Take the next step in your musical development with an Associate of Arts in Music from Montco. In our 60-61 credit program, you will refine your skills while you prepare to transfer to a four-year institution as a music or music education major. 

Program outcomes
  • 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.

Opportunities for private lessons and access to private, state-of-the-art recording studios also exist.

Our graduates generally transfer to such four-year schools as Temple University, West Chester University and The University of the Arts. Many go on to become performers or music educators. Note that, to graduate, students must maintain a "C" or above in all MUS courses.

Program Curriculum

Program effective Fall 2018

General Education Requirements
COURSE ID TITLE CREDITS
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
Elective ART 101, ART 102, HIS 101, HIS 102 or any language course 3
Elective Quantitative Reasoning Elective (Students may not take MAT 103 or MAT 108 to fulfill this goal) 3 - 4
Elective CMS 110, CMS 120 or THA 105 3
Elective Scientific Reasoning Elective 4
Elective ART, DAN, ENG or THA course 3

 

Major Requirements
COURSE ID TITLE CREDITS
Applied Electives Guitar Class, Piano Class, Ensemble, or Private Lessons 2
Ensemble Choir, Chamber Choir, Jazz Lab Band, Jazz Performance Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Strings 1
Ensemble Choir, Chamber Choir, Jazz Lab Band, Jazz Performance Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Strings 1
Ensemble Choir, Chamber Choir, Jazz Lab Band, Jazz Performance Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Strings 1
Ensemble Choir, Chamber Choir, Jazz Lab Band, Jazz Performance Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Strings 1
MUS 140 Introduction to Digital Music Technology 3
MUS 150 or MUS 170 Guitar Class I or Piano Class I 1
MUS 151 or MUS 171 Guitar Class II or Piano Class I 1
MUS 210, MUS 211, MUS 212, MUS 213 or MUS 214 Music History for Majors (choose two courses) 6
MUS 221 Music Theory I 3
MUS 222 Music Theory II 3
MUS 231 Aural Theory I 3
MUS 232 Aural Theory II 3
MUS Elective Students may not use MUS 120 3

 

Electives
COURSE ID TITLE CREDITS
Electives* Electives 6
Total Program Credits: 60-61

*See advisor for specific course information/recommendations.