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Performing Arts Music Track

This track allows students to focus on developing musical skills within the context of a larger artistic curriculum including theatre, dance and visual arts courses, along with general education classes. Music Track students are required to study an instrument, voice or composition in private lessons, and have numerous opportunities to perform in large ensembles such as Chorus, Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, and Show Choir as well as act in main stage musicals. Core skills classes (Music Theory I and II, Aural Skills I and II) are designed to prepare students for transfer placement exams. Courses are available in all styles of music including classical, musical theatre, jazz, and other contemporary commercial genres, and are specifically designed to help students successfully audition for various four-year music programs (music education, music performance, studio production, music business, composition, music therapy, and more).   

 

First Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

PFA 100

Performing Arts Introductory Seminar

1

ENG 101

Composition I

3

MAT 109 or higher

3

MUS 113

Aural Skills I

1

MUS 115

Music Theory I

3

MUS 145

Group Piano I

1

MUS 161

Performance & Applied Music I

1

MUS 162

Performance & Applied Music II

1

MUS 121, 131, 136143, or 153  Ensemble

1

TOTAL

 

15


Second Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

ENG 102

Composition II

3

BHS 103

Social Problems in Today's World

3

ART 101 or ART 104

3

MUS 114

Aural Skills II

1

MUS 116

Music Theory II

3

MUS 146

Group Piano II

1

MUS 261

Performance & Applied Music III

1

MUS 262

Performance & Applied Music IV

1

MUS 122, 132, 137, 144, or 154 Ensemble

1

TOTAL

 

17


Third Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

American History (Appendix D)

3

DAN 101

Foundations of Dance

3

THE 105

Theatre History I

3

MUS 201

History of Music before 1750

3

MUS 210

Advanced Music Performance I

3

MUS 221, 231, 236, 243, or 253 Ensemble

1

TOTAL

 

16


Fourth Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

Science (a)

 

4

MUS 202

History of Music After 1750

3

MUS 211

Advanced Music Performance II

3

MUS 222, 232, 237, 244, or 254 Ensemble

1

Performance Courses (b)

2

Free Elective (c)

 

3

TOTAL

 

16

 

 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

64

 


a. Science courses: Applicable four-credit courses in astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, physical sciences, physics. See the General Education Appendix B.

b. Performance-related courses: Students must take at least 2 credit hours of performance-related courses (DAN, MUS, and THE courses). Students must follow all prerequisites.

Exceptions: THE 120 and MUS 101 DO NOT count as performance-related courses.

Inclusions: ENG 207ENG 208, ENG 230, PED 197, SPE 102,  SPE 111, and SPE 116 WILL also count as performance-related courses.

c. Read a full description of the free elective.