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  Nov 21, 2017
2017-2018 General Catalog

Commercial Music, AAA -Major Code 8448, CIP Code 500903

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Offered at the Levelland Campus

The commercial music curriculum is designed to provide the basic skills to equip the student to work in the field of popular commercial music, including country and bluegrass styles.  The curriculum meets all requirements for the Associate of Applied Arts degree.

Program advisors are: Sonny Borba, program coordinator and instructor in commercial music; Brent Wheeler, assistant professor of commercial music; Allie Huffstutler, temporary instructor in commercial music; Wade McNutt, instructor in commercial music; and Mike Carraway, instructor in commercial music.

Associate of Applied Arts Degree

First Semester*

Total Semester Hours: 15

Second Semester

Total Semester Hours: 15

Third Semester

Total Semester Hours: 16

Fourth Semester

Total Semester Hours: 14


*Although not a requirement, students are strongly encouraged to take EDUC 1100 the first semester of enrolllment.

**Commercial Music Ensemble : MUSP 1200,MUSP 1209,MUSP 1240, MUSP 1246, MUSP 1250, MUSP 1253, MUSP 1270.

***Group Class Instruction:  MUSP 1202, MUSP 1212, MUSP 1213, MUSP 2202, MUSP 2205.

***Applied Commercial Music (1 Credit Hour):  MUSP 1103, MUSP 1104, MUSP 1105, MUSP 1106, MUSP 1110, MUSP 1111, MUSP 1115, MUSP 1117, MUSP 1121, MUSP 1123, MUSP 1127, MUSP 1128

****Applied Commercial Music (2 Credit Hours)):  MUSP 1203, MUSP 1204, MUSP 1205, MUSP 1206, MUSP 1210, MUSP 1211, MUSP 1215, MUSP 1217, MUSP 1221, MUSP 1223, MUSP 1227, MUSP 1228.

*****Advanced Applied Commercial Music:  MUSP 2131, MUSP 2133, MUSP 2135, MUSP 2137, MUSP 2140, MUSP 2143, MUSP 2147, MUSP 2149, MUSP 2152, MUSP 2130, MUSP 2132, MUSP 2231, MUSP 2233, MUSP 2235, MUSP 2237, MUSP 2240, MUSP 2243, MUSP 2247, MUSP 2249, MUSP 2252, MUSP 2230, MUSP 2232.



Commercial Music Enhanced Skills Certificate

The Commercial Music Enhanced Skills Certificate exists as an extension of the Commercial Music Associate of Applied Arts degree and can only be awarded after the student has successfully completed the Associate of Applied Arts degree and the following courses:


Enhanced Skills Certificate

  • MUSC 1330 Computer Music Notation                  
  • MUSC 2311 Sight Singing and Ear Training II       
  • MUSP 1201 Private lesson in Arr. And Comp.            

     TOTAL HOURS:  8





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