Course Descriptions

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsDescriptionCompetencies
MUS100Music Appreciation3A survey of the development of western arts music through study of representative compositions of many periods and styles. Includes definitions of musical terminology and a major emphasis on listening.Loading...
MUS102Music Fundamentals3This course introduces students to the elements of music as they are taught in music classes from preschool through middle school. Basic information regarding the teaching of music and an introduction to using a piano as a teaching aid are included. This course includes a significant amount of student participation both in teaching music concepts to classmates and in being students who are being taught by classmates.Loading...
MUS106Music Theory I4All aspects of music theory will be introduced and explored with the experienced music student. Activities will include ear training, sight singing, keyboard training and written theory assignments.Loading...
MUS107Music Theory II4As a sequel to Music Theory I, this course will examine music theory in greater complexity and will emphasize the harmonic aspects of music. Activities will include ear training, sight singing, keyboard skills and written theory assignments. Prerequisite: MUS 106Loading...
MUS143Concert Choir3Concert choir is open to all students; however, it is expected that those who register for this course will be able to learn the choral part to which they are assigned and to sing it correctly when singing with the whole choir. At the start of the student's first enrollment in this course, he/she must sing alone during an interview with the conductor. The goals of the interview are: 1. to start becoming acquainted; 2. to allow the conductor to hear the student's voice; 3. to allow the student and conductor to agree on the voice part to which the student will be assigned. The choir sings a wide variety of choral literature, chosen to expand the student's choral music background. Performances serve as the midterm and final exams. Registration in Concert Choir may be repeated indefinitely, but only the most recent 12 credits apply toward a DMACC degree.Loading...
MUS202World Music3This course is a survey of musical styles from countries whose music is primarily based on concepts that are not part of the Western culture music tradition. The list of cultures whose music will be studied includes, but is not limited to, African, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, cultures from the Near East, and indigenous cultures from the Americas.Loading...
MUS204History of Rock and Roll3"A study of Rock and Roll from the mid 1950s to the present. Designed to create critical listeners of popular culture music through analysis of song forms, rock band instrumentation, and the political, cultural, and social significance of song lyrics."Loading...
MUS205Jazz History and Appreciation3This course is a survey of the development of American jazz from the late 19th century to the present, with emphasis on its ethnic origins, cities where jazz developed, styles that evolved and the influential composers and performers who created the various jazz styles.Loading...
MUS275Chamber Ensemble3This choral ensemble is open by audition to all DMACC students. Students who want to sing in this ensemble must arrange an audition time with the choral conductor at the start of the semester. Registration in Chamber Ensemble may be repeated indefinitely, but only the most recent 12 credits apply toward a DMACC degree. The Chamber Ensemble performs a variety of choral music, which is generally more difficult than the music performed by the Concert Choir. Prior choral performance experience is recommended, but not required for participation. Singers are required to sing in two performances per semester, which serve as the midterm and final exams. Prerequisite: Audition with the conductorLoading...