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Course Descriptions

Music
Scholarships are available to deserving students, regardless of major. Interested students should contact the music faculty advisor for audition times and details.

Ensembles
Ensembles are open to all students regardless of major. Performing ensembles serve three distinct purposes: (1) they provide music majors with the ensemble participation necessary for successful completion of their music degrees; (2) they provide those not majoring in music an enjoyable creative outlet and the unique experience of self-expression and social development that results from participation in a group activity; and (3) they serve as valuable public relations agents for the College. A great way to get involved at NTCC is to become a member of one of the performing ensembles. All music majors are required to participate in a minimum of one ensemble each semester enrolled.

MUSI 1131 Instrumental Ensemble
One credit hour. Enrollment is by audition. Students study and perform all forms of commercial music, including jazz, pop, and soul. Student arranging, composing and conducting is encouraged. Students are responsible for providing their own instruments. This course may be repeated for a total of four credits. Four hours of class each week. Additional course fee: $18.00.

MUSI 1133 Wind Ensemble
One credit hour. Open to any instrumentalist. No audition required. Designed to give an enjoyable and enlightening playing experience. Performs a wide range of music from popular selections to the more advanced works for concert band. Presents concerts on campus and at various functions in the area. This course may be repeated for a total of four credits. Four hours of class each week. Additional course fee: $18.00.

MUSI 1135 Jazz Ensemble
One credit hour. Enrollment is by audition. Students study and perform all forms of jazz. This course may be repeated for a total of four credits. Four hours of class each week. Additional course fee: $18.00.

MUSI 1141 Concert Choir/Chorus
One credit hour. Open to all students. The course is designed to acquaint members with the best in classical and modern choral music, oratorios, cantatas, and music of all countries. Choral techniques and group vocal problems are discussed. The student is required to attend all rehearsals and all public performances. The course may be repeated for a total of four credits. Three rehearsal hours each week.

MUSI 1152 Vocal Ensemble
One credit hour. This course is designed to train students with the best in light, popular, classical, and contemporary music presentation. Choral techniques and group vocal problems are taught. The student is required to attend all rehearsals and all public performances . Students are selected through audition with the voice instructor. The course may be repeated for a total of four credits. Three laboratory periods each week. Additional course fee: $18.00.

INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION
Individual instruction is available in piano, organ, voice, guitar, brass, woodwinds, or strings. One credit courses meet for one-half hour each week and may be repeated for a total of four credits. Two credit courses meet for one hour each week and may be repeated for a total of eight credits. Students must have a permit to register in an individual instruction music course prior to registration. Permits are available from music faculty. Additional course fee for one credit courses: $60.00. Additional course fee for two credit courses: $90.00. MUAP 1101 (MUSC 1155) Strings MUAP 1201 (MUSC 1255) MUAP 1117 (MUSC 1175) Woodwinds MUAP 1217 (MUSC 1275) MUAP 1137 (MUSC 1165) Brass MUAP 1237 (MUSC 1265) MUAP 1161 (MUSC 1125) Guitar MUAP 1261 (MUSC 1245) MUAP 1169 (MUSC 1105) Piano MUAP 1269 (MUSC 1225) MUAP 1181 (MUSC 1115) Voice MUAP 1281 (MUSC 1235)

MUSI 1116 Ear Training and Sight Singing I
One credit hour. This course relates to topics in Music Theory I. Aural training in treble and bass clefs; major and minor scales, melodies with harmonic backgrounds of principle chords; aural study of beats, divisions and subdivisions are included. To be taken concurrently with Music Theory I. Two lab hours each week. Additional course fee: $18.00.

MUSI 1117 Ear Training and Sight Singing II
One credit hour. This course relates to topics in Music Theory II. Aural skills including sight singing, ear training, and keyboard are further developed. To be taken concurrently with Music Theory II. Two lab hours each week. Additional course fee: $18.00.

MUSI 1159 Musical Theatre
One credit hour. Students will study and perform works from the musical theatre repertoire. May be repeated for a total of two semester hours of credit. One lecture and four laboratory hours each week. Additional course fee: $18.00.

MUSI 1181 Piano Class I
One credit hour. This course develops keyboard skills for students with little or no previous experience. Three hours of class each week. Additional course fee: $18.00.

MUSI 1182 Piano Class II
One credit hour. This course is a continuation of Piano Class I. Prerequisite: MUSI 1181 or equivalent ability. Three hours of class each week. Additional course fee: $18.00.

MUSI 1183 Voice Class
One credit hour. This course is for non-voice majors. It presents the principles of breathing, voice production, tone control, enunciation, and phrasing in two group lessons a week. Three hours of class each week. Additional course fee: $18.00.

MUSI 1192 Guitar Class
One credit hour. Beginning class instruction in guitar. This course is designed for the non-music major. Must furnish own guitar. Two hours of class each week. Additional course fee: $18.00.

MUSI 1301 Fundamentals of Music
Three credit hours. This is an introduction to the elements of music, including study of the staff, clefs, key signatures, scales, time signatures, notation, meter and rhythm, sight singing, major and minor chords; application of theory at the keyboard; rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic ear training. Three hours of class each week.

MUSI 1304 Foundations in Music
Three credit hours. This is a study of the basic fundamentals of music with an introduction to melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic instruments. Practical skills are developed by means of sight singing, conducting, rhythm drills, and the use of the piano as a basic tool in music study. No previous musical training required. Three hours of class each week.

MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation
Three credit hours. Through a series of lectures, videocassettes and direct listening assignments, the student becomes acquainted with the main currents of music from Greek times to the present. Emphasis is placed on enhancing appreciation for music in all of its forms. Three hours of class each week. Additional course fee: $18.00.

MUSI 1311 Music Theory I
Three credit hours. This course will cover part writing of figured bass exercises and melody harmonization requiring principle triads. Melodic composition of phrase and period with extensions will also be included. Prerequisite: MUSI 1301 or satisfactory score on theory placement test. To be taken concurrently with MUSI 1116. Three hours of class each week.

MUSI 1312 Music Theory II
Three credit hours. This course is a continuation of Music Theory I. Part writing and harmonization with triads and their inversions are studied in addition to an expanded chord vocabulary which includes materials from the common practice period. Prerequisite: MUSI 1311. To be taken concurrently with MUSI 1117. Three hours of class each week.

MUSI 2181 Piano Class III
One credit hour. Topics studied in this course include harmony, transposition, accompaniment styles, improvisation, sight reading, keyboard technique, major and minor scales. Prerequisite: MUSI 1182. Three hours of class each week. Additional course fee: $18.00.

MUSI 2182 Piano Class IV
One credit hour. This course is a continuation of Piano Class III. Prerequisite: MUSI 2181. Three hours of class each week. Additional course fee: $18.00.
    
 
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