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Academic Subject Certificate in Music

Music Academic Subject Certificate, 20 to 21 credits
Provides a strong foundation in music theory, performance, and the music business. This is an ideal program if you plan to earn a bachelor’s degree in music, wish to develop and further your interest or talent in music while earning an Associate in Arts degree, or if you intend to pursue a professional career in music

With proper planning, and particularly for students with prior music study, the certificate may be completed within the total requirements for the AA degree.

Requirements

Updated for 2013-2014

Requirements

    Core Courses                                        14 credits

    Performing Ensembles                          4 credits

    Electives                                                  2 credits

Course Alpha

Course Title

Credits

Core Courses (All six courses for 14 credits)

 

MUS 281

Music Theory I

3

MUS 282

Music Theory II

3

MUS 283

Aural Training I

1

MUS 284

Aural Training II

1

MUS 140

Sound System Utilization

3

MUS 146

The Business of Music

3

 

Total Core Credits: 14

 

 

 

 

Performing Ensembles (4 credits)

4

4 credits are required from any of the performing ensemble courses below. All ensemble courses are 2 cr, except for MUS 202B which is 1 cr.

 

MUS 103

Guitar Ensemble I (3)

 

MUS 104

Beginning Jazz Ensemble (2)

 

MUS 112

Hawaiian Ensemble I (2)

 

MUS 113

Hawaiian Ensemble II (2)

 

MUS 114

College Chorus (2)

 

MUS 201

Vocal Ensemble “The Kanikapila Singers” (2)

 

MUS 202B

Introduction to Concert Band (1)

 

MUS 202C

Community College Band (2)

 

MUS 202D

Symphonic Wind Ensemble (2)

 

MUS 203D

Keyboard Ensemble (2)

 

MUS 203G

Guitar Ensemble II (3)

 

MUS 204

Advanced Jazz Ensemble (2)

 

MUS 206

Electronic Keyboard Ensemble (2)

 

 

Total Performing Ensemble Credits: 4

 

 

 

 

Electives (2 credits)
A minimum of 2 credits is required from one of the two options below.

2

Performance Option

 

For students planning to earn a bachelor’s  degree in music or intending a professional career in music, complete 2 semesters (2 cr) of MUS 232, Applied Music, 1 credit each.

 

General Option

 

For students who have no further educational or career plans in music, complete a minimum of 2 credits from any of the following courses

 

MUS 106

Introduction to Music Literature (3)

 

MUS 107

Music in World Cultures (3)

 

MUS 122B

Intermediate Voice Class (2)

 

MUS 122D

Classic Guitar II (2)

 

MUS 122Z

Ukulele (1)

 

MUS 178

Jazz Improvisations I (3)

 

MUS 179

Jazz Improvisations II (3)

 

MUS 221C

Intermediate Piano Class I (2)

 

MUS 222C

Intermediate Piano Class II (2)

 

MUS 221D

Woodwind, Brass, or Percussion (2)

 

MUS 221G

Contemporary Guitar (2)

 

MUS 221H

Classic Guitar III (2)

 

MUS 221B

Advanced Voice Class (2)

 

MUS 227

Piano by Ear I (2)

 

MUS 228

Piano by Ear II (2)

 

 

Total Certificate Credits: 20-21

 

 

Notes:
There are two options for the Electives Courses:

1. Performance Option—For students planning to earn a bachelor’s degree in music or intending a professional career in music, complete 2 semesters (2 credits) of MUS 232, Applied Music, 1 credit each.

or

2. General Option—For students who have no further educational or career plans in music, complete a minimum of 2 credits from any of the elective courses.

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