Performance Requirements 

 

Group instruction of fundamental piano skills to be used in live worship service settings. Focus on scales, basic chord structures, improvisation, chord chart realization, and accompaniment skills.(1 unit; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS015-B
Dahlgren, Steven J
09/03/2024 MW 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Hawkins Music Building 159
MUS015-C
Dahlgren, Steven J
09/03/2024 MW 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Hawkins Music Building 159
MUS015-A
Dahlgren, Steven J
09/03/2024 MW 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 159

Beginning group instruction on drum set as applied to commercial music studies. Students with a drum set as their primary instrument may substitute one-unit of voice. (1 unit; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS016-A
Walton, Tyler E.
09/03/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Hawkins Music Building 108

Group instruction of intermediate piano skills to be used in live worship service settings. Content will continue from MUS 015 - Class Piano for Worship Arts and Commercial Music I and focus on more advanced chord structures, improvisation, chord chart realization, and accompaniment skills. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: MUS 015. (1 unit; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS025-C
Dahlgren, Steven J
01/08/2024 MW 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Hawkins Music Building 159
MUS025-B
Dahlgren, Steven J
01/08/2024 MW 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Hawkins Music Building 159
MUS025-A
Dahlgren, Steven J
01/08/2024 MW 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Hawkins Music Building 159

Beginning group instruction on bass and guitar as applied to commercial music studies. Students with guitar or bass as their primary instrument may substitute one-unit of voice. (1 unit; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS026-A
Aaron, Blake
01/08/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM Hawkins Music Building 162

*Plus, 4 units of Private Instruction (MUS 080–MUS 089)

Lower Division Requirements 

 

Overview of the diverse industry of commercial music. Students will explore trends, vocations and markets through lectures and insights delivered by industry professionals. (2 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS105-A
Brooks, James Thomas
09/03/2024 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Hawkins Music Building 147

A review of music fundamentals, intensive study of basic concepts of music theory for the music major, introduction to music notation software. Concert attendance requirement. Concurrent requisite: MUS 115. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS114-A
Pickett, Glenn A.
09/03/2024 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Hawkins Music Building 147
MUS114-B
Pickett, Glenn A.
09/03/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Hawkins Music Building 147

Introductory experiences in sight-singing and ear-training. Concurrent Requisite: MUS 114. (1 unit; Fall).htm

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS115-B
St Marseille, Daniel F
09/03/2024 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Hawkins Music Building 101
MUS115-A
St Marseille, Daniel F
09/03/2024 MW 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Hawkins Music Building 101

Development of skills in analyzing and writing music involving diatonic voice leading principles and harmonic progressions. Examples are drawn from art, sacred and popular music. Concurrent Requisite: MUS 125. Prerequisite: MUS 114. Concert attendance requirement. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS124-A
Pickett, Glenn A.
01/08/2024 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Hawkins Music Building 147
MUS124-B
Pickett, Glenn A.
01/08/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Hawkins Music Building 147

Continued development of aural skills and introduction to keyboard harmony and improvisation. Prerequisite: MUS 115; Concurrent requisite: MUS 124. (1 unit; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS125-B
St Marseille, Daniel F
01/08/2024 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Hawkins Music Building 101
MUS125-A
St Marseille, Daniel F
01/08/2024 MW 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Hawkins Music Building 101

Advanced writing and analysis of music involving chromatic and extended harmonies, and an introduction to 16th century polyphony and 18th century counterpoint. Examples are drawn from art, sacred and popular music. Prerequisite: MUS 124; Concurrent Requisite: MUS 215. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS214-A
Kirk, Erin P.
09/03/2024 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Hawkins Music Building 163
MUS214-B
Kirk, Erin P.
09/03/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Hawkins Music Building 163

Advanced training in ear-training, sight-singing and keyboard harmony involving chromatic exercises. Prerequisite: MUS 125; Concurrent Requisite: MUS 214. (1 unit; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS215-B
King, Nathan E.
09/03/2024 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Hawkins Music Building 162
MUS215-A
Brand Butler, Angela H
09/03/2024 MW 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Hawkins Music Building 162

Study of sound in music production including identification and manipulation, and the development of specific listening skills necessary for studio recording. (1 unit; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS217-A
Brooks, James Thomas
01/08/2024 M 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM Hawkins Music Building 138

Introduction to theories, fundamentals, and practices of entrepreneurship and small business as applied to musicians. Course will cover planning, finance, copyright and law as applied to the music business, merchandise, licensing, digital rights and royalty management and endorsements. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS236-A
Jimenez, Hector Gabriel
09/03/2024 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Hawkins Music Building 161

Overview of marketing fundamentals, theories and applications as applied to musicians. Students will explore advertising, social media marketing, strategic marketing planning, international marketing, and other topics related to contemporary musicians and music business. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS246-A
Jimenez, Hector Gabriel
09/03/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 161

Introduction to a broad perspective of the many ways musicians use computers. Emphasis on historic milestones, current issues, and practical skill in using software and hardware in music technology. Prerequisite: Declared music major, minor, or concentration. (2 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS282-C
Jimenez, Hector Gabriel
01/08/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Hawkins Music Building 161
MUS282-A
Jimenez, Hector Gabriel
01/08/2024 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Hawkins Music Building 161
MUS282-B
Jimenez, Hector Gabriel
01/08/2024 MW 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 161
MUS282-A
Jimenez, Hector Gabriel
09/03/2024 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Hawkins Music Building 161
MUS282-B
Jimenez, Hector Gabriel
09/03/2024 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Hawkins Music Building 161

This course covers the basic physical principles of waves required to understand the phenomena of sound and music. We will discover the properties of waves, such as speed, frequency, wavelength, amplitude, and intensity. We will discuss how frequency relates to harmonics, pitch, and resonance. We will discuss diffraction, interference, and the Doppler Effect. We will discuss the different kinds of sounds produced by different kinds of musical instruments (strings, wind, brass, and the human voice). Should be taken with PHY 125L. Prerequisite: MAT 115. (3 units; Fall, even years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
PHY125-A
Choi, Hyung S
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex 121

This laboratory course will feature demonstration, examples, and hands-on laboratory activities to supplement the learning objectives of PHY 125 (Physics of Sound and Music). These interactive laboratory based experiences will cover sound waves, pitch, loudness, timbre, harmonics, resonance, the human ear, and other topics related to PHY 125. Time may also be dedicated to working out examples to develop physics problem-solving skills in a highly interactive setting. Additional Lab Fee. Pre- or Co- Requisite: PHY 125. (1 unit; Fall, even years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
PHY125L-A
Choi, Hyung S
09/03/2024 W 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM James Complex 121

 

Upper Division Requirements 

 

This course is a study of the development of musical styles and idioms in the context of selected historical periods and their connection with the cultural evolution of Western civilization. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS301-A
Brand Butler, Angela H
01/08/2024 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Hawkins Music Building 147
MUS301-A
Brand Butler, Angela H
09/03/2024 MW 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM Hawkins Music Building 108

Survey of the history and development of popular music in the 20th and 21st centuries. Emphasis is placed on recorded music history and the socio-musical aspects of music. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS306-A
O'Neal, J.Michael
01/08/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Hawkins Music Building 163

The course provides the students with an appreciation and understanding of the cultural history of Jazz. Through critical listening students will learn to identify the various styles and performers associated with the traditions of Jazz. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS308-A
St Marseille, Daniel F
01/08/2024 MW 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM Hawkins Music Building 212

Instruction in arranging for vocal and rhythm section in popular music genres. (2 units, Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS326-A
Brooks, James Thomas
01/08/2024 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Hawkins Music Building 138

Study of the theory, practice and equipment of digital and analog audio signal processing including temporal (ex. reverb, chorus, delay), spectral (equalization, filtering) and dynamic (compressor, limiters, expanders) processing. Prerequisite: MUS 387. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS337-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Hawkins Music Building 138

Course explores studio music project creation, implementation, and delivery of product. Students will learn how to develop the overall scope of a recording project including defining project goals, selection of musical material and performers, technical resources, and budget to final product creation. Pre- or Co-Requisite: MUS 386. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS347-B
Guerrero, Miguel A.
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 161
MUS347-A
Guerrero, Miguel A.
09/03/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Hawkins Music Building 161

Study of the business and creative aspects of music production. Emphasis is placed on project development and tracking from demo to final product, creative and aesthetic considerations, assessing needs of artist, song selection and analysis, and artistic development and creative vision. Prerequisite: MUS 347. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS357-A
Guerrero, Miguel A.
01/08/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 161

An examination of biblical text and the history of worship in the church in order to develop a biblical theology of worship and its application in the local church. Students will learn about the development and reforms of liturgical practices and biblical foundations for historical and present-day worship applications. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS360-A
Williams, Chessa W.
01/08/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Hawkins Music Building 147

Study of equipment and design in sound related to concert and live performance applications. Additional training on operation, mixing, equalization, and monitor mixing. Practicum hours required. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS366-A
McConnell, Matthew Allen
09/03/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 147

Exploration of current technological developments and applications in sound recording, editing, manipulation, and distribution. Prerequisite: MUS 387. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS367-A
Fitzpatrick, Jeffrey L.
09/03/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Hawkins Music Building 138

Introduction to audio post-production and editing for visual media. Methods for sound synchronization, dialogue recording, editing and mixing, and sound effects will be covered. Students will produce short projects applying course content to short films and advertisements. Prerequisite: MUS 387. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS377-A
Brooks, James Thomas
01/08/2024 TTh 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM Hawkins Music Building 138

Introduction to analog and digital audio recording and ProTools recording software. Topics covered will include microphone techniques, signal flow, recording consoles, sound capture and basic sound editing. Recording of vocal and instruments will be covered. Practicum hours required. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS386-A
Fitzpatrick, Jeffrey L.
09/03/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Hawkins Music Building 138
MUS386-B
Fitzpatrick, Jeffrey L.
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 138

Course builds upon Audio Recording and Studio Techniques II, exploring advanced studio recording and editing. Topics covered will include signal routing, DAW, digital signal processors, and recording of larger ensembles and diverse instruments. Practicum hours required. Prerequisite: MUS 386. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS387-B
Fitzpatrick, Jeffrey L.
01/08/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 138
MUS387-A
Fitzpatrick, Jeffrey L.
01/08/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Hawkins Music Building 138

Study of equipment and design in lighting related to concert and live performance applications. Emphasis placed on terminology, creation of lighting plots and designs, fixtures, and computer and lighting console instruction. Practicum hours required. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS396-A
Paulin, Anthony Joseph
01/08/2024 M 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 212

Students will record a 30-minute performance project of various ensemble configurations. Selection of material and performance medium will be selected in coordination with the students applied instructor. Prerequisite: Junior status. (1 unit; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS397-A
Brooks, James Thomas
01/08/2024 - Instructor OFFC
MUS397-A
Brooks, James Thomas
09/03/2024 - Instructor OFFC

Audio processing and mastering techniques applied to audio preparation for distribution. Prerequisite: MUS 387. (2 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS477-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 TTh 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM Hawkins Music Building 138

Integration of audio and studio technology in post-production. Topics include dialogue replacement, sound effects design and editing, Foley, surround sound mixing and music score production. Practicum hours required. Prerequisite: MUS 387. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS487-A
Fitzpatrick, Jeffrey L.
01/08/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Hawkins Music Building 138

Under faculty supervision, students will be assigned to positions in music industry related to their area of study. The internship provides breadth and depth in real-world experiences within businesses and organizations, allowing for application of concepts and skills. Prerequisite: Permission of the School of Music. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS496-IN
Brooks, James Thomas
01/08/2024 - Instructor OFFC
MUS496-IN
Brooks, James Thomas
09/03/2024 - Instructor OFFC

Students will record a 60-minute performance project of various ensemble configurations, including at least one sound-scape. Selection of material and performance medium will be selected in coordination with the students applied instructor. Prerequisite: MUS 397. (1 unit; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MUS497-A
Brooks, James Thomas
01/08/2024 - TBA
MUS497-A
Brooks, James Thomas
09/03/2024 - Instructor OFFC