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Note: some or all of the courses in the subjects marked as "Transfer" can be used towards a transfer degree: Associate of Science and Arts or Associate of Engineering Science at DACC. Transferability for specific institutions and majors varies. Consult a counselor for this information.

Areas of Study | Music - 12 courses
MUSI100 Rudiments of Music (Fall and Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: A study of the notation, scales, intervals, chords, terminology, and other concepts of music theory. No previous experience in music or music theory is assumed. Open to all students; no prerequisite.
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MUSI115 Music Appreciation (Fall and Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: MUSI 115 is an introduction to representative music masterpieces through perceptive listening. Emphasis is placed on the elements of music, various musical forms and periods, and great composers and performers. Critical thinking, investigation, and reflection are vital learning processes engaged in this course, especially through various listening and writing assignments.
Notes [ T] IAI: F1 900

MUSI120 Introduction to American Music (Fall and Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Historical survey of the development and major cultural contributions of American music and composers, including symphonic, religious, folk, jazz, and popular forms, within the context of the American culture of the time.
Notes [ T] IAI: F1 904

MUSI122 History of Rock and Roll (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: A survey of styles and personalities in American and British popular music from 1950 to the present. A study of the historical and cultural development of Rock music, its multi-cultural roots, and its relationship with the other arts. Includes discussions of concepts and aesthetics of popular music, as well as comparisons of Rock styles, genres, and stylistic traits with other selected musical styles.
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MUSI123 Intro. Electronic/Computer Music (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Introduction to electronic music on digital synthesis, microcomputer applications, and musical instrument digital interface standard (MIDI).  Includes principles of sound synthesis, operations, and programming of digital synthesizers, and use of specially designed computer software.
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MUSI124 Music History I (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: MUSI 124 considers the historical development of Western music from ancient times to the time of Bach, including various musical styles and periods, and the contributions of key composers, conductors and performers in shaping the Western musical tradition. The course material emphasizes concepts, structure, musical idioms and aesthetics.
Notes [ T] IAI: F1 901 MUS 905

MUSI125 Music History II (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: MUSI 125 considers the historical development of Western music from the early 18th century up to the present time, including various musical styles and periods, and the contributions of key composers, conductors and performers in shaping the Western musical tradition. The course material emphasizes concepts, structure, musical idioms and aesthetics.
Notes [ T] IAI: F1 902 MUS 905

MUSI126 Non-Western Music (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: MUSI 126 is a study of representative music of the non-Western world, with an emphasis on its function within the culture of which it is a part.
Notes [ T] IAI: F1 903N

MUSI150 Vermilion Festival Chorus (Fall and Spring) – 1.0 hours
Course Description: Vermilion Festival Chorus is a community choral ensemble for mixed voices. Students may earn humanities credit for participation.
Notes [ T] IAI: MUS 908

MUSI151 Orchestra (Fall and Spring) – 1.0 hours
Course Description: Orchestra is a course that gives credit for participation in the Danville Symphony Orchestra. They may be admitted by consent of the orchestra’s conductor/music director. Audition is required. Students may earn humanities credit for participation.
Notes [ T] IAI: MUS 908

MUSI152 College Singers (Fall and Spring) – 1.0 hours
Course Description: College Singers is a choral ensemble for mixed voices. Students may earn humanities credit for participation.
Notes [ T] IAI: MUS 908

MUSI153 Pep Band (Fall and Spring) – 1.0 hours
Course Description: Pep Band is a small instrumental ensemble suitable for providing music for athletic events. Students may earn humanities credit for participation.
NotesThis course is not available for web registration.

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