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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study

MUSIC
Jazz/Popular Music Specialization
 
Associate of Applied Arts Degree AL, AN, LO


Purpose: The Associate of Applied Arts degree Jazz/Popular Music Specialization is designed for students who seek employment in performing Jazz and Popular Music.

Transfer Information: Transfer is not the primary purpose of an A.A.S. program, but NOVA has articulation agreements that facilitate the transfer of this and other career-oriented programs to selected senior institutions. Students interested in transfer should contact a counselor or their academic advisor early in their program.

Admission Requirements: Applied music students: Tuition fees are payable to the College. Studio charges are payable to applied music instructors. Applied proficiency requirements must be met in order for students to advance to the 200-level of applied music courses. Piano proficiency skills are required of all Music majors.

Recommended Preparation: An interview with the music faculty may be required before beginning the program.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
MUS Applied Music (major) 2
1MUS Applied Music (minor) 1
MUS Chorus/Band/Orchestra/Ensemble 1
MUS 111 Music Theory I 4
2PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
3___ Social Science Elective 3
4SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   16
2nd Semester
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
MTH 151 Math for the Liberal Arts I 3
1MUS Applied Music (minor) 1
MUS Chorus/Band/Orchestra/Ensemble 1
MUS Applied Music (major) 2
MUS 112 Music Theory II 4
2PED/RPK Elective 1
3___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   18
3rd Semester
CST 110 Intro to Communication 3
___ General Elective 2
MUS Applied Music (major) 2
1MUS Applied Music (minor) 1
MUS Chorus/Band/Orchestra/Ensemble 1
MUS 159 Improvisational Techniques 3
MUS 213 Composition I 3
Total   15
4th Semester
5___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
MUS Applied Music (major) 2
1MUS Applied Music (minor) 1
MUS Chorus/Band/Orchestra/Ensemble 1
MUS 214 Composition II 3
MUS 225 The History of Jazz 3
MUS 259 Advanced Improvisational Techniques 3
Total   16
Total credits for the Jazz/Popular Music Specialization=65

1 Class instruction such as Class Voice or Class Piano may be substituted.

2 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK activities course. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

3 The social science elective may be selected from the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives.

4 Students may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

5 Humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet requirements of transfer institution.