The Fine Arts Program at Riverland Community College are dedicated to developing the students' intellectual and creative potential in art, music and theatre, through quality instruction and a variety of performance/exhibition opportunities by expecting a high standard in all artistic endeavors.
Associate in Arts - Music Emphasis
The AA-Music is awarded to students completing 60 credits of music and general education courses. It is designed primarily as a transfer degree, fulfilling much of the first two years of study of a typical bachelor's degree in music. The AA-Music allows students to complete two semesters of theory/sight-singing/ear training, focus on developing performance skills, attain ensemble experience, demonstrate piano proficiency, and complete the entire Minnesota Transfer Curriculum for general studies.
Why an AA in Music?
Students will have a directed course of study that will prepare them for transfer to a four-year college, university, or conservatory, or to enter the field.
Transfer institutions will have a clearer understanding of the focus and scope of the student's training and education.
Performance courses and private study ensure the student's involvement in acquiring performance skills and application.
Why Riverland Music?
Excellent opportunities for participation, no matter what your experience level
Articulation agreements in place to ensure smooth transition to university study
Access to RCC Casual Classics Concert Series, nationally recognized visiting artists, Austin Symphony Orchestra, Paramount Theatre, and Austin Artist Series performances
Low student to faculty ratio
Affordable on-campus housing
Fall Course Plan:
Four Semesters Faculty: Scott Blankenbaker Scott Blankenbaker Edelgard Fernandez Scott Blankenbaker Kathy Kirkpatrick
For in-depth information including outcomes, program fees, course descriptions, and more please
program page at riverland.edu.
Required Core Courses (20 credits)
Music Theory/SS/ET II 4 CR
Piano Class I 2 CR
Piano Class II 2 CR
Movement for the Stage I 1 CR
Approved Electives 3 CR
Ensembles MUSC1121-1128 and 2121-2128 4 CR
One Course - HLTH/PHED or THTR1111 1 CR
Private Lessons MUSC 1150 - 1179 and 2150-2179 4 CR