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 Performing Arts

Instrumental Major

Instrumental majors can transfer to a 4-year university in Music
Performance
, Music Education, Music Therapy and Music Theater.

Having completed this course of study does not guarantee admission into ASU, NAU and UofA Schools of Music.  Prior to attending these institutions, as in most universities, students must:

  • Be admitted to the university
  • Audition for admission to the School of Music for that university

Students planning to transfer to an Arizona university should NOT pursue a 2-year degree.  It is required that students coordinate with a music advisor at CGCC and at the target university to ensure that all requirements are met and appropriate classes completed.

​Due to the rigorous fall/spring schedule of music majors, it is suggested that more demanding General Education courses be taken in summer sessions.  This will accommodate the deficit in general education hours for music majors.

ASU & UofA:

  • 2 lab sciences or math AND
  • 1 other general education course

NAU:

  • 2 lab sciences OR
  • 1 lab science and 1 math

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 Semester I

 
​Course Number ​Course Name ​CE Credit Hours Earned
MTC105 ​Music Theory I 3
​MTC106 Aural Perception I 1
MUP ​Class Piano (appropriate level) 2
MUP159,161, 163, 181 ​Orchestra, Band, Jazz Band, Jazz Combo, Wind Ensemble ​1
​MUP102 ​Private Instruction ​2
​General Education ​3
​General Education ​3
​15
 

 Semester II

 
​Course Number ​Course Name ​CE Credit Hours Earned
​MTC155 ​Music Theory II 3
​MTC156 Aural Perception II 1
MUP ​Class Piano (appropriate level) 2
MHL241 ​Music History I ​3
MUP159,161, 163, 181 ​​Orchestra, Band, Jazz Band, Jazz Combo, Wind Ensemble ​1
​MUP152AA ​Private Instruction ​2
​General Education ​3
​15
 

 Semester III

 
​Course Number ​Course Name ​CE Credit Hours Earned
​MTC205 ​Music Theory III 3
​MTC206 Aural Perception III 1
MUP ​Class Piano (appropriate level) 2
MHL242 ​Music History II ​3
MUP159,161, 163, 181 ​Orchestra, Band, Jazz Band, Jazz Combo, Wind Ensemble ​1
​MUP202AA ​Private Instruction ​2
​General Education ​3
​15
 

 Semester IV

 
​Course Number ​Course Name ​CE Credit Hours Earned
​MTC255 ​Music Theory IV 3
​MTC256 Aural Perception IV 1
MUP ​Class Piano (if needed, appropriate level) 2
MUP209 ​Beginning Conducting ​2
​MUP159,161, 163, 181 ​Orchestra, Band, Jazz Band, Jazz Combo, Wind Ensemble ​1
​MUP252AA ​Private Instruction ​2
​General Education ​3
​14
​Transferable to ASU & UofA Semesters ​Total Credits
​Theory/A.P. (4 credits) will transfer as 3 credits ​x 4 = 12
Class Piano (2 credits) will transfer as 1 credit x 4 = 4
Music History (3 credits) will transfer as 3 credits ​x 2 = 6
Private Instruction (2 credits) will transfer as 2 credits ​x 4 = ​8
​Beginning Conducting (2 credits) will transfer as 1 credit ​x 1 = ​1
Orchestra, Band, Jazz Band (1 credit) will transfer as 1 credit ​x 4 = ​4
​35
​Total possible transferable music credits ​35
​Total possible transferable G.E. credits ​29
TOTAL TRANSFERABLE CREDITS ​64

​Transferable to NAU Semesters ​Total Credits
​Theory/A.P. (4 credits) will transfer as 4 credits ​x 4 = 16
Class Piano (2 credits) will transfer as 1 credit x 4 = 4
Music History (3 credits) will transfer as 3 credits ​x 2 = 6
1st year Private Instruction (2 credits) will transfer as 1 credit ​x 2 = ​2
2nd year Private Instruction (2 credits) will transfer as 2 credits ​x 2 = ​4
​​Beginning Conducting (2 credits) will transfer as 1 credit ​x 1 = ​2
Orchestra, Band, Jazz Band (1 credit) will transfer as 1 credit ​x 4 = 4
38
​Total possible transferable music credits ​38
​Total possible transferable G.E. credits ​26
TOTAL TRANSFERABLE CREDITS 64