Courses and Academics - Music Department

Harpsichord, guitar musician, faculty teaching.

Register for classes using WebAdvisor. Review the searchable online Class Schedule for class dates and times. Course descriptions are available in the Catalog. All students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review academic program requirements and discuss their long-range academic plan.

A sampling of courses for this discipline includes (not a complete list):

Skip list of courses.

  • MUS/ART/IS/TD-100 Survey of the Arts
  • MUS-101 Music Appreciation: Western Classical Music
  • MUS-102 Music Appreciation
  • MUS-103 Fundamentals of Music
  • MUS-104 Music of World Cultures
  • MUS-106 American Roots Music: 1700-1950
  • MUS-108 Songwriting
  • MUS-110A Music Theory and Harmony
  • MUS-B/C/D Harmony
  • MUS-111A/B/C/D Musicianship
  • MUS-112A Pro Tools 101
  • MUS-112B Pro Tools 110
  • MUS-112C Pro Tools 201
  • MUS-113 Studio Recording
  • MUS-121 The History of Jazz
  • MUS-122/HIST-141/IS-142 A History of Early Rock and Roll: Music and Culture in the 1950s
  • MUS-123/HIST-142/IS-143 History of Rock and Roll: Music and Culture of the 1960s
  • MUS-125/HIST-143 History of Rock: Music and Culture Since 1970
  • MUS-160A/B/C/D Class Piano
  • MUS-160E/F Piano Repertoire
  • MUS-161A/B/C/D/E/F Class Guitar
  • MUS-162A/B Class Voice - Beginning
  • MUS-162C/D Class Voice - Intermediate
  • MUS-162E/F Vocal Repertoire
  • MUS-166A Applied Music
  • MUS-169A Jazz Guitar
  • MUS-169B Blues/Rock Guitar
  • MUS-169D Applied Theory for Bass and Guitar
  • MUS-351 Performance Ensembles
  • MUS-352 Jazz/Rock Combos
  • MUS-352B Advanced Jazz/Rock Combos
  • MUS-355 College Chorus
  • MUS-356 Chamber Singers
  • MUS-369 Jazz, Rock, Pop, Blues Piano
  • MUS-370 Symphonic Band
  • MUS-371 Mixed Wind Orchestra
  • MUS-374 Community Orchestra
  • MUS-380 Musical Theatre Workshop - Principals
  • MUS-381 Musical Theatre Workshop - Chorus/Ensembles
  • MUS-382 Musical Theatre Workshop III (Instrumental)

Textbooks, Online Access Codes, Other Supplies and Resources

Most Ohlone College classes require the purchase of a textbook, and some classes require the purchase of online access codes (also known as keys) or other supplies. Most of these purchases are available at the Ohlone College Bookstore.

Students may also be required to pay additional fees for access to online resources that are not available through the Ohlone College Bookstore. Please check with the instructor.

More at Textbooks: Information and Purchasing, including Online Orders, Newark Center Textbooks and Supplies, Book Buybacks, and Textbook Costs.

Student Learning Outcomes

Music for Transfer AA Degree (ADT)

  1. Comprehend and integrate the language of written, aural, and conceptual music.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency at an increasing level of mastery of his/her primary instrument.
  3. Analyze and categorize extant musical compositions and, in turn, employ appropriate stylistic and historical criteria to synthesize successful original music.
  4. Adapt to and coordinate with other musicians in ensemble situations.

Music AA Degree

  1. Appraise and evaluate the development of Western music based on its relevance to musical evolution in the rest of the world.
  2. Comprehend and integrate the language of written, aural, and conceptual music.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency at an increasing level of mastery of his/her primary instrument.
  4. Analyze and categorize extant musical compositions and, in turn, employ appropriate stylistic and historical criteria to synthesize successful original music.
  5. Adapt and coordinate with other musicians in ensemble situations.