MUSIC

Music Associate in Arts for Transfer

The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (Senate Bill 1440, now codified in California Education Code sections 66746-66749) guarantees admission to a California State University (CSU) campus for any community college student who completes an “associate degree for transfer”, a newly established variation of the associate degrees traditionally offered at a California community college. The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AA-T or AS-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. In order to earn one of these degrees, students must complete:

1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University from the following:
a. The California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
b. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
Associate Degrees for Transfer also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. At the time of catalog publication, a student may earn an AA-T in Music. Additional majors are being developed. Please see a counselor or visit http://www.canyons.edu for more information.


Student Learning Outcome
Apply theoretical music concepts and performance-based skills to produce and to create original music.


Music - Composition


The Music Composition program is designed to give students the ability to develop an individualistic artistic voice through the exposure to the rigors of traditional music theory, performance and musicianship, with the option to choose amongst various elective courses to focus on their area of creative interest. The Department of Music offers a comprehensive curriculum to prepare songwriters, electronic minded musicians, symphonic composers, pop and jazz enthusiasts, in the path toward successful creative careers. Music students in this major must participate in at least two major performing group while enrolled in the program. Students should select a performing group that fits their performance specialty or interest.

Student Learning Outcome
Apply theoretical music concepts and performance-based skills to produce and to create original music.

Music - Concert Performance Associate in Arts

In order to get an Associate Degree in Music Performance, students are required to audition and, once accepted, enroll in Music 189 (Individualized Lessons), to receive instruction on an instrument of their choice. Performance majors will be required to take Music 189 and Music 190 (Applied Performance) for a total of 4 times. Students enrolled in this program will also have to take music theory and musicianship classes to earn the degree and to participate in one of the various instrumental ensembles in residence at the college per semester. The Music-Concert option offers music students an array of traditional symphonic, Jazz ensembles and chamber groups to prepare them toward the successful transfer to four-year institutions, as well as providing valuable experiences to build a professional career in music performance. Music students in this major must participate in at least one major performing group or activity per semester. Students should select a performing group that fits their performance specialty or interest. All ensembles and Jazz Improvisation classes are repeatable for credit up to 4 times all total.

Student Learning Outcome
Apply theoretical music concepts and performance-based skills to produce and to create original music.

Music - Guitar Performance Associate in Arts

Guitar majors given the recommendation to enroll in any of the several guitar classes offered by the Music Department, while preparing to qualify for private lessons on either Jazz or Classical guitar, through the Individualized Music Lessons program. Students will be required to take Music 189 and Music 190 for four times altogether. They will also be need to enroll in music theory and musicianship classes to earn the degree. They must also participate in one major group per semester. Music students in this major must participate in at least one major performing group or activity per semester. Students should select a performing group that fits their performance specialty or interest.

Student Learning Outcome
Play guitar music of various styles both as a soloist and in conjunction with other musicians.

Music - Jazz Performance Associate in Arts

Students choosing the Jazz option will have access to various college-based ensembles as well as jazz theory and improvisation courses to prepare them to either transfer to a four-year university, or pursue a musical career. There is also the opportunity to enroll in the college's Applied Music courses. For all qualified students, private lessons are offered on the instrument of their choice. All students in this degree must participate in at least one major performing group or activity per semester. Students should select a performing group that fits their performance specialty or interest.

Student Learning Outcome
Perform and improvise with a jazz-based ensemble on any band instrument.

Music - Voice Performance Associate in Arts

Students choosing the Voice option will have access to various college-based ensembles as well as theory and improvisation courses to prepare them to either transfer to a four-year university or to pursue musical careers. There is also the opportunity to enroll in the college's Applied Music courses. For all qualified students private lessons are offered for vocalists. All students in this degree must participate in at least one major performing group or activity per semester. Students should select a performing group that fits their performance specialty or interest. The seven unit "Required Electives" option below in only required for the Applied Music option.

Student Learning Outcome
Sing music of various styles from different historical periods both as a soloist and in conjunction with other musicians.