Fall 2019 Music Courses

Course offerings from the York College Music Program for Fall 2019.

 Please note: there are changes to course credits and hours effective Fall 2019; please connect with your academic advisor to confirm these changes, and make adjustments to your four-year plan as necessary.


Music Production

MUS 101: Introduction to Music

(3 hr / 3 cr) Creative Expression. Please note: beginning in Fall 2019, MUS 101 will no longer have a prerequisite course, and will not be designated as Writing Intensive.

  • Section D (49427): W 10-10:50, F 10-11:50am, George Lam
  • Section E (49428): M 12-1:50pm, W 1-1:50pm, Staff
  • Section G (49429): M 2-3:50pm, W 3-3:50pm, Staff
  • Section L (49430): Tu 8-8:50am, Thu 8-9:50am, Mark Adams
  • Section M (49431): Tu 9-10:50am, Thu 10-10:50am, Mark Adams

MUS 110: Fundamentals of Music Theory

(3 hr / 3 cr) No prerequisites required to enroll in MUS 110!

  • Section H (29324): W 2-2:50pm, F 2-3:50pm, George Lam
Student working on a mix in LL02.

Student working in Logic (photo by Cardinal Studios).

MUS 225: Foundations of Music Production

(3 hr / 3 cr) Creative Expressions, Writing Intensive. Pre-req: ENG 126 only! Learn the basics of music production, including using microphones, sequencers, MIDI, and basic workflow using a digital audio workstation. Students will work in the York College Digital Music Lab in LL02.

  • Section G (29350): M 2-3:50pm, W 3-3:50pm

Piano

Student practicing in the LL03 practice room.

LL03 Music Practice Room

MUS 141/241: Piano I/II

(2 hr / 1 cr) Both 141 and 241 are co-seated. Please note, starting in Fall 2019, MUS 141/241 will be a 2-hour course. No prerequisites required to enroll in MUS 141!

  • Section RQ (49451): Tu / Thu 4-4:50pm, Mark Adams
  • Section RR (49452): Tu / Thu 5-5:50pm, Mark Adams
  • Section TW (49544): Tu / Thu 6-6:50pm, Mark Adams

MUS 291: Keyboard Accompaniment

(3 hr / 2 cr) Prerequisite: MUS 223 and MUS 241. All section meeting times are TBA, and are scheduled individually with Prof. Mark Adams. 


Studies in Performance

The York College music program now offers private lessons as part of our curriculum. Students must register for both MUS x86 (Studies in Music Performance) and MUS x87 (Performance Workshop) in the same semester.

Students in performance at a senior recital.

MUS 186 / 286 Studies in Performance

(1 hr / 1 cr) Department permission required. All sections scheduled individually with the student and instructors.

If you are interested in registering for MUS 186, please contact your advisor. You will need to register for the section that corresponds with your instrument or voice.

Section codes in the chart below refers to MUS 186. See the course listing on CUNYFirst for section codes for MUS 286.

SectionCodeInstrumentInstructor
TBA129338PianoMark Adams
TBA229339ViolinGeorge Lam
TBA329340BassTom Zlabinger
TBA429341Voice (Classical)Staff
TBA529342Voice (Jazz / Popular)Staff
TBA629343SaxophoneStaff
TBA729344TrumpetStaff
TBA829345TromboneStaff
TBA929346GuitarStaff
TB1029347DrumsStaff

MUS 187 / 287 Performance Workshop I

(1 hr / 1 cr) Department permission required.

All students registering for MUS x86 must also register for MUS x87 in the same semester.

  • Tu 2pm - 2:50pm, Tom Zlabinger

Ethnomusicology, Popular Music, & Music History

MUS 250: African-American Music

(3 hr / 3 cr) Creative Expression, WI; Prerequisite: ENG 126.

  • Section ACC (29352): M 9:00 - 11:50 AM, Mark Adams

MUS 254: History of Rock

(3 hr / 3 cr) NEW COURSE!

  • Section QRR (49541): Tu 3-5:50pm, Tom Zlabinger

MUS 270: Introduction to Ethnomusicology

(3 hr / 3 cr); Creative Expressions, WI; Prerequisite: ENG 126.

  • Section HGK (29353): W 2-4:50pm, Tom Zlabinger

MUS 279 / HIST 279: History of Hip-Hop

(3 hr / 3 cr) Writing Intensive; Prerequisite: ENG 126

  • Section PQQ (29354): Th 2-4:50pm, George White

MUS 301 / TA 301: American Musical Theatre

(3 hr / 3 cr) Writing Intensive; Prerequisite: lower-level WI course or WRIT 301

  • Section S (29367): M 6-8:50pm, Margaret Duffy

MUS 350: Middle Ages to Baroque Era

(3 hr / 3 cr) Prerequisite: MUS 101

  • Section E (29370): M 12-1:50pm, W 1-1:50pm

Ensembles

Note: Starting Fall 2019, all ensembles will be 1 credit / 3 hours. Please talk with your academic advisor to make any necessary adjustments to your degree map.

York College Big Band (Spring 2018)

York College Big Band (Spring 2018)

MUS 139/239/339/439: Jazz Band I-IV

(3 hr / 1 cr) Permission required. All courses are co-seated. Please contact Dr. Tom Zlabinger to schedule an audition if you have not taken Jazz Ensemble before.

  • W 6:00 - 8:50 PM, Tom Zlabinger

MUS 146/246/346/446: Jazz Improvisation I-IV

(3 hr / 1 cr) Permission required. All section meeting times are TBA, and are scheduled individually with Prof. Mark Adams. Please contact Prof. Adams to schedule an audition if you are interested in enrolling in Jazz Improvisation.

* Please note that MUS 131-431 Gospel Choir I-IV is no longer offered for Fall 2019.


Advanced Courses

MUS 420 Instrumentation

(3 hr / 3 cr) Times TBA. Prerequisite: MUS 223. Department permission required.


MUS 425 Composition

(3 hr / 3 cr) Times TBA. Prerequisite: MUS 223. Department permission required.


MUS 471 Special Studies in Music

(3 hr / 3 cr) Times TBA. Department permission required.


Senior Recital


MUS 490: Senior Recital

(3 hr / 3 cr) WI; Prerequisite: 300-level WRIT course OR 100-200 level WI course, AND departmental permission. All section meeting times are TBA. Students registering for MUS 490 may register for any section. If you are interested in working with a music faculty member in MUS 490, please contact the faculty member directly to schedule a meeting.