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Music: A.S.

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Associate in Science

CIP CODE: 50.0901

Students majoring in music may pursue four areas of study that will prepare them for transfer to senior institutions. These areas are: Music Education and Performance, Music Industry, Sound Engineering, and Music Therapy.

Students in this degree program are prepared to take transfer placement exams at senior institutions in the areas of written, and aural, theory and music performance, and generally achieve junior standing at baccalaureate degree granting institutions.

Students selecting music as a major are expected to be committed to a career in music and intrinsically motivated to meet high standards in: performance, aural skills, theory, and history.

Mission Statement:

The program will prepare students to pursue transfer into music programs at baccalaureate degree granting institutions with majors in the following career areas:  Music Education, Music Industry, Music Therapy and Sound Recording.  This is consistent with other AS degree programs that focus on preparing students for transfer into four-year institutions.

Program Goals:

  1. Students will be able to understand and articulate the historical development of music within the contexts of history, theory, performance and musical masterworks.
  2. Students will be sufficiently prepared to transfer successfully into baccalaureate programs in music education, music performance, music industry, music therapy and sound engineering.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Within a historical context, students will be able to describe and aurally discern major vocal and instrumental compositions and forms such as the: symphony, concerto, sonata, opera, oratorio, cantata, motet and madrigal.
  2. Students will be able to perform outstanding vocal and instrumental music from the standard classical and modern musical literature through the taking of private lessons and enrollment in one or more of SUNY Broome's ensembles such as: Choir, Chamber Singers, Jazz Ensemble, String Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble or College Band.
  3. Students will be able to articulate the intrinsic constructs of music as they relate to music theory, music history and musical styles and practices of major composers from the Renaissance through the post modern era.

Program Supervised by:
Brenda Dawe, Coordinator
Office: Campus Services Building, Room114B
Telephone: 607 778-5061

Music Education and Performance

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Music Industry Transfer to SUNY Oneonta

Second Year 29 Credits

  • Music Ensembles Credits: 2
  • Philosophy Credits: 3
  • Laboratory Science Credits: 4
  • Literature Credits: 3
  • Physical Education (cardiovascular) Credit: 1

Music Therapy

Sound Engineering



1The New York State Education Department requires that students seeking certification to teach Elementary School select and take a sequence of courses in an academic concentration/minor.

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