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2018-2019 College Catalog 
2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music AA

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Program Description

This program is designed to create a solid musical foundation in our students enabling them to transfer into four-year colleges and universities to pursue a baccalaureate degree in music. The program is also an appropriate course of study for individuals preparing for one of the many careers in music which do not require a baccalaureate degree or for personal enrichment. Skill enhancement and depth are provided by course work in applied music performance ensembles, music theory, music literature, keyboard, computer music composition, and private lessons. Students have the opportunity to broaden the scope of their classroom education by participation in performance groups including the Concert Choir, Show Choir, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra, and chamber ensembles.

For More Information Contact:
School of Visual and Performing Arts
Southeast Campus:  (918) 595-7752

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Perform music from a variety of styles and historic periods.
  • Communicate about music as it relates to cultural history, theory, and performance practice.
  • Interpret music as experienced both as a performer and listener.
  • Analyze musical structures from the common practice period through the early 20th century.
  • Construct musical structures from the common practice period through the early 20th century.


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Degree Requirements

View a semester-by-semester course plan of study and information on transferring this degree to other colleges and universities on the Music Degree Map.  

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 28

(Additional General Education Requirements are satisfied through Specialized Course Requirements.)

Humanities 6 Hours

See the General Education Requirements  page for the course list.

Mathematics 3 hours

Science 7 hours

See the General Education Requirements  page for the course list.  One course must be a laboratory science (L).

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 35-43

Applied Music Lessons on Primary Instrument 8 hours

Music majors at four-year colleges/universities are required to take 2 credit hours of private instruction per 16-week term.

Performance Ensemble 4 hours

A Music major must enroll in at least one of these each 16-week term. Substitutions may be made only with Dean’s approval.

Recital Class

A Music major is required to have four semesters of transcripted Recital Class.

Total Credit Hours: 63-71

To receive an A.A. or A.S. degree, students must demonstrate computer proficiency.
Scholarships may be available. Please contact the Music office at 595-8698.

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