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MUEN 1123, 1124, 2123, 2124 Wind Ensemble.CIP 5009035526
An instrumental ensemble which is open to members of the
community. Rehearsal and performance of standard instrumental
literature for winds and percussion. (1 SCH, 0 lecture, 3 lab)
 
MUEN 1125, 1126, 2125, 2126 Jazz Band.CIP 5009035526
This course is designed to provide experience for the instrumental
student in the American Jazz idiom. Jazz literature in a number
of different styles is rehearsed and performed for various college
and community functions. (1 SCH, 0 lecture, 4 lab)
 
MUEN 1131, 1132, 2131, 2132 Piano Ensemble. CIP 5009035626
Brazosport College provides various instrumental and vocal
ensembles to give outstanding students an opportunity
to perform music written for these instruments and vocal
combinations. Selections will be made from members of the
college’s large musical ensembles. (1 SCH, 0 lecture, 3 lab)
 
MUEN 1133, 1134, 2133, 2134 Brass Ensemble.CIP 5009035626
Brazosport College provides various instrumental and vocal
ensembles to give outstanding students an opportunity
to perform music written for these instruments and vocal
combinations. Selections will be made from members of the
college’s large musical ensembles. (1 SCH, 0 lecture, 3 lab)
 
MUEN 1135, 1136, 2135, 2136 Woodwind Ensemble.CIP 5009035626
Brazosport College provides various instrumental and vocal
ensembles to give outstanding students an opportunity
to perform music written for these instruments and vocal
combinations. Selections will be made from members of the
college’s large musical ensembles. (1 SCH, 0 lecture, 3 lab)
 
MUEN 1137, 1138, 2137, 2138 Guitar Ensemble.CIP 5009035626
Brazosport College provides various instrumental and vocal
ensembles to give outstanding students an opportunity
to perform music written for these instruments and vocal
combinations. Selections will be made from members of the
college’s large musical ensembles. (1 SCH, 0 lecture, 3 lab)
 
MUEN 1139, 1140, 2139, 2140 Jazz Combo.CIP 5009035626
An instrumental jazz ensemble. Brazosport College provides
various instrumental ensembles to give outstanding students
an opportunity to perform music written for these instruments.
Selections will be made from members of the college’s large
musical ensembles. (1 SCH, 0 lecture, 4 lab)
 
MUEN 1141, 1142, 2141, 2142 College Choir (Chamber).CIP 5009035726
Choral literature from various periods and styles rehearsed and
performed for campus and community functions. (1 SCH, 0
lecture, 4 lab)
 
MUEN 1143, 1144, 2143, 2144 College Singers.CIP 5009035726
A choral ensemble that is open to members of the community.
Rehearsal and performance of choral literature. (1 SCH, 0 lecture,
3 lab)
 
MUEN 1151, 1152, 2151, 2152 Jazz Singers/Combo.CIP 5009035826
A vocal jazz ensemble. Brazosport College provides various
vocal ensembles to give outstanding students an opportunity to
perform music written for various vocal productions. Selections
will be made from members of the college’s large musical
ensembles. (1 SCH, 0 lecture, 4 lab)
 
MUSC 1220 Live Sound Workshop.CIP 1002030006
Basic sound system operation. Includes mixing boards and
microphones. Also addressing solving common problems such
as feedback. (2 SCH, 2 lecture, 1 lab)
MUSC 1235 Commercial Music Software.CIP 5009040026
Specialized training in commercial music software applications.
(2 SCH, 2 lecture, 0 lab)
 
MUSC 1309 Conducting Class.CIP 5009060026
Introduction to the art of conducting including regular and
irregular beat patterns, subdivision, and beat pattern varieties
applied to musical literature and practical experience. (3 SCH, 3
lecture, 0 lab)
 
MUSC 1321 Songwriting I.CIP 5009040026
Introduction to the techniques or writing marketable songs
including the writing of lyrics and melodies, setting lyrics to
music, developing lyrical and musical “hooks”, analyzing the
marketplace, and developing a production plan for a song demo.
(3 SCH, 3 lecture, 0 lab)
 
MUSI 1181 Class Piano I.CIP 5009075126
The development of keyboard skills for students who have
experience reading musical notation. Two one-hour class
periods per week. (1 SCH, 0 lecture, 2 lab)
Prerequisite: MUSI 1301 or approval of the division chair.
MUSI 1182 Class Piano II.CIP 5009075126
Study of harmony, transposition, accompaniment styles,
improvisation, sight-reading; keyboard technique, major and
minor scales. A minimum of two hours outside practice per week
is required. (1 SCH, 0 lecture, 2 lab)
Prerequisite: MUSI 1181 or approval of the division chair.
 
MUSI 1183 Class Voice I.CIP 5009085126
An introduction to correct vocal singing by class instruction. The
principles of correct posture, breath control, and English diction
are introduced through laboratory experiences. A minimum
of two hours outside practice per week is required. (1 SCH, 0
lecture, 2 lab)
 
MUSI 1184 Class Voice II.CIP 5009085126
A basic review of principles of MUSI 1183 including posture,
breath control, and review of International Phonetic Alphabet.
Introduction of Italian diction, expression and tone color, and
different stylistic elements, using appropriate repertoire. A
minimum of two hours outside practice per week is required. (1
SCH, 0 lecture, 2 lab)
 
MUSI 1211 Music Theory I.CIP 5009045126
A review of the fundamentals of music; part-writing of figured
bass exercises; melody harmonizations requiring all diatonic
triads, the dominant seventh and non-harmonic tones. Keyboard
experience using aural and written exercises. (2 SCH, 2 lecture, 1
lab)
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MUSI 1216 or approval of
the division chair.

MUSI 1212 Music Theory II.CIP 5009045126
A study of the fundamentals of music to include diatonic seventh
chords, modulation to closely related keys, and secondary
dominant relationships and other chromatically altered chords.
Principles learned in class will be applied to the keyboard. (2
SCH, 2 lecture, 1 lab)
Prerequisite: MUSI 1211 and concurrent enrollment in MUSI
1217 or approval of the division chair.
 
MUSI 1216 Ear Training and Sight-Singing I.CIP 5009045626
A first-year course which provides basic aural, visual, and vocal
experience in dictation and sight-singing employing materials
developed in MUSI 1211. (2 SCH, 1 lecture, 2 lab)
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MUSI 1211 or approval of
the division chair.
 
MUSI 1217 Ear Training and Sight-Singing II.CIP 5009045626
This course provides basic aural, visual and vocal experiences in
dictation, music-reading and sight-singing employing materials
developed in MUSI 1212. (2 SCH, 1 lecture, 2 lab)
Prerequisite: MUSI 1216 and concurrent enrollment in MUSI
1212 or approval of the division chair.
 
MUSI 1263 Jazz Improvisation.CIP 5009036526
This course is designed to teach the basic tools of the improvisor’s
art through actual playing experiences. The structures and styles
of jazz are studied through the use of recorded music, and the
student is taught to construct his own improvised solos. (2 SCH,
2 lecture, 1 lab)
Required skill level: College-level reading and writing.
 
MUSI 1301 Piano/Music Fundamentals.CIP 5009045526
A study of the fundamentals of musical notation and an
introduction to reading music at sight. Recommended for
students who desire a basic course in musical skills. Required
of music majors deficient in these basic skills. Students will be
taught functional piano playing skills. (3 SCH, 3 lecture, 0 lab)
 
MUSI 1303 Guitar/Music Fundamentals.CIP 5009045526
A study of the fundamentals of musical notation and an
introduction to reading music at sight. Recommended for
students who desire a basic course in musical skills and who
wish to learn to play guitar. (3 SCH, 3 lecture, 0 lab)
 
MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation.CIP 5009025126
A survey of music and musical styles in order to develop skills
of musical perception. The basic structure of music is discussed,
as well as how music relates to an individual’s cultural and
social experiences. Certain sections, as designated on semester
schedules of classes, will feature a study of American jazz or rock.
(3 SCH, 3 lecture, 0 lab)
Required skill level: College-level reading and writing.
 
MUSI 1307 Music Literature.CIP 5009025226
A survey of styles and forms of music in the Medieval, Renaissance,
Baroque, Classic, Romantic and Twentieth Century periods.
Representative composers and compositions are studied by
means of lecture, recordings, and reports. Students are expected
to survey a large number of works representative of these styles,
forms, and chronological periods. (3 SCH, 3 lecture, 0 lab)
Required skill level: College-level reading and writing.
 
MUSI 1390 Electronic Music.CIP 5009045826
An introduction to electronic musical instruments, includ¬ing
synthesizers, samplers, drum machines, computers, and other
MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) devices. Students will
explore a variety of techniques creating and using electronically
-produced sounds and developing skills in interfacing electronic
instruments. Special projects designed for hands-on exploration
of the possibilities of the equipment will be assigned. (3 SCH, 2
lecture, 2 lab)
Prerequisite: MUSI 1181, MUSI 1211, or MUSI 1301 or approval
of the division chair. Students must have some keyboard
experience and the ability to read music. Required skill level:
College-level reading and writing.
 
MUSI 2181 Class Piano III.CIP 5009075126
The performance of all major and minor scales and cadences,
as well as arpeggios. Literature that includes various left hand
accompaniment styles, and extension of the right hand range
to include the whole octave, with instruction in chord inversions
and scale and arpeggio patterns. Two one-hour class periods
per week. A minimum of two hours outside practice per week is
required. (1 SCH, 0 lecture, 2 lab)
Prerequisite: MUSI 1182 or approval of the division chair.
 
MUSI 2182 Class Piano IV.CIP 5009075126
Continuance of the basic skills taught in MUSI 2181. Literature
shall include the study of contrapuntal styles, four-part chorale
style, and jump bass technique in the left hand. A piano
proficiency examination is required. (1 SCH, 0 lecture, 2 lab)
Prerequisite: MUSI 2181 or approval of the division chair.
 
MUSI 2211 Music Theory III.CIP 5009045226
A study of advanced diatonic and chromatic harmony as an
extension of MUSI 1211-1212, analysis and composition of music
in the common practice period. (2 SCH, 2 lecture, 1 lab)
Prerequisite: MUSI 1211 and MUSI 1212 and concurrent
enrollment in MUSI 2216 or approval of the division chair.
Required skill level: College-level reading and writing.
 
MUSI 2212 Music Theory IV.CIP 5009045226
A study of the structure of music with instruction in the principle
forms, harmonic structures, and advanced compositional
techniques including, but not limited to, the common practice
period. (2 SCH, 2 lecture, 1 lab)
Prerequisite: MUSI 2211 and concurrent enrollment in MUSI
2217 or approval of the division chair. Required skill level:
College-level reading and writing.
 
MUSI 2216 Advanced Ear Training and Sight Singing I.CIP 5009045726
Provides advanced aural, visual, and vocal experience in dictation
and sight- singing employing materials developed in MUSI 2211.
(2 SCH, 1 lecture, 2 lab)
Prerequisite: MUSI 1216 and MUSI 1217 and concurrent
enrollment in MUSI 2211 or approval of the division chair.
Required skill level: College-level reading and writing.
 
MUSI 2217 Advanced Ear Training and Sight Singing II.CIP 5009045726
A second -year course extending practice in those basic aural,
visual, and vocal skills gained in MUSI 1216, MUSI 1217, and
MUSI 2216, including instruction in larger forms and chromatic
harmony. (2 SCH, 1 lecture, 2 lab)
Prerequisite: MUSI 1216 and concurrent enrollment in MUSI
2212 or approval of the division chair. Required skill level:
College-level reading and writing.
 
MUAP 11XX – 22XX Music-Applied.CIP 5009035426
Music-Applied courses are offered only for full time stu¬dents
(minimum of 12 semester hours) concurrently enrolled in an
ensemble or for music majors officially designated by HEGIS code
and who meet the prerequisite listed below. Exception: If the
appropriate theory courses are not offered in a given semester,
the music major student must be concurrently enrolled in an
ensemble.
 
One-semester Hour Credit
Voice (1 SCH, 0.5 lecture, 0.5 lab)
MUAP 1181, MUAP 1182, MUAP 2181, MUAP 2182
Piano (1 SCH, 0.5 lecture, 0.5 lab)
MUAP 1169, MUAP 1170, MUAP 2169, MUAP 2170
 
Two-semester Hour Credit
Voice (2 SCH, 1 lecture, 1 lab)
MUAP 1281, MUAP 1282, MUAP 2281, MUAP 2282
Piano (2 SCH, 1 lecture, 1 lab)
MUAP 1269, MUAP 1270, MUAP 2269, MUAP 2270
Course numbers are listed for piano and voice only. Instruction
in other instruments is available. Consult Music Department
personnel or the division chair.
Prerequisite: For all Music -Applied courses - Successful
completion of or concurrent enrollment in the appropriate
freshman theory courses, and/or appropriate ensemble and/or
approval of the division chair.

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