2019-2020 Course Descriptions by Santa Monica Community College

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342 santa monica college catalog 2019–2020 a space for older adults to socialize with their peers and validate their life experiences while gaining exposure to mentally stimulating content music e00 concert band this course reinforces older adults’ love of performing music in public and provides a structure for them to express themselves and participate in a performance group during their later years older adults also experience the physical benefits of deep breathing and head eye and ear coordination that result from playing a musical instrument the course mentally stimulates older adults to concentrate on a wide variety of musical score memorize parts and problem solve in front of an audience course descriptions music e02 guitar for older adults this course re-stimulates older adults’ interest in and knowledge of music played on the guitar and enhances their self-expression through music older adults learn basic and some advanced guitar chords strumming patterns and finger picks while playing songs from the 1920s 1930s 1940s and 1950s as well as traditional folk songs music e03 “the merits” – vocal ensemble this course provides older adults with an opportunity to express themselves musically perform in community events gain a sense of belonging to a creative peer group and continue their life experiences in music the course also helps older adults improve their vocal performance skills rehearsal techniques and general knowledge of music music e04 voice training this course provides a venue for older adults to discover or strengthen their musical creativity personal vocal skill performance standards and self-confidence vocal exercises and solo singing advanced memorization is stressed music e06 gospel community chorus this course introduces older adults to gospel music literature and singing techniques with the goal of performing throughout the community the course provides a venue for older adult students to express themselves through gospel music gain knowledge of the history of gospel music build or rebuild their self-confidence as soloists or group performers and interact with a group of creative peers music e10 spanish folk singing this course provides older adults primarily those with a working knowledge of the spanish language with an opportunity to practice and perform music in spanish from around the world older adult students are introduced to spanish music literature and singing techniques from their own and other cultures and encouraged to express themselves through spanish folk songs music e30 opera appreciation this course helps older adults understand and appreciate opera as a music form and provides opportunities for socialization through shared interests older adults learn about the creative aspects history and development of opera the course includes operatic experiences live productions and other opportunities for mental stimulation and peer group socialization music e31 music appreciation – modified for older adults this course stimulates older adults — many of whom are in residential or convalescent homes — to rediscover their life experiences interact with peers and renew their involvement with music in order to promote mental emotional and physical health older adult students will discuss and listen to music focusing on different themes or exploring a particular composer or musical era each week music e32 music appreciation this course helps older adults understand how music can enhance their life experiences by learning more about music styles composition performance and historical periods older adults listen to and discuss musical selections and composers’ biographies expand their musical knowledge and understanding of different types of music including orchestral jazz indigenous and film music and explore different aspects of musical performance by comparing different performers’ recordings of the same piece music e33 art and music of western culture this course provides older adults with a telescopic look at the development of music in western culture older adults learn how musical experiences can continue to enhance and stimulate their lives and explore the origins and development of western music from major historical periods older adults listen to and discuss western music with their peers learn about musical style form and composers and share ways in which western music has influenced their lives music e34 lyric chorus this course provides older adults with a musical growth experience opportunities to enhance their self-esteem and sense of belonging and a way to express their creativity and interact with peers older adults rehearse and perform three-part arrangements of classics broadway hits and ragtime music and learn to be positive contributors to the sound appearance and artistic personality of a performing chorus while keeping their concentration and lung capacity at a peak music e51 piano and theory this course is intended to enhance the enjoyment of creating music among older adults and enhance their ability to express themselves through music older adults learn to play piano music at their own level and pace and participate in group discussions with peers older adults also learn musical skills and concepts and develop their ability to play piano music nature studies hort e01 home gardening and plant growing for older adults this course furthers older adults’ consumer knowledge about home gardening techniques older adults learn what to buy what to avoid and how to get the most pleasure out of home gardening older adults also discuss gardening choices and techniques to compensate for difficulties brought on by aging living in an apartment or being on a fixed income in addition older adults study a wide variety of plants used in homes and gardens around them and learn about plant selection care and maintenance this course