Music, AS



Year 1 Semester 1
Fall
MUAP 1201 Individual Instruction - Strings

Individual instruction in voice instrument composition or conducting.

Credit hours
2 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours of lab each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

MUEN 1131 Instrumental Ensemble

Examples of small instrumental ensembles may include but are not limited to wind string percussion piano and mixed ensembles in various styles.

Credit hours
1 credit hour.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Four hours of class each week

Note

Scholarships are available to deserving students regardless of major. Interested students should contact the music faculty advisor for audition times and details. 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 participein a minimum of one ensemble each semester enrolled. Additional course fee(s) required.

ENGL 1301 English Composition I

Intensive study of and practice in writing processes from invention and researching to drafting revising and editing both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices including audience purpose arrangement and style. Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning communicating and critical analysis.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.

Note

English Composition I is a prerequisite for all 2000-level literature courses.

SPCH 1315 Public Speaking

Application of communication theory and practice to the public speaking context with emphasis on audience analysis speaker delivery ethics of communication cultural diversity and speech organizational techniques to develop students' speaking abilities.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Prerequisites

Eligibility to enroll in INRW 0302 

MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation

Understanding music through the study of cultural periods major composers and musical elements. Illustrated with audio recordings and live performances. (Does not apply to a music major degree.)

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

HUMA 1302 Introduction to Humanities II

A survey of Western European-American culture from the 17th through the 20th centuries focusing on representative works of art  literature music and philosophy. Exploration of the relationship between individual values and those of various societies past and present in their historical context. Participation in selected cultural events in art music and theatre. HUMA 1301 and 1302 need not be taken in sequence either courses meets the Humanities three-hour degree requirement.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture each week.
Total Credit Hours
15

Year 1 Semester 2
Spring
MUAP 1217 Individual Instruction - Woodwinds

Individual instruction in voice instrument composition or conducting.

Credit hours
2 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours of lab each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

MUEN 1131 Instrumental Ensemble

Examples of small instrumental ensembles may include but are not limited to wind string percussion piano and mixed ensembles in various styles.

Credit hours
1 credit hour.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Four hours of class each week

Note

Scholarships are available to deserving students regardless of major. Interested students should contact the music faculty advisor for audition times and details. 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 participein a minimum of one ensemble each semester enrolled. Additional course fee(s) required.

ENGL 1302 English Composition II

Intensive study of and practice in the strategies and techniques for developing research-based expository and persuasive texts. Emphasis on effective and ethical rhetorical inquiry including primary and secondary research methods; critical reading of verbal visual and multimedia texts; systematic evaluation synthesis and documentation of information sources; and critical thinking about evidence and conclusions.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Prerequisites

ENGL 1301 or its equivalent.

Choose 1 Science Course
Choose 1 Social & Behavioral Science Course
Total Credit Hours
15


Year 2 Semester 1
Fall
MUAP 1237 Individual Instruction - Brass

Individual instruction in voice instrumen t composition or conducting.

Credit hours
2 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours of lab each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

MUSI 1311 Music Theory I

The study of analysis and writing of tonal melody and diatonic harmony including fundamental music concepts scales intervals chords 7th chords and early four-part writing. Analysis of small compositional forms. Optional correlated study at the keyboard.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Prerequisites

Satisfactory score on theory placement test. To be taken concurrently with MUSI 1116.


Note

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

MUSI 1116 Sight Singing & Ear Training I

Singing tonal music in treble and bass clefs and aural study of elements of music such as scales intervals and chords and dictation of basic rhythm melody an diatonic harmony.

Credit hours
1 credit hour.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours of lab each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

GOVT 2305 Federal Government

Origin and development of the U.S. Constitution structure and powers of the national government including the legislative executive and judicial branches federalism political participation the national election process public policy civil liberties and civil rights.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Choose 1 Science Course
Choose 1 American History Course

Choose one course from the following:

Total Credit Hours
15

Year 2 Semester 2
Spring
MUAP 1261 Individual Instruction - Guitar

Individual instruction in voice instrumen t composition or conducting.

Credit hours
2 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours of lab each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

MUSI 1312 Music Theory II

The study of analysis and writing of tonal melody and diatonic harmony including all diatonic hords and seventh chords in root position and inversions non-chord tones and functional harmony. Introduction to more complex topics such as modulation may occur. Optional correlated study at the keyboard.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week
Prerequisites

MUSI 1311. To be taken concurrently with MUSI 1117 


Note

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

MUSI 1117 Sight Singing & Ear Training II

Singing tonal music in various clefs continued aural study of the elements of music and dictation of intermediate rhythm melody and diatonic harmony.

Credit hours
1 credit hour.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours of lab each week

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

GOVT 2306 Texas Government

Origin and development of the Texas Constitution structure and powers of state and local government federalism and inter-governmental relations political participation the election process public policy and the political culture of Texas.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Choose 1 American History Course

Choose one course from the following:

3 Credit Hours Elective

Electives should be chosen in consultation with your faculty and/or academic advisor.

Total Credit Hours
15


Total Program Hours
60



PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Come explore the many offerings from the NTCC Music Department! We have ensembles from rock bands to string orchestras and lessons for so many instruments. From beginner to advanced, we have something for everyone. The music department also sponsors monthly recitals by students and faculty.

The music department offers essential courses for the music and non-music major. Students that intend to transfer to a four-year music school will be prepared for that transition; students that only wish to improve their music skills will also find valuable courses within the department. The NTCC music department offers applied lessons on all instruments, theory and ear-training classes, and a variety of ensembles


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