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Degrees & Certificates

Overview

The Herb Alpert Music Center at Los Angeles City College offers a streamlined curriculum to create a transfer-ready, work-ready, and enriched student community through the Associate in Arts (AA-T) transfer degree that guarantees transfer to four-year CSU institutions, the Associate of Arts (AA) degree in Music, skill-building certificates, and generalmusic education. Our dedicated and experienced faculty teach distinct and creative courses in theory, musicianship, appreciation, history, technology, performance, and techniques for students at all levels.

The Herb Alpert Music Scholarship provides two years of tuition-free study at LACC for all music majors seeking the Music Associate of Arts degree, Music Associate in Arts transfer degree, and certificates of achievement in music. The scholarship is available for qualified in-state, non-resident, and international students.

The Herb Alpert Music Academy (Applied Music Program) is designed for students seeking to transfer to four-year institutions to complete a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Music degree. Music Academy students receive private lessons to prepare them for auditions and performances. Admission into the Music Academy requires a completed application that includes a video audition. Students accepted into the program must be a full-time music major for two years, enroll in required music courses, and fulfill all the expectations required of an Herb Alpert Music Scholarship student.

Through established transfer agreements, Herb Alpert Music Academy students who complete the required courses have a streamlined pathway to the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and are provided priority consideration for transfer to the Herb Alpert School of Music at California Institute of the Arts. 

Programs Offered 

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AWARD AWARD TYPE ACADEMIC
PLAN
GE MAJOR UNITS FA*
Music AA-T

C032496G

IGETC/
CSUGE

22 Y
Music AA

C002736C

Any GE**

29 Y
Music Composition C

C036658D

- 31-37 Y
Instrumental Performer C

C010777D

- 23-28 Y
Music Technology C

C038233D

- 32 N
Vocal Performer C

C010778D

- 25-30 Y

*FA = Financial Aid Eligible.
Yes = Eligible for all aid.
No = Ineligible for Federal Pell and Cal Grant, FSEOG, Federal Work-Study, and Federal Loans. Please consult with Financial Aid Office on award eligibility.
**Any General Education Pattern: LACCD GE, CSUGE, or IGETC


Music - Associate in Arts (AA-T) Degree

Major Units: 22 Total Units: Minimum of 60
(State Code: 32496; TOP Code: 100400; Academic Plan: C032496G)

The Music Associate in Arts (AA-T) transfer degree prepares the student to transfer seamlessly to California State University (CSU) schools through courses that provide practical skills in theory, musicianship, piano, and performance.

To earn the AA-T, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University by completing the following:
    • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSU GE-Breadth) requirements; and
    • A minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis, as approved by the CCC Chancellor’s Office.
  • A minimum grade point average of 2.0 or higher. Students completing this degree will have satisfied the lower division major preparation and transfer requirements for priority admission consideration to a local CSU campus.
PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
  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.
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Requirements for the Music Associate in Arts transfer degree may be met by completing: (a) 14 units of major core courses, 4 units of “List A” courses, and 4 units of “Large Ensemble” courses with a grade of “C” or better; (b) all CSU GE-Breadth requirements of which Subject Areas A1, A2, A3, and B4 (The “Golden Four”) must be completed with a grade of ”C-” or better; (c) a minimum of 60 degree-applicable units with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher; and (d) a minimum of 12 units must be taken at LACC.

MAJOR CORE COURSES (14 UNITS)
  • MUSIC 200 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC THEORY.......................... 4
  • MUSIC 201 HARMONY I................................................................ 3
  • MUSIC 202 HARMONY II............................................................... 3
  • MUSIC 211 MUSICIANSHIP I.......................................................... 1
  • MUSIC 212 MUSICIANSHIP II......................................................... 1
  • MUSIC 181* APPLIED MUSIC I.................................................... 0.5
  • MUSIC 182* APPLIED MUSIC II................................................... 0.5
  • MUSIC 183* APPLIED MUSIC IIII................................................. 0.5
  • MUSIC 184* APPLIED MUSIC IV.................................................. 0.5
LIST A (4 UNITS)
  • MUSIC 203 HARMONY III.............................................................. 3
  • MUSIC 213 MUSICIANSHIP III........................................................ 1
LARGE ENSEMBLE** (SELECT 4 UNITS)
  • MUSIC 501 COLLEGE CHOIR....................................................... 1
  • MUSIC 531 PHILHARMONIC CHOIR............................................. 1
  • MUSIC 561 CHAMBER CHORALE................................................. 1
  • MUSIC 702 COMMERCIAL ENSEMBLE........................................ 1
  • MUSIC 705 CHAMBER MUSIC..................................................... 1
  • MUSIC 711 REHEARSAL ORCHESTRA......................................... 1
  • MUSIC 725 COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA....................................... 1
  • MUSIC 751 WIND ENSEMBLE...................................................... 1
  • MUSIC 765 PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE......................................... 1
  • MUSIC 771 GUITAR ENSEMBLE................................................... 1
  • MUSIC 781 STUDIO JAZZ BAND.................................................. 1

*Students must apply to enter the Herb Alpert Music Academy (Applied Music Program). Students who qualify will receive additional private lessons. Students who do not qualify are strongly encouraged to take group instrumental/voice/technology courses.

**Large ensembles are repeatable three times.


Music - Associate of Arts (AA) Degree

Major Units: 29 Total Units: Minimum of 60
(State Code: 02736; TOP Code: 100400; Academic Plan: C002736C)

The Music Associate of Arts degree provides the student with practical skills in theory, musicianship, piano, and performance. The degree may serve as a basis for further undergraduate education in music or prepare the student for entry into the music industry.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
  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.
  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.
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Requirements for the Music Associate of Arts degree may be met by completing: (a) 25 units of major core courses and 4 units of ensemble courses with a grade of “C” or better; (b) all general education requirements (English and Math must be completed with a grade of “C” or better); (c) a minimum of 60 degree-applicable units with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher; and (d) a minimum of 12 units must be taken at LACC.

MAJOR CORE COURSES (25 UNITS)
  • MUSIC 152-1 CURRENT MUSICAL EVENTS I................................. 1
  • MUSIC 152-2 CURRENT MUSICAL EVENT II.................................. 1
  • MUSIC 200 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC THEORY.......................... 4
  • MUSIC 201 HARMONY I................................................................ 3
  • MUSIC 202 HARMONY II............................................................... 3
  • MUSIC 203 HARMONY III.............................................................. 3
  • MUSIC 211 MUSICIANSHIP I ......................................................... 1
  • MUSIC 212 MUSICIANSHIP II......................................................... 1
  • MUSIC 213 MUSICIANSHIP III........................................................ 1
  • MUSIC 311* PIANO I...................................................................... 1
  • MUSIC 312* PIANO II..................................................................... 1
  • MUSIC 313* PIANO III.................................................................... 1
  • MUSIC 314* PIANO IV.................................................................... 1
SELECT ONE
  • MUSIC 111 MUSIC APPRECIATION I............................................... 3
  • MUSIC 116 SURVEY AND HISTORY OF ROCK,
  • POP AND SOUL MUSIC
  • MUSIC 121 MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE I
  • MUSIC 122 MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE II
  • MUSIC 135 AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC
  • MUSIC 136 MUSIC IN AMERICAN CULTURE
ENSEMBLE COURSES: SELECT FOUR** (4 UNITS)
  • MUSIC 501 COLLEGE CHOIR........................................................ 1
  • MUSIC 531 PHILHARMONIC CHOIR.............................................. 1
  • MUSIC 561 CHAMBER CHORALE................................................. 1
  • MUSIC 702 COMMERCIAL ENSEMBLE......................................... 1
  • MUSIC 705 CHAMBER MUSIC...................................................... 1
  • MUSIC 711 REHEARSAL ORCHESTRA.......................................... 1
  • MUSIC 725 COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA........................................ 1
  • MUSIC 751 WIND ENSEMBLE....................................................... 1
  • MUSIC 765 PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE.......................................... 1
  • MUSIC 771 GUITAR ENSEMBLE................................................... 1
  • MUSIC 781 STUDIO JAZZ BAND................................................... 1

*Or more advanced level.
**Ensemble courses are repeatable.


Music Composition - Certificate of Achievement

Units: 31-37
(State Code: 36658; TOP Code: 100500; Academic Plan: C036658D)

The Music Composition certificate of achievement provides the student a pathway to a career in teaching music and writing and transcribing musical scores. The student will gain knowledge and practical and technical skills in composition, theory, musicianship, piano, and the music business.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
  1. Harmonize melodies, analyze progressions, and realize a figured bass with advanced chromatic chords.
  2. Perform and take dictation of chromatic melodies, harmonic progressions, and rhythms.
  3. Play assigned piano (level 4) repertoire with appropriate dynamics, tempo, and interpretation.
  4. Complete writing assignments on music history and the music industry at an intermediate level of English.
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Requirements for the Music Composition certificate of achievement may be met by completing 31-37 units of required courses with a grade of “C” or better.

REQUIRED COURSES (31-37 UNITS)
  • MUSIC 137 MUSIC AS A BUSINESS............................................ 3

THEORY LEVEL 1 (8 UNITS)

  • MUSIC 200 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC THEORY........................ 4
  • MUSIC 201 HARMONY I.............................................................. 3
  • MUSIC 211 MUSICIANSHIP I........................................................ 1

THEORY LEVEL 2 (3-4 UNITS)

  • MUSIC 202 HARMONY II............................................................. 3
    AND
    MUSIC 212 MUSICIANSHIP II....................................................... 1
    OR
  • MUSIC 205 COMMERCIAL HARMONY I....................................... 3

THEORY LEVEL 3 (3-4 UNITS)

  • MUSIC 203 HARMONY III............................................................. 3
    AND
    MUSIC 213 MUSICIANSHIP III....................................................... 1
    OR
  • MUSIC 206 COMMERCIAL HARMONY II...................................... 3

ADVANCED THEORY 1: SELECT ONE (3 UNITS)

  • MUSIC 224 COMPOSITION.......................................................... 3
  • MUSIC 271 SONGWRITERS’ WORKSHOP I.................................. 3

ADVANCED THEORY 2: SELECT ONE (3 UNITS)

  • MUSIC 221 COUNTERPOINT I ..................................................... 3
  • MUSIC 223 TWENTIETH CENTURY COMPOSITIONAL TECHNIQUES 3
  • MUSIC 231 ORCHESTRATION AND ARRANGING I....................... 3

APPRECIATION: SELECT ONE (3 UNITS)

  • MUSIC 111 MUSIC APPRECIATION I.............................................. 3
  • MUSIC 116 SURVEY AND HISTORY OF ROCK, POP AND SOUL MUSIC 3
  • MUSIC 118 FILM MUSIC APPRECIATION....................................... 3
  • MUSIC 121 MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE I.......................... 3
  • MUSIC 122 MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE II......................... 3
  • MUSIC 141 JAZZ APPRECIATION................................................... 3

INSTRUMENT LEVEL 1: SELECT ONE (1-2 UNITS)

  • MUSIC 311* PIANO I...................................................................... 1
  • MUSIC 341-1 INTERMEDIATE PIANO I........................................... 2
  • MUSIC 361-1 COMMERCIAL PIANO TECHNIQUES WORKSHOP I 2

INSTRUMENT LEVEL 2: SELECT ONE (1-2 UNITS)

  • MUSIC 312* PIANO II..................................................................... 1
  • MUSIC 341-2 INTERMEDIATE PIANO II........................................... 2
  • MUSIC 361-2 COMMERCIAL PIANO TECHNIQUES WORKSHOP II 2

INSTRUMENT LEVEL 3: SELECT ONE (1-2 UNITS)

  • MUSIC 313* PIANO III.................................................................... 1
  • MUSIC 341-3 INTERMEDIATE PIANO III......................................... 2
  • MUSIC 361-3 COMMERCIAL PIANO TECHNIQUES WORKSHOP III 2
  • MUSIC 601* BRASS INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTION I......................  2
  • MUSIC 611* STRING INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTION I...................... 2
  • MUSIC 621* WOODWIND INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTION I.............. 2
  • MUSIC 631* PERCUSSION INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTION I............ 2
  • MUSIC 650* BEGINNING GUITAR.................................................. 2

INSTRUMENT LEVEL 4: SELECT ONE (1-2 UNITS)

  • MUSIC 314* PIANO IV.................................................................... 1
  • MUSIC 341-4 INTERMEDIATE PIANO IV......................................... 2
  • MUSIC 361-4 COMMERCIAL PIANO TECHNIQUES WORKSHOP IV 2
  • MUSIC 602* BRASS INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTION II...................... 2
  • MUSIC 612* STRING INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTION II..................... 2
  • MUSIC 622* WOODWIND INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTION II............. 2
  • MUSIC 632* PERCUSSION INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTION II........... 2
  • MUSIC 651* CLASSICAL GUITAR I................................................ 2

ENSEMBLE COURSE: SELECT ONE (1 UNIT)

  • MUSIC 501 COLLEGE CHOIR........................................................ 1
  • MUSIC 531 PHILHARMONIC CHOIR.............................................. 1
  • MUSIC 561 CHAMBER CHORALE................................................. 1
  • MUSIC 702 COMMERCIAL ENSEMBLE......................................... 1
  • MUSIC 705 CHAMBER MUSIC...................................................... 1
  • MUSIC 711 REHEARSAL ORCHESTRA.......................................... 1
  • MUSIC 725 COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA........................................ 1
  • MUSIC 751 WIND ENSEMBLE...................................................... 1
  • MUSIC 765 PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE......................................... 1
  • MUSIC 771 GUITAR ENSEMBLE................................................... 1
  • MUSIC 781 STUDIO JAZZ BAND.................................................. 1

*Or more advanced level.
**Ensemble courses are repeatable.


Instrumental Performer - Certficate of Achievement

Units: 23-28
(State Code: 10777; TOP Code: 100500; Academic Plan: C010777D)

The Instrumental Performer certificate of achievement provides the student a pathway to a career in teaching courses in music, directing and conducting instrumental groups, and playing the chosen instrument in solo or ensemble performance. The student will gain knowledge and practical and technical skills in their chosen instrument (piano, guitar, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion), theory, musicianship, and ensemble performance.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
  1. Perform assigned technical exercises and repertoire on the chosen instrument with appropriate technique and musicality, and perform with ensembles in a public setting.
  2. Recognize and notate basic music notation, symbols, and key signatures.
  3. Complete writing assignments on the music industry and about professional concerts at an intermediate level of English.
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Requirements for the Instrumental Performer certificate of achievement may be met by completing 23-28 units of required and specialization courses with a grade of “C” or better.

REQUIRED COURSES
  • MUSIC 137 MUSIC AS A BUSINESS............................................. 3
  • MUSIC 152-1 CURRENT MUSICAL EVENTS I................................ 1
  • MUSIC 152-2 CURRENT MUSICAL EVENTS II.............................. 1
  • MUSIC 200 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC THEORY......................... 4
  • MUSIC 111 MUSIC APPRECIATION I............................................. 3
    OR
  • MUSIC 116 SURVEY AND HISTORY OF ROCK, POP AND SOUL MUSIC
    OR
  • MUSIC 118 FILM MUSIC APPRECIATION
    OR
  • MUSIC 141 JAZZ APPRECIATION

PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE: SELECT FOUR*

  • MUSIC 501 COLLEGE CHOIR....................................................... 1
  • MUSIC 531 PHILHARMONIC CHOIR............................................. 1
  • MUSIC 561 CHAMBER CHORALE................................................ 1
  • MUSIC 702 COMMERCIAL ENSEMBLE........................................ 1
  • MUSIC 705 CHAMBER MUSIC..................................................... 1
  • MUSIC 711 REHEARSAL ORCHESTRA......................................... 1
  • MUSIC 725 COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA....................................... 1
  • MUSIC 751 WIND ENSEMBLE...................................................... 1
  • MUSIC 765 PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE......................................... 1
  • MUSIC 771 GUITAR ENSEMBLE................................................... 1
  • MUSIC 781 STUDIO JAZZ BAND.................................................. 1

*Ensemble courses are repeatable three times.

SPECIALIZATIONS

PIANO

  • MUSIC 311 PIANO I...................................................................... 1
    OR
  • MUSIC 341-1 INTERMEDIATE PIANO I......................................... 2
    OR
  • MUSIC 361-1 COMMERCIAL PIANO TECHNIQUES WORKSHOP I 2
     
  • MUSIC 312 PIANO II.................................................................... 1
    OR
  • MUSIC 341-2 INTERMEDIATE PIANO II........................................ 2
    OR
  • MUSIC 361-2 COMMERCIAL PIANO TECHNIQUES WORKSHOP II 2
     
  • MUSIC 313 PIANO III.................................................................... 1
    OR
  • MUSIC 341-3 INTERMEDIATE PIANO III........................................ 2
    OR
  • MUSIC 361-3 COMMERCIAL PIANO TECHNIQUES WORKSHOP III 2
     
  • MUSIC 314 PIANO IV...................................................................... 1
    OR
  • MUSIC 341-4 INTERMEDIATE PIANO IV.......................................... 2
    OR
  • MUSIC 361-4 COMMERCIAL PIANO TECHNIQUES WORKSHOP IV 2

BRASS

  • MUSIC 311* PIANO I........................................................................ 1
  • MUSIC 312* PIANO II....................................................................... 1
  • MUSIC 601 BRASS INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTION I........................... 2
  • MUSIC 602 BRASS INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTION II.......................... 2
  • MUSIC 603 BRASS INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTION III......................... 2
  • MUSIC 604 BRASS INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTION IV......................... 2

STRINGS

  • MUSIC 311* PIANO I........................................................................ 1
  • MUSIC 312* PIANO II....................................................................... 1
  • MUSIC 611 STRING INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTION I.......................... 2
  • MUSIC 612 STRING INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTION II......................... 2
  • MUSIC 613 STRING INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTION III........................ 2
  • MUSIC 614 STRING INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTION IV........................ 2

WOODWINDS

  • MUSIC 311* PIANO I........................................................................ 1
  • MUSIC 312* PIANO II....................................................................... 1
  • MUSIC 621 WOODWIND INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTION I.................. 2
  • MUSIC 622 WOODWIND INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTION II................. 2
  • MUSIC 623 WOODWIND INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTION III................ 2
  • MUSIC 624 WOODWIND INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTION IV................ 2

PERCUSSION

  • MUSIC 311* PIANO I........................................................................ 1
  • MUSIC 312* PIANO II....................................................................... 1
  • MUSIC 631 PERCUSSION INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTION I................ 2
  • MUSIC 632 PERCUSSION INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTION II............... 2
  • MUSIC 632 PERCUSSION INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTION III.............. 2
  • MUSIC 632 PERCUSSION INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTION IV.............. 2

GUITAR

  • MUSIC 311* PIANO I........................................................................ 1
  • MUSIC 312* PIANO II....................................................................... 1
  • MUSIC 650 BEGINNING GUITAR..................................................... 2
     
  • MUSIC 651 CLASSICAL GUITAR I.................................................... 2
    OR
  • MUSIC 661 COMMERCIAL GUITAR I
     
  • MUSIC 652 CLASSICAL GUITAR II................................................... 2
    OR
  • MUSIC 662 COMMERCIAL GUITAR II
     
  • MUSIC 653 CLASSICAL GUITAR III.................................................. 2
    OR
  • MUSIC 663 COMMERCIAL GUITAR III

MUSIC ACADEMY (APPLIED MUSIC) TRACK

  • MUSIC 181 APPLIED MUSIC I.................................................... 0.5
  • MUSIC 182 APPLIED MUSIC II................................................... 0.5
  • MUSIC 183 APPLIED MUSIC IIII................................................. 0.5
  • MUSIC 184 APPLIED MUSIC IV.................................................. 0.5
  • MUSIC 180-1 APPLIED MUSIC LABORATORY I.......................... 1.5
  • MUSIC 180-2 APPLIED MUSIC LABORATORY II......................... 1.5
  • MUSIC 180-3 APPLIED MUSIC LABORATORY III........................ 1.5
  • MUSIC 180-4 APPLIED MUSIC LABORATORY IV........................ 1.5

*Or higher level


Music Technology - Certficate of Achievement

Units: 32
(State Code: 38233; TOP Code: 100500; Academic Plan: C038233D)

The Music Technology certificate of achievement provides the student a pathway to a career using audio and video equipment, and operating equipment to record, synchronize, mix, or reproduce music. The student will gain knowledge and practical and technical skills in music technology, music business, and theory.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
  1. Record, arrange, and mix projects in an assigned style using a digital audio workstation (DAW).
  2. Recognize and notate basic music notation, symbols, and key signatures.
  3. Play assigned piano (level 2) repertoire with appropriate dynamics, tempo, and interpretation.
  4. Complete writing assignments on the music industry, music history, and business at an intermediate level of English.
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Requirements for the Music Technology certificate of achievement may be met by completing 32 units of required courses with a grade of “C” or better.

REQUIRED COURSES (32 UNITS)
  • MUSIC 101 FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC.................................... 3
  • MUSIC 137 MUSIC AS A BUSINESS........................................... 3
  • MUSIC 161 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC TECHNOLOGY.............. 3
  • MUSIC 261-1 MUSIC TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP I.................... 3
  • MUSIC 261-2 MUSIC TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP II................... 3
  • MUSIC 261-3 MUSIC TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP III.................. 3
  • MUSIC 271 SONGWRITERS’ WORKSHOP I................................ 3
  • MUSIC 291 MUSIC PRODUCTION FOR MULTIMEDIA I............... 2
  • MUSIC 292 MUSIC PRODUCTION FOR MULTIMEDIA II............. 2
  • MUSIC 311 PIANO I.................................................................... 1
  • MUSIC 312 PIANO II................................................................... 1
  • MUSIC 111 MUSIC APPRECIATION I........................................... 3
    OR
  • MUSIC 116 SURVEY AND HISTORY OF ROCK, POP AND SOUL MUSIC
    OR
  • MUSIC 118 FILM MUSIC APPRECIATION
    OR
  • MUSIC 141 JAZZ APPRECIATION

PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE: SELECT TWO**

  • MUSIC 501 COLLEGE CHOIR...................................................... 1
  • MUSIC 531 PHILHARMONIC CHOIR............................................ 1
  • MUSIC 561 CHAMBER CHORALE................................................ 1
  • MUSIC 702 COMMERCIAL ENSEMBLE....................................... 1
  • MUSIC 705 CHAMBER MUSIC.................................................... 1
  • MUSIC 711 REHEARSAL ORCHESTRA........................................ 1
  • MUSIC 725 COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA...................................... 1
  • MUSIC 751 WIND ENSEMBLE..................................................... 1
  • MUSIC 765 PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE........................................ 1
  • MUSIC 771 GUITAR ENSEMBLE.................................................. 1
  • MUSIC 781 STUDIO JAZZ BAND.................................................. 1

**Ensemble courses are repeatable


Vocal Performer - Certficate of Achievement

Units: 25-30
(State Code: 10778; TOP Code: 100500; Academic Plan: C010778D)

The Vocal Performer certificate of achievement provides the student a pathway to a career in teaching courses in music, directing and conducting instrumental groups, and singing in solo or ensemble performance. The student will gain knowledge and practical and technical skills in voice, theory, musicianship, and ensemble performance.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
  1. Sing assigned technical exercises with appropriate technique and musicality, and perform with ensembles in a public setting.
  2. Recognize and notate basic music notation, symbols, and key signatures.
  3. Complete writing assignments on the music industry and about professional concerts at an intermediate level of English.
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Requirements for the Vocal Performer certificate of achievement may be met by completing 25-30 units of required courses and specializations with a grade of “C” or better.

REQUIRED COURSES (25-30 UNITS)
  • MUSIC 137 MUSIC AS A BUSINESS............................................ 3
  • MUSIC 152-1 CURRENT MUSICAL EVENTS I................................. 1
  • MUSIC 152-2 CURRENT MUSICAL EVENTS II................................ 1
  • MUSIC 200 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC THEORY...................... 4
  • MUSIC 311 PIANO I........................................................................ 1
  • MUSIC 312 PIANO II....................................................................... 1
  • MUSIC 271 SONGWRITERS’ WORKSHOP I................................ 3
    OR
  • MUSIC 205 COMMERCIAL HARMONY I
    OR
  • MUSIC 201 HARMONY I................................................................ 3
    AND
  • MUSIC 211 MUSICIANSHIP I......................................................... 1
     
  • MUSIC 111 MUSIC APPRECIATION I........................................... 3
    OR
  • MUSIC 116 SURVEY AND HISTORY OF ROCK, POP AND SOUL MUSIC
    OR
  • MUSIC 118 FILM MUSIC APPRECIATION
    OR
  • MUSIC 141 JAZZ APPRECIATION

PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE: SELECT FOUR*

  • MUSIC 501 COLLEGE CHOIR....................................................... 1
  • MUSIC 531 PHILHARMONIC CHOIR............................................ 1
  • MUSIC 561 CHAMBER CHORALE................................................ 1
  • MUSIC 702 COMMERCIAL ENSEMBLE....................................... 1
  • MUSIC 705 CHAMBER MUSIC...................................................... 1
  • MUSIC 711 REHEARSAL ORCHESTRA........................................ 1
  • MUSIC 725 COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA...................................... 1
  • MUSIC 751 WIND ENSEMBLE...................................................... 1
  • MUSIC 765 PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE........................................ 1
  • MUSIC 771 GUITAR ENSEMBLE................................................... 1
  • MUSIC 781 STUDIO JAZZ BAND.................................................. 1

*Ensemble courses are repeatable three times.

COMMERCIAL VOICE TRACK

  • MUSIC 400 VOICE FUNDAMENTALS........................................... 1
  • MUSIC 431 COMMERCIAL VOICE I.............................................. 1
  • MUSIC 432 COMMERCIAL VOICE II............................................. 1
  • MUSIC 433 COMMERCIAL VOICE III............................................ 1

CLASSICAL VOICE TRACK

  • MUSIC 400 VOICE FUNDAMENTALS........................................... 1
  • MUSIC 401 CLASSICAL VOICE I................................................... 1
  • MUSIC 402 CLASSICAL VOICE II.................................................. 1
  • MUSIC 403 CLASSICAL VOICE III................................................. 1

MUSIC ACADEMY (APPLIED MUSIC) TRACK

  • MUSIC 181 APPLIED MUSIC I.................................................... 0.5
  • MUSIC 182 APPLIED MUSIC II................................................... 0.5
  • MUSIC 183 APPLIED MUSIC IIII................................................. 0.5
  • MUSIC 184 APPLIED MUSIC IV.................................................. 0.5
  • MUSIC 180-1 APPLIED MUSIC LABORATORY I.......................... 1.5
  • MUSIC 180-2 APPLIED MUSIC LABORATORY II......................... 1.5
  • MUSIC 180-3 APPLIED MUSIC LABORATORY III........................ 1.5
  • MUSIC 180-4 APPLIED MUSIC LABORATORY IV........................ 1.5

For more detailed information about each of the above Degrees & Certificates:

College Catalog  Course Descriptions  Class Schedules

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