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Dr. ChanJi Kim, Department Chair, Professor of Music, Music Theory, Digital/Electronic Music & Composition

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Music Theory

All Music Theory 1 students must first pass a proficiency examination to determine your readiness for music theory studies (you must be a proficient music reader, know clefs, note names and rhythmic notation). The exam will be administered on the first day of Music Theory 1 class, so go ahead and register. If you do not pass the exam, you'll be encouraged to drop Music Theory 1 and register for Fundamentals of Music (MUTC 1001), which meets at exactly the same time so your schedule won't be adversely affected. Click here to see an example of the proficiency exam to help you determine if you wish to take the exam or just register for Fundamentals of Music.

If you took AP Music Theory in high school and scored well on the AP test (3 or higher), contact Dr. Lamb or Dr. Kim immediately to discuss which theory class you should register for at EFSC. Depending on your AP test results, you might be able to get credit for Theory 1 (3 or 4 on the AP test) and/or Aural Skills 1.

EFSC advisors and music faculty can help with your course planning as you pursue an A.A. degree with the intention of transferring to a bachelor's level music program.

Music Composition

Dr. Chan Ji Kim teachingWe offer composition courses so students can learn about compositional styles and techniques; develop skills and gain guidance as they develop their individual creative voice; to develop student composition portfolios by using computer notation programs to create a professional presentation of their music compositions; and to develop students' critical listening skills important to the understanding of styles and devices of contemporary art music (written within the last 30 years)

Courses include:
• MUC 1211 Composition 1
• MUC 2221 Composition 2

The culmination of composition lessons is a performance of one or more student works during one of the music department’s weekly seminars. For more information please contact Dr. ChanJi Kim.

Digital Audio/Recording

Technology is fast becoming an important tool in many musical disciplines. Music educators teach basic musical concepts with computer-assisted-instruction programs, sequencing programs and multimedia authoring programs. Orchestra, Band and Choral directors use notation programs to create arrangements and perform quick transpositions. Basic knowledge in a variety of music technologies is a must for anyone planning a career in a music field. The following courses will provide these basic skills and a foundation for further study for those who wish to pursue music technology in depth. Contact Dr. Kim for more information.

Course Number/Name Credit Hrs.
MUMC 2360 - Intro to Music Technology      3
MUMC 2606 - Principles of Digital Audio 3
MUMC 2600 - Intro to Sound Recording Techniques      4
MUM 2604 - Multi-Track Mixdown (Post Production) 3
MUML 2604 - Multi-Track Mixdown (Post Production) Lab 3