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 2510 Intro to Music Technology

Prerequisite: none

Students will learn the basics of technology used in many fields of music, including Finale music notation software, Smart Music accompaniment software, Band-in-a-Box multi-use software and Pro Tools digital audio workstation software. Various music sample packages will be used in conjunction with all of the above software.

MUSC 2511 Basics of Studio Recording

Prerequisite: none

This is an introductory class in audio recording technology. It is a prerequisite for any career in the music production field. Topics of discussion will include acoustics and hearing, studio design, the digital audio workstation, multimedia and the Internet, the audio recording process and signal processing.

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 1101 Composition 3
MATH 1101 Math Modeling 3
BIOL 1111K Introductory Biology I 4
MUSC 1563 Applied Voice 1
MUSC 1201 Music Theory I 3
MUSC 1101 Aural Skills I 1
MUSC 1601 College Chorus 2
MUSC 1551 Class Piano 1
Semester Two (18 credit hours)
Course No. Name Credits
COMM 1100 Speech 3
HIST 1121 Western Civilization 3
ENGL 1102 Composition 3
PHED 1324 Softball 1
MUSC 1564 Applied Voice 1
MUSC 1202 Music Theory II 3
MUSC 1102 Aural Skills II 1
MUSC 1601 College Chorus 2
MUSC 1552 Class Piano 1
Semester Three (18 credit hours)
Course No. Name Credits
THEA 1100 Theater Appreciation 3
BIOL 1112K Introductory Biology II 4
HIST 2111 American History 3
PHED 1201 Tennis 1
MUSC 2563 Applied Voice 1
MUSC 2201 Music Theory III 3
MUSC 2101 Aural Skills III 1
MUSC 1601 College Chorus 2
Semester Four (19 credit hours)
Course No. Name Credits
BIOL 1011 Natural Science 3
POLS 1101 American Government 3
PSYC 1101 Intro to Psychology 3
PHED1001 Health 2
MUSC 2564 Applied Voice 1
MUSC 2202 Music Theory IV 3
MUSC 2102 Aural Skills IV 1
MUSC 1601 College Chorus 2
MUSC 2569 Solo Voice Recital 1