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2009 - 2010 General Catalog

 

 

Associate of Arts in Music

Learning Outcomes:

Recipients of the Associate of Arts in Music will have demonstrated

  1. comprehension of tonal music theory, aural theory skills, and Twentieth-Century theoretical concepts;
  2. proficiency in performance abilities on a primary instrument or voice;
  3. comprehension of the basic historical significance and development of Western Art music from the middle ages to the present;
  4. basic proficiency in performance skills on piano; and
  5. successful communication within the music environment using verbal, written, and basic computer literacy skills.

Required courses for Associate of Arts in Music:

Freshman Year
First Semester Hours
ENGL 101: Composition & Rhetoric I 3
MATH 102: College Algebra 3
MUSC 112: Ear Training/SS I 1
MUSC 122: Music Theory I* 3
MUSC 110: Class Piano I 1
Approved Music Elective** 2
Approved Music Elective** 1
  14
   
Second Semester Hours
ENGL 102: Composition & Rhetoric II 3
MUSC 113: Ear Training/SS II 1
MUSC 123: Music Theory II 3
MUSC 111: Class Piano II 1
Approved Music Elective** 2
Approved Music Elective** 1
Humanities Elective 3
Behavioral/Social Science Elective 3
    17
     
Sophomore Year
First Semester Hours
MUSC 212: Ear Training/SS III 1
MUSC 222: Music Theory III 3
MUSC 220: Historical Survey 3
Approved Music Elective** 2
Approved Music Elective** 2
Approved Music Elective** 1
Natural Science Elective 3
  15
   
Second Semester Hours
MUSC 213: Ear Training/SS IV 1
MUSC 223: Music Theory IV 3
Approved Music Elective** 2
Approved Music Elective** 2
Approved Music Elective** 1
Behavioral/Social Science Elective 3
Natural Science Elective 3
  15
     
Total credit hours 61

Students must meet prerequisites before taking any given course.

Students must establish computer competency to complete degree requirements either by passing a computer competency examination or taking CIS 105.

Students must establish oral communication competency to complete degree requirements either by passing a SPCH 110 competency examination or taking SPCH 110.

*Fine Arts Elective

**To be selected from Applied Lessons and Primary Performance Ensembles of Concert Band or Concert Choir.

It is strongly suggested that students also enroll in Basic Conducting.

Additional Requirements for the Associate of Arts in Music Degree:

Music majors will perform a freshman (second semester) and sophomore (fourth semester) solo recital.

Music majors are expected to pass the Piano Proficiency at the end of their fourth semester of piano study (Class Piano I & II and two semesters of applied piano). Successful or unsuccessful completion of this barrier exam will be noted in the student's file.

Music majors are required to perform on student recitals each semester. This also includes the applied instruments for which they are enrolled other than their primary instrument.

Music majors are required to take a music theory placement exam prior to enrolling in MUSC 122 - Music Theory I for proper advising in the music theory sequence.

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