Music AA

The Music curriculum is designed for students planning to transfer to a baccalaureate program in Music. The curriculum provides both a liberal arts (core studies) background and music coursework comparable to the first two years at a four-year institution.

Career Pathway

Program Outcomes

A graduate should be able to:

  • demonstrate proficiency at the intermediate level on either the guitar or the piano.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of tonal harmony.
  • demonstrate functional proficiency in Aural Theory (ear training).
  • describe the musical and cultural characteristics of at least two periods of music history.
  • demonstrate proper use of basic hardware and software tools of music technology.

Curriculum

First Semester

MUS 221 ** Music Theory I 3
Elective Core Goal 6: Intellectual Heritage and
Core Goal 9: Behavioral and Social Sciences
3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
MUS 133 or 160 College Choir I or Jazz Lab Band I 1
MUS 150 or 170 Guitar Class 1 or Piano Class 1 1
Math Elective Core Goal 3: Quantitative Skills (Students may not take MAT 103) 3
Elective
(16-17 Credit Hours)
Core Goal 10: Exercise and Health Sciences 2-3

Second Semester

MUS 231 ** Aural Theory 1 3
MUS 210, 211, 212,
213 or 214
Music History for Majors ** 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
MUS 134 or 161 College Choir II or Jazz Lab Band II 1
MUS 151 or 171 Guitar Class 2 or Piano Class 2 1
Elective Core Goal 11: Civic Responsibility 3
MUS 140
(17 Credit Hours)
Intro to Digital Music Technology 3

Third Semester

MUS 222 ** Music Theory II 3
Elective Core Goal 1b: Oral Communication Skills 3
MUS 135 or 162 College Choir III or Jazz Lab Band III 1
Applied Elective Guitar Class, Piano Class, Ensemble, or Private Lessons 1
Elective Core Goal 12: Global Perspectives and Diversity 3
Elective
(15 Credit Hours)
Core Goal 8: Physical and Life Sciences 4

Fourth Semester

MUS 232 ** Aural Theory 2 3
MUS 210, 211, 212,
213 or 214
Music History for Majors ** 3
Elective Music 3
Elective Core Goal 13: Ethical Reasoning and Behavior 3
MUS 136 or 163 College Choir IV or Jazz Lab Band IV 1
Applied Elective
(14 Credit Hours)
Guitar Class, Piano Class, Ensemble, or Private Lessons 1

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS CREDIT: 62-63

** All students must either pass a fundamental musicianship placement test OR take MUS 120 (Fundamentals) before taking any course marked with **. Students enrolled in the Music AA program must earn a "C" or better in all MUS courses.

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