The Associate in Arts for Transfer in Music prepares students with a strong base of knowledge and skills that will serve as a foundation for further study and completion of the baccalaureate degree. Students majoring in music complete a series of university-transferable courses in the areas of musicianship, music theory, individual performance, and ensemble performance. Fundamental to the study of music is the performance of music. Upon entering the program, the student declares a primary performance medium (instrument or voice) and is assigned an applied instructor with whom the student meets regularly throughout the program. In addition to individual performance, ensemble performance is fundamental for the developing musician.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
Demonstrate proficient keyboard skills.
Demonstrate proficient aural skills.
Demonstrate the skills required to perform at a proficient level in any size ensemble and as a soloist.
Demonstrate proficient written theory skills.
Demonstrate an understanding of the standards required to be a successful professional musician.
Students are advised to double-count courses in the major or area of emphasis to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of both major/area of emphasis and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.