Montgomery College 2018-2019 Catalog 
    
    Jul 18, 2018  
Montgomery College 2018-2019 Catalog

Music Area of Concentration, Arts and Sciences AA: 054


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(R): 054

The music curriculum is designed for the student who plans (1) to earn the bachelor of arts degree with a major in music; (2) to earn the bachelor of music education degree; (3) to earn the bachelor of music degree with a major in performance, theory-composition, or history-literature; or (4) to seek employment upon completion of the AA. Montgomery College is a community college member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

Completion of all requirements for this area of concentration will lead to the award of the AA in arts and sciences. In addition to the specific course sequence outlined in this section, the following department requirements must be met:

  1. Music majors enrolled in applied music courses must also register for MUSC 150 - Applied Music Laboratory .
  2. Students receiving the AA must perform in a graduation recital.
  3. All applied music students must register each semester for MUSC 163 , MUSC 166 , or other ensemble, as assigned by the department.

The student normally takes 16-17 credit hours each semester, for a total of 65-66 semester hours. The actual courses taken each semester will be selected by the student in consultation with a music adviser. Courses are selected from those general subjects required for graduation (General Education foundation and distribution requirements) and those necessary for acquiring musical knowledge (music requirements).

Anyone wishing to major in music at Montgomery College must first complete an audition interview with a full-time faculty member in the Department of Music. A suggested course sequence for full-time students follows; part-time students as well as full-time students must consult an adviser from the department before registering for music classes.

General Education Course Selections


Click here to view the Foundation/Distribution Courses  for selection to fulfill the General Education Course Requirements.

Suggested Course Sequence


All students should review the Advising Worksheet and consult an advisor.

First Semester


Second Semester


Third Semester


Fourth Semester


Total Credit Hours: 66


*ENGL 101  /ENGL 101A  , if needed for ENGL 102 , or MUSC Elective.

** Behavioral and Social Science Distribution (BSSD) courses must come from different disciplines.

† If MUSC 184  is not required it may be substituted with MUSC 234  or MUSC 238  with department consent.

†† Students should consult a MUSC advisor before registering.

‡  Course must be taken four times for credit within the semester students are registered for Applied Music.

‡‡ Course must be taken two times for credit. Check with the department for course selections, which include Jazz Ensemble, World Ensemble, Chorus, and Orchestra.

Program Outline / Degree Requirements


General Education Requirements


Foundation Courses


Distribution Courses


  • Arts distribution 3 semester hours (ARTD )
  • Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3 semester hours (BSSD)**
  • Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3 semester hours (BSSD)**
  • Humanities distribution 3 semester hours (HUMD)
  • Natural science distribution with lab 4 semester hours (NSLD)
  • Natural science distribution 3 semester hours (NSD)

General Education Institutional Requirements


Program Requirements


Area of Concentration Requirements


Total Credit Hours: 66


*ENGL 101  /ENGL 101A  , if needed for ENGL 102  or MUSC Elective.

** Behavioral and Social Science Distribution (BSSD) courses must come from different disciplines.

† If MUSC 184  is not required it may be substituted with MUSC 234  or MUSC 238  with department consent.

†† Students should consult a MUSC advisor before registering.

‡  Course must be taken four times for credit within the semester students are registered for Applied Music.

‡‡ Course must be taken two times for credit. Check with the department for course selections, which include Jazz Ensemble, World Ensemble, Chorus, and Orchestra.

Program Outcomes


Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of the fundamentals of music theory from basic notation and ear training through part writing and macroanalysis at the sophomore level.
  • Identify musical periods and styles from the Middle Ages to the present.
  • Demonstrate a level of proficiency in music performance/education for transfer to a four-year program in music or for work in a variety of music related careers.

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