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The Music Department at Grossmont College

Who takes music courses at Grossmont College?

People with a variety of interests:

  1. Biology major with two lab classes, who played trumpet in High School, now plays trumpet in the Jazz Band (MUS 156).

  2. English Literature major, who currently plays flute and has cross-cultural interest, enrolls in Music History (MUS 203).

  3. Music major, whose performance emphasis is piano, interested in the application of computer technology to the field of Jazz, takes MIDI Sequencing and Recording (MUS 187).

  4. Theatre Arts major interested in Musical Theatre, looking to build a singing voice, joins Voice Class (MUS 170).

  5. Electrical Engineer who works during the day, and had played cello in High School and College, enrolls for the Grossmont Symphony Orchestra (MUS150).

  6. Entering Freshman, who works evenings and takes daytime general education courses, registers for History of Rock & Roll Music (MUS 115).

  7. Rock Band musician, who wants to compose original music, enrolls for Rudiments of Music (MUS 001).

  8. Private music teacher selects one or more music classes to broaden his/her knowledge.


General Education

If you are looking for general education classes, you may wish to consider this list:

Mus 110

Great Music Listening

Mus 111

History of Jazz and Popular Music

Mus 114

Music in the United States

Mus 115

History of Rock Music

Summer Courses

During the summer you may join and participate in public performances of the following groups:

MUS110

Great Music Listening

MUS124

Classical Guitar I

MUS132

Class Piano I

MUS170

Class Voice


Music and Computers

Should your interest be in working with computers, even if you don't play a musical instrument, we have this class to offer you:

MUS 187

MIDI Sequencing and Recording


Performing Ensembles

The Music Department at Grossmont College invites you to explore and discover what the world of music has to offer. You are welcome to experience music which can enhance your life.

You can find a performing group to join if you play an instrument or sing, and there are eight groups to choose from (some by audition):

MUS138

Grossmont Master Chorale

MUS154

Afro-Cuban Ensemble

MUS148

Guitar Ensemble

MUS156

Jazz Ensemble

MUS150

Grossmont Symphony Orchestra

MUS174

Gospel Choir

MUS152

Concert Band

   


The Music Major

If you are a music major, whose goal is to transfer to a four-year school, you will complete the following courses:

MUS105

Music Theory and Practice I

MUS232

Class Piano III

MUS106

Music Theory and Practice II

MUS233

Class Piano IV

MUS205

Music Theory and Practice III

MUS190

Performance Studies

MUS206

Music Theory and Practice IV

MUS191

Performance Studies

MUS117

Introduction to Music History & Literature

MUS290

Performance Studies

MUS132

Class Piano I

MUS291

Performance Studies

MUS133

Class Piano II

   


 

plus four units from the following electives:

MUS 170

Class Voice

MUS 171

Class Voice

MUS 270

Class Voice

MUS 271

Class Voice

MUS 183

Basic Synthesizer Programming I

MUS 187

MIDI Sequencing and Recording


These courses will also qualify you to receive an associate degree in music. Some of you may choose not to transfer.

You are invited to audition for a scholarship which will pay for your private lessons.
 

Other Music Classes

A special invitation is extended to those of you who have had no previous exposure to music. You are invited to choose from the following list:

MUS 001

Rudiments of Music and Musicianship

MUS 118

Introduction to Music

MUS 123

Beginning Folk Guitar

MUS 124

Classical Guitar I

MUS 125

Classical Guitar II

MUS 224

Classical Guitar III

MUS 127

Class Guitar I

MUS 128

Class Guitar II

MUS 226

Class Guitar III

MUS 128

Music Theory for Guitar I

MUS 129

Music Theory for Guitar II

MUS 131

Modern Drum set Techniques

MUS 170

Class Voice

MUS 171

Class Voice

MUS 270

Class Voice

MUS 271

Class Voice

MUS 299

Jazz and Pop Keyboard

MUS 299

Acting Studies in Musical Theatre

Grossmont College Music Department announces a New Transfer Degree!

Degree Type - AA-Transfer
The associate degree for transfer will award students and prepare them for special benefits/guarantees upon transfer to CSU schools.

Music Curriculum

Music Theory - 16 Units (4 units each)
Music 105 Music in Theory and Practice 1
Music 106 - Music in Theory and Practice 11
Music 205 Music in Theory and Practice 111
Music 206 - Music in Theory and Practice 1V

Large Ensemble 4 Units (Four Semesters 1 Unit each)
Grossmont Symphony Orchestra
Grossmont Master Chorale
Afro-Cuban Ensemble
Jazz Ensemble
Guitar Ensemble
Gospel Choir
Concert Band

Performance Studies - Applied Music 2 Units (Four Semesters - .5 Units)
Music 190
Music 191
Music 290
Music 291

*General Education requirements must also be completed

Students applying for Fall 2015 admission to a CSU can also select the expected completion of this degree on their applications.

Contact Derek Cannon, Music Department Chair Derek Cannon: derek.cannon@gcccd.edu, if you have any questions or require any additional information.

Phone (619) 644-7254

Learn more about transfer from Grossmont College Music Department to other institutions here.

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