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College Music Classes for Community Members

OPEN TO COMMUNITY MEMBERS AGES 14-ADULT

“Co-seat” courses offer the opportunity for community members to take college music classes alongside DCC credit students at a discounted price on a first-come, first-serve basis with faculty from DCC’s Music Performance Certificate program. Community members, please contact laura.doe@sunydutchess.edu at (845) 431-8916.

This is a can’t-miss opportunity to take college classes at a discounted price. Community members will not receive college credit with this option; if you would like to receive college credit you must enroll at DCC Registrar’s office by calling (845) 431-8020.


MUX 714       INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC THEORY / ONLINE

(45 Sessions) This course is designed for both musicians and non-musicians. It is a preparatory course for students with little or no prior training in music theory or music reading. The class provides students with a solid foundation in the rudiments of music notation and aural awareness including pitch, accidentals, rhythm, clefs, major and minor scales, and key signatures. The Circle of Fifths, triad types, simple and compound meters, and elementary ear training exercises are incorporated.

Required textbook: Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory (w/2 CDs) by Andrew Surmani. Published by Alfred Publishing Company Inc. (cost $40.00). ISBN: 9780739036358.

10 3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. (MWF) 1/20 - 5/5 E. Gerbi $299


MUX 716       MUSIC THEORY Il / ONLINE
 

(45 Sessions) This course is designed for musicians and requires prior knowledge of music. It consists of a study of four-part chorale harmonization including all diatonic seventh chords, secondary dominants, modulation, binary and ternary forms, mode mixture, Neapolitan chords, and augmented sixth chords. Concurrent enrollment in Aural Skills II is strongly recommended. 

Required textbook: Tonal Harmony (workbook) by Stefan Kostka and Dorothy Payne, 8th ed. Published by McGraw-Hill (cost $69.38 and up). ISBN: 9781260185300.

10 3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. (MWF) 1/20 - 5/5 C. Brellochs $299


MUX 726       AURAL SKILLS II / ONLINE 

(30 Sessions) This course is designed for musicians and requires prior knowledge of music. It increases a student's musical cognition and awareness by focusing on melodic and rhythmic dictation. Harmonic dictation is introduced. Aural analysis and dictation proceed from simple to more complex melodies. Sight-singing and rhythm drills include alto and tenor clef exercises. Concurrent enrollment in Music Theory II is recommended. 

10 12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. (MW) 1/20 - 5/5 C. Brellochs $199


MUX 727       MUSIC APPRECIATION / ONLINE 

(Asynchronous) This course is designed for both musicians and non-musicians. It consists of assigned reading, listening, and written projects. The goal is to develop a basic music vocabulary, the ability to actively listen, and to engage in a historical overview of musical styles. The aim is to stimulate a discriminating understanding and enjoyment of music. Students will work on their own timetable as there will be no class meetings in this asynchronous course.

Required textbook: Enjoyment of Music: Essential Listening (with total access) by Kristine Forney, 4th ed. Published by W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. (cost is $125.00). ISBN: 9780393421507

10 Asynchronous 1/19 - 5/5 C. Brellochs $299


MUX 728        ELECTRONIC MUSIC WORKSHOP / ONLINE 

(Asynchronous) This course is designed for students who have some basic knowledge of the notes on a keyboard; ability to play an instrument is helpful and more serious music study is useful but not required. Basic techniques of creating electronic music will be explored beginning with found sound recordings and audio editing, and gradually moving through to more modern musical structures, idioms and advanced production techniques. Students will work on their own timetable as there will be no class meetings in this asynchronous course.  

10 Asynchronous 1/19 - 5/5 S. Bambrick $299


MUX 722       HISTORY OF MUSIC AFTER 1750 / ONLINE

(30 Sessions) This course is designed for musicians and requires prior knowledge of music. Students study the place of music in Western civilization through representative works of each period. It entails a comprehensive, chronological study of the developments, trends, and styles in instrumental and vocal genres of representative composers of the classic, romantic, impressionist, and modern periods.

Required textbook: Concise History of Western Music (w/Bind-In Total Access) by Barbara Russano Hanning, 5th ed. Published by W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. (cost is $149.00 new, but can get used online). ISBN: 9780393920666.

10 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. (MW) 1/20 - 5/5 C. Brellochs $299


MUX 724       HISTORY OF AMERICAN MUSICAL THEATRE / ONLINE

(30 Sessions) This course is designed for both musicians and non-musicians. The purpose of this course is to explore the origins and development of American Musical Theatre from the early twentieth century through the modern day, with particular regard to how social and cultural events in our nation's history have been reflected within this indigenous art form. Students will be responsible for obtaining theatre tickets and/or accessing appropriate pre-recorded material for their chosen performance reviews at their own time or expense as required for the completion of assignments. Suggestions for arranging low-cost or free alternatives will be offered by the professor. 

Required textbook: Musical Theatre by John Kenrick, 2nd ed. Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. (cost is $10.80 to $27.00). ISBN: 9781474267007.

10 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (TR) 1/19 - 5/4 E. Gerbi $299