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Music Program Information

Courses

The music curriculum is designed to provide a thorough and high-quality course of study for the transferring music major, as well as opportunities for students in other fields to learn about music through courses and through participation in performing groups. Courses offered in the music curriculum meet major transfer requirements, and many also meet general education requirements in the arts and/or humanities. The curriculum includes courses in music performance, theory, history, and appreciation, as well as a variety of fine vocal and instrumental ensembles. Additionally, courses of instruction are offered in guitar, piano and voice.

Music Major Program

The department offers this program to qualified music students who wish to develop their performance abilities. Admission to the program is done by auditions, which are scheduled before the start of fall and spring semesters. Students must complete certain course requirements including specific classes in order to receive one-on-one vocal, instrumental, or piano instruction, the main concentrations of the program.

Music Transfer Degree

The Associate in Arts in Music for Transfer (AA-T in Music) is designed to provide a thorough and high-quality course of study for the transferring music major, as well as opportunities for students in other fields to learn about music through courses and through participation in performing groups. Courses offered in the music curriculum meet major transfer requirements, and many also meet general education requirements in the arts. The curriculum includes courses in music performance, theory, as well as a variety of fine vocal and instrumental ensembles. Additionally, courses of instruction are offered in guitar, piano, and voice.

Students in the major will receive leveled performance training on their given instrument with emphasis on technical skills and stylistic context. Instruction focuses on developing a connection with the expressive and creative self.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the music program, students will be able to

  • Demonstrate literacy in both music notation and discourse about music.
  • Develop an understanding of the historical and cultural context of musical style.
  • Demonstrate artistic and creative growth as a musician.


Potential Careers

Examples of careers in music include the following:

  • Accompanist
  • Agent
  • Arranger
  • Arts Attorney
  • Arts Journalist/Reviewer
  • Arts Management
  • Arts Marketing and Sales
  • Composer
  • Conductor
  • Contract Attorney
  • Copyist
  • Curator (Arts, Instruments and Manuscripts)
  • Editor
  • Foley Artist
  • Instrument Designer and Builder
  • Instrument Manufacturer
  • Instrument Repair
  • Intellectual Property Rights Attorney
  • Keyboard Technician
  • Music Consultant
  • Music Librarian
  • Music Psychology
  • Music Store Owner
  • Music Theoretician
  • Music Therapy
  • Musicologist
  • Organ Builder/Tuner/Technician
  • Part Preparer
  • Performer
  • Piano Tuner
  • Producer
  • Proofreader
  • Publisher
  • Sound and Stage Technician
  • Sound Designer
  • Sound Engineer
  • Teacher
  • Web Sound Designer