2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Apr 25, 2024  
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, AA [MUS-AA, 60 Total Credits]


  1. Demonstrate fluency in the written language of music, including the ability to read and write in multiple clefs, recognize and construct various musical devices including chords, scales, intervals, rhythms, and harmonization in traditional and contemporary styles.

  2. Demonstrate literacy in the historical styles of music, including the ability to recognize Western musical forms and styles from the Middle Ages through the twentieth century.

  3. Acquire broad experience in applied music, through piano proficiency examinations, private instruction on voice or an instrument, and required ensemble participation.

  4. Demonstrate expanded knowledge of diversity and technology, issues which have significant impact upon the ever-changing fields of music history, theory, and performance.

General Education Requirements (34 Credits)

Mathematics (3 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level MATH course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

Recommended: MATH 120 or 120E.

English Composition (6-8 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level ENG course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

Literature (3 Credits)

Recommended: ENG 223.

Analytical Reasoning (3 Credits)

Recommended: PHIL 102.

Natural Science (6-7 Credits)

Choose two courses; one must include a lab.

Recommended: BIOL 122 and GEOG 103.

Social Science (9 Credits)

Choose three courses; each course must be from a different discipline.

Recommended: ANTH 101 and ECON 100 and PSY 101.

Values and Diversity

All students MUST fulfill this requirement. Course chosen may also be used to fulfill the corresponding general education or special program requirements.

Recommended: ENG 223 or ANTH 101 or PSY 101.

Private Lessons (4-8 Credits)

Private Lessons (MUSA 101-146, MUSA 201-246)

Ensemble (3 - 4 Credits)

Ensemble (MUSE 101-166)

Piano Proficiency Exam (0 Credits)

Required for Graduation

Concert Attendance (0 Credits)

Required: Four semesters of concert attendance