Associate in Arts (Transfer Program) - 60 Credit Hours
The music student must successfully complete the following course work before transferring to a four-year university as a junior in music: (1) four semesters of music theory; (2) four semesters of applied music (private instruction); (3) one semester of class piano; (4) four semesters participation in one or more college performance groups. There are six performance organizations in which all students at ICC are invited to participate, whether music majors or not; Concert Band, Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Jazz Band, Philharmonic Chorale, and Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Music students are required to participate in a performance organization each semester they are registered for music theory or applied music. Performance organizations present public concerts at ICC, high schools, and for special groups throughout the college district.
Illinois Central College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
Admission to the Program:
A score of 70% or better on music theory placement exam or successful completion of MUS 136 and diagnostic audition in primary performance area.
To maximize musical skill development, each level of Harmony & Analysis, Musicianship, and Class Piano should be taken concurrently (ie.; MUS 110, 170, 180; MUS 111, 171,181; MUS 210, 270, 280). If the student´s primary performance medium is piano, the Applied Piano numbers may be substituted (ie.; MUS 117,170, 180; MUS 118, 171, 181; MUS 217, 270, 280).
|Recommended Course Sequence:|
|Summer Semester 0:|
Fall Semester 1:
Spring Semester 1:
Fall Semester 2:
Spring Semester 2:
|Required General Education Courses|
|LIFE SCIENCE *||3 to 4|
|PHYSICAL SCIENCE *||3 to 4|
|SOCIAL SCIENCE *||3|
|SOCIAL SCIENCE *||3|
|COMM 110||COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRACTICE||3|
|ENGL 110||COMPOSITION I||3|
|ENGL 111||COMPOSITION II||3|
|MUS 148||INTRODUCTION TO JAZZ||3|
|MUS 149||INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC LITERATURE||3|
|PSY 110||INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY||3|
|Required Program Courses|
|APPLIED MUSIC **||8|
|ONE PERFORMANCE ORGANIZATION ***||4|
|MUS 110||CLASS PIANO I ****||2|
|MUS 170||HARMONY AND ANALYSIS I||3|
|MUS 171||HARMONY AND ANALYSIS II||3|
|MUS 180||MUSICIANSHIP I||1|
|MUS 181||MUSICIANSHIP II||1|
|MUS 270||HARMONY AND ANALYSIS III||3|
|MUS 271||HARMONY AND ANALYSIS IV||3|
|MUS 280||MUSICIANSHIP III||1|
|MUS 281||MUSICIANSHIP IV||1|
* See specific requirements for Associate in Arts Degree.
** Students should enroll in applied music each semester. If a student enrolls for more than four semesters, the last number of the sequence may be repeated.
*** For each semester of enrollment in applied music, she/he must also enroll in a performing organization. Students should complete 2 semesters at the 100 level of each performing organization before progressing to the 200 level.
**** If a student's primary instrument is piano; MUS 110 is not required.
For Program Information Contact:
Arts and Communication Department