Associate of Arts – Concentration in Music

The following is a suggested course of study which will satisfy the requirements for the Associate of Arts degree at Texarkana College.

Freshman Year

First Semester Hours   Second Semester Hours
BIOL/GEOL/CHEM/PHYS (core) 3 BIOL/GEOL/CHEM/PHYS (core) 3
ENGL 1301 (core)
Composition I
3 ENGL 1302 or ENGL 2311 (core)
Composition II or Technical & Business Writing
3
BCIS 1305 or EDUC/PSYC 1300 (core)
Business Computer Applications or Learning Frameworks
3 GOVT 2305 (core)
Federal Government
3
MUSI 1311
Music Theory I
3 MUSI 1312
Music Theory II
3
MUSI 1116
Elementary Sight Singing & Ear Training I
1 MUSI 1117
Elementary Sight Singing & Ear Training II
1
MUAP* 1 MUAP* 1
MUEN** 1  
Total 15   Total 14

Sophomore Year

First Semester Hours   Second Semester Hours
SPCH (any core course) 3 Language, Philosophy & Culture (any core course) 3
HIST 1301 (core)
United States History I
3 HIST 1302 (core)
United States History I
3
GOVT 2306 (core)
Texas Government
3 Social & Behavioral Science (any core course) 3
MUSI 2311
Music Theory III
3 MUSI 1306 or (any Creative Arts core course)
Music Appreciation
3
MUSI 2116
Advanced Sight Singing & Ear Training I
1 MUSI 2117
Advanced Sight Singing & Ear Training II
1
MUAP* 1 MUAP* 1
  MATH (any core course) 3
Total 14   Total
Music AA Total
17
60

*Course number will depend on particular instrument
**Course number will depend on particular ensemble class as recommended by instrument teacher

Music Course Descriptions

Core Courses

A number of courses required for this degree can be found in the Academic Core.

MUAP 1131, 1132, 2131, 2132 Applied Brass

Individual instruction in instruments for students who are not music majors. Correct tone production, embouchure, fingerings for the various instruments. Includes both solo literature and technical work. One half-hour lesson per week with one hour of practice daily. Course numbers are sequential.

MUAP 1231, 1232, 2231, 2232 Applied Brass

Individual instruction in instruments for students who are music majors. Correct tone production, embouchure, fingerings for the various instruments. Includes both solo literature and technical work. One half-hour lesson per week with one hour of practice daily. Course numbers are sequential.

MUAP 1157, 1158, 2157, 2158 Applied Percussion

Individual instruction in instruments for students who are not music majors. Includes both solo literature and technical work. One half-hour lesson per week with one hour of practice daily. Course numbers are sequential.

MUAP 1257, 1258, 2257, 2258 Applied Percussion

Individual instruction in instruments for students who are music majors. Includes both solo literature and technical work. One half-hour lesson per week with one hour of practice daily. Course numbers are sequential.

MUAP 1161, 1162, 2161, 2162 Classical Guitar

Private instruction in guitar for those who are not music majors. The student will study a variety of guitar music from the Renaissance through current trends. Assignments will be given according to each student’s ability. Course numbers are sequential. One half-hour lesson per week with one hour practice daily.

MUAP 1261, 1262, 2261, 2262 Classical Guitar

Private instruction in guitar for music majors. The student will study a variety of guitar music from the Renaissance through current trends. Assignments will be given according to each student’s ability. One half-hour lesson per week with one hour practice daily. Course numbers are sequential

MUAP 1165, 1166, 2165, 2166 Applied Organ

This course is designed for students who are not organ majors. Although this is a less concentrated course than MUAP 1265 – 1266; similar literature will be used. One half-hour lesson per week with one hour practice daily. Course numbers are sequential.

MUAP 1265, 1266, 2265, 2266 Applied Organ

This course is designed for the music major with organ as major instrument. Students desiring to study organ should have studied piano previously and should have attained technical proficiency equivalent to MUAP 1269. One hour lesson per week with a minimum of two hours of practice per day is required. The minimum representative requirements in repertory are these:

Gleason
Method of Organ Playing
Manual Technique; Pedal Techniques
Composition for Manuals
Studies and Compositions for Manual and Pedal

Bach
Eight Little Preludes and Fugues
Works from Orgelbuchlein
Works comparable in difficulty to Cathedral Prelude and Fugue
Easy compositions by modern American and foreign composers. The student shall perform for jury each semester the requested numbers, and perform in a recital at least once each semester. Course numbers are sequential.

MUAP 1169, 1170, 2169, 2170 Applied Piano

This course is designed for students who are not piano majors. The course includes the study of suitable technical studies, major and minor scales (M.M.112) trans-I IV V I chord progression in all keys, sight reading, simple transposition, suitable compositions of Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic, and Contemporary composers. One half-hour lesson per week with a minimum of one hour practice daily. The student shall attend a studio class as required and perform a recital at least once each semester. The student shall perform for jury each semester the requested numbers by memory. Course numbers are sequential

MUAP 1269, 1270, 2269, 2270 Applied Piano

This course is designed for the music major with piano as major instrument. The minimum requirements are: Hanon, Czerny or other approved studies, all major and minor scales at various rhythms (M.M.112), arpeggios in root position. Bach-Three part inventions, and Well-Tempered Clavier, Sonatas of Mozart, Haydn or Beethoven, music of Chopin, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms or other Romantic composers; literature of the Impressionist and Contemporary composers. One hour lesson or two half hour lessons per week and a minimum of two hours practice daily. The student shall attend studio class as required each week and perform a recital at least once each semester. The student shall perform for jury each semester the requested numbers by memory. Course numbers are sequential.

MUAP 1101, 1102, 2101, 2102 Strings

Individual instruction in violin, viola, or violoncello, for students who are not string majors. Suitable solo and technical literature from the standard repertory will be used. One half-hour lessons per week with one hour of practice daily. Course numbers are sequential.

MUAP 1201, 1202, 2201, 2202 Strings

Individual instruction in violin, viola, or violoncello, for string majors working toward a Music Degree. Suitable solo and technical literature from the standard repertory will be used. Two half-hour lessons, or one hour lesson, per week with two hours of practice daily. Course numbers are sequential.

MUAP 1181, 1182, 2181, 2182 Applied Voice

(Non-major) These courses will consist of one half-hour lesson each week with a minimum of four hours practice each week. The student will study the principles of vocal production and progress to exercise, and studies of increased difficulty. Examples from standard repertory will be included in the six memorized songs required for each semester. Performance for recitals and jury are required for each semester as well. Course numbers are sequential.

MUAP 1281, 1282, 2281, 2282 Applied Voice

(Voice Major) Two half-hour lessons each week with a minimum of six hours practice each week. The courses will provide studies for voice placement, support and flexibility. Repertory will include early Italian classics, English songs, and contemporary songs. Performance for recitals and jury required each semester. Course numbers are sequential.

MUAP 1185, 1186, 2185, 2186 Applied Woodwind

Individual instruction in instruments for students who are not instrumental majors. Correct tone production, brochure, fingerings for the various instruments. Includes both solo literature and technical work. One half-hour lesson per week with one hour of practice daily. Course numbers are sequential.

MUAP 1285, 1286, 2285, 2286 Applied Woodwind

Individual instruction of instrument music majors. A progressive course using Arban, Klose and allied technical studies for the individual student. All major and minor scales, suitable solo material to acquaint the student with both the instrument and the literature for that instrument. Two half-hour lessons weekly, two hours practice daily. Course numbers are sequential.

MUEN 1122, 1123, 2122, 2123 Band

The band performs as a concert band during the school year. Open to all students with approval of the director. To be eligible or spring semester activities, a student must participate in both fall and spring semesters or have special permission of the director. This course is required for all instrumental majors.

MUEN 1127, 1128, 2127, 2128 Community Band

For persons that have played in concert bands before with a desire to play again. Students must have knowledge of music fundamentals and instrument in good playing condition.

MUEN 1131, 1132, 2131, 2132 Small Instrumental Ensemble

Students study and perform all styles of music, including pop and jazz. Student arranging, composing and conducing is encouraged. Students are responsible for providing their won instruments and for participating in concerts or campus appearances as scheduled.

MUEN 1141, 1142, 2141, 2142 Choir

The Texarkana College Choir makes local and regional appearances. Open to all students with the approval of the director. Responsibility for public appearances is necessary for membership. Each course carries one hour credit. Course numbers are sequential.

MUEN 1147, 1148, 2147, 2148 Texarkana Regional Chorale

The Texarkana Regional Chorale is a performing ensemble for singers in the community or enrolled at T.C. A placement audition is required for all participants. The Chorale performs at least one concert per semester in various venues and also performs with orchestra regularly. Members may not miss more than three (3) rehearsals and are required to attend dress rehearsal in order to perform in concert. Course numbers are sequential.

MUEN 1154, 1155, 2154, 2155 Vocal Ensemble

The TC Singers are composed of superior voices selected by the director. This group performs as a single unit as in conjunction with concert choir appearances. Prerequisites: MUEN 1154 is a prerequisite to MUEN 1155, MUEN 1155 is a prerequisite to MUEN 2154, MUEN 2154 is a prerequisite to MUEN 2155. Course numbers are sequential.

MUSI 1162 Vocal Diction

This course will provide for molding the pronunciation of lyrics in the principal singing languages. Emphasis on the international phonetic system will be stressed.

MUSI 1166, 1167 Woodwind Class

This course is offered for those who wish to learn to play and teach clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon, flute, and piccolo. Three hours of lecture and practice are required. Required of music education majors.

MUSI 1178, 1179 Brass Class I & II

This course is offered for those who wish to learn to play and teach cornet, baritone, trombone, French horn, and bass. Required of music education majors. Three hours of lecture and practice are required.

MUSI 1181, 1182, 2181, 2182 Piano Class

This course introduces the beginning student to fundamental keyboard technique. The course is designed for non-music majors but will also satisfy the music major applied piano requirement for all music students except piano majors or advanced pianists. The music major will work toward the requirements for a barrier exam. Course numbers are sequential.

MUSI 1183, 1184, 2183, 2184 Voice Class

This course will provide studies for increasing the power, range and quality in vocal production. Composition from the standard repertory will be performed by individual class members. Two hours per week including lecture and laboratory and two hours practice required each week. Prerequisites: MUSI 1183 is a prerequisite to MUSI 1184, MUSI 1184 is a prerequisite to MUSI 2183, MUSI 2183 is a prerequisite to MUSI 2184. Course numbers are sequential.

MUSI 1303 Fundamentals of Music

Introduction to the basic elements of music theory for non-music majors: scales, intervals, Keys, triads, elementary ear training, keyboard harmony, notation, meter, and rhythm (does not apply to a music major degree).

MUSI 1304 Foundations of Music

Study of the fundamentals of music education for prospective classroom teachers with an introduction to melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic elements. Emphasis is on participation in singing and reading music.

MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation

This course is designed for anyone who wishes a broader knowledge of the great music of civilization. Emphasis will be placed on listening and enjoying music of the masters. Open to all students without prerequisite.

MUSI 1308 Music Literature I

A survey dealing with the principal forms from the Ars Antiqua, Ars Nova, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classic Periods.

MUSI 1309 Music Literature II

A survey dealing with the principal forms of the large Classic, Romantic, Impressionistic, and Contemporary periods.

MUSI 1159, 2159 Musical Theater

This course is designed to give the actor and singer practical experience in music theater. A study of integration of music, acting, and staging. The student may pursue this study for two semesters with one credit hour per semester. The course will serve as opera workshop for music majors and minors. No prerequisite necessary.

MUSI 1116 Elementary Sight Singing and Ear Training I

This course of study includes singing in the treble and bass clefs, introduction to alto and tenor clefs, major and minor scales, melodies with harmonic backgrounds of the principal chords, aural study of beats, their division and subdivisions, intervals and melodies, and harmonic progressions of the principal chords. Keyboard application theory.

MUSI 1117 Elementary Sight Singing and Ear Training II

Singing melodies with harmonic backgrounds of all diatonic triads, the dominant seventh and supertonic seventh chords. Aural study of syncopation, intervals and melodies with any diatonic harmonic background, diatonic harmonic progression including the dominant seventh and supertonic seventh chords. Keyboard application theory.

MUSI 1186, 1187, 2186, 2187 Composition

Individual or class instruction in music composition. Composing in small forms for simple media in both traditional styles and styles of the student’s choice. Emphasis on technical training in advanced harmony and basic counterpoint. Prerequisites: MUSI 1311 and MUSI 1312.

MUSI 1192 Guitar Class

Beginning class instruction in guitar. This course is designed for the non-music major. The class covers a variety of genres selected from the interests of class participants. Must furnish own guitar.

MUSI 1311 Music Theory I

An introduction to elementary harmony including a study of scales, intervals, major and minor triads, with inversion and application. Part writing of figured bass exercises and melodic harmonizations requiring the principal triads. Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on placement test or MUSI 1303.

MUSI 1312 Music Theory II

This course of study includes part writing figured bass exercises and harmonic backgrounds of all diatonic triads, the dominant seventh chords and non-harmonic tones. Enlargement of the period in melodic composition. Prerequisite: MUSI 1311 and MUSI 1116.

MUSI 1390 Electronic Music I

Introduction to the use of synthesizers, computers, sequencing and music printing software, multi-track recorders and other MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) devices in the notation, arrangement, composition and performance of music.

MUSI 2116 Advanced Sight Singing and Ear Training I

Singing modulations to closely related keys modal melodies. Aural study of superimposition, compound intervals, melodic and harmonic modulation. All diatonic seventh chords. Keyboard application of theory. Prerequisite: MUSI 1312 and MUSI 1117. This course must be taken in conjunction with MUSI 2311.

MUSI 2117 Advanced Sight Singing and Ear Training II

Singing remote modulations and more difficult melodies. Aural study of unusual and mixed meters, remote modulation, altered chords, 9th, 11th, and 13th chords. Keyboard application of theory skills. Prerequisite: MUSI 2116. This course must be taken in conjunction with MUSI 2312.

MUSI 2311 Music Theory III

Part-writing of figured diatonic seventh chords and modulations, styles of writing other than chorales. Prerequisite: MUSI 1312 and MUSI 1117.

MUSI 2312 Music Theory IV

Part writing of figured diatonic seventh bass exercises and melody harmonization requiring altered chords, 9th, 11th, and 13th chords. Modulation to remote keys. Styles of writing other than chorale style. Analysis of the larger forms of composition. Prerequisite: MUSI 2311 and MUSI 2116.

To learn more, please contact us.

Marc-André Bougie
Associate Professor of Music
(903) 823-3229
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Mary Scott Goode
Associate Professor of Music
(903) 823-3371
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Mary Ellen Young
Dean of Liberal & Performing Arts
903-823-3369
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