Associate in Arts with a Concentration in Music (MUS.AA)

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Associate in Arts

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Oakland Community College offers an Associate in Arts degree with a concentration in music.  This degree fulfills a variety of needs: transfer to a four-year institution with approximately two years of study completed, or begin work in any area of music with a solid understanding of music theory, music history, and performance experience.

Graduating from this program qualifies the student for the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) endorsement. Students should work closely with an OCC counselor to identify courses from the MTA List which apply to the endorsement and to select courses that will satisfy the intake requirements of the intended transfer institution.  

All courses that satisfy MTA requirements must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.0) or higher.  All courses comprising the 62 credits required for the degree must be completed with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Because transferability of credits varies with colleges and universities, programs, and departmental majors, students are urged to discuss their program plans with an OCC counselor and an advisor at the intended transfer institution.

General Requirements
English Composition3
Fine Arts / Humanities3-4
Natural Sciences7-10
Social Sciences6-7
Major Requirements
MUS 1510Piano I2
MUS 15301Fundamentals of Music 2
MUS 1620Ear Training and Sight Singing I2
MUS 1630Music Theory I3
MUS 2521Ear Training and Sight Singing II2
MUS 2530Music Theory II3
MUS 2560Conducting2
Complete a minimum of 3 different 1-credit courses in Applied Music: Vocal or Instrumental Instruction (See Course List Below)3
MUS-2551 - MUS-2558
Complete 1 credit from Recital / Special Project Courses (See Course List Below)1
MUS-2810 - MUS-2815
Complete 4 credits from any of the following: Small Ensemble / Combo, OCC Chorale, Concert Band, Orchestra, OCC Stage / Jazz Band (See Course Lists Below)4
MUS-1751 - MUS-1758
MUS-1761 - MUS-1768
MUS-1771 - MUS-1778
MUS-1781 - MUS-1788
MUS-1791 - MUS-1798
Required Supportive Courses
Complete a minimum of 6 credits from the following courses:6
Listening to Music: 'Classical' to Jazz 3
Listening to Music: World Music 3
Listening to Music: Rock to Hip-Hop 3
Additional Required Supportive Courses
Complete a minimum of 8 credits from the following courses:8
Voice I2
Guitar I2
Voice II2
Piano II2
Guitar II2
Music Theory: Jazz2
Music Composition: Art Music2
Jazz Improvisation2
Music Composition: Standard Forms2
Total Credit Hours for Program-Related Courses:63-70
Additional elective credits needed to meet requirements for an Associate in Arts degree. Must be completed from courses numbered 1000 through 2999.0
Total Credit Hours63-70

 Course may be used to meet Fine Arts / Humanities requirement.

A minimum cumulative 2.00 grade point average (GPA) overall is required for graduation.

Applied Music: Vocal or Instrumental Instruction

MUS 2551Applied Music: Vocal or Instrumental Instruction1
MUS 2552Applied Music: Vocal or Instrumental Instruction1
MUS 2553Applied Music: Vocal or Instrumental Instruction1
MUS 2554Applied Music: Vocal or Instrumental Instruction1
MUS 2555Applied Music: Vocal or Instrumental Instruction1
MUS 2556Applied Music: Vocal or Instrumental Instruction1
MUS 2557Applied Music: Vocal or Instrumental Instruction1
MUS 2558Applied Music: Vocal or Instrumental Instruction1

Recital / Special Project

MUS 2810Recital/Special Project1
MUS 2811Recital/Special Project1
MUS 2812Recital/Special Project1
MUS 2813Recital/Special Project1
MUS 2814Recital/Special Project1
MUS 2815Recital/Special Project1

Small Ensemble / Combo

MUS 1751Small Ensemble/Combo1
MUS 1752Small Ensemble/Combo1
MUS 1753Small Ensemble/Combo1
MUS 1754Small Ensemble/Combo1
MUS 1755Small Ensemble/Combo1
MUS 1756Small Ensemble/Combo1
MUS 1757Small Ensemble/Combo1
MUS 1758Small Ensemble/Combo1

Oakland Community College Chorale

MUS 1761OCC Chorale1
MUS 1762OCC Chorale1
MUS 1763OCC Chorale1
MUS 1764OCC Chorale1
MUS 1765OCC Chorale1
MUS 1766OCC Chorale1
MUS 1767OCC Chorale1
MUS 1768OCC Chorale1

Concert Band

MUS 1771Concert Band1
MUS 1772Concert Band1
MUS 1773Concert Band1
MUS 1774Concert Band1
MUS 1775Concert Band1
MUS 1776Concert Band1
MUS 1777Concert Band1
MUS 1778Concert Band1


MUS 1781Orchestra1
MUS 1782Orchestra1
MUS 1783Orchestra1
MUS 1784Orchestra1
MUS 1785Orchestra1
MUS 1786Orchestra1
MUS 1787Orchestra1
MUS 1788Orchestra1

Oakland Community College Stage / Jazz Band

MUS 1791OCC Stage/Jazz Band1
MUS 1792OCC Stage/Jazz Band1
MUS 1793OCC Stage/Jazz Band1
MUS 1794OCC Stage/Jazz Band1
MUS 1795OCC Stage/Jazz Band1
MUS 1796OCC Stage/Jazz Band1
MUS 1797OCC Stage/Jazz Band1
MUS 1798OCC Stage/Jazz Band1