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Fall 2020 Courses

Course offerings from the York College Music Program for Fall 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
  • Section D: M/W 12:30pm - 1:45pm
  • Section F: M/W 3:30pm - 4:45pm
  • 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 F: M/W 3:30pm - 4:45pm

Music Production

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. 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: Tu/Th 9:15am - 10:30am, Will Orzo

MUS 427 Mixing and Mastering

(3 hr / 3 cr) Using industry-standard software, apply contemporary mixing techniques to create stereo mixes and master recordings in a variety of genres (pop/rock, jazz, classical). Emphasis on digital signal processing and automation. Pre-req: MUS 225

  • Section O: Tu/Th 10:45am - 12:00pm, Will 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: Tu/Thu 2:00pm - 2:50pm, Mark Adams
  • Section TRL2: Tu/Thu 3:00pm - 3:50pm, Mark Adams
  • Section TRL3: Tu/Thu 4:00pm - 4:50pm, Mark Adams

MUS 291: Keyboard Accompaniment

(3 hr / 2 cr) Prerequisite: MUS 218 and MUS 241. All section meeting times are TBA, and are scheduled individually with Prof. Mark Adams. 


Ensembles

MUS 331/231/331/431: Gospel Choir I-IV

(3 hr / 1 cr) Permission required. Please contact Prof. Jonathan Quash to schedule an audition if you are interested in joining the Gospel Choir.

  • Section R3: Th 6:00pm - 8:50pm, Jonathan Quash

MUS 138/238: Chorus I-II

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

  • 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

Music Theory and Ear Training

Important: Both MUS 208 and MUS 209 require MUS 110 as a prerequisite. Please note that MUS 208 and MUS 209 are only offered every other year.

MUS 208: Music Theory I

(3 hr / 3 cr); Prerequisite: MUS 110

  • Section I: W/F 11:00am - 12:15pm

MUS 209: Ear Training I

(3 hr / 2 cr); Prerequisite: MUS 110

  • Section D: M/W 12:30pm - 1:45pm

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 186-486 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 music program coordinator Prof. Mark Adams. 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
TBA138248PianoMark Adams
TBA238249BassTom Zlabinger
TBA338250VoiceNadine Carey
TBA438251GuitarLou D'Alotto IV
TBA538252SaxophoneMatthew Koza
TBA638253DrumsKeith Maurer
TBA738254Trumpet
Charles Bartlett
TBA838255Trombone
John Speck
TBA938256Strings
Staff
TB1038257Woodwinds
Staff

MUS 187-487 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

Ethnomusicology and Popular Music Electives

MUS 250 African-American Music

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

  • Section M3L2: M 9:00am - 11:50am, Mark Adams

MUS 253 History of Jazz

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

  • Section B: M/W 9:30am - 10:45am

MUS 254 History of Rock

(3 hr / 3 cr) Prerequisite: ENG 126.

  • Section C: M/W 11:00am - 12:15pm

MUS 270 Introduction to Ethnomusicology

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

  • Section W3L7: W 2:00pm - 4:50pm, Tom Zlabinger

MUS 279 History of Hip-Hop

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

  • Th 2:00pm - 4:50pm, George White

Advanced Courses

MUS 420 Instrumentation

(3 hr / 3 cr) Meeting times TBA. Prerequisite: MUS 223 or MUS 218. Department permission required.


MUS 425 Composition

(3 hr / 3 cr) Meeting times TBA. Prerequisite: MUS 223 or MUS 218. 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.