Music Transfer Degree Guide and Course Descriptions

Choir Performing in ConcertThe Choral and Instrumental Music programs serve two primary functions: for music majors it provides a solid academic and performance foundation to prepare them for transfer to a four-year institution; for non-music majors it provides an opportunity to participate in musical performances and activities to expand their knowledge and appreciation for music.

Class choices should be planned with the requirements of the transfer institution in mind.  See your advisor for enrollment information and transfer institution requirements

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 Recommended Courses

Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs.
MUSC-123 Music Theory I 3
MUSC-118 Sight Singing and Ear Training I 3
MUSC-117 Applied Music 1
MUSC-124 Music Theory II 3
MUSC-119 Sight Singing and Ear Training II 3
MUSC-218 Advanced Sight Singing and Ear Training I 3
MUSC-219 Advanced Sight Singing and Ear Training II 3

 

Most Music majors opt for the Associate in Arts degree.  This degree is meant to transfer to a baccalaureate degree granting institution. The student must complete 64 semester hours with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or above. There is a minimum cumulative general education requirement of 36 semester hours. A minimum number of semester credit hours will be required in each of the fields listed below. NOTE: No courses numbered below 100 apply.

Description of Courses

MUSC-102.  Jazz Ensemble I.   2 Hours. This course explores all areas of jazz band literature.  It is created to improve technical playing, overall musicianship, work ethic, and motivation through challenging literature.  The jazz ensemble comprises of students on campus and is open to anyone who auditions.  The ensemble performs multiple concerts throughout the semester and performs at area high schools across Southeast Kansas.  Prerequisite:  Instructor approval (audition).

MUSC-103.  Jazz Ensemble II.   2 Hours.  This course is a continuation of Jazz Ensemble I.  It is created to improve technical playing, overall musicianship, work ethic, and motivation through challenging literature.  Students in Jazz Ensemble II will be given leadership opportunities within the ensemble, to learn how to run sectionals, rehearsals, and make arrangements and original compositions.  The jazz ensemble comprises of students on campus and is open to anyone who auditions.  The ensemble performs multiple concerts throughout the semester and performs at area high schools across Southeast Kansas.  Prerequisite:  Instructor approval (audition) and Jazz Ensemble I.

MUSC-107.  Class Piano.   1 Hour.  Class instruction in Keyboard.  Instruction in piano is designed to develop musicianship and technical proficiency, and to further the ability to sight read and to assimilate music without guidance.  Prerequisite:  Consent of instructor.

MUSC-109. Instrumental Combo Ensemble I. 2 Hours. This is an advanced performance-oriented course dealing with all aspects of small group instrumental performance. Styles of music will include but are not limited to: jazz, rock, pop, funk, and ska. Students will have several on- and off-campus performance opportunities throughout the semester.

MUSC-111.  Concert Choir.  1 Hour.  The Concert Choir sings many styles of choral literature from the Baroque Era to the present, and a public concert culminates each semester.  This course is open to all students who enjoy singing and will enable them to better understand and appreciate the aesthetics of choral music.

MUSC-112.  Wind Ensemble I.  2 Hours.  This course explores all areas of wind band literature.  It is created to improve technical playing, overall musicianship, work ethic, and motivation through challenging literature.  The wind ensemble comprises of students on campus and is open to anyone who auditions.  This ensemble performs multiple concerts throughout the semester and performs at area high schools across Southeast Kansas.  This ensemble also serves as the basketball band for Coffeyville Community College.  Prerequisite:  Student needs to have a minimum two years of band experience or consent of instructor.

MUSC-113. Drum Ensemble I. 1 Hour. This course is designed to enable the student to gain greater appreciation and understanding of the percussive arts.  Students will prepare and perform literature from the varied worlds of percussion ensemble, drum line, and world drumming ensembles.  Students will engage in community education through campus performances and various outreach opportunities.  Prerequisite:  Consent of instructor.
 
MUSC-114.  Concert Band.  1 Hour.  This course explores all areas of wind band literature.  It is created to improve technical playing, overall musicianship, work ethic, and motivation through challenging literature.  Membership in the course is drawn from students on campus and community members.  This ensemble performs a concert at the end of the semester.  Prerequisite: Student needs to have a minimum two years of band experience or consent of instructor.

MUSC-116.  Marching Band I.  2 Hours.  An instrumental music unit emphasizing performances, drilling and coordination of drills with suitable music as the basis of the course.   Prerequisite:  Student needs to have a minimum two years of band experience or consent of instructor.

MUSC-117.  Applied Music.  1 Hour.  Private instruction in Piano, Voice, Brass, Percussion, Woodwind, and Conducting will be offered.   Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

MUSC-118.  Sight Singing and Ear Training I.  3 Hours.  This course is designed for students who plan to major in music.  It begins with an introduction to musicianship to help students learn to read music with a particular emphasis on the basic skills of reading music at sight and the mental recognition of phrases and melodies so they can be transcribed to staff paper. The course includes singing and dictation of rhythms in simple and compound meters, scales and diatonic melodies; study and analysis of representative music literature are included.

MUSC-119.  Sight Singing and Ear Training II.  3 Hours.  This course is a continuation of aural skill training with introduction to modulating melodies and elementary harmonic dictations, with studies of related music literature.  Keyboard work will include the playing of major scales using key signatures.  Prerequisite:  Sight Singing and Ear Training I.

MUSC-120.  Vocal Ensemble.  1 Hour.  The singers in this ensemble are selected by audition. This ensemble performs more contemporary literature and utilizes choreography in its performances.  

MUSC-122.  Music Appreciation.  3 Hours.  This course intends to develop a capacity for critical listening and an appreciation for the various musical styles.  Special attention is given to works from the standard musical repertoire of the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary eras of music history.  

MUSC-123.  Music Theory I.  3 Hours.  The content of this course includes the study of major and minor scales, key signatures, triads of the principal harmonies and basic rhythmic structure.  Notational practices, part-writing and manuscript writing are included.  The course is grounded in the basic tonal functions of the common practice period.

MUSC-124.  Music Theory II.  3 Hours.  The second semester theory course resumes the study of the common practice period, including root position triads, their doubling, spacing and connection of first and second inversion triads; phrase structure and cadences; progressions; non-harmonic tones; dominant and non-dominant seventh chords and secondary dominants.  Prerequisite:  Music Theory I.

MUSC-127. Fundamentals of Music Review. 3 Hours. This course will prepare the student for the music theory courses (I-IV) by increasing students' music analysis skills.

MUSC-128.  Aural Skills and Theory I & II.  4 Hours.  Beginning to midterm: The course is designed for students who plan to major in music.  Strong abilities in sight-reading music will be tested before enrollment in this class.  The course includes singing and dictation of rhythms in simple and compound meters. Scales, and diatonic melodies; study and analysis of representative music literature are also included.  The content of this course  includes the study of major and minor scales, key signatures, triads of the principal harmonies and basic rhythmic structure.  Notational practices, part-writing and manuscript writing are included.  The course is grounded in the basic tonal functions of the common practice period. Midterm to final:  Continuation of aural skill training with introduction to modulating melodies and elementary harmonic dictations, with studies of related music literature.  Keyboard work will include the playing of major scales using key signatures.

This course is the second course in a sequence of four sight singing and ear training courses designed for the student who is majoring in music.  It is a continuation of the learning of musical skills taught in Sight Singing and Ear Training I.  This course includes further sight singing and dictation of rhythms in simple and compound meters; diatonic intervals and scales, subdivision of beats in simple and compound meters; and intervals from the Dominant Seventh Chord.  The second semester theory course resumes the study of the common practice period, including root position triads, their doubling, spacing and connection of the first and second inversion triads; phrase structure and cadences; progressions; non-harmonic tones; dominant and non-dominant seventh chords, and secondary dominants.

MUSC-129. Instrumental Combo Ensemble II. 2 Hours. This course is a continuation of Instrumental Combo Ensemble I.  This is an advanced performance-oriented course dealing with all aspects of small group instrumental performance. Styles of music will include but are not limited to: jazz, rock, pop, funk, and ska. Students will have several on- and off-campus performance opportunities throughout the semester.  Students in Instrumental Combo Ensemble II will be given leadership opportunities within the ensemble, to learn how to run sectionals, rehearsals, and make arrangements and original compositions Prerequisite:  Instructor approval (audition) and Instrumental Combo Ensemble I.

MUSC-133.  Marching Band II.  2 Hours.  This course is a continuation of Marching Band I.  Drum Majors and Section Leaders will all be members of Marching Band II.  Other leadership opportunities will be available.  An instrumental music unit emphasizing performances, drilling and coordination of drills with suitable music as the basis of the course.   Prerequisite:  Minimum two years of band experience, consent of instructor, and Marching Band I.

MUSC-135. Drum Ensemble II. 1 Hour. This course is designed to enable the student to gain greater appreciation and understanding of the percussive arts, and is a continuation of Drum Ensemble I.  Students will prepare and perform literature from the varied worlds of percussion ensemble, drum line, and world drumming ensembles.  Students in Drum Ensemble II will have the opportunity to arrange and conduct material for the Drum Ensemble.  Students will prepare and perform literature consisting of classic street beats, modern cadences, world music styles, and stage pieces. Students will engage in community education through campus performances and various outreach opportunities.  Prerequisite:  Consent of instructor and Drum Ensemble I.

MUSC-136.  Wind Ensemble II.  2 Hours.  This course explores all areas of wind band literature.  It is created to improve technical playing, overall musicianship, work ethic, and motivation through challenging literature.  Students in Wind Ensemble II will be given multiple leadership opportunities, and will have a voice in selecting music for the concerts and pep bands.  The wind ensemble comprises of students on campus and is open to anyone who auditions.  This ensemble performs multiple concerts throughout the semester and performs at area high schools across Southeast Kansas.  This ensemble also serves as the basketball band for Coffeyville Community College.  Prerequisite:  Student needs to have a minimum two years of band experience or consent of instructor.

MUSC-137. Stage Band I.  2 Hours.  The Stage Band ensemble is the primary supporting ensemble to the CCC Soundsations ensemble.  As the supporting ensemble, the Stage Band will learn the repertoire of Soundsations, attend Soundsations rehearsals as needed, and accompany Soundsations on performance visits to area schools and community venues.

The instrumentation of Stage Band will vary to fit the needs of the Soundsations ensemble, but the core of the ensemble will be a traditional rock band setup (guitar, bass, keyboard and drums).  Since the membership in Soundsations is considered a year-long appointment, the students enrolled in Stage Band I are expected to enroll in the Spring offering of the course: Instrumental Combo I. Prerequisite:  Instructor approval (audition).

MUSC-138. Stage Band II.  2 Hours.  This course is a continuation of Stage Band I.  The Stage Band ensemble is the primary supporting ensemble to the CCC Soundsations ensemble.  Students in Stage Band II will be given leadership opportunities within the ensemble, to learn how to run sectionals, rehearsals, and make arrangements and original compositions.  As the supporting ensemble, the Stage Band will learn the repertoire of Soundsations, attend Soundsations rehearsals as needed, and accompany Soundsations on performance visits to area schools and community venues. 

The instrumentation of Stage Band will vary to fit the needs of the Soundsations ensemble, but the core of the ensemble will be a traditional rock band setup (guitar, bass, keyboard and drums).  Since the membership in Soundsations is considered a year-long appointment, the students enrolled in Stage Band I are expected to enroll in the Spring offering of the course: Instrumental Combo I. Prerequisite:  Instructor approval (audition) and Stage Band I

MUSC-134.  Mixed Ensemble I.  2 Hours.  This course explores all areas of mixed ensemble literature.  It is created to improve technical playing, overall musicianship, work ethic, and motivation through challenging literature.  The mixed ensemble comprises of students on campus and is open to anyone who auditions.  This ensemble performs multiple concerts throughout the semester and performs at area high schools across Southeast Kansas.  Prerequisite:  Minimum of two year of band experience or consent of the instructor.

MUSC-139.  Mixed Ensemble II.  2 Hours.  This course explores all areas of mixed ensemble literature.  It is created to improve technical playing, overall musicianship, work ethic, and motivation through challenging literature. Students in Mixed Ensemble II will be given leadership opportunities within the ensemble, to learn how to run sectionals, rehearsals, and make arrangements and original compositions.   The mixed ensemble comprises of students on campus and is open to anyone who auditions.  This ensemble performs multiple concerts throughout the semester and performs at area high schools across Southeast Kansas.  Prerequisite:  Minimum of two year of band experience or consent of the instructor, and Mixed Ensemble I.  

MUSC-180.  Choreography.  2 Hours.  This course will teach the student basic choreography dance steps and body movement.  Students will learn choreography to a complete musical show.  This course will require much physical endurance and intense concentration.  The purpose of this course is to add movement to enhance a choral performance.  Prerequisite:  Consent of the instructor and chosen for Raven Soundsations.

MUSC-218.  Advanced Sight Singing and Ear Training I.  3 Hours.  Student's aural and reading abilities will be increasingly challenged by problems of rhythm, meter and pitch through specific exercises and studies of related musical literature. Prerequisite:  Sight Singing and Ear Training II.

MUSC-219.  Advanced Sight Singing and Ear Training II.  3 Hours.  This course includes reading of two or more melodic lines, score reading and preparation, and aural analysis of melodies and harmonic progressions as played or sung.  This course is the fourth course in a sequence of four sight singing and ear training courses designed for the student who is majoring in music and is recommended to be taken in conjunction with Music Theory IV.  Prerequisite:  Advanced Sight Singing and Ear Training I.