Music

Award: Associate of Applied Science
Degree Code: APMM
Number of Credits: 60

Program Description

The performing arts program provides students with functional experience and practical career skills as a foundation for applied technique and performance in a specific discipline concentration. The music concentration provides solid training in classical and/or contemporary techniques with participation in music ensemble performances every semester. This program helps students to prepare for transfer to a four-year institution, internships, employment or career advancement in the areas of performance, education, administration and production. This is accomplished in an open access, optimal learning environment for students’ educational, cultural, and economic development.

Transfer Information

Cecil College has articulation agreements with Maryland and regional institutions. Click on "Transfer Opportunities" in MyCecil under the Advising Tab for a list of transfer pathways. In addition, transfer information is available through ARTSYS (The Articulation System of Maryland). Contact your advisor for detailed information.

Required Courses

General Education Requirements
Number Title Credits
EGL 101​ Freshman Composition [E] 3
MAT Math Elective [M] 3
MUC 128 Introduction to Audio Technology [I] 3
SCI Science Electives [S/SL] 4
SOC SCI Social Science Electives [SS] 3

Choose two classes from the following options (6 credits):

Number Title Credits
MUC 122 or Music Appreciation [H] 3
MUC 135 or History of Rock [H] 3
MUC 136 or​ Survey of World Music [H] 3
MUC 104 or Guitar Fundamentals [H] 3
MUC 143 or Music Fundamentals [H] 3
MUC 151 Film Music [H] 3
Program Requirements
Number Title Credits
MUC Ensemble Electives 1 8
MUC 102 Piano Class I 1
MUC 114 Piano Class II 1
MUC 110 Music Theory & Musicianship I 4
MUC 111 Music Theory & Musicianship II 4
MUC 210 Music Theory & Musicianship III 4
MUC 211 Music Theory & Musicianship IV 4
MUL Music Lesson Electives 2 8
ART /DAN /MUC /MUL /THE /VCP Music, Theatre, Dance, Fine Arts, or VCP Electives 3 4

Recommended Sequence

The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program as a full-time student. Developmental and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Students should consult their degree audit at MyCecil or an academic advisor for individual degree planning.

Fall I (14 credits)
EGL 101 Freshman Composition
MUC 122 or
MUC 135 or
MUC 136 or
MUC 104 or
MUC 143 or
MUC 151 or
Music Appreciation
History of Rock
Survey of World Music
Guitar Fundamentals
Music Fundamentals
Film Music
MUC 102 Piano Class I
MUC 110 Music Theory and Musicianship I
Spring I (15 credits)
MAT Math Elective
MUC 128 Introduction to Audio Technology
MUC 114 Piano Class II
MUC 111 Music Theory & Musicianship II
ART/DAN/
MUC/MUL/
THE/VCP
Music, Theatre, Dance, Fine Arts, or VCP Electives
Fall II (16 credits)
MUC 210 Music Theory & Musicianship III
MUC Ensemble Electives
MUL Music Lesson Electives
SCI Science Elective with Lab
Spring II (15 credits)
SOC SCI Social Science Elective
MUC 211 Music Theory & Musicianship IV
MUC Ensemble Electives
MUL Music Lesson Electives

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency at the intermediate level on their main instrument or vocal part
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of tonal harmony
  • Demonstrate functional proficiency in aural theory (ear training) and sight singing
  • Demonstrate proper use of basic hardware and software tools of music technology

Career Opportunities

Education, performance, composing and arranging, conducting, music therapy, recording industry and communications.

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1 Electives include Chamber Choir, Chamber Ensemble, Band/Orchestra, or other approved elective. Please see current Cecil College course schedule for available courses or contact the music faculty for more information.
2 Electives include individual lessons in Voice, Piano, String Instruments, Woodwind Instruments, Brass Instruments, Percussion/Drums, Guitar, Classical Guitar, Jazz Guitar, Songwriting/Composition or other approved elective. Please see current Cecil College course schedule for available courses or contact the music faculty for more information.
3 Please see current Cecil College course schedule for available courses or contact the music faculty for more information.

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