Clackamas Community College

Music (MUS)

MUS-090  Preparation for Music Theory  
2 credits, Summer  

This course familiarizes students with terminology and building blocks used in Music Theory. Students who have played in ensembles or sang in choirs, but have not had a formal music theory program before, will find that this course prepares them to succeed in the Music Theory sequence (MUS-111-113).

MUS-101  Music Fundamentals  
3 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

Introduction to fundamentals of reading and writing music. Designed for non-majors or majors needing substantial preparation for Music Theory I.

MUS-102  Music Fundamentals  
3 credits, Winter/Spring  

Continues an introduction to fundamentals of reading and writing music. Designed for non-majors or majors needing substantial preparation for Music Theory I.

Prerequisites: MUS-101  
MUS-103  Music Fundamentals  
3 credits, Spring  

Continuance of an introduction to fundamentals of reading and writing music. Designed for non-majors or majors needing substantial preparation for Music Theory I.

Prerequisites: MUS-102  
MUS-105  Music Appreciation  
3 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

For non-majors and music majors. Emphasis on engaging in the study of instrumental and vocal musical genres from the ancient period through the contemporary music of our time. Includes critical analysis, study of elements, forms, styles, composers, performers, cultural, and historical issues and events.

Recommended: WRD-098 or placement in WR-121  
MUS-106  Audio Recording At Home  
1 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

An overview of the basic tools and techniques used in audio recording at home. Depending on participant needs, topics may include signal path, microphone applications, software, hardware, outboard gear, soldering techniques, tracking, mixing, and editing.

MUS-107  Introduction to Audio Recording I  
3 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer  

Introduction to the basic techniques and tools used in audio recording. Areas of study include signal path, microphone applications, software, hardware, outboard gear, tracking, mixing, and editing.

MUS-108  Introduction to Audio Recording II  
3 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

Exploration of techniques and tools used in audio recording. Analog, digital, and hard drive recording will be explored. Areas of study include multi-tracking, signal path, microphone applications, software, hardware, outboard gear, soldering techniques, tracking, mixing, and editing. Software/hardware includes ProTools, ADAT, Mackie, etc.

Prerequisites: MUS-107  
MUS-109  Introduction to Audio Recording III  
3 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

Exploration of digital recording/editing software and production of CD project. Advanced exploration of techniques and tools used in audio recording. Areas of study include signal path, microphone applications, software, hardware, outboard gear, tracking, mixing, and editing. Analog, digital, and hard drive recording will be explored. Software/hardware includes ProTools, ADAT, Mackie, etc.

Prerequisites: MUS-108  
MUS-111  Music Theory I  
3 credits, Fall  

For non-majors and music majors. Presents an introduction to the diatonic and chromatic structure of tonal music from the common practice period through written exercises, listening, and analysis. This is the first term of a three-term sequence, which includes concepts of pitch and rhythm, intervals, keys, scales, triads, dominant seventh chord, and standard cadences. Provides a thorough groundwork in the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic elements of music.

Recommended: MTH-095 or placement in MTH-111; WRD-098 or placement in WR-121
Corequisites: First year music majors must take MUS-111 concurrently with MUS-111L, MUS-114, and MUS-127. This requirement does not affect non-music majors
  
MUS-111L  Music Notation Software I  
1 credits, Fall  

Introduces students to Finale (music notation software) on Macintosh computers.

Required: Required for first-year music majors  
MUS-112  Music Theory I  
3 credits, Winter  

For non-majors and music majors. Presents functional harmony through written exercises, listening, and analysis. This is the second term of a three-term sequence, which includes voice leading, nonharmonic tones, three-voice and four-voice chorale writing, figured bass, and small melodic structures. Provides a thorough groundwork in the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic elements of music.

Required: First year music majors must take MUS-112 concurrently with MUS-112L, MUS-115, and MUS-128.
This requirement does not affect non-music majors
Prerequisites: MUS-111
  
MUS-112L  Music Notation Software I  
1 credits, Winter  

Continues an introduction to Finale (music notation software) on Macintosh computers.

Required: Required for first-year music majors  
MUS-113  Music Theory I  
3 credits, Spring  

For non-majors and music majors. Presents the diatonic and chromatic structure of tonal music in theory from the common practice period through written exercises, compositions, listening, and analysis. This is the third term of a three-term sequence, which includes chord progressions, use of triad inversions, seventh chords, secondary harmony, tonicization, and modulation to closely related keys.

Required: First year music majors must take MUS-113 concurrently with MUS-113L, MUS-116, and MUS-129.
This requirement does not affect non-music majors
Prerequisites: MUS-112
  
MUS-113L  Music Notation Software I  
1 credits, Spring  

Continues an introduction to Finale (music notation software) on Macintosh computers.

Required: Required for first-year music majors  
MUS-114  Aural Skills I  
2 credits, Fall  

First course in a year-long sequence. Diatonic sight singing in major keys using solfège syllables and moveable 'do'. Melodic dictation and aural recognition of intervals and triads.

Required: Required for first-year music majors
Corequisites: MUS-111
  
MUS-115  Aural Skills I  
2 credits, Winter  

Second of three courses in a year-long sequence. Diatonic sight singing in major keys using solfège syllables and moveable 'do'. Melodic dictation and aural recognition of intervals, triads, and 7th chords.

Required: Required for first-year music majors
Prerequisites: MUS-114
Corequisites: MUS-112
  
MUS-116  Aural Skills I  
2 credits, Spring  

Third of three courses in a year-long sequence. Diatonic sight singing in major keys using solfège syllables and moveable 'do'. Melodic dictation and aural recognition of intervals, triads, and 7th chords.

Required: Required for first-year music majors
Prerequisites: MUS-115
Corequisites: MUS-113
  
MUS-127  Keyboard Skills I  
2 credits, Fall  

Develops basic keyboard skills required for study of tonal harmony and various musical activities such as vocal and instrumental rehearsals, music education and composition.

Required: Required for music majors
Recommended: Some experience in reading treble and bass clef, or MUS-131, MUS-132, or MUS-133 with a C or better
Corequisites: MUS-111, MUS-111L, MUS-114
  
MUS-128  Keyboard Skills I  
2 credits, Winter  

Develops basic keyboard skills required for study of tonal harmony and various musical activities such as vocal and instrumental rehearsals, music education and composition.

Required: Required for music majors
Prerequisites: MUS-127
Corequisites: MUS-112, MUS-112L, and MUS-115
  
MUS-129  Keyboard Skills I  
2 credits, Spring  

Develops basic keyboard skills required for study of tonal harmony and various musical activities such as vocal and instrumental rehearsals, music education and composition.

Required: Required for music majors
Prerequisites: MUS-128
Corequisites: MUS-113, MUS-113L, and MUS-116
  
MUS-131  Group Piano: Piano for Pleasure  
1 credits, Fall  

First of three courses in a year-long sequence. Beginning classroom piano instruction for non-music majors. Includes reading, theory, technical exercises, and the opportunity to share your music with others. Beginning to intermediate level.

MUS-132  Group Piano: Piano for Pleasure  
1 credits, Winter  

Second of three courses in a year-long sequence. Beginning classroom piano instruction for non-music majors. Includes reading, theory, technical exercises, and the opportunity to share your music with others. Beginning to intermediate level.

MUS-133  Group Piano: Piano for Pleasure  
1 credits, Spring  

Third of three courses in a year-long sequence. Beginning classroom piano instruction for non-music majors. Includes reading, theory, technical exercises, and the opportunity to share your music with others. Beginning to intermediate level.

MUS-134  Group Voice: Anyone Can Sing  
1 credits, Fall  

Basic vocal techniques for the solo and ensemble singer. For music and non-music majors, voice and music education majors, and/or students who received a low rating on MUP-174 audition.

MUS-135  Group Voice: Anyone Can Sing  
1 credits, Winter  

Vocal techniques for the solo and ensemble singer. For music and non-music majors, voice and music education majors, and/or students who received a low rating on MUP-174 audition.

MUS-136  Group Voice: Anyone Can Sing  
1 credits, Spring  

Vocal techniques for the solo and ensemble singer. For music and non-music majors, voice and music education majors, and/or students who received a low rating on MUP-174 audition.

MUS-137  Group Guitar I  
1 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

For beginning to intermediate players. Covers finger picking, lead guitar, rock and popular styles, music reading, and music theory. Students provide own instrument.

MUS-138  Group Guitar II  
1 credits, Winter/Spring  

For intermediate to advanced players. Covers finger picking, lead guitar, rock and popular styles, music reading, and music theory. Students provide their own instrument.

Prerequisites: MUS-137  
MUS-140  Careers in Music  
3 credits, Winter  

An overview of the music industry career opportunities. Studies include recording studio management/engineering, music merchandising, promotion, music contracting, agent/personal manager, live performing, teaching, technical support, record business, video and film production/editing, retailing, and instrument repair.

Required: Required for the Music Technology certificate  
MUS-141  Introduction to the Music Business  
3 credits, Fall  

Explores business basics, songwriting, demos, agents, managers, copyrights, gig and concert promotion, publishing, licensing, and music business structures.

MUS-142  Introduction to Electronic Music I: MIDI  
3 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

Introduction to synthesis, MIDI sequencing, basic musical elements, and the basics of production. Learn how to make beats, songs, etc. Uses common production software/hardware.

MUS-143  Introduction to Electronic Music II: Sequencing, Audio Looping, Sound EFX  
3 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

An introduction to digital audio in the MIDI environment. This course continues MIDI sequencing, and integrates audio into the MIDI environment with audio looping, and spotting sound effects. Uses common production software/hardware.

Prerequisites: MUS-142  
MUS-144  Introduction to Electronic Music III: Digital Audio  
3 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

Exploration of digital music recording and editing, synthesis, sampling, and sequencing. Presents CD/audio file production techniques integrating digital audio with the MIDI sequence. Uses Pro Tools, and other common production software/hardware.

Prerequisites: MUS-143  
MUS-145  Introduction to Digital Sound, Video & Animation  
3 credits, Winter/Spring  

An introduction to new media. Includes sound, video, animation, mp3, DVD, and compression technology.

MUS-147  Music, Sound & Moviemaking  
1 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

Presents the basic components of designing, shooting, recording audio, and post production of movies as well as the history and theory that has led to contemporary film production.

MUS-148  Live Sound Engineering  
3 credits, Fall/Spring  

Introduction to the basic techniques and tools used in live sound engineering and mixing. Areas of study include set up, signal path, microphone applications, hardware, and outboard gear.

MUS-149  Advanced Pro Tools Editing Techniques  
1 credits, Not Offered Every Term  

Additional advanced training in Pro Tools audio software techniques. The student will learn techniques in audio editing using warp audio, Beat Detective, and other plug-ins not covered in the MUS-107 through MUS-109 series.

Prerequisites: MUS-107 or MUS-143 or equivalent  
MUS-160  Songwriting I  
2 credits, Winter  

Studies the techniques of a working songwriter, including use of form, lyrics, harmonic progressions and symbolism in the creative aspect of songwriting. Solo writing as well as the concept of collaboration are introduced. Participants will work individually and/or in small groups to record original songs. May be repeated for up to 4 credits.

Required: Working proficiency at playing an instrument such as piano, guitar, voice, or equivalent. Computer generated music is also acceptable  
MUS-161  Songwriting II  
2 credits, Spring  

Songwriting II is a continuation of MUS-160. Further explores the elements of songwriting, focuses on creating a digital composition portfolio and public performance.

MUS-170  Introduction to Scoring Music for Media  
2 credits, Spring  

Introduction to the analysis, writing, and production of basic film, video, and/or video game music scores and spotting music cues.

Prerequisites: MUS-102 or MUS-112 or MUS-143  
MUS-171  Sound Design  
2 credits, Winter  

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of sound design through a series of practical, hands-on activities. Students will gain an understanding of the skills, tools, and concepts used in the creation and synchronization of sound effects in modern visual media. Through a thorough introduction to sound recording, editing and mixing, audio manipulation, and electronic synthesis, this course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to create unique sound effects using industry standard software like Pro Tools, Propellerhead's Reason, Ableton Live, Native Instrument's Reaktor, and other sound design-specific software.

MUS-189  Performance & Repertoire  
1 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

A performance forum required for all students studying a classical instrument or voice at the MUP 171-191 and MUP 271-291 levels. Through weekly performance and critique, each student will develop proper stage manners and prepare for the end of term performance jury, and will also study the work to be performed through academic research. Students will have an opportunity to work with a professional accompanist. May be repeated for up to 6 credits.

MUS-205  Music Literature: History of Jazz  
4 credits, Not Offered Every Term  

For non-majors and music majors. Emphasis on engaging in the study of Jazz music and surrounding cultural/historical issues. Includes critical analysis, study of elements, forms, styles, composers, performers, cultural, and historical issues and events.

Recommended: WRD-098 or placement in WR-121  
MUS-206  Music Literature: History of Rock  
4 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

For non-majors and music majors. Emphasis on engaging in the study of Rock music and surrounding cultural/historical issues. Includes critical analysis, study of elements, forms, styles, composers, performers, cultural, and historical issues and events. An examination of Rock music as a contemporary social medium.

Recommended: WRD-098 or placement in WR-121  
MUS-207  Advanced Recording Techniques: Drums  
1 credits, Not Offered Every Term  

Advanced training for recording drum kits and various hand percussion instruments.

Prerequisites: MUS-107  
MUS-211  Music Theory II  
3 credits, Fall  

For non-majors and music majors. Continuation of the study of functional harmony through written exercises, compositions, listening, and analysis and introduction to polyphony. This is the first term of a three-term sequence, which includes late Renaissance polyphony, baroque counterpoint, and chromatic harmony.

Prerequisites: MUS-113
Corequisites: MUS-214 and MUS-224
  
MUS-212  Music Theory II  
3 credits, Winter  

For non-majors and music majors. Continuation of the study of harmony and period styles through written exercises, compositions, listening, and analysis. This is the second term of a three-term sequence, which includes the classical style, extended, and chromatic harmony.

Required: Ability to read music.
Required for Music Majors
Prerequisites: MUS-211
Corequisites: MUS-215 and MUS-225
  
MUS-213  Music Theory II  
3 credits, Spring  

For non-majors and music majors. Continuation of the study of harmony, period styles after the 18th century through written exercises, compositions, listening, and analysis. This is the third term of a three-term sequence, which includes the 19th and 20th century idioms such as Romanticism, impressionism, post-Romanticism, and serialism.

Prerequisites: MUS-212
Corequisites: MUS-216 and MUS-226
  
MUS-214  Keyboard Skills II  
2 credits, Fall  

Advanced keyboard applications of the materials of diatonic and chromatic music.

Required: Required for second-year music majors
Prerequisites: MUS-129
Corequisites: MUS-211
  
MUS-215  Keyboard Skills II  
2 credits, Winter  

Second course in the sequential second year of advanced keyboard applications covering the materials of diatonic and chromatic music.

Required: Required for second-year music majors
Prerequisites: MUS-214
Corequisites: MUS-212
  
MUS-216  Keyboard Skills II  
2 credits, Spring  

Third course in the sequential second year of advanced keyboard applications covering the materials of diatonic and chromatic music.

Required: Required for second-year music majors
Prerequisites: MUS-215
Corequisites: MUS-213
  
MUS-218  MPT Seminar I  
1 credits, Fall  

First of a three-part series. For second year MPT students only. Seminar will cover writing, arranging, production, performance and music theory through experiential learning. Students will produce, write and arrange for each CWE/Songwriters concert and will produce the Annual MPT festival each spring.

Required: Must be a 2nd year MPT student in good standing
Prerequisites: MUS-103, MUS-109, MUS-113L, and MUP-150
  
MUS-219  MPT Seminar II  
1 credits, Winter  

Second in a three-part series. For second year MPT students only. Seminar will cover writing, arranging, production, performance and music theory through experiential learning. Students will produce, write and arrange for each CWE/Songwriters concert and will produce the Annual MPT festival each spring.

Prerequisites: MUS-218  
MUS-220  MPT Seminar III  
1 credits, Spring  

Third in a three-part series. For second year MPT students only. Seminar will cover writing, arranging, production, performance and music theory through experiential learning. Students will produce, write and arrange for each CWE/Songwriters concert and will produce the Annual MPT festival each spring.

Prerequisites: MUS-219  
MUS-224  Aural Skills II  
2 credits, Fall  

First of three courses in a year-long sequence. Diatonic and chromatic sight singing with solfège syllables and moveable 'do'. Four-part dictation including all chromatic devices studied in Theory II.

Required: Required for second-year music majors
Prerequisites: MUS-116
Corequisites: MUS-211
  
MUS-225  Aural Skills II  
2 credits, Winter  

Second of three courses in a year-long sequence. Diatonic and chromatic sight singing with solfège syllables and moveable 'do'. Four-part dictation including all chromatic devices studied in Theory II.

Required: Required for second-year music majors
Prerequisites: MUS-224
Corequisites: MUS-212
  
MUS-226  Aural Skills II  
2 credits, Spring  

Third of three courses in a year-long sequence. Diatonic and chromatic sight singing with solfège syllables and moveable 'do'. Four-part dictation including all chromatic devices studied in Theory II.

Required: Required for second-year music majors
Prerequisites: MUS-225
Corequisites: MUS-213
  
MUS-230  Music and Media: Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll  
4 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

Explores history and development of the pop music, pop culture and media industries in America.

MUS-242  Music Creation with Ableton LIVE  
1 credits, Not Offered Every Term  

This course enables the student to use Ableton LIVE software to create music.

MUS-247  Sound for Media  
3 credits, Fall/Spring  

Introduction to sound as related to film making, animation, and video games. Students will have the opportunity to create and assemble sound for media into a finished product. Explores the basic components of commercial film/video, animation, and game production as they relate to sound.

Recommended: Experience using a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) or video editing software  
MUS-280  Music/CWE  
2-6 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer  

Cooperative work experience. Provides students with on-the-job work experience in the field of music. Variable Credit: 2-6 credits. Required: Student Petition.

Prerequisites: MUS-107, MUS-140, and MUS-142
Corequisites: CWE-281