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Catalog 2013-2014 
Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Arts and Sciences: Music, AA

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No. of Credits: 61

Contact: R. Brown, Chair, Communication, Arts, and Humanities Division

This associate of arts program option** is designed for part- and full-time students with a specific interest in one of two concentrations: 1) music performance, or 2) musical studies (music theory, music history, composition, or education). This option prepares students for a specific concentration at 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. Students in the performance concentration must register for two semesters of private instruction. 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 *
Chamber Ensemble I-II
MUS 1050 *, MUS 1051 *
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.

Sample Schedule for Performance Concentration

Fourth Semester

Sample Schedule for Musical Studies Concentration


* Courses requiring a prerequisite

** Program option

*** special criteria for required general education courses

**** Pending MHEC approval

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