ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE2019 - 2020
AREA OF CONCENTRATION IN ARTS & SCIENCES
MUSIC
Award: Associate of Arts Degree
No. of credits required: 
60
For more information: Contact Dr. Richard Johnson, 443-412-2649, rijohnson@harford.edu; Dr. Janice Mahinka, 443-412-2290, jmahinka@harford.edu; or Admissions, 443-412-2109.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
This program provides a variety of opportunities and courses for students who wish to study music either as preparation for a profession in one of many career fields or for personal enrichment.

PROGRAM GOALS
Upon completion of the Associate of Arts in Music degree students will be able to:
  1. Successfully transfer to a four-year institution.
  2. Perform on a major instrument or voice with an evolved and informed aesthetic.
  3. Evaluate historical perspectives of music.
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in theoretical concepts.

TRANSFER INFORMATION
Although this program meets the first two years of requirements for music majors at most Maryland colleges, students who plan to transfer should check the requirements of the receiving institution. To facilitate transfer, students should consult with music faculty early in their studies at HCC.

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION
Music students have several other career options in addition to teaching and performance careers, particularly if they combine their music major with courses in another field. There are employment possibilities in therapy, music management, booking agencies, sales, television, music libraries, recording and sound engineering, as well as digital/multimedia.


 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Recommended Course Sequence

First SemesterCredits
MUS 103Music Theory I  4
MUS 201The Art of Listening I (H) 3
Applied Music #1
Music Ensemble ##1
General Elective*3
ENG 101English Composition 3
 Semester Total15
   
Second Semester Credits
MUS 104Music Theory II  4
MUS 202The Art of Listening II 3
MUS 215Introduction to Electronic Music 3
Applied Music # 1
Music Ensemble ##1
Mathematics Elective 3
 Semester Total15
   
Third Semester   Credits
MUS 203Music Theory III 4
MUS 275Applied Music Keyboard Theory 1
Applied Music #1
Music Ensemble ###1
Behavioral/Social Science Elective 3
Biological/Physical Lab Science Elective 4
Physical Education Elective1
 Semester Total15
   
Fourth Semester Credits
MUS 204Music Theory IV 4
Applied Music #1
Music Ensemble ###1
MUS 216World Music  ** 
              or  
MUS 222Popular Music of the United States  ** 
              or  
MUS 223Listening to Jazz  **3
Biological/Physical Science Elective 3
Behavioral/Social Science Elective *3
 Semester Total15
   

* Students preparing to transfer to a 4-year Music Education program should take EDUC 101: Introduction to Education as their first-semester General Elective and PSY 101: General Psychology as their fourth-semester Behavioral/Social Science Elective. (Students may also take EDUC 217: Introduction to Special Education in addition to the above classes if they seek more experience in the classroom.)
** As advised for transfer or your personal interest.
*** As advised for transfer.
# Choose from MUS 127-174 or MUS 227-274
## Choose from MUS 105-114 or MUS 118-121 or MUS 124-125 or MUS 185-188
### Choose from MUS 205-214 or MUS 218-221 or MUS 224-225 or MUS 285-288

FIELD TRIP STATEMENT
Courses in this program may require field trips.