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  Oct 20, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog

Music Performance, A.A.


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This curriculum is designed for students who plan to transfer into a Bachelor of Arts degree program with a major in music performance. A broad background in music theory, literature, keyboarding skills, aural skills, ensemble performance, and applied music instruction is offered at the community college level to provide a foundation for advanced study in music at a university. Transfer admission in music is competitive, and most universities require auditions and placement testing as part of the transfer admissions process.

Suggested Curriculum


I. General Education Core (37-38)


Area A: Communication (9 credits)


Area B: Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credits)


Select three courses from the list for Area B  with at least one course from humanities and one from fine arts, one English course numbered 200 or above is recommended.

Area C: Mathematics (3 credits)


Select one math course from the list for Area C .

Area D: Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credits)


Select one life science course and one physical science course from the list for Area B . One course must have a lab component.

Area E: Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credits)


Select three courses in at least two different disciplines from the list for Area E .

II. Area of Concentration/Major Field (24-25)


Take one musicianship course each term for a total of 16 credits.


Select from Ensemble Groups I-IV: Take one each term for a total of 4 credits.


Select from Applied Music Instruction I-IV (Private Music Lessons):


Take one each term for a total of 8 credits.

Required A.A. Degree Program Total: 62 credits


Each college and university has its own major requirements and transfer policies. Consult the schools you are considering and a PSC advisor to discuss courses and their transferability.

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