This transfer guide is designed to provide the first two years of academic study for most baccalaureate programs in music, including music education, performance, therapy, theory/composition and other fields of study. Students majoring or minoring in music are encouraged to become familiar with the specific degree requirements of their selected transfer institution.
Music majors must study privately each semester in an applied performance area. This concentration may be in voice, piano, any wind, percussion or orchestral instrument, or jazz or classical guitar. A student will be expected to register every semester for a two (2) credit hour private lesson in his or her principal applied area. The secondary applied area for all music majors will be piano. Any exception to this requirement must be approved by the department chair. Students concentrating in piano may choose another instrument or voice as a secondary applied area. Students will register for a one (1) credit hour private lesson in their secondary applied area; however, students with limited background in piano will begin in class piano. Music faculty advisors will determine the appropriate piano enrollment for the student.
All music majors must continue piano study until they pass a piano proficiency exam. This exam will include memorized pieces, scales, cadences, harmonization of a melody and transposition. Students may expect to take a similar exam when transferring into a university music program.
Incoming freshmen should expect to take an examination in the fundamentals of music to determine proper placement in music theory courses. Appropriate placement will be decided by the faculty advisor in consultation with the theory instructor. Music majors will be expected to play a jury examination each semester in their principal applied area. A jury examination in a secondary area is left to the discretion of the instructor. Music majors perform on student recitals each semester at the discretion of the instructor and present a half or full recital during the sophomore year. Music majors will be required to enroll in MUSI 0000 and attend a specified number of recitals each semester of enrollment.
The following transfer guide meets all requirements for an Associate of Arts degree.
Faculty advisors are Dr. Gary Hudson, professor of music; Dr. Deborah Gelber, assistant professor of music; and Dr. Donna Ham, professor of music.
Suggested Transfer Guide