SCC-Beatrice offers a wide range of musical experiences forstudents of all experience levels.
All students are encouraged to participate in free Humanities Club activities on campus.
Dr. Jon Gruett: Choir, Voice, Theatre
Dr. Ken Hoppmann: Humanities Department Chair, Piano, Music History, Music Theory
Mrs. Karen Eisenhauer: Voice, Music History
Dr. David Kamran: Music History
Dr. Stacie Lightner: Music History
Katie Mersch: Voice, Music Theory
Dr. Aaron Stroessner: Guitar, Music History
Dr. Svetlana Yashirin: Music History, Music Theory
MUSC1010: Introduction to Music (Music Appreciation): 3.0 semester credit hoursFocuses on musical development of Western European classical music. Get to know some of the big names: Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Chopin! **SCC CORE Course
MUSC2750: Introduction to American Music: 3.0 semester credit hoursTraces the fascinating development from the Colonial times to present. Includes pop, country, urban folk, jazz, as well as mainstream 20th century “classical” music.
MUSC2800: Introduction to World Music: 3.0 semester credit hours (Also meets Diversity requirements)Fascinating and broadening, this course examines many different world cultures through the lens of their music. Includes music of India, the Middle East, Asia, Indonesia, Africa, as well as some aspects of Europe. See the world…or at least hear it! **SCC CORE Course
MUSC2870: History of Rock Music: 3.0 semester credit hoursWhere did our popular music come from, and where is it headed? This course examines world-changing social and cultural developments through the lens of popular music.
MUSC1610: Music Theory I: 4.0 semester credit hoursThis is exactly what you need! It will help you understand notation, rhythm, meter, scales, keys, intervals, triads, seventh chords, inversion and figured bass. You’ll also spend time working on sight singing, dictation and keyboard theory skills. Music Theory I content is also offered in two separate 2-credit individual instruction modules—MUSC1611 and MUSC1612.
MUSC1620: Music Theory II: 4.0 semester credit hoursHow did composers of the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods handle composition? You will focus on chord progressions, cadences, harmonization, and form and learn their time-honored methods!
MUSC1630: Music Theory III and MUSC1640: Music Theory IV: 4.0 semester credit hoursContinue working on advanced theory concepts such as secondary dominants, diminished sevenths, augmented sixths, 9th, 11th, and 13th chords, and chromatic harmony.
Performance Courses: 1.0 semester credit hour each (courses may be repeated)
MUSC1410: College Choir
MUSC1430: After the Storm (select vocal ensemble)
MUSC1015: Individual Instruction in Voice (private lessons)
MUSC2520: Individual Instruction in Piano (private lessons)
MUSC2521: Individual Instruction in Strings (private lessons, including guitar)