MISSION STATEMENT & STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

FOR THE AA DEGREES

Mission Statement for the AA Degrees:

The program prepares music students to transfer to four-year schools through courses that teach music literacy, performance and critical thinking skills.       

   

DEGREE PROGRAMS

 

Degree:  AA - Music (min. 36 units)

Program Description:

The program offers students instruction in music theory (harmony, musicianship and keyboard harmony), appreciation, ensemble performance and piano, as well as the opportunity to hear live concert performances.

To pass a class the student must receive a ā€œCā€ or higher. Students who successfully pass a placement exam will take the same number of units in the next higher course level. Some performance ensembles require audition.

Degree Learning Outcomes

The student will:

  1. Write, recognize, and utilize the fundamental aspects and principles of music, including music theory, notation, and form.
  2. Sight-sing and dictate rhythms and diatonic and chromatic melodies in various meters. tones.
  3. Play scales and repertoire demonstrating level IV piano proficiency.
  4. Communicate in writing viewpoints on current musical trends and performance practice, using proper terminology from selected time periods.
  5. Perform on their chosen instrument in public as a soloist or in an ensemble.

 

Degree:  AA-T - Music (min. 22 units)

Program Description:

The program offers students instruction in music theory (harmony, musicianship and keyboard harmony), appreciation, ensemble performance and piano, as well as the opportunity to hear live concert performances.

To pass a class the student must receive a ā€œCā€ or higher. Students who successfully pass a placement exam will take the same number of units in the next higher course level. Some performance ensembles require audition.

Degree Learning Outcomes

The student will:

  1. Write, recognize, and utilize the fundamental aspects and principles of music, including music theory, notation, and form.
  2. Recognize and understand patterns and forms in musical examples from a variety of time periods and genres.
  3. Play or sing stylistically appropriate music from memory with precise rhythm, correct pitches, and accurate intonation.
  4. Participate in ensembles.