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Van Decker
Van Decker

Van Decker

Dr. Van Decker (Known as Dr. Van)

Degrees Held:

 A.A. - Lansing Community College

B.M and M.M. - California State Un, Long Beach

Ph. D. - Un of California, San Diego

Guitarist - Jimmie Cannon's "Valley Jazz"

Pianist - "Standing Room Only"

Latest Recording - Natural Processes (Arrival Records, 2010)

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Wednesday, 07 September 2011 06:55

Course Schedule

Written by Van Decker

Summer 2014

MUS100Intro to Music Foundations

An introduction to basic concepts of music. The development of the skills and knowledge needed to read music, to hear music, and to use some instrument (including the voice) with skill. (CSU) (UC credit limited. See a counselor.)
Code #DivisionDepartmentMeeting DaysTimeLocationStatus
30096ALLSHWLMonday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 12:10 PM
Building: 300
Room: 305
Enrolled: 0
Available: 30
Class begins: 2014-06-16, Class ends: 2014-07-23

MUS100Intro to Music Foundations

An introduction to basic concepts of music. The development of the skills and knowledge needed to read music, to hear music, and to use some instrument (including the voice) with skill. (CSU) (UC credit limited. See a counselor.)
Code #DivisionDepartmentMeeting DaysTimeLocationStatus
30110ALLSHWLMonday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Start Time: 12:30 PM
End Time: 2:40 PM
Building: 300
Room: 305
Enrolled: 0
Available: 30
Class begins: 2014-06-16, Class ends: 2014-07-23

Spring 2014

MUS100Intro to Music Foundations

An introduction to basic concepts of music. The development of the skills and knowledge needed to read music, to hear music, and to use some instrument (including the voice) with skill. (CSU) (UC credit limited. See a counselor.)
Code #DivisionDepartmentMeeting DaysTimeLocationStatus
20278ALLSHWLTuesday
Thursday
Start Time: 8:35 AM
End Time: 10:00 AM
Building: 300
Room: 305
Enrolled: 28
Available: 2
Class begins: 2014-01-21, Class ends: 2014-05-16

MUS100Intro to Music Foundations

An introduction to basic concepts of music. The development of the skills and knowledge needed to read music, to hear music, and to use some instrument (including the voice) with skill. (CSU) (UC credit limited. See a counselor.)
Code #DivisionDepartmentMeeting DaysTimeLocationStatus
20279ALLSHWLTuesday
Thursday
Start Time: 10:15 AM
End Time: 11:40 AM
Building: 300
Room: 314
Enrolled: 28
Available: 2
Class begins: 2014-01-21, Class ends: 2014-05-16

MUS100Intro to Music Foundations

An introduction to basic concepts of music. The development of the skills and knowledge needed to read music, to hear music, and to use some instrument (including the voice) with skill. (CSU) (UC credit limited. See a counselor.)
Code #DivisionDepartmentMeeting DaysTimeLocationStatus
20281ALLSHWLMonday
Wednesday
Start Time: 1:30 PM
End Time: 2:55 PM
Building: 300
Room: 305
Enrolled: 26
Available: 4
Class begins: 2014-01-21, Class ends: 2014-05-16

MUS102Intro to Music Lit & Listening

An introduction to music literature with emphasis on the listening experience. Students study the expressive materials of music and the major forms of music literature. Emphasis placed on the skills and understanding necessary for lifelong music listening experiences. (C-ID MUS 100) (CSU, UC)
Code #DivisionDepartmentMeeting DaysTimeLocationStatus
20287ALLSHWLTuesday
Start Time: 1:30 PM
End Time: 4:40 PM
Building: 300
Room: 305
Enrolled: 13
Available: 17
Class begins: 2014-01-21, Class ends: 2014-05-16

MUS140Beginning Group Piano I

A course structured to correlate those musical skills, techniques and understanding which are basic to comprehensive keyboard musicianship at the early level of study. (CSU, UC)
Code #DivisionDepartmentMeeting DaysTimeLocationStatus
20297ALLSHWLMonday
Wednesday
Start Time: 11:50 AM
End Time: 12:20 PM
Building: 300
Room: 305
Enrolled: 16
Available: 4
Class begins: 2014-01-21, Class ends: 2014-05-16

MUS142Beginning Group Piano II

A continuation of MUS 140. (CSU, UC)
Code #DivisionDepartmentMeeting DaysTimeLocationStatus
20298ALLSHWLMonday
Wednesday
Start Time: 11:50 AM
End Time: 12:20 PM
Building: 300
Room: 305
Enrolled: 1
Available: 19
Class begins: 2014-01-21, Class ends: 2014-05-16

MUS240Intermediate Group Piano I

A course structured for those students who have attained the performance skill competencies required in Beginning Group Piano. (CSU, UC)
Code #DivisionDepartmentMeeting DaysTimeLocationStatus
20301ALLSHWLMonday
Wednesday
Start Time: 11:50 AM
End Time: 12:20 PM
Building: 300
Room: 305
Enrolled: 1
Available: 19
Class begins: 2014-01-21, Class ends: 2014-05-16

MUS242Intermediate Group Piano II

A continuation of MUS 240. (CSU, UC)
Code #DivisionDepartmentMeeting DaysTimeLocationStatus
20302ALLSHWLMonday
Wednesday
Start Time: 11:50 AM
End Time: 12:20 PM
Building: 300
Room: 305
Enrolled: 0
Available: 20
Class begins: 2014-01-21, Class ends: 2014-05-16

MUS160Beginning Guitar I

A basic course on how to accompany with the guitar. Stress will be placed on tuning, chording, different types of strums and elementary transposition. (CSU, UC)
Code #DivisionDepartmentMeeting DaysTimeLocationStatus
20309ALLSHWLMonday
Wednesday
Start Time: 10:15 AM
End Time: 10:45 AM
Building: 300
Room: 305
Enrolled: 13
Available: 7
Class begins: 2014-01-21, Class ends: 2014-05-16

MUS162Beginning Guitar II

A continuation of MUS 160 with the following additions: 1. Reading music (standard musical notation); 2. A thorough presentation of bar chords including sevenths, ninths, diminished, augmented, and various altered chords; 3. Advanced picking techniques. (CSU, UC)
Code #DivisionDepartmentMeeting DaysTimeLocationStatus
20310ALLSHWLMonday
Wednesday
Start Time: 10:15 AM
End Time: 10:45 AM
Building: 300
Room: 305
Enrolled: 1
Available: 19
Class begins: 2014-01-21, Class ends: 2014-05-16

MUS260Intermediate Guitar I

A continuation of MUS 162 with the following additions: 1. Reading music (standard musical notation); 2. A thorough presentations of bar chords including sevenths, ninths, diminished, augmented, and various altered chords; 3. Advanced picking techniques. (CSU)
Code #DivisionDepartmentMeeting DaysTimeLocationStatus
20311ALLSHWLMonday
Wednesday
Start Time: 10:15 AM
End Time: 10:45 AM
Building: 300
Room: 305
Enrolled: 2
Available: 18
Class begins: 2014-01-21, Class ends: 2014-05-16

MUS262Intermediate Guitar II

A continuation of MUS 260 with the following additions: 1. Reading music (standard musical notation); 2. A thorough presentations of bar chords including sevenths, ninths, diminished, augmented, and various altered chords; 3. Advanced picking techniques. (CSU)
Code #DivisionDepartmentMeeting DaysTimeLocationStatus
20312ALLSHWLMonday
Wednesday
Start Time: 10:15 AM
End Time: 10:45 AM
Building: 300
Room: 305
Enrolled: 2
Available: 18
Class begins: 2014-01-21, Class ends: 2014-05-16

MUS163Applied Music I

A course designed to provide students with a concentrated sequence of private instruction in music within a particular performing medium. One section meeting per week on campus, in addition to private instruction. As required conditions, the student must: 1. Secure a teacher approved by the College. 2. Take a minimum of one 30 minute lesson per week. 3. Meet one hour of class per week on campus for performance as scheduled and turn in weekly lesson attendance form. (CSU, UC)
Code #DivisionDepartmentMeeting DaysTimeLocationStatus
20313ALLSHWLStart Time: 0: AM
End Time: 0: AM
Building: 300
Room: 305
Enrolled: 7
Available: 3
Class begins: 2014-01-21, Class ends: 2014-05-16

MUS164Applied Music II

Prerequisite: MUS 163 with a grade of "C" or better. A continuation of private lessons in a chosen performance medium at a 2nd semester college level. One section meeting per week on campus, in addition to private instruction. As required conditions, the student must: 1. Secure a teacher approved by the College. 2. Take a minimum of one 30 minute lesson per week. 3. Meet one hour of class per week on campus for performance as scheduled and turn in weekly lesson attendance form. (CSU)
Code #DivisionDepartmentMeeting DaysTimeLocationStatus
20314ALLSHWLStart Time: 0: AM
End Time: 0: AM
Building: 300
Room: 305
Enrolled: 1
Available: 9
Class begins: 2014-01-21, Class ends: 2014-05-16

MUS182Intro to Recording Tech

This course is a study in the art of digital audio recording and how to record in the IVC Digital Recording Studio. The curriculum will cover the signal flow the mixing console as it applies to recording, microphones and techniques of application, signal processing, digital recording operation and the use of digital audio/sequencing software. (CSU)
Code #DivisionDepartmentMeeting DaysTimeLocationStatus
20318ALLSHWLMonday
Wednesday
Start Time: 3:05 PM
End Time: 3:55 PM
Building: 300
Room: 305
Enrolled: 14
Available: 2
Class begins: 2014-01-21, Class ends: 2014-05-16

MUS184Advanced Recording Tech

Prerequisite: MUS 182 with a grade of "C" or better. This course is a continuation in the study of digital audio recording and how to make a professional sounding compact disk using the IVC Digital Recording Studio. The curriculum will cover alleviating basic problems in the recording process, console automation, SMPTE and MIDI synchronization, the fundamentals involved in a mix-down and the skills for planning and executing a recording session. (CSU)
Code #DivisionDepartmentMeeting DaysTimeLocationStatus
20319ALLSHWLMonday
Wednesday
Start Time: 3:05 PM
End Time: 3:55 PM
Building: 300
Room: 305
Enrolled: 2
Available: 14
Class begins: 2014-01-21, Class ends: 2014-05-16

MUS165Applied Music III

Prerequisite: MUS 164 with a grade of "C" or better. A continuation of private lessons in a chosen performance medium at a 3nd semester college level. One section meeting per week on campus, in addition to private instruction. As required conditions, the student must: 1. Secure a teacher approved by the College. 2. Take a minimum of one 30 minute lesson per week. 3. Meet one hour of class per week on campus for performance as scheduled and turn in weekly lesson attendance form. (CSU)
Code #DivisionDepartmentMeeting DaysTimeLocationStatus
20926ALLSHWLStart Time: 0: AM
End Time: 0: AM
Building: 300
Room: 305
Enrolled: 4
Available: 6
Class begins: 2014-01-21, Class ends: 2014-05-16