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Music Studies at Berkeley City College

At Berkeley City College students can take courses on the history of the blues & jazz, popular music and culture in America, and survey courses on the history of Western music with distinguished artist-scholars.

 

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Music Courses at Berkeley City College

Music courses at Berkeley City College are available to students, Fall, Spring and Summer sessions, as traditional in-person lectures, hybrid courses, late start courses (8-week duration), and/or as 100% online.

All music courses are offered in a variety of formats and times to suit students’ schedules: mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends, and online.

 

 

Music Course Descriptions

(Source: 2015-2017 Berkeley City College Catalog)

 

MUSIC 10, 3 Units

Music Appreciation

3 Hours Lecture, (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU
Survey designed to enhance the enjoyment of music with emphasis on listening: Historical overview of the development of musical form through the centuries.

 

MUSIC 15A, 3 Units

Jazz, Blues and Popular Music in the American Culture

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Historical and critical analysis of unique American music: Focus on environments from which its many forms have emerged and its role in social history; development of blues, folk, jazz, rock, and other popular music forms in the twentieth century.

 

MUSIC 15B, 3 Units

Jazz, Blues and Popular Music in the American Culture

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Study of the contemporary music scene with in-depth investigation of trends in artistic expression: Music as a revolutionary force, the role of the music industry, analysis of performances and interviews.

 

MUSIC 24, 3 Units

Jazz History

3 Hours Lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Evolutionary development of jazz music and the artists responsible for its creation: Historical, cultural, and sociological analysis of each style period through extensive guided listening.

 

MUSIC 25, 2 Units  – not currently offered

College Choir

1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: Ability to sing acceptably determined by instructor through audition. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Course study under this section may be repeated three times.

Study and interpretation of a wide variety of accompanied and unaccompanied choral literature. Participation in public performances required.

 

MUSIC 48UA-ZZ, .5-5 Units

Selected Topics in Music

0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU

See section on Selected Topics.

 

MUSIC 248UA-ZZ, .5-5 Units

Selected Topics in Music

0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

See section on Selected Topics.

 

(Source: 2013-2015 Berkeley City College Catalog)

 

Music Faculty

Click on names to view faculty profiles:

♦   Dr. A.D. Mobley, D.M.A. (amobley@peralta.edu)

♦   Clinton Day, M.M. (cday@peralta.edu)

♦   Matthew McLean, M.M. (mmclean@peralta.edu)

♦   Alfred (Fred) Randolph, M.M. (arandolph@peralta.edu)

 

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