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Music, Associate in Arts

Curriculum VPA.MUS.AA (U224A51)

Series of courses designed to offer all of the required freshman- and sophomore-level music course work for students planning to pursue a Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Music Education degree at senior institutions.

All incoming music students are strongly recommended to take a Music theory proficiency test administered by the ETRC, in Room M-142 and evaluated by the Music faculty. This examination will determine placement in Music courses. All students are encouraged to participate in large ensembles.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:

At the successful completion of the Associate in Arts Degree (Music) emphasis, the graduate will be able to:

  • analyze a selection from the Common Practice period of Western music literature in order to display understanding of standard diatonic harmonic progression;
  • proficiently compose a contrapuntal work displaying proper part writing, rhythmic beaming, and voice leading;
  • describe characteristics of the most common musical periods, styles, and genres found in Western art music;
  • proficiently compose a work using standard music notation software, such as Sibelius or Finale; and
  • perform selections from standard literature with college level proficiency in a primary musical instrument or voice.

Semester One:

Course NumberTitleCredits
MUS 105Theory of Music I #

3 credits

MUS 115Sight-Singing and Ear Training I #

1 credit

MUS 135Keyboard Musicianship I #

1 credit

RHT 101Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I #

3 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Applied Music—Major area chosen from:

Course NumberTitleCredits
MUS 179Applied Music - Instrumental

1 credit

OR

MUS 181Applied Music - Voice

1 credit

 

MUS 180Applied Music - Piano

1 credit

Music Ensemble: (1 semester credit)

Chosen from:

Course NumberTitleCredits
MUS 250Concert Band

1 credit

MUS 253Ensemble #

1 credit

MUS 262Choral Ensemble

1 credit

MUS 266Jazz Band

1 credit

Total Credit Hours:14

Semester Two:

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 101Quantitative Literacy #

3 credits

OR

MAT 102Liberal Arts Mathematics #

3 credits

 

MUS 106Theory of Music II #

3 credits

MUS 116Sight-Singing & Ear Training II #

1 credit

RHT 102Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II #

3 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Applied Music—Major area chosen from:

Course NumberTitleCredits
MUS 179Applied Music - Instrumental

1 credit

OR

MUS 181Applied Music - Voice

1 credit

 

MUS 180Applied Music - Piano

1 credit

Music Ensemble: (one semester credit)

Chosen from:

Course NumberTitleCredits
MUS 250Concert Band

1 credit

MUS 253Ensemble #

1 credit

MUS 262Choral Ensemble

1 credit

MUS 266Jazz Band

1 credit

Total Credit Hours:16

Semester Three:

Course NumberTitleCredits
MUS 207Theory of Music III #

3 credits

MUS 215Introduction to Music History #

3 credits

MUS 217Sight Singing and Ear Training III #

1 credit

SPE 101Principles of Effective Speaking #

3 credits

General education/Physical and Life Science

3 credits

Music Ensemble: (one semester credit)

Chosen from:

Course NumberTitleCredits
MUS 250Concert Band

1 credit

MUS 253Ensemble #

1 credit

MUS 262Choral Ensemble

1 credit

MUS 266Jazz Band

1 credit

Total Credit Hours:14

Semester Four:

Course NumberTitleCredits
MUS 208Theory of Music IV #

3 credits

MUS 218Sight-Singing & Ear Training IV #

1 credit

General education/Humanities and Fine Arts

3 credits

General education/Physical and Life Science

4 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Applied Music—Major area chosen from:

Course NumberTitleCredits
MUS 179Applied Music - Instrumental

1 credit

OR

MUS 180Applied Music - Piano

1 credit

OR

MUS 181Applied Music - Voice

1 credit

Music Ensemble: (one semester credit)

Chosen from:

Course NumberTitleCredits
MUS 250Concert Band

1 credit

MUS 253Ensemble #

1 credit

MUS 262Choral Ensemble

1 credit

MUS 266Jazz Band

1 credit

Total Credit Hours:16

General education requirements:

AA degree

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:37-40

Music courses or other electives for AA degree

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:20-23

Notes:

  • MUS 105◊, MUS 115◊ and MUS 135◊ should be taken concurrently. It is recommended that students without a keyboard background should enroll in MUS 135◊ in the first semester.
  • Students who elect MUS 180◊, Applied Music-Piano, as their major applied area, can satisfy their remaining applied Music requirement with any other applied Music area.

See MUS course descriptions.

Students are encouraged to participate in the Triton Jazz Band and the Triton Concert Band.

Chairperson: Dennis McNamara, Ext. 3597