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Music Degree


Associate in Arts Degree
To receive an Associate in Arts degree from El Camino College Compton Educational Center, a student must complete at least 60 units in degree applicable college courses which must include general education requirements and course work in an approved transfer major or associate degree program. Course work toward the degree must be completed with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher. A minimum of 12 of the required 60 degree applicable units must be successfully completed at El Camino College Compton Educational Center. A notation of "Graduation with Honors" is earned with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students must file an intent to graduate in the evaluations area located in the Admissions Office by the deadline date published in the schedule of classes.

Major Requirements:

8 units from:

Music Theory:

Music 3A       Theory and Musicianship I

 (4 units)

Music 3B Theory and Musicianship II

 (4 units)

Music 3C Theory and Musicianship III

 (4 units)

6 units from:

History:

Music 15A        Music History and Literature       

 (3 units)

Music 15B Music History and Literature

 (3 units)

4 units from:

Keyboard:

Music 31A Beginning Piano I                                                                         

 (2 units)

Music 31B Beginning Piano II

 (2 units)

Music 31C Intermediate Piano I

 (2 units)

Music 31D Intermediate Piano II

 (2 units)

Music 32abcd
(Can be taken up to 4 times)
Advanced Piano

 (2 units)

2 units from:

Voice:

Music 18ab
(Can be taken up to 2 times)
Voice Class I
                                                                                              

 (2 units)

Music 19abcd
(Can be taken up to 4 times)
Voice Class II

 (2 units)

Music 40abcd
(Can be taken up to 4 times)
The Singer as Actor

 (2 units)

Music 41abcd
(Can be taken up to 4 times)
Opera Workshop

 (2 units)

4 units from:

Music23abcd
(Can be taken up to 4 times)
Applied Music/Private Lessons                                                       

 (1 unit )

Performance - minimum of 6 units:

Music 52abcd* Concert Choir

 (1.5 units)

Music 53abcd* Chorale

 (2 units)

Music 55abcd* College Community Choir

 (1.5 units)

Music 57abcd* Women's Choir

 (1.5 units)

Music 64abcd* Symphonic Band

 (1.5 units)

Music 65abcd* College Community Band

 (1.5 units)

Music 67abcd* Big Band Jazz

 (1.5 units)

Music 68abcd* Jazz Band

 (1.5 units)

Music 69abcd* College Community Jazz Band

 (1.5 units)

Music 70abcd* Symphony Orchestra

 (1.5 units)

Music 71abcd* Chamber Orchestra

 (1.5 units)

Music 72abcd* College Community Orchestra

 (1.5 units)

*(Can be taken up to 4 times)


Recommended Electives:

Music 2A Sightsinging                                                                           

 (2 units)

Music 2B Advanced Signsinging

 (2 units)

Music 5 Commercial/ Jazz Theory and Musicianship

 (3 units)

Music 8A Counterpoint

 (2 units)

Music 8B Counterpoint

 (2 units)

Music 20abcd
(Can be taken up to 4 times)
Music Production Workshop

 (1 unit )

Music 30ab
(Can be taken up to 2 times)
Beginning Jazz Improvisation

 (2 units)

Music 60abcd
(Can be taken up to 4 times)
Woodwind Ensembles

 (1 unit )

Music 61abcd
(Can be taken up to 4 times)
Brass Ensembles

 (1 unit )

Music 62 abcd
(Can be taken up to 4 times)
Percussion Ensembles

 (1 unit )

Music 63abcd
(Can be taken up to 4 times)
String Ensembles

 (1 unit )

Music 76abcd
(Can be taken up to 4 times)
Clarinet Choir

 (1 unit )

Music 79abcd
(Can be taken up to 4 times)
Varsity Band

 (1.5 units)

Music 80ABC
(Formerly 80)
(Can be taken up to 3 times)
Fundamentals of Electronic Music

 (2 units)

Music 81A Introduction to Electronic Music Studio

 (2 units)

Music 81B Electronic Music Studio

 (2 units)

Music 90abcd
(Can be taken up to 4 times)
Intermediate Applied Music/Private Lessons

 (1 unit )

Music 131ab
(Can be taken up to 2 times)
Sightreading at the Keyboard

(2 units)


Total Units: 30


Preparations for the Transfer Major
For information on specific university major requirements, please obtain a transfer curriculum guide sheet in the Counseling Services Center, consult with your counselor, or visit the Transfer Center. You may use the transfer major requirements to help you fulfill your associate degree requirements.


Courses not available at the Compton Center may be taken at the Torrance campus.
Description of courses can be found in the class schedule/catalog.
For more information, contact Alicia Zambrano (310) 900-1600 x 2779.

 
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