 1106 is required to graduate in the Bachelors program.

MUS 1102 Concert Attendance Two
Credit Hours 0.0
Prerequisites MUS 1101 Completion of prior course sequence
Description

Undergraduate students seeking music degrees are required to complete the requisite semesters of concert attendance by attending a minimum of ten (10) approved concerts each semester. Students must complete course prerequisite in order to register for next sequence. Completion of MUS 1104 is required to graduate in the Associates program. MUS 1106 is required to graduate in the Bachelors program.

MUS 1103 Concert Attendance Three
Credit Hours 0.0
Prerequisites MUS 1102 Completion of prior course sequence
Description

Undergraduate students seeking music degrees are required to complete the requisite semesters of concert attendance by attending a minimum of ten (10) approved concerts each semester. Students must complete course prerequisite in order to register for next sequence. Completion of MUS 1104 is required to graduate in the Associates program. MUS 1106 is required to graduate in the Bachelors program.

MUS 1104 Concert Attendance Four
Credit Hours 0.0
Prerequisites MUS 1103 Completion of prior course sequence
Description

Undergraduate students seeking music degrees are required to complete the requisite semesters of concert attendance by attending a minimum of ten (10) approved concerts each semester. Students must complete course prerequisite in order to register for next sequence. Completion of MUS 1104 is required to graduate in the Associates program. MUS 1106 is required to graduate in the Bachelors program.

MUS 1430 Fundamentals of Music
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Not acceptable for credit for Bachelor of Music candidates. Includes staff notation, the piano keyboard, rhythm and meter, scales and modes, intervals and triads. Designed for students who read music. This course may be taken in preparation for Theory sequence by prospective majors needing preparatory strengthening in these areas and by non-majors starting applied music study.

MUS 1440 Theory I
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MUS 1430 with grade of C or higher, a score of 70 percent on the School of Music Fundamentals Examination, or consent of instructor
Corequisites MUS 1540 or MUS 1550
Description

Beginning study of the materials and structure of music including diatonic harmony, counterpoint, and form analysis. Basic to all subsequent music-theory courses.

MUS 1450 Theory II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MUS 1440 with a grade of C or higher, a score of 90 percent or higher on the School of Music Fundamentals Examination, or consent of instructor
Corequisites MUS 1540, MUS 1550, or MUS 2540
Description

Continuing study of the materials and structure of music, including diatonic harmony, counterpoint, and form analysis.

MUS 1540 Aural Skills I
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites MUS 1430 with a grade of C or higher, passing score on Theory Placement Exam, or consent of instructor
Corequisites MUS 1440
Description

Beginning study of sight singing, keyboard harmony and ear training, including melodic and rhythmic transcriptions and error detection within a diatonic framework.

MUS 1550 Aural skills II
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites MUS 1540 with grade of C or higher or consent of instructor
Corequisites MUS 1440, MUS 1450, or MUS 2440
Description

Study of sight singing, keyboard harmony, and ear training, including melodic and rhythmic transcription and error detection.

MUS 1652 Perimeter College Chorus
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

The Chorus provides the opportunity for students to
participate in the performance of choral literature in
concert. Standard literature and contemporary compositions
constitute the Chorus repertory. (It is open without
audition to any student.).

MUS 1654 Perimeter College Wind Ensemble
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

The Wind Ensemble is a select group of students from the College and non-student residents of the community. Regular concerts are held on- and off-campus including a wide variety of standard and contemporary works for the medium. Advance audition and evening rehearsals are required.

MUS 1656 Orchestra
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

Any student in the College may audition for membership in the DeKalb Symphony Orchestra, a community orchestra based at the College. Regular concerts including subscription concerts with internationally known guest soloist are held
on campus and in a variety of locations throughout the metropolitan area and state. Regular evening rehearsals and occasional out-of-town concerts are required.

MUS 1710 Group Instruction in Piano I
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites Consent of instructor
Description

A unified approach to elementary piano instruction stressing the following skills: reading, harmonizing, chord patterns, transposing, and improvising. Includes work with solo and ensemble literature as well as technical patterns.

MUS 1720 Group Instruction in Piano II
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites MUS 1710 with grade of C- or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Continuation of skills, literature, and technique introduced in MUS 1710 at a more advanced level.

MUS 1730 Group Instruction in Voice I
Credit Hours 2.0
Description

Fundamentals of vocal production. Development of technique through group and solo singing.

MUS 1740 Group Instruction in Voice II
Credit Hours 2.0
Description

Development of singing skills through appropriate level of repertoire and individual and group learning strategies. May be taken prior to or following MUS 1730.

MUS 1754 Jazz Lab Band
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

The Jazz Lab Band functions as an instructional laboratory providing coaching in the stylistic elements of jazz including improvisation. No advance audition is required, but students are expected to possess basic proficiency on an
appropriate instrument. Not offered every semester.

MUS 1756 Jazz Ensemble
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

The ensemble is comprised of a group of students from the College and community residents, all selected through audition. Regular performances including the full range of jazz literature are held on- and off-campus. This course is not to be counted toward fulfillment of the Performance Organization requirement in area F for music majors. Evening rehearsals are required.

MUS 1758 Chamber Ensembles
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

The chamber ensembles are designed for students who wish to participate in small group performances of like and mixed instrumental and vocal ensembles. Students are admitted by audition or with the permission of the instructor. This course only counts in the Associate’s degree program. Not every ensemble is offered every semester.

MUS 2440 Theory III
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MUS 1450 with grade of C or higher or consent of instructor
Corequisites MUS 1550, MUS 2540, or MUS 2550
Description

Continuation of common-practice chromatic harmony; study of post-common practice chromaticism including linear chords and remote modulation. Introduction to three-part counter- point and fugue.

MUS 2450 Theory IV
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MUS 2440 with grade of C or higher or consent of instructor
Corequisites MUS 2540 or MUS 2550
Description

Analysis of music of the twentieth century to and beyond World War II. Concludes with a summary formal review of music of various style periods including study of concerto.

MUS 2490 Basic Conducting
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites MUS 1450 and MUS 1550 with grades of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Introduction to beat patterns, baton technique, score reading, and rehearsal techniques.

MUS 2540 Aural Skills III
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites MUS 1550 with grade of C or higher or consent of instructor
Corequisites MUS 1450, MUS 2440, or MUS 2450
Description

Continuation of the two-year aural skills sequence. Introduction to chromatic materials and increasingly complex rhythms and meters.

MUS 2550 Aural Skills IV
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites MUS 2540 with grade of C or higher or consent of instructor
Corequisites MUS 2440 or MUS 2450
Description

Completion of the two-year aural skills sequence. Further study of chromatic materials; twentieth-century melody and harmony.

MUS 2710 Group Instruction in Piano III
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites MUS 1720 with a grade of C- or higher or consent of instructor
Description

Continuation of skills, literature, and technique from MUS 1720.

MUS 2720 Group Instruction in Piano IV
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites MUS 2710 with grade of C- or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Continuation of skills, literature, and technique introduced in MUS 2710. Contains the final Piano Proficiency examination which is to be scored according to a standardized rubric.

MUS 2780 Beginning Jazz Improvisation I
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites MUS 1440 and MUS 1540 with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Topics include jazz nomenclature, chord and scale construction, ear training improvisation in major and dorian modes.

MUS 2790 Beginning Jazz Improvisation II
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites MUS 2780 with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Topics include dominant function chords, bebop scales, pentatonic scales, II-V chord progressions, and standard song forms and blues forms.