2019-2020 Catalog

Music, Instrumental, Associate of Arts

Music, Instrumental offers students the opportunity to study the individual art form of music, as well as its relationship to the other performing arts of dance, theatre, and technical theatre. Instrumental Music provides the foundation for performing careers in live music, dance, theatre, film, television, video or online, as well as teaching and research fields, arts therapy paths within the healthcare profession, entertainment law within the legal profession, and performing arts management within both the for-profit and non-profit business profession. The program utilizes an intensely collaborative, hands-on, studio approach, with ample opportunities for performances in spaces large and small, traditional as well as non-traditional, and working with student theatre technicians, actors and dancers beyond music. It is possible for a student who obtains an A.A. in Instrumental Music to earn between $10 - $15 per hour as a performer with dance, music or theatre organizations across the country, however it is advisable to pursue studies leading to the bachelor's degree. The A.A. in Instrumental Music degree transfers successfully to four-year college and university programs. While an additional two years of study leading to a B. A. or B. M. in music may be sufficient for those interested in performing, generally two to five years of graduate study leading to an M. A. or M. M. E. or  D. Mus. Ed. (for educators), an  M. M. or D. M. A.  or Ph. D. (for higher education or performing careers) may be required.

Degree Requirements

Freshman Year -Fall Semester

MUSC 1030WRITTEN THEORY I

3

MUSC 1035AURAL THEORY I

1

MUSC 1290CLASS PIANO I

1

APPLIED MUSIC

2

ENSEMBLE

1

MUSC 0200MUSIC CONVOCATION

0

APPROVED ELECTIVE

2

MATH 1000PROBLEM SOLVING

3

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

HMDV 10051st YEAR SUCCESS

1

Total Credit Hours:16

Freshman Year - Fall Semester Notes: 

  • Applied Piano online may be substituted for class piano.
  • Applied Lessons can be filled with the following courses: MUSC 2071, 2073, 2074, 2075, 2076, 2077, or 2078. See advisor to choose appropriate course.
  • Ensemble can be selected from the following: Pop Ensemble (MUSC 1465), Jazz Ensemble (MUSC 1390), Instrumental Ensemble (Guitar or Instrumental - MUSC 1485, Piano Ensemble - MUSC 1490, Vocal Ensemble - MUSC 1450, and Collegiate Chorale - MUSC 1400).
  • Approved Electives (Music) can be selected from the following: An additional Applied Music credit, and additional Ensemble credit, Improvisation Strategies (MUSC 1036), Music Composition (MUSC 1070), or Audio Basics and Live Sound Reinforcement (MUSC 1415).
  • In addition to ENGL 1010, students may be required to also take ENGL 1011 (2 credits) due to placement, adding 2 additional credits to their graduation total.
  • Freshman Year - Spring Semester

    MUSC 1040WRITTEN THEORY II

    3

    MUSC 1045AURAL THEORY II

    1

    MUSC 1291CLASS PIANO II

    1

    APPLIED MUSIC

    2

    ENSEMBLE

    1

    MUSC 0200MUSIC CONVOCATION

    0

    APPROVED ELECTIVE

    3

    MUSC 2055MUSIC HISTORY SURVEY II

    3

    ENGL 1020ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

    3

    Total Credit Hours:16

    Freshman Year - Spring Semester Notes:

  • Applied Lessons can be filled with the following courses: MUSC 2071, 2073, 2074, 2075, 2076, 2077, or 2078. See advisor to choose the appropriate course.
  • Ensemble (see note under Freshman Year - Fall Semester).
  • Approved Electives (see note under Freshman Year - Fall Semester).
  • Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

    MUSC 2030WRITTEN THEORY III

    3

    MUSC 2035AURAL THEORY III

    1

    MUSC 1295CLASS PIANO III

    1

    APPLIED MUSIC

    2

    ENSEMBLE

    1

    MUSC 0200MUSIC CONVOCATION

    0

    MUSC 2010POPULAR MUSIC SURVEY

    3

    MUSC 2015INTRODUCTION TO THE MUSIC OF WORLD

    3

    MUSC 2050MUSIC HISTORY SURVEY I

    3

    US & WYOMING CONSTITUTION

    3

    Total Credit Hours:16

     Sophomore Year - Fall Semester Notes: 

  • US & Wyoming Constitution can be fulfilled by U.S. to 1865 (HIST 1211), U.S. From 1865 (HIST 1221), Wyoming History (HIST 1251) or American & Wyoming Government (POLS 1000).
  • Students must take two of the following Music History courses: Popular Music Survey (MUSC 2010), Intro to Music of the World (MUSC 2015), and Music History Survey I (MUSC 2050).
  • See Applied Lesson notes in Freshman Year area.
  • See Ensemble notes in Freshman Year area.
  • Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

    MUSC 2040WRITTEN THEORY IV

    3

    MUSC 2045AURAL THEORY IV

    1

    MUSC 1296CLASS PIANO IV

    1

    APPLIED MUSIC

    2

    ENSEMBLE

    1

    MUSC 0200MUSIC CONVOCATION

    0

    APPROVED ELECTIVE

    3

    MUSC 2395PIANO PROFICIENCY

    0

    SOCIAL SCIENCE

    3

    APPROVED SCIENCE COURSE

    4

    HMDV 2411ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT

    0

    Total Credit Hours:17

     Sophomore Year - Spring Semester Notes: 

  • Social Science courses can be selected from the following disciplines: ANTH, ECON, EDCI, EDEC, HIST, POLS, PSYC, SOC.
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    Total Credit Hours: 64-68

    Applied Music Lessons can be fulfilled with the following courses: MUSC 2071, MUSC 2073, MUSC 2074, MUSC 2075, MUSC 2076, MUSC 2077, or MUSC 2078. See advisor to choose the appropriate course.

    Ensemble can be fulfilled with the following courses: MUSC 1390, MUSC 1485, or MUSC 1490. Each of these courses require instructor permission. See advisor to choose the appropriate course.