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Instrumental Ensembles

Music 701 Instrumental Ensemble ‡
0.5 units: CSU:UC RPT3
Prerequisite: None. Students are encouraged to enroll at registration. A successful audition on the first day of class is required for continued enrollment.
Lab/performance, 3 hours.
This course involves wind, percussion, string and keyboard personnel in various ensemble experiences; from a large wind ensemble to small group ensembles using wind, percussion, string, and keyboard personnel in a variety of combinations.

Music 705 Chamber Music ‡
0.5 units: CSU:UC RPT3
Prerequisite: None. Students are encouraged to enroll at registration. A successful audition on the first day of class is required for continued enrollment.
Lab/performance, 3 hours.
This course includes pianists, string, wind, and percussion players. Students are given experience in various types of chamber music combinations, including chamber orchestra. A public performance is given.

Music 711 Rehearsal Orchestra ‡
0.5 units: CSU:UC RPT3
Prerequisite: None. Students are encouraged to enroll at registration. A successful audition on the first day of class is required for continued enrollment.
Lecture/lab/performance, 3 hours.
Preparation for concert appearances. Development of individual technical and artistic abilities, a more discriminative understanding of music through experience with a wide range of orchestral literature, and the opportunity to perform with more advanced players.

Music 721 Orchestra
1 unit: CSU:UC RPT3
Prerequisite: None. Students are encouraged to enroll at registration. A successful audition on the first day of class is required for continued enrollment.
Lecture, 1 hour; lab/performance, 3 hours.
Emphasis on performance. Opportunity to expand repertoire and reading of standard symphonic literature. Participation in a symphonic season of no less than four programs a year.

Music 731 Rehearsal Band ‡
0.5 units: CSU:UC RPT3
Prerequisite: None.
Lab/performance, 3 hours.
Emphasis on developing skills in organizing, rehearsing and performing in a variety of small combo settings. Special attention is given to choice and presentation of musical materials, improvisation, live performance, and interaction with student arrangers.

Music 741 Band ‡
1 unit: CSU:UC RPT3
Prerequisite: None. Students are encouraged to enroll at registration. A successful audition on the first day of class is required for continued enrollment.
Lecture, 1 hour; lab/performance, 3 hours.
Preparation for performances: marching and concert activities. Development of individual technical and artistic abilities through experience with a wide range of band literature.

Music 751 Wind Ensemble
0.5 units: CSU:UC RPT3
Prerequisite: None. Students are encouraged to enroll at registration. A successful audition on the first day of class is required for continued enrollment.
Lab/performance, 3 hours.
Preparation for performances of concert band repertoire. Development of individual technical and artistic abilities through experience with a wide range of band literature.
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Music 771 Guitar Ensemble
0.5 units: CSU:UC RPT3
Prerequisite: None. Students are encouraged to enroll at registration. A successful audition on the first day of class is required for continued enrollment.
Lab/performance, 3 hours.
This course acquaints the student with the problems involved in ensemble performance. Intonation, rhythmic togetherness, balance, style and the ability to conform to a team effort in musical performance.

Music 775 Jazz Ensemble
0.5 units: CSU:UC RPT3
Prerequisite: None. Students are encouraged to enroll at registration. A successful audition on the first day of class is required for continued enrollment.
Lab/performance, 3 hours.
Provides experience in dance band/studio band performance. Rehearsal of standard, and special arrangements, with emphasis on sight reading, intonation, jazz feel and improvisation; preparation for public performances; serves as a reading workshop for student arrangers.

Music 781 Studio Jazz Band ‡
0.5 units: CSU:UC RPT3
Prerequisite: None.
Students are encouraged to enroll at registration. However, instructor approval and/or audition is required.
Lecture, 1 hour; lab/performance, 3 hours.
Workshop experience in various aspects of technique and interpretation as applied to commercial music and jazz. Public performance experience is included.

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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