Music - Associate of Arts Degree
The Crafton Hills College Music Program provides the foundations of academic training in music theory, history, and performance. The Choir and Jazz Band perform concerts regularly throughout the year. There is also a robust recital and concert series that features a composition recital, a songwriters’ concert, an electronic music event, and a music major recital each semester.
Required Theory and Music History Courses:
Students must complete four semesters of class piano:
Piano students may waive some or all of these units by proof of proficiency, as determined by the faculty.
Students must complete at least four (4) courses from the following:
Students must complete four (4) semesters of applied music:
Private instruction in specific instrument, voice or composition
MUSIC 141X4 must be taken four (4) times to total two (2) units.
Total Credit Hours: 35.00-37.00
Lower division requirements for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution in this field may differ from associate degree requirements. Prospective transfer students should complete the general education and lower division requirements of the school to which they will be transferring. See a counselor for details. Information is also available at www.assist.org.
A student receiving a degree in this field will be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to read and write standard notation: Given a piece of music in standard notation, demonstrate the ability to read and perform, ability to construct a Baroque style 4 voice harmonic progression.
- Perform at a College Level: Demonstrate through jury, ensemble performance, or recital the ability to play a piece from the body of Western Classical Literature.
- Demonstrate the basic ability to analyze music: Given a Bach chorale (or similar), demonstrate the ability to analyze harmonic concepts.
- Identify historical and cultural events and persons within Western music: Demonstrate (through exam, portfolio or project) a general knowledge of composers, dates, time periods, and instrument histories from the Middle Ages through 21st Century.
- Sight sing and dictate melodic and harmonic progressions: Demonstrate through proficiency exam the ability to sigh sing tonal melodies and intervals to the octave.
- Perform proficiently on the piano: Demonstrate the ability to play Major and minor scales, chords, arpeggios and Common Practice Era literature on the piano.