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Music - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

AN ARTS AND SCIENCES AREA OF CONCENTRATION

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 concentration 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

MUSA 122Music Theory I

3

MUSA 123Ear Training and Musicianship I

1

MUSA 126Keyboard Skills I

1

MUSP 117Applied Music I - Music Majors

2

MUSP 117LApplied Music I - Lab

0

Gen Ed Core Mathematics - Quantitative Reasoning Core

3

Select one of the following:

Course NumberTitleCredits
MUSP 131HCC Chorus I

1

MUSP 151Jazz Ensemble I

1

MUSP 161Percussion Ensemble I

1

MUSP 162Columbia Concert Band I

1

MUSP 163Columbia Orchestra I

1

MUSP 164Chamber Orchestra I

1

Suggested Semester 2

Course NumberTitleCredits
MUSA 124Music Theory II

3

MUSA 125Ear Training and Musicianship II

1

MUSA 127Keyboard Skills II

1

MUSA 140Introduction to Music Technology and Entrepreneurship

3

MUSP 118Applied Music II - Music Majors

2

MUSP 118LApplied Music II - Lab

0

Gen Ed Core Social & Behavioral Sciences - Critical & Creative Thinking Core

3

Gen Ed Core Biological & Physical Sciences - Scientific Reasoning Core

3

Select one of the following:

Course NumberTitleCredits
MUSP 132HCC Chorus II

1

MUSP 152Jazz Ensemble II

1

MUSP 171Percussion Ensemble II

1

MUSP 172Columbia Concert Band II

1

MUSP 173Columbia Orchestra II

1

MUSP 174Chamber Orchestra II

1

Suggested Semester 3

Course NumberTitleCredits
MUSA 201Music Literature in Context I

3

MUSA 222Music Theory III

3

MUSA 223Ear Training and Musicianship III

1

MUSP 217Applied Music III - Music Majors

2

MUSP 217LApplied Music III - Lab

0

Gen Ed Core Biological & Physical Sciences - Scientific Reasoning Core w/ Lab

4

Gen Ed Core Information Literacy Core

3

Select one of the following:

Course NumberTitleCredits
MUSP 231HCC Chorus III

1

MUSP 251Jazz Ensemble III

1

MUSP 261Percussion Ensemble III

1

MUSP 262Columbia Concert Band III

1

MUSP 263Columbia Orchestra III

1

MUSP 264Chamber Orchestra III

1

Suggested Semester 4

Course NumberTitleCredits
MUSA 202Music Literature in Context II

3

MUSA 224Music Theory IV

3

MUSA 225Ear Training and Musicianship IV

1

MUSP 218Applied Music IV - Music Majors

2

MUSP 218LApplied Music IV - Lab

0

Gen Ed Core Arts & Humanities - Oral Communication Core

3

Gen Ed Core Social & Behavioral Sciences - Global Competency Core

3

Select one of the following:

Course NumberTitleCredits
MUSP 232HCC Chorus IV

1

MUSP 252Jazz Ensemble IV

1

MUSP 271Percussion Ensemble IV

1

MUSP 272Columbia Concert Band IV

1

MUSP 273Columbia Orchestra IV

1

MUSP 274Chamber Orchestra IV

1

A graduate should be able to

  1. Identify, understand, evaluate, and apply ethical reasoning as it applies to the field of Music.
  2. Demonstrate self-confidence, motivation, intellectual curiosity, and open-mindedness.
  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. 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.

Total Credit Hours: 64

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