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Music - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

An Arts and Sciences Area of Study

Application Code 67

For curriculum information, contact the Arts and Humanities Division—Room HVPA 200—443-518-1480.

This curriculum is designed as a guide for students planning to transfer to a four-year institution that offers a bachelor’s degree in Music (Music Education, Performance, Musicology, Music Theory, Composition, or Jazz/Commercial Music). Students are advised to check the requirements of the institution to which they intend to transfer. The goal of the music area of study is to produce well-rounded musicians with demonstrable excellence in core musical knowledge, solo performance, and collaborative musicianship. Music majors are required to meet with a music faculty advisor in the music department for advising and assessment before registering.

Suggested Semester 1

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL 121College Composition

3

Gen Ed Core Mathematics Core Course

3

MUSC 110AMusic Theory I

3

MUSC 110PEar Training and Musicianship I

1

MUSC 114Keyboard Skills I

1

MUSC 117Applied Music I - Music Majors

2

MUSC 117LApplied Music I - Lab

0

MUSC 131Chorus I (Major Ensemble)

1

OR

MUSC 151Jazz Ensemble I (Major Ensemble)

1

OR

MUSC 181Instrumental Ensembles I (Major Ensemble)

1

Suggested Semester 2

Course NumberTitleCredits
Gen Ed Core Arts & Humanities Core Group B

3

Gen Ed Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group A

3

MUSC 139Introduction to Music Technology and Entrepreneurship

3

MUSC 111AMusic Theory II

3

MUSC 111PEar Training and Musicianship II

1

MUSC 115Keyboard Skills II

1

MUSC 118Applied Music II - Music Majors

2

MUSC 118LApplied Music II - Lab

0

MUSC 132Chorus II (Major Ensemble)

1

OR

MUSC 152Jazz Ensemble II (Major Ensemble)

1

OR

MUSC 182Instrumental Ensembles II (Major Ensemble)

1

Suggested Semester 3

Course NumberTitleCredits
Gen Ed Core Science Core Course

3

Gen Ed Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group B

3

MUSC 202Music Literature in Context I

3

MUSC 210AMusic Theory III

3

MUSC 210PEar Training and Musicianship III

1

MUSC 217Applied Music III - Music Majors

2

MUSC 217LApplied Music III - Lab

0

MUSC 133Chorus III (Major Ensemble)

1

OR

MUSC 153Jazz Ensemble III (Major Ensemble)

1

OR

MUSC 183Instrumental Ensembles III (Major Ensemble)

1

Suggested Semester 4

Course NumberTitleCredits
Gen Ed Core Science Core Course (must include lab)

4

Core Elective Any General Education Core Course

3

MUSC 203Music Literature in Context II

3

MUSC 211AMusic Theory IV

3

MUSC 211PEar Training and Musicianship IV

1

MUSC 218Applied Music IV - Music Majors

2

MUSC 218LApplied Music IV - Lab

0

MUSC 134Chorus IV (Major Ensemble)

1

OR

MUSC 154Jazz Ensemble IV (Major Ensemble)

1

OR

MUSC 184Instrumental Ensembles IV (Major Ensemble)

1

Total Credit Hours: 64

Major Ensembles at HCC include HCC Singers, HCC Student Jazz Ensemble, The Columbia Concert Band, and the Columbia Orchestra. All other ensembles are considered to be secondary or minor ensembles.

A graduate should be able to

  1. 1. Identify, understand, evaluate, and apply ethical reasoning as it applies to the field of Music.
  2. 2. Demonstrate self-confidence, motivation, intellectual curiosity, and open-mindedness.
  3. 3. Demonstrate National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) standards of musical performance (through applied music studies, ensembles, and master classes), as well as demonstrate ability in self-assessment and devise practicing strategy.
  4. 4. Demonstrate competency through application of knowledge learned in content-based areas of music theory and music literature, and in skill-based areas of ear training/sight singing and keyboard proficiency.