Music A.F.A.

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Music A.F.A.

Department: Music

Total Credit Hours: 66 credits

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General Education Requirements (22 credits)
Communication ENG 101*** English Composition I 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
COM 101 or Oral Communications  3
COM 106 or Public Speaking 
COM 110 Interpersonal Communications
Math MAT 155*** Contemporary College Math (or higher) 4
Social Science HIS 101 or U.S. History to 1877  3
HIS 102 or U.S. History Since 1877 
HIS 115 or U.S. History Since 1945 
HIS 270 or History of Missouri 
POL 101 or American Government 
POL 102 State & Local Government
Natural Science Any BIO or Any Biology Course  3
Any CHM or Any Chemistry Course 
Any PHY Any Physical Science Course
Computer Literacy CPT 103/BTC 103 or  Microcomputer Applications 3
CPT 115 Intro to Data Processing
Music Core Course Requirements (38 credits)
MUS 231 Music History I 3
MUS 232 Music History II 3
MUS 021 (all 4 semesters) Recital and Concert Attendance 0
MUS 131/132/281/282 Music Theory I, II, II, IV 12
MUS 133/134/283/284 Ear Training and Sight Singing 1, II, III, IV 4
MUS 119/120/219/220 Piano Proficiency I, II, III, IV 4
Large Ensemble
Choose 1 group from the following:
MUS 115/116/117/118 Chamber Choir I, II, III, IV 4
MUS 105/106/107/108 SCC Singers I, II, III, IV
MUS 175/176/177/178 Concert Band I, II, III, IV
MUS 185/186/187/188 Orchestra I, II, III, IV
(2 credits each semester in primary instrument) Private Lessons 
Choose from the following: MVV Applied Voice 8
MVK Applied Piano or Organ
MVG Applied Guitar, Bass Guitar, or Jazz Guitar
MVP Applied Percussion
MVS Applied Strings
MVW Applied Woodwinds
MVB Applied Brass
Music Elective Requirements (6 credits)
Choose 6 credits total MUS 225 Elements of Conducting 3
MUS 286 Teaching Methods: Brass 2
MUS 287 Teaching Methods: Strings 2
MUS 288 Teaching Methods: Percussion 2
MUS 285 Teaching Methods: Woodwinds 2
MUS 141, 142, 143, 144 Show Choir I, II, III, IV 1
MUS 164, 264 Jazz Improvisation I, II 2
MUS 229, 230 Musical Theatre History up to 1943 or Musical 3
MUS 162 English/Italian Diction 1
MUS 163 French/German Diction 1
MUS 145, 146, 147, 148 Jazz Band I, II, III, IV 1
MUS 165, 166, 167 Instrumental Chamber Ensemble I, II, III 1
MUS 195, 196, 197, 198 Wind Ensemble I, II, III, IV 1
MUS 234 Jazz History 3
MUS 210 Music Typography 2
MUS 259, 260 Musical Theatre Workshop I, II 1
MUS 295 Opera Theater Workshop 1-3
MUS 250, 251 Music Audio Production I, II 3
MUS 299 Sophomore Recital 0
Total Required Hours: 66

***The Academic Skills Assessment is required before enrolling in Math or English courses. If a student places into lower-level courses than are required for his/her degree, then the student needs to first enroll in such courses before enrolling in the required courses.

Don't miss the inaugural SCC Jazz Camp for middle and high school students features classes in big band rehearsals, improvisation, instrument master classes, ear training, rhythm sectionals, combos and nightly concerts with the Jim Widner Big Band.*

*this is not a requirement for Music A.F.A

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