Music

smiling students on campus

San Jacinto Campus
(951) 487-MSJC (6752)
1-800-624-5561
John Tribelhorn (951) 487-3641
jtribelhorn@msjc.edu

Menifee Valley Campus
(951) 672-MSJC (6752)
1-800-452-3335
Eric Rea (951) 639-5665
erea@msjc.edu

Degree(s)

Transfer:

A.A.-T in Music for Transfer
(using General Education Requirements Option B or C)

See also:
A.A. in Liberal Arts - Arts, Humanities & Communications Emphasis

Non-Transfer:

None

See:
A.A. in Audio Technology
A.A. in Advanced Audio Technology
A.A. in Musical Theater

Certificate(s)

None

See:
Certificate in Audio Technology
Certificate in Advanced Audio Technology
Certificate in Musical Theater

Employment Concentration Certificate(s)

None

Program Description

The music program is designed with two ends in mind—to prepare students to transfer to music major programs at fouryear institutions, and to develop the skills and knowledge to pursue activities in the music profession. The A.A.-T in Music for Transfer provides students with preparation in the areas of music theory, musicianship, individual performance (applied music), and ensemble performance. These skills and abilities can also be used for integration into other majors, such as multi-media, early childhood, and audio technology.

The areas of study presented in the music program are designed to align with the required areas prescribed by transfer institutions. Specifics required to transfer differ among many public and private four-year institutions, so students in the music department are encouraged to work with the institution to which they wish to transfer to ensure they complete all of the required courses. These requirements frequently exceed the requirements established for the associate degree in music. Many universities require diagnostic, or placement exams to determine a student’s level of preparation in the various areas of music instruction. Students are recommended to develop piano skills in MUS 111 and 112, to participate in applied music during every semester of enrollment at the college, and to take courses in music history and appreciation (MUS 100, 106, 107, 108, and 109).