NCCC College Catalog 2022-2023 
    May 29, 2023  
NCCC College Catalog 2022-2023

Music, AA

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The Associate of Arts with an emphasis in Music is designed to prepare students for a transfer to a four-year institution. The courses required are a basic foundation on which one can build.


The student will need to demonstrate proficiencies in reading, English, and mathematics based on the college assessment test, ACT or SAT scores, or by taking the recommended/ required classes. Some of the courses in this curriculum have specific prerequisites.

General Education (GE) Courses

In order to graduate with a college degree, all students are required to take certain general education courses. These include English composition, speech, wellness, science, art and humanities, mathematics, computer systems, and social and behavioral science.

Program Core Courses

MUSI 109 - Applied Music  (Instrument/Voice/Piano), MUSI 110  Band or MUSI 114 - Vocal Ensemble , MUSI 104 - Music Theory I , MUSI 108 - Aural Skills I , MUSI 120 - Music Appreciation  or MUSI 123 - Music in America , These courses are the fundamental building blocks to work toward a four-year degree.

Program Elective Courses

MUSI 101 - Music Fundamentals , MUSI 140 - Music In The Elementary Classroom , MUSI 187 - Concert Choir , MUSI 206 - Theatre Workshop (Music)  

Program Outcomes

Students will develop an understanding of the following:

  1. Basic elements of music, including sound, pitch, dynamics, and tone color.
  2. Combining basic elements of music to construct melodies, harmonies, rhythm, and meter.
  3. Using melody, harmony, rhythm, and meter to determine form and texture.
  4. How form and texture, along with societal mores, determine historical style.
  5. The multiple function of music for individuals and societies.
  6. The notation system of Western music in composing and performing music.
  7. Role and nature of various performing ensembles.
  8. Role and nature of solo performance.

Course Sequence

The listing that follows is a recommended sequence of courses for full-time students. The student should consult with an advisor for information specific to their academic situation.

For More Information Contact:

Program advisor
Alan Murray, 620-432-0377

Music AA Requirements

(Fall) Semester I

Total Credit Hours: 16

(Spring) Semester II

Total Credit Hours: 16

(Fall) Semester III

Total Credit Hours: 16

(Spring) Semester IV

Total Credit Hours: 16

Total Program Credits for AA Degree: 64

*One of the science courses must be biological and one must be physical.

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