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Music: A.S.

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Associate in Science

CIP Code: 50.0901


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 Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to demonstrate appropriate skill level on their applied instrument, and/or in operating appropriate music technology.
  2. Students will be able to perform in an ensemble and demonstrate appropriate concert etiquette during a performance.
  3. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of compositional techniques.
  4. Students will be able to describe, recognize and aurally distinguish different musical styles and forms from the history of western music.
  5. Students will be able to sight-read and perform with functional proficiency on the piano.
  6. Students will be able to sight-sing in major and minor keys using solfeggio.

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.

Program Supervisor

Brenda Dawe, Coordinator
Office: Campus Services Building, Room114B
Telephone: +1 (607) 778-5061
E-mail: dawebm@sunybroome.edu

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.

Music Education and Performance

See note 1

Second Year (32-33 Credits)

  • Music Ensembles (2 Credits)
  • Civic Education (3 Credits)
  • Laboratory Science (4 Credits)
  • Mathematics (3-4 Credits)
  • Physical Education (cardiovascular) (1 Credit)

Music Therapy

Sound Engineering

Minimum Graduation Requirement: 64 Credits


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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