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MUSC-100  Concert Choir  (1 Credit Hour) 

Develops artistic choral singing through performance of a wide range of choral literature including folk songs, spirituals, and popular materials, as well as the works of the great masters from the Renaissance to contemporary classic. Audition or consent of instructor required. Ability to read music is helpful but not required. Participation in routine practice sessions is necessary. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 semester hour credit. 

MUSC-103  Orchestra  (1 Credit Hour) 

This course includes the study of and participation in orchestral techniques and performances. May be repeated three times for a maximum of four semester hours applicable toward a degree. 

MUSC-104 Community Chorale  (1 Credit Hour) 

Develops artistic choral singing through performance of a wide range of choral literature including folk songs, spirituals, and popular materials, as well as the works of the great masters from the Renaissance to contemporary classics. Audition or consent of instructor required. Ability to read music is helpful but not required. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 semester hours credit. Offered as non-credit CMS 404 with no fee. 

MUSC-105  Concert Band  (1 Credit Hour) 

This course includes the study of and participation in band techniques and performances. Out-of-class performances may be scheduled at the discretion of the instructor and are an integral part of the course. Students are required to audition for the instructor. May be repeated three times for a maximum of four semester hours applicable toward a degree. 

MUSC-106  KC Blues (Jazz/Show Choir)  (1 Credit Hour) 

Develops artistic choral singing through performance of vocal jazz, popular song, and Broadway music. Some basic dance ability required. Open to any full-time Kaskaskia College student through audition or consent of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 semester hours credit. Concurrent enrollment in Music 102 or 104 is required. 

MUSC-117 Stage Band  (1 Credit Hour) 

This course includes the study of and participation in jazz ensemble techniques and performances. Students are required to audition for the instructor. Out-of-class performances may be scheduled at the discretion of the instructor and are an integral part of the course. May be repeated three times for a maximum of four semester hours applicable toward a degree. 

 MUSC-118  Jazz Ensemble  (1 Credit Hour) 

The jazz ensemble offers students opportunities to study and perform jazz. The ensemble utilizes traditional small ensemble instrumentation and configuration. A primary goal of the course is to provide an opportunity for students to develop an understanding of the skills required to teach and perform music in various jazz styles and idioms. 

MUSC-119  Instrumental Ensemble  (1 Credit Hour)

Organized to offer further study in specialized types of instrumental music. Students are required to audition for the instructor. May be repeated three times for a maximum of four semester hours applicable toward a degree. 

MUSC-113  String Ensemble  (1 Credit Hour) 

This course is organized to offer further study in specialized types of string music. Students are required to audition for the instructor. May be repeated three times for a maximum of four semester hours applicable toward a degree. 

 MUSC-114  Madrigal Singers  (1 Credit Hour) 

Develops artistic choral singing through performance of madrigals and other early music. Open to any full-time Kaskaskia College student through audition or consent of instructor. May be repeated for a miximum of 4 semester hours of credit. Concurrent enrollment in MUSC 100 or 104 is required. 

 

MUSC-121  Pep-Band  (1 Credit Hour) 

The ensemble utilizes traditional and non-traditional pep-band instrumetnation to attain the highest possible performance standard through different styles of music. Members are an important part of the community in regard to public performances at athletic competitions and on-campus events. Students may enroll for one semester hour at a time for a maximum of four credit hours. This course also provides the needed group practice to complement individual music instruction and the music theory courses. 

MUSC-238  Percussion Ensemble  (1 Credit Hour) 

Weekly rehearsals will be utilized for instruction in percussion techniques and

chamber percussion performance skills. Literature will cover standard works, avante garde, commercial/jazz, transcriptions and arrangements. Membership and exact instrumentation will vary according to the specifications of each work studied and/or performed. May be repeated three times for a maximum of four semester hours applicable toward a degree.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL EDUCATION CLASSES

 

MUSC-101 Introduction to Music in America  (3 Credit Hours) 

Historical survey of the development and major cultural contributions of American music and composers, including classical, jazz and popular forms, within the context of the American culture of the time. 

 MUSC-102  Introduction to Jazz  (3 Credit Hours) 

The course will be a study of the origins, evolution and emergence of jazz as one of American's significant contributions to the world of music. The course will emphasize the study of representative works illustration principle styles in the development of jazz as an accepted form of musical expression in American culture. 

MUSC-107  Music Appreciation  (3 Credit Hours) 

Introduction to representative music masterpieces through perceptive listening. Emphasis on the elements of music, various musical forms and periods, and great composers and performers. 

MUSC-116 Music Fundamentals  (3 Credit Hours) 

A course for the student who desires a knowledge of the basic concepts of rhythm, notation, music reading with related keyboard experiences. Required for students who do not pass the theory proficiency. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPLIED MUSIC CLASS INSTRUCTION

 

MUSC-110  Applied Music Class Strings  (1 Credit Hour) 

These are one-hour courses designed for music majors or persons with previous formal training and performance experience. Enrollment in one-hour Applied Private Music course requires the consent of the music coordinator. Students are expected to complete 15 half-hour lessons per semester covering the standard repertoire and have performance opportunities available on student recital programs. Private teachers approved by the college are to be contracted by the student to administer instruction. May be repeated three times for a maximum of four semester hours applicable toward a degree. 

MUSC-120  Applied Music Class Woodwinds  (1 Credit Hour) 

These are one-hour courses designed for music majors or persons with previous formal training and performance experience. Enrollment in one-hour Applied Private Music course requires the consent of the music coordinator. Students are expected to complete 15 half-hour lessons per semester covering the standard repertoire and have performance opportunities available on student recital programs. Private teachers approved by the college are to be contracted by the student to administer instruction. May be repeated three times for a maximum of four semester hours applicable toward a degree. 

MUSC-130  Applied Music Class Percussion  (1 Credit Hour) 

These are one-hour courses designed for music majors or persons with previous formal training and performance experience. Enrollment in one-hour Applied Private Music course requires the consent of the music coordinator. Students are expected to complete 15 half-hour lessons per semester covering the standard repertoire and have performance opportunities available on student recital programs. Private teachers approved by the college are to be contracted by the student to administer instruction. May be repeated three times for a maximum of four semester hours applicable toward a degree. 

MUSC-150  Applied Music Class Brass  (1 Credit Hour) 

These are one-hour courses designed for music majors or persons with previous formal training and performance experience. Enrollment in one-hour Applied Private Music course requires the consent of the music coordinator. Students are expected to complete 15 half-hour lessons per semester covering the standard repertoire and have performance opportunities available on student recital programs. Private teachers approved by the college are to be contracted by the student to administer instruction. May be repeated three times for a maximum of four semester hours applicable toward a degree. 

 

 

 

 

MUSC-160  Applied Music Class Voice  (1 Credit Hour) 

These are one-hour courses designed for music majors or persons with previous formal training and performance experience. Enrollment in one-hour Applied Private Music course requires the consent of the music coordinator. Students are expected to complete 15 half-hour lessons per semester covering the standard repertoire and have performance opportunities available on student recital programs. Private teachers approved by the college are to be contracted by the student to administer instruction. May be repeated three times for a maximum of four semester hours applicable toward a degree. 

MUSC-170  Applied Music Class Organ  (1 Credit Hour) 

These are one-hour courses designed for music majors or persons with previous formal training and performance experience. Enrollment in one-hour Applied Private Music course requires the consent of the music coordinator. Students are expected to complete 15 half-hour lessons per semester covering the standard repertoire and have performance opportunities available on student recital programs. Private teachers approved by the college are to be contracted by the student to administer instruction. May be repeated three times for a maximum of four semester hours applicable toward a degree. 

MUSC-180  Class Guitar I  (1 Credit Hour) 

Designed for the child care worker and teacher aide to learn the methods of accompanying simple songs in the day care center or elementary classroom. 

 MUSC-181  Class Guitar II  (1 Credit Hour) 

Continuation of MUSC 180. Designed for the child care worker and teacher aide to learn the methods of accompanying simple songs in the day care center or elementary classroom. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPLIED MUSIC PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

 

MUSC-115  Applied Music: Private Strings  (1 Credit Hour) 

These are one-hour courses designed for music majors or persons with previous formal training and performance experience. Enrollment in one-hour Applied Private Music course requires the consent of the music coordinator. Students are expected to complete 15 half-hour lessons per semester covering the standard repertoire and have performance opportunities available on student recital programs. Private teachers approved by the college are to be contracted by the student to administer instruction. May be repeated three times for a maximum of four semester hours applicable toward a degree. 

MUSC-124  Applied Music: Private Woodwinds I  (2 Credit Hours) 

Music majors need to take private music lessons every term of enrollment. Private lessons should incorporate representative solo and study materials and a basic knowledge of appropriate literature and should develop performance skills, including public performance. See a music advisor for specific choices and registration requirements. Private instruction is in selected area. 

 MUSC-125  Applied Music: Private Woodwinds  (1 Credit Hour) 

These are one-hour courses designed for music majors or persons with previous formal training and performance experience. Enrollment in one-hour Applied Private Music course requires the consent of the music coordinator. Students are expected to complete 15 half-hour lessons per semester covering the standard repertoire and have performance opportunities available on student recital programs. Private teachers approved by the college are to be contracted by the student to administer instruction. May be repeated three times for a maximum of four semester hours applicable toward a degree. 

 MUSC-126  Applied Music: Private Woodwinds II  (2 Credit Hours) 

Music majors need to take private music lessons every term of enrollment. Private lessons should incorporate representative solo and study materials and a basic knowledge of appropriate literature and should develop performance skills, including public performance. See a music advisor for specific choices and registration requirements. Private instruction is in selected area. 

MUSC-134 Applied Music: Private Percussion I  (2 Credit Hours) 

Music majors need to take private music lessons every term of enrollment. Private lessons should incorporate representative solo and study materials and a basic knowledge of appropriate literature and should develop performance skills, including public performance. See a music advisor for specific choices and registration requirements. Private instruction is in selected area. 

 

 

 MUSC-135  Applied Music: Private Percussion  (1 Credit Hour) 

These are one-hour courses designed for music majors or persons with previous formal training and performance experience. Enrollment in one-hour Applied Private Music course requires the consent of the music coordinator. Students are expected to complete 15 half-hour lessons per semester covering the standard repertoire and have performance opportunities available on student recital programs. Private teachers approved by the college are to be contracted by the student to administer instruction. May be repeated three times for a maximum of four semester hours applicable toward a degree. 

 MUSC-136  Applied Music: Private Percussion II  (2 Credit Hours) 

Music majors need to take private music lessons every term of enrollment. Private lessons should incorporate representative solo and study materials and a basic knowledge of appropriate literature and should develop performance skills, including public performance. See a music advisor for specific choices and registration requirements. Private instruction is in selected area. Prerequisite: Successful completion of MUSC 134 with a grade of B or better, concurrent enrollment in a major ensemble. 

MUSC-144 Applied Music: Private Piano I  (2 Credit Hours) 

Music majors need to take private music lessons every term of enrollment. Private lessons should incorporate representative solo and study materials and a basic knowledge of appropriate literature and should develop performance skills, including public performance. See a music advisor for specific choices and registration requirements. Private instruction is in selected area. 

 MUSC-145  Applied Music: Private Piano  (1 Credit Hour) 

These are one-hour courses designed for music majors or persons with previous formal training and performance experience. Enrollment in one-hour Applied Private Music course requires the consent of the music coordinator. Students are expected to complete 15 half-hour lessons per semester covering the standard repertoire and have performance opportunities available on student recital programs. Private teachers approved by the college are to be contracted by the student to administer instruction. May be repeated three times for a maximum of four semester hours applicable toward a degree. 

 MUSC-146  Applied Music: Private Piano II  (2 Credit Hours) 

Music majors need to take private music lessons every term of enrollment. Private lessons should incorporate representative solo and study materials and a basic knowledge of appropriate literature and should develop performance skills, including public performance. See a music advisor for specific choices and registration requirements. Private instruction is in selected area. Prerequisite: Successful completion of MUSC 144 with a grade of B or better, concurrent enrollment in a major ensemble. 

 

 

 

MUSC-154 Applied Music: Private Brass I  (2 Credit Hours) 

Music majors need to take private music lessons every term of enrollment, wi Private lessons should incorporate representative solo and study materials and a basic knowledge of appropriate literature and should develop performance skills, including public performance. See a music advisor for specific choices and registration requirements. Private instruction is in selected area. 

MUSC-155  Applied Music: Private Brass  (1 Credit Hour) 

These are one-hour courses designed for music majors or persons with previous formal training and performance experience. Enrollment in one-hour Applied Private Music course requires the consent of the music coordinator. Students are expected to complete 15 half-hour lessons per semester covering the standard repertoire and have performance opportunities available on student recital programs. Private teachers approved by the college are to be contracted by the student to administer instruction. May be repeated three times for a maximum of four semester hours applicable toward a degree. 

 MUSC-156  Applied Music: Private Brass II  (2 Credit Hours) 

Music majors need to take private music lessons every term of enrollment. Private lessons should incorporate representative solo and study materials and a basic knowledge of appropriate literature and should develop performance skills, including public performance. See a music advisor for specific choices and registration requirements. Private instruction is in selected area. Prerequisite: Successful completion of MUSC 154 with a grade of B or better, concurrent enrollment in a major ensemble. 

 MUSC-164  Applied Music: Private Voice I  (2 Credit Hours) 

Music majors need to take private music lessons every term of enrollment. Private lessons should incorporate representative solo and study materials and a basic knowledge of appropriate literature and should develop performance skills, including public performance. See a music advisor for specific choices and registration requirements. Private instruction is in selected area. 

 MUSC-165  Applied Music: Private Voice  (1 Credit Hour) 

These are one-hour courses designed for music majors or persons with previous formal training and performance experience. Enrollment in one-hour Applied Private Music course requires the consent of the music coordinator. Students are expected to complete 15 half-hour lessons per semester covering the standard repertoire and have performance opportunities available on student recital programs. Private teachers approved by the college are to be contracted by the student to administer instruction. May be repeated three times for a maximum of four semester hours applicable toward a degree. 

 

 

 

 

 MUSC-166  Applied Music: Private Voice II  (2 Credit Hours) 

Music majors need to take private music lessons every term of enrollment. Private lessons should incorporate representative solo and study materials and a basic knowledge of appropriate literature and should develop performance skills, including public performance. See a music advisor for specific choices and registration requirements. Private instruction is in selected area. Prerequisites: Successful completion of MUSC 164 with a grade of B or better, concurrent enrollment in a major ensemble. 

 MUSC-174  Applied Music: Private Organ I  (2 Credit Hours) 

Music majors need to take private music lessons every term of enrollment. Private lessons should incorporate representative solo and study materials and a basic knowledge of appropriate literature and should develop performance skills, including public performance. See a music advisor for specific choices and registration requirements. Private instruction is in selected area. 

 MUSC-175  Applied Music: Private Organ  (1 Credit Hour) 

These are one-hour courses designed for music majors or persons with previous formal training and performance experience. Enrollment in one-hour Applied Private Music course requires the consent of the music coordinator. Students are expected to complete 15 half-hour lessons per semester covering the standard repertoire and have performance opportunities available on student recital programs. Private teachers approved by the college are to be contracted by the student to administer instruction. May be repeated three times for a maximum of four semester hours applicable toward a degree. 

 MUSC-176  Applied Music: Private Organ II  (2 Credit Hours) 

Music majors need to take private music lessons every term of enrollment. Private lessons should incorporate representative solo and study materials and a basic knowledge of appropriate literature and should develop performance skills, including public performance. See a music advisor for specific choices and registration requirements. Private instruction is in selected area. Prerequisite: Successful completion of MUSC 174 with a grade of B or better, concurrent enrollment in a major ensemble. 

MUSC-185  Applied Music: Private Strings I  (2 Credit Hours) 

Music majors need to take private music lessons every term of enrollment. Private lessons should incorporate representative solo and study materials and a basic knowledge of appropriate literature and should develop performance skills, including public performance. See a music advisor for specific choices and registration requirements. Private instruction is in selected area. 

 

 

 

 

MUSC-186  Applied Music: Private Strings II  (2 Credit Hours) 

Music majors need to take private music lessons every term of enrollment. Private lessons should incorporate representative solo and study materials and a basic knowledge of appropriate literature and should develop performance skills, including public performance. See a music advisor for specific choices and registration requirements. Private instruction is in selected area. Successful completion of MUSC 184 with a grade of B or better, concurrent enrollment in a major ensemble. 

MUSC-225  Applied Music: Private Woodwinds III  (2 Credit Hours) 

Music majors need to take private music lessons every term of enrollment. Private lessons should incorporate representative solo and study materials and a basic knowledge of appropriate literature and should develop performance skills, including public performance. See a music advisor for specific choices and registration requirements. Private instruction is in selected area. Prerequisite: Successful completion of MUSC 126 with a grade of B or better, concurrent enrollment in a major ensemble. 

MUSC-226  Applied Music: Private Woodwinds IV  (2 Credit Hours) 

Music majors need to take private music lessons every term of enrollment. Private lessons should incorporate representative solo and study materials and a basic knowledge of appropriate literature and should develop performance skills, including public performance. See a music advisor for specific choices and registration requirements. Private instruction is in selected area. Prerequisite: Successful completion of MUSC 225 with a grade of B or better, concurrent enrollment in a major ensemble. 

 MUSC-235  Applied Music: Private Percussion III  (2 Credit Hours) 

Music majors need to take private music lessons every term of enrollment. Private lessons should incorporate representative solo and study materials and a basic knowledge of appropriate literature and should develop performance skills, including public performance. See a music advisor for specific choices and registration requirements. Private instruction is in selected area. Prerequisite: Successful completion of MUSC 136 with a grade of B or better, concurrent enrollment in a major ensemble. 

 MUSC-236  Applied Music:private Percussion IV  (2 Credit Hours) 

Music majors need to take private music lessons every term of enrollment. Private lessons should incorporate representative solo and study materials and a basic knowledge of appropriate literature and should develop performance skills, including public performance. See a music advisor for specific choices and registration requirements. Private instruction is in selected area. Prerequisite: Successful completion of MUSC 235 with a grade of B or better, concurrent enrollment in a major ensemble. 

 

 

 

MUSC-245  Applied Music: Private Piano III  (2 Credit Hours) 

Music majors need to take private music lessons every term of enrollment, with 2 semester credits granted for a one-hour lesson per week. Private lessons should incorporate representative solo and study materials and a basic knowledge of appropriate literature and should develop performance skills, including public performance. See a music advisor for specific choices and registration requirements. Private instruction is in selected area. 

MUSC-246  Applied Music: Private Piano IV  (2 Credit Hours) 

Music majors need to take private music lessons every term of enrollment. Private lessons should incorporate representative solo and study materials and a basic knowledge of appropriate literature and should develop performance skills, including public performance. See a music advisor for specific choices and registration requirements. Private instruction is in selected area. Prerequisite: Successful completion of MUSC 245 with a grade of B or better, concurrent enrollment in a major ensemble. 

MUSC-255  Applied Music: Private Brass III  (2 Credit Hours) 

Music majors need to take private music lessons every term of enrollment. Private lessons should incorporate representative solo and study materials and a basic knowledge of appropriate literature and should develop performance skills, including public performance. See a music advisor for specific choices and registration requirements. Private instruction is in selected area. Prerequisite: Successful completion of MUSC 156 with a grade of B or better, concurrent enrollment in a major ensemble. 

 MUSC-256  Applied Music: Private Brass IV  (2 Credit Hours) 

Music majors need to take private music lessons every term of enrollment. Private lessons should incorporate representative solo and study materials and a basic knowledge of appropriate literature and should develop performance skills, including public performance. See a music advisor for specific choices and registration requirements. Private instruction is in selected area. 

 MUSC-265  Applied Music: Private Voice III  (2 Credit Hours) 

Music majors need to take private music lessons every term of enrollment. Private lessons should incorporate representative solo and study materials and a basic knowledge of appropriate literature and should develop performance skills, including public performance. See a music advisor for specific choices and registration requirements. Private instruction is in selected area. Prerequisite: Successful completion of MUSC 166 with a grade of B or better, concurrent enrollment in a major ensemble. 

 

 

 

 

 MUSC-266 Applied Music: Private Voice IV  (2 Credit Hours) 

Music majors need to take private music lessons every term of enrollment. Private lessons should incorporate representative solo and study materials and a basic knowledge of appropriate literature and should develop performance skills, including public performance. See a music advisor for specific choices and registration requirements. Private instruction is in selected area. Prerequisite: Successful completion of MUSC 265 with a grade of B or better, concurrent enrollment in a major ensemble. 

 MUSC-275  Applied Music: Private Organ  (2 Credit Hours) 

Music majors need to take private music lessons every term of enrollment. Private lessons should incorporate representative solo and study materials and a basic knowledge of appropriate literature and should develop performance skills, including public performance. See a music advisor for specific choices and registration requirements. Private instruction is in selected area. 

 MUSC-276  Applied Music: Private Organ IV  (2 Credit Hours) 

Music majors need to take private music lessons every term of enrollment. Private lessons should incorporate representative solo and study materials and a basic knowledge of appropriate literature and should develop performance skills, including public performance. See a music advisor for specific choices and registration requirements. Private instruction is in selected area. Prerequisite: Successful completion of MUSC 275 with a grade of B or better, concurrent enrollment in a major ensemble. 

 MUSC-285  Applied Music: Private Strings III  (2 Credit Hours) 

Music majors need to take private music lessons every term of enrollment. Private lessons should incorporate representative solo and study materials and a basic knowledge of appropriate literature and should develop performance skills, including public performance. See a music advisor for specific choices and registration requirements. Private instruction is in selected area. Prerequisite: Successful completion of MUSC 186 with a grade of B or better, concurrent enrollment in a major ensemble. 

 MUSC-286  Applied Music: Private Strings IV  (2 Credit Hours) 

Music majors need to take private music lessons every term of enrollment. Private lessons should incorporate representative solo and study materials and a basic knowledge of appropriate literature and should develop performance skills, including public performance. See a music advisor for specific choices and registration requirements. Private instruction is in selected area. 

 

 

 

 

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY COURSES

 

MUSC-127  Introduction to Recording Techniques  (3 Credit Hours) 

This course is an examination of the art of audio recording. The curriculum will cover signal flow of the mixing console as it applies to both recording and sound reinforcement; microphones and techniques of application; use of sonic effects; recording devices (Analog, Digital, and Hard Disk); synchronization formats; etc. 

 MUSC-128  Recording Techniques II  (3 Credit Hours) 

Theory and techniques of digital recording and editing with an overview of analog tape recording. Studio construction, synchronization methods, CD production and magento-optical media will be studied. Formats of digital storage will be presented with an emphasis on surround sound and high definition audio. Prerequisite: MUSC 127 with a grade of C of better. 

 

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