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Music 411 Elementary Voice I
2 units: CSU:UC
Prerequisite: None.
Lecture, 1 hour; lab/performance, 2 hours.
Basic techniques of vocal production are introduced. The student is directed toward proper stance and breathing techniques, increased vocal freedom, and improvement of articulation and tone. The course introduces standard solo literature and offers performing experience.

Music 412 Elementary Voice II
2 units: CSU:UC
Prerequisite: Music 411.
Lecture, 1 hour; lab/performance, 2 hours.
Continuation of basic vocal technique, further practice and performance experience. Basic Italian repertory is introduced.

Music 413 Elementary Voice III
2 units: CSU:UC
Prerequisite: Music 412.
Lecture, 1 hour; lab/performance, 2 hours.
Continued voice building, looking toward the possibilities of increasing range, richness, and expressiveness. A song repertoire of moderate difficulty, including art songs in English, Italian, and German, or French is memorized and performed in class.

Music 414 Elementary Voice IV
2 units: CSU:UC
Prerequisite: Music 413.
Lecture, 1 hour; lab/performance, 2 hours.
Further experience with technique, repertory and performance.

This is a list of all available courses. Not all courses are offered every semester. Check the Class Schedule for course availability.

All students who are enrolling in a theory class (200, 201, 202, 203, 211, 212, 213) for the first time at LAVC should make sure they enroll in the proper level of the course. Most students should enroll at an introductory level: theory (200), piano (321), current musical events (152). Those with extensive prior study may take a placement examination to qualify them for higher levels of theory, of piano, and the performance workshop (250). This examination will be given the 1st meeting of class.

The lists of required and recommended classes for the Music Major and the Commercial Music Major are also available in either the Counseling office or the Music Department. Additional repeatability for the Music classes listed below is permitted for matriculated Music major students; see department chair or course instructor: Music 190, 250, 261, 321, 322, 323, 324, 414, 453, 501, 531, 563, 604, 614, 624, 654, 701, 711, 721, 731, 751, 771, 775, and 781.

All courses which meet the Major Requirements of the educational programs listed in this catalog may be applied toward graduation requirements for the Associate Degree. All transfer courses may also be applied to the Associate Degree.

  • UC - This course is acceptable for unit credit at all branches of the University of California.
  • CSU - This course is acceptable for credit at all branches of the California State Universities and Colleges.
  • NDA - Non Degree Applicable. Some courses which are offered for college credit, but which cannot be applied toward graduation requirements for the Associate Degree are designated by the code NDA, Non Degree Applicable.
  • RPT-The repetitive nature of a course is designated by the abbreviation RPT. The symbol RPT indicates the number of times a course may be repeated for credit. Example: Spanish 8, Conversational Spanish 2 units; RPT3. This course may be taken for four semesters at two units per semester.
  • ‡ - Courses not offered every semester are indicated by the symbol ‡. Students are advised to pay careful attention to the class schedule for current enrollment information.
  • Certain courses have some class sections which are designated as Transfer Alliance Program (formerly Honors). These classes are designed primarily for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university. Transfer Alliance classes are indicated in this section by the symbol which appears at the end of the course title line of information.
  • Several courses will show a California Articulation Number (CAN) in parentheses after the course title information. The CAN number is a common reference number used for courses statewide to identify course content.
Prerequisites are also indicated. Students may not receive credit for a course for which they have not met the prerequisites. Since agreements concerning transferability and equivalencies may change, students are advised to check with a counselor for exact information and to seek assistance from the appropriate department chairperson when making extended plans.
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