SLCC General Catalog

Music AS

Associate of Science (AS)
61 credits minimum

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Program Description

The Music Department offers a two-year program of music education for students planning to major in music at a four-year institution, as well as the student who is interested in improving their individual musical knowledge and abilities.

Departmental offerings include music theory, conducting, MIDI technology (computer/synthesizer), songwriting, music history and music appreciation. The Department also offers opportunities to develop individual music skills in a variety of instruments, piano and voice, as well as performing experience in auditioned and non-auditioned ensembles. The Music Department faculty supports high standards in music education; they encourage and mentor individual students to attain their highest potential.

Career Opportunities

Continuation to baccalaureate granting institutions in performance and music education. Students may also open studios in private music teaching and approach local recording studios for recording work. Performers may also engage in performance for pay as an entrepreneur in the music field. Most performing musicians do not hold regular jobs as performers but work as contract entrepreneurs in the communities.

Transfer/Articulation Information

Music majors planning to transfer to a four-year institution will be required to pass a vocal or instrumental proficiency exam. It is strongly encouraged that students take 45-minute private lessons each semester in voice or their instrument of study to prepare for this exam.

Admission into a major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution’s requirements for that major. Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. See an Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information.

Program Entry Requirements

By Audition or faculty approval. Students with insufficient prior preparation may be required to take MUSC 1100 Intro to Music Theory before being allowed to begin taking the required courses in Music Theory. Students with insufficient piano/keyboard skills may be required to take MUSC 1150 and MUSC 1160or private piano lessons to complete the piano proficiency requirement. Contact Thomas Baggaley: thomas.baggaley@slcc.edu

Total Program/Course Fees

Estimated books and supplies- $350 - $450 per semester, $10.00 for performing classes for music, $360 per semester for private lessons (voice or instrumental).

Estimated Cost for Students

Cost of supplies and texts are comparable with other General Education classes at approximately $40 per text. Some courses require additional fees or may require concert attendance.

Estimated Time to Completion

If students follow the suggested schedule, time to completion is four semesters.

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 6 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisites

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

ENGL 2010

Intermediate Writing

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

Quantitative Literacy (QL) Choose One Course (3-4 Credits) From The Following

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisites

MATH 1030

Quantitative Reasoning

3

A

RDG 0990; within the last year MATH 1010 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

MATH 1040

Intro to Statistics

3

A

RDG 0990; within last year MATH 1010 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

MATH 1050

College Algebra

4

A

RDG 0990; within last year MATH 1010 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

American Institutions (AI) Choose 3 Credits From One Of The Following

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisites

ECON 1740

Econ History of US

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

HIST 1700

American Civilization

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

POLS 1100

US Govt & Politics

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Institutional Requirements:

Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 Credit

Student Choice (IN or Depth) 3 Credits

Distribution Areas:

Choose one course (three credit hours) from each of the following distribution areas.One of the courses must also be a Diversity course (DV).

Course

Credits

Biological Science (BS)

3-4

Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

Humanities (HU)

3

Interdisciplinary (ID)

3

Social Science (SS)

3

Required Courses: (27 Credits)

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Four semesters of Recital Attendance

MUSC 0990

Recital Attendance

0

F, Sp

MUSC 1110

Music Theory I

3

F, Sp

MUSC 1100 or equivalent proficiency (test given first day). Coreq: 1130

MUSC 1120

Music Theory II

3

Sp, Su

MUSC 1110 w/C grade or better. Coreq: MUSC 1140

MUSC 1130

SS and Ear I

1

F, Sp

Coreq: MUSC 1110

MUSC 1140

SS and Ear II

1

Sp, Su

MUSC 1130 w/C grade or better. Coreq: MUSC 1120

MUSC 1200

Introduction to the Music Industry

1

F, Sp

OR

MUSC 1300

Money & Creative Profs.

1

F, Sp

Four semesters of a Performance Ensemble

(see below)

1

F, Sp

Audition

Four semesters of Private Applied Instruction

(see below)

1

F, Sp

Audition

MUSC 2110

Music Theory III

3

F

MUSC 1120 w/C grade or better. Coreq: MUSC 2130

MUSC 2130

SS and Ear Training III

1

F

MUSC 1140 w/C grade or better. Coreq: MUSC 2110

MUSC 2120

Music Theory IV

3

Sp

MUSC 2110 w/C grade or better. Coreq: MUSC 2140

MUSC 2140

SS and Ear Training IV

1

Sp

MUSC 2130 w/C grade or better. Coreq: MUSC 2120

MUSC 2350

Conducting Fundamentals

2

Sp

MUSC 1120

NOTE: MUSC 0990 must be taken each semester for four semesters. Students may use any combination of MUSC 1370, 1380, 1390, 1450, 1460, or 1470 (including repeating any of these classes for credit - which is the normal case) to fulfill the four credits of vocal or instrumental performance ensemble that must be taken (preferably one each semester).

Students may use MUSC 1712, 1715, 1722, 1725, 1732, 1735, 1742,1745, 1752, 1755, 1762, or 1765 to fulfill two of the four credits of vocal or instrumental private applied instruction that must be taken and MUSC 2712, 2715, 2722, 2725, 2732, 2735, 2742, 2745, 2752, 2755, 2762, or 2765 to complete the remaining two credits. Students must pass a proficiency jury upon completion of the two semesters at the first year (1000) level of private applied instruction to advance to the second year (2000) level. They must also pass a proficiency jury upon completion of the two semesters of second year level private applied instruction to fulfill the private applied portion of their degree requirement.

In order to receive this degree, all students are required to pass a piano/keyboard proficiency exam, which is usually taken at the beginning of the student's first semester in the program. Students with insufficient prior preparation in this area may be required to take MUSC 1150 and MUSC 1160 to obtain the necessary skills to successfully complete the piano proficiency requirement.Contact Thomas Baggaley: thomas.baggaley@slcc.edu

Sample Schedule

1st Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

MUSC 0990

0

MUSC 0900

0

Ensemble

1

Ensemble

1

MUSC 1110

3

MUSC 1120

3

MUSC 1130

1

MUSC 1140

1

ENGL 1010

3

HLAC

1

AI

3

Distribution (2)

6

MUSC 1200 OR 1300

1

COMM 1010

3

Private Lessons

1

Private Lessons

1

QL

3

Total

16

Total

16

2nd Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

MUSC 0990

0

MUSC 0900

0

Ensemble

1

Ensemble

1

MUSC 2110

3

MUSC 2350

2

MUSC 2130

1

MUSC 2120

3

Distribution (3)

9

MUSC 2140

1

Private Lessons

1

ENGL 2010

3

Distribution

1

Private Lessons

1

Total

15

Total

14

Advising Notes

It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisites for each class. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before the designated class may be taken. It is recommended that students complete some of their distribution requirements by taking MUSC 1500 Music and Technology (which meets the Interdisciplinary distribution requirement) and one of the following: MUSC 1010 Introduction to Music, MUSC 1030 Survey of Jazz or MUSC 1040 U.S. Music & Culture (each of which meets the Fine Arts distribution requirement - MUSC 1040 also meets the Diversity course requirement). It is also recommended that students take another of these courses (MUSC 1010, 1030 or 1040) to meet the Student Choice (Depth) General Education requirement.

Departmental Course Offerings

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

MUSC 0990

Recital Attendance

0

 F, Sp

MUSC 1010

Intro to Music (FA)

3

A

MUSC 1025

Collaboration in the Arts (HR)

3

F, Sp

MUSC 1030

Survey of Jazz (FA)

3

A

MUSC 1040

US Music Culture (FA,DV)

3

A

MUSC 1050

Songwriting I

2

F, Sp

MUSC 1060

Songwriting II

2

Sp, Su

MUSC 1050 w/C grade or better or instructor approval

MUSC 1090

Bridging the Arts (FA)

3

A

MUSC 1100

Intro to Music Theory

2

F, Sp

MUSC 1110

Music Theory I

3

F, Sp

MUSC 1100 or equivalent proficiency (test given first day). Coreq: 1130

MUSC 1120

Music Theory II

3

Sp, Su

MUSC 1110 w/C grade or better. Coreq: MUSC 1140

MUSC 1130

SS and Ear Training I

1

F, Sp

MUSC 1110

MUSC 1140

SS and Ear Training II

1

Sp, Su

MUSC 1130 w/C grade or better. Coreq: MUSC 1120

MUSC 1145

Intro to Piano

2

F

MUSC 1150

Group Piano I

1

F, Sp

MUSC 1160

Group Piano II

1

Sp

MUSC 1150 or instructor approval

MUSC 1200

Introduction to the Music Industry

1

F, Sp

MUSC 1300

Money & Creative Profs.

1

F, Sp

MUSC 1310

Group Voice I

2

A

MUSC 1350

College Chorale

1

F, Sp

MUSC 1360

College Chorale

0

F, Sp

MUSC 1370

Concert Choir

1

F, Sp

Audition

MUSC 1380

Chamber Singers

1

F, Sp

Audition

MUSC 1390

South City Jazz

1

F, Sp

Audition

MUSC 1400

Copyrights for Creative Professionals

1

TBA

MUSC 1420

Sales Promo For Creative Professionals

2

TBA

MUSC 1440

Build Creative Business

2

TBA

MUSC 1450

Bruin Band

1

TBA

MUSC 1460

Chamber Orchestra

1

F, Sp

Audition

MUSC 1470

Jazz Ensemble

1

F, Sp

Audition

MUSC 1480

Guitar Ensemble

1

F, Sp

Audition

MUSC 1500

Music and Tech (ID)

3

A

MUSC 1510

Desktop Music Pub.

3

F

MUSC 1100 or equivalent proficiency (ability to read music notation) or MUSC 1100 taken concurrently

MUSC 1515

Basic Audio Production

3

A

MUSC 1520

Intro MIDI/Elec Mus Comp

3

F, Sp

MUSC 1530

Music Rec Techniques

4

Sp, Su

MUSC/COMM/FLM/THEA 1515 w/C grade or better or instructor approval

MUSC 1540

MIDI II/Media Music Comp

3

Sp, Su

MUSC 1520 or instructor approval

MUSC 1550

Musical Acoustics

3

F

Recommended prereq: Math proficiency - Algebra and Geometry

MUSC 1560

Music Mixing Techniques

3

Sp, Su

Prereq: MUSC/COMM/FLM/THEA 1515 w/C grade or better or instructor approval

MUSC 1610

Group Guitar I

2

A

MUSC 1620

Group Guitar II

2

F, Sp

MUSC 1610

MUSC 1660

Fretboard Theory I

2

F

MUSC 1670

Fretboard Theory II

2

Sp

MUSC 1660

MUSC 1710

Pvt Gtr/Bass (nonMaj)

1

A

MUSC 1712

Pvt Gtr/Bass (MusEdMaj)

1

A

Audition

MUSC 1715

Pvt Gtr/Bass (Perf Maj)

2

A

Audition

MUSC 1720

Pvt Strings (nonMaj)

1

A

MUSC 1722

Pvt Strings (MusEdMaj)

1

A

Audition

MUSC 1725

Pvt Strings (Perf Maj)

2

A

Audition

MUSC 1730

Pvt Piano (nonMaj)

1

A

MUSC 1732

Pvt Piano (MusEdMaj)

1

A

Audition

MUSC 1735

Pvt Piano (Perf Maj)

2

A

Audition

MUSC 1740

Pvt Brass (nonMaj)

1

A

MUSC 1742

Pvt Brass (MusEdMaj)

1

A

Audition

MUSC 1745

Pvt Brass (Perf Maj)

2

A

Audition

MUSC 1750

Pvt Voice (nonMaj)

1

A

MUSC 1752

Pvt Voice (MusEdMaj)

1

A

Audition

MUSC 1755

Pvt Voice (Perf Maj)

2

A

Audition

MUSC 1760

Pvt Woodwind (nonMaj)

1

A

MUSC 1762

Pvt Wdwd (MusEdMaj)

1

A

Audition

MUSC 1765

Pvt Woodwd (Perf Maj)

2

A

Audition

MUSC 1900

Special Projects

1-2

F, Sp

Instructor approval

MUSC 2110

Music Theory III

3

F

MUSC 1120 w/C grade or better. Coreq: MUSC 2130

MUSC 2130

SS and Ear Training III

1

F

MUSC 1140 w/C grade or better. Coreq: MUSC 2110

MUSC 2120

Music Theory IV

3

Sp

MUSC 2110 w/C grade or better. Coreq: MUSC 2140

MUSC 2140

SS and Ear Training IV

1

Sp

MUSC 2130 w/C grade or better. Coreq: MUSC 2120

MUSC 2350

Conducting Fundamentals

2

Sp

MUSC 1120

MUSC 2500

Music Production Group

4

A

MUSC 1060, 1530 or 1540 w/C grade or better or instructor approval.

MUSC 2520

Music Scoring for Film

3

F

MUSC 1540 or MUSC 1120 w/C grade or better or instructor approval.

MUSC 2550

Music Internship

1-3

A

Instructor approval and second year status in the Music Recording Technology or Media Music programs.

MUSC 2570

Game Audio Design

4

S

MUSC 1515

MUSC 2710

Pvt Gtr/Bass (nonMaj)

1

A

MUSC 1710

MUSC 2712

Pvt Gtr/Bass (MusEdMaj)

1

A

MUSC 1712 and Audition

MUSC 2715

Pvt Gtr/Bass (Perf Maj)

2

A

MUSC 1715 and Audition

MUSC 2720

Pvt Strings (nonMaj)

1

A

MUSC 1720

MUSC 2722

Pvt Strings (MusEdMaj)

1

A

MUSC 1722 and Audition

MUSC 2725

Pvt Strings (Perf Maj)

2

A

MUSC 1725 and Audition

MUSC 2730

Pvt Piano (nonMaj)

1

A

MUSC 1730

MUSC 2732

Pvt Piano (MusEdMaj)

1

A

MUSC 1732 and Audition

MUSC 2735

Pvt Piano (Perf Maj)

2

A

MUSC 1735 and Audition

MUSC 2740

Pvt Brass (nonMaj)

1

A

MUSC 1740

MUSC 2742

Pvt Brass (MusEdMaj)

1

A

MUSC 1742 and Audition

MUSC 2745

Pvt Brass (Perf Maj)

2

A

MUSC 1745 and Audition

MUSC 2750

Pvt Voice (nonMaj)

1

A

MUSC 1750

MUSC 2752

Pvt Voice (MusEdMaj)

1

A

MUSC 1752 and Audition

MUSC 2755

Pvt Voice (Perf Maj)

2

A

MUSC 1755 and Audition

MUSC 2760

Pvt Woodwind (nonMaj)

1

A

MUSC 1760

MUSC 2762

Pvt Wdwd (MusEdMaj)

1

A

MUSC 1762 and Audition

MUSC 2765

Pvt Woodwd (Perf Maj)

2

A

MUSC 1765 and Audition

MUSC 2900

Special Topics

1-3

TBA

Department approval

MUSC 2990

Perf Arts Connct

2

Sp

Department approval

 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Acquire substantive knowledge
  2. Communicate effectively
  3. Develop quantitative literacies
  4. Think critically and creatively
  5. Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
  6. Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
  7. 7 – Develop computer and information literacy
  • Prepare students for transfer to four-year music programs in the state of Utah

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

  • Proficiency in academic understanding of music theory, ear-training, piano/keyboard, and sight-singing.

1, 2, 3, 4

  • Proficiency in musical performance with appropriate expression, accuracy and artistic value.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

  • Show proficiency in at least one performance medium of voice, instrument, or composition.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Department Contact Info

Communication and Performing Arts Division

South City Campus

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-4130

Performing Arts Department

Academic Advisor
South City Campus (SCC) W138
801-957-3361

Program Faculty

Associate Professors
Lyle Archibald
Thomas Baggaley

Assistant Professors
Craig Ferrin

Instructors
Stephen Sue