Programs

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Music
The Music program at Clark offers students an abundance of experiences in music theory, instrumental and vocal performance training, music appreciation and music history. Courses are designed to prepare the music major for advanced studies for transfer to a four-year bachelor's music degree while also providing an enriching experience to the non-music major with the skills and background to fully enjoy music as a cultural pursuit.
Associate in Music DTA/MRP (AA)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (10 credits required)
10 cr.
Quantitative Skills (5 credits required)
 
MATH&107
MATH IN SOCIETY
5 cr.
Humanities (15 credits required)
15 cr.
MUSC&141
MUSIC THEORY I
5 cr.
MUSC&142
MUSIC THEORY II
5 cr.
5 credits other discipline
5 cr.
Social Sciences (15 credits required)
15 cr.
Selected from at least two disciplines. No more than 10 credits allowed from any one discipline.
Natural Sciences (15 credits required)
 
Selected from at least two disciplines. No more than 10 credits allowed from any one discipline. At least 10 credits in Physical, Biological and/or Earth Sciences. Shall include at least one laboratory course.
Major Area Requirements
MUSC&121
EAR TRAINING 1
1 cr.
MUSC&122
EAR TRAINING 2
1 cr.
MUSC&123
EAR TRAINING 3
1 cr.
MUSC&221
EAR TRAINING 4
1 cr.
MUSC&222
EAR TRAINING 5
1 cr.
MUSC&223
EAR TRAINING 6
1 cr.
MUSC&143
MUSIC THEORY III
5 cr.
MUSC&231
MUSIC THEORY IV
3 cr.
MUSC&232
MUSIC THEORY V
3 cr.
MUSC&233
MUSIC THEORY VI
3 cr.
In-house diagnostic testing and/or auditions might affect the credits accepted in theory and ear training. Students are advised to check with the receiving institution.
MUSC 101
BEGINNING PIANO CLASS
2 cr.
MUSC 201
INTERMEDIATE PIANO CLASS
2 cr.
Applied Instrument, Piano, or Voice
6 cr.
All MUSCA Courses (MUSCA 101-286)
Applied Voice: MUSC 170, 171, 172,270, 271, 272
Applied Piano: 173, 174, 175, 273, 274, 275
In-house auditions might affect the credits accepted in this area. Students are advised to check with the receiving institution.
Major Performing Ensemble
Any of the following:
12 cr.

Orchestra: MUSC 151, 152, 153, 251, 252, 253
Concert Band: MUSC 180, 181, 182, 280, 281, 282
Concert Choir: MUSC 183, 184, 185, 283, 284, 285
Total Required Credits: 108
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
  • Meet audition standards for any necessary proficiency exams in music theory for transfer to a four-year school of music.
  • Perform a standard body of literature at a proficiency level relevant to pursuit of a BA or BM degree in music.
  • Demonstrate musicality through participation in recorded performances.
  • Apply communication theory to demonstrate effective oral communication skills.(GE)
  • Analyze and interpret quantitative information presented verbally, graphically, numerically, and/or symbolically. (GE)
  • Analyze patterns of power, privilege, and inequity in the United States. (GE)
  • Apply a method of scientific inquiry, valid to the natural sciences, to evaluate claims about the natural world. (GE)
  • Articulate well-considered ideas and written claims to an academic audience, using effective rhetorical techniques, properly credited evidence, and a command of Standard English. (GE)
  • Demonstrate and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)
  • Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors. (GE)
  • Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences. (GE)
  • Interpret the human experience, within appropriate global and historical contexts, through evaluation, analysis, creation, or performance. (GE)
  • Obtain, evaluate, and ethically use information. (GE)