• Music


  • Catalog Year 2018-2019

    The MHCC music curriculum offers a vibrant, creative and rigorous environment that prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions as music majors or minors.

    All students are encouraged to enroll in or audition for one of the following performance groups:

    • The MHCC Orchestra performs a varied repertoire ranging from classical to contemporary.
    • The MHCC Symphonic Choir is open to all members of the MHCC community with a pitch matching audition.
    • The MHCC Chamber Choir: Auditions required during the first week of each term. Demonstrated vocal technique and sight-reading skills preferred.
    • The MHCC Symphonic Band is open to all members of the MHCC community who have experience playing a band instrument.
    • The MHCC Jazz Ensembles: Auditions required during the first week of each term.

    Curricular Outcomes

    At the completion of this curriculum, students should be able to:

    • Demonstrate original thinking by creating musical compositions in a variety of styles
    • Demonstrate proficiency at harmonizing at the keyboard
    • Engage in both written and verbal discourse on any musical composition in historical, social and cultural contexts
    • Analyze complex hierarchical musical structures through reasoned, formal or mathematical processes

    This plan aligns with the Associate of Science degree.

    First Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    MUP101
    MUP105
    MUP121
    MUP146
    Band, Choir or Orchestra 1
    MUP171-192 Individual Lessons 1-2
    MUS111 Music Theory I 3
    MUS121 Aural Skills I 1
    MUS131 Group Piano I 2
    WR121 English Composition 4
    HPE295 Health and Fitness for Life 3
    Term Credit: 15-16
    Second Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    MUP101
    MUP105
    MUP121
    MUP146
    Band, Choir or Orchestra 1
    MUP171-192 Individual Lessons 1-2
    MUS112 Music Theory II 3
    MUS122 Aural Skills II 1
    MUS132 Group Piano II 2
    MUS116 Jazz Improvisation 2
    WR122 English Composition: Critical Thinking 4
    Term Credit: 14-15
    Third Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    MUP101
    MUP105
    MUP121
    MUP146
    Band, Choir or Orchestra 1
    MUP171-192 Individual Lessons 1-2
    MUS113 Music Theory III 3
    MUS123 Aural Skills III 1
    MUS133 Group Piano III 2
    MUS268 Music History: Baroque to Romantic 4
      Mathematics requirement 5
    Term Credit: 17-18
    Fourth Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    MUP114

    Chamber Ensemble/ Jazz Combo: First Year or MUP214 Chamber Ensemble/ Jazz Combo: Second Year

    1
    MUP201
    MUP205
    MUP221
    MUP246
    Band, Choir or Orchestra 1
    MUP271-292 Individual Lessons 1-2
    MUS211 Music Theory IV 3
    MUS221 Aural Skills IV: Modulation 1
    MUS231 Keyboard Harmony I 2
    Social Science Requirement 3-4
    Science/Math/Computer Science requirement 3-5
    Term Credit: 15-19
    Fifth Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    MUP114

    Chamber Ensemble/ Jazz Combo: First Year or MUP214 Chamber Ensemble/ Jazz Combo: Second Year

    1
    MUP201
    MUP205
    MUP221
    MUP246
    Band, Choir or Orchestra 1
    MUP271-292 Individual Lessons 1-2
    MUS117 Electronic Music Production I 3
    MUS212 Music Theory V 3
    MUS222 Aural Skills V: Polyphony 1
    MUS232 Keyboard Harmony II 2
    Science/Math/Computer Science requirement 3-5
    Term Credit: 15-18
    Sixth Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    COMM111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking or
    COMM218 Interpersonal Communication
    3-4
    MUP114

    Chamber Ensemble/ Jazz Combo: First Year or MUP214 Chamber Ensemble/ Jazz Combo: Second Year

    1
    MUP201
    MUP205
    MUP221
    MUP246
    Band, Choir or Orchestra 1
    MUP271-292 Individual Lessons 1-2
    MUS213 Music Theory VI 3
    MUS223 Aural Skills VI: Chromaticism 1
    Social Science requirement 3-4
    Term Credit: 13-16