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Associate in Arts (Transfer Program) - 60 Credit Hours

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Program Information/Mission:
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.

Program Accreditation:
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.

Program Note:
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:
MUS 136

Fall Semester 1:
Applied Music; Performing Organization; MUS 110; MUS 170; MUS 180; ENGL 110; Mathematics; MUS 148

Spring Semester 1:
Applied Music; Performing Organization; MUS 171; MUS 181; ENGL 111; Life Science; PSY 110

Fall Semester 2:
Applied Music; Performing Organization; MUS 270; MUS 280; MUS 149; COMM 110; Social Science

Spring Semester 2:
Applied Music; Performing Organization; MUS 271; MUS 281; Physical Science; Humanities; Social Science


Course Information:
Required General Education Courses
CourseNameCredit
HUMANITIES *3
LIFE SCIENCE *3 to 4
MATHEMATICS *3
PHYSICAL SCIENCE *3 to 4
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
COMM 110COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRACTICE 3
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
ENGL 111COMPOSITION II  3
MUS 148INTRODUCTION TO JAZZ 3
MUS 149INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC LITERATURE 3
PSY 110INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3
Required Program Courses
CourseNameCredit
APPLIED MUSIC **8
ONE PERFORMANCE ORGANIZATION ***4
MUS 110CLASS PIANO I ****2
MUS 170HARMONY AND ANALYSIS I 3
MUS 171HARMONY AND ANALYSIS II 3
MUS 180MUSICIANSHIP I 1
MUS 181MUSICIANSHIP II 1
MUS 270HARMONY AND ANALYSIS III 3
MUS 271HARMONY AND ANALYSIS IV 3
MUS 280MUSICIANSHIP III 1
MUS 281MUSICIANSHIP 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
Room 124A
(309) 694-5113