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Certificate of Technical Studies in Music

Learning Outcomes:

Recipients of the Certificate of Technical Studies in Music will have demonstrated:

  1. comprehension of basic tonal music theory and aural theory skills and concepts;
  2. basic fundamental performance skills 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 fundamental performance skills on piano; and
  5. successful communication within the music environment using verbal, written, and basic computer literacy skills.

Required courses for the Certificate of Technical Studies in Music:

First Semester Hours
ENGL 101: Composition and Rhetoric I 3
MUSC 110: Class Piano I 1
MUSC 112: Ear Training/Sight Singing I 1
MUSC 122: Music Theory I 3
MUSC 120: Music Appreciation 3
or MUSC 121:   Jazz Appreciation
MUSC: Approved Music Ensemble*  2
MUSC: Approved Studio Lesson**  1
Second Semester Hours
CIS 105: Computer Concepts 3
ENGL 102: Composition and Rhetoric II 3
  Approved Humanities 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 Ensemble*  2
MUSC: Approved Studio Lesson**  1
Total Credit Hours 31
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 Certificate of Technical Studies in Music from BPCC.
Students must meet the general education competencies for the academic certificate.
Music majors are required to take a music theory placement exam prior to enrolling in MUSC122-Music Theory I for proper advising in the music theory sequence.

*Approved Music Ensembles

MUSC 140: Concert Band  
MUSC 144: Jazz Ensemble  
MUSC 148: Concert Choir  
MUSC 149: Chamber Singers  

**Approved Studio Lessons

MUSC 230: Applied Piano  
MUSC 231: Applied Voice  
MUSC 232: Applied Flute  
MUSC 233: Applied Oboe  
MUSC 234: Applied Clarinet  
MUSC 235: Applied Bassoon  
MUSC 236: Applied Saxophone  
MUSC 237: Applied Trumpet  
MUSC 238: Applied Horn  
MUSC 239: Applied Trombone  
MUSC 240: Applied Tuba/Euphonium  
MUSC 241: Applied Percussion  
MUSC 242: Applied Classical Guitar  

***Humanities elective must be chosen from ENGL 201, 202, 255, 256, 257; FREN 101, 102, 201; HIST 101, 102, 103, 104, 201, 202, 203; HMAN 201, 202, 203; RLGN 201, 202, 203; SPAN 101, 102, 201

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