Jun 14, 2024  
2021-2022 SLCC General Catalog 

Music: AS

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Associate of Science | 61 credits minimum

Communication and Performing Arts Division
South City Campus
General Information
Program Information 801-957-4130
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising

Program Faculty
Associate Professors - Thomas Baggaley, Jon Clark

Program Description
The Music Department offers a two-year program of music education for students planning to major in music at a four-year institution, as well as the student who is interested in improving their individual musical knowledge and abilities.

Departmental offerings include music theory, conducting, MIDI technology (computer/synthesizer), songwriting, music history and music appreciation. The Department also offers opportunities to develop individual music skills in a variety of instruments, piano and voice, as well as performing experience in auditioned and non-auditioned ensembles. The Music Department faculty supports high standards in music education; they encourage and mentor individual students to attain their highest potential.

Career Opportunities
Continuation to baccalaureate granting institutions in performance and music education. Students may also open studios in private music teaching and approach local recording studios for recording work. Performers may also engage in performance for pay as an entrepreneur in the music field. Most performing musicians do not hold regular jobs as performers but work as contract entrepreneurs in the communities.

Transfer/Articulation Information
Music majors planning to transfer to a four-year institution will be required to pass a vocal or instrumental proficiency exam. It is strongly encouraged that students take 45-minute private lessons each semester in voice or their instrument of study to prepare for this exam.

Admission into a major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution’s requirements for that major. Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. See an Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information.

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees: http://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx

Cost of supplies and texts are comparable with other General Education classes at approximately $100 per text. Some courses require additional fees or may require concert attendance.

Estimated books and supplies- $375-$500 per semester, $10.00 for performing classes for music, $280-$405 per semester for private lessons (voice or instrumental).

Estimated Time to Completion
If students follow the suggested schedule, time to completion is four semesters.

Program Entry Requirements
By Audition or faculty approval. Students with insufficient prior preparation may be required to take MUSC 1100  Intro to Music Theory before being allowed to begin taking the required courses in Music Theory. Students with insufficient piano/keyboard skills may be required to take MUSC 1150  and MUSC 1160  or private piano lessons to complete the piano proficiency requirement. Contact Thomas Baggaley: thomas.baggaley@slcc.edu

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically and creatively
5 - Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
6 - Develop the knowledge and skills to work withothers in a professional and constructive manner
7 - Develop computer and information literacy

Prepare students for transfer to four-year music programs in the state of Utah

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Proficiency in academic understanding of music theory, eartraining, piano/keyboard, and sight-singing.

1, 2, 3, 4

Proficiency in musical performance with appropriate expression, accuracy and artistic value.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Show proficiency in at least one performance medium of voice, instrument, or composition.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

General Education Requirements

Core Skills

American Institutions (AI) 1 course

Institutional Requirements

Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 course

Communication (CM) 1 course

International & Global (IG) 1 course

Distribution Areas

1 course from each of the Distribution Areas, 5 total courses; 1 course must also be designated as DIVERSITY (DV)


MUSC 0990  must be taken each semester for four semesters. Students may use any combination of MUSC 1370 , MUSC 1380 , MUSC 1390 , MUSC 1450 , MUSC 1460 , or MUSC 1470  (including repeating any of these classes for credit - which is the normal case) to fulfill the four credits of vocal or instrumental performance ensemble that must be taken (preferably one each semester).

Students may use MUSC 1712 , MUSC 1715 , MUSC 1722 , MUSC 1725 , MUSC 1732 , MUSC 1735 , MUSC 1742 , MUSC 1745 , MUSC 1752 , MUSC 1755 , MUSC 1762 , MUSC 1765 , MUSC 1770 , MUSC 1772 , or MUSC 1775  to fulfill two of the four credits of vocal or instrumental private applied instruction that must be taken and MUSC 2712 , MUSC 2715 , MUSC 2722 , MUSC 2725 , MUSC 2732 , MUSC 2735 ,MUSC 2742 , MUSC 2745 , MUSC 2752 , MUSC 2762 , MUSC 2765 , MUSC 2770 MUSC 2772 , or MUSC 2775  to complete the remaining two credits. Students must pass a proficiency jury upon completion of the two semesters at the first year (1000) level of private applied instruction to advance to the second year (2000) level. They must also pass a proficiency jury upon completion of the two semesters of second year level private applied instruction to fulfill the private applied portion of their degree requirement.

In order to receive this degree, all students are required to pass a piano/keyboard proficiency exam, which is usually taken at the beginning of the student’s first semester in the program. Students with insufficient prior preparation in this area may be required to take MUSC 1150  and MUSC 1160  to obtain the necessary skills to successfully complete the piano proficiency requirement. Contact Thomas Baggaley: thomas.baggaley@slcc.edu

Graduation Map

Advising Notes

It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisites for each class. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before the designated class may be taken. It is recommended that students complete some of their distribution requirements by taking MUSC 1500  Music and Technology (which meets the Interdisciplinary distribution requirement) and one of the following: MUSC 1010  Introduction to Music, MUSC 1030  Survey of Jazz or MUSC 1040  U.S. Music & Culture (each of which meets the Fine Arts distribution requirement - MUSC 1040  also meets the Diversity course requirement). It is also recommended that students take another of these courses (MUSC 1010 , MUSC 1030  or MUSC 1040 ) to meet the Student Choice (Depth) General Education requirement.

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