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MUS 100 Music Appreciation (3-0) 3 hrs.

A course for the general interest student, the intent of which is to heighten the student's awareness of the place of music in our culture and enhance his or her enjoyment of the art form itself. This course carries SUNY General Education credit. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


MUS 105 Basic Musicianship (3-0) 3 hrs.

Study of scales, intervals, key signatures, meters, rhythmic reading, and chords. This course is for students with little or no background in music performance or theory. This course carries SUNY General Education credit. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


MUS 106 Music Theory I (3-0) 3 hrs.

An introductory course designed for the general student and for individuals majoring in Music or Music Recording. Students learn the fundamentals of harmony, music reading, part-writing in root position, simple chorale analysis, keyboard skills, and sight singing. Attendance at two hours of aural dictation and one hour of keyboard lab weekly is required in addition to the lectures. Prerequisite: A score of 13 or higher on theory placement exam or MUS 105. Co-requisite: MUS 106L Prerequisite: A score of 13 or higher on the Theory Placement Exam or MUS 105. Corequisite: MUS 106L. This course carries SUNY General Education credit. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


MUS 106L Music Theory I Lab (0-3) 1 hr.

An introductory course designed for individuals majoring in Music or Music Recording to amplify the material covered in the lecture portion. Co-requisite: MUS 106. This course carries SUNY General Education credit. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


MUS 107 Music Theory II (3-0) 3 hrs.

Continuation of Music Theory I. Continuation of part-writing triads, study of secondary dominants, continuation of study of chord and non-chord tone function in tonal system (including modulation), analysis of chorales, introduction to analysis of easy keyboard literature of the 18th and 19th centuries. Attendance at two hours of aural dictation and one hour of keyboard lab weekly is required in addition to the lectures. Prerequisite: MUS 106, Corequisite: MUS 107L. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


MUS 107L Music Theory II Lab (0-3) 1 hr.

Continuation of Music Theory Aural Lab I. Designed for individuals majoring in Music and Music Recording to amplify the material covered in the lecture portion. Prerequisite: MUS 106L. Co-requisite: MUS 107. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


MUS 108 Class Piano (3-0) 3 hrs.

This course provides an introduction to keyboard performance in a group setting for students with little or no prior background. It is especially appropriate for non-piano majors who must gain basic keyboard proficiency. The course emphasizes sight-reading, transposition, harmonization and improvisation, as well as exposing the student to solo and ensemble repertory from a number of styles. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


MUS 109 Vocal Jazz Ensemble (3-0) 1 hr.

A select group of students chosen annually through audition and with the approval of instructor, who perform jazz and pop standards in concerts each semester. Prerequisite: Audition and approval of instructor. This course carries SUNY General Education credit. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


MUS 111 Master Composers I (3-0) 3 hrs.

A study of canonic pieces of Western Music Literature as well as critical issues involved in the assertion of canonicity or "greatness". This course carries SUNY General Education credit. F View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


MUS 117 Master Composers II (3-0) 3 hrs.

The continued study (from MUS 111) of canonic pieces of Western Music Literature as well as critical issues involved in the assertion of canonicity or “greatness”. Prerequisite: MUS 111. S View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


MUS 118 Guitar Ensemble (0-3) 1 hr.

Members rehearse and perform guitar instrumental arrangements. This course carries SUNY General Education credit. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


MUS 119 Percussion Ensemble (0-3) 1 hr.

Members rehearse and perform percssion instrumental arrangements This course carries SUNY General Education credit. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


MUS 120 Finger Lakes Chorale (0-3) 1 hr. SCP 013 n

A mixed chorus of about seventy singers from both the College and community; performs large choral works from all principal style periods in concerts each semester. This course carries SUNY General Education credit. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


MUS 125 Finger Lakes Camerata (0-3) 1 hr.

A select group of about twenty-four community members and students chosen annually through audition, who perform a cappella works and music for chamber chorus in concerts each semester. This course carries SUNY General Education credit. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


MUS 126 College Singers (0-3) 1 hr.

College Singers is a course offered to students who have at least one semester of chorale ensemble experience. It is designed to develop students' overall musical skills as well as their ability to successfully rehearse and perform wide variety of choral literature in concerts at the end of each semester. This course carries SUNY General Education credit. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


MUS 127 Jazz Ensemble (0-3) 1 hr.

Members rehearse and perform contemporary jazz/rock arrangements and originals. Instrumental ability and some band experience are required. This course carries SUNY General Education credit. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


MUS 129 Performance Class I (0-3) 1 hr.

Members rehearse and perform instrumental arrangements. This course carries SUNY General Education credit. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


MUS 131 - 135, 137, 145, 146, 160, 161, 163-165, 167, 168, 169 Applied Music (1-0) 1hr.

Instruction in a variety of band, orchestral, voice, keyboard instruments, jazz guitar and jazz bass. All students who take applied music as an elective pay for the lessons in addition to the tuition charge. A minimum of twelve forty-five minute lessons is required per semester for a single academic credit. Students are required to play a performance examination at the end of each term. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


MUS 145 Chamber Wind Ensemble (0-3) 1 hr.

Rehearsal and performance of chamber music written for a combination of brass and woodwind instruments. This course carries SUNY General Education credit. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


MUS 155 Rehearsal and Performance (3-3) 3 hrs.

An intensive course in musical theatre production. Students will prepare a musical or straight play for public performance. Students are required to participate in the load-in and strike processes of the show. This course is open to all students including high school juniors and seniors as well as members of the community. No pre-requisite. May be taken more than once for credit. (Also listed as THE 105) SU View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


MUS 156 Jazz History (3-0) 3 hrs.

A study of the history of jazz, from the late 19th century to present day. Major trends will be explored, including dixieland, swing, bebop, cool, hard bop, fusion, free and contemporary. Topics will also include contributions by important musicians, changes in technology, and societal trends and their effect on jazz. This course carries SUNY General Education credit. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


MUS 157 Music Composition Using Sibelius (3-0) 3 hrs.

This course is an introduction to Apple Mac Computers with a concentration on Sibelius music notation software. Topics covered will include computer literacy, the Mac operating system, file management and formatting, and problem solving. Students will apply these techniques to Sibelius software via hands-on projects in music composition, notation, scoring, MIDI, rhythm, and note entry using the computer. Prerequisite: A score of 13 or higher on the Music Theory Placement Exam or a grade of 'C-' or better in MUS 105. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


MUS 170 Techniques of Audio Recording I (3-0) 3 hrs.

A study of mixer formats, patch bays, decibels, acoustics, and microphones. Emphasis is on gaining practical knowledge through working with recording equipment. Consideration is also given to production concepts and aesthetics. Students will work on both studio and field recording projects. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


MUS 176 Music Business (3-0) 3 hrs.

Consideration of the business aspects of each step in the marketing of music, music services, and music products. The student learns about recording studio operation, record companies, record distribution, merchandising, promotion, administration, the media, and careers in music. S View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


MUS 177 Introduction to Music Business (3-0) 1 hr.

This course serves as an introduction to the dynamics of the music industry including intellectual property concerns, distribution and marketing, and how technical innovation affects the current business model. Students are exposed to a variety of career opportunities within the field and are encouraged to explore and develop new entrepreneurial avenues. ENG 101 recommended. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


MUS 206 Music Theory III (3-0) 3 hrs.

MUS 206 continues the study (from MUS 107) of Tonal Harmony and Voice Leading. MUS 206 also includes a survey of common chromatic chords, modulation and modal inflection as well as basic formal types and fundamental procedures in fugue. Pre-Requisite: MUS 107; Co-Requisite: MUS 206L. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


MUS 206L Music Theory III Lab (0-3) 1 hr.

This course is a continuation of laboratory experience in sight-singing and ear training. Co-requisite: MUS 206. F View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


MUS 207 Music Theory IV (3-0) 3 hrs.

Music 207 is the continued study (from Music 206) of harmony and voice leading (particularly chromatic harmony) and the continued consideration of basic form (particularly larger scale sonata forms and rondo forms). Music 207 also surveys mainstream 20th Century compositional techniques. Pre-Requisite: MUS 206; Co-Requisite: MUS 207L. S View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


MUS 207L Music Theory IV Lab (0-3) 1 hr.

This course is a continuation of laboratory experience in sight-singing and ear training. Co-requisite: MUS 207. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


MUS 215 Music History I: Medieval to Baroque (3-0) 3 hrs.

A study of the evolution of music from Gregorian chant and music of the troubadours through the writings of J.S. Bach. Writing Intensive. Prerequisite: ENG 101, MUS 107 F View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


MUS 216 Music History II: Classic to Modern (3-0) 3 hrs.

The history of music from the rise of sonata form in the works of Haydn and Mozart to the twelve-tone, aleatoric, and electronic music of the present. Writing Intensive. Prerequisite: ENG 101, MUS 107. S View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


MUS 229 Class Performance II (3-0) 1 hr.

Members rehearse and perform instrumental arrangements culminating in a performance at the end of the semester. S View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


MUS 250 Audio Recording Practicum/Internship 3 hrs.

Students are provided with practical experiences on commercial projects in commercial recording studios, live recording and sound reinforcement companies, and/or live recording and sound reinforcement venues. Prerequisites: MUS 170, MUS 176, MUS 270, MUS 271 and permission of instructor. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


MUS 270 Techniques of Audio Recording II (3-0) 3 hrs.

This is a continuation of audio one. Emphasis will be on gaining experience in the studio thru a variety of student projects. Students will study multi track theory, aural analysis, microphones, effects and sequencing. Prerequisite: MUS 170, Corequisite: MUS 107. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


MUS 271 Techniques of Audio Recording III (3-0) 3 hrs.

This course covers all the material acquired in the two prerequisite courses in greater detail, and discusses how to use those concepts within stylistic norms. Throughout the course we will emphasize “ear training” and the art of listening, in conjunction with mixing techniques and practice. Prerequisite: MUS 270, Corequisite: MUS 206. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


MUS 272 Techniques of Audio Recording IV (3-0) 3 hrs.

This course serves as a capstone experience for students in the Music Recording Program. Students will be expected to function as a professional recording engineer with clients, booking sessions, meeting deadlines and seeking possible album distribution. Prerequisite: MUS 271, Corequisite: MUS 207. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


MUS 290 Audio V: Sound Reinforcement and Live Recording (3-1) 3 hrs.

This course provides an introduction to sound reinforcement systems and practical live recording applications. Emphasis is placed on sound system components, design, and function with a hands-on approach to set up, maintenance, troubleshooting, operation, analysis, and safety. Other course topics will include a study of a variety of recording formats as well as digital multi-track equipment and operation leading to individual on-location recording projects. Some basic tools required. Prerequisites: MUS 272. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


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