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Certificate of Technical Studies in Music

Learning Outcomes:

Recipients of the Certificate of Technical Studies in Music will have demonstrated:

  1. comprehension of basic tonal music theory and aural theory skills and concepts;
  2. basic fundamental performance skills 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 fundamental performance skills on piano; and
  5. successful communication within the music environment using verbal, written, and basic computer literacy skills.

Required courses for the Certificate of Technical Studies in Music:

First Semester Hours
ENGL 101: Composition and Rhetoric I 3
MUSC 110: Class Piano I 1
MUSC 112: Ear Training/Sight Singing I 1
MUSC 122: Music Theory I 3
MUSC 120: Music Appreciation 3
MUSC Approved Music Ensemble * 1
MUSC Approved Studio Lesson ** 2
Second Semester Hours
CIS 105: Computer Concepts 3
ENGL 102: Composition and Rhetoric II 3
  Approved Humanities Elective *** 3
MUSC 111: Class Piano II 1
MUSC 113: Ear Training/Sight Singing II 1
MUSC 123: Music Theory II 3
MUSC Approved Music Ensemble * 1
MUSC Approved Studio Lesson ** 2
Total for Certificate 31
Students must meet prerequisites before taking any given course.
Students must make a C or higher in all courses which satisfy graduation requirements in order to receive the Certificate of Technical Studies in Music from BPCC.
Students must meet the general education competencies for the academic certificate.

* Approved Music Ensembles

MUSC 140 Concert Band
MUSC 144 Jazz Ensemble
MUSC 148 Concert Choir

** Approved Studio Lessons

MUSC 230 Applied Piano
MUSC 231 Applied Voice
MUSC 232 Applied Flute
MUSC 233 Applied Oboe
MUSC 234 Applied Clarinet
MUSC 235 Applied Bassoon
MUSC 236 Applied Saxophone
MUSC 237 Applied Trumpet
MUSC 238 Applied Horn
MUSC 239 Applied Trombone
MUSC 240 Applied Tuba / Euphonium
MUSC 241 Applied Percussion
MUSC 242 Applied Classical Guitar

*** Humanities elective must be chosen from

ENGL 201, ENGL 202, ENGL 255, ENGL 256; FREN 101, FREN 102; HIST 101, HIST 102, HIST 103, HIST 104, HIST 201, HIST 202, HIST 203; RLGN 201, RLGN 202; SPAN 101, SPAN 102, or SPAN 201

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