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Courses

Gordon State College offers a two-year Associate's degree in Music. Listed below are the courses offered in the music program along with their description.

MUSC 1100 Music Appreciation

Prerequisite: none

An introduction to music history and literature.

MUSC 1101, 1102 Aural Skills I, II

Prerequisite: Sequential completion or consent of instructor. Students must enroll simultaneously in the corresponding Music Theory course (MUSC 1201 and MUSC 1202, respectively).

An aural skills laboratory, including sight singing, dictation, and keyboard skills, to complement Music Theory courses. For music majors and minors.

MUSC 1201, 1202 Music Theory I, II

Prerequisite: Sequential completion or consent of instructor. The student must enroll simultaneously in the corresponding Aural Skills course (MUSC 1101 and MUSC 1102, respectively).

A study of music terminology and rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic materials. For music majors and minors.

MUSC 1551, 1552 Class Piano I, II

Prerequisite: none

A study of elementary reading and piano techniques.

MUSC 1561, 1562 Class Voice I, II

Prerequisite: none

A sequence for vocal minors and general college students.

MUSC 1581, 1582 Class Guitar I,II

Prerequisite: none

A sequence in class guitar, offering instruction in basic chords, note reading and simple strumming patterns.

MUSC 1601 College Chorus

Prerequisite: none

A study of masterpieces of choral literature. Includes performance (Non-auditioned; open to all students).

MUSC 1611 Vocal Ensemble

Prerequisite: Audition (See instructor for details)

A study of music for chamber chorus. Includes performances.

MUSC 1621 College Band

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

An ensemble for students who are already competent instrumental musicians.

MUSC 1621 Instrumental Ensembles (Other than College Band)

Jazz Ensemble
Percussion Ensemble
Instrumental Duets/Trios/Quartets

MUSC 2101, 2102 Aural Skills III, IV

Prerequisite: MUSC 1102 and sequential completion or consent of instructor. The student must enroll simultaneously in the corresponding Music Theory course (MUSC 2201 and MUSC 2202, respectively).

An advanced aural skills laboratory to complement Music Theory courses. For music majors.

MUSC 2201, 2202 Music Theory III, IV

Prerequisite: MUSC 1202 and sequential completion or consent of instructor. Students must enroll simultaneously in the corresponding Aural Skills course (MUSC 1101 and 1102, respectively).

An advanced study of harmonic materials, form, and analysis. For music majors.

MUSC 2559 Solo Instrumental Recital

Prerequisite: 4 hours of applied music and approval of music faculty

Participation in a solo recital open to the public.

MUSC 2569 Solo Voice Recital

Prerequisite: 4 hours of applied voice and approval of music faculty

Participation in a solo recital open to the public.

MUSC - Applied Music

MUSC 1553, 1554, 2553, 2554. Applied Piano
MUSC 1563, 1564, 2563, 2564. Applied Voice
MUSC 1573, 1574, 2573, 2574. Applied Organ
MUSC 1583, 1584, 2583, 2584. Applied Guitar
MUSC 1593, 1594, 2593, 2594 Applied Percussion/Woodwind/Brass

Music Major Sample Schedule (w/ voice principal)

Semester One (18 credit hours)
Course No. Name Credits
ENGL 1101Composition3
MATH 1101Math Modeling3
BIOL 1111KIntroductory Biology I4
MUSC 1563Applied Voice1
MUSC 1201Music Theory I3
MUSC 1101Aural Skills I1
MUSC 1601College Chorus2
MUSC 1551Class Piano1
Semester Two (18 credit hours)
Course No. Name Credits
COMM 1100Speech3
HIST 1121Western Civilization3
ENGL 1102Composition3
PHED 1324Softball1
MUSC 1564Applied Voice1
MUSC 1202Music Theory II3
MUSC 1102Aural Skills II1
MUSC 1601College Chorus2
MUSC 1552Class Piano1
Semester Three (18 credit hours)
Course No. Name Credits
THEA 1100Theater Appreciation3
BIOL 1112KIntroductory Biology II4
HIST 2111American History3
PHED 1201Tennis1
MUSC 2563Applied Voice1
MUSC 2201Music Theory III3
MUSC 2101Aural Skills III1
MUSC 1601College Chorus2
Semester Four (19 credit hours)
Course No. Name Credits
BIOL 1011Natural Science3
POLS 1101American Government3
PSYC 1101Intro to Psychology3
PHED1001Health2
MUSC 2564Applied Voice1
MUSC 2202Music Theory IV3
MUSC 2102Aural Skills IV1
MUSC 1601College Chorus2
MUSC 2569Solo Voice Recital1