2018-2019 Catalog

Popular Music, Voice, Associate of Arts

Popular Music, Voice 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. Popular 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 Popular 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 Popular 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 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

OR

MUSC 2073APPLIED MUSIC PIANO

1-2

MUSC 2074APPLIED MUSIC VOICE

1-2

MUSC 0200MUSIC CONVOCATION

0

ENSEMBLE, 2CR

2

MATH 1000PROBLEM SOLVING

3

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

HMDV 10051st YEAR SUCCESS

1

Total Credit Hours:16

Freshman Year - Spring Semester

MUSC 1040WRITTEN THEORY II

3

MUSC 1045AURAL THEORY II

1

MUSC 1291CLASS PIANO II

1

OR

MUSC 2073APPLIED MUSIC PIANO

1-2

MUSC 2074APPLIED MUSIC VOICE

1-2

ENSEMBLE

1

MUSC 0200MUSIC CONVOCATION

0

MUSC 1415AUDIO BASICS & LIVE SOUND REINFORCEMENT

3

MUSC 2010POPULAR MUSIC SURVEY

3

ENGL 1020ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

MUSC 2030WRITTEN THEORY III

3

MUSC 2035AURAL THEORY III

1

MUSC 1295CLASS PIANO III

1

OR

MUSC 2073APPLIED MUSIC PIANO

1-2

MUSC 2074APPLIED MUSIC VOICE

1-2

ENSEMBLE

1

MUSC 1070APPLIED MUSIC COMPOSITION

1-2

MUSC 0200MUSIC CONVOCATION

0

BIOL 1003CURRENT ISSUES IN BIOLOGY

4

OR

PHYS 1050CONCEPTS OF PHYSICS

4

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).
  • Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

    MUSC 2040WRITTEN THEORY IV

    3

    MUSC 2045AURAL THEORY IV

    1

    MUSC 1296CLASS PIANO IV

    1

    OR

    MUSC 2073APPLIED MUSIC PIANO

    1-2

    MUSC 2074APPLIED MUSIC VOICE

    1-2

    MUSC 0200MUSIC CONVOCATION

    0

    MUSC 2395PIANO PROFICIENCY

    0

    MUSC 1435AUDIO RECORDING

    3

    ENSEMBLE, 2CR

    2

    ANTH 1200INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

    3

    OR

    SOC 1000SOCIOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES

    3

    HMDV 2411ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT

    0

    Total Credit Hours:15

    Total Credit Hours: 64

    Ensembles, where listed for two credits, two individual Ensembles must be taken. 

    Ensembles can be selected from the following courses: MUSC 1400, MUSC 1450,  or MUSC 1465. Each of these courses require instructor permission.