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This program satisfies the requirements for the associate in arts degree with a major in music and the lower division course requirements at most California state universities.

Music majors must select one of the following areas of specialization: instrumental, vocal, guitar, piano, or commercial music.

Instrumental, vocal, guitar, and piano majors must take Music 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 7A, 7B, 9, 13, and 18. These majors must also take the appropriate Intermediate/Advanced class and participate in a Large Ensemble every semester they are enrolled in the Music Major. 

INSTRUMENTAL- MAJOR #5810
For the INT/ADV class requirement:

Section Class
Brass Music 42A or 73A or 74A
Woodwind Music 42B or 73B or 74B
String Music 42C or 73C or 74C
Percussion Music 42D or 73D or 74D


For the Large Ensemble requirement, all instrumental majors above select from the following:

Class  
Music 40 Concert Band
Music 46 Symphony Orchestra
Music 68 Symphonic Band
Music 69 Wind Band
Music 75 Community Orchestra
Music 76 College Philharmonic Orchestra


VOCAL - MAJOR #5820  
For the INT/ADV class requirement, take Music 26.

For the Large Ensemble requirement, all vocal majors select from the following:

Class  
Music 30 College Choir
Music 39 Opera and Musical Theatre Workshop
Music 60 Symphonic Choir
Music 61 A Cappella Choir
Music 66 Opera and Performance Practices
Music 67 Musical Theatre Performance Practices

 
GUITAR - MAJOR #5830
PIANO - MAJOR #5840

For the INT/ADV class requirement:
Guitar majors take Music 29
Piano majors take Music 22

For the Large Ensemble requirement, all guitar or piano majors select from the following:

Class  
Music 30 College Choir
Music 34 Fresno Chorale
Music 40 Concert Band
Music 41 Jazz Ensemble
Music 47 Jazz Combo
Music 48 Latin Jazz
Music 53  Latin Jazz Workshop
Music 60 Symphonic Choir
Music 61 A Cappella Choir
Music 68 Symphonic Band
Music 69 Wind Band
Music 70 Studio Jazz Ensemble
Music 71 Lab Jazz Ensemble
Music 72 Jazz Composer's Orchestra
Music 77 Studio Jazz Combo
Music 78 Lab Jazz Combo
Music 90 Jazz Composer's Workshop
Music 91 Jazz Composer's Ensemble
Music 92 Vocal Jazz Ensemble

 
ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE 

FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester   Units
MUS 1A Music Theory I 3
MUS 7A  Ear Training 1
INT/ADV class   2
Large ensemble   2
 

Total

8

Spring Semester    Units
MUS 1B Music Theory II 3
MUS 7A (if needed) or MUS 7B Ear Training 1
INT/ADV class   2
Large ensemble   2
 

Total

8

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester   Units
MUS 2A Music Theory III 3
MUS 7A or MUS 7B Ear Training 1
MUS 13 History of Music 3
INT/ADV class   2
Large ensemble   2
 

Total

11

Spring Semester   Units
MUS 2B Music Theory IV 3
MUS 7B (if needed) Ear Training 1
MUS 9 Composition
INT/ADV class   2
Large ensemble   2
 

Total

12


COMMERCIAL MUSIC – MAJOR #5850
This program satisfies the music course requirements for the associate in science degree and certificate of achievement in commercial music and provides the skills necessary for employment in the music industry.

ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE AND CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

FIRST YEAR

fall Semester   Units
MUS 3 or Music Fundamentals or  MUS 1A Music Theory I 3
MUS 17 History of Rock 3
*MUS 20 Beginning Piano Level I 2
 

Total

8

spring Semester   Units
MUS 7A Ear Training Level I 1
***MUS 24 Elementary Voice Level I 1
**MUS 21 Beginning Piano Level II 2
MUS 111 The Music Business 3
 

Total

7

SECOND YEAR

fall Semester   Units
MUS 8 Audio Engineering 3
Large Ensemble 2
MUS electives 2-3
 

Total

7-8

spring Semester   Units
MUS 5 MIDI Music Production 2
MUS 112 Introduction to Finale 2
Large Ensemble 2
MUS electives 2-3
 

Total

8-9

*MUS 21 or 22 may be substituted
**MUS 22 may be substituted
***MUS 25 or 26 may be substituted

NOTE: Associate degree requirements are listed on pages 33-35. General Education requirements for transfer certification are listed on page 40.

For the Large Ensemble requirement, Commercial Music majors select from the following:

Music 30 College Choir
Music 34 Fresno Chorale
Music 40 Concert Band
Music 41 Jazz Ensemble
Music 47 Jazz Combo
Music 48 Latin Jazz
Music 53 Latin Jazz Workshop
Music 60 Symphonic Choir
Music 61 A Cappella Choir
Music 68 Symphonic Band
Music 69 Wind Band
Music 70 Studio Jazz Ensemble
Music 71 Lab Jazz Ensemble
Music 72 Jazz Composer's Orchestra
Music 77 Studio Jazz Combo
Music 78 Lab Jazz Combo
Music 90 Jazz Composer's Workshop
Music 91 Jazz Composer's Ensemble
Music 92 Vocal Jazz Ensemble

For the Music Electives requirement, Commercial Music majors select from the following:
Music 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3, 4, 6, 7B, 9, 10A, 10B, 12, 13, 16, 18, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 34, 35, 39, 40, 41, 42A, 42B, 42C, 42D, 46, 47, 48, 49, 57, 58, 59, 60, 63, 64, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73A, 73B, 73C, 73D, 74A, 74B, 74C, 74D, 75, 76, 77, 78, 90, 91, or 9

 

Last updated: 12/21/2011 12:10:15 PM