Associate in Fine Arts - Music degree

The Associate in Arts-Music degree is a two-year program that prepares students to continue in baccalaureate programs in music education, music performance, composition, music therapy, music theory, and musicology. The A.A. Music degree focuses on the first two years of liberal arts coursework needed for a baccalaureate degree in music, including music theory coursework, lessons, and ensembles. Music majors take 31-35 credit hours of music classes, along with two semesters of foreign language classes and a general education core, for a total of 62-65 credit hours.

Each semester, music majors enroll in an Ensemble and Applied Lessons. Students have an individual lesson and also participate in a weekly Repertoire Class as a group. Music majors also take Harmony, Sight Singing & Ear Training, and Keyboard Harmony classes each semester. Harmony classes teach the written music theory skills needed to analyze and compose music. Sight Singing & Ear Training classes teach students to recognize and notate what they hear, and sing using solfege syllables at sight. Keyboard Harmony classes teach functional piano skills and techniques, such as scales, chord progressions, harmonization, and transposition at the keyboard. Music majors also take one music survey course, such as Women in Music, Music Appreciation, or Popular American Music.

 

SAMPLE Schedule for Associate in Arts – Music degree

 

FIRST YEAR
Fall 1 Spring 1
Harmony I, MUS 111 3.0 Harmony II, MUS 112 3.0
Keyboard Harmony I, MUS 109 1.0 Keyboard Harmony II, MUS 113 1.0
Sight Singing and Ear Training, MUS 110 1.0 Sight Singing and Ear Training, MUS 114 1.0
Applied Lessons in primary instrument 2.0 Applied Lessons in primary instrument 2.0
Repertoire Class 0.0 Repertoire Class 0.0
Ensemble 1.0 Ensemble 1.0
College Writing, ENG 101 3.0 College Writing, ENG 102 3.0
Dance/Physical Education requirement 1.0 Humanities requirement 3.0
College Algebra or higher 3.0 Science plus Lab requirement 4.0
Total Fall 1 15.0 Total Spring 1 18.0
Fall 2 Spring 2
Harmony III, MUS 211 3.0 Harmony IV, MUS 212 3.0
Keyboard Harmony III, MUS 209 1.0 Keyboard Harmony IV, MUS 213 1.0
Sight Singing and Ear Training, MUS 210 1.0 Sight Singing and Ear Training, MUS 210 1.0
Applied lessons in primary instrument 2.0 Applied lessons in primary instrument 2.0
Repertoire Class 0.0 Repertoire Class 0.0
Ensemble 1.0 Ensemble 1.0
Dance/Physical Education requirement 1.0 Music Survey Course 3.0
Social Science requirement 3.0 Foreign Language requirement 4.0
Foreign Language requirement 4.0
Total Fall 2 16.0 Total Spring 2 15.0
Total degree requirement credits: 37-43
Total including gen education core requirements and degree: 62-65

 

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