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Music (R): 054

Arts and Sciences A.A.

Revised:  Effective Semester- Spring 2012

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 MU 005 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 MU 161, MU 171, or MU 172, as assigned by the department.

The student normally takes 17–18 semester hours each semester for a total of 69–70 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.

 

General Education Requirements
Foundation Courses
EN 102 Critical Reading, Writing, and Research* (ENGF) 3
Health foundation 1
  Mathematics foundation 3
Distribution Courses    
Humanities distribution 3
Arts or humanities distribution 3
Behavioral and social sciences distribution 6
Natural sciences distribution with lab 4
  Natural sciences distribution  3-4
Program Requirements
MU 005 Applied Music Laboratory† 4
MU 106 Class Piano I 2
MU 107 Class Piano II 2
MU 115 Applied Music 2
MU 116 Applied Music 2
MU 123 Music Theory I 3
MU 124 Ear Training/Sightsinging I 2
MU 150 Music Theory II 3
MU 151 Ear Training/Sightsinging II 2
MU 215 Applied Music 2
MU 216 Applied Music 2
MU 226 Music Theory III 3
MU 227 Ear Training/Sightsinging III 2
MU 250 Music Theory IV 3
MU 251 Ear Training/Sightsinging IV 2
Major ensemble electives (MU 161, 171, or 172) 3
Total credit hours 65-66

* Students should check prerequisites for EN 102.

† Course must be taken four times for credit.

Program Outcomes for the Arts & Sciences A.A. Degree - Music

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

  • Demonstrate technical proficiency at a level that would be acceptable for transfer in a primary instrument or voice.
  • 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.
  • Comprehend what is required to successfully perform in a music ensemble and gain an understanding of what he or she must do in order to be prepared for rehearsal.
  • Demonstrate a level of proficiency in music 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.

Applied Music (8 credit hours)
Students will take MU 115, MU 116, MU 215, and MU 216.
Applied Music Laboratory (4 credit hours)
Students will take MU 005 four times.
Large Ensemble (4 credit hours)
Students will take MU 161, MU 171, and/or MU 172.
Music Theory (12 credit hours)
Students will take MU 123, MU 150, MU 226, and MU 250.
Ear Training and Sightsinging (8 credit hours)
Students will take MU 124, MU 151, MU 227, and MU 251.
Total credit hours 36
Program Outcomes for the Music Certificate

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

  • Demonstrate technical proficiency at a level that would be acceptable for transfer in a primary instrument or voice.
  • 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.
  • Comprehend what is required to successfully perform in a music ensemble and gain an understanding of what he or she must do in order to be prepared for rehearsal.
  • 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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