Music

MUSC-110: History of American Music, Credits = 5
Many scholars believe the blues and jazz are America's only truly original contributions to the art music of the world. We will explore how the rich cultural diversity in America provided the fertile soil for the growth of such unique music, tracing the roots from West Africa and Western Europe to the original blues of the Mississippi Delta, to the birth of jazz in New Orleans and its evolution to today's eclectic music scene. By listening to such artists as Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Wynton Marsalis and others, this course is designed to help the student gain a deeper and richer appreciation of the many voices that make up America's music. The more we listen, the more we hear!

MUSC-116: College Voice I, Credits = 1 - 2
College voice classes offer instruction for students of every ability. Beginners as well as students pursuing transfer music degrees will benefit from any College Voice class. Students are offered practical tools for accessing their inherent vitality, expressiveness, and grace. Performing opportunities include recitals, original operettas (Winter quarter) and collaboration with the WWCC Theatre Department. MUSC 116 is an introductory study of efficient vocal production and performance. Beginning exercises for breath management, extending the vocal range, increasing vocal resonance and volume, and singing in an expressive manner are introduced. Group singing and solos are performed to demonstrate these skills. [HP]

MUSC-117: College Voice II, Credits = 1 - 2
College voice classes offer instruction for students of every ability. Beginners as well as students pursuing transfer music degrees will benefit from any College Voice class. Students are offered practical tools for accessing their inherent vitality, expressiveness, and grace. Performing opportunities include recitals, original operettas (Winter quarter) and collaboration with the WWCC Theatre Department. MUSC 117 is an introductory study of efficient vocal production and performance. Beginning exercises for breath management, extending the vocal range, increasing vocal resonance and volume, and singing in an expressive manner are introduced. Group singing and solos are performed to demonstrate these skills.

MUSC-118: College Voice III, Credits = 1 - 2
College voice classes offer instruction for students of every ability. Beginners as well as students pursuing transfer music degrees will benefit from any College Voice class. Students are offered practical tools for accessing their inherent vitality, expressiveness, and grace. Performing opportunities include recitals, original operettas (Winter quarter) and collaboration with the WWCC Theatre Department. MUSC 118 is an introductory study of efficient vocal production and performance. Beginning exercises for breath management, extending the vocal range, increasing vocal resonance and volume, and singing in an expressive manner are introduced. Group singing and solos are performed to demonstrate these skills.

MUSC-126: Jazz Combo I, Credits = 1 - 3
The jazz combo gives the student the opportunity to play jazz in a small group format, concentrating on improvisation in many different styles. The rehearsal schedule will include learning the standard repertoire as well as studying theory with an emphasis on improvisational skills. The combo performs regularly at concerts, school functions and professional engagements. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

MUSC-127: Jazz Combo II, Credits = 1 - 3
The jazz combo gives the student the opportunity to play jazz in a small group format, concentrating on improvisation I many different styles. The rehearsal schedule will include learning the standard repertoire as well as studying theory with an emphasis on improvisational skills. The combo performs regularly at concerts, school functions, and professional engagements. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

MUSC-128: Jazz Combo III, Credits = 1 - 3
The jazz combo gives the student the opportunity to play jazz in a small group format, concentrating on improvisation I many different styles. The rehearsal schedule will include learning the standard repertoire as well as studying theory with an emphasis on improvisational skills. The combo performs regularly at concerts, school functions, and professional engagements. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

MUSC-131: Applied Music I, Credits = 1 - 2
Private music lessons with a college-approved instructor. One hour lesson per week for two credits, or one half-hour lesson per week for one credit. Ten lessons per term.

MUSC-132: Applied Music II, Credits = 1 - 2
Private music lessons with a college-approved instructor. One hour lesson per week for two credits, or one half-hour lesson per week for one credit. Ten lessons per term.

MUSC-133: Applied Music III, Credits = 1 - 2
Private music lessons with a college-approved instructor. One hour lesson per week for two credits, or one half-hour lesson per week for one credit. Ten lessons per term.

MUSC-151: Large Ensemble Performance I, Credits = 1
Instrumental or vocal participation in a college-level organization with a regular rehearsal schedule, culminating in public concert performances. Open to all WWCC students who can perform with the required competencies. Formerly MUSC 141.

MUSC-152: Large Ensemble Performance II, Credits = 1
Instrumental or vocal participation in a college-level organization with a regular rehearsal schedule, culminating in public concert performances. Open to all WWCC students who can perform with the required competencies. Formerly MUSC 142.

MUSC-153: Large Ensemble Performance III, Credits = 1
Instrumental or vocal participation in a college-level organization with a regular rehearsal schedule, culminating in public concert performances. Open to all WWCC students who can perform with the required competencies. Formerly MUSC 143.

MUSC-161: Vocal Ensemble I, Credits = 2
The College Vocal Ensemble offers instruction for students of every ability. Beginners as well as students pursuing transfer music degrees will benefit from being a member of the Vocal Ensemble. Students are offered practical tools for accessing their inherent vitality, expressiveness and grace, while gaining vocal experience in an intimate choir setting. Work ethic, ensemble commitment, artistry, rehearsal technique, and expressiveness are emphasized. Performing opportunities include recitals, original operettas (Winter quarter) and collaboration with the WWCC Theatre Department.

MUSC-162: Vocal Ensemble II, Credits = 2
The College Vocal Ensemble offers instruction for students of every ability. Beginners as well as students pursuing transfer music degrees will benefit from being a member of the Vocal Ensemble. Students are offered practical tools for accessing their inherent vitality, expressiveness and grace, while gaining vocal experience in an intimate choir setting. Work ethic, ensemble commitment, artistry, rehearsal technique, and expressiveness are emphasized. Performing opportunities include recitals, original operettas (Winter quarter) and collaboration with the WWCC Theatre Department. Formerly MUS 162.

MUSC-163: Vocal Ensemble III, Credits = 2
The College Vocal Ensemble offers instruction for students of every ability. Beginners as well as students pursuing transfer music degrees will benefit from being a member of the Vocal Ensemble. Students are offered practical tools for accessing their inherent vitality, expressiveness and grace, while gaining vocal experience in an intimate choir setting. Work ethic, ensemble commitment, artistry, rehearsal technique, and expressiveness are emphasized. Performing opportunities include recitals, original operettas (Winter quarter) and collaboration with the WWCC Theatre Department.

MUSC-216: College Voice IV, Credits = 1 - 2
College voice classes offer instruction for students of every ability. Beginners as well as students pursuing transfer music degrees will benefit from any College Voice class. Students are offered practical tools for accessing their inherent vitality, expressiveness, and grace. Performing opportunities include recitals, original operettas (Winter quarter) and collaboration with the WWCC Theatre Department. MUSC 216 offers a more in-depth study of specific elements of efficient vocal technique and performance. These include vocal purity, the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and appropriate vocal literature for each individual. Choral singers, all music majors, elementary education majors as well as students who simply want to continue to improve their singing will benefit from this class.

MUSC-217: College Voice V, Credits = 1 - 2
College voice classes offer instruction for students of every ability. Beginners as well as students pursuing transfer music degrees will benefit from any College Voice class. Students are offered practical tools for accessing their inherent vitality, expressiveness, and grace. Performing opportunities include recitals, original operettas (Winter quarter) and collaboration with the WWCC Theatre Department. MUSC 217 offers a more in-depth study of specific elements of efficient vocal technique and performance. These include vocal purity, the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and appropriate vocal literature for each individual. Choral singers, all music majors, elementary education majors as well as students who simply want to continue to improve their singing will benefit from this class.

MUSC-218: College Voice VI, Credits = 1 - 2
College voice classes offer instruction for students of every ability. Beginners as well as students pursuing transfer music degrees will benefit from any College Voice class. Students are offered practical tools for accessing their inherent vitality, expressiveness, and grace. Performing opportunities include recitals, original operettas (Winter quarter) and collaboration with the WWCC Theatre Department. MUSC 218 offers a more in-depth study of specific elements of efficient vocal technique and performance. These include vocal purity, the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and appropriate vocal literature for each individual. Choral singers, all music majors, elementary education majors as well as students who simply want to continue to improve their singing will benefit from this class.

MUSC-226: Jazz Combo IV, Credits = 1 - 3
The jazz combo gives the student the opportunity to play jazz in a small group format, concentrating on improvisation I many different styles. The rehearsal schedule will include learning the standard repertoire as well as studying theory with an emphasis on improvisational skills. The combo performs regularly at concerts, school functions, and professional engagements. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

MUSC-227: Jazz Combo V, Credits = 1 - 3
The jazz combo gives the student the opportunity to play jazz in a small group format, concentrating on improvisation I many different styles. The rehearsal schedule will include learning the standard repertoire as well as studying theory with an emphasis on improvisational skills. The combo performs regularly at concerts, school functions, and professional engagements. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

MUSC-228: Jazz Combo VI, Credits = 1 - 3
The jazz combo gives the student the opportunity to play jazz in a small group format, concentrating on improvisation I many different styles. The rehearsal schedule will include learning the standard repertoire as well as studying theory with an emphasis on improvisational skills. The combo performs regularly at concerts, school functions, and professional engagements. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

MUSC-231: Applied Music IV, Credits = 1 - 2
Private music lessons with a college-approved instructor. One hour lesson per week for two credits, or one half-hour lesson per week for one credit. Ten lessons per term.

MUSC-232: Applied Music V, Credits = 1 - 2
Private music lessons with a college-approved instructor. One hour lesson per week for two credits, or one half-hour lesson per week for one credit. Ten lessons per term.

MUSC-233: Applied Music VI, Credits = 1 - 2
Private music lessons with a college-approved instructor. One hour lesson per week for two credits, or one half-hour lesson per week for one credit. Ten lessons per term.

MUSC-251: Large Ensemble Performance IV, Credits = 1
Instrumental or vocal participation in a college-level organization with a regular rehearsal schedule, culminating in public concert performances. Open to all WWCC students who can perform with the required competencies. Formerly MUSC 241.

MUSC-252: Large Ensemble Performance V, Credits = 1
Instrumental or vocal participation in a college-level organization with a regular rehearsal schedule, culminating in public concert performances. Open to all WWCC students who can perform with the required competencies. Formerly MUSC 242.

MUSC-253: Large Ensemble Performance VI, Credits = 1
Instrumental or vocal participation in a college-level organization with a regular rehearsal schedule, culminating in public concert performances. Open to all WWCC students who can perform with the required competencies. Formerly MUSC 243.

MUSC-261: Vocal Ensemble IV, Credits = 2
The College Vocal Ensemble offers instruction for students of every ability. Beginners as well as students pursuing transfer music degrees will benefit from being a member of the Vocal Ensemble. Students are offered practical tools for accessing their inherent vitality, expressiveness and grace, while gaining vocal experience in an intimate choir setting. Work ethic, ensemble commitment, artistry, rehearsal technique, and expressiveness are emphasized. Performing opportunities include recitals, original operettas (Winter quarter) and collaboration with the WWCC Theatre Department.

MUSC-262: Vocal Ensemble V, Credits = 2
The College Vocal Ensemble offers instruction for students of every ability. Beginners as well as students pursuing transfer music degrees will benefit from being a member of the Vocal Ensemble. Students are offered practical tools for accessing their inherent vitality, expressiveness and grace, while gaining vocal experience in an intimate choir setting. Work ethic, ensemble commitment, artistry, rehearsal technique, and expressiveness are emphasized. Performing opportunities include recitals, original operettas (Winter quarter) and collaboration with the WWCC Theatre Department.

MUSC-263: Vocal Ensemble VI, Credits = 2
Choral participation providing vocal experience for all interested students who have a background in music and singing. Formerly MUS 263.

MUSC-299: Special Projects, Credits = 1 - 5
This course provides an opportunity for independent study with a faculty member advisor. Students may earn one to five credits.