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Music 453 Musical Theater Repertoire for Singers ‡
0.5 units: CSU:UC
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, 2 hours.
This course is designed to teach fundamental vocal techniques as utilized in a Broadway musical. Instruction includes basic body movement, acting technique, interpretation of Broadway song literature and the skill of auditioning. Students are required to prepare a final project excerpted from a standard work. All performances are evaluated.

Music 501 College Choir
0.5 units: CSU:UC RPT3
Prerequisite: None.
Lab/performance, 3 hours.
Introduction to choral ensemble singing. Emphasis is on vocal technique and choral elements such as blend, intonation, diction, and music reading. Repertory is chosen on the basis of group ability and represents historical and current styles of music.

Music 521 Concert Choir ‡
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, 5 hours.
Development of a repertoire of standard literature for mixed voices; public concerts; emphasis on progressive development of ability to read and interpret the musical score.

Music 531 Philharmonic Choir
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.
The Philharmonic Choir studies and performs major choral works such as oratorios, cantatas, and masses, as well as a formal Pops concert. It includes public presentations with orchestra and soloists.

Music 563 Chamber Singers
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.
Lab/performance, 5 hours.
The Chamber Singers is a carefully selected group which prepares representative repertoire including motets, chansons, madrigals, pops, multicultural, and vocal ensemble music of more recent periods in music history for public 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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