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Below is a list of courses that make up this degree. It is recommended that you meet with an academic advisor before registering for classes.
The Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Music degree is designed for students planning to transfer to four-year colleges and universities with majors in the Fine/Performing Arts. The degree is designed to prepare students to meet selective admission criteria for programs, such as the Bachelor of Music, which may require an audition. Embedded areas of emphasis include choral, instrumental, guitar and popular music performance.
Important information you’ll need when applying for admission:
- Field of Interest
- Visual and Performing Arts
- Associate Degree
- Academic Plan
- Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Music (DEG)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
- Program Notes
In most cases, courses used to satisfy the Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Music will apply to general university graduation requirements of related majors; however, students need to be aware of any specific lower division requirements of their intended focus at the university to be sure they select courses that will meet those requirements.
Some courses may require permission of instructor and/or audition for placement.
Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.
This program will be replaced by: AAFA/8313 Associate in Arts, Fine Arts, Emphasis in Music
Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges to earn a degree with this emphasis.
What You’ll Learn
This degree will help you gain the expertise needed to:
- Critically analyze music according to historical, cultural, and stylistic contexts in order to understand how musical composition changes over time and how it impacts current practice both in music creation and performance.
- Perform with an appropriate tone quality, pitch, rhythm, expression, and articulation/diction in a historically and stylistically informed manner.
- Use self-evaluation, critical feedback, and aural diagnosis to improve personal performance and instruction and that of others in both solo and group settings.
- Demonstrate an ability to use self-management and self-discipline to align personal choices and behaviors with the achievement of personal goals in the field of music.
- Demonstrate accountability and professionalism to prepare for further study in music.
- Communicate effectively in verbal, written, nonverbal, and expressive forms to musicians and laypersons.
- Collaborate with a diverse group of individuals to rehearse, perform, create, and instruct.
- Utilize technology to support composition, performance, instruction, and general communication.
- Explain how music reflects, shapes, creates, and disseminates culture.
- Locate and evaluate multiple sources of information to inform performance from varied historical contexts and genres.
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|MTC105||Music Theory I||3|
|MTC106||Aural Perception I||1|
|MTC155||Music Theory II||3|
|MTC156||Aural Perception II||1|
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|SPECIALIZATION 1: Classical Music Performance and Music Education|
|MTC205||Music Theory III||3|
|MTC206||Aural Perception III||1|
|MTC255||Music Theory IV||3|
|MTC256||Aural Perception IV||1|
|Class Piano Credits:||0-4|
|MUP131||Class Piano I||1|
|MUP132||Class Piano II||1|
|MUP231||Class Piano III||1|
|MUP232||Class Piano IV||1|
|(Student`s level and number of credits required for degree determined by piano instructor based on audition)||0-4|
|Large Music Ensembles Credits:||4|
|Choose any four (4) credits from the following list of Musical Ensemble courses based on area of emphasis. Any substitutions require official approval of program director.|
|MUP153||is recommended for Choral students (or, if unavailable, MUP150), MUP160 for Strings students (or, if unavailable, MUP159), MUP162 for Instrumental students (or, if unavailable, MUP161), MUP163 (limited to Jazz Big Bands) for Jazz students, MUP169 for students interested in transfer to Ottawa University for Guitar (or, if unavailable, any other approved ensemble), and MUP181 (limited to Piano Ensembles only) for Piano majors. Ensemble courses can be taken multiple times for credit.|
|MUP163||Jazz Ensemble 1 (Jazz Big Bands only)|
|MUP181||Chamber Music Ensembles 1 (Piano Ensemble only)|
|MUP217||Music Theatre: Broadway Solos||1|
|MUP273||Musical Theater Production||1|
|Related Area Credits:||4|
|Students should choose four (4) credits from the following list of options that best align with their academic and professional goals. Courses should be selected in consultation with an academic, faculty, or program advisor. Any MUE course(s) listed are recommended for Guitar and Instrumental students.|
|MUP250++||Survey of Diction||1|
|MUE107||Woodwinds Methods I||1|
|MUE207||Woodwinds Methods II||1|
|MUE108||Percussion Methods I||1|
|MUE208||Percussion Methods II||1|
|MUE109||Brass Methods I||1|
|MUE209||Brass Methods II||1|
|MUE110||Strings Methods I||1|
|MUE210||Strings Methods II||1|
|MTC+++ Any additional Music Theory course(s) not counted in Required Courses Area||3|
|MHL+++ Any additional Music Humanities course not counted in General Education courses area||3|
|SPECIALIZATION 2: Popular Performance|
|MUC109||Music Business: Content Creation and Copyright||3|
|MUC195||Studio Music Recording I (3) OR|
|MUC195AA||Studio Music Recording I (3) OR|
|MUC197||Live Sound Reinforcement I (3)||3|
|MUP101++||Private Instruction (1) (Must be completed for credit twice.) OR|
|MUP102++||Private Instruction (2)||2|
|MUP151++||Private Instruction (1) (Must be completed for credit twice.) OR|
|MUP152++||Private Instruction (2)||2|
|MUP201++||Private Instruction (1) (Must be completed for credit twice.) OR|
|MUP202++||Private Instruction (2)||2|
|MUP251++||Private Instructions (1) (Must be completed for credit twice.) OR|
|MUP252++||Private Instruction (2)||2|
|Performance Ensemble Credits:||4|
|Choose any four (4) credits from the following list of Musical Ensemble courses. Ensemble courses can be taken multiple times for credit. Select courses in consultation with an academic, faculty, or program advisor.|
|MUP154AA||Jazz Vocal Ensemble||1|
|MUP154AB||Jazz Vocal Ensemble||2|
|MUP181||Chamber Music Ensembles 1 (Jazz Combos)|
General Education Requirements
|A single course with an [HU], [SB], or [L] designation may also be used to satisfy the Oral Communication, Critical Reading, or Awareness Area ([C], [G] and/or [H]) requirement(s).|
|First-Year Composition [FYC]||Credits: 6|
|ENG101||First-Year Composition (3) OR|
|ENG107||First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND|
|ENG102||First-Year Composition (3) OR|
|ENG108||First-Year Composition for ESL (3)||6|
|Literacy and Critical Inquiry [L]||Credits: 3|
|Any approved general education course in the Literacy and Critical Inquiry [L] area.|
|Mathematics [MA]||Credits: 3-6|
|MAT140||College Mathematics (5) OR|
|MAT141||College Mathematics(4) OR|
|MAT142||College Mathematics (3) OR|
|MAT145||College Mathematics with Review (5) OR|
|MAT146||College Mathematics with Review (6) OR|
|Higher level mathematics [MA] course||3-6|
|Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications [CS]||Credits: 3|
|SPECIALIZATION 1: Classical Music Performance and Music Education:|
|Any approved general education course in the Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications [CS] area.|
|(Recommended: MTC180 Computer Literacy for Musicians 3)|
|SPECIALIZATION 2: Popular Performance|
|MTC180||Computer Literacy for Musicians||3|
|Humanities, Arts and Design [HU]||Credits: 6|
|MHL194||Music and Culture (3) (Recommended for students transferring to ASU) OR|
|MHL241||Music History and Literature to 1750 (3) (Recommended for students transferring to Ottawa/NAU)|
|Any additional MHL+++ Music: History/Literature course with [HU] designation (3)||6|
|Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB]||Credits: 6|
|Any approved general education courses in the Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] area.|
|Natural Sciences [SG]/[SQ]||Credits: 8|
|Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences (Quantitative) [SQ] area (4) AND|
|Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences (Quantitative) [SQ] area or the Natural Sciences (General) [SG] area (4).||8|
|Awareness Areas||Credits: 0-6|
|These requirements may be shared with Core Requirements.|
|Cultural Diversity in the US [C]||Credits: 0-3|
|Historical/Global Awareness [H]/[G]||Credits: 0-3|
|Any approved general education course in the Global Awareness [G] or Historical Awareness [H] area.|
|MCCCD Additional Requirements|
|MCCCD Additional Requirements||Credits: 0-6|
|Courses in this area may also be applied to the AGEC Core Requirements. To minimize total credits required for degree and maximize transferable credits, it is recommended that courses be selected that meet more than one requirement wherever possible.|
|Oral Communication||Credits: 0-3|
|COM100||Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR|
|COM110||Interpersonal Communication (3) OR|
|COM225||Public Speaking (3) OR|
|COM230||Small Group Communication (3)||0-3|
|Critical Reading||Credits: 0-3|
|CRE101||College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR|
|Equivalent as indicated by assessment (0)||0-3|
Meet with an Advisor
Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out a program and career path that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.
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