Courses

Lower Division Performance Requirements

MUS012 Class Piano I

Designed for the music major whose primary instrument is other than piano. The course material will focus on the rudiments of piano playing, including acquisition of the Technical Skills (Items 1-10) of Piano Proficiency (i.e. scales, arpeggios, and chords). May be repeated three times for credit. Prerequisite: Declared Music Major. (1 unit; Fall/Spring)

MUS012-B
Son, Soohyun Pyeon
01/25/2021 TTh 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
MUS012-A
Rebozo-Diaz, Elizabeth Anne
01/25/2021 TTh 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM CBU Virtual SYNC

MUS016 Rhythm Instruments I

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)

MUS022 Class Piano II

Designed for the music major whose primary instrument is other than piano. The course material will focus primarily on the Functional Skills (Items 11-15) of Piano Proficiency (i.e. solo repertoire, harmonization, transposition, score-reading, and sight-reading) with review of the Technical Skills. May be repeated three times for credit. Prerequisite: MUS 012 or Professor’s approval. (1 unit; Fall/Spring)

MUS022-A
Brand Butler, Angela H
01/25/2021 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
MUS022-B
Rebozo-Diaz, Elizabeth Anne
01/25/2021 MW 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CBU Virtual SYNC

MUS026 Rhythm Instruments II

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)

MUS026-A
Lee, Gary D.
01/25/2021 TTh 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM CBU Virtual SYNC

MUS046 Popular Music Ensemble: 50s-70s

Studies of style and performance in popular music genres in an ensemble setting. Students will rehearse and perform music of various decades, 50s through 70s. Students must be enrolled in at least one ensemble for full credit each semester. Additional ensembles may be taken for zero (0) units. May be repeated for a maximum of eight (8) units. (0-1 units; Fall/Spring)

MUS046-D
Gunn, Evangeline S
01/25/2021 TTh 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
MUS046-B
O'Neal, J.Michael
01/25/2021 TTh 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM CBU Virtual SYNC

MUS047 Popular Music Ens: 80s-Contmpry

Studies of style and performance in popular music genres in an ensemble setting. Students will rehearse and perform music of various decades, 80s through contemporary. Students must be enrolled in at least one ensemble for full credit each semester. Additional ensembles may be taken for zero (0) units. May be repeated for a maximum of eight (8) units. (0-1 units; Fall/Spring)

MUS047-C
Gunn, Evangeline S
01/25/2021 MW 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
MUS047-A
O'Neal, J.Michael
01/25/2021 MW 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM CBU Virtual SYNC

Plus, MUS 080-089 - Private Instruction (4 units, same instrument)

 

Lower Division Requirements

MUS105 Intro to Commrcl Music Studies

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)

MUS114 Music Theory I

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)

MUS115 Musicianship Lab 1

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

MUS124 Music Theory II

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)

MUS124-B
Kirk, Erin P.
01/25/2021 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
MUS124-A
Kirk, Erin P.
01/25/2021 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM CBU Virtual SYNC

MUS125 Musicianship Lab II

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

MUS125-A
Jaramillo, Andres E.
01/25/2021 MW 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
MUS125-B
Jaramillo, Andres E.
01/25/2021 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM CBU Virtual SYNC

MUS214 Music Theory III

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)

MUS215 Musicianship Lab III

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

MUS236 Music Entrepreneurship

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)

MUS236-A
Frye, Carlynn K.
01/25/2021 TTh 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM CBU Virtual SYNC

MUS246 Music Marketing

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)

MUS246-A
Frye, Carlynn K.
01/25/2021 TTh 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM CBU Virtual SYNC

MUS282 Music Technology

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)

MUS282-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/25/2021 MW 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
MUS282-A
Beaumont, Walter Lance
01/25/2021 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
MUS282-C
McConnell, Matthew Allen
01/25/2021 TTh 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM CBU Virtual SYNC

PHY125 Physics of Sound and Music

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)

PHY125L Physics of Sound and Music Lab

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)

 

Upper Division Performance Requirements

MUS446 Commercial Music Ensemble

Exploration of musical genres in small ensemble setting. Ensemble will explore one musical style which may change each semester. Genres selected from include but are not limited to: Funk Ensemble, Jam Band, Salsa Band, Rock, Country, R-n-B, Blues, and Jazz Fusion. Students must be enrolled in at least one ensemble for full credit each semester. Additional ensembles may be taken for zero (0) units. May be repeated for a maximum of eight (8) units. (0-1 units; Fall/Spring)

MUS446-A
Brooks, James Thomas
01/25/2021 TTh 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CBU Virtual SYNC

Plus, MUS 460-469 - Private Instruction (8 units, same instrument)

 

Upper Division Requirements

MUS301 Survey of Music History

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)

MUS305 Survey of Popular Song

Exploration of popular song in the 20th and 21st century such as the Great American Songbook and Broadway contemporary song, and their historical and cultural significance. Emphasis placed on lyric and melodic writing as well as major songwriters. (2 units; Fall)

MUS306 History of Popular Music

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)

MUS306-A
Brooks, James Thomas
01/25/2021 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM CBU Virtual SYNC

MUS308 History of Jazz

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)

MUS308-A
St. Marseille, Daniel F.
01/25/2021 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM CBU Virtual SYNC

MUS326 Commercial Arranging I

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

MUS326-A
Brooks, James Thomas
01/25/2021 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM CBU Virtual SYNC

MUS336 Commercial Arranging II

Instruction in arranging for rhythm section and various instrumental combinations such as strings, wind, and brass, in popular music genres. Prerequisite: MUS 326. (2 units; Fall)

MUS356 Commercial Inst or Vocal Prj I

Students will complete a 30-minute performance or project related to their area of studies in commercial music performance. Selection of material and performance medium will be selected in coordination with the students applied instructor. Prerequisite: Junior status. (1 unit; Spring)

MUS356-A
Beaumont, Walter Lance
01/25/2021 - CBU Virtual SYNC

MUS360 Theolgy, Hist and Prctc of Wrshp

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)

MUS360-A
Toledo, David M.
01/25/2021 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM CBU Virtual SYNC

MUS366 Live Sound TechniquesAndApplctns

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)

MUS386 Audio RecordingAndStudio Tech I

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)

MUS387 Audio RecordingAndStudio Tech II

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)

MUS387-A
Talamo, Ryland P.
01/25/2021 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM CBU Virtual SYNC

MUS396 Lighting Techniques and Applctns

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)

MUS456 Commercial Inst or Vocal Prj II

Students will complete a 60-minute performance or project related to their area of studies in commercial music performance. Selection of material and performance medium will be selected in coordination with the students applied instructor. Prerequisite: MUS 356. (1 unit; Fall/Spring)

MUS456-A
Brooks, James Thomas
01/25/2021 - CBU Virtual SYNC

MUS496 Internship

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)