Total Credits 60
1 Select a course from the appropriate category of the General Education list.
2 All music majors must complete a keyboard proficiency placement test. The two-semester requirement for students without prior keyboard proficiency will be Keyboard Skills I and II. The two-semester requirement for students with adequate keyboard proficiency will be Keyboard Skills III and IV. A keyboard major or a student with considerable keyboard proficiency will likely be exempt from some or all of this degree requirement, and must make the credits up with MUSC electives. Music majors who are also in the honors college are encouraged to take MUSC 296H Music Capstone Research Honors .
3 All music majors must participate each semester in a performing ensemble. On-campus ensembles include the RVCC Chorale I-IV ( MUSC 151 , MUSC 152 , MUSC 251 ,MUSC 252 ) and the RVCC Jazz Ensemble I-IV (MUSC 157 , MUSC 158 , MUSC 257 , MUSC 258 ). Off-campus ensembles may include, as approved, Concert Band I-IV (MUSC 153, 154, 253, 254) and Orchestra I-IV (MUSC 155 , MUSC 156 , MUSC 255 , MUSC 256 ). A student need not stay in the same ensemble all four semesters, and may join more than one, as time permits. Please discuss your best options and preferences when you interview with the music faculty prior to enrollment.
4 Music majors who place out of MUSC 111 Music Theory I and MUSC 113 Musicianship I must make the credits up with MUSC electives. Music majors who are also in the honors college are encouraged to take MUSC 296H Music Capstone Research Honors .
5 Select a course from the appropriate category of the General Education list except for ARTH, DANC, MUSC, and THEA.
6 Mathematics by official placement. Select any course from the appropriate category of the General Education list.
7 Students are advised to select from the following one-semester Science courses: BIOL 111 Principles of Biology ,BIOL 120 Human Biology , BIOL 150 Plants, Humans & the Environment , CHEM 102 Introduction to Chemistry , GEOL 157 Introduction to Geology ,PHYS 112 Concepts of Physics , PHYS 130 Astronomy .