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Study Music at Crowder!

Beginning your music studies at a community college means that you will receive more individual attention as you begin your educational journey. Smaller classes give instructors the opportunity to mentor students as they study new concepts and gain new skills. Students receive private instruction in their chosen instrument (piano or voice) from qualified and experienced professionals.

After earning an Associates Degree with a Music Major at Crowder, you may transfer to a four-year school and continue your studies in Music Performance, Music Education, Music History, Music Theory or Music Composition.

Crowder’s three vocal ensembles offer the opportunity to sing different vocal styles, and performance scholarships are available for full-time and part-time students. Scholarships are given to both music majors and non-majors.

Music classes are held in the Elsie Plaster Community Center, which contains an auditorium, aerobics room, makeup/dressing room, music rehearsal room, music and art history classroom, practice rooms and the Longwell Museum. The EPCC serves the students and faculty of Crowder College, as well as the businesses, industries and citizens of the four-state area.

Crowder is also host to the Crowder Jazz Orchestra, which is a local group formed by professional musicians in the community.

If you are interested in studying music at Crowder, or interested in auditioning for one of our choral scholarships, please arrange for a campus visit and audition. Our music instructors will meet with you, discuss your interests and listen to your audition (an accompanist will be provided for vocal auditions).

For vocal auditions, prepare two contrasting art songs, preferably one in a foreign language. For piano auditions, please prepare two contrasting classical piano solos.

To schedule a visit and audition, or if you have any questions, contact:
Dr. Kierstin Bible

The following music classes are offered at Crowder College

MUSC 100 – Music Recital (0 Credit)
All music majors are required to attend and participate in seminars and recitals each semester. (Fall-Spring)

MUSC 101 – Music History & Appreciation (3-0) 3 Credits
This chronological survey of the development of music from the Greek period to the present includes an examination of the scoio-cultural forces, which shaped the musical expressions of each epoch. The course is designed to provide the student with the musical vocabulary and listening techniques for a meaningful and enriching understanding and appreciation of music literature. (Fall-Spring-Summer)

MUSC 102 – Fundamentals of Music
(3–0) 3 Credits
Students interested in acquiring a working knowledge of the basic written language of music cover music notations, scales, intervals, chords and rhythms. (Fall)

MUSC 103 – Music Theory I
(3–0) 3 Credits
This beginning course in music theory studies intervals, triads, four-part diatonic harmony and connection of triads and their inversions. (Prerequisite: MUSC 102 or equivalent) (Spring)

MUSC 104 – Music Theory II
(3–0) 3 Credits
This is a second course in music theory, continuing the subject matter of Music 103 and extending into areas of seventh chords and non-harmonic tones. (Prerequisite: MUSC 103) (Fall)

MUSC 105 – Elementary Class Piano I
(1–2) 1 Credit
For the beginning pianist, dynamic learning introduces the keyboard. chords and the harmonization of melodies are studied. (Fall)

MUSC 106/107/206/207 – Chorale
(0–3) 1 Credit
This course is open to all college students who like to sing. Functions include preparation and performance of a large variety of works. Credit is given for participation each semester in accordance with course number sequence shown. (Fall–Spring)

MUSC 108/109/208/209 – Special Topics in Music
1 Credit
Subject matter not covered in other courses is studied with permission of the instructor. Repeat for a total of 4 hours. Credit accepted if the topics are different.

MUSC 112 – Voice for Theatre Majors
1 Credit
This is a course for Theatre majors who need singing skills for musicals. The course will be offered as needed. (Fall–Every other year)

MUSC 113 – Ear Training & Sight Singing I
1 Credit
This beginning course in ear training and sight singing studies the identification of melodic and harmonic intervals, melodic and rhythmic dictation and sight singing. (Prerequisite: MUSC 102 or equivalent) (Spring)

MUSC 114 – Ear Training & Sight Singing II
(1–2) 1 Credit
This course is a second course in ear training and sight singing which studies identification of primary and secondary chords, identification of figured bass, melodic and rhythmic dictation and sight singing. (Prerequisite:

MUSC 113) (Fall)

MUSC 115 – Elementary Class Piano II
(1–2) 1 Credit
This course is a continuation of elementary Class Piano I with the study of beginning standard piano literature. (Spring)

MUSC 118/119/218/219 – Music–Theatre Participation
1–2 Credits
This course offers credit to students who participate in music-drama productions under supervision of the music instructor. Hours are to be arranged. A maximum of four credit hours may be applied toward graduation if the course is repeated. (Prerequisite: permission of the instructor) (Arranged)

MUSC 190/191/290/291 – Chromatix
(0–2) 1 Credit
Open to all college students upon audition, the Chromatix performs in many areas of public relations and recruitment for the college. Varieties of performance styles are offered. (Audition Only) (Fall-Spring)

MUSC 195/196/295/296 – Community Mixed Chorus
(0–4) 1–2 Credits
This course welcomes all students and community residents. Weekly rehearsals are scheduled in preparation for public performance. (Fall)

MUSC 203 – Music Theory III
(3–0) 3 Credits
This course studies part writing, modulations and harmonic analysis. (Prerequisite: MUSC 104) (Spring)

MUSC 213 – Ear Training & Sight Singing III
(1–2) 1 Credit
This course studies identification of seventh chords, harmonic dictation, continuation of melodic and rhythmic dictation and sight singing. (Prerequisite: MUSC 114) (Spring)

APPLIED MUSIC – Private Lessons
(Open to All Students)
1 Credit
MUSC 120/121/220/221 – Piano
MUSC 140/141/240/241 – Voice
2 Credits
MUSC 122/123/232/244 – Piano
MUSC 142/143/242/243 – Voice

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