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  • Course description
    Musicians play, arrange, conduct, and compose musical
    compositions. Most musicians specialize in either popular
    or classical music, and are either solo artists or a member of
    a musical group. Composers create and write compositions
    expressing ideas of feelings in musical form. Performers are
    often also composers, or lyricists who write the words to songs
    and work closely with the composer. In addition to performing
    many musicians teach instrumental music.
    The music curriculum provides educational opportunities
    designed to meet the needs of students who wish to explore as
    well as increase their knowledge, performance skills and appreciation
    of music. This is fulfilled through a program inclusive
    of applied and group music instruction, history, vocal and
    instrumental ensembles and theory.
    Music History is the study of the historical evolution of
    music as a social and intellectual phenomenon which includes
    the development of musical instruments and techniques and
    the analysis and criticism of musical literature. Students study
    music around the world during different eras including the
    roots of the music and the political events that inspired them.
    Careers include musicologists and music teachers.

    General Music (39 units)
    Required Courses: (18-21 units)
    Music 1, Fundamentals of Music (3) or Music 66,
    Fundamentals of Music and Beginning Piano (5)
    Music 2, Musicianship (2)
    Music 3, Musicianship (2)
    Music 4, Musicianship (2)
    Music 6, Diatonic Harmony (3)
    Music 7, Chromatic Harmony (3)
    Music 8, Modulation and Analysis (3)

    All students must complete 8 units of performance ensemble selected from:
    Music 40, Opera Workshop (2,2,2)
    Music 42, Advanced Opera Production (5,5,5,5)
    Music 45, Musical Theatre Workshop (3,3)
    Music 52, Advanced Production-Musical Theatre (5,5,5)
    Music 53, Jazz Vocal Ensemble (2,2,2,2)
    Music 55, Concert Chorale (2,2,2,2)
    Music 59, Chamber Choir (2,2,2,2)
    Music 64, Piano Ensemble (2,2,2,2)
    Music 74, Orchestra (2,2,2,2)
    Music 76, Intermediate Brass, Woodwinds and Percussion (2,2,2,2)
    Music 77, Wind Ensemble (2,2,2,2)
    Music 78, Jazz Ensemble (2,2,2,2)
    Music 81, Introduction to Mariachi Performance (2,2,2)

    Select 4 units from:
    Music 60A, Elementary Piano-First Level (2) or
    Music 66, Fundamentals of Music and Beginning Piano (5) [only
    2 units apply to piano requirement; student will need
    to take 2 additional units of piano to fulfill this area]
    Music 60B, Elementary Piano-Second Level (2)
    Music 60C, Elementary Piano-Third Level (2)
    Music 60D, Elementary Piano-Fourth Level (2)
    Music 61A, Intermediate Piano-Fifth Level (2)
    Music 61B, Intermediate Piano-Sixth Level (2)

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