Fall 2018 Class Schedule (ARC)



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MUP 310    Orchestra    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: CSU Area C1
Enrollment Limitation: Ability to play an orchestral instrument.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is the study and performance of orchestral repertoire. It is open to those who play an orchestral instrument. Public performances and/or field trips are required. This course may be taken up to four times for credit. (C-ID MUS 180)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

W07:00PM-07:50PMLECS.ThompsonARC MAIN FineArts 54810210Textbook
W08:00PM-10:05PMLABS.ThompsonARC MAIN FineArts 548
TBATBALABS.ThompsonARC MAIN Online

MUP 311    Advanced Orchestra    1-2 Units

Prerequisite: MUP 310 with a grade of "C" or better; or an audition.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is the continuing study and performance of orchestral repertoire. Additional topics include experience in conducting, rehearsal techniques, and section leading. Public performances and/or field trips are required. This course may be taken up to four times for credit. (C-ID MUS 180)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

W07:00PM-07:50PMLECS.Thompson TBA TBA11316Textbook
W08:00PM-08:50PMLABS.Thompson TBA TBA
TBATBALABS.ThompsonARC MAIN Online
This class meets in room 548.


MUP 320    Jazz Band    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: CSU Area C1
Enrollment Limitation: Ability to play at least one instrument commonly used in jazz ensemble; audition required.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is the study and performance of jazz band repertoire encompassing a wide variety of music in the jazz style. Public performances and field trips are required. This course may be taken four times for credit. (C-ID MUS 180)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh01:30PM-01:55PMLECD.EifertsenARC MAIN FineArts 54810213TextbookFree Digital Book
TTh01:55PM-02:45PMLABD.EifertsenARC MAIN FineArts 548
TBATBALABD.EifertsenARC MAIN Online

MUP 321    Advanced Jazz Band    1-2 Units

Prerequisite: Completion of 8 units of MUP 320 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is the continuing study and performance of jazz band repertoire and techniques. Additional topics include improvising, conducting, rehearsal technique, and section leading. Public performances, recording sessions, and field trips may be required. This course may be taken four times for credit. (C-ID MUS 180)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh01:30PM-01:55PMLECD.EifertsenARC MAIN FineArts 54811255TextbookFree Digital Book
TTh01:55PM-02:45PMLABD.EifertsenARC MAIN FineArts 548
TBATBALABD.EifertsenARC MAIN Online
This class meets in Room 548.


MUP 323    Latin Jazz Ensemble    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Limitation: Ability to play at least one instrument commonly used in jazz ensemble; audition required.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is the study and performance of Latin jazz repertoire encompassing a wide variety of Latin American and Afro-Cuban jazz styles. Public performance and field trips are required. This course may be taken up to four times for credit. (C-ID MUS 180)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh12:00PM-12:25PMLECD.EifertsenARC MAIN FineArts 54812020TextbookFree Digital Book
TTh12:25PM-01:15PMLABD.EifertsenARC MAIN FineArts 548
TBATBALABD.EifertsenARC MAIN Online

MUP 324    Advanced Latin Jazz Ensemble    1-2 Units

Prerequisite: Completion of 8 units of MUP 323 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is the further study and performance of Latin jazz repertoire encompassing a wide variety of Latin American and Afro-Cuban jazz styles. Public performance and field trips are required. This course may be taken up to four times for credit. (C-ID MUS 180)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh12:00PM-12:25PMLECD.EifertsenARC MAIN FineArts 54812021TextbookFree Digital Book
TTh12:25PM-01:15PMLABD.EifertsenARC MAIN FineArts 548
TBATBALABD.EifertsenARC MAIN Online

MUP 327    Chamber Jazz Ensemble    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Limitation: Ability to play at least one instrument commonly found in a jazz ensemble; audition required.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course examines and evaluates techniques of chamber jazz group organization, jazz arranging, and jazz improvisation. Chamber jazz recording techniques are analyzed focusing on studio etiquette, microphone setup, headphone mix, and playback critique. Public performance and field trips are required. This course may be taken four times for credit. (C-ID MUS 180)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

T03:00PM-03:50PMLECM.RobinsonARC MAIN FineArts 54810900TextbookFree Digital Book
T03:00PM-03:50PMLECD.EifertsenARC MAIN FineArts 54810900TextbookFree Digital Book
T04:00PM-04:50PMLABM.RobinsonARC MAIN FineArts 548
T04:00PM-04:50PMLABD.EifertsenARC MAIN FineArts 548
Th03:00PM-04:50PMLABM.RobinsonARC MAIN FineArts 548
Th03:00PM-04:50PMLABD.EifertsenARC MAIN FineArts 548

MUP 328    Advanced Chamber Jazz Ensemble    2 Units

Prerequisite: Completion of 8 units of MUP 327 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course examines and evaluates advanced techniques of chamber jazz ensemble organization. Ensemble members select music, formulate rehearsal strategy, conduct rehearsals, and set up and evaluate group performances. Public performances and field trips are required. This course may be taken four times for credit. (C-ID MUS 180)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

T03:00PM-03:50PMLECM.RobinsonARC MAIN FineArts 54810902TextbookFree Digital Book
T03:00PM-03:50PMLECD.EifertsenARC MAIN FineArts 54810902TextbookFree Digital Book
T04:00PM-04:50PMLABM.RobinsonARC MAIN FineArts 548
T04:00PM-04:50PMLABD.EifertsenARC MAIN FineArts 548
Th03:00PM-04:50PMLABM.RobinsonARC MAIN FineArts 548
Th03:00PM-04:50PMLABD.EifertsenARC MAIN FineArts 548

MUP 330    Concert Band    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: CSU Area C1
Enrollment Limitation: Ability to play a concert band instrument.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is the study and performance of concert band repertoire. It is open to those who play a concert band instrument. Public performances and/or field trips are required. This course may be taken up to four times for credit. (C-ID MUS 180)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

M04:30PM-05:20PMLECS.HamreARC MAIN FineArts 54811020TextbookFree Digital Book
M05:30PM-06:35PMLABS.HamreARC MAIN FineArts 548
W04:30PM-06:20PMLABS.HamreARC MAIN FineArts 548

MUP 331    Advanced Concert Band    1-2 Units

Prerequisite: MUP 330 (Concert Band) with a grade of "C" or better; or audition.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is the continuing study and performance of concert band literature. Additional topics include conducting, rehearsal techniques, and section leading. Public performances and/or field trips are required. This course may be taken up to four times for credit. (C-ID MUS 180)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

M04:30PM-05:20PMLECS.HamreARC MAIN FineArts 54811317Textbook
M05:30PM-06:35PMLABS.HamreARC MAIN FineArts 548
W04:30PM-06:20PMLABS.HamreARC MAIN FineArts 548

MUP 340    Symphonic Band    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: CSU Area C1
Enrollment Limitation: Ability to play a symphonic band instrument.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is the study and performance of symphonic band repertoire. It is open to those who play a symphonic band instrument. Public performances and/or field trips are required. This course may be taken up to four times for credit. (C-ID MUS 180)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

T07:00PM-07:50PMLECS.HamreARC MAIN FineArts 54810216TextbookFree Digital Book
T08:00PM-10:05PMLABS.HamreARC MAIN FineArts 548
TBATBALABS.HamreARC MAIN Online

MUP 341    Advanced Symphonic Band    1-2 Units

Prerequisite: MUP 340 (Symphonic Band) with a grade of "C" or better; or audition.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is the continuing study and performance of advanced symphonic band literature. Additional topics include conducting, rehearsal techniques, and section leading. Public performances and/or field trips are required. This course may be taken up to four times for credit. (C-ID MUS 180)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

T07:00PM-07:50PMLECS.HamreARC MAIN FineArts 54811318TextbookFree Digital Book
T08:00PM-10:05PMLABS.HamreARC MAIN FineArts 548
TBATBALABS.HamreARC MAIN Online

MUP 350    Concert Choir I    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: CSU Area C1
Enrollment Limitation: Ability to match pitch and produce a good tone demonstrated in the audition
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is the study and performance of choir literature including classical works, contemporary pieces, and music of many diverse cultures. Public performances, festivals, and field trips may be required. This course may be taken up to four times for credit. (C-ID MUS 180)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

T10:00AM-10:50AMLECR.HughesARC MAIN FineArts 54710219TextbookFree Digital Book
T11:00AM-11:50AMLABR.HughesARC MAIN FineArts 547
Th10:00AM-11:50AMLABR.HughesARC MAIN FineArts 547
NOTE: Students must be able to match pitch within a 4-part mixed chorale in order to participate in this ensemble. Our concerts usually occur on Tuesday evenings (one in November and one in December.) The required choir retreat occurs on September 18 and 19.


MUP 352    Advanced Concert Choir    2 Units

Prerequisite: MUP 350 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course provides continued study and performance of advanced choir literature including classical works, contemporary pieces, and music of many diverse cultures. Advanced ensemble members may conduct pieces and lead sectionals. Public performances, festivals, and field trips are required. This course may be taken four times for credit. (C-ID MUS 180)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

T10:00AM-10:50AMLECR.HughesARC MAIN FineArts 54710275TextbookFree Digital Book
T11:00AM-11:50AMLABR.HughesARC MAIN FineArts 547
Th10:00AM-11:50AMLABR.HughesARC MAIN FineArts 547
NOTE: Students must be able to match pitch within a 4-part mixed chorale in order to participate in this ensemble. Our concerts usually occur on Tuesday evenings (one in November and one in December.) The required choir retreat occurs on September 18 and 19.


MUP 360    Chamber Singers    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: CSU Area C1
Enrollment Limitation: Audition required. Auditions generally occur the first week of class. The audition includes sight singing, the preparation of a short musical excerpt, and an aural skills assessment.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an advanced choral ensemble of limited size performing a wide variety of music--classical, world music, folksong arrangements, and contemporary compositions. Audition required. Public performances, festivals, and field trips may be required. This course may be taken up to four times for credit. (C-ID MUS 180)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW10:30AM-11:00AMLECR.HughesARC MAIN FineArts 54710276TextbookFree Digital Book
MW11:00AM-11:50AMLABR.HughesARC MAIN FineArts 547
F10:30AM-11:50AMLABR.HughesARC MAIN FineArts 547
NOTE: Students must be able to match pitch within a 4-part mixed chorale in order to participate in this ensemble. Our concerts usually occur on Tuesday evenings (one in November and one in December.) The required choir retreat occurs on September 18 and 19.


MUP 361    Advanced Chamber Singers    2 Units

Prerequisite: 8 units of MUP 360 with a grade of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Audition required. Auditions generally occur the first week of class. The audition includes sight singing, the preparation of a short musical excerpt, and an aural skills assessment.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an advanced choral ensemble of limited size performing a wide variety of music--classical, world music, folksong arrangements, and contemporary compositions. Advanced ensemble members may conduct pieces and lead sectionals. Public performances, festivals, and field trips are required. This course may be taken four times for credit. (C-ID MUS 180)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW10:30AM-11:00AMLECR.HughesARC MAIN FineArts 54710224TextbookFree Digital Book
MW11:00AM-11:50AMLABR.HughesARC MAIN FineArts 547
F10:30AM-11:50AMLABR.HughesARC MAIN FineArts 547
NOTE: Students must be able to match pitch within a 4-part mixed chorale in order to participate in this ensemble. Our concerts usually occur on Tuesday evenings (one in November and one in December.) The required choir retreat occurs on September 18 and 19.


MUP 370    Rehearsal and Performance - Musical Ensemble    .5-3 Units

Course Family:
Musical Performance and Technical Production
Same As: TA 466
Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Limitation: Audition/Interview
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: This course provides a workshop training experience in the preparation and performance of musical theatre ensemble productions. A different production is presented each semester the course is offered. Students interested in singing/acting roles audition with the director. Students interested in instrumental positions audition with the musical director. Students interested in technical work interview with the technical director. Field trips may be required. A portion of this course may be offered in a TBA component of 27-162 hours which may include acting, singing, dancing, musical, or technical rehearsals and preparation. It is not open to students who have completed TA 466.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 17
Fall Musical

MTh07:00PM-10:05PMLABS.HamreARC MAIN FineArts 54810274TextbookFree Digital Book
Fall Musical
MTh07:00PM-10:05PMLABK.ShearerARC MAIN FineArts 54810274TextbookFree Digital Book
Fall Musical
MTh07:00PM-10:05PMLABT.ShearerARC MAIN FineArts 54810274TextbookFree Digital Book
Fall Musical
TBATBALABT.Shearer TBA TBA10274TextbookFree Digital Book
This class is offered for 0.5 - 2 Units.
Participation in this group will not conflict with other music groups. For further information, call 484-8433. Audition required.

Fall Musical
TBATBALABS.Hamre TBA TBA10274TextbookFree Digital Book
This class is offered for 0.5 - 2 Units.
Participation in this group will not conflict with other music groups. For further information, call 484-8433. Audition required.

Fall Musical
TBATBALABK.Shearer TBA TBA10274TextbookFree Digital Book
This class is offered for 0.5 - 2 Units.
Participation in this group will not conflict with other music groups. For further information, call 484-8433. Audition required.


MUP 400    Vocal Jazz Ensemble    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: CSU Area C1
Enrollment Limitation: Audition is required. The audition will include sight singing, aural skills, improvisation and the preparation of a short musical excerpt.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is a vocal jazz ensemble of limited size performing a wide variety of music in the jazz style. Public performance, festival and field trips are required. This course may be taken up to four times for credit. (C-ID MUS 180)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

W01:30PM-02:20PMLECA.LapierreARC MAIN FineArts 54810221TextbookFree Digital Book
MF01:30PM-02:40PMLABA.LapierreARC MAIN FineArts 548
W02:20PM-02:50PMLABA.LapierreARC MAIN FineArts 548



W10:30AM-11:20AMLECA.LapierreARC MAIN FineArts 54810745TextbookFree Digital Book
M10:30AM-11:50AMLABA.LapierreARC MAIN FineArts 548
W11:20AM-11:50AMLABA.LapierreARC MAIN FineArts 548
TBATBALABA.LapierreARC MAIN Online
Additional assignments to be accessed online through Canvas.


MUP 401    Advanced Vocal Jazz Ensemble    1-2 Units

Prerequisite: MUP 400 with a grade of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Audition is required. The audition will include sight singing, aural skills, improvisation and the preparation of a short musical excerpt.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is the continuing study of vocal jazz ensemble repertoire and techniques. Additional topics include experiences in scat singing, conducting, rehearsal technique and section leading. Public performance, festivals, recording sessions and field trips are required. This course may be taken up to four times for credit. (C-ID MUS 180)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

W01:30PM-02:20PMLECA.LapierreARC MAIN FineArts 54811159TextbookFree Digital Book
MF01:30PM-02:40PMLABA.LapierreARC MAIN FineArts 548
W02:20PM-02:50PMLABA.LapierreARC MAIN FineArts 548



W10:30AM-11:20AMLECA.LapierreARC MAIN FineArts 54811160TextbookFree Digital Book
M10:30AM-11:50AMLABA.LapierreARC MAIN FineArts 548
W11:20AM-11:50AMLABA.LapierreARC MAIN FineArts 548
TBATBALABA.LapierreARC MAIN Online
Additional assignments to be accessed online through Canvas.


MUP 420    Special Ensemble Participation    1-2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Limitation: Audition
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is open to all students who sing or play musical instruments. Studies are designed for instrumental and vocal groups of various combinations. Students may explore chamber music, large ensemble, or solo repertoire. Public performances and field trips are required. This course may be taken up to four times for credit.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALECD.Eifertsen TBA TBA11332TextbookFree Digital Book
TBATBALABD.Eifertsen TBA TBA
This class meets in Rm. 548. 4.3 hours per week TBA
Field trip(s) are required. Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.

TBATBALECS.Hamre TBA TBA11333TextbookFree Digital Book
TBATBALABS.Hamre TBA TBA
This class meets in Rm. 548. 4.3 hours per week TBA
Field trip(s) are required. Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.

TBATBALECR.Hughes TBA TBA11334TextbookFree Digital Book
TBATBALABR.Hughes TBA TBA
This class meets in Rm. 547. 4.3 hours per week TBA
Field trip(s) are required. Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.

TBATBALECA.Lapierre TBA TBA11335TextbookFree Digital Book
TBATBALABA.Lapierre TBA TBA
This class meets in Rm. 548. 4.3 hours per week TBA
Field trip(s) are required. Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.

TBATBALECS.Thompson TBA TBA11336Textbook
TBATBALABS.Thompson TBA TBA
This class meets in Rm. 548. 4.3 hours per week TBA
Field trip(s) are required. Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.


MUP 495    Independent Studies in Music Performance    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALABD.Eifertsen TBA TBA20496Textbook

Fall 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: December 14, 2018