Dec 07, 2023
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The study of music at Perimeter College helps students develop foundational skills in the classroom and on stage. Led by professional faculty, students learn theory and performance techniques and gain experience in the classical and jazz traditions through solo and ensemble performances.
The guided pathway in Music at Perimeter College has a proven record of preparing students for success in a variety of music-related fields. An artist faculty with a substantial background in performing, conducting, composition and arranging empowers students to critically analyze and effectively perform music of various styles and genres. A rich and varied calendar of recitals and concerts provides them with opportunities to perfect their own performing skills and to experience the skill of faculty and guest artist performers.
After completing the requisite coursework, students earn an Associate of Arts degree and may transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree in fields such as music performance, music education, composition, music therapy, arts administration and audio engineering.
Areas A-E of the Core Curriculum (42 Credit Hours)
See 1410 Core Curriculum Requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.
- Area A: Essential Skills
- Area B: Institutional Foundations
- Area C: Humanities and Fine Arts
- Area D: Natural and Computational Sciences
- Area E: Social Science
- Recommended course: It is recommended that students complete three hours of Fine Arts with a lower-division music appreciation course.
Area F: Courses Related to the Pathway (18 Credit Hours)
Required Theory Courses (8 Credit Hours)
Select one of the following
Appropriate Large Ensemble (4 Credit Hours)
(4 semesters, 1 credit hour each) Students are assigned to appropriate ensembles at the beginning of each semester.
Performance Requirements (4-6 Credit Hours)
Select one of the following combinations:
Bachelor of Music in Composition, Music Education, or Music Technology
If pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Composition, Music Education, or Music Technology (6)-four semesters of Applied Music: APXX 1001 (1), APXX 1002 (1), APXX 2001 (1), APXX 2002 (1); and two semesters of Group Instruction in Piano: MUS 1710 (1), MUS 1720 (1), MUS 2710 (1), or MUS 2720 (1)
Bachelor of Music in Performance or Jazz Studies
If pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Performance or Jazz Studies (6)-four semesters of Applied Music: APXX 1001 (1), APXX 1002 (1), APXX 2001 (2) and APXX 2002 (2)
Bachelor of Science in Music Management
If pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Music Management (4)-two semesters of Applied Music: APXX 1001 (1) and APXX 1002 (1); two additional credits selected from either Applied Music APXX 2001 (1), Applied Music APXX 2002 (1), Group Instruction in Piano MUS 1710 (1), MUS 1720 (1), MUS 2710 (1), MUS 2720 (1), MUA 1800 Intro to Guitar (2), or two semesters of appropriate Large Ensemble (2).
Concert Attendance (0 Credits, Four Semesters)