Nov 19, 2018  
2018-2019 Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Catalog

Music - MU4, AA (Field of Study)


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The Field of Study Curriculum for Music is the set of lower-division courses that must be applied to the bachelor’s degree with a major in Music.  The Field of Study Curriculum for Music should be followed by community and technical colleges to structure a transfer curiculum in music.

The Field of Study Curriculum for Music shall consist of 31 lower-division semester credit hours that are fully applicable to a bachelor’s degree with a major in Music. The entire block of courses shall be applied to a bachelor’s degree with a major in Music or on a course-by-course basis.

Students are required to:

  • Enroll in either Piano Class or Applied Piano until exit proficiency requirements are met*
  • Attend the Performance/Lecture Seminar
  • Attend a specified number of approved concerts each semester

 

First Semester


Total: 14 SCH


Second Semester


Total: 17 SCH


Third Semester


Total: 14 SCH


Fourth Semester


Total: 15 SCH


Total Semester Credit Hours for the Music Field of Study = 60


**Choices include:  Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Concert Band, or Baytown Symphony Orchestra

***Offered in the Fall only/guaranteed to be offered once a year

****Offered in the Spring only/guaranteed to be offered once a year

Total SCH for the AA Music Field of Study = 60 SCH

AA Core 25 SCH

Contact: Charlotte Mueller at 281.425.6858, cmueller@lee.edu, John Weinel at 281.425.6351, jweinel@lee.edu, or Ken Booker at 281.425.6350, kbooker@lee.edu for specific Degree information.

♦ Core curriculum course.

Students who first enrolled in courses in the Music Field of Study Curriculum prior to Fall 2018 should not be required to repeat content or unnecessarily accumulate semester credit hours.  Students should be transitioned to the revised Field of Study Curriculum, with their previously completed Field of Study courses applied to the revised Field of Study requirements under the same terms as those that apply to a student who transfers from one institution to another.  The student shall then complete the remaining requirements under the current Field of Study Curriculum.

Keyboard (piano) Proficiency

Keyboard (piano) proficiency is a requirement for most baccalaureate degrees in music. Instruction in keyboard skills is generally offered in the first two years of undergraduate study.  Therefore it is strongly recommended that community college degree plans include courses in group piano or applied piano lessons even though they are not part of the Field of Study Curriculum for Music.  Keyboard proficiency courses approved for transfer are courses in group piano or applied piano lessons that concentrate specifically on the development of skills for passing keyboard proficiency examinations.  Keyboard courses that concentrate primarily on performance literature are not considered keyboard proficiency courses.  Completion of courses leading to a keyboard proficiency does not necessarily satisfy the requirement at a receiving institution.

Competency, Proficiency, and Diagnostic Assessment

Transferring students who have completed the field of study curriculum must satisfy the competency and proficiency requirements of the receiving institution.  Diagnostic assessment of transfer students is permissible only if the receiving institution routinely conducts diagnostic assessment of native students at the same point in the program of study.  Should a transferring student fail to demonstrate proficiency, the student may be encouraged, but not required to retake relevant courses to gain proficiency.

Courses in Addition to the Field of Study Curriculum for Music

Completion of the Field of Study Curriculum shall not prevent a receiving institution from requiring additional lower-division courses that may be necessary for specialized programs of a bachelor’s degree with a major in Music.  Courses selected for inclusion in the Field of Study Curriculum are those considered to be a common to lower-division study for most music degrees.  Receiving institutions may require transfer students in specialized programs (e.g., jazz studies, performance, composition, music therapy, etc.) to take additional degree specific lower division courses that are not included in the Field of Study Curriculum.  For example, course work in vocal diction is not included in the Field of Study Curriculum for music but may transfer by agreement between institutions.

General Education Core Curriculum Courses

The Field of Study Curriculum for Music should serve as the basis for structuring the associate degree.  Each two-year college determines which courses from its approved general education core curriculum, along with the Field of Study Curriculum for Music, constitute a 60-semester-credit-hour transfer block.  Students shall complete the remaining general education core curriculum in effect at the receiving institution.

 

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