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 AA Music Degree

 

Year 1 Fall Spring
Harmony I 3 Harmony II 3
Keyboard Harmony I 1 Keyboard Harmony II 1
Sight Singing & Ear Training I 1 Sight Singing & Ear Training II 1
Applied Lessons in primary instrument 2 Applied Lessons in primary instrument 2
Repertoire Class 0 Repertoire Class 0
Ensemble 1 Ensemble 1
College Writing I 3 College Writing II 3
Dance/PE Requirement 1 Humanities Requirement 3
College Algebra or higher 3 Science plus Lab Requirement 4
Total: 15 Total: 18
Year 2 Fall Spring
Harmony III 3 Harmony IV 3
Keyboard Harmony III 1 Keyboard Harmony IV 1
Sight Singing & Ear Training III 1 Sight Singing & Ear Training IV 1
Applied Lessons in primary instrument 2 Applied Lessons in primary instrument 2
Repertoire Class 0 Repertoire Class 0
Ensemble 1 Ensemble 1
Dance/PE Requirement 1 Music Survey Course 3
Social Science Requirement 3 Foreign Language Requirement 4
Foreign Language Requirement 4
Total: 16 Total: 15

 

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