Associate in Arts in Music for Transfer (AA-T) Degree

The Associate in Arts-Transfer (AA-T) degree in Music at Crafton Hills College is designed to meet the needs of students transferring to a California State University who intend to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree.

Major/Program Requirements

Required Core Courses:

MUSIC 101Music Theory I


MUSIC 102Music Theory II


MUSIC 201Music Theory III


MUSIC 141X4Applied Music


MUSIC 141X4 must be taken four times for a total of 2 units.

Required Ensemble Courses:

Students must complete four (4) units from the following courses
MUSIC 150X4Concert Choir I


MUSIC 174X4Jazz Band I


Ensemble courses may be taken in any combination to total four (4) units.

Required List A Course:

MUSIC 202Music Theory IV


Total Credit Hours: 22.00

IGETC is the only approved general education pattern for this degree.

Prospective transfer students should complete the general education and lower division requirements of the school to which they will be transferring (IGETC).  See counselor for details.  Information is also available at

A student receiving a degree in this field will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to read and write standard notation: Demonstrate the ability to read and perform. Demonstrate ability to construct a Baroque chorale style harmonic progression.

  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze music: Given a Bach chorale (or similar), demonstrate the ability to analyze harmonic concepts.

  • Sight sing and dictate melodic and harmonic progressions: Demonstrate through proficiency exam the ability to sight sing melodies and intervals to the octave.

  • Perform at a College Level: Demonstrate through jury, ensemble performance, and/or recital the ability to play literature from the Western canon.