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2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music - MU4

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The Music Field of Study is structured to meet the needs of students who will pursue a baccalaureate degree in music. Music courses in this curriculum plan are transferable to public Texas four-year colleges and universities. The Associate of Arts degree core requirement will not be completed in order to accommodate the field of study curriculum. Transfer of credit in ensemble, applied study, and theory/aural skills shall be on a course-for-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,, John Weinel at 281.425.6351,, or Ken Booker at 281.425.6350, for specific Degree information.

♦ Core curriculum course.

Keyboard (piano) Competency

Because keyboard (piano) competency is a requirement for most baccalaureate degrees in music, up to four additional semester credit hours of coursework pertaining to keyboard (piano) may transfer by agreement between institutions. Keyboard competency courses approved for transfer are courses in group piano or applied lessons that concentrate specifically on skills development for passing keyboard proficiency examinations. Keyboard courses that concentrate primarily on performance literature are not considered to be keyboard competency courses for the purposes of this field of study. Completion of courses leading to keyboard proficiency does not necessarily satisfy the established proficiency 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. Transferring students shall not be required to repeat courses transferred as part of the field of study curriculum. However, diagnostic assessment of transfer students is permissible if the receiving institution routinely conducts diagnostic assessment of native students at the same point in the program of study.

Vocal Diction and Instrumental Methods

Course work in vocal diction and instrumental methods is not included in the field of study curriculum but may nonetheless transfer by agreement between institutions.

Courses for Specific Degree Programs

Completion of the field of study curriculum shall not prevent a receiving institution from requiring additional lower division courses that may be necessary for specific degree programs. Courses selected for inclusion in the field of study curriculum are those considered to be 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.

Music Literature Course(s)

The music field of study curriculum contains one semester of music literature that will automatically transfer into the student’s degree program at a receiving institution. Since some senior colleges and universities require students to successfully complete two semesters of music literature, sending institutions should, to the extent possible, work with receiving institutions to develop transfer options that best serve student needs while maintaining program integrity at the sending and receiving institutions.

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