Associate in Arts, Fine Arts (AAFA) - Music Music Performance and Education, Vocal/Choral Emphasis

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Field of Interest: Visual and Performing Arts

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Singing is one of the oldest and most relatable forms of art. Its diverse nature brings together people of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds. Its appeal charmed you at a young age, and now you want to develop your talents and help other children appreciate the rich art of choir singing.

MCC’s coursework in music education provides you with musical skills covering a variety of topics, including music theory, choral performance, voice composition, conducting, vocal methods, and music history. Your career in this wonderful and rewarding profession starts here.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Associate Degree / University Transfer
Academic Plan
Associate in Arts, Fine Arts (AAFA) - Music (AA)
Academic Plan Code
8104
Total Credits Required
67-85
Catalog Year
2019-2020

Transfer Options

This pathway map can lead to multiple transfer options.

A list of available transfer options for the Music Performance and Education, Vocal/Choral Emphasis program
Transfer Partner Degree Type Transfer Program
Ottawa University Bachelor of Arts Secondary Education - Music
Northern Arizona University Bachelor of Music Education Music Secondary Education (Choral - Emphasis)
Arizona State University Bachelor of Music Music Education (BMUS)

What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Apply a rich, thorough, and varied understanding of style, idioms, and characteristics of music genres and human physiology to performance and teaching. (ISLO CO, CT, CE, & CG)
  2. Apply a fundamental understanding of music theory, music history, diction, and music methods to teach a diverse group of individuals in a private or group setting at developmentally appropriate levels. (ISLO CO, CT, CE, & CG)
  3. Apply an understanding of diverse, historically and culturally informed musical experiences to perform, compose, and instruct a variety of music genres in varied settings. (ISLO CO, CT, CE, & CG)
  4. Utilize technology to enhance composition, performance, and instruction. (ISLO CO, CT, CE, & CG)
  5. Create physical metaphors to communicate the desired sound, mood, and/or style. (ISLO CO, CT, CE, & CG)
  6. Communicate the emotion, mood, and style of the music to inform performance. (ISLO CO, CT, CE, & CG)
  7. Collaborate with a diverse group of individuals to rehearse, perform, create, and instruct. (ISLO CO, CT, CE & CG)
  8. Create and implement effective planning and instruction to organize lessons and rehearsals. (ISLO CO, CT, CE, & CG)
  9. Apply a rich, thorough, and varied understanding of style, idioms, and characteristics of music genres to composition. (ISLO CO, CT, CE, & CG)

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers

$66,397

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include CPD150, CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

A list of additional requirements for this pathway map
Awareness Areas
  • In addition to the requirements identified in the sequence below, students must complete the following awareness areas if not otherwise met by other program requirements:
    • Cultural [C] and
    • Global [G] or Historical [H]
  • Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MUP102++ Any MUP102 Vocal/Choral Private Instruction 2
MUP131 Class Piano I MUP131 credits will be reduced from 2 to 1 Effective Fall 2019
Requirement may be waived through demonstrated proficiency
0–1
MTC105 Music Theory I Critical course 3
MTC106 Aural Perception I Critical course Gateway course 1
MTC180 or
CS value or
MAT141 or
MAT142
Computer Literacy for Musicians or Any Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Application [CS] or College Mathematics or College Mathematics MTC180 or any CS value course maybe completed in term 1 or term 2. If completed in term 1, then the math requirement maybe completed in term 2 or vise versa.
MTC180 carries the CS value.
MAT141 or MAT142 carry the MA value.
CS or MA or MA 3–4
MUP153 Concert Choir MUP153 credits will be reduced from 2 to 1 Effective Fall 2019 1
MUP250++ Any MUP250 Diction course 1
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Small Group Communication COM100 recommended to be taken if COM225 is not taken to satisfy the literacy requirement.
COM100 or COM110 or COM230 carry SB Value
SB 3
AAA115 or
CPD150
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success Requirement maybe waived 0–3
- Congrats! You have completed 25% of your degree!
- Although not required, students are strongly encouraged to complete MUP250 and MUP 231 and MUP232 each term.

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MUP152++ Any MUP152 Vocal/Choral Private Instruction 2
MUP132 Class Piano II MUP132 credits will be reduced from 2 to 1 Effective Fall 2019.
Requirement may be waived through demonstrated proficiency
0–1
MTC155 Music Theory II 3
MTC156 Aural Perception II 1
MTC180 or
CS Value or
MAT141 or
MAT142
Computer Literacy for Musicians or Any Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Application [CS] or College Mathematics or College Mathematics MTC180 or any CS value course maybe completed in term 1 or term 2. If completed in term 1, then the math requirement maybe completed in term 2 or vise versa.
MTC180 carries the CS value.
MAT141 or MAT142 carry the MA value.
CS or MA or MA 3–4
MUP153 Concert Choir MUP153 credits will be reduced from 2 to 1 Effective Fall 2019 1
MUP250++ Any MUP250 Diction course 1
CRE101 or
COM225 or
L
College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking or Public Speaking or Any Literacy & Critical Inquiry Course If CRE101 Except, complete COM225 or any course that carries the L value. L 3
SB or
SB & C or
SB & (G or H) or
SB & C & (G or H)
Any Social and Behavioral Course or Any course that carries both the SB and the C values or Any course that carries both the SB and the G values or both the SB and H values or SB & C & (G or H) 3
- Congrats! You have completed 50% of your degree!
- Although not required, students are strongly encouraged to complete MUP250 and MUP 231 and MUP232 each term.
- Meet with a transfer specialist

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MUP202++ Any MUP202 Vocal/Choral Private Instruction 2
MUP231 Class Piano III MUP231 credits will be reduced from 2 to 1 Effective Fall 2019
Requirement may be waived through demonstrated proficiency
0–1
MTC205 Music Theory III 3
MTC206 Aural Perception III 1
MUP153 Concert Choir MUP153 credits will be reduced from 2 to 1 Effective Fall 2019 1
MHL241 or
MHL194
Music History and Literature to 1750 or Music and Culture Complete MHL194 if transferring to ASU and NAU
Complete MHL241 if transferring to NAU and OttawaMHL194 carries G, HU Values
MHL241 carries the HU Value
HU or G, HU 3
MUP250++ Any MUP250 Vocal/Choral Private Instruction 1
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
SQ or SG At least one of the sciences must be SQ
- Although not required, students are strongly encouraged to complete MUP250 and MUP 231 and MUP232 each term.
- Meet with a transfer specialist. Prepare for audition and submit application for transfer programs.
- Graduation Check.

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MUP252++ Any MUP252 Vocal/Choral Private Instruction 2
MUP232 Class Piano IV MUP232 credits will be reduced from 2 to 1 Effective Fall 2019
Requirement may be waived through demonstrated proficiency
0–1
MTC255 Music Theory IV 3
MTC256 Aural Perception IV 1
MHL Any MHL course If transferring to ASU, select any MHL that carries the HU value except MHL241 or MHL242.
MHL242 is recommended if transferring to NAU and Ottawa
3
MUP153 Concert Choir MUP153 credits will be reduced from 2 to 1 Effective Fall 2019 1
MUP250++ Any MUP250 Diction course 1
SQ or SG Natural Sciences SQ or SG At least one of the sciences must be SQ 4
- Although not required, students are strongly encouraged to complete MUP250 and MUP 231 and MUP232 each term.
- Meet with a transfer specialist. Audition for transfer programs. -
- Graduation Check.

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Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

View MCCCD’s program website for the Associate in Arts in Associate in Arts, Fine Arts (AAFA) - Music (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm10?id=134005).

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

A list of the current and previous versions of the pathway map for the Music Performance and Education, Vocal/Choral Emphasis program
Catalog Year Effective Dates
2019-2020 Current
2018-2019 5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019