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Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: November 21, 2014

Instrumental/Voice Instruction (MUIVI)


MUIVI 310    Voice Class    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: CSU Area C1
Enrollment Limitation: Student must be able to match pitch.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: This course emphasizes the development of the individual singer's voice. Basic vocal techniques of breathing and mouth position are practiced. Solo repertoire is learned and performed in class.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        03:00PM-03:50PM LEC A.Lapierre           ARC MAIN FineArts 512    11120 
Textbook
MW        03:50PM-04:20PM LAB A.Lapierre           ARC MAIN FineArts 512      
TTh       05:30PM-06:20PM LEC A.Lapierre           ARC MAIN FineArts 512    13137 Textbook
TTh       06:20PM-06:45PM LAB A.Lapierre           ARC MAIN FineArts 512      


MUIVI 311    Voice Class    2 Units

Prerequisite: MUIVI 310 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: This course emphasizes the continued development of the individual singer's voice. Topics include the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and techniques of breathing and vowel formation. Solos are learned and performed in class.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        03:00PM-03:50PM LEC A.Lapierre           ARC MAIN FineArts 512    11122 
Textbook
MW        03:50PM-04:20PM LAB A.Lapierre           ARC MAIN FineArts 512      
TTh       05:30PM-06:20PM LEC A.Lapierre           ARC MAIN FineArts 512    13139 Textbook
TTh       06:20PM-06:45PM LAB A.Lapierre           ARC MAIN FineArts 512      


MUIVI 320    Voice Class, Intermediate    2 Units

Prerequisite: MUIVI 311 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: This course emphasizes the continued development of the individual's voice. The course offers solo singers the opportunity to further develop the concepts begun in the first and second semesters of vocal study. Solos are learned and performed in class.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        03:00PM-03:50PM LEC A.Lapierre           ARC MAIN FineArts 512    11166 
Textbook
MW        03:50PM-04:20PM LAB A.Lapierre           ARC MAIN FineArts 512      
TTh       05:30PM-06:20PM LEC A.Lapierre           ARC MAIN FineArts 512    13141 Textbook
TTh       06:20PM-06:45PM LAB A.Lapierre           ARC MAIN FineArts 512      


MUIVI 321    Voice Class, Intermediate    2 Units

Prerequisite: MUIVI 320 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: This course focuses on the practical application of bel canto technique with emphasis on English and Italian diction and literature. The course offers solo singers the opportunity to further develop the concepts begun in the first three semesters of vocal study. Performance in class is required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        03:00PM-03:50PM LEC A.Lapierre           ARC MAIN FineArts 512    11168 
Textbook
MW        03:50PM-04:20PM LAB A.Lapierre           ARC MAIN FineArts 512      
TTh       05:30PM-06:20PM LEC A.Lapierre           ARC MAIN FineArts 512    13143 Textbook
TTh       06:20PM-06:45PM LAB A.Lapierre           ARC MAIN FineArts 512      


MUIVI 340    Beginning Piano    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces piano/keyboard skills. Beginning concepts of music theory, music notation, and harmonizing simple melodies are presented. This course is open to all students and is recommended for music majors who do not demonstrate equivalent piano proficiency.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        09:00AM-09:50AM LEC S.Hamre              ARC MAIN FineArts 513    11128 
Textbook
MW        09:50AM-10:20AM LAB S.Hamre              ARC MAIN FineArts 513      
TTh       09:00AM-09:50AM LEC K.Keene              ARC MAIN FineArts 513    12188 Textbook
TTh       09:50AM-10:15AM LAB K.Keene              ARC MAIN FineArts 513      
Th        12:15PM-02:05PM LEC R.Hughes             ARC MAIN FineArts 513    11126 Textbook
Th        02:15PM-03:05PM LAB R.Hughes             ARC MAIN FineArts 513      
MW        03:00PM-03:50PM LEC R.Hughes              TBA TBA                 11124 Textbook
MW        03:50PM-04:20PM LAB R.Hughes             ARC MAIN FineArts 513      


MUIVI 341    Piano II    2 Units

Prerequisite: MUIVI 340 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: This continuation of MUIVI 340 is designed for students interested in piano as a medium of expression and enjoyment, as well as for prospective preschool, kindergarten and elementary-school teachers. This course covers major and minor scales and chords, bass styles, chromatic scales, and literature with greater rhythmic and harmonic complexity. It is the second semester of a four-semester sequence for music majors who need to demonstrate piano proficiency.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        12:00PM-12:50PM LEC H.VanRegenmorter     ARC MAIN FineArts 513    11130 
Textbook
MW        12:50PM-01:20PM LAB H.VanRegenmorter     ARC MAIN FineArts 513      


MUIVI 385    Jazz Styles and Improvisation    2 Units

Prerequisite: Ability to play a melodic instrument or ability to sight sing; ability to read music in a clef.
Advisory: MUFHL 400
General Education: CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: This course is the study of instrumental and vocal applications of jazz improvisation.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
Th        05:00PM-06:50PM LEC J.Gilman             ARC MAIN FineArts 513    12191 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Gilman             ARC MAIN Online            
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. 1.2 hours per week online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


MUIVI 386    Jazz Styles and Improvisation    2 Units

Prerequisite: MUIVI 385 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: MUFHL 420
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: This course is the study of advanced instrumental and vocal applications of jazz improvisation.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
Th        05:00PM-06:50PM LEC J.Gilman             ARC MAIN FineArts 513    12193 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Gilman             ARC MAIN Online            
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. 1.2 hours per week online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


MUIVI 400    Beginning Jazz Piano    2 Units

Prerequisite: MUIVI 340 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: MUFHL 400, MUFHL 420, and MUIVI 385
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of jazz piano. Topics include blues, left-hand voicings, two-hand voicings, and scale theory applications to the keyboard. This course requires at least five hours per week outside preparation.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
T         05:00PM-06:50PM LEC J.Gilman             ARC MAIN FineArts 526    12195 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Gilman             ARC MAIN Online            
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. 1.2 hours per week online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


MUIVI 401    Intermediate Jazz Piano    2 Units

Prerequisite: MUIVI 400 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: MUFHL 420
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: This course covers intermediate studies in jazz piano. Topics include arranging jazz harmonies at the keyboard using techniques such as: three- and four-note rootless voicings, five-note mixed-modal voicings, "drop 2," Red Garland voicings, and the "So What" chord . This course requires at least five hours per week outside preparation.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
T         05:00PM-06:50PM LEC J.Gilman             ARC MAIN FineArts 526    12197 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Gilman             ARC MAIN Online            
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. 1.2 hours per week online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


MUIVI 421    Applied Music II    1 Unit

Prerequisite: MUIVI 420 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite: Enrolled in one of the following: MUP 310, 320, 330, 340, 350, 360, or 400; AND enrolled in one of the following: MUFHL 400, 401, 410, 411, 420 or 421.
Enrollment Limitation: Audition
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 7 hours LEC ; 33 hours LAB
Description: This is the second course in a four-part series which focuses on the development of individual performance skills and solo and ensemble repertoire. It includes one-on-one or small group instrumental, composition, or vocal instruction seven hours per semester. It also includes seven hours per semester of solo performance, recital attendance, masterclasses, and a final juried performance. It also includes one and one-half hours monitored practice time per week. This course is required for all traditional performance and jazz music majors. Students must be concurrently enrolled in a large performance ensemble and a music theory course. (C-ID MUS 160)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LEC TBA                   TBA TBA                 13528 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   


MUIVI 422    Applied Music III    1 Unit

Prerequisite: MUIVI 421 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite: Enrolled in one of the following: MUP 310, 320, 330, 340, 350, 360, or 400; AND enrolled in one of the following: MUFHL 400, 401, 410, or 411
Enrollment Limitation: Audition
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 7 hours LEC ; 33 hours LAB
Description: This is the third course in a four-part series which focuses on the development of individual performance skills and solo and ensemble repertoire. It includes one-on-one or small group instrumental, composition, or vocal instruction seven hours per semester. It also includes seven hours per semester of solo performance, recital attendance, masterclasses, and a final juried performance. It also includes one and one-half hours monitored practice time per week. This course is required for all traditional performance and jazz music majors. Students must be concurrently enrolled in a large performance ensemble and a music theory course. (C-ID MUS 160)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LEC TBA                   TBA TBA                 14399 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   


MUIVI 423    Applied Music IV    1 Unit

Prerequisite: MUIVI 422 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite: Enrolled in one of the following: MUP 310, 320, 330, 340, 350, 360, or 400; AND enrolled in one of the following: MUFHL 400, 401, 410, or 411
Enrollment Limitation: Audition
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 7 hours LEC ; 33 hours LAB
Description: This is the final course in a four-part series which focuses on the development of individual performance skills and solo and ensemble repertoire. It includes one-on-one or small group instrumental, composition, or vocal instruction seven hours per semester. It also includes seven hours per semester of solo performance, recital attendance, masterclasses, and a final juried performance. It also includes one and one-half hours monitored practice time per week. This course is required for all traditional performance and jazz music majors. Students must be concurrently enrolled in a large performance ensemble and a music theory course. (C-ID MUS 160)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LEC TBA                   TBA TBA                 13536 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   


MUIVI 425    Applied Music - Jazz I    1 Unit

Prerequisite: MUIVI 421 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite: Enrolled in 2 units from: MUP 320 or 400. Also enrolled in 4 units from: MUFHL 400, 401, or 410; OR enrolled in 2 units from: MUFHL 420 or 421.
Enrollment Limitation: Audition
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 7 hours LEC ; 33 hours LAB
Description: This is the third course in a four-part series which focuses on the development of individual performance skills and solo and ensemble repertoire. It includes seven hours of individualized instrumental or vocal instruction with a private instructor, four hours per semester of solo performance and recital attendance, and a final juried performance. It also includes five and one-half hours monitored practice time per week, and six hours of additional research, rehearsal, and performance evaluation per week as scheduled in the semester syllabus. This course is required for all jazz studies majors. Students must be concurrently enrolled in a large performance jazz ensemble and a music theory course.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LEC TBA                   TBA TBA                 13540 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   


MUIVI 426    Applied Music - Jazz II    1 Unit

Prerequisite: MUIVI 425 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite: Enrolled in 2 units from: MUP 320 or 400. Also enrolled in 4 units from: MUFHL 400, 401, or 410; OR enrolled in 2 units from: MUFHL 420 or 421.
Enrollment Limitation: Audition
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 7 hours LEC ; 33 hours LAB
Description: This is the final course in a four-part series which focuses on the development of individual performance skills and solo and ensemble repertoire. It includes seven hours of individualized instrumental or vocal instruction with a private instructor, four hours per semester of solo performance and recital attendance, and a final juried performance. It also includes five and one-half hours monitored practice time per week, and six hours of additional research, rehearsal, and performance evaluation per week as scheduled in the semester syllabus. This course is required for all jazz studies majors. Students must be concurrently enrolled in a large performance jazz ensemble and a music theory course.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LEC TBA                   TBA TBA                 13542 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   


MUIVI 495    Independent Studies in Music Instrumental/Voice Instruction    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Thompson            TBA TBA                 19852 
Textbook

Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: November 21, 2014

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