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Montgomery College 2024-2025 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 from the list of MUSC ensemble courses for a total of two credits 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 advisor. 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 advisor 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


Students should complete the required English and Math foundation courses within the first 24 credit hours. All students should review the Program Advising Guide and consult an advisor.

First Semester


Second Semester


Third 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.

‡‡ Check with the department for the selection of the following list of courses: MUSC 161 , MUSC 161C, MUSC 161D, MUSC 163 , MUSC 166 , MUSC 170 , MUSC 172 . Students can select the courses based on the instrument/voice they study and/or by audition.

AA and AS programs require one global and cultural perspectives (GCP) General Education course.

Program Outline / Degree Requirements


General Education Requirements


Foundation Courses


Distribution Courses


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.

‡‡ Check with the department for the selection of the following list of courses: MUSC 161 , MUSC 161C, MUSC 161D, MUSC 163 , MUSC 166 , MUSC 170 , MUSC 172 . Students can select the courses based on the instrument/voice they study and/or by audition.

AA and AS programs require one global and cultural perspectives (GCP) General Education course.

Program Outcomes


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

  • Apply the fundamentals of music theory from basic notation and ear training through part writing and microanalysis to the creative process. 
  • Identify musical periods and styles from the Middle Ages to the present.
  • Demonstrate the level of proficiency in music performance/education required to perform standard audition repertoire expected in four-year music programs or for work in a variety of music-related careers.
  • Perform collaboratively in ensembles, practice self-reflective assessment and create a strategy of long-term intentional practice through applied music studies, technical studies, ensembles, and master classes in preparation for auditions.
  • Work effectively in groups, as leaders or team members, to solve problems and interact productively with a diverse group of peers.

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