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2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Music (A.S.)

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Program Advisor: Contact Camille Nies, 371-5346 ( or Pam Valdez, 371-5207 (

Associate in Science
Major Code - MUSI.AS

Prepares students interested in Music for transfer to a university.

Program Requirements 

General Education Requirements (26 Semester Hours)

Students shall complete the general education core curriculum in effect at the institution to which they plan to transfer and earn the baccalaureate degree.

Mathematics - 3 Hours

Life & Physical Sciences/Institutional - 8 Hours

Creative Arts - 3 Hours

MUEN (Ensembles)

One ensemble per semester for 4 semesters

MUAP 12XX, 12XX, 22XX, 22XX

  • Instrument/Voice
  • 4 semesters private instruction in the student’s major area


  • 4 semesters
  • Students may take MUSI 1181 and 1182, Piano Class I and II, plus 2 semesters of private piano instruction; or students with sufficient keyboard skills may opt to take 4 semesters of private piano instruction. If piano is declared as the major instrument, then the student must choose another instrument or voice as a secondary area of applied study.

Recommended Courses (2 Semester Hours)

Students will be advised based on the university to which they plan to transfer.

Total (60 Semester Hours)

Individual Instruction

Individual instruction available in violin, viola, cello, double bass, electric bass (not as major instrument), flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone, baritone, tuba, percussion, guitar, organ, piano, harp, voice, and independent study, depending upon availability of faculty. One 30-minute lesson per week for one semester hour credit; one 60-minute lesson per week for two semester hours credit.

All music majors must declare a particular instrument (or voice) as their major performance area, and take applied (private) instruction in their chosen area for a minimum of four semesters. Music majors are also required to study piano for four semesters as a minor area of performance; (majors declaring piano as their major performance area must choose a different instrument/voice as the minor area). Majors are expected to already possess basic technical and musical skills in their chosen major area; those students not possessing the requisite skills, as determined by the music faculty, must remain in freshman level applied music (MUAP 12XX) for their particular instrument/voice, until approved by the applied instructor for the sophomore level.

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