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Associate of Arts in Performing Arts (Music Concentration)

Learning Outcomes:

Recipients of the Associate of Arts in Performing Arts with a Concentration in Music will have demonstrated:

  1. comprehension of tonal music theory, aural theory skills, and Twentieth-Century theoretical concepts;
  2. proficiency in performance abilities on a primary instrument or voice;
  3. comprehension of the basic historical significance and development of Western Art music from the Middle Ages to the present;
  4. basic proficiency in performance skills on piano; and
  5. successful communication within the music environment using verbal, written, and basic computer literacy skills.

Required courses for Associate of Arts in Performing Arts with a concentration in music:


Freshman Year
First Semester Hours
ENGL 101: Composition and Rhetoric I 3
MATH 102: College Algebra ***** 3
or MATH 101: Applied Algebra for College Students *****
MUSC 110: Class Piano I 1
MUSC 112: Ear Training/Sight Singing I 1
MUSC 122: Music Theory I * 3
MUSC Approved Music Elective 1 2
MUSC Approved Music Elective 2 1
    14
     
Second Semester Hours
ENGL 102: Composition and Rhetoric II 3
Humanities Elective ** 3
  Behavioral/Social Science Elective*** 3
MUSC 111: Class Piano II 1
MUSC 113: Ear Training/Sight Singing II 1
MUSC 123: Music Theory II 3
MUSC Approved Music Elective 1 2
MUSC Approved Music Elective 2 1
    17
     
Sophomore Year
First Semester Hours
  Natural Science Elective **** 3
MUSC 212: Ear Training/Sight Singing III 1
MUSC 222: Music Theory III 3
MUSC 220: Historical Survey 3
MUSC Approved Music Elective 1 2
MUSC Approved Music Elective 2 1
MUSC Approved Music Elective 3 2
    15
     
Second Semester Hours
  Behavioral/Social Sciences Elective *** 3
  Natural Science Elective **** 3
MUSC 213: Ear Training/Sight Singing IV 1
MUSC 223: Music Theory IV 3
MUSC Approved Music Elective 1 2
MUSC Approved Music Elective 2 1
MUSC Approved Music Elective 3 2
    15
     
Total credit hours 61
     
Students must meet prerequisites before taking any given course.
     
Students must make a C or higher in all courses which satisfy graduation requirements in order to receive the Associate of Arts in Performing Arts (Music Concentration) from BPCC.
     
Students must establish computer competency to complete degree requirements either by passing a computer competency examination or taking CIS 105.
     
Students must establish oral communication competency to complete degree requirements either by passing a SPCH 110 competency examination or taking SPCH 110.
     
1 Applied Studio Lesson
 
2 Primary Performance Ensembles of Concert Band or Concert Choir
 
3 Applied Piano
 
* Fine Arts Elective
 
** Humanities elective: ENGL 201, ENGL 202, ENGL 255, ENGL 256, FREN 101, FREN 102, FREN 201; HIST 101, HIST 102, HIST 103, HIST 104, HIST 201, HIST 202, HIST 203; RLGN 201, RLGN 202; SPAN 101, SPAN 102, SPAN 201
 
*** Behavioral/Social Sciences elective: ANTH 201, ANTH 202; BADM 201, BADM 202; CJUS 101; GPHY 101, GPHY 102; POSC 201, POSC 202; PSYC 201, PSYC 202, PSYC 205, PSYC 206, PSYC 210, PSYC 215, PSYC 220, PSYC 225; SLGY 201, SLGY 202, SLGY 203, SLGY 207.
 
**** Natural Science elective: BLGY 105, BLGY 106, BLGY 107; PHSC 105, PHSC 106, PHSC 107, PHSC 110, PHSC 111; SCI 101.
 
***** For transfer to a four-year institution, students are strongly advised to take MATH 102 instead of MATH 101. Students must seek the assistance of their advisor to determine the appropriate mathematics course.

Additional Requirements for the Associate of Arts in Performing Arts with a concentration in music:

  • Music majors will perform a sophomore (fourth semester) solo recital.
  • Music majors are required to pass the Piano Proficiency Exam. Students typically enroll in MUSC 299-Piano Proficiency in their fourth semester of piano study in conjunction with their applied piano course. Students must earn a grad of "S" in MUSC 299-Piano Proficiency.
  • Music majors are required to perform on student recitals each semester. This also includes the applied instruments for which they are enrolled other than their primary instrument.
  • Music majors are required to take a music theory placement exam prior to enrolling in MUSC-Music Theory I for proper advising in the music theory sequence.

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