Feb 26, 2024
The Music Concentration prepares students to transfer into a bachelor’s program in music at a four-year college or university. The music concentration examines the areas of music theory, ear training, and music literature, while stressing critical thinking skills. Students participate in a music ensemble and applied lessons to improve their skills and knowledge on their respective instrument or voice.
Graduates of the Music Concentration will be able to:
- Apply principles of music theory to the evaluation and interpretation of musical scores
- Describe the historical evolution of Western music as it relates to stylistic periods, performance practices, and representative composers and their works
- Utilize current technologies in performance, composition, notation, and distribution of music
- Apply technical and stylistic knowledge and skills to individual performances
- Apply technical and stylistic knowledge and skills to ensemble performances
Sequence of Study - Music Concentration A.A.
Below are the required courses for your program arranged in a suggested sequence. Please note that the sequence does not include developmental coursework. See Academic Preparation for the developmental course sequence if applicable to you.
Required Courses (in expected order)
Program Total: 60 Credits
Credit earned at any public institution in the state shall be transferable to any other institution if the:
- Credit is from a college or university parallel course or program;
- Grades in the block of courses transferred average 2.00 or higher; and
- Acceptance of the credit is consistent with the policies of the receiving institution governing students following the same program. Refer to ARTSYS at artweb.usmd.edu and the receiving institution’s catalog to select transferable courses.