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College Music Classes for Community Members

OPEN TO COMMUNITY MEMBERS AGES 14-ADULT

“Co-seat” courses offer 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 contact laura.doe@sunydutchess.edu at (845) 431-8916.

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 / ONLINE

(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.

Required textbook: Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory (w/2 CDs) by Andrew Surmani. Published by Alfred Publishing Company Inc. (cost $40.00). ISBN: 9780739036358.

10 3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. (MWF) 8/24 - 12/11 E. Gerbi $299


MUX 713       AURAL SKILLS I / ONLINE

(29 Sessions) This course is designed for musicians and requires prior knowledge and ability to read music. Students learn how to sing a melody from written music (sight-sing), and write down music by ear (dictation). Material includes rhythms in simple and compound meter, scales, triads, and simple intervals. Students learn to use moveable “do” solfege and conducting patterns. Concurrent enrollment in Music Theory I is recommended. 

Required textbook: Music for Sight Singing by Nancy Rogers and Robert W. Ottman, 9th ed. Published by Pearson (cost $25.04 and up). ISBN: 9780205938339.

10 12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. (MW) 8/24 - 12/9 C. Brellochs $199


MUX 715       MUSIC THEORY l / ONLINE

(41 Sessions) This course is designed for musicians and requires prior knowledge and ability to read music. Material covered includes a review of notation, meter, rhythm, scales, and key signatures, and continues with a study of intervals, triads, figured bass, Roman numeral analysis, melodic analysis, part writing, and nonchord tones. Concurrent enrollment in Aural Skills I is strongly recommended.

Required textbook: Tonal Harmony   (workbook) by Stefan Kostka and Dorothy Payne, 8th ed. Published by McGraw-Hill (cost $69.38 and up). ISBN: 9781260185300.

10 3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. (MWF) 8/24 - 12/11 C. Brellochs $299


MUX 722       HISTORY OF MUSIC BEFORE 1750 / ONLINE

(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 periods and schools of vocal and instrumental music, sacred and secular, and a study of the beginnings of Western music thought in Ancient Greece to the end of the Baroque era in 1750.

Required textbook: Concise History of Western Music (w/Bind-In Total Access) by Barbara Russano Hanning, 5th ed. Published by W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. (cost $149.00 new, but can get used online). ISBN: 9780393920666.

10 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. (MW) 8/24 - 12/9 C. Brellochs $299


MUX 724       HISTORY OF AMERICAN MUSICAL THEATRE / ONLINE

(29 Sessions) This course is designed for both musicians and non-musicians. The purpose of this course is to explore the origins and development of American Musical Theatre from the early twentieth century through the modern day, with particular regard to how social and cultural events in our nation's history have been reflected within this indigenous art form. Students will be responsible for obtaining theatre tickets and/or accessing appropriate pre-recorded material for their chosen performance reviews at their own time or expense as required for the completion of assignments. Suggestions for arranging low-cost or free alternatives will be offered by the professor. 

Required textbook: Musical Theatre by John Kenrick, 2nd ed. Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. (cost is $10.80 to $27.00). ISBN: 9781474267007.

10 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. (MW) 8/24 - 12/9 E. Gerbi $299