Course Descriptions & Prerequisites

  • Students should consult KCC’s 2014-15 Academic Catalog and the course equivalency guides located in the Academic Advising office for specific transfer information.
  • The specific amount of the lab fee will vary with current costs of materials and is published in each semester’s schedule of classes.
  • For a more comprehensive coverage of course content and requirements, students are invited to use the collection of course syllabi located in the respective departments’ office area.
  • Some Kellogg Community College course have prerequisite requirements that must be met before you can register. Prerequisites are listed at the end of each course description. Select your course of study and make sure you have the appropriate knowledge and/or skills to be successful in the course in which you wish to enroll.
  • Certain course prerequisites can be overridden by the department chair or director responsible for the course.

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  • MUSI 100
    2 CR
    This course develops the fundamental skills necessary for reading music and understanding rhythm and melody. This course prepares the non-music reader for MUSI 130.Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: None
  • MUSI 103
    1 CR
    The KCC Women's Choir is an ensemble of female vocalists which emphasizes general musicianship and provides training in all musical styles of women's choral literature. Performances are presented on campus and throughout the community. This wonderful and fun group is open to everyone from beginners to the more experienced choral musician. [16-16-32]
    Prerequisites: None
  • MUSI 104
    1 CR
    Community Chorus is a non-auditioned, mixed ensemble. This ensemble seeks to explore repertoire not accessible to the average church choir. A wide range of choral music is prepared for performance throughout KCC's district. If you enjoy singing and are looking for a congenial atmosphere to experience challenging choral literature, this is the choir for you! Everyone is welcome in this ensemble.
    Prerequisites: None
  • MUSI 105
    1 CR
    Prior vocal and/or instrumental experience is recommended. Kellogg Singers is a non-auditioned chamber choir that gives students the opportunity to develop their vocal skills while performing challenging choral literature ranging from the Renaissance and Contemporary periods not generally suited for the larger choral ensemble. Special attention is given to authenticity of stylistic performance in each of the periods and styles represented. The ensemble maintains an active performance schedule on and off campus.
    Prerequisites: None
  • MUSI 106
    1 CR
    A choir ensemble that develops general musicianship and provides training in choral singing. The repertoire will consist of multicultural sacred and contemporary works. The class, developed for readers and non-readers of music, will include basic choral techniques and methods. Performances are presented on campus and in the community. Course may be repeated for credit toward graduation up to four credit hours.
    Prerequisites: None
  • MUSI 107
    2 CR
    A study of the fundamental processes of breath control, tone production, diction, blending, and interpretation. The learning experience is augmented through the use of video and audio taping. The course is designed to benefit students interested in solo and choral singing.[0-48-48] Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: None
  • MUSI 109
    1 CR
    Concentus Vocal Ensemble is a small vocal group of four to eight voices which specializes in repertoire written for advanced small ensemble singing. The group consists of singers who are selected through the annual choral audition process in the fall semester of each academic year. The group's repertoire focuses on madrigals, chanson, lied and a variety of vocal works from the musical theatre and show choir genre. The choir regularly performs on and off campus. Interested students must be a registered member of the Kellogg Singers for audition/membership.
    Prerequisites: None
  • Open to all students. Credit is given to students for individualized lessons with private music teachers employed by the College. Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: None
  • Open to all students. Credit is given to students for individualized lessons with private music teachers employed by the College.Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: None
  • Open to all students. Credit is given to students for individualized lessons with private music teachers employed by the College. Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: None
  • Open to all students. Credit is given to students for individualized lessons with private music teachers employed by the College. Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: None
  • MUSI 120
    2 CR
    Emphasis is on the development of basic skills in music reading, simple transposition, chord and scale structure, and elementary accompaniment techniques. [0-48-48] Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: None
  • MUSI 121
    2 CR
    Further emphasis on the development of keyboard skills with the playing of compositions in various musical styles. [0-48-48] Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: MUSI 120
  • Open to all students. Credit is given to students for individualized lessons with private music teachers employed by the College. Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: None
  • Open to all students. Credit is given to students for individualized lessons with private music teachers employed by the College. Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: None
  • Open to all students. Credit is given to students for individualized lessons with private music teachers employed by the College. Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: None
  • Open to all students. Credit is given to students for individualized lessons with private music teachers employed by the College. Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: None
  • MUSI 130
    3 CR
    Students are required to take MUSI 132 concurrently with MUSI 130. A study of fundamentals, including notation, scales, intervals, basic chord constructions, and the rhythmic/metric aspect of music. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of basic skills necessary for composition and harmonization of music. Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: COMPASS reading score of 70, or a "C" or "P" in STSK 96, 98, 99, TSRE 50, 55 or 75; and concurrent enrollment in MUSI 132
  • MUSI 131
    3 CR
    A continuation of MUSI 130 emphasizing non-harmonic tones. Introduction to diatonic seventh chords and their resolutions, borrowed chords, non-dominant seventh chords, and diatonic common chord modulations. Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: MUSI 130 and 132
  • Students are required to take MUSI 130 concurrently with MUSI 132. A sequential course designed to develop critical listening skills in music reading with special emphasis on ear training and sight singing. Students will be encouraged to participate in computer-assisted instruction for additional assistance. [16-16-32] Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: concurrent enrollment with MUSI 131
  • A continuation of MUSI 132. This course is designed to develop critical listening skills in music reading with special emphasis on ear training and sight singing. Students will be encouraged to participate in computer-assisted instruction for additional assistance. [16-16-32] Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: Students are required to take MUSI 131 concurrently with MUSI 134
  • Open to all students. Credit is given to students for individualized lessons with private music teachers employed by the College. Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: None
  • Open to all students. Credit is given to students for individualized lessons with private music teachers employed by the College. Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: None
  • Open to all students. Credit is given to students for individualized lessons with private music teachers employed by the College. Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: None
  • Open to all students. Credit is given to students for individualized lessons with private music teachers employed by the College. Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: None
  • Designed to prepare the student to use the rudiments of music through singing and playing informal instruments. Includes a survey of elementary school music texts, music listening activities, skills of music reading, and creative work in music. Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: COMPASS reading score of 70, or a "C" or "P" in STSK 96, 98, 99, TSRE 50, 55 or 75
  • MUSI 160
    1 CR
    Concert band is an all-campus organization dedicated to the performance of fine literature. The aesthetic aspect of the music is stressed, and special emphasis is placed on musical style. This ensemble presents concerts on campus and in the surrounding community. Students participating in the ensemble are expected to practice outside of rehearsal time to ensure maximum benefit from the rehearsals. Course may be repeated for credit toward graduation up to four credit hours. [0-48-48]
    Prerequisites: None
  • MUSI 161
    1 CR
    The Jazz Band affords students the opportunity to develop performance skills in contemporary and traditional jazz music. This ensemble presents concerts on campus and in the surrounding community and will include music from various jazz and rock idioms. Students participating in the ensemble are expected to practice outside of rehearsal time to ensure maximum benefit from the rehearsals. Course may be repeated for up to four credit hours. [0-48-48]
    Prerequisites: None
  • MUSI 211
    3 CR
    This course is designed to give students the tools to listen to all types of music with greater understanding. The basic elements of music and their use in many different performance styles and cultures will be emphasized.
    Prerequisites: COMPASS reading score of 70, or a "C" or "P" in STSK 96, 98, 99, TSRE 50, 55 or 75
  • MUSI 227
    1 CR
    Prior keyboard experience is necessary. This course is for students who will be accompanists for the KCC Singers and/or Jazz Ensemble and may be repeated for credit not to exceed a total of two credit hours. Supervised experience in accompanying vocal and instrumental music, both solo and ensemble. [0-16-16]
    Prerequisites: None
  • MUSI 232
    3 CR
    A continuation of MUSI 131 with emphasis on diatonic and chromatic modulations, augmented sixth chords, neapolitan sixth chords, sixth and other altered chords. Additional emphasis on music analysis and original composition. Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: MUSI 131 and 134; concurrent enrollment with MUSI 235
  • MUSI 233
    3 CR
    A continuation of MUSI 232 designed to reinforce the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic concepts of traditional music and an introduction to twentieth century compositional techniques. Additional emphasis placed on form analysis of larger forms to include the sonata allegro variation, rondo, and the fugue. Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: MUSI 232 and 235; concurrent enrollment with MUSI 236
  • MUSI 235
    1 CR
    A continuation of MUSI 134. The course develops dictation, error detection, and sight-reading applied to chromatic materials, irregular meters, and improvisation as applied to jazz harmonies. Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: concurrent enrollment with MUSI 232
  • MUSI 236
    1 CR
    A continuation of MUSI 235. The course develops two- and three-part dictation, error detection, and sight-reading applied to twentieth century harmonic and melodic materials. Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: concurrent enrollment with MUSI 233
  • MUSI 240
    3 CR
    This course will develop an understanding of the musical development of young children. The development of actual teaching skills in addition to theoretical knowledge will be an integral part of this course. These teaching skills will be developed through required lab and field experience. [32-16-48]
    Prerequisites: None
  • MUSI 250
    3 CR
    Music from antiquity through the Baroque. Literature and theory of vocal and instrumental music leading up to the classical time period.
    Prerequisites: COMPASS reading score of 70, or a "C" or "P" in STSK 96, 98, 99, TSRE 50, 55 or 75
  • MUSI 251
    3 CR
    Music after Baroque. An examination of the major movements, forms, and composers of the classical, romantic, and contemporary periods.
    Prerequisites: COMPASS reading score of 70,or a "C" or "P" in STSK 96, 98, 99, TSRE 50, 55 or 75
  • MUSI 260
    2 CR
    The course develops the fundamental skills necessary for conducting, including beat patterns; use of left hand; gestures for attack, release, etc.; and score preparation and reading. Students will conduct both in the classroom and in sessions with the College ensembles.
    Prerequisites: None
  • MUSI 270
    3 CR
    This course is designed to acquaint the student with a brief history of sacred music, as well as the sacred music of today. Emphasis will be placed on literature usable by choirs with a non-traditional balance of parts. This course will also address methods of adapting published arrangements for specific choirs.
    Prerequisites: COMPASS reading score of 70, or a "C" or "P" in STSK 96, 98, 99, TSRE 50, 55 or 759; and a "C" in MUSI 260
  • MUSI 297
    2 CR
    This course is designed to allow the students to explore focus areas in music such as conducting, multicultural, choral repertoire, and show choir techniques. Since topics change this course may be repeated for credit toward graduation up to six credits.
    Prerequisites: None