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College Music Classes for Community Members

This spring we are offering the opportunity for community members to take college music classes alongside DCC credit students at a discounted price on a first-come, first-serve basis with faculty from DCC’s Music Performance Certificate program. Community members, please join the waitlist for any combination of these classes by contacting laura.doe@sunydutchess.edu at (845) 431-8916. On Monday December 30, those on the waitlist will be contacted in first-come, first-serve order: the number of unfilled seats left in each college class will determine how many community members are invited to register. 

This is a can’t-miss opportunity to take college classes at a discounted price. Community members will not receive college-credit with this option; if you would like to receive college credit you must enroll at DCC Registrar’s office by calling (845) 431-8020. 

MUX 714      INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC THEORY

(41 Sessions) This course is designed for both musicians and non-musicians. It is a preparatory course for students with little or no prior training in music theory or music reading. The class provides students with a solid foundation in the rudiments of music notation and aural awareness including pitch, accidentals, rhythm, clefs, major and minor scales, and key signatures. The Circle of Fifths, triad types, simple and compound meters, and elementary ear training exercises are incorporated. 

10 3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. (MTF) 1/13 - 4/28 DCC E. Gerbi $299

MUX 716      MUSIC THEORY II

(41 Sessions) This course is a study of four-part chorale harmonization including all diatonic seventh chords, secondary dominants, modulation, binary and ternary forms, mode mixture, Neapolitan chords, and augmented sixth chords. Prerequisite: Music Theory I. 

10 3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. (MTF) 1/13 - 4/28 DCC C. Brellochs $299

MUX 722    HISTORY OF MUSIC AFTER 1750

(29 Sessions) This course is designed for musicians and requires prior knowledge of music. Students study the place of music in Western civilization through representative works of each period. It entails a comprehensive, chronological study of the developments, trends, and styles in instrumental and vocal genres of representative composers of the classic, romantic, impressionist, and modern periods.

10 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. (MW) 1/13 - 4/29 DCC C. Brellochs $299

MUX 723   JAZZ HISTORY

(15 Sessions) This course is designed for both musicians and non-musicians. It develops a basic music theory vocabulary to engage in a historical overview of jazz. Recorded and visual materials are utilized in studying the elements, forms and styles of music with the aim of stimulating a discriminating understanding and enjoyment.

10 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (W) 1/15 - 4/29 DCC L. Ham $299