Music

Curriculum VPA.MUS.AA (U224A51)

Series of courses designed to offer all of the required freshman- and sophomore-level music course work for students planning to pursue a Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Music Education degree at senior institutions.

All incoming music students must take a Music theory proficiency test administered by the ETRC, in Room M-142 and evaluated by the Music faculty. This examination will determine placement in Music courses. Students desiring applied private lessons for two hours of credit (major applied lessons) must audition for the faculty before enrolling.

One semester of Class Piano Instruction (MUS 177◊) and one semester of Private Piano Instruction (MUS 180◊) are required of all instrumental and vocal majors; however, instrumental and vocal majors with backgrounds in piano and the consent of the piano staff may enroll in MUS 180◊ in lieu of the required semester of MUS 177◊.

Semester One

Credit Hours

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MUS 105

Theory of Music I

3

#

MUS 115

Sight-singing & Ear-training I

1

#

MUS 135

Keyboard Musicianship I

1

Applied Music—Major area chosen from:

#

MUS 180

Piano or

 

#

MUS 181

Voice or

 

#

MUS 179

Applied Music—Instrumental

2

#

MUS 180

(Applied Music—Piano requirement)

1

Music Ensemble (Chosen from MUS 250◊, MUS 251◊, MUS 252◊, MUS 253◊, MUS 261◊, MUS 262◊, MUS 266◊)

1

Semester Two

#

MUS 106

Theory of Music II

3

#

MUS 116

Sight-singing & Ear-training II

1

Applied Music—Major area chosen from:

#

MUS 179

Applied MusicInstrumental or

 

#

MUS 180

Piano or

 

#

MUS 181

Voice

2

#

MUS 180

(Applied Music—Piano)

1

Music Ensemble (Chosen from MUS 250◊, MUS 251◊, MUS 252◊, MUS 253◊, MUS 261◊, MUS 262◊, MUS 266◊)

1

Semester Three

#

MUS 207

Theory of Music III

3

#

MUS 217

Sight-singing & Ear-training III

1

Applied Music—Major area chosen from:

#

MUS 179

Applied MusicInstrumental or

 

#

MUS 180

Piano or

 

#

MUS 181

Voice

2

#

MUS 215

Introduction to Music History

3

Music Ensemble (Chosen from MUS 250◊, MUS 251◊, MUS 252◊, MUS 253◊, MUS 261◊, MUS 262◊, MUS 266◊)

1

Semester Four

#

MUS 208

Theory of Music IV

3

#

MUS 218

Sight-singing & Ear-training IV

1

Applied Music—Major area chosen from:

#

MUS 179

Applied MusicInstrumental or

 

#

MUS 180

Piano or

 

#

MUS 181

Voice

2

Music Ensemble (Chosen from MUS 250◊, MUS 251◊, MUS 252◊, MUS 253◊, MUS 261◊, MUS 262◊, MUS 266◊)

1

Suggested electives:

 

MUS 110

Listening to Music

3

#

MUS 179

Applied Music—Instrumental includes: organ, violin, viola, cello, string bass, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone, tuba, percussion, saxophone and guitar.

1-2

#

MUS 180

Applied Music—Piano

1-2

#

MUS 181

Applied Music—Voice

1-2

#

MUS 200

Improvisation I

2

#

MUS 201

Improvisation II

2

 

MUS 216

Music in America

3

(Select courses that meet the BA requirements of your transfer college.)

General education requirements: AA degree

37-41

Music courses or other electives for AA degree

23-27

Notes:

  1. MUS 105◊, MUS 115◊ and MUS 135◊ should be taken concurrently. It is recommended that students without a keyboard background should enroll in MUS 135◊ in the first semester.
  2. Beginners in piano may take MUS 177◊, Class Piano Instruction, in lieu of MUS 180◊ for one semester.
  3. Students who elect MUS 180◊, Applied Music-Piano, as their major applied area, can satisfy their remaining applied Music requirement with any other applied Music area.
  4. It is recommended that MUS 215◊, Introduction to Music History, be taken during the third or fourth semester.

See MUS course descriptions.

Students are encouraged to participate in the Triton Jazz Band and the Triton Concert Band.

Chairperson: Dennis McNamara, Ext. 3597