Music

Music

Why Study Music at SMC?

The SMC Music Department offers classes in Music Appreciation, Private Lessons in Piano, Voice, and Class Guitar, as well as all four levels of Music Theory necessary to continue as a music major at a 4 year school. A graduate of SMC with an emphasis in music should be able to resume college or university studies as a music major at the junior level.

Also available are choral and instrumental ensembles

  • The SMC Singers open to any student as long as the student can match pitch, with no previous experience necessary.
  • The SMC Troubadours ­ an auditioned choral ensemble of 16­20 members traveling around the region offering concerts and worship music. Concerts are usually at churches at least one
  • Sunday morning a month and usually sing several times a semester in Chapel. Many members receive a scholarship for membership.
  • Instrumental Ensemble ­ which is a small group of instrumentalists who gather twice a week to rehearse.
  • Many ensembles will perform in chapel several times a semester, and at the end of each semester all groups perform in the Spring or Fall Concert, and often in the musical theater presentation as well.
  • The performances are the final exam for any performance class.

For more information on the musical programs and classes at SMC, contact Dr. Lanny Lanford, professor of music and director of the music department, at (864)587­4275 or lanfordl@smcsc.edu

Music Faculty

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Lanny Lanford, Director of Music Programs & Professor of Music

Ellis Building, Office 145
864-587-4275
lanfordl@smcsc.edu


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Patrick Flynn, Adjunct Instructor of Music

Ellis Building-113
864-278-5981
flynnp@smcsc.edu
 
 
 


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Carl Gibson, Accompanist

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Sheri Mitchell, Adjunct Instructor of Piano

864-587-4282

Dr. Lanford Brings Music to Life in the Classroom

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The SMC Troubadours

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Music Course Descriptions


AA in Fine Arts Degree Requirements

MUSI-101: CHORUS. (1 hour) Choral ensemble acts as a representative of the college. The Chorus performs a variety of music for college functions, churches, and other activities locally and statewide.

MUSI-102: CHORUS. (1 hour) Continuation of MUSI-101.

MUSI-103: CHORUS. (1 hour) Continuation of MUSI-102.

MUSI-104: CHORUS. (1 hour) Continuation of MUSI-103.

MUSI-111: APPLIED VOICE. (1 hour) Individual course of instruction designed to teach proper techniques of vocal production, diction, and effective performance along with building a vocal repertoire. Includes one 30-minute private lesson and one seminar type performance class per week. (May be repeated for four semesters for credit.) Permission of the instructor.

MUSI-112: APPLIED VOICE. (1 hour) Continuation of MUSI-111.

MUSI-113: APPLIED VOICE. (1 hour) Continuation of MUSI-112.

MUSI-114: APPLIED VOICE. (1 hour) Continuation of MUSI-113.

MUSI-115: CLASS VOICE. (1 hour) Introduction to the techniques of proper vocal production. Emphasis on learning to sing in various vocal styles. Includes regular seminar type performances for class.

MUSI-116: CLASS VOICE. (1 hour) Continuation of MUSI-115.

MUSI-117: INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE. (1 hour) Instruction in various wind instruments, strings, and hand bells.

MUSI-118: INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE. (1 hour) Continuation of MUSI-117.

MUSI-119: INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE. (1 hour) Continuation of MUSI-118.

MUSI-120: INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE. (1 hour) Continuation of MUSI-119.

MUSI-121: APPLIED PIANO. (1 hour) Individual instruction in piano. Includes one 30-minute private lesson per week. Instructor will select repertoire as well as scales and appropriate music theory exercises which suit the student’s skill level.

MUSI-122: APPLIED PIANO. (1 hour) Continuation of MUSI-121.

MUSI-123: APPLIED PIANO. (1 hour) Continuation of MUSI-122.

MUSI-124: APPLIED PIANO. (1 hour) Continuation of MUSI-123.

MUSI-125: AUDITIONED CHORUS. (1 hour) An auditioned choral ensemble, which will meet for rehearsals twice a week for a total of 2 1/2 hours. Preparing more challenging repertoire than the larger choral ensemble (SMC Singers), this ensemble will travel to more churches and other venues as representatives of the College than will be required of the larger group.

MUSI-126: AUDITIONED CHORUS. (1 hour) Continuation of MUSI-125.

MUSI-127: AUDITIONED CHORUS. (1 hour) Continuation of MUSI-126.

MUSI-128: AUDITIONED CHORUS. (1 hour) Continuation of MUSI-127.

MUSI-130: MUSIC THEORY I. (3 hours) This course is the study of diatonic harmony through writing and analysis. Aural, sight-singing, rhythmic, and keyboard skills are included. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

MUSI-131: MUSIC THEORY II. (3 hours) This course is the study of diatonic harmony through writing and analysis. Aural, sight-singing, rhythmic, and keyboard skills are included. Prerequisite: MUSI-130.

MUSI-140: CLASS GUITAR. (1 hour) Introductory classroom instruction in classical guitar technique, with an emphasis in both the proper technique and development of reading and interpretation of standard repertoire for the instrument.

MUSI-141: CLASS GUITAR. (1 hour) Continuation of MUSI-140.

MUSI-142: CLASS GUITAR. (1 hour) Continuation of MUSI-141.

MUSI-143: CLASS GUITAR. (1 hour) Continuation of MUSI 142.

MUSI-150: APPLIED GUITAR. (1 hour) Individual course of instruction in classical guitar technique, with an emphasis in both the proper technique and development of reading and interpretation of standard repertoire for the instrument. Includes 1 private 30-minute lesson per week.

MUSI-151: APPLIED GUITAR. (1 hour) Continuation of MUSI-150.

MUSI-152: APPLIED GUITAR. (1 hour) Continuation of MUSI-151.

MUSI-153: APPLIED GUITAR. (1 hour) Continuation of MUSI-152.

MUSI-201: MUSIC APPRECIATION. (3 hours) Introduction to music, including vocabulary, history, and literature of music; designed to give an opportunity to develop appreciation of serious music.

MUSI-203: ELEMENTS OF MUSIC. (3 hours) Study of various elements of music necessary to enable the student to read music notation, understand basic choral structures, keys, and cadences in their written and keyboard applications.

MUSI-230: MUSIC THEORY III. (3 hours) This course is the study of diatonic harmony through writing and analysis. Aural, sight-singing, rhythmic, and keyboard skills are included. Prerequisite: MUSI-131 or permission of the instructor.

MUSI-231: MUSIC THEORY IV. (3 hours) This course is the study of diatonic and non-diatonic harmony through advanced writing and analysis. Aural, sight-singing, rhythmic, and keyboard skills are included. Prerequisite: MUSI-131 or permission of the instructor.