Music Advisement Track

This track lets students develop their individual skills in several performing arts course areas, especially Music and Theater, and allows for coherent combinations of these courses to be taken to meet special interests such as training in musical theater. Upon completion of the degree students may wish to seek professional employment in New York City or participation in local performing arts organizations or transfer to a college offering more advanced study. These tracks are a good foundation not only for the student planning on transferring in the performing arts but also for those who may ultimately pursue a B.A. or B.S. degree in another field and wish to be active in community performances.

The Associate of Science (A.S.) degree is awarded upon completion of the requirements for this track within the Performing Arts program.

Courses should be selected in consultation with an advisor.

Students following this outline will also have completed the requirements to be awarded the Music Performance Certificate.

For students in the Music Advisement Track: During the first week of classes, students who do not pass the placement exam for Theory I and Aural Skills I will be recommended to follow a modified program including MUS 104.

NOTE: Students in the Performing Arts program who are interested exclusively in dance should take performance courses in those areas. Students in the Performing Arts program who are interested exclusively in musical theater should take performance courses in music, dance, and theater.

First Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
PFA 100 Performing Arts Introductory Seminar 1
ENG 101 Composition I 3
MAT 109 or higher   3
THE 105 Introduction to the Theater 3
MUS 161 Performance and Applied Music I 1
*MUS 115 Theory I 3
*MUS 113 Aural Skills I 1
MUS 121, MUS 131, MUS 136, MUS 143 or MUS 151 1
TOTAL   16

Second Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
ENG 102 Composition II 3
HIS 104, HIS 108 or GOV 121 3
DAN 101 Foundation of Dance 3
MUS 162 Performance and Applied Music II 1
MUS 116 Music Theory II 3
MUS 114 Aural Skills II 1
MUS 122, MUS 132, MUS 137, MUS 144 or MUS 152 1
TOTAL   15

Third Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
BHS 103 Social Problems in Today’s World 3
WFE 101 Lifetime Wellness and Fitness 3
ART 101 or ART 104 3
MUS 145 Keyboard Studies or MUS 205 Vocal Repertoire I 1
MUS 201 History of Music I 3
MUS 221, MUS 231, MUS 236, MUS 243, or MUS 251 3
TOTAL   17

Fourth Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
Science (a)   4
MUS 211 Advanced Music Performance II 3
Free Elective (c)   3
MUS 146 Keyboard Studies II or MUS 206 Vocal Repertoire II 1
MUS 202  History of Music II 3
Any 1-credit 200-level music performance course 1
MUS 222, MUS 232, MUS 237, MUS 244, or MUS 252 1
TOTAL   16
   TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 64