2018-2019 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

APPROVED MUSIC COURSE

1-2

APPLIED MUSIC

2

ENSEMBLE, 2CR

2

MUSC 0200MUSIC CONVOCATION

0

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

MATH 1000PROBLEM SOLVING

3

HMDV 10051st YEAR SUCCESS

1

Total Credit Hours:16-17

Freshman Year - Fall Semester Notes: 

  • Approved Music Course can be fulfilled by Class Piano I (MUSC 1290) or Applied Music Piano (MUSC 2073).
  • Freshman Year - Spring Semester

    MUSC 1040WRITTEN THEORY II

    3

    MUSC 1045AURAL THEORY II

    1

    APPROVED MUSIC COURSE

    1-2

    APPLIED MUSIC

    2

    ENSEMBLE

    1

    MUSC 0200MUSIC CONVOCATION

    0

    US & WYOMING CONSTITUTION

    3

    APPROVED SOCIAL SCIENCE COURSE

    3

    ENGL 1020ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

    3

    Total Credit Hours:17-18

    Freshman Year - Spring Semester Notes:

  • Approved Music Course can be fulfilled by Class Piano II (MUSC 1291) or Applied Music Piano (MUSC 2073).
  • US & Wyoming Constitution can be fulfilled by U.S. to 1865 (HIST 1211), U.S. From 1865 (HIST 1221), Wyoming History (HIST 1251) and American & Wyoming Government (POLS 1000).
  • Approved Social Science Course can be fulfilled by Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 1200) or Sociological Principles (SOC 1000).
  • Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

    MUSC 2030WRITTEN THEORY III

    3

    MUSC 2035AURAL THEORY III

    1

    APPROVED MUSIC COURSE

    1-2

    APPLIED MUSIC

    2

    ENSEMBLE, 2CR

    2

    MUSC 0200MUSIC CONVOCATION

    0

    MUSC 2050MUSIC HISTORY SURVEY I

    3

    MUSC 2015INTRODUCTION TO THE MUSIC OF WORLD

    3

    Total Credit Hours:15-16

     Sophomore Year - Fall Semester Notes: 

  • Approved Music Course can be fulfilled by Class Piano III (MUSC 1295) or Applied Music Piano (MUSC 2073).
  • Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

    MUSC 2040WRITTEN THEORY IV

    3

    MUSC 2045AURAL THEORY IV

    1

    APPROVED MUSIC COURSE

    1-2

    APPLIED MUSIC

    2

    ENSEMBLE, 2CR

    2

    MUSC 0200MUSIC CONVOCATION

    0

    MUSC 2055MUSIC HISTORY SURVEY II

    3

    APPROVED SCIENCE COURSE

    4

    MUSC 2395PIANO PROFICIENCY

    0

    HMDV 2411ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT

    0

    Total Credit Hours:16-17

     Sophomore Year - Spring Semester Notes: 

  • Approved Music Course can be fulfilled by Class Piano IV (MUSC 1296) or Applied Music Piano (MUSC 2073).
  • Approved Science Course can be fulfilled by Current Issues in Biology (BIOL 1003) or Concepts of Physics (PHYS 1050).
  • 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.