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Performing Arts-Music (A.A.S.)–A two-year music concentration program that leads to the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is offered in Performing Arts. The curriculum also is transferable to four-year institutions and closely parallels the first two years of the BM degree in music. The degree may also lead directly to performance and other careers in the music industry. The Music Department is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. For acceptance, incoming students are required to audition on their major instrument (or voice) and take a test in written music theory, aural musicianship, and keyboard skills. Students may enter the program with deficiencies; however, appropriate noncredit courses are assigned in order to correct these deficiencies.

Departmental Requirements for A.A.S. Degree in Performing
Arts - Music:

  1. Four semesters of college-level theory
  2. Four semesters of college-level sight-singing
  3. Four semesters of keyboard harmony
  4. Four semesters of college-level applied music
  5. Four semesters of ensemble (chorus, orchestra, band, or percussion ensemble)
  6. One semester of music literature and two semesters of music history
  7. Additional requirements as described under Programs of Study


Applied Music Courses (a special fee will be charged for all courses.)
Requirements for Applied Music:

  1. Students must be matriculated in a music degree program.
  2. Students are required to perform on at least one recital each semester after reaching the second semester of college level study and also to attend a specified number of recitals and concerts each semester.
  3. Woodwind and brass instrument students must also be enrolled in Band.
  4. String instrument students must also be enrolled in Orchestra.
  5. Voice, keyboard and guitar students must also be enrolled in Chorus.
  6. Percussion students must also be enrolled in Percussion Ensemble.
  7. Percussion students in the third semester of college-level study (200 level) must also be enrolled in Band or Orchestra.
  8. Students are required to perform a jury exam at the end of each semester of applied music study.
  9. A failure in or withdrawal from the performing group will result in a failure or in a withdrawal from applied music.
  10. MUS 000 is a co-requisite for all applied music courses.
  11. Students in applied music must also be enrolled in music theory unless those requirements have already been met.

Course Descriptions: Online or PDF

Performing Arts-Music
A.A.S. Program
Hegis Code: 5610

Total Credits: 69-70

First Semester Credits
Applied Music ** 2
ENG 101 Composition I 3
MUS 000 Applied Music Master Class ** 0
MUS 117 Elements of Music I * 2
MUS 127 Keyboard Harmony I * 2
MUS 137 Sight-Singing I 2
Performing Organization ** 1
Social Science Elective 3
Total Semester Credits 15
   
Second Semester Credits
Applied Music ** 2
ENG 102 Composition II 3
MUS 000 Applied Music Master Class ** 0
MUS 104 Introduction to Music Literature 3
MUS 118 Elements of Music II * 2
MUS 128 Keyboard Harmony II * 2
MUS 138 Sight-Singing II 2
Performing Organization** 1
Total Semester Credits 15
   
Summer Session Credits
Mathematics Elective 3
Social Science Elective 3
Total Semester Credits 6
   
Third Semester Credits
Applied Music** 2
Laboratory Science Elective **** 4
MUS 000 Applied Music Master Class** 0
MUS 217 Elements of Music III* 2
MUS 227 Keyboard Harmony III* 1
MUS 237 Sight-Singing III 2
Music History Elective*** 3
PED Activity Course (s) 1
Performing Organization** 1
Total Semester Credits 16
   
Fourth Semester Credits
Applied Music** 2
HED Health Elective 2-3
Humanities Elective 3
MUS 000 Applied Music Master Class** 0
MUS 218 Elements of Music IV * 2
MUS 228 Keyboard Harmony IV * 1
MUS 238 Sight-Singing IV 2
MUS History Elective*** 3
PED Activity Course (s) 1
Performing Organization** 1
Total Semester Credits 17-18
*Co-requisites.
**Co-requisites: Appropriate performing organization is determined by instrument.
***Students must complete two of the following courses:
MUS 201 History of Western Music I,
MUS 204 History of Western Music II, or
MUS 208 History of Western Music III.
****Recommended:
GSS 106 Science of Sound and Music