Music
Area of Study

Music

Music Emphasis

TOTAL CREDITS
60
CIP:
240101
BANNER:
MUSD
Associate of Arts

Northeastern offers several courses for students who are interested in the study of music. In addition to courses in music theory, music appreciation, and computer music, students may elect to pursue individualized music instruction or to participate in Northeastern’s musical groups.

Written Communication

Total Credits 6
Course Number Course Title Credits Details
ENG121ENG1021
English Composition I:GT-CO1 3

Emphasizes planning, writing, and editing/revisions of compositions, coupled with development of critical and logical thinking skills. This course includes a minimum of five compositions that stress analytical, evaluative, and persuasive/argumentative writing. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-CO1 category. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENG0092 (ENG090 AND REA090 or CCR092) (with a “C” grade or better) OR appropriate placement score. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

and

ENG122ENG1022
English Composition II: GT-CO2 3

Expands and refines the objectives of English Composition I. Emphasizes critical/logical thinking and reading, problem definition, research strategies, and writing analytical, evaluative, and/or persuasive papers that incorporate research. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-CO2 category. Prerequisite: ENG1021 (ENG121) (“C” or better) or ACT Writing Score of 26. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

OR you can take ENG1022 (ENG122) and a GT-CO3 course.

Mathematics

Total Credits 3-4

Take one GT-MA1 course, prefer MAT1240 (MAT120).

Arts and Humanities

Total Credits 6
Course Number Course Title Credits Details
MUS121MUS1021
Music History Medieval to Classical: GT-AH1 3

Studies the various periods of music history with regard to the composers, esthetics, forms, and genres of each period. Considers music from the Middle Ages through the Classical period. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH1 category. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

MUS122MUS1022
Music History Romantic to Present: GT-AH1 3

Studies the various periods of music history with regard to the composers, aesthetics, forms, and genres of each period. Considers music from the early Romantic period to the present. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH1 category. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

History

Total Credits 3

Take one GT course from the HI1 category.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Total Credits 6

Take two GT courses from SS1, SS2 or SS3 categories.

Natural and Physical Sciences

Total Credits 7

Take two GT courses from the SC1 or SC2 categories. (one must be a SC1 course with a lab)

Program Requirements

Total Credits 28
Course Number Course Title Credits Details
MUS110MUS1010
Music Theory I 3

Presents music fundamentals, diatonic four-part harmony, analysis, ear training, and keyboard harmony. For music majors transferring to a 4-year program. Prerequisite: MUS1000 (MUS100) (“C” or better) OR instructor approval. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

MUS111MUS1011
Music Theory II 3

Presents chromatic four-part harmony, analysis, ear training, and keyboard harmony. Prerequisites: MUS1010 & MUS1012 (MUS110 & MUS112) (“C” or better). (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

MUS112MUS1012
Ear Training/Sightsigning I Lab 1

Presents exercises in sight-singing with melodic and rhythmic dictation. Prerequisite: instructor approval. Corequisite: MUS1010 (MUS110) (Contact hours-15) (1-0)

MUS113MUS1013
Ear Training/Sightsigning II Lab 1

Presents exercises in sight-singing with melodic and rhythmic dictation. Prerequisite: MUS1012 (MUS112) (“C” or better). Corequisite: MUS1011 (MUS111) (Contact hours-15) (1-0)

MUS141MUS1041
Private Instruction - (specify) 1-2

1 credit primarily for non-music majors. 2 credits for music majors planning to transfer to 4 year school. Offers private instruction consisting of a thirty or sixty minute lesson per week. Participation in a student performance is required at least once each term for 1 credit. Regular attendance at and participation in student performances is required for 2 credits. First year, first term. (Contact hours-7.5 to 15) (0.5-1)

MUS142MUS1042
Private Instruction - (specify) 1-2

1 credit primarily for non-music majors. 2 credits for music majors planning to transfer to 4 year school. Offers private instruction consisting of a thirty or sixty minute lesson per week. Participation in a student performance is required at least once each term for 1 credit. Regular attendance at and participation in student performances is required for 2 credits. First year, second term. (Contact hours-7.5 to 15) (0.5-1)

MUS151MUS1051
Ensemble I: 1

First year, first term. Rehearses and performs various types of musical literature. Prerequisite: instructor approval. (Contact hours-45) (0-3)

MUS152MUS1052
Ensemble II: 1

Rehearses and performs various types of musical literature. First year, second term. Prerequisite: instructor approval. (Contact hours-45) (0-3)

MUS210MUS2010
Music Theory III 3

Continues study of four-part music including extended harmonic progressions of ninth, eleventh, thirteenth chords, extended alteration, non-chord tones, modulation, and compositions. Prerequisite: MUS1011 and MUS1013 (MUS111 and MUS113). (Contact Hours-45) (3-0)

MUS211MUS2011
Music Theory IV 3

Offers a continuation of chromatic harmony, analysis, ear-training, and keyboard harmony. New topics will include Impressionism and 20th Century styles of composition. Prerequisite: MUS2010 and MUS2012 (MUS210 and MUS212). (Contact Hours-45) (3-0)

MUS212MUS2012
Advanced Ear Training and Sight-Singing I Lab 1

Presents modulating and chromatic exercises in sight-singing and dictation. Dictation includes four-part writing. Corequisite: MUS2010 (MUS210). (Contact Hours-15) (1-0)

MUS213MUS2013
Advanced Ear Training and Sight-Singing II Lab 1

Presents modulating and chromatic exercises in sight-singing and dictation. Dictation includes four-part writing. Prerequisite: MUS2012 (MUS212) or instructor approval. (Contact Hours-15) (1-0)

MUS241MUS2041
Private Instruction - (specify) 1-2

1 credit primarily for non-music majors. 2 credits for music majors planning to transfer to 4-year school. Offers private instruction consisting of a thirty or sixty minute lesson per week. Participation in a student performance is required at least once each term for 1 credit. Regular attendance at, and participation in, student performances is required for 2 credits. Second year, first term. (Contact Hours-7.5 to 15) (0.5-1)

MUS242MUS2042
Private Instruction - (specify) 1-2

1 credit primarily for non-music majors. 2 credits for music majors planning to transfer to 4-year school. Offers private instruction consisting of a thirty or sixty minute lesson per week. Participation in a student performance is required at least once each term for 1 credit. Regular attendance at, and participation in, student performances is required for 2 credits. Second year, second term. (Contact Hours-7.5 to 15) (0.5-1)

MUS251MUS2051
Ensemble III 1

Rehearses and performs various types of musical literature. Second year, first term. Prerequisite: instructor approval. (Contact Hours-45) (0-3)

MUS252MUS2052
Ensemble II 1

Rehearses and performs various types of musical literature. Second year, second term. Prerequisite: instructor approval. (Contact Hours-45) (0-3)