Music - Associate of Arts Degree
The Crafton Hills College Music Program provides basic training in Common Practice Era Theory, Western history, and practice/performance techniques. There are two ensembles (Jazz Ensemble and Choir) that perform 6-8 concerts each year and the Music Program hosts a Music Major recital each semester.
MUSIC 141X4: Must be taken two times
MUSIC 135, MUSIC 136, MUSIC 235, and MUSIC 236: Students may receive credit for piano courses through credit by examination. Students may receive credit only in sequence from the lowest to highest level. See a counselor for details.
Students must complete at least eight (8) units from the following:
Students must complete at least three (3) additional units from the following:
Total Credit Hours: 32.00
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.