Apr 16, 2021
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.
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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.
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)
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)
Human Relations (2 Credits)
Music Requirements - 51 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
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.
Students who successfully complete this program -by achieving a GPA of 2.0 or better for the entire program-should be able to:
- Explain and apply the fundamental principles of music theory
- Demonstrate a proficiency in vocal or instrumental music performance
- 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