Music – Certificate of Achievement

TOP Code: 1004.00

The Certificate of Achievement in Music curriculum provides students with a broad foundation in music that will enable them to pursue a variety of musical paths including performance, composition, and music education. Students will develop performance skills through applied lessons and participation in ensembles, combined with a two-year sequence of music theory, aural skills/sight-reading, and keyboard proficiency courses. Students who complete the curriculum can seek entry-level employment as music educators, performers, music assistants, and musical leaders in liturgical/worship services. Prior to beginning the coursework in this program, students should have at least some experience in reading printed music and playing an instrument/voice.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Utilize theoretical principles in the analysis and composition of music from various periods and styles.
  2. Demonstrate an advanced aural awareness of the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic elements of tonal music. Display the musicianship skills necessary to participate successfully in various musical endeavors, including performance and composition.
  3. Present successful solo performances using appropriate repertoire for their chosen instrument/voice with technical proficiency, musicality and stylistic awareness.
  4. Perform and/or participate successfully in small and large ensembles, using time management, interpersonal skills, and musicality to assist in the production of a collaborative musical work.

Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

MUSC 001AMUSIC THEORY I3
MUSC 001BMUSIC THEORY II3
MUSC 001CMUSIC THEORY III3
MUSC 001DMUSIC THEORY IV3
MUSC 002AMUSICIANSHIP I1
MUSC 002BMUSICIANSHIP II1
MUSC 002CMUSICIANSHIP III1
MUSC 002DMUSICIANSHIP IV1
MUSC 004AKEYBOARD SKILLS I1
MUSC 004BKEYBOARD SKILLS II1
MUSC 004CKEYBOARD SKILLS III1
MUSC 004DKEYBOARD SKILLS IV1
MUSC 010CONCERT MUSIC (must be completed 4 times)2
Applied Instruction I and II
Select two units of the following:2
INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION I
INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION II (CLASSICAL)
INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION II (JAZZ/COMMERCIAL)
Applied Instruction III
Select two units of the following:2
INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION III (CLASSICAL)
INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION III (JAZZ/COMMERCIAL)
Large Ensemble (4 semesters)
Select four units of the following:4
PIANO ENSEMBLE
PIANO ACCOMPANYING
VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE
JAZZ COMBO
LANCER JAZZ BIG BAND
STUDIO JAZZ ENSEMBLE
SWING BAND
JAZZ GUITAR ENSEMBLE
LATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE
VOCAL JAZZ COMBO
COLLEGE/COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA
LANCER MARCHING BAND
LANCER CONCERT BAND
CONCERT CHOIR
CHAMBER SINGERS
OPERA WORKSHOP
MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP
OPERA PRODUCTION
GUITAR ENSEMBLE
Total Units30

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