The Associate in Arts in Music for Transfer degree is designed to prepare students to seamlessly transfer into the California State University (CSU) system and complete a baccalaureate degree in Music. A baccalaureate degree in Music cultivates strong performing, writing, analytical, and creative skills. It provides a sound foundation for students seeking careers in performance, arranging, church music, electronic, composition, musicology, ethnomusicology, and music education. 

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To be awarded the Associate Degree for Transfer, students must have the following:

  • Completion of 60 CSU transferable semester units.

  • A minimum of at least 2.0 GPA in CSU transferable courses (note that a higher GPA may be required in some institutions).

  • Completion of at least 18 units in the major with a grade of “C” or better. A “P” (Pass) grade is also an acceptable grade for courses in the major if the course is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis.

  • Certified completion of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) for CSU requirements.

Please Note: No more than 60 semester units are required for this degree and no additional requirements will be imposed by Evergreen Valley College.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze and compose harmonic and melodic examples in various styles including 20th century.
  • Evaluate and critique musicality, technique, and style in musicians in rehearsal and performance.
  • Perform on a designated instrument/voice integrating musical and technical abilities, creative interpretation and performance practice.
  • Examine and analyze music in its socio-cultural context.

Required Courses

Major Requirements
 

Course

Title

Units

Required Core

 

MUSIC 099

Introductory Music

3

And/or

 

MUSIC 010A

Music Theory I

 

MUSIC 010B

Music Theory II

3

MUSIC 010C

Music Theory III

3

MUSIC 011A

Musicianship I

1

MUSIC 011B

Musicianship II

1

MUSIC 011C

Musicianship III

1

MUSIC 180

Ensemble

4

MUSIC 190

Applied Music: Strings, Winds, Brass, Percussion, Piano, Voice

2

List A:

3-4

MUSIC 010D

Music Theory IV

 

MUSIC 011D

Musicianship IV

 

MUSIC 050A
MUSIC 050B

Beginning Piano I
and Beginning Piano II

 

MUSIC 020
020B

Class Piano
and Class Piano B

 

MUSIC 091

Music Appreciation: Western Civilization

 

Total Requirements

 

Course

Title

Units

Major Requirements

21-25

IGETC for CSU

37

Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 units)

 

Total Units

60