Music

The music department offers two-year college experience for music majors, minors, and music education students. Courses are also offered that will fill the humanities breadth requirements.

Program Outcomes
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Transfer Options
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Scholarships & Grants
  • Students will be able to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Students will be able to reason mathematically.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate teamwork, ethics, appropriate safety awareness and/or workplace specific skills.
  • Students will be able to recognize or articulate personal/interpersonal aspects of, or connections between, diverse cultural, social, or political contexts.
  • Students will be able to solve problems by gathering, interpreting, combining and/or applying information from multiple sources.

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Degrees & Certificates

Generic AA&S-DTA Transfer Degree

Name: Generic Associates of Art & Science Direct Transfer Agreement
Total Credits:
90
Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will be able to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Students will be able to reason mathematically.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate teamwork, ethics, appropriate safety awareness and/or workplace specific skills.
  • Students will be able to recognize or articulate personal/interpersonal aspects of, or connections between, diverse cultural, social, or political contexts.
  • Students will be able to solve problems by gathering, interpreting, combining and/or applying information from multiple sources.
Basic and Breadth Requirements
Specified and General Electives

Course Credits

Basic Skill – Communications (BS)

ENGL& 101 – Composition I (5) and 
ENGL& 102 – Composition II (5) OR ENGL& 235 – Technical Writing (5)

10

Symbolic Quantitative Reasoning (SQR)

Any MATH course above 101: MATH& 107 – Math in Society (5) 
(Liberal and Fine Arts, Early Childhood Ed), MATH& 141 – Pre-Calculus I (5) (Computer Science, Manufacturing, STEM), MATH& 146 – Statistics (5) (K-12 Ed, Social Work, Criminal Justice, Psychology) or
PHIL& 120 – Symbolic Logic (5) (Liberal and Fine Arts, undecided)

5

Humanities (HU/HP) (15 credits from TWO disciplines)
Includes art, communications, diversity, English, foreign
languages, music, philosophy, religious studies

*Maximum 5 credits of HP
**Maximum 5 credits of 100-level foreign language

15
Social Sciences (SS) (15 credits from THREE disciplines)
Includes anthropology, criminal justice, economics,
history, political science, psychology, sociology
15

Math/Science (LS/MS/NS)

*At least one LAB SCIENCE (LS) Course
**Maximum 5 credits of additional math

15

Additional Breadth (HP/HU/SS/LS/MS/NS/SQR)

5

PE/Wellness (PEH)
PEH 100 – Lifetime Wellness

3

Course Credits
Specified (HU/HP/SS/LS/MS/NS/SE) 10
General (any 100-level and above course) 12

AAS Music Transfer Degree

Total Credits: 51-61+
Learning Outcomes:

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Recommended Pre-Major Courses
Recommended Music Electives (10-20 Credits)

Course Credits
MUSC 100 Intro to Music 5
MUSC& 105 Music Appreciation 5
MUSC 115 Group Piano I 2
MUSC 116 Group Piano II 2
MUSC 117 Group Piano III 2
MUSC& 141 Music Theory I 5
MUSC& 142 Music Theory II 5
MUSC& 143 Music Theory III 5
MUSC 160 Great Works of Western Music 5
MUSC 170 History of Jazz 5

Course Credits
MUSC 111 Swing Choir I* 1-2
MUSC 112 Swing Choir II* 1-2
MUSC 113 Swing Choir III* 1-2
MUSC 115 Group Piano I 2
MUSC 116 Group Piano II 2
MUSC 117 Group Piano II 2
MUSC 124 Orchestra I* 2
MUSC 130 Performance Experience 2
MUSC 134 Beginning Group Guitar 2
MUSC 148 Private Instruction Piano I** 1-2
MUSC 151 Jazz Ensemble I* 1-2
MUSC 152 Jazz Ensemble II* 1-2
MUSC 153 Jazz Ensemble III* 1-2
MUSC 204 Music Technology Workshop 3
MUSC 215 Group Piano IV 2
MUSC 216 Group Piano V 2
MUSC 217 Group Piano VI 2
MUSC 224 Orchestra II 2
MUSC 248 Private Instruction Piano II** 1-2
MUSC 251 Jazz Ensemble IV* 1-2
MUSC 252 Jazz Ensemble V* 1-2
MUSC 253 Jazz Ensemble VI* 1-2
MUSC 270 Musical Theater Workshop 1-5

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Music Contact
Music Faculty/Staff
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Owens, John, PhD

Music Faculty
johnow@bigbend.edu
(509) 793-2140
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