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Music

Program Description: The Associate of Arts degree in Music is intended to match, within the constraints of the Core Curriculum, the course of study for the first two years of a typical music program at a four-year college or university. It also provides the flexibility for students desiring only an associate degree to specialize the program to individual interests.

Use this Program Map as an advising guide to choose courses with your advisor and track progress toward milestones and completion of the degree program. The map provides students a suggested course sequence to timely program completion.

SEMESTER-BY-SEMESTER PROGRAM PLAN FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS
Plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters  

Course Schedule    Course Descriptions
Semester 1 Min. CR Advising Notes
MUEN 112x*, 114x* or 212x*, or 214x* Large Ensemble 1 Instrumental students will take Marching Band and Vocal Students will take Concert Choir FOS
MUEN 113x* or 115x* Chamber Ensemble 1 Instrumental Students will take ensemble that matches their instrument family and vocal students will be placed based on audition. FOS
MUAP 12xx* Individual Instruction 2 Specific section to be determined based on specific instrument or voice. FOS
MUSI 1181* ? Class Piano I 1 FOS
MUSI 1311* ? Music Theory I 3 FOS
MUSI 1116* ? Sight Singing and Ear Training I 1 FOS
MATH 3 Select a course from the Mathematics core area. Core
ENGL 1301 ? Composition I 3 Or select a course from the Communication core area. Core
15 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 2
MUEN 112x*, 114x* or 212x*, or 214x* Large Ensemble 1 Instrumental students will take Wind Symphony/Symphonic Band and Vocal Students will take Concert Choir FOS
MUAP 12xx* Individual Instruction 2 Specific section to be determined based on specific instrument or voice. FOS
MUSI 1182* ? Class Piano II 1 FOS
MUSI 1312* ? Music Theory II 3 FOS
MUSI 1117* ? Sight Singing and Ear Training II 1 FOS
Life and Physical Sciences 3 Select a course from the Life and Physical Sciences core area. Overflow hours for courses taken above 3 hours will go in the Component Area. Core
SPCH 1315 ? Public Speaking 3 Or select a different course from the Component Area Option core area. The component area may be used for overflow hours from other courses such as physical science. Core
History 3 Select a course from the American History core area. Core
17 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 3
MUEN 112x*, 114x* or 212x*, or 214x* Large Ensemble 1 Instrumental students will take Marching Band and Vocal Students will take Concert Choir FOS
MUAP 22xx* Individual Instruction 2 Specific section to be determined based on specific instrument or voice. FOS
MUSI 2181* ? Class Piano III 1 FOS
MUSI 2311* ? Music Theory III 3 FOS
MUSI 2116* ? Sight Singing and Ear Training III 1 FOS
MUSI 1307* ? Music Literature 3 FOS
Language, Philosophy, and Culture 3 Select a course from the Language, Philosophy, and Culture core area. Core
14 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 4
MUEN 112x*, 114x* or 212x*, or 214x* Large Ensemble 1 Instrumental students will take Wind Symphony/Symphonic Band and Vocal Students will take Concert Choir FOS
MUAP 22xx* Individual Instruction 2 Specific section to be determined based on specific instrument or voice. FOS
MUSI 2182* ? Class Piano IV 1 FOS
MUSI 2312* ? Music Theory IV 3 FOS
MUSI 2117* ? Sight Singing and Ear Training IV 1 FOS
Government 3 Select a course from the Government core area. Core
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Select a course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences core area. Core
14 Program Semester Hours
ACHIEVEMENT: Completion of Associate of Arts degree
Total Program Hours 60

Specializations

All Music Students: Participation in chamber ensembles during all semesters at Blinn College is required.  Credit Hours earned outside of this degree plan may transfer to 4-year institution.  Please consult with individual ensemble directors for placement.  Additionally, participation in other large ensembles in addition to parent ensemble is permitted with permission from ensemble directors.

Vocal Majors: Classes in Vocal Diction must be taken during offered semesters.  Courses will transfer to 4-year degree plans, even though they will not appear on Blinn College Degree Plan.

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Transfer Information

This MUSI degree provides a pathway to transfer to a four-year college or university where students can earn a baccalaureate degree. Students are strongly encouraged to select a transfer destination by the time they have completed 30 semester credit hours. Students should consult with their chosen transfer institution regarding recommended courses that will transfer and be applied to their baccalaureate degree program.

For more information on program transfer information to four-year institutions visit Blinn’s transfer information site:   http://www.blinn.edu/transfer/resources.html

*An asterisk (*) indicates a Field of Study course.  “A Field of Study (FOS) is a selection of lower-division courses that are guaranteed by state law to transfer and apply to a degree program.” Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board:  http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/index.cfm

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