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Music Performance, AAAS Planning Guide

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Program Description:

The Performance Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences degree is designed to prepare students for careers in music performance and related occupations. Shoreline Community College works closely with local advisory committees and industry professionals to ensure students receive the knowledge and skills currently in demand by employers in the field. Students interested in pursuing a four-year baccalaureate degree in Music should follow the Music AA-DTA transfer degree planning guide.

Program Advisor:

Doug Reid
206-546-4759 dreid@shoreline.edu Rm 812
Bruce Spitz
206-546-4662 bspitz@shoreline.edu Rm 807

AAAS Degree (94 Credits)

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. However, the information is subject to change without notice and final career decisions are the responsibility of the student.

Program Information:

Length of Program: 94 Credits
Completion Award: AAAS Degree
Enrollment: Fall (recommended), Winter, Spring
Approximate Quarterly Costs: $25-$85
(in addition to tuition, books and parking)
Website: www.shoreline.edu/music/musictech.aspx

EPC 2832

Program Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to start this program. ENGL& 101  or BTWRT 215  or an equivalent transfer course is a degree requirement; the prerequisite is college English or ENGL 099  or BTWRT 115  or a placement at the ENGL 101 level. Completion of BUSTC 105  or MATH& 148  is a degree requirement; MUSTC 105 Acoustics may be substituted for this math component. The prerequisite for MUSTC 106 successful completion of MATH 080  (2.0 or better) or placement into MATH 099 . Students without secure knowledge of music fundamentals and keyboard ability should take MUSC 100  and MUSC 120  before taking MUSC& 141 .

Core Curriculum - 17 Credits

Communication Skills (5 Credits)

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)

Multicultural Understanding (5 Credits)

Choose one of the following courses: ART 105 , CMST 203 , MCS 105 .

Human Relations (2 Credits)

Applied Lessons Requirements - Minimum of 6 credits

*2 credits required, Instructor approval required for registration.

Ensemble Performance Requirements - Minimum of 10 Credits

Choose from the courses below - minimum of 6 credits must be in the Large Ensemble Performance category. Courses may be repeated for credit.

Large Ensemble Performance

Small Ensemble Performance

Variable credit, students may choose up to 4 ensembles each quarter.

  • Americana/Bluegrass Ensemble Credits: 1
  • Brass Ensemble Credits: 1
  • Flute Ensemble Credits: 1
  • Guitar Ensemble Credits: 1
  • Percussion Ensemble Credits: 1
  • Repertoire Jazz Ensemble Credits: 1
  • Saxophone Ensemble Credits: 1
  • String Ensemble Credits: 1
  • Vocal Ensemble Credits: 1
  • Woodwind Ensemble Credits: 1

Music Electives - 10 Credits

Choose from the recommended electives listed below, other electives as approved by program advisor.

Approval To Graduate

Student Name, SID and Date: ____________________________________________________

Faculty Advisor and Date: _______________________________________________________

Division Dean and Date: ________________________________________________________

Credential Approval and Date: ____________________________________________________

Sample Schedule for A.A.A.S. Degree

* Courses meet the General Education/Related Instruction Requirements
** MUSC& 242, 242, 242 may be substituted for MUSTC 241 , MUSTC 242 , MUSTC 243 

1st Year

2nd Year

Winter Quarter

Spring Quarter

Music Performance-What is it?

This program provides students with a foundation in music theory and applied music including options for participation in concert bands, jazz, choral and bluegrass ensembles, orchestra, opera, musical theater and voice-dance theater. Depending on interests, students may choose from a variety of electives in audio production, digital audio recording, electronic (MIDI) music production, and pop and commercial theory.

Program Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this program -by achieving a GPA of 2.0 or better for the entire program-should be able to:

  1. Explain and apply the fundamental principles of music theory
  2. Demonstrate a proficiency in vocal or instrumental music performance
  3. Identify current trends and industry standards affecting the field of music performance

Career Opportunities-What can I do with a Degree in Music Performance?

The local industry is projected to remain stable over the next decade with support from a variety of music, television and audio recording studios. Graduates are hired to be performers in choruses, bands, orchestras, dance, opera and theater groups.

Potential employers include: These positions are available in local orchestras, ballets, and a variety of theater or dance productions companies. Many performance artists work on a freelance or contract basis. For more, please visit career information and resources at http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.

Shoreline Community College

16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696

(206) 546-4101


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