The Associate of Applied Arts in Performing Arts (Music Concentration) is designed for students who desire formal music training - either as a two-year degree or as the first two years of serious music study toward a four-year university Bachelor of Music degree; those who seek potential careers in music to include performing, composition, and teaching; and those who wish to enhance their music performance skills through solo and ensemble performances in band and choir.
Recipients of the Associate of Arts in Performing Arts with a concentration in Music will have demonstrated:
- comprehension of tonal music theory, aural theory skills, and Twentieth-Century theoretical concepts;
- proficiency in performance abilities on a primary instrument or voice;
- comprehension of the basic historical significance and development of Western Art music from the Middle Ages to the present;
- basic proficiency in performance skills on piano; and
- successful communication within the music environment using verbal, written, and basic computer literacy skills.
This program articulates with one or more institutions or agencies. Refer to the Articulation Agreements section of the catalog for further detail.
Required Courses for Associate of Arts in Performing Arts with a Concentration in Music:
Second Semester: 18 Hours
Fourth Semester: 14 Hours
- Behavioral/Social Science Elective Credit Hours: 3 ***
- Science Elective Credit Hours: 3 ****
- MUSC 230:Applied Piano Credit Hours: 2
- Approved Applied Lesson Credit Hours: 2 1
- Approved Ensemble Credit Hours: 1 2
- Approved MUSC Elective Credit Hours: 3 *****
- MUSC 299:Piano Proficiency Credit Hours: 0
Total Credit Hours: 61
SPCH 110 or SPCH 115 (grade of “C” or higher)
Students must meet prerequisites before taking any given course.
Students must make a “C” or higher in all courses which satisfy graduation requirements in order to receive the Associate of Arts in Performing Arts from BPCC.
#For transfer to a four-year institution, students are strongly advised to take MATH 102 instead of MATH 101 . Students must seek the assistance of their advisor to determine the appropriate mathematics course.
* Fine Arts Elective
1 MUSC 230 -MUSC 242
2 MUSC 140:Concert Band , MUSC 148:Concert Choir , or MUSC 149:Chamber Singers
3 Applied Piano
**Humanities elective must be chosen from COMM 170 , ENGL 201 , ENGL 202 , ENGL 250 , ENGL 251 , ENGL 252 , ENGL 255 , ENGL 256 , ENGL 257 ; FREN 101 , FREN 102 , FREN 201 ; HIST 101 , HIST 102 , HIST 103 , HIST 104 , HIST 201 , HIST 202 , HIST 203 ; HMAN 201 , HMAN 202 , HMAN 203 ; RLGN 201 , RLGN 202 , RLGN 203 ; SPAN 101 , SPAN 102 , SPAN 201
***Behavioral/Social Sciences elective must be chosen from ANTH 201 , ANTH 202 ; BADM 201 , BADM 202 ; CJUS 101 ; GPHY 101 , GPHY 102 . GPHY 105 ; POSC 201 , POSC 202 ; PSYC 201 , PSYC 205 , PSYC 206 , PSYC 210 , PSYC 220 , PSYC 225 , PSYC 290 ; SLGY 201 , SLGY 202 , SLGY 203 , SLGY 204 , SLGY 207 , SLGY 290
****Science elective must be chosen from BLGY 105 , BLGY 106 , BLGY 107 ; PHSC 105 , PHSC 106 , PHSC 107 , PHSC 110 , PHSC 111 ; SCI 101 , SCI 102
****MUSC elective must be chosen from MUSC 106 , MUSC 107 , MUSC 108 , MUSC 109 , MUSC 120 , MUSC 121 , MUSC 190 , MUSC 200 , MUSC 211 , MUSC 222 , MUSC 223 , MUSC 226 , MUSC 290 , MUSC 294 , & MUSC 297
Additional Requirements for the Associate of Arts in Performing Arts with a Concentration in Music:
- Music majors will perform a sophomore (fourth semester) solo recital.
- Music majors are required to pass the Piano Proficiency Exam. Students typically enroll in MUSC 299:Piano Proficiency in their fourth semester of piano study in conjunction with their applied piano course. Students must earn a grad of “S” in MUSC 299:Piano Proficiency .
- Music majors are required to perform on student recitals each semester. This also includes the applied instruments for which they are enrolled other than their primary instrument.
- Music majors are required to take a music theory placement exam prior to enrolling in MUSC 122:Music Theory I for proper advising in the music theory sequence.