Total Semester Credit Hours for the Music Field of Study = 60
**Choices include: Concert Choir, Jazz Ensemble, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, John Weinel at 281.425.6351, email@example.com, or the Director of Instrumental Music at 281.425.6350 for specific Degree information.
♦ Core curriculum course.
Students who first enrolled in courses in the Music Field of Study Curriculum prior to the adoption of the 2017 revisions 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.