CS 190 - Computer Science I (3 cred.)
An introduction to software development taught in Python. Topics include control structures, I/O, functions, strings, lists, files, other data structures and basic algorithms that use them. Emphasis is placed on good problem-solving practices, testing and debugging.
MUS 129 - Theory of Music I (3 cred.)
A study of musical analysis, notation, and composition. This course concentrates on fundamentals such as major and minor scales, meter, rhythm, pitch intervals, key signatures, triads and inversions, chord building, harmonic progressions, figured bass interpretation, and voice leading. (Offered spring) Prerequisite: MUS 100 or the equivalent.
MUS 131 - Theory of Music II (3 cred.)
A study of musical analysis, notation, and composition. This course builds on knowledge gained in MUS 128 and MUS 129 and introduces non-chord tones, diatonic seventh chords, small forms, and cadences. This course completes the comprehensive study of diatonic, common practice harmony. (Offered fall) Prerequisites: MUS 129 with minimum grade of C.
MUS 212 - Introduction to Music Technology (1 cred.)
Designed to acquaint students with music technology hardware (including MIDI Music Instrument Digital Interface) and a variety of software programs to enhance learning, teaching and performing situations at all ages and levels. Students have the opportunity to work with available equipment. Offered in alternate years (fall 2013). Prerequisite: MUS 100 or MUS 129 with a minimum grade of C or instructor permission.
PHYS 313 - Physics of Music (3 cred.)
A practical introduction to the physics of sound, with emphasis on music. Students investigate the properties of sounds produced by musical instruments. Topics include periodic functions, waves, resonance, overtones, frequency spectra, digital sound production and basic acoustic principles. Prerequisite: ACT math score of 19 or above; SAT math score of 500 or above; MATH 099 or university-level math requirement with a minimum grade of C-, or Accuplacer Advanced Algebra and Functions test score of 245 or above.
Faculty & Staff
- KWSB Radio: On air since 1968, KWSB is student driven, student staffed and open to anyone who wants to have their own radio show.
- Taylor Media Center: Houses film production studios, audio production studios and more.
- Independent Physics Projects: Students are encouraged to work on projects and conduct research with Physics faculty.
- Independent Computer Science Projects: Students have worked on projects such as facial recognition software, a gesture-controlled quadcopter, machine learning, Android apps, an online guided tour, commercial websites and self-guiding vehicles.
- Band: Symphony and Varsity.
- Vocal: Concert Choir and Chamber Singers.
- Jazz: Groups include the large Jazz Ensemble, “High Altitude” Dixieland Combo and Modern Jazz Combo.
- Orchestra: Performs together regularly as a string ensemble, full orchestra and a small chamber group. Orchestra and Choir combine together to perform major works as well.
- Other: Instrumental ensembles are open to all interested performers and include Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, String, Jazz Ensembles and Flute Choir, as well as additional small ensembles.
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