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2019-2020 Catalog 
  
2019-2020 Catalog

Music with Areas of Concentration, AAS


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Award: Associate of Applied Science

Degree Code: CNAR (Audio Technology Concentration) - 60 Credits

Degree Code: CNMR (Music Concentration) - 60 Credits

Degree Code: CNMU (Music Education Concentration) - 60 Credits

Degree Code: CNVR (Voice Concentration) - 60 Credits

Program Description

The Music Program provides students with performing experience, practical career skills, and applied technique as a foundation for advancement in music. Solid training in classical and/or contemporary techniques is given in individual lessons with participation in music ensemble performances every semester. This program helps students to prepare for transfer to a four-year institution, internships, and employment or career advancement in the areas of performance, education, administration, and production.

Transfer Information

Cecil College has articulation agreements with Maryland and regional institutions. Click on “Transfer Opportunities” in MyCecil under the Advising tab for a list of transfer pathways. In addition, transfer information is available through ARTSYS (The Articulation System of Maryland). Contact your advisor for detailed information.

Required Courses


General Education Requirements


General Education Requirement Electives - Select 11 Credits


Please see Academic Advisor for elective selection.

  • MAT Math Elective [M] - 4 Credits 1
  • SCI - Science Elective with Lab [S/SL] - 4 Credits 1
  • SOC SCI - Social Science Elective [SS] - 3 Credits

Program Requirements


Areas of Concentration


Audio Technology Concentration


Concentration Electives - Select 16 Credits

Please see Academic Advisor for elective selection.

  • MUC - Ensemble Electives - 8 Credits 2
  • MUL - Music Lesson Electives - 8 Credits 3

Music Concentration


Requirements (22 Credits)


Concentration Electives - Select 22 Credits

Please see Academic Advisor for elective selection.

  • MUC - Ensemble Electives - 8 Credits 2
  • MUL - Music Lesson Electives - 8 Credits 2

Choose 6 Credits from the following:

  • MUC - Music Elective or
  • MUL - Music Elective or
  • EDU - Education Elective

Music Education Concentration


Concentration Electives - Select 12 Credits

Please see Academic Advisor for elective selection.

  • MUC - Ensemble Electives - 8 Credits 2
  • MUL - Music Lesson Electives - 4 Credits 3

Voice Concentration


Concentration Electives - Select 2 Credits

Please see Academic Advisor for elective selection.

  • MUC - Music Elective - 2 Credits or
  • MUL - Music Elective - 2 Credits

Recommended Sequence


The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program as a full-time student. Developmental and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Students should consult their degree audit at MyCecil or an academic advisor for individual degree planning.

Fall I (14 Credits)


Spring I (12 Credits)


Fall II (17 Credits)


Spring II (17 Credits)


  • MUC 211 - Music Theory & Musicianship IV Credits: 4
  • SOC SCI - Social Science Elective - 3 Credits
  • ELECT - Concentration Electives - 10 Credits

Program Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this program, students will meet the General Education Student Learning Outcomes and be able to: 

  • Demonstrate proficiency at the intermediate level on their main instrument or vocal part.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of tonal harmony.
  • Demonstrate functional proficiency in aural theory (ear training) and sight singing.
  • Demonstrate proper use of basic hardware and software tools of music technology.

Additional Outcomes - Area of Concentration in Audio Technology


Upon successful completion of this concentration, students will also be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency with recording techniques.

Additional Outcomes - Area of Concentration in Music Education


Upon successful completion of this concentration, students will also be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of classroom teaching in the music field.

Additional Outcomes - Area of Concentration in Voice


Upon successful completion of this concentration, students will also be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of vocal repertoire.

Career Opportunities


Education, performance, composing and arranging, conducting, music therapy, recording industry, and communications.

Note


1 It is recommended that Music Education majors take Intro to Statistics, and Biology with Lab or Physical Science with Lab.

2 Electives include Chamber Choir, Chamber Ensemble, or other approved elective. Please see current Cecil College course schedule for available ensembles or contact the music faculty for more information.

3 Electives include individual lessons in Voice, Piano, String Instruments, Woodwind Instruments, Brass Instruments, Percussion/Drums, Guitar, Classical Guitar, or other approved elective. Please see current Cecil College course schedule for available courses or contact the music faculty for more information.

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