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Music (R): 054

Arts and Sciences AA

The music curriculum is designed for the student who plans (1) to earn the bachelor of arts degree with a major in music; (2) to earn the bachelor of music education degree; (3) to earn the bachelor of music degree with a major in performance, theory-composition, or history-literature; or (4) to seek employment upon completion of the A.A. Montgomery College is a community college member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

Completion of all requirements for this track will lead to the award of the A.A. in arts and sciences. In addition to the specific course sequence outlined in this section, the following department requirements must be met:

1. Music majors enrolled in applied music courses must also register for MUSC 150 Applied Music Laboratory.

2. Students receiving the A.A. must perform in a graduation recital.

3. All applied music students must register each semester for MUSC 163, MUSC 166 or other ensemble as assigned by the department.

The student normally takes 16-17 semester hours each semester for a total of 65-66 semester hours. The actual courses taken each semester will be selected by the student in consultation with a music adviser. Courses are selected from those general subjects required for graduation (General Education foundation and distribution requirements) and those necessary for acquiring musical knowledge (music requirements).

Anyone wishing to major in music at Montgomery College must first complete an audition interview with a full-time faculty member in the Department of Music. A suggested course sequence for full-time students follows; part-time students as well as full-time students must consult an adviser from the department before registering for music classes.

 

First Semester
MUSC ###
Large Ensemble  1
MUSC 141 Class Piano I 2
MUSC 147 Applied Music 2
MUSC 150 Applied Music Laboratory * 1
MUSC 190 Music Theory I 3
MUSC 194
Ear-Training and Sight/Singing I
2
 Behavioral and social sciences distribution
3
 Mathematics foundation
3
Second Semester
ENGL 102 Critical Reading, Writing, and Research (ENGF)† 3
MUSC ### Large Ensemble 1
MUSC 142 Class Piano II 2
MUSC 148
Applied Music 2
MUSC 150 Applied Music Laboratory   1
MUSC 191 Music Theory II 3
MUSC 195
Ear Training and Sight/Singing II
2
 Behavioral and social sciences distribution
3
Third Semester
MUSC ### Large Ensemble  1
MUSC 150 Applied Music Laboratory 1
MUSC 215 Applied Music
2
MUSC 233 Music Theory III 3
MUSC 237
Ear Training and Sight/Singing III2
Arts or humanities distribution
3
 Natural sciences distribution with lab
4
Fourth Semester
MUSC 150 Applied Music Laboratory  1
MUSC 216 Applied Music 2
MUSC 234 Music Theory IV 3
MUSC 238 Ear Training and Sight/Singing IV 2
Health foundation 1
  Humanities distribution 3
 Natural science distribution
3-4
Total Credit Hours 65-66

* Course must be taken four times for credit.

† Students should check prerequisites for ENGL 102.

### Check with the department for course selections which include Jazz Ensemble, World, ensemble, Chorus, and Orchestra

Program Outcomes for the Arts & Sciences AA Degree - Music

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of the fundamentals of music theory from basic notation and ear training through part writing and macroanalysis at the sophomore level.
  • Identify musical periods and styles from the Middle Ages to the present.
  • Demonstrate a level of proficiency in music performance/education for transfer to a four-year program in music or for work in a variety of music related careers.

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Music Certificate (R): 204

The music certificate curriculum consists of music courses that are required in music major programs at professionally accredited colleges, universities, and conservatories. It is intended for students who wish to transfer to these institutions. Students would be advised to take approximately 30 additional credits chosen to match the first two years of the program into which they plan to transfer.

Program Requirements
Applied Music (8 credit hours)
Students will take MUSC 147, MUSC 148, MUSC 215, and MUSC 216.
Applied Music Laboratory (4 credit hours)
Students will take MUSC 191 four times.
Large Ensemble (4 credit hours)
Students will take MUSC 166, and/or MUSC 163.
Music Theory (12 credit hours)
Students will take MUSC 190, MUSC 191, MUSC 233, and MUSC 234.
Ear Training and Sightsinging (8 credit hours)
Students will take MUSC 194, MUSC 195, MUSC 237, and MUSC 238.
Total credit hours 36
Program Outcomes for the Music Certificate

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:


  • Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of the fundamentals of music theory from basic notation and ear training through part writing and macroanalysis at the sophomore level.
  • Identify musical periods and styles from the middle ages to the presents.
  • Demonstrate a level of proficiency in music for transfer to a 4 year program in music or for work in a variety of music related careers.

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Refer to course description pages to identify courses with prerequisites.
Courses in italics meet General Education requirements
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