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MUSIC / A.S. DEGREE

Ammerman
Hegis Code: 5610

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: MUSC-AS
 

     This program is designed for students wishing to pursue a career in music. Graduates will have a solid foundation in music theory, aural skills, piano, history and performance that will enable them to transfer to a four-year college music program to pursue a career in music education, performance, composition and arranging, conducting, therapy, law, songwriting or audio recording.

Admission requirement for the MUSC-AS Music/A.S. Degree

     To be admitted into the Music Program candidates are required to take a music entrance exam consisting of music theory, aural skills, and an instrumental or vocal audition.

     Students do not have to be a MUSC-AS designation to be enrolled in general music classes: MUS101, MUS103, MUS105, MUS109, MUS111, MUS113, MUS117, and MUS120, or music performing ensembles.


FIRST SEMESTER: 18.5-19.5 credits †Credits
ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
  Math Elective 3-4
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum MUS115: Freshman Seminar for Music Majors 1.5
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum MUS122: Music Theory I (Diatonicism) 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum MUS123: Aural Skills I 2
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum MUS124: Piano I 2
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum MUS125: Applied Music I 1
* Performance Ensemble 2
  Physical Education 1
       
SECOND SEMESTER: 18.0 credits Credits
  ENG102: Introduction to Literature 3
  Lab Science Elective 4
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum MUS126: Music Theory II 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum MUS127: Aural Skills II 2
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum MUS128: Piano II 2
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum MUS129: Applied Music II 1
* Performance Ensemble 2
  Physical Education 1
       
THIRD SEMESTER: 18.0 credits Credits
** History Elective 3
Humanities Elective 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum MUS203: Music Theory III 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum MUS204: Aural Skills III 2
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum MUS205: Applied Music III 1
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum MUS206: Music History I 3
  Social Science Elective 3
       
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15.0 credits Credits
  Humanities Elective 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum MUS208: Music Theory IV 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum MUS209: Aural Skills IV 2
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum MUS210: Music History II 3
 Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum MUS211: Applied Music IV 1
  Social Science Elective 3
       
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 69.5-70.5†

*Music majors taking more than two performance courses in any given semester are required to pay only two lab fees.
**To be selected from HIS101, HIS102, HIS103, HIS104, HIS107, HIS118, HIS119, HIS120.
 Courses that constitute the major in this
curriculum These courses constitute the major courses in this curriculum.
 NOTE: 1) Students planning to transfer to SUNY four-year institution should check the SUNY core General Education Requirements in the college catalog for information on selection of elective courses.
2) See Transfer Opportunities for articulation agreements with four-year colleges and universities.

REQUIRED CREDIT DISTRIBUTION
English 6 credits
Humanities 6 credits
History 3 credits
Social Sciences 6 credits
Math/Science 7-8 credits
Music 34 credits
Performance Ensemble 4 credits
Physical Education 2 credits
Freshman Seminar 1.5 credits


NOTE: The following performance ensembles are open to all students and do NOT require matriculation in the music curriculum. Each ensemble is 2 credits:
  MUS131: Guitar Ensemble
MUS132: College Orchestra
MUS133: Symphonic Band
MUS134: Jazz Ensemble
MUS135: College Choir
MUS136: Suffolk Singers (requires MUS135 is corequisite)
The following ensemble is restricted to students matriculated in the music curriculum:
 MUS138: Contemporary Music Ensemble (2 credits)