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MUS 100                                 5 credits
Introduction of Music

Introduction to music theory. Emphasis on fundamental concepts, including notation, simple and compound meter, rhythm, major and minor scales (three forms), key signatures, simple and compound intervals, triads (major, minor, diminished, augmented), simple keyboard harmony, and sight singing of simple diatonic melodies.

MUSC& 105                           5 credits
Music Appreciation

Humanities option for the music or non-music major. Lectures, readings, recordings, video presentations, guest artists and live concert attendance with emphasis on guiding students to musical understanding and appreciation of the musical styles and forms of Western music from the late Renaissance through the 20th century.

MUS 110                                  1 credit
Individual Voice Instruction

College-level private vocal instruction. Primarily for music majors and minors but open to all qualifying students. Instructor lessons fees and accompanist fees (in addition to tuition) apply. Performance at end of term student recital and quarterly jury participation is mandatory. Audition required. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: instructor's signature.

MUS 111                                 1 credit
Individual Piano Instruction

College-level private piano instruction. Primarily for music majors and minors but open to all qualifying students. Instructor lessons fees (in addition to tuition) apply. Performance at end of term student recital and quarterly jury participation is mandatory. Audition required. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: instructor's signature.

MUS 112                                1 credit
Individual Instrument Instruction

College-level private instrument instruction. Primarily for music majors and minors but open to all qualifying students. Instructor lessons fees and accompanist fees (in addition to tuition) apply. Performance at end of term student recital and quarterly jury participation is mandatory. Audition required. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: instructor's signature.

MUS 113                                5 credits
Jazz History

A non-music major humanities course designed to trace the development of jazz from its roots to its contemporary modern styles.

MUS 114                                3 credits
Survey of Rock: History of Rock Styles

A non-music major humanities course designed to trace the development of rock musical styles from roots in American pop music, blues and jazz to modern underground and alternative rock styles in the mid-1990s.

MUS 116                                5 credits
Introduction to the Music/Audio Technology I

An introduction and overview to industry music/audio technology. Receive theoretical and practical experience in acoustics, MIDI, digital sequencing, non-destructive digital recording and electronic music publishing. Prerequisites: knowledge of notation and rhythm required or concurrent enrollment in MUS 100, basic computer literacy.

MUS 120                                1 credit
Voice Class Instruction

Introduction to the principles of voice production, vocal literature, techniques and stage presence, including basic preparation for solo performance. Class members may perform in public. Knowledge of notation and rhythm is expected or concurrent enrollment in MUSC& 121 is suggested. May be repeated for credit.

MUSC& 121                          2 credits
Ear Training 1

Fundamental ear training includes intervals, major and minor scales, triads, and seventh chords in root and inverted positions, dominant seventh chords in same, rhythm reading in simple and compound meter. Sight singing includes simple diatonic major and minor melodies. Prerequisites: knowledge of basic music notation or instructor's signature. Must be taken concurrently with MUSC& 131.

MUSC& 122                          2 credits
Ear Training 2

Continuation of MUSC& 121 with emphasis on triad and seventh chord inversions, chord progressions in major and minor modes, recognition of plagal and authentic cadences, melodic dictation in major and minor modes, and more advanced rhythmic reading and dictation in simple and compound meters. Prerequisites: MUSC& 121 or instructor's signature. Must be taken concurrently with MUSC& 132.

MUSC& 123                          2 credits
Ear Training 3

Continuation of Ear Training 2 with emphasis on triads and seventh chords in all inversions. Harmonic dictation to include modulations to near-related keys, nonharmonic tones, secondary dominants, altered chords and augmented sixth chords. Melodic dictation to include chromatic tones; rhythmic dictation to include complex examples in simple, compound and mixed meters. Prerequisites: MUSC& 122 or instructor's signature. Must be taken concurrently with MUSC& 133.

MUS 125                              1 credit
Piano Class Instruction

Music reading and keyboard techniques from beginning through intermediate levels. No music background required. Emphasis on note reading, rhythm reading, key signatures, major scales and improvising with primary triads.

MUSC& 131                       3 credits
Music Theory 1

Develops an understanding of elementary compositional techniques. Emphasis on the structure of tonality, triads in all inversions (doubling and spacing), voice leading, seventh chords, phrase structure and cadences, nonharmonic tones, harmonic progression, and basic techniques of harmonization. Prerequisites: knowledge of basic music notation or instructor's signature. Must be taken concurrently with MUSC& 121.

MUSC& 132                     3 credits
Music Theory 2

Continuation of MUS& 131 with emphasis on triad and seventh chord inversions, nonharmonic tones and the harmonization of melodies. Student compositions are performed by a lab choir. Further emphasis on secondary dominants and analysis techniques. Prerequisites: MUSC& 131 or instructor's signature. Must be taken concurrently with MUSC& 122.

MUSC& 133                     3 credits
Music Theory 3

Continuation of MUSC& 132, formerly MUS 107, with a working knowledge of triads and seventh chords in major and minor modes, modulations to near related keys, nonharmonic tones, and the harmonization of melody. Further emphasis on cadences, secondary dominants, analysis, chromatic harmony, altered chords and augmented sixths. Prerequisites: MUSC& 132 or instructor's signature. Must be taken concurrently with MUSC& 123.

MUS 145                          1 credit
Brass Class Instruction

An introductory master class that covers the principles of brass instrumental technique, performance and literature. Students will perform in class regularly and must have their own instruments. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: knowledge of notation and rhythm required or concurrent enrollment in MUS 100.

MUS 146                          1 credit
Woodwind (single reed) Class Instruction

An introductory master class that covers the principles of woodwind (single reed) instrumental technique, performance and literature. Students will perform in class regularly and must have their own instruments. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: knowledge of notation and rhythm required or concurrent enrollment in MUS 100.

MUS 161                         1 credit
Community Chorus

Choral singing open to all students. No audition required. Basic vocal and choral techniques, vocalization, optional public concerts. Literature to include a diversity of styles ranging from classical to contemporary.

MUS 170                        2 credits
WVC Chamber Choir

A select vocal performance ensemble: the WVC Chamber Choir is a primary recruiting ensemble for the WVC Music Department. Participation will involve numerous performances and varied community outreach activities. Audition required. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: previous vocal/choral experience or instructor approval.

MUS 173                        2 credits
Mariachi Music

Traditional Mexican mariachi music; violin, trumpet, guitar, guitarron, vihuela and voice. Learn traditional techniques and forms including the "son," ranchera, bolero, huapango and polka. Prerequisites: prior mariachi performance experience required and instructor's signature.

MUS 174                      1-2 credits
Jazz Ensemble

Preparation and performance of jazz ensemble literature. Open to all students. The WVC Jazz Ensemble performs several concerts each term. Students are to bring their own instruments. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: prior instrumental and ensemble proficiency required. Instructor's permission.

MUS 175                       1-2 credits
Instrumental Ensemble

Preparation and performance of varied instrumental literature with the Wenatchee Valley Symphony or other professional or semi-professional instrumental ensembles in the greater Wenatchee area. This may include the British Brass Band, the Wenatchee Big Band and others. Students to bring their own instruments. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: previous performing experience and a minimum of intermediate-level technical proficiency required. Instructor's permission. Audition may be required.

MUS 177                       1-2 credits
Guitar Orchestra

Preparation and performance of music for guitar orchestra. Course will focus on developing ensemble, technical and interpretive skills. Students to bring their own instruments. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: previous performing experience and a minimum of intermediate-level technical proficiency recommended. Instructor's permission. Audition may be required.

MUS 210                           1 credit
Individual Voice Instruction

College-level private vocal instruction. Primarily for music majors and minors but open to all qualifying students. Instructor lessons fees (in addition to tuition) apply. Fees for accompanists (outside of tuition and course fees are likely to apply). Performance at end of term student recital and quarterly jury participation is mandatory. Audition required. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: instructor's signature. MUS 110 (a student must demonstrate superior competency and knowledge of specific literature and pedagogy during MUS 110 to be allowed to enroll in MUS 210).

MUS 211                          1 credit
Individual Piano Instruction

College-level private piano instruction. Primarily for music majors and minors but open to all qualifying students. Instructor lessons fees (in addition to tuition) apply. Performance at end of term student recital and quarterly jury participation is mandatory. Audition required. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: instructor's signature. MUS 111 (a student must demonstrate superior competency and knowledge of specific literature and pedagogy during MUS 111 to be allowed to enroll in MUS 211).

MUS 212                           1 credit
Individual Instrument Instruction

College level private instrumental instruction. Primarily for music major and minors but open to all qualifying students. Instructor lessons fees (in addition to tuition) apply. Fees for accompanists (outside of tuition and course fees are likely to apply). Performance at end of term student recital and quarterly jury participation is mandatory. Audition required. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: instructor's signature. MUS 112 (a student must demonstrate superior competency and knowledge of specific literature and pedagogy during MUS 112 to be allowed to enroll in MUS 212).

MUS 221                              1 credit
Piano Class Instruction

Continuation of MUS 125 for those students desiring to learn more advanced playing techniques. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: MUS 121 or MUS 125 or the equivalent or instructor's signature.

MUSC& 241                        5 credits
Music Theory 4

The fourth of a six-term course sequence in written and aural music theory: learn to analyze, employ, sing and transcribe chromatic music and intermediate forms. Prerequisites: MUSC& 133 and MUSC& 123 or equivalent.

MUSC& 242                         5 credits
Music Theory 5

The fifth of a six-term course sequence in written and aural music theory: learn to analyze, employ, sing and transcribe advanced chromatic music and advanced forms. Prerequisites: MUSC& 241 or equivalent.

MUSC& 243                          5 credits
Music Theory 6

The sixth of a six-term course sequence in written and aural music theory: learn to analyze, employ, sing and transcribe advanced chromatic music and advanced forms as well as 20th century techniques. Prerequisites: MUSC&242 or equivalent.

MUS 261                               1 credit
Community Chorus

Choral singing open to all students. No audition required. Basic vocal and choral techniques, vocalization, optional public concerts. Literature to include a diversity of styles ranging from classical to contemporary.

MUS 270                                2 credits
WVC Chamber Choir

A select vocal performance ensemble: the WVC Chamber Choir is a primary recruiting ensemble for the WVC Music Department. Participation will involve numerous performances and varied community outreach activities. Audition required. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: previous vocal/choral experience or instructor approval.

MUS 273                                2 credits
Mariachi Music

Traditional Mexican mariachi music; violin, trumpet, guitar, guitarron, vihuela and voice. Learn traditional techniques and forms including the "son," ranchera, bolero, huapango and polka. Prerequisites: prior mariachi performance experience required, instructor's signature.

MUS 274                                 1-2 credits
Jazz Ensemble

Preparation and performance of jazz ensemble literature. Open to all students. The WVC Jazz Ensemble performs several concerts each term. Students are to bring their own instruments. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: prior instrumental and ensemble proficiency required.

MUS 275                                 1-2 credits
Instrumental Ensemble

Preparation and performance of varied instrumental literature with the Wenatchee Valley Symphony or other local professional or semiprofessional instrumental ensembles in the greater Wenatchee area. This may include the British Brass Band, the Wenatchee Big Band and others. Students to bring their own instruments. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: previous performing experience and a minimum of intermediate-level technical proficiency required. Instructor's permission. Audition may be required.

MUS 277                                 1-2 credits
Guitar Orchestra

Advanced preparation and performance of music for guitar orchestra. Course will focus on advanced ensemble, technical and interpretive skills. Students to bring their own instruments. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: previous performing experience and a minimum of advanced-level technical proficiency recommended. Instructor's permission. Audition may be required.


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