A.A. in Music

This degree provides students with a foundational musical background, including music theory, history, rudimentary piano competency, performance and techniques/application.

A.A. Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Music A.A. Degree will:

  1. Demonstrate a foundational knowledge in music theory.
  2. Demonstrate a rudimentary piano proficiency.
  3. Display basic proficiency in a specific instrumental, vocal, or creative techniques or styles.
  4. Exhibit perspective on historical and stylistic components of music and musical literature.
  5. Demonstrate competency in performance skills and ability.

Students receiving this degree must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete the District General Education Pattern, CSUGE or IGETC.
    If transferring to a CSU or UC students are strongly recommended to complete the CSUGE or IGETC General Education Patterns. Students looking to transfer to an out of state or private college should consult with a counselor for the appropriate GE pattern selection.
  2. Complete with a “C” or better each course as specified by the major.
  3. Maintain an overall GPA of a 2.0 or better in all degree applicable coursework.
  4. Meet the local area requirement of Kinesiology/Dance.
Select one (1) musicianship and one (1) harmony course from the following:
Musicianship I2
Musicianship II2
Musicianship III2
Harmony I3
Harmony II3
Harmony III3
Select one (1) of the following music history courses:
Music Appreciation3
History of Music I3
History of Music II3
History of Jazz3
History of Rock and Roll3
Introduction to American Music3
Select one (1) of the following piano courses:
Elementary Piano I2
Elementary Piano II2
Intermediate Piano I2
Intermediate Piano II2
Advanced Piano I2
Advanced Piano II2
Select at least two (2) units from the following technique/application courses: 1
Styles, Technique, and the Soul of Popular Singing2
Jazz Improvisation I3
Jazz Improvisation II3
Jazz Combos I1
Jazz Combos II1
Songwriting I2
Songwriting II2
Sight Reading for the Studio I3
Sight Reading for the Studio II3
Concert Promotion Touring4
Career Opportunities in the Music Entertainment Industry3
Jazz Improvisation III3
Jazz Improvisation IV3
Jazz Combos III1
Jazz Combos IV1
Professional and Transfer Audition Preparation2
Songwriting III2
Songwriting IV2
Elementary Piano II2
Voice - Beginning2
Voice - Intermediate2
Beginning Guitar I2
Beginning Guitar II2
Standard Percussion Instrumentation/Techniques1
World Percussion Instrumentation/Techniques1
Musical Theatre Academy Techniques3
Musical Theatre Techniques I3
Music Production Software/Hardware I2
Music Production Software/Hardware II2
Intermediate Piano I2
Intermediate Piano II2
Advanced Piano I2
Advanced Piano II2
Voice- Intermediate/Advanced2
Voice - Advanced2
Intermediate Guitar I2
Intermediate Guitar II2
Individual Performance Techniques2
Musical Theatre Academy Production4
Musical Theatre Workshop Production4
Musical Theatre Production I - Beginning4
Opera Workshop2
Applied Music I Beginning2
Applied Music II Intermediate2
Applied Music III Intermediate/Advanced2
Select six (6) units from the following performance courses:
Pop, Rock, and Jazz Performance Styles I4
Pop, Rock, and Jazz Performance Styles II4
Citrus College Show Choir I4
Show Choir II4
Studio Laboratory Band I4
Studio Laboratory Band II4
Jazz Ensemble I4
Jazz Ensemble II4
Studio Orchestra I4
Studio Orchestra II4
Jazz Combos I1
Chamber Jazz4
Sight Reading for the Studio I3
Classical Performance Techniques Tour (Vocal)4
Commercial Performance Techniques Tour (Vocal)4
Jazz Ensemble Tour I7
Professional Performance Techniques3
Pop, Rock, and Jazz Performance Styles III4
Show Choir III4
Show Choir IV4
Studio Laboratory Band III4
Studio Laboratory Band IV4
Jazz Ensemble III4
Jazz Ensemble IV4
Studio Orchestra III4
Studio Orchestra IV4
Professional Performance Techniques (Vocal)4
Concert Choir I - Beginning3
Concert Choir II-Intermediate3
Women’s Ensemble I - Beginning4
Women's Ensemble II - Intermediate4
Vocal Ensemble I - Beginning3
Vocal Ensemble II Intermediate3
Chamber Chorale I - Beginning4
Chamber Singers I - Beginning4
Chamber Singers II - Intermediate4
Brass Choir I2
Brass Choir II3
Percussion Ensemble I1
World Percussion Ensemble I1
Chamber Winds I4
Chamber Winds II4
Wind Symphony I4
Wind Symphony II4
Musical Theater Orchestra I4
Musical Theatre Orchestra II4
Concert Choir III - Intermediate/Advanced3
Concert Choir IV - Advanced3
Competitive Collegiate Choir3
Competitive Collegiate Show Choir4
Chamber Winds III4
Chamber Music IV4
Wind Symphony III4
Wind Symphony IV4
Competitive Collegiate Jazz Ensemble4
Musical Theatre Orchestra III4
Musical Theatre Orchestra IV4
Competitive Collegiate Wind Band4
Total Units18-21

No courses used to satisfy other requirements may be counted in this section.

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