Spring 2020 Music Courses

Course offerings from the York College Music Program for Spring 2020.

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


Introductory Courses

Four members of the York College Alumni Combo. Photo by Tom Zlabinger.

York College Alumni Combo

MUS 101: Introduction to Music

(3 hr / 3 cr) Creative Expression. Please note: beginning in Fall 2019, MUS 101 is no longer designated as Writing Intensive.

  • Section B: M/W 9:30am - 10:45am, Hae Joo Kim
  • Section D: M/W 12:30pm - 1:45pm, Hae Joo Kim
  • Section F: M/W 3:30pm - 4:45pm, Hae Joo Kim
  • Section N: Tu/Th 9:15am - 10:30am, Maryann McCabe
  • Section O: Tu/Th 10:45am - 12:00pm, Maryann McCabe

MUS 110: Fundamentals of Music Theory

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

  • Section H: W/F 9:30am - 10:45am, George Lam

Music Production

Student working on a mix in LL02.

Student working in Logic (photo by Cardinal Studios).

MUS 225: Foundations of Music Production (WI)

(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 N (42769): Tu/Th 9:15am - 10:30am, William Orzo

MUS 328: Advanced Music Production

(3 hr / 3 cr) Advanced concepts and techniques of computer-based music production. Use industry-recognized software platforms to explore the use of MIDI sequencing, digital sampling, and sound synthesis in different genres of popular music. Pre-req: MUS 225

  • Section O (42785): Tu/Th 10:45am - 12:00pm, William Orzo

Piano

Pianist Dixon Morisseau performing in the York College Big Band

Pianist Dixon Morisseau ('19) performing in the York College Big Band

MUS 141/241: Piano I/II

(2 hr / 1 cr) Both 141 and 241 are co-seated. No prerequisites required to enroll in MUS 141!

  • Section TRL1 (42742): Tu/Thu 2:00pm - 2:50pm, Mark Adams
  • Section TRL2 (42743): Tu/Thu 3:00pm - 3:50pm, Mark Adams
  • Section TRL3: M/W 4:00pm - 4:50pm, Felix Graham

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. 


Ensembles

MUS 138: Chorus I

(3 hr / 1 cr) Permission required. Join the brand-new Cardinal Chorus! The new chorus will meet on Monday evenings, and will perform a mix of classical and contemporary repertoire. Interested in joining? Contact Prof. George Lam to schedule an audition.

  • Section M3: M 6:00pm - 8:50pm, Felix Graham

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.

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

Studies in Performance

The York College music program 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.

Student performers at a Senior Recital

MUS 186-386 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 or the music program coordinators (Prof. Mark Adams or Dr. George Lam). New students registering for MUS 186 will need to audition with the instructor. When the student has been accepted into MUS 186, the instructor will process the permission necessary to enroll in the course on CUNYFirst.

Section codes in the chart below refers to MUS 186 only. See the course listing on CUNYFirst for section codes for MUS 286 and 386.

SectionCodeInstrumentInstructor
TBA142749PianoMark Adams
TBA242750BassTom Zlabinger
TBA342751VoiceNadine Carey
TBA442752GuitarWilliam White
TBA542753SaxophoneMatthew Koza
TBA642754DrumsKeith Maurer
TBA742755Trumpet
Staff
TBA842756Trombone
Staff
TBA942757Strings
Staff
TB1042758Woodwinds
Staff

MUS 187-387 Performance Workshop

(1 hr / 1 cr) Department permission required.

All students registering for MUS x86 must also register for MUS x87 in the same semester. Please contact Dr. Tom Zlabinger for permission to enroll in the Performance Workshop.

  • Section T18 (49929) Tu 3pm - 3:50pm, Tom Zlabinger

Popular Music Electives

MUS 299 Music Industry (WI)

(3 hr / 3 cr) Prerequisite: ENG 126 and MUS 225

  • Section W3L7: W 2-4:50pm, Tom Zlabinger

Advanced Courses

MUS 420 Instrumentation

(3 hr / 3 cr) Times TBA, scheduled individually with Dr. George Lam. Prerequisite: MUS 223. Department permission required.


MUS 425 Composition

(3 hr / 3 cr) Times TBA, scheduled individually with Dr. George Lam. 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.