Music

Associate of Arts

The Associate of Arts in Music Degree1 will focus on establishing a solid music foundation in music theory, music literature, applied instrumental and voice lessons, piano proficiency, and participation in solo performances as well as various music ensembles.  These foundational studies are in preparation and designed for transferability to higher education institutions by the serious music student wishing to complete a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Music Degree.  Music ensembles are open for participation to the general student body by permission of the ensemble director.

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The Associate of Arts in Music does not transfer as core complete. The student is encouraged to complete the additional coursework during their junior year or at South Texas College before transferring to a university.

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Field of Study - 27 credit hours
Musical Arts Foundation
MUSI 1211Music Theory I2
MUSI 1212Music Theory II2
MUSI 2211Music Theory III2
MUSI 2212Music Theory IV2
MUSI 1116Sight Singing and Ear Training I1
MUSI 1117Sight Singing and Ear Training II1
MUSI 2116Sight Singing and Ear Training III1
MUSI 2117Sight Singing and Ear Training IV1
Piano Classes
MUSI 1181Piano Class I1
MUSI 1182Piano Class II1
MUSI 2181Piano Class III1
Applied Electives
Select a minimum of 8 credit hours of the following: 18
Applied Violin I
Applied Violin II
Applied Viola I
Applied Viola II
Applied Cello I
Applied Cello II
Applied Double Bass I
Applied Double Bass II
Applied Flute I
Applied Flute II
Applied Clarinet I
Applied Clarinet II
Applied Saxophone I
Applied Saxophone II
Applied Trumpet I
Applied Trumpet II
Applied French Horn I
Applied French Horn II
Applied Trombone I
Applied Trombone II
Applied Euphonium I
Applied Euphonium II
Applied Oboe I
Applied Oboe II
Applied Bassoon I
Applied Bassoon II
Applied Tuba I
Applied Tuba II
Applied Percussion I
Applied Percussion II
Applied Guitar I
Applied Guitar II
Applied Piano I
Applied Piano II
Applied Voice I
Applied Voice II
Applied Music Composition I
Applied Music Composition II
Applied Conducting I
Applied Conducting II
Applied Violin III
Applied Violin IV
Applied Viola III
Applied Viola IV
Applied Cello III
Applied Cello IV
Applied Double Base III
Applied Double Bass IV
Applied Flute III
Applied Flute IV
Applied Clarinet III
Applied Clarinet IV
Applied Saxophone III
Applied Saxophone IV
Applied Trumpet III
Applied Trumpet IV
Applied French Horn III
Applied French Horn IV
Applied Trombone III
Applied Trombone IV
Applied Euphonium III
Applied Euphonium IV
Applied Oboe III
Applied Oboe IV
Applied Bassoon III
Applied Bassoon IV
Applied Tuba III
Applied Tuba IV
Applied Percussion III
Applied Percussion IV
Applied Guitar III
Applied Guitar IV
Applied Piano III
Applied Piano IV
Applied Voice III
Applied Voice IV
Applied Music Composition III
Applied Music Composition IV
Applied Conducting III
Applied Conducting IV
Ensemble Electives
Complete a minimum of 4 credit hours of the following: 14
Band Ensemble
Brass Ensemble
Mariachi Ensemble
Jazz Ensemble
Guitar Ensemble
String Ensemble
Percussion Ensemble
Woodwind Ensemble
Choir Ensemble
STC Core Curriculum - 33 credit hours
Complete 33 credit hours of required Core Curriculum including the following: 2,3,433
Language, Philosophy & Culture
Music Literature
Total Credit Hours60
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Students must not duplicate courses taken to meet Core Curriculum Requirements.

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In addition to the courses in the Field of Study, the student is required to take 33 credit hours from the STC Core Curriculum.

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Students who select a 3 credit hour Mathematics course to fulfill the Mathematics component of the Core Curriculum must take 4 credit hours to complete the Component Area Option for the Core Curriculum.

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Students must not duplicate courses taken to meet Field of Study requirements.

Please note students will not be core complete upon completing this degree program.

Recommended After Completion of Degree to be Core Complete

Students who would like to be Core complete upon transfer should also complete courses from the following Core component areas:

HIST 1302United States History II3
or HIST 2328 Mexican-American History II
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 3
Creative Arts Elective - Core Curriculum 3

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Recommended Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
HIST 1301
United States History I
or Mexican-American History I
3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MUSI 1211 Music Theory I 2
MUSI 1116 Sight Singing and Ear Training I 1
MUSI 1181 Piano Class I 1
Applied Elective - Field of Study 1 2
Ensemble Elective - Field of Study 2 1
 Credit Hours13
Second Semester
ENGL 1302 Composition II - Rhetoric 3
MUSI 1117 Sight Singing and Ear Training II 1
MUSI 1212 Music Theory II 2
MUSI 1182 Piano Class II 1
Applied Elective - Field of Study 1 2
Ensemble Elective - Field of Study 2 1
 Credit Hours10
Summer Session I
Speech Elective - Component Area Option - Core Curriculum 3
 Credit Hours3
Third Semester
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
Mathematics Elective - Core Curriculum 3-4
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
MUSI 2116 Sight Singing and Ear Training III 1
MUSI 2211 Music Theory III 2
MUSI 2181 Piano Class III 1
Applied Elective - Field of Study 1 2
Ensemble Elective - Field of Study 2 1
Component Area Option - Core Curriculum (if required) 1
 Credit Hours18
Fourth Semester
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
MUSI 1307 Music Literature 3
MUSI 2117 Sight Singing and Ear Training IV 1
MUSI 2212 Music Theory IV 2
Applied Elective - Field of Study 1 2
Ensemble Elective - Field of Study 2 1
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours60 Credit Hours
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Courses to be chosen from the Music Applied Instruments Field of Study

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Courses to be chosen from the Music Ensembles Field of Study

Recommended After Completion of Degree to be Core Complete

Students who would like to be Core complete upon transfer should also complete courses from the following Core component areas:

HIST 1302United States History II3
or HIST 2328 Mexican-American History II
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 3
Creative Arts Elective - Core Curriculum 3