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It is expected that students will spend 2 to 3 hours, minimally, outside of the classroom/laboratory performing course related work such as readings, research, homework assignments, practica, studio work, and other academic work for every hour of instruction spent in the classroom/laboratory.
This survey course provides an introduction to aesthetic and historic issues relating to musical works of major composers. The course emphasizes the skill of active listening to music. Topics include instruments of the orchestra as well as works and influences of composers. Students will study both instrumental and vocal works. This course requires no musical background or skills. (3 contact hours) [Catalog Entry]
This course investigates a variety of musical factors via examples/comparisons drawn from a wide array of styles including classical, jazz, rock/pop, and international. Factors include rhythm, melody, tone-color, texture, harmony, form, improvisation, and technology. This course requires no musical background or skills. (3 contact hours) [Catalog Entry]
This survey course provides an introduction to the history of the musical styles that comprise American popular music: blues, ragtime, Dixieland, swing, Broadway musicals, country, folk-pop, jazz-pop, rhythm and blues, rock, soul, funk, punk, disco, hip-hop, world music, and EDM. It uses recordings, videos, and written sources, along with discussions of social and cultural implications and biographical highlights of selected musicians/entertainers. This course requires no musical background or skills. (3 contact hours) [Catalog Entry]
This course provides students with the experience of participating in a community-service concert band performance group sponsored by Lakeland. The course places emphasis on concert band literature from various historical periods and in the musical development of the individual. At least two years of high school-level concert band performance are recommended prior to joining the band, and placement in the ensemble will be determined by audition during or before the first rehearsal as determined by the director. Students may take this course up to four times for credit.
(2 contact hours: 2 lab) (TAG) [Catalog Entry]