The music production certificate prepares students for entry-level recording studio work and prepares students with the skills to record and produce music of their own and others. Throughout the program, students will gain knowledge and experience in industry-standard recording software and practices. They will learn how to identify and apply common audio effects through their use of Pro Tools®, Logic®, and Adobe® Audition®. Whether the goal is to gain employment or the skills to create high quality music, this certificate will get 
you started!

It is recommended to begin with MUS 150 Intro Mus Prod: Listening & FX and MUS 170 Recording Techniques 1:Rec./Acous. in the first semester, as they are prerequisites for the advanced recording classes. MUS 171 Recording Tech 2: Adv Rec and Mixing (the second-level recording class) is only available in fall semester. Student should also enroll in MUS 100 Introduction to Music Theory or MUS 128 Theory & Ear Training I their first semester.

  • Plan and execute a recording session.
  • Integrate knowledge of audio production as they mix recorded songs to create a finished product.
  • Listen with informed ears to popular recordings.
  • Create musical compositions using industry-standard software and synthesizers.
  • Develop portfolios of knowledge attained in the program.
  • Display understanding of the music business by reviewing and creating sample documents and materials related to promotion.

The Associate in Fine Arts-Music Production is intended for music production students who wish to advance their skills while enriching their music knowledge and experience.

Students who intend to major in music for the baccalaureate degree are strongly encouraged to complete the Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) degree in music, not the Associate in Arts (AA) degree or the Associate in Science (AS) degree, prior to transfer. To transfer as a junior into a baccalaureate program with a major in music, students should select the option described below in consultation with a faculty member in the music department. Students will need to fulfill the general education requirements of the institution to which they transfer. Transfer admission is competitive. Completion of this option alone does not guarantee admission either to the baccalaureate program or to upper-division or specialty music courses. Students may be required to demonstrate skill level through auditions and placement testing at the institution to which they transfer. In some colleges and universities, a baccalaureate degree may also require competency in a foreign language.

The college recommends using the Academic Planning, Registration, and Payment Tool on accessECC to track your progress toward completion.

The general education courses required for the AFA degree are approved by the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI); however, the structure of the AFA degree does not meet the minimum IAI general education core requirements, nor does it meet the requirements for the AA or AS degrees.

Degree Requirements

Course Title Credits
General Education Requirement
Communications9
Three courses including a two-course sequence in writing and one course in oral communication. A grade of C or better in ENG 101 and ENG 102 is required.
ENG 101English Composition I3
ENG 102English Composition II3
CMS 101Fundamentals of Speech3
Mathematics3-4
MTH 102General Education Statistics3
MTH 104General Education Mathematics3
MTH 120Statistics I4
MTH 125Finite Math for Business & Managmt3
MTH 126Calculus for Business/Social Science4
MTH 190Calculus with Analytic Geometry I5
MTH 210Calculus with Analytic Geometry II5
MTH 230Calculus with Analytic Geometry III5
Physical &Life Sciences7-8
Physical and Life Sciences (Two courses with at least one course selected from the life sciences & at least one course from the physical sciences, one of these must include a lab)
ATY 100Astronomy3.5
ATY 101Elementary Astronomy3
GEO 115Intro to Physical Geography3
GLY 105Environmental Geology3
Physical Sciences Courses with Lab
APS 101Earth Science4
APS 111Applied Physical Science4
CHM 101Preparatory Chemistry5
CHM 112Elements of Chemistry: General5
CHM 142General Chemistry I5
GLY 112Physical Geology4
Life Sciences Courses
PHY 101General Physics I5
PHY 211Engineering Physics I5
BIO 105Survey of Environmental Biology3
Life Sciences Courses with Lab
BIO 108Biology for Contemporary Society4
BIO 110Principles of Biology4
BIO 113Molecular & Cellular Biology4
BIO 114Organismal Bio, Evolution, Ecology4
BIO 115Environmental Biology4
Humanities6
Humanities and Fine Arts (Two courses with one course selected from humanities and one course selected from the fine arts)
Recommended Humanities Courses for AFA in Music Production
HIS 160American Civilization3
HIS 182History of Mexico3
HUM 103Intro to Non-Western Humanities3
HUM 170Introduction to Asian Philosophies3
HUM 201Comparative Religions3
LIT 203Introduction to Literature:Poetry3
LIT 206Latinx Literatures of the US3
LIT 209African American Lit 1619-19403
LIT 210Multicultural American Literature3
LIT 211Intro to Literature by Women3
LIT 218African American Lit (1940-Present)3
LIT 220LGBTQ Literature3
LIT 223International Literature3
Humanities Courses
FRN 202Intermediate French II4
GRM 202Intermediate German II4
SPN 202Intermediate Spanish II4
SPN 252Spanish for Spanish Speakers II4
HUM 101Ancient & Medieval Western Humanities3
HUM 102Modern Western Humanities3
HUM 110Introduction to Philosophy3
HUM 112Ancient & Medieval Western Philosophy3
HUM 113Modern Western Philosophy3
HUM 115Critical Reasoning3
HUM 116Logic3
HUM 200Introduction to Religious Studies3
HUM 202Philosophy of Religion3
HUM 205Introduction to Mythology3
HUM 216Ethics3
LIT 201Introduction to Literature:Fiction3
LIT 202Introduction to Literature:Drama3
LIT 205Introduction to Shakespeare3
LIT 225Children's Literature3
LIT 229Novel and Film3
LIT 230Masterpieces of World Lit3
LIT 235Bible as Literature3
LIT 241Great Books Seminar I3
LIT 242Great Books Seminar II3
LIT 243Great Books Seminar III3
LIT 244Great Books Seminar IV3
LIT 245Great Books Seminar V3
Fine Arts
MUS 104Musics of the World3
MUS 105Music Appreciation3
MUS 145Hip Hop Music Appreciation3
MUS 146Rock and Roll Music Appreciation3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Social & Behavioral Sciences (One course from either social or behavioral sciences)
Recommended Social Science Courses for AFA in Music Production
ECN 101Fundamentals of Economics3
HIS 115History of World Civilizations I3
HIS 116History of World Civilizations II3
HIS 119History & Politics of Gender3
HIS 130History of Latin America I3
HIS 131History of Latin America II3
HIS 140History of Asia: Ancient to 15003
HIS 141History of Asia: 1500 to Present3
HIS 180History of U.S. Latinas and Latinos3
HIS 189African American History I3
HIS 190African American History II3
Social Sciences Courses
ECN 201Principles of Microeconomics3
ECN 202Principles of Macroeconomics3
GEO 116Human Geography3
GEO 216Geography of the Developing World3
HIS 101History of Western Civilization I3
HIS 150History of Native America3
HIS 151U S History to 18703
HIS 102History of Western Civilization II3
HIS 152U S History Since 18653
POS 150Amer Government - National3
POS 151Amer Govt State Local3
POS 152Principles of Political Science3
POS 250Comparative Political Systems3
POS 251International Relations3
Recommended Behavioral Sciences Courses for AFA in Music Production
ATR 120Introduction to Anthropology3
ATR 210General Prehistoric Archeology3
SOC 209Racial and Ethnic Relations3
SOC 220Gender Roles and Social Change3
Behavioral Sciences Courses
ATR 220Cultural Anthropology3
ATR 250Human Evolution3
PSY 100Intro to Psychology3
PSY 212Child Psychology3
PSY 214Adulthood and Aging3
PSY 215Social Psychology3
PSY 218Human Growth and Development3
SOC 100Principles of Sociology3
SOC 201Social Problems3
SOC 210Marriage and Family3
SOC 215Social Psychology3
Core Music Requirements21
MUS 150Intro Mus Prod: Listening & FX3
MUS 155Seminar in Music Business3
MUS 158Beat-Making with Ableton Live3
MUS 160Fundamentals of Music Technology3
MUS 170Recording Techniques 1:Rec./Acous.3
MUS 171Recording Tech 2: Adv Rec and Mixing3
MUS 172Rec Tech 3:Mastering and Distrib3
Applied Music (One or more courses in this category, with a requirement of 2 credit hours)2
MUS 126Class Piano I2
MUS 127Class Piano II2
MUS 135Class Guitar I2
MUS 140Applied Music - Half Hour Lessons1
MUS 141Applied Music-One Hour Lessons2
MUS 240Applied Music II - Half Hour Lessons1
MUS 241Applied Music II One Hour Lessons2
MUS 101Concert Band1
MUS 102Jazz Lab Band1
MUS 110Choir I1
MUS 112Elgin Master Chorale1
MUS 116Musical Theater1
MUS 122Steel Band Ensemble1
MUS 124Symphony Orchestra1
MUS 131American Roots Ensemble1
MUS 132Electronic Music Ensemble1
MUS 133Hip Hop Ensemble1
Music Mechanics11-12
MUS 128Theory & Ear Training I4
MUS 129Theory & Ear Training II4
MUS 152Songwriting3
or
MUS 228Theory & Ear Training III4
Music Electives2-4
MUS 228Theory & Ear Training III4
MUS 152Songwriting3
MUS 105Music Appreciation3
MUS 104Musics of the World3
MUS 145Hip Hop Music Appreciation3
MUS 146Rock and Roll Music Appreciation3
MUS 205Topics in Music1-3
ART 130Art of Film3
MUS 100Introduction to Music Theory2
MUS 106Music Literature From 1400 to 17503
MUS 107Music Liter. From 1750 to Present3
MUS 229Theory & Ear Training IV4
MUS 180Music Composition3
MUS 205Topics in Music1-3
MUS 297Independent Study in Music1-3
CDN 230Introduction to Videography3
ART 122Digital Photography3
ART 130Art of Film3
THE 100Theatre Appreciation3
THE 166Theatrical Sound Design & Technology3
Total Credit Hours64-68

Music Production Certificate

Course Title Credits
MUS 150Intro Mus Prod: Listening & FX3
MUS 155Seminar in Music Business3
MUS 160Fundamentals of Music Technology3
MUS 170Recording Techniques 1:Rec./Acous.3
MUS 171Recording Tech 2: Adv Rec and Mixing3
MUS 172Rec Tech 3:Mastering and Distrib3
MUS 158Beat-Making with Ableton Live3
MUS 100Introduction to Music Theory2
MUS 152Songwriting3-4
or MUS 128 Theory & Ear Training I
Ensemble Requirement1-2
Take 1 course form the list:
Class Piano I
Class Piano II
Class Guitar I
Applied Music - Half Hour Lessons
Applied Music II - Half Hour Lessons
Concert Band
Jazz Lab Band
Choir I
Elgin Master Chorale
Musical Theater
Steel Band Ensemble
Symphony Orchestra
American Roots Ensemble
Electronic Music Ensemble
Hip Hop Ensemble
Total Credit Hours27-29

Music Courses

The ECC Music Department offers performance, general education, and transfer classes for music and non-music students. Students can earn an associate degree in Fine Arts with a Music concentration and/or a Vocational Certificate in music production. We also offer a full 2 years in music theory, with an introduction to music theory course (MUS 100 Introduction to Music Theory) for students with no music-reading experience.

MUS 104 Musics of the World may be used to fulfill the fine arts requirement for the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Engineering Science degrees, and the liberal education requirement for the Associate of Applied Science degree.

MUS 105 Music Appreciation, MUS 106 Music Literature From 1400 to 1750, and MUS 107 Music Liter. From 1750 to Present may be used to fulfill the fine arts requirements for the AA, AS, and AES degrees, and the liberal education requirement for the AAS degree.

All MUS courses numbered 100 and above may be applied to the major field and elective requirement for the AA and AS degrees.

Students intending to major in music must audition on their major instrument or in voice and complete theory and keyboarding examinations.

MUS 150 Intro Mus Prod: Listening & FX (3)(2,2)

This course is in introduction to basic concepts in music production. Students will learn how to hear as an audio engineer needs to hear. Focus will be on effect theory and identification, attributes of popular music genres, analysis of recordings, and identification of common instruments used in popular music.(1.2) Proficiency Credit Available (2 ST) Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $405 (effective 2024/25 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: None.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring

MUS 155 Seminar in Music Business (3)(3,0)

This course is designed to provide students with a survey of music business concepts. Students will gain experience in many aspects of the music industry including promotion, copyright law, legal issues in music, songwriting, performing rights, resume and interview skills, and communication. Students will review contracts that govern business relationships and practice key communication skills needed to be successful in the music business.(1.2) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $405 (effective 2024/25 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Reading: Grade of C or better in RDG 091 or LTC 099, or satisfaction of other placement criteria. Writing: Grade of C or better in ENG 098 or LTC 099 or satisfaction of other placement criteria.

Semester(s) Offered: Spring

MUS 160 Fundamentals of Music Technology (3)(2,2)

This course is an introduction to main concepts in the creation and manipulation of recorded music. The course will cover digital audio topics as well as MIDI technology. Students will create music using software synthesizers and manipulated digital audio. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $450 (effective 2024/25 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: None.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Summer

MUS 170 Recording Techniques 1:Rec./Acous. (3)(2,2)

This course is designed to the technical and aesthetics aspects of recording digital audio. Students will learn the fundamentals of acoustics as they relate to studio design and live performance. Students will learn the technical specifications of microphones and recording technology. Students will learn the basics of industry-standard recording software. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $450 (effective 2024/25 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: None.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring

MUS 171 Recording Tech 2: Adv Rec and Mixing (3)(2,2)

This course is a continuation of the recording techniques sequence. Students will apply knowledge of microphones and recording environments to multi-track recording projects. Students will learn basic mixing concepts and apply this knowledge to produce high-quality recordings using industry-standard software. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $450 (effective 2024/25 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Reading: Grade of C or better in RDG 091 or LTC 099, or satisfaction of other placement criteria. Grade of C or better in MUS 170 and MUS 150 or consent of instructor.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall

MUS 172 Rec Tech 3:Mastering and Distrib (3)(2,2)

This course is a continuation of the recording techniques sequence. Students will learn the mastering process, the final step of audio engineering. Students will learn how to assemble a unified music product. Students will learn how to deliver music from the studio to the consumer in today's changing distribution networks. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $450 (effective 2024/25 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Reading: Grade of C or better in RDG 091 or LTC 099, or satisfaction of other placement criteria. Grade of C or better in MUS 171 or consent of instructor.

Semester(s) Offered: Spring

MUS 158 Beat-Making with Ableton Live (3)(2,2)

This course will provide students with the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to produce a wide variety of electronic music, including but not limited to: techno, house, hip-hop, and trap. Students will analyze the elements contained within these styles, learn the associated musical skills, and apply this knowledge to creative projects within each genre. Proficiency Credit: Not Available Pass/No Credit: Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $450 (effective 2024/25 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring

MUS 100 Introduction to Music Theory (2)(2,0)

Study of notation of melody, rhythm, meter as well as musical terminology. Writing, playing and singing of scales, intervals and triads. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $295 (effective 2024/25 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: None Recommended: For students with no previous training as well as students with previous training who want a refresher course before entering MUS 128.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

MUS 152 Songwriting (3)(3,0)

An introduction to songwriting, this course focuses on hands-on creation and analysis of modern songwriting practices, including structural forms and common-practice music theory. Proficiency Credit: Not Available Pass/No Credit: Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $405 (effective 2024/25 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Prerequisite:None.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring

MUS 128 Theory & Ear Training I (4)(3,2)

The study of music fundamentals (scales, intervals, triads, rhythm and meter), basic principles of melody and harmony, melodic composition, and four-part harmony. Approximately one-third of classroom time is used for ear training and keyboard sessions. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $565 (effective 2024/25 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: MUS 100 or consent of instructor

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring

MUS 126 Class Piano I (2)(2,0)

This introductory course is designed for students that have little or no experience on the piano. The course will cover fundamental concepts and techniques for playing that include keyboard awareness, scales, key signatures, rhythms, chord structure, harmonization, improvisation and playing of easy melodies. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $270 (effective 2024/25 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring

MUS 127 Class Piano II (2)(2,0)

This course builds upon the concepts and technical skills covered in Class Piano I. The course will cover intermediate concepts and techniques for playing that include major and minor scales, improvisation and harmonization, rhythms, chord structure and cadences. The integration of foundational music theory with playing techniques will be applied. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $270 (effective 2024/25 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MUS 126 or consent of instructor

Semester(s) Offered: Spring

MUS 135 Class Guitar I (2)(2,0)

Designed for beginning students with little or no experience on the guitar. Hand position, scales, chords, basic improvisation, tablature and notation are covered in this introductory class. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Available (3 S) Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $270 (effective 2024/25 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

MUS 140 Applied Music - Half Hour Lessons (1)(0,0)

Private study in music performance. Lessons are offered every semester in piano, voice, brass, woodwinds, strings, and percussion. Students will take 16 half-hour lessons with an instructor. Students are required to attend 3 musical performances selecting from (but not limited to) options offered through ECC's CenterStage, ECC music course ensembles, or student solo performances. Students are required to perform at the end of the course in an ECC-organized recital or jury examination. If jury examination is chosen, students need to attend at least one student recital in addition to the 3 campus performances. This course is repeatable 3 times.(1.1) SPECIAL NOTE:Students must be 16 or older to take this course. Students ages 15 and under may register in the credit-free course, CSX 140. Proficiency Credit Available (2 EIST) Pass/No Credit Available

www.elgin.edu/universitytransfer

SPECIAL NOTE: Registration for music lessons require instructor consent and a scheduled lesson time. Students enrolled in MUS-140 for credit must complete a jury or recital at the end of the semester. Please contact the Performing Arts Department at 847-214-7188 in H231 to begin the registration process. For more information on performing arts classes, visit elgin.edu/performingarts elgin.edu/performingarts .

In-District Tuition/Fees: $399 (effective 2024/25 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Audition or consent of instructor.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

MUS 240 Applied Music II - Half Hour Lessons (1)(0,0)

Advanced private study in music performance, intended for students at intermediate or advanced levels. Lessons are offered every semester in piano, voice, brass, woodwinds, strings, and percussion. Students will take 16 half-hour lessons with an instructor. Students are required to attend 3 musical performances selecting from (but not limited to) options offered through ECC's CenterStage, ECC music course ensembles, or student solo performances. Students are required to perform at the end of the course in an ECC-organized recital and a jury examination. This course is repeatable 3 times. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Available Pass/No Credit Available

www.elgin.edu/universitytransfer

SPECIAL NOTE: Registration for music lessons require instructor consent and a scheduled lesson time. Please contact the Performing Arts Department at 847-214-7188 (Room H231) to begin the registration process. For more information on performing arts classes, visit elgin.edu/performingarts .

In-District Tuition/Fees: $399 (effective 2024/25 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MUS 140 or MUS-141 or consent of instructor

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

MUS 101 Concert Band (1)(0,3)

A community concert band open to all qualified adults as well as college and high school students. A wide variety of the finest literature for concert band is studied, from classics to contemporary works. The band performs several times per semester.(1.1) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available

www.elgin.edu/universitytransfer

SPECIAL NOTE: Students wishing to enroll in a performance ensemble or theatre production should consult with the Performing Arts Department at 847-214-7188 (Room H231) as these have specific entry or audition requirements. For more information on performing arts classes, visit elgin.edu/performingarts .

In-District Tuition/Fees: $135 (effective 2024/25 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Audition or consent of instructor

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

MUS 102 Jazz Lab Band (1)(0,3)

Participation in the stage band will offer the opportunity for development of knowledge and performance skills of music in the modern idiom: swing, blues, jazz and rock. The band presents at least one annual concert in addition to performing for school functions and civic organizations. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available

www.elgin.edu/universitytransfer

SPECIAL NOTE: Students wishing to enroll in a performance ensemble or theatre production should consult with the Performing Arts Department at 847-214-7188 (Room H231) as these have specific entry or audition requirements. For more information on performing arts classes, visit elgin.edu/performingarts .

In-District Tuition/Fees: $135 (effective 2024/25 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Audition or consent of instructor

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring

MUS 110 Choir I (1)(0,3)

Repertoire of outstanding choral works. Three to four concerts presented annually. Rehearsals held every week.(1.1) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available

www.elgin.edu/universitytransfer

SPECIAL NOTE: Students wishing to enroll in a performance ensemble or theatre production should consult with the Performing Arts Department at 847-214-7188 (Room H231) as these have specific entry or audition requirements. For more information on performing arts classes, visit elgin.edu/performingarts .

In-District Tuition/Fees: $135 (effective 2024/25 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Audition or consent of instructor

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring

MUS 112 Elgin Master Chorale (1)(0,3)

The class will be a small chamber choir chosen from the membership of the Elgin Master Chorale. It will perform music from the literature for small choral groups, primarily but not exclusively from the Renaissance period. This is primarily a performance group, emphasis will be on musicianship and careful group performance. The group performs periodically throughout the year in concert or for local community groups. This course is repeatable 3 times. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available

www.elgin.edu/universitytransfer

SPECIAL NOTE: Students wishing to enroll in a performance ensemble or theatre production should consult with the Performing Arts Department at 847-214-7188 (Room H231) as these have specific entry or audition requirements. For more information on performing arts classes, visit elgin.edu/performingarts .

In-District Tuition/Fees: $135 (effective 2024/25 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor or concurrent enrollment in MUS 110

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring

MUS 116 Musical Theater (1)(0,3)

Presentation of a musical play during the semester, with multiple performances. Approximately six to eight weeks of rehearsals with performances over several weekends. This course is repeatable 3 times. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available

www.elgin.edu/universitytransfer

SPECIAL NOTE: Students wishing to enroll in a performance ensemble or theatre production should consult with the Performing Arts Department at 847-214-7188 (Room H231) as these have specific entry or audition requirements. For more information on performing arts classes, visit elgin.edu/performingarts .

In-District Tuition/Fees: $135 (effective 2024/25 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Audition

Semester(s) Offered: Spring and Summer

MUS 122 Steel Band Ensemble (1)(0,3)

Development of greater playing skills and sight reading. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available

www.elgin.edu/universitytransfer

SPECIAL NOTE: Students wishing to enroll in a performance ensemble or theatre production should consult with the Performing Arts Department at 847-214-7188 (Room H231) as these have specific entry or audition requirements. For more information on performing arts classes, visit elgin.edu/performingarts .

In-District Tuition/Fees: $135 (effective 2024/25 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring

MUS 124 Symphony Orchestra (1)(0,3)

Open to all students and adults in the area who qualify. At least five concerts presented each season. This course is repeatable 3 times. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available

www.elgin.edu/universitytransfer

SPECIAL NOTE: Students wishing to enroll in a performance ensemble or theatre production should consult with the Performing Arts Department at 847-214-7188 (Room H231) as these have specific entry or audition requirements. For more information on performing arts classes, visit elgin.edu/performingarts .

In-District Tuition/Fees: $135 (effective 2024/25 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Audition or consent of instructor

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring

MUS 131 American Roots Ensemble (1)(0,3)

This course is a performance ensemble class, where students will learn the history and practices of American rock and roll through rehearsal and performance of folk, country, blues, rhythm & blues, and/or rock and roll. Instrumentation will be flexible based on repertoire and class focus considerations. This course is repeatable 3 times. Proficiency Credit: Not Available Pass/No Credit: Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $155 (effective 2024/25 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Audition or consent of instructor.

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

MUS 132 Electronic Music Ensemble (1)(0,3)

Electronic Music Ensemble (EME) allows students to create original music collaboratively. During rehearsals, students will be given exercises to improve their individual production skills as well as their ability to adapt to work in a group.The repertoire performed and studied will differ every offering, and students will have a unique experience in each section. This course is repeatable 3 times. Proficiency Credit: Not Available Pass/No Credit: Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $155 (effective 2024/25 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: None

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

MUS 133 Hip Hop Ensemble (1)(0,3)

Hip Hop Ensemble allows students to create original hip hop music collaboratively. During rehearsals, students will create and arrange original and recontextualized works within the hip hop genre. Students will perform their work at concerts. This course is repeatable 3 times. Proficiency Credit: Not Available Pass/No Credit: Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $155 (effective 2024/25 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Audition or consent of instructor.

Semester(s) Offered: Varies