SCC-Beatrice offers a wide range of musical experiences for
students of all experience levels.
Ms. Debbie DeFrain: Piano, Choir
Dr. Elizabeth Aleksander: Music History, Music Theory
Mr. Jeremy Hutson: Guitar
Dr. Jon Gruett: Choir
Mrs. Joni Voss: After the Storm, Choir, Voice
Mrs. Karen Eisenhauer: Voice, Music History
Dr. Ken Hoppmann: Music Director, Piano, Choir, Music History,
Dr. Svetlana Yashirin: Music History, Music Theory
(For transfer and Humanities requirements.)
Are you interested in different kinds of
Do you want to learn more about how music reflects
Do you want to take one or two of the most
universally transferable music courses ever?
Then our Music Appreciation courses are for
MUSC 1010: Introduction to Music (Music
Appreciation): 4.5 creditsFocuses on musical development of
Western European classical music. Get to know some of the big
names: Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Chopin!
MUSC 2750: Introduction to American Music: 4.5 credits
Traces the fascinating development from the Colonial times to
present. Includes pop, country, urban folk, jazz, as well as
mainstream 20th century "classical" music.
MUSC 2800: Introduction to World Music:
4.5 creditsFascinating 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
MUSC 2870: History of Rock Music: 4.5 creditsWhere did our popular music come from, and where is it
Do you want to read music better?
Are you ever unsure of the rhythms you see in your
Do you want to learn more about how and why music
Then our Music Theory courses are for you!
MUSC 1610: Music Theory I: 6 creditsThis 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.
MUSC 1620:Music Theory II: 6 creditsHow did composers of the
Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods handle composition? Focus
on chord progressions, cadences, harmonization, and form and learn
their time-honored methods!
MUSC 1630: Music Theory III and MUSC 1640: Music Theory
IV: 6 credits eachContinue working on advanced theory concepts such as
secondary dominants, diminished sevenths, augmented sixths,
9th, 11th, and 13th chords, and
1.5 credits each (courses may be repeated)
Have you taken private lessons in high school and
want to continue in college?
When someone asks you what your favorite class is,
do you enthusiastically shout out "CHOIR!"?
Would you like to audition for our select vocal
group, After the Storm?
Then our performance courses are for you!
MUSC 1410: College Choir
MUSC 1430: After the Storm (select vocal
MUSC 1260: Class Piano
MUSC 1261: Class Guitar
MUSC 2520: Individual Instruction in Piano
MUSC 1015: Individual Instruction in Voice
MUSC 2521: Individual Instruction in Guitar