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Academic Catalog
   
    Apr 12, 2021  
Catalog 2020-2021 
    
Catalog 2020-2021

Arts and Sciences: Music, AA


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No. of Credits: 60

Contact: Stephen Johnson, Chair, Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education Division

This associate of arts program is designed for part- and full-time students with an interest in music. This option prepares students for transfer to a four-year Maryland state college or university. Students are encouraged to consult with the coordinator of music for the appropriate level of private instruction, ensemble, and coursework for transfer.

The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 45.

Career Opportunities:

music teacher, vocal or instrumental performer, musical theatre producer, music librarian, music historian, composer, music editor, conductor, music critic, arts administrator

About Private Instruction and Ensembles:

All students in the music program option must register for a music ensemble each semester. Additional lessons or ensembles may count as electives.

Private Instruction

The first number of each studio area represents the first semester of study; then register sequentially each semester:

Piano I-IV
MUS 1181 , MUS 1191 *, MUS 2181 *, MUS 2191 *
Voice I-IV
MUS 1182 , MUS 1192 *, MUS 2192 *, MUS 2192 *
Guitar I-IV
MUS 1183 , MUS 1193 *, MUS 2193 *, MUS 2193 *
Strings I-IV
MUS 1184 , MUS 1194 *, MUS 2184 *, MUS 2194 *
Brass I-IV
MUS 1185 , MUS 1195 *, MUS 2185 *, MUS 2195 *
Woodwinds I-IV
MUS 1186 , MUS 1196 *, MUS 2186 *, MUS 2196 *
Percussion IV
MUS 1187 , MUS 1197 *, MUS 2187 *, MUS 2197 *

College Ensembles

The course number represents your semester in the ensemble. Register for the first number your first semester, then register sequentially each semester. All ensembles meet every semester, except for Chamber Ensemble, which is offered on demand.

Concert Band I-IV
MUS 1011 *, MUS 1012 *,  MUS 1013  *, MUS 1014 *
Latin Ensemble I-IV
MUS 1030 *, MUS 1031 *, MUS 1032 *, MUS 1033 *
Chorale I-IV
MUS 1040 *, MUS 1041 *, MUS 1042 *, MUS 1043 *
Jazz Ensemble I-IV
MUS 1060 *, MUS 1061 *, MUS 1062 *, MUS 1063 *
Chamber Choir I-IV
MUS 1070 *, MUS 1071 *, MUS 1072 *, MUS 1073 *
Barbershop Harmony Chorus I-IV
MUS 1110 , MUS 1111 *, MUS 1112 *, MUS 1113 *

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will

  1. Demonstrate their understanding of the elements of written music theory and analysis with its accompanying aural components.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the various classical and vernacular musical traditions, styles, and literature in historical, cultural, and global contexts.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to apply their musical knowledge and experiences through private instruction and/or public solo or ensemble performance.
  4. Appraise and critique a variety of musical events and performances as observer and participant.

Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:


The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.

Music Ensemble (1 credit)


Acceptable: See College Ensembles listing above

Biological/physical sciences (4 credits)


Acceptable (lecture and matching lab):

Music Ensemble (1 credit)


Acceptable: See College Ensembles listing above

Social/behavioral sciences (3 credits)


Acceptable: 

See Gen Ed  Listing from subjects ECN, GRY, POL, PSY, or SOC

Music Electives (3 credits)


Acceptable: Any music course except MUS 1020  

Music Ensemble (1 credit)


Acceptable: See College Ensembles listing above

History (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Completion of this course meets the Cultural and Global Awareness requirement.

  • See Gen Ed  Listing and select any History course from within the Cultural and Global Awareness course list.

Social/behavioral sciences (3 credits)


Acceptable:

See Gen Ed  Listing from subjects ECN, GRY, POL, PSY, or SOC

Music Electives (3 credits)


Acceptable: Any music course except MUS 1020  

Music Ensemble (1 credit)


Acceptable: See College Ensembles listing above

Notes:


* Courses requiring a prerequisite or co-requisite   

****Pending MHEC approval

Course Indicators: English Composition (E), Arts (A), Cultural and Global Awareness (C), Humanities (H), Biological/Physical Sciences (S), Social/Behavioral Sciences (B), Mathematics (M)

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