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2014 - 2015 Catalog
Program: Commercial Music
Degree Plan: Performing Musician AAS

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This degree plan includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 9, 2014.
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(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

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  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.CM.PERFORM.14

This program is designed to prepare the instrumental and vocal student for performances in commercial music, i.e., jazz, rock, pop, country/western. This training will include work in performance techniques, styles, solo and ensemble work, repertoire for small and large groups, and actual performances.



MUSI 1311 Music Theory I 3
MUSI 1116 Musicianship I 1
MUSI 1181 Piano Class I 1
MUSC 1327 Audio Engineering I 3
MUSC 2141 Forum/Recital 1
MUSI 1310 History of Jazz/Rock Music 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
+Ensemble 1
++Applied Music 1


MUSI 1312 Music Theory II 3
MUSI 1117 Musicianship II OR 1
MUSI 1182 Piano Class II (1)
MUSC 2141 Forum/Recital 1
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MATH 1332 College Mathematics I 3
+Ensemble OR 1
++Applied Music (1)


MUSC 1331 Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) I 3
MUSC 2314 Improvisation Theory I 3
MUSC 2141 Forum/Recital 1
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
MUSP 1391 Special Topics in Music - General Performance 3
+Ensemble 1
+++Applied Music 2


MUSB 1305 Survey of the Music Business 3
MUSC 2141 Forum/Recital 1
MUSP 1242 Small Commercial Music Ensemble 2
MUSC 2319 Commercial Orchestration 3
MUSP 1391 Special Topics in Music - General Performance 3
+Ensemble 1
+++Applied Music 2
Minimum Hours Required 60

+Ensembles - must be selected from the following:

MUEN 1122 Jazz Ensemble 1
MUEN 1123 Band 1
MUEN 1131 Keyboard Ensemble 1
MUEN 1132 Woodwind Ensemble 1
MUEN 1133 Brass Ensemble 1
MUEN 1134 Guitar Ensemble 1
MUEN 1135 Percussion Ensemble 1
MUEN 1137 Symphonic Wind Ensemble 1
MUEN 1151 Vocal Ensemble 1
MUEN 2123 Lab Band 1
MUEN 2141 Chorus 1

++Applied music courses to be selected from any music course numbered from MUAP 1101 through MUAP 1181.

+++Applied music courses to be selected from any music course numbered from MUAP 2201 through MUAP 2281.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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