Nicholas Manson

Adjunct Faculty

Music

Classes Taught

Fall 2022

MHL145 American Jazz and Popular Music 3 Credits
The study of cultural and social contributions to the evolution of American jazz and popular music from the mid-1800's to present. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29075
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture
08/23/2022 - 12/16/2022
TuTh
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Class Started

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 29075 Students may contact instructor at: nick.manson@mesacc.edu

Honors Program Only

MUP102AD Private Instruction: Piano 2 Credits
Private Instruction emphasizing musicianship, literature, technique and performance. Four-course sequence designed for university transfer equivalency. Instruction provided on voice, piano, harpsichord, organ, guitar, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone horn, tuba, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, violin, viola, violoncello, contrabass, bass guitar, percussion, and harp. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29103
Dobson Campus
TBA
Private Instruction
Lecture/Lab
08/20/2022 - 12/16/2022

Class Started

Notes: Class 29103 Registration is by department permission only. To register please visit: https://www.mesacc.edu/departments/music/private-instruction

MUP164 Jazz Improvisation I 2 Credits
Theoretical and performance skills in many styles of jazz improvisation. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
31281
Dobson Campus
Performing Arts Center Instrum
In Person
Lecture/Lab
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022
MoWeFr
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Closed

Fall Flex Start 2022

MUP183 Jazz Combo 1 Credits
Jazz Combo participation provides an opportunity for students to develop improvisational skills in a variety of styles from historical and contemporary jazz practice, while offering a creative outlet for composers and arrangers. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
31280
Dobson Campus
TBA
In Person
Lecture/Lab
09/06/2022 - 12/16/2022
TuTh
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Class Started

Notes: Class 31280 John Coltrane Combo

37054
Dobson Campus
TBA
In Person
Lecture/Lab
09/06/2022 - 12/16/2022
TuTh
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

Class Started

Notes: Class 37054 helonius Monk Combo

31282
Dobson Campus
Performing Arts Center Instrum
In Person
Lecture/Lab
09/06/2022 - 12/16/2022
Tu
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Class Started

Notes: Class 31282 MPJE for audition information contact: nicholas.manson@mesacc.edu

Spring 2023

MHL145 American Jazz and Popular Music 3 Credits
The study of cultural and social contributions to the evolution of American jazz and popular music from the mid-1800's to present. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29079
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023
TuTh
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Open

20 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 29079 Students may contact instructor at: nick.manson@mesacc.edu

Spring Flex Start 2023

MUP165 Jazz Improvisation II 2 Credits
Intermediate theoretical and performance skills in many styles of jazz improvisation.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MUP164 or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
31252
Dobson Campus
Performing Arts Center Instrum
In Person
Lecture/Lab
01/30/2023 - 05/12/2023
MoWeFr
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Open

9 of 10
Seats Available

MUP183 Jazz Combo 1 Credits
Jazz Combo participation provides an opportunity for students to develop improvisational skills in a variety of styles from historical and contemporary jazz practice, while offering a creative outlet for composers and arrangers. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30945
Dobson Campus
TBA
In Person
Lecture/Lab
01/31/2023 - 05/12/2023
TuTh
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Open

6 of 6
Seats Available

Notes: Class 30945 John Coltrane Combo.

30946
Dobson Campus
Performing Arts Center Instrum
In Person
Lecture/Lab
01/31/2023 - 05/12/2023
Tu
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Open

6 of 6
Seats Available

Notes: Class 30946 Audition Required. Contact nicholas.manson@mesacc.edu for information.

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