Music and Sonic Arts

2016-17 Edition

Cascade Campus
Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building (MAHB), Room 210
971-722-5226 or 971-722-5430

www.pcc.edu/musicandsonicarts

Career and Program Description

The Music and Sonic Art's program at PCC’s Cascade Campus seeks students interested in contemporary, commercial music and students excited to explore the limits of what is technologically and artistically possible through the creation of new sounds, new instruments, and new methods of performance and composition.

In an environment that combines music, art, science, coding, and design, students develop tools that prepare them for leadership in artistic, technical, educational, entrepreneurial and research efforts.

In addition, students learn to value the contributions of people of diverse backgrounds and to imagine the important roles of music and technology in the advancement of equity and the creation of economically and culturally vibrant communities.

The Music and Sonic Art's program is located at the Cascade Campus. PCC offers stackable degree options: a less than one-year Professional Music Certificate as well as a two-year AAS Degree in Professional Music. 

Degrees and Certificates Offered

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Professional Music

Less Than One-Year Certificate

Professional Music

Admission Prerequisites

Academic Requirements

  • The following professional music courses will be required of all program students. All sequential courses must be taken and passed in sequence.

Other Prerequisites

  • None


Program Requirements

Academic Requirements

  • None

Other Requirements

  • None

Professional Music AAS Degree

Minimum 90 credits. Students must also meet Associate Degree Comprehensive Requirements and Associate of Applied Science Requirements. Students must complete a total of sixteen credits of General Education. Some courses specified within the program may be used as General Education. In addition to required courses in the program of study, students must satisfy MTH 58/65 competency. Students should consult with program advisors for course planning.

Course of Study

The coursework listed below is required. The following is an example of a term-by-term breakdown.

First TermCredits
MUC 101Commercial Music Theory I3
MUC 120ASight Singing and Ear Training I1
MUC 130ARhythm Training I1
MUC 140AGroup Piano I2
MUC 223Studio Recording Technology I3
MUS 170* Music Technology: Beats and Basics3
Professional Music History Elective*3
Second Term
MUC 102Commercial Music Theory II3
MUC 120BSight Singing and Ear Training II1
MUC 130BRhythm Training II1
MUC 140BGroup Piano II2
MUC 224Studio Recording Technology II3
MUS 171Music Technology: Record and Mix3
Third Term
MUC 103Commercial Music Theory III3
MUC 120CSight Singing and Ear Training III1
MUC 130CRhythm Training III1
MUC 140CGroup Piano III2
MUC 225Studio Recording Technology III3
MUS 172Music Technology: Record, Remix and DJ3
Professional Music Electives1
Fourth Term
MUC 200AComposing and Arranging I: Principles and Techniques3
MUC 201Analog Modular Synthesis 3
MUC 270Audio Programming I: Introduction to Max/MSP3
Professional Music Ensemble Electives2
Professional Music Specialty Electives4
Fifth Term
MUC 200BComposing and Arranging II: Electronic Music Composition3
Professional Music Ensemble Electives2
Professional Music Electives3
Professional Music Specialty Electives2
General Education6
Sixth Term
MUC 200CComposition and Arranging III: Electronic Media Composition 3
Professional Music Ensemble Electives2
Professional Music Electives4
Professional Music Specialty Electives3
General Education4
 Total Credits: 90
*

 Could be used as General Education.


Professional Music Electives

MUC 145AGroup Guitar/Bass I2
MUC 145BGroup Guitar/Bass II2
MUC 145CGroup Guitar/Bass III2
MUC 155Introduction to Improvisation2
MUC 155AImprovisation I2
MUC 155BImprovisation II2
MUC 155CImprovisation III2
MUC 165Business for the Musician1
MUC 166Songwriting and Music Publishing2
MUC 202AEnsemble I: Intro to Ensemble2
MUC 202BEnsemble II: Jazz Ensemble2
MUC 202CEnsemble III: Multimedia Ensemble2
MUC 271Audio Programming II: Intermediate Max/MSP3
MUC 280ACooperative Education: Vocational Music1-3
MUS 111Music Theory I (part one)3
MUS 112Music Theory I (part two)3
MUS 113Music Theory I (part three)3
MUS 131Group Vocal2
MUS 153AMusical Theatre Vocal1
MUS 153BMusical Theatre Vocal2
MUS 153CMusical Theatre Vocal3
MUS 158AChamber Ensemble1
MUS 158BChamber Ensemble1
MUS 158CChamber Ensemble1
MUS 158DChamber Ensemble1
MUS 158EChamber Ensemble1
MUS 158FChamber Ensemble1
MUS 195ASymphonic Band1
MUS 195BSymphonic Band1
MUS 195CSymphonic Band1
MUS 195DSymphonic Band1
MUS 195ESymphonic Band1
MUS 195FSymphonic Band1
MUS 208African-American Music3
MUS 209African-American Music3
MUS 210African-American Music3
MUS 214Music of Broadway3
MUS 220AChorus1
MUS 220BChorus1
MUS 220CChorus1
MUS 220DChorus1
MUS 220EChorus1
MUS 220FChorus1
MUS 221AChamber Chorus1
MUS 221BChamber Chorus1
MUS 221CChamber Chorus1
MUS 221DChamber Chorus1
MUS 221EChamber Chorus1
MUS 221FChamber Chorus1

Professional Music Ensemble Electives

MUC 144Contemporary Singing2
MUC 144BContemporary Singing II2
MUC 145AGroup Guitar/Bass I2
MUC 145BGroup Guitar/Bass II2
MUC 145CGroup Guitar/Bass III2
MUC 154ABand Performance Workshop2
MUC 154BBand Performance Workshop2
MUC 154CBand Performance Workshop III2
MUC 155Introduction to Improvisation2
MUC 155AImprovisation I2
MUC 155BImprovisation II2
MUC 155CImprovisation III2
MUC 202AEnsemble I: Intro to Ensemble2
MUC 202BEnsemble II: Jazz Ensemble2
MUC 202CEnsemble III: Multimedia Ensemble2
MUS 220AChorus1
MUS 131Group Vocal2
MUS 220BChorus1
MUS 220CChorus1
MUS 220DChorus1
MUS 220EChorus1
MUS 220FChorus1

Professional Music History Electives

MUS 205 *Introduction to Jazz History3
MUS 206 *Introduction to the History of Rock Music3
MUS 207 *Introduction to the History of Folk Music3

Professional Music Specialty Electives

ART 101Understanding Architecture4
ART 102Understanding the Visual Arts4
ART 103Understanding New Media Arts4
ART 115Basic Design - 2D Foundations3
ART 116Basic Design - Color Foundations3
ART 117Basic Design - 3D Foundations3
ART 119Basic Design-4D Foundations3
ART 119DBasic Design - Digital Arts Foundations3
ART 131ADrawing I3
ART 131BDrawing I3
ART 131CDrawing I3
ART 140ADigital Photography I3
ART 140BDigital Photography I3
ART 140CDigital Photography I3
ART 142AIntroduction to B&W Photo (Darkroom)3
ART 142BIntro to B&W Photo (Darkroom)3
ART 142CIntroduction to B&W Photo (Darkroom)3
ART 143AB&W Photography II (Darkroom)3
ART 294CSculpture: Metals3
ART 143BB&W Photography II (Darkroom)3
ART 143CB&W Photography II (Darkroom)3
ART 181APainting I3
ART 181BPainting I3
ART 181CPainting I3
ART 1981-5
ART 204History of Western Art4
ART 204HHistory of Western Art: Honors4
ART 205History of Western Art4
ART 205HHistory of Western Art: Honors4
ART 206History of Western Art4
ART 206HHistory of Western Art: Honors4
ART 207History of Asian Art4
ART 208History of Asian Art4
ART 209History of Asian Art4
ART 210Women in Art4
ART 211Modern Art History - 19th Century Art in Europe & America4
ART 212Modern Art History - Early 20th Century Art4
ART 213Modern Art History - Art Since 19454
ART 214History of Graphic Design4
ART 215History of American Residential Architecture3
ART 216Introduction to the History of Photography4
ART 217Comics Art & Literature3
ART 231ADrawing II3
ART 231BDrawing II3
ART 231CDrawing II3
ART 237ALife Drawing3
ART 237BLife Drawing3
ART 237CLife Drawing3
ART 240ADigital Photography II3
ART 240BDigital Photography II3
ART 240CDigital Photography II3
ART 248AGlass Casting3
ART 248BGlass Casting3
ART 248CGlass Casting3
ART 253ACeramics I3
ART 253BCeramics I3
ART 253CCeramics I3
ART 256ACeramics II3
ART 256BCeramics II3
ART 256CCeramics II3
ART 270APrintmaking I3
ART 270BPrintmaking I3
ART 270CPrintmaking I3
ART 271APrintmaking II3
ART 271BPrintmaking II3
ART 271CPrintmaking II3
ART 277ALife Painting3
ART 277BLife Painting3
ART 277CLife Painting3
ART 279AExperimental Media3
ART 279BExperimental Media3
ART 279CExperimental Media3
ART 281APainting II3
ART 281BPainting II3
ART 281CPainting II3
ART 284AWater Media/Water Color I3
ART 290ASculpture: Plaster/Clay3
ART 290BSculpture; Plaster/Clay3
ART 290CSculpture: Plaster/Clay3
ART 291ASculpture: Carving3
ART 291BSculpture: Carving3
ART 291CSculpture: Carving3
ART 292ASculpture: Mixed Media3
ART 292BSculpture: Mixed Media3
ART 292CSculpture: Mixed Media3
ART 293AFigure Sculpture3
ART 293BFigure Sculpture3
ART 293CFigure Sculpture3
ART 294ASculpture: Metals3
ART 294BSculpture: Metals3
CIS 122Introduction to Programming Logic4
CIS 133JJava Programming I4
CIS 133WJavaScript for Web Developers4
CIS 135MMobile Application Programming for Android4
CIS 135TXML and HL74
CIS 233JJava Programming II4
CIS 233WJavaScript for Web Developers II4
CIS 234JJava Programming III4
CS 133UC Programming4
CS 233GGame Programming4
MM 110Introduction to Multimedia1
MM 120Multimedia Design2
MM 130Multimedia Graphic Video and Audio Production3
MM 140Multimedia Authoring I3
MM 142Introduction to Augmented Reality1
MM 220Multimedia Design II3
MM 232Multimedia 3D Modeling and Animation3
MM 2333D Character Modeling and Animation3
MM 2343D for Interactivity3
MM 235Digital Video Editing and Production4
MM 236Video Compression and Streaming on the Internet3
MM 237Video Compositing and Effects4
MM 239Digital Video Edit/Post Production II4
MM 246Post-Production Sound for Video2
MM 247Field Sound for Video2
MM 253Intermediate Modeling and Texturing3
MM 254Character Rigging and Animation3
MM 258Video Compositing and Editing II4
MM 260Video Production I4
MM 261Video Production II4
MM 262Video Production III4
MUC 226Studio Recording IV3
MUC 227Studio Recording V3
MUC 228Studio Recording VI3
TA 101Theatre Appreciation4
TA 111Fundamentals of Technical Theatre4
TA 112Introduction to Set Design4
TA 113Introduction to Stage Lighting4
TA 116Stagecraft3
TA 141Fundamentals of Acting Techniques4
TA 142Fundamentals of Acting Techniques4
TA 143Fundamentals of Acting Techniques4
TA 144Improvisational Theatre3
TA 145Acting for the Camera4
TA 147Voice and Diction for the Theatre3
TA 148Movement for the Stage3
TA 180ARehearsal & Performance-Fall1
TA 180BRehearsal & Performance-Fall2
TA 180CRehearsal & Performance-Fall3
TA 180DRehearsal & Performance-Fall4
TA 190AProjects in Theatre1
TA 190BProjects in Theatre2
TA 190CProjects in Theatre3
TA 227Stage Make-up3
TA 241Intermediate Acting Technique4
TA 242Intermediate Acting Technique4
TA 243Intermediate Acting Technique4
TA 244Advanced Improvisation3
TA 250ATechnical Theatre Production1
TA 250BTechnical Theatre Production2
TA 250CTechnical Theatre Production3
TA 253ATheatre Rehearsal and Performance1
TA 253BTheatre Rehearsal and Performance2
TA 253CTheatre Rehearsal and Performance3
TA 261Introduction to Costuming3
TA 274Theatre History4

Professional Music Less Than One-Year Certificate

Minimum 43 credits. Students must meet certificate requirements.

Course of Study

The coursework listed below is required. The following is an example of a term-by-term breakdown.

Summer TermCredits
Professional Music Certificate Electives6
First Term
MUC 101Commercial Music Theory I3
MUC 120ASight Singing and Ear Training I1
MUC 130ARhythm Training I1
MUC 140AGroup Piano I2
MUC 145AGroup Guitar/Bass I2
MUC 150AKeyboard Harmony I1
MUC 165Business for the Musician1
MUS 205Introduction to Jazz History3
Second Term
MUC 102Commercial Music Theory II3
MUC 120BSight Singing and Ear Training II1
MUC 130BRhythm Training II1
MUC 150BKeyboard Harmony II1
MUC 234Income Tax Preparation for Musicians1
MUC 280ACooperative Education: Vocational Music1
MUS 206Introduction to the History of Rock Music3
Third Term
MUC 103Commercial Music Theory III3
MUC 120CSight Singing and Ear Training III1
MUC 130CRhythm Training III1
MUC 143Group Percussion2
MUC 150CKeyboard Harmony III1
MUC 164Survey of the Music Industry1
MUS 207Introduction to the History of Folk Music3
 Total Credits: 43


Professional Music Certificate Electives

Students may select from among the following courses to make up the number of credits required for the certificate. It is possible to concentrate on music writing or performance.

MUC 1232
MUC 124Electronic Media II2
MUC 125Electronic Media III2
MUC 126AComputer Notation and Scoring 11
MUC 126BComputer Notation and Scoring 21
MUC 140BGroup Piano II2
MUC 144Contemporary Singing2
MUC 144BContemporary Singing II2
MUC 145BGroup Guitar/Bass II2
MUC 145CGroup Guitar/Bass III2
MUC 154ABand Performance Workshop2
MUC 154BBand Performance Workshop2
MUC 154CBand Performance Workshop III2
MUC 155Introduction to Improvisation2
MUC 155AImprovisation I2
MUC 155BImprovisation II2
MUC 155CImprovisation III2
MUC 166Songwriting and Music Publishing2
MUC 167The Music Business: Career Opportunities and Self Defense2
MUC 222Introduction to Recording Technologies2
MUC 223Studio Recording Technology I3
MUC 224Studio Recording Technology II3
MUC 225Studio Recording Technology III3
MUC 226Studio Recording IV3
MUC 227Studio Recording V3
MUC 228Studio Recording VI3
MUS 108Music Cultures of the World3
MUS 110Fundamentals of Music4

MUC 101. Commercial Music Theory I. 3 Credits.

Covers music theory as exhibited in contemporary musical styles such as jazz, blues, rock, hip hop, funk, electronic dance music, folk, etc. Includes notation, pitch, meter, tonality, intervals, chord construction, and harmony. Includes basic music analysis focusing on diatonic harmonies and lead sheet notation as well as written composition. This is the first course in a three-course sequence. Audit available.

MUC 102. Commercial Music Theory II. 3 Credits.

Covers music theory as exhibited in contemporary musical styles such as jazz, blues, rock, hip hop, funk, electronic dance music, folk, etc. Includes harmonic function, 12-bar blues, non-chord tones, asymmetrical meter, modes, and applied (secondary dominant-functioning) chords. Includes basic music analysis focusing on diatonic and chromatic harmonies, lead sheet notation, and Roman numerals. Includes written composition. This is the second course in a three-course sequence. Prerequisite: MUC 101 or instructor permission. Audit available.

MUC 103. Commercial Music Theory III. 3 Credits.

Covers music theory as exhibited in contemporary musical styles such as jazz, blues, rock, hip hop, funk, electronic dance music, folk, etc. Includes chromatic chords, chords extensions, the Nashville Number System, and song forms. Includes music analysis focusing on structure, chromatic harmonies and alterations. Includes written composition that stresses craft and execution. This is the third course in a three-course sequence. Prerequisite: MUC 102 or instructor approval. Audit available.

MUC 120A. Sight Singing and Ear Training I. 1 Credit.

Introduces the skills needed to sing notation at sight and to identify and notate aural examples. Includes meter, rhythm, intervals, the major scale, solfeggio and simple diatonic melodies. This is the first course in a three-course sequence. Audit available.

MUC 120B. Sight Singing and Ear Training II. 1 Credit.

Continues development of skills to sing notation at sight and to identify and notate aural examples. Includes the major and minor scales, solfeggio, triads, and simple diatonic melodies with combined rhythms. This is the second course in a three-course sequence. Prerequisite: MUC 120A or instructor approval. Audit available.

MUC 120C. Sight Singing and Ear Training III. 1 Credit.

Continues development of skills to sing notation at sight and to identify and notate aural examples. Includes solfeggio, seventh chords, chromatic melodies, two-part rhythmic and melodic notation, and chord progressions. This is the third course in a three-course sequence. Prerequisite: MUC 120B or instructor permission. Audit available.

MUC 123. Electronic Media I. 2 Credits.

Covers computer based recording, synthesis and notation for the composer/arranger. Includes fundamentals in Midi, sequencing, sampling, basic signal processing, and practical production skills using current digital technology. Write original material during lab sessions. Audit available.

MUC 124. Electronic Media II. 2 Credits.

Covers computer based recording, synthesis and notation for the composer/arranger. Includes fundamentals in Midi, sequencing, sampling, basic signal processing, and practical production skills using current digital technology. Write original material during labs sessions. Audit available.

MUC 125. Electronic Media III. 2 Credits.

Covers computer based recording, synthesis and notation for the composer/arranger. Includes fundamentals in Midi, sequencing, sampling, basic signal processing, and practical production skills using current digital technology. Write original material during lab sessions. Must have prerequisite or instructor permission. Audit available.

MUC 126A. Computer Notation and Scoring 1. 1 Credit.

Uses Sibelius, Finale, or other software to generate music notation and charts to transcribe music and to create scores, harmonizations, and orchestrations.

MUC 126B. Computer Notation and Scoring 2. 1 Credit.

Continues skill building, using Sibelius, Finale, or other software to generate music notation and charts in a variety of more advanced applications. Continues developing skills for transcribing music, creating scores, harmonization, and orchestration.

MUC 130A. Rhythm Training I. 1 Credit.

Develops basic skills of rhythmic sight reading. Audit available.

MUC 130B. Rhythm Training II. 1 Credit.

Develops basic skills of rhythmic sight reading. Audit available.

MUC 130C. Rhythm Training III. 1 Credit.

Develops basic skills of rhythmic sight reading. Audit available.

MUC 140A. Group Piano I. 2 Credits.

Introduces basic piano technique with correct observance of pitch, clef, meter, phrasing, and interpretation in a contemporary style. This is the first course in a three-course sequence. Audit available.

MUC 140B. Group Piano II. 2 Credits.

Covers beginner to intermediate instruction for piano. Develops practice skills, sight-reading, and technical form. Covers music fundamentals, harmony, notation, improvisation, and stylistic nuances. This is the second course in a three-course sequence. Prerequisite: MUC 140A or instructor permission. Audit available.

MUC 140C. Group Piano III. 2 Credits.

Develops piano proficiency skills and focuses on technique, phrasing and cadences, sight-reading and performance, harmonization, accompanying, and transposition. This is the third course in a three-course sequence. Prerequisite: MUC 140B or instructor permission. Audit available.

MUC 143. Group Percussion. 2 Credits.

Uses rhythms from rock, jazz, R&B, funk and Latin music to cover basic techniques of performance on percussion instruments. Audit available.

MUC 144. Contemporary Singing. 2 Credits.

Covers basic technical skills necessary to develop individual ability in solo or ensemble performance. CDA: Additional lab hours may be required. Audit available.

MUC 144B. Contemporary Singing II. 2 Credits.

Covers intermediate technical and artistic skills necessary for solo and ensemble singing performance.

MUC 145A. Group Guitar/Bass I. 2 Credits.

Beginning instruction for guitar and bass. Includes basic chords, strums, patterns and song forms. Audit available.

MUC 145B. Group Guitar/Bass II. 2 Credits.

Advanced beginner to intermediate instruction for guitar and bass. Includes moveable chords, scales, patterns, and song forms. Also, open tuning and slide guitar, basic soloing and accompaniment techniques. CDA: Additional lab hours may be required. Audit available.

MUC 145C. Group Guitar/Bass III. 2 Credits.

Intermediate to advanced intermediate instruction for guitar and bass. Includes chord studies, chord progressions, scales, basic chord substitution. Also, open tuning and slide guitar, soloing and accompaniment techniques. Audit available.

MUC 150A. Keyboard Harmony I. 1 Credit.

Piano keyboard performance of simple keyboard skills introducing scales, cadences, melody harmonization, simple accompaniment patterns and transposition as they apply to principles studied in Commercial Music Theory I. Audit available.

MUC 150B. Keyboard Harmony II. 1 Credit.

Piano keyboard performance of simple keyboard skills introducing scales, cadences, melody harmonization, simple accompaniment patterns and transposition as they apply to principles studied in Commercial Music Theory II. Must have prerequisite or instructor permission. Prerequisite: MUC 150A. Audit available.

MUC 150C. Keyboard Harmony III. 1 Credit.

Piano keyboard performance of simple keyboard skills introducing scales, cadences, melody harmonization, simple accompaniment patterns and transposition as they apply to principles studied in Commercial Music Theory III. Must have prerequisite or instructor permission. Prerequisite: MUC 150B. Audit available.

MUC 152A. Contemporary Arranging: Settings for Originals and Covers I. 3 Credits.

Develops skills in the tonal placement of sound required for orchestration and arrangement for various styles of music and sizes of musical groups. Focuses on individual instruments and the scoring of each section in the jazz idiom. Includes instrumental and vocal transposition, ranges, harmony, voicing, form, counterpoint, styles, introductions, modulations, interludes, endings, harmonic progression and experimental materials. Audit available.

MUC 152B. Contemporary Arranging: Settings for Originals and Covers II. 3 Credits.

Develops skills in the tonal placement of sound required for orchestration and arrangement for various styles of music and sizes of musical groups. Focuses on individual instruments and the scoring of each section in the jazz idiom. Includes instrumental and vocal transposition, ranges, harmony, voicing, form, counterpoint, styles, introductions, modulations, interludes, endings, harmonic progression and experimental materials Must have prerequisite or instructor permission. Prerequisite: MUS 152A. Audit available.

MUC 152C. Contemporary Arranging: Settings for Originals Covers III. 3 Credits.

Develops skills in the tonal placement of sound required for orchestration and arrangement for various styles of music and sizes of musical groups. Focuses on individual instruments and the scoring of each section in the jazz idiom. Includes instrumental and vocal transposition, ranges, harmony, voicing, form, counterpoint, styles, introductions, modulations, interludes, endings, harmonic progression and experimental materials. Must have prerequisite or instructor permission. Prerequisite: MUS 152B. Audit available.

MUC 154A. Band Performance Workshop. 2 Credits.

Involves selection, rehearsals, and performance in a variety of musical styles, vocal and instrumental. Includes popular, jazz, and R&B. Develops rehearsal and presentation skills. Audit available.

MUC 154B. Band Performance Workshop. 2 Credits.

Involves selection, rehearsals, and performance in a variety of musical styles, vocal and instrumental. Includes popular, jazz, and R&B. Further develops rehearsal and presentation skills. Students are involved with setup and flow of performance. Audit available.

MUC 154C. Band Performance Workshop III. 2 Credits.

Involves selection, rehearsals, and performance in a variety of musical styles, vocal and instrumental. Includes popular, jazz, and R&B. Develops rehearsal and presentation skills. Students are allowed to "front" band and submit original material. Audit available.

MUC 155. Introduction to Improvisation. 2 Credits.

Introduces the beginning improviser to the art of soloing. On the most basic level common staples of the jazz solo are presented and practiced. Simple tunes featuring these staples are used as "vehicles" for soloing. Enrollment open for this class. Audit available.

MUC 155A. Improvisation I. 2 Credits.

Covers how scales and chords are constructed and used, including melodic construction, phrasing, motifs, riffs, substitution chords, voice leading, paraphrase and melodic ramps. Includes harmonic construction of all styles of jazz and ear training. By the end of the sequence, students solo against song form. Audit available.

MUC 155B. Improvisation II. 2 Credits.

Covers how scales and chords are constructed and used, including melodic construction, phrasing, motifs, riffs, substitution chords, voice leading, paraphrase and melodic ramps. Includes harmonic construction of all styles jazz and ear training. By the end of the sequence, students match solo against song form. Audit available.

MUC 155C. Improvisation III. 2 Credits.

Vocal and instrumental improvisation. Covers how scales and chords are constructed and used, including melodic construction, phrasing, motifs, riffs, substitution chords, voice leading, paraphrase and melodic ramps. Focuses on harmonic construction of all styles of jazz and ear training. By the end of the sequence, students match solo against song form. Audit available.

MUC 164. Survey of the Music Industry. 1 Credit.

Provides overview of career options in the music industry. Focuses on making a reasonable and informed choice as to a career in music. Audit available.

MUC 165. Business for the Musician. 1 Credit.

Instructs prospective music-related business owners, such as bands or private teachers, how to initiate, organize and operate a successful small business. Included are promotion, marketing, and record-keeping. Audit available.

MUC 166. Songwriting and Music Publishing. 2 Credits.

Covers the basic forms of popular music songwriting. Includes the opportunity to create songs, individually and in collaboration with others. Includes the business aspects of music publishing and how they affect the songwriter. May be taken three times for credit. Audit available.

MUC 167. The Music Business: Career Opportunities and Self Defense. 2 Credits.

Covers what you need to know to pursue a career in music and the music business. Audit available.

MUC 200A. Composing and Arranging I: Principles and Techniques. 3 Credits.

Introduces music composition and arranging with a focus on 20th and 21st century compositional techniques and materials. Includes composition of chamber and concert works with the goal of compiling a portfolio of both original and arranged works. This is the first course in a three-course sequence. Prerequisites: MUC 103, MUS 113, or instructor approval. Audit available.

MUC 200B. Composing and Arranging II: Electronic Music Composition. 3 Credits.

Covers sonic and compositional aspects of music technology. Includes the study of electronic music in the classical and popular music realms, and composition projects with the goal of creating a portfolio of original works. This is the second course in a three-course sequence. Prerequisite: MUC 200A. Audit available.

MUC 200C. Composition and Arranging III: Electronic Media Composition. 3 Credits.

Covers advanced electronic music composition. Includes intermediate to advanced applications in sequencing and scoring software; recording techniques as applied to film and multimedia; and the development of a portfolio of original works. This is the third course in a three-course sequence. Prerequisite: MUC 200B. Audit Available.

MUC 201. Analog Modular Synthesis. 3 Credits.

Introduces theories and techniques for electronic music creation with analog and modular synthesizers. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test score or instructor permission. Audit available.

MUC 202A. Ensemble I: Intro to Ensemble. 2 Credits.

Involves selection, rehearsals, and performances of twentieth and twenty-first century repertoire. Includes important works of the last century from a performance perspective and a deeper understanding of current trends in contemporary music. Develops skills in improvisation, analysis and interpretation, and communication skills between members. Open to performers of any instrument or voice type. Audit available.

MUC 202B. Ensemble II: Jazz Ensemble. 2 Credits.

Introduces a solid grounding in the style, performance, and theory of jazz in the 20th century. Covers a variety of jazz styles including but not limited to Latin, blues, ballads, rock and roll, and intersections with classical music traditions. Covers improvisation and techniques for performing in both small and large group settings. Audit available.

MUC 202C. Ensemble III: Multimedia Ensemble. 2 Credits.

Creates an experience of a progressive, flexible multimedia ensemble beyond the boundaries of a traditional ensemble class. Incorporates elements of other genres of artistic expression: dance, visual art, poetry, MIDI, and video. Involves collaborations with student composers for the purpose of premiering new works. Audit available.

MUC 222. Introduction to Recording Technologies. 2 Credits.

Course familiarizes students with the terminology, equipment and basics used in the recording industry. Prepares students for the technical requirements of the Recording Technologies courses. Audit available.

MUC 223. Studio Recording Technology I. 3 Credits.

Fundamental skills in audio engineering including a mixture of theory and practical application of current recording technology. Includes fundamental acoustics, microphone placement, editing, multi-track recording, mix-down, signal processing, Midi, and time code synchronization. Focuses on commercials, music recording and sound tracks for visual media. Audit available.

MUC 224. Studio Recording Technology II. 3 Credits.

Fundamental skills in audio engineering including a mixture of theory and practical application of current recording technology. Includes fundamental acoustics, microphone placement, editing, multi-track recording, mix-down, signal processing, Midi, and time code synchronization. Focuses on commercials, music recording and sound tracks for visual media. Prerequisite: MUC 223. Audit available.

MUC 225. Studio Recording Technology III. 3 Credits.

Fundamental skills in audio engineering including a mixture of theory and practical application of current recording technology. Includes fundamental acoustics, microphone placement, editing, multi-track recording, mix-down, signal processing, Midi, and time code synchronization. Focuses on commercials, music recording and sound tracks for visual media. Prerequisite: MUC 224. Audit available.

MUC 226. Digital Recording 1. 3 Credits.

Covers digital technology used in the recording industry. Principle studies are A/D-D/A conversions, graphic editing, plug in effects programming and data handling. Prerequisites: MUC 225. Audit available.

MUC 227. Digital Recording 2. 3 Credits.

Second course in a three part series. Focuses on mixing, automation and synchronization. Both graphic and console methods will be practiced. Lectures focus on theory, musical qualities and functions of both. Prerequisite: MUC 226. Audit available.

MUC 228. Digital Recording 3. 3 Credits.

Third part of a three part series. Focuses on competencies in varied applications such as audio for video and picture. Lectures focus on musical requirements, theory, and practical approaches to field related tasks. Labs will consist of practical applications of all previously learned artistic and command skills. Prerequisite: MUC 227. Audit available.

MUC 234. Income Tax Preparation for Musicians. 1 Credit.

Prepare federal and state individual returns, and introduces partnership and corporate taxation. Includes basics of record-keeping and financial planning. Audit available.

MUC 236. Studio Recording Technology IV. 3 Credits.

Covers intermediate to advanced skills in audio engineering including a mixture of theory and practical application of current recording technology. Focuses on technology as a tool for creativity. Includes digital audio, mixing on DAWs, signal routing, time correction, troubleshooting, session organizing and professional skills. This is the fourth course in a six-course sequence. Prerequisites: MUC 225.Audit Available.

MUC 237. Studio Recording Technology V. 3 Credits.

Covers intermediate to advanced skills in audio engineering including a mixture of theory and practical application of current recording technology. Focuses on technology as a tool for creativity. Includes digital audio, DAW anatomy, signal routing, DAW tracking, critical listening, and pitch correction. This is the fifth course in a six-course sequence. Prerequisite: MUC 236. Audit available.

MUC 238. Studio Recording Technology VI. 3 Credits.

Covers advanced skills in audio engineering including a mixture of theory and practical application of current recording technology. Incorporates technology as an artistic tool to overcome creative barriers. Includes session management, critical listening, mixing, professional skills, and projects. This is the sixth course in a six-course sequence. Prerequisite: MUC 237. Audit available.

MUC 270. Audio Programming I: Introduction to Max/MSP. 3 Credits.

Introduces visual programming language Max/MSP and the practice of creative coding for music and sound design. Recommended: basic familiarity with computers and digital audio workstations. Prerequisites: Placement into WR 90, RD 90 and MTH 20 or higher.

MUC 271. Audio Programming II: Intermediate Max/MSP. 3 Credits.

Provides intermediate experience with the visual programming language Max/MSP and the practice of creative coding for music and sound design. Prerequisite: MUC 270.

MUC 280A. Cooperative Education: Vocational Music. 1-3 Credit.

Develops individual music performance, writing or recording skills in a department approved work setting. Department permission required. Corequisite: MUS 280B. Audit available.