Spring 2016 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, Jan 16-May 18
W         07:00PM-07:50PM LEC S.Thompson           ARC MAIN FineArts 548    10227 
Textbook
W         08:00PM-10:05PM LAB S.Thompson           ARC MAIN FineArts 548      
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Thompson           ARC 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 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, Jan 16-May 18
W         07:00PM-07:50PM LEC S.Thompson            TBA TBA                 11539 
Textbook
W         08:00PM-10:05PM LAB S.Thompson            TBA TBA                   
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Thompson           ARC 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, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       01:30PM-01:55PM LEC D.Eifertsen          ARC MAIN FineArts 548    10230 
Textbook
TTh       01:55PM-02:45PM LAB D.Eifertsen          ARC MAIN FineArts 548      
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Eifertsen          ARC 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 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, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       01:30PM-01:55PM LEC D.Eifertsen           TBA TBA                 10232 
Textbook
TTh       01:55PM-02:45PM LAB D.Eifertsen           TBA TBA                   
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Eifertsen          ARC MAIN Online            
This class meets in Rm. 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 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, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       12:00PM-12:25PM LEC D.Eifertsen          ARC MAIN FineArts 548    12490 
Textbook
TTh       12:25PM-01:15PM LAB D.Eifertsen          ARC MAIN FineArts 548      
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Eifertsen          ARC 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 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, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       12:00PM-12:25PM LEC D.Eifertsen           TBA TBA                 12492 
Textbook
TTh       12:25PM-01:15PM LAB D.Eifertsen           TBA TBA                   
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Eifertsen          ARC MAIN Online            
This class meets in Rm. 548


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 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, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       03:00PM-03:30PM LEC D.Eifertsen          ARC MAIN FineArts 548    10922 
Textbook
TTh       03:00PM-03:30PM LEC J.Gilman             ARC MAIN FineArts 548    10922 Textbook
TTh       03:30PM-04:50PM LAB D.Eifertsen          ARC MAIN FineArts 548      
TTh       03:30PM-04:50PM LAB J.Gilman             ARC 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 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, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       03:00PM-03:30PM LEC D.Eifertsen          ARC MAIN FineArts 548    10924 
Textbook
TTh       03:00PM-03:30PM LEC J.Gilman             ARC MAIN FineArts 548    10924 Textbook
TTh       03:30PM-04:50PM LAB D.Eifertsen          ARC MAIN FineArts 548      
TTh       03:30PM-04:50PM LAB J.Gilman             ARC 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 four times for credit. (C-ID MUS 180)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
M         04:30PM-05:20PM LEC S.Hamre              ARC MAIN FineArts 548    11002 
Textbook
M         05:30PM-06:35PM LAB S.Hamre              ARC MAIN FineArts 548      
W         04:30PM-06:35PM LAB S.Hamre              ARC 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 CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is the continuing study and performance of concert band literature. Additional topics include experience in conducting, rehearsal technique, and section leading. Public performances and/or field trips are required. This course may be taken four times for credit. (C-ID MUS 180)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
M         04:30PM-05:35PM LEC S.Hamre               TBA TBA                 11604 
Textbook
M         05:45PM-06:35PM LAB S.Hamre               TBA TBA                   
W         04:30PM-06:35PM LAB S.Hamre               TBA TBA                   
This class meets in Rm. 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 four times for credit. (C-ID MUS 180)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
T         06:00PM-06:50PM LEC S.Hamre              ARC MAIN FineArts 548    10233 
Textbook
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LAB S.Hamre              ARC MAIN FineArts 548      


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 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 experience in conducting, rehearsal technique, and section leading. Public performances and/or field trips are required. This course may be taken four times for credit. (C-ID MUS 180)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
T         06:00PM-06:50PM LEC S.Hamre               TBA TBA                 11544 
Textbook
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LAB S.Hamre               TBA TBA                   
This class meets in Rm. 548


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 initial assessment
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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
T         10:00AM-10:50AM LEC R.Hughes             ARC MAIN FineArts 547    10235 
Textbook
T         11:00AM-11:50AM LAB R.Hughes             ARC MAIN FineArts 547      
Th        10:00AM-11:50AM LAB R.Hughes             ARC MAIN FineArts 547      
Field trip(s) are required. Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.


MUP 352    Advanced Concert Choir    2 Units

Prerequisite: MUP 350 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to 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, Jan 16-May 18
T         10:00AM-10:50AM LEC R.Hughes             ARC MAIN FineArts 547    10279 
Textbook
T         11:00AM-11:50AM LAB R.Hughes             ARC MAIN FineArts 547      
Th        10:00AM-11:50AM LAB R.Hughes             ARC MAIN FineArts 547      
Field trip(s) are required. Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.


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, Jan 16-May 18
MW        10:30AM-11:00AM LEC R.Hughes             ARC MAIN FineArts 547    10280 
Textbook
MW        11:00AM-11:50AM LAB R.Hughes             ARC MAIN FineArts 547      
F         10:30AM-11:35AM LAB R.Hughes             ARC MAIN FineArts 547      
Field trip(s) are required. Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.


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 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, Jan 16-May 18
MW        10:30AM-11:00AM LEC R.Hughes             ARC MAIN FineArts 547    10240 
Textbook
MW        11:00AM-11:50AM LAB R.Hughes             ARC MAIN FineArts 547      
F         10:30AM-11:35AM LAB R.Hughes             ARC MAIN FineArts 547      
Field trip(s) are required. Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.


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, Jan 16-May 18
W         01:30PM-02:20PM LEC A.Lapierre           ARC MAIN FineArts 548    10237 
Textbook
M         01:30PM-02:50PM LAB A.Lapierre           ARC MAIN FineArts 548      
W         02:20PM-02:45PM LAB A.Lapierre           ARC MAIN FineArts 548      
F         01:45PM-02:50PM LAB A.Lapierre           ARC MAIN FineArts 548      



W         10:30AM-11:20AM LEC A.Lapierre           ARC MAIN FineArts 548    10753 Textbook
M         10:30AM-11:50AM LAB A.Lapierre           ARC MAIN FineArts 548      
W         11:20AM-11:45AM LAB A.Lapierre           ARC MAIN FineArts 548      
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Lapierre           ARC MAIN Online            
Additional assignments to be accessed online through D2L.


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 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, Jan 16-May 18
W         01:30PM-02:20PM LEC A.Lapierre           ARC MAIN FineArts 548    11124 
Textbook
M         01:30PM-02:50PM LAB A.Lapierre           ARC MAIN FineArts 548      
W         02:20PM-02:45PM LAB A.Lapierre           ARC MAIN FineArts 548      
F         01:45PM-02:50PM LAB A.Lapierre           ARC MAIN FineArts 548      



W         10:30AM-11:20AM LEC A.Lapierre           ARC MAIN FineArts 548    11125 Textbook
M         10:30AM-11:50AM LAB A.Lapierre           ARC MAIN FineArts 548      
W         11:20AM-11:45AM LAB A.Lapierre           ARC MAIN FineArts 548      
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Lapierre           ARC MAIN Online            
Additional assignments to be accessed online through D2L.


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, Jan 16-May 18
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Hughes              TBA TBA                 11541 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Hughes              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.

TBA       TBA             LEC D.Eifertsen           TBA TBA                 11542 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB D.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.

TBA       TBA             LEC S.Thompson            TBA TBA                 11543 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.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.

TBA       TBA             LEC S.Hamre               TBA TBA                 11540 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.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.


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, Jan 16-May 18
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Eifertsen           TBA TBA                 13274 
Textbook

Spring 2016 Class Schedule

Updated: May 2, 2016