Music Emphasis

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS, 60 CREDITS

Mission

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

 

Location: Austin
Program Starts: Fall
Course Plan: Four Semesters
Faculty: Scott Blankenbaker Scott Blankenbaker Edelgard Fernandez


For in-depth information including outcomes, program fees, course descriptions, and more please visit the Music Emphasis program page at riverland.edu.

Required Core Courses (20 credits)

MUSC1102 Music Theory/SS/ET II 4 CR
MUSC1145 Piano Class I 2 CR
MUSC1146 Piano Class II 2 CR
THTR1111 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

MnTC General Education Courses (40 credits)

ENGL1101 Composition I (Goal 1 & 2) 3 CR
ENGL1104 Composition II: Argument (Goal 1 & 2; Prereq ENGL1101) 3 CR
MUSC1101 Music Theory/SS/ET I (Goal 2 & 6) 4 CR
MUSC1111 Survey of Music (Goal 6 & 8) 3 CR
SPCH1100 Fundamentals of Speech (Goal 1 & 9) 3 CR
- Goal 3 - Natural Sciences 9 CR
- Goal 4 - Mathematical/Logical Reasoning 3 CR
- Goal 5 - History and the Social & Behavioral Sciences 9 CR
- Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts 3 CR
- Goal 7 - Human Diversity
- Goal 10 - People & the Environment
- MnTC/General Education

Electives (3 credits)

HUMA1101 Humanities I 3 CR
HUMA1102 Humanities II 3 CR
MUSC1114 American Popular Music 3 CR
MUSC1140 Guitar Class I 1 CR
MUSC2295 World Cultural Studies 2 CR
MUSC2297 World Cultural Studies – Research Option 4 CR
MUSC2600 USA Cultural Studies 2 CR
THTR2100 Beginning Acting (Goal 6 & 7) 3 CR
- MUSIC ENSEMBLE MUSC1121-1129; 2121-2129
- PARTICIPATION IN MUSIC: MUSC1130, 1131, 2130, 2131
- APPLIED MUSIC LESSION MUSC 1150-1179; 2150-2179
- MOVEMENT FOR THE STAGE: THTR1112; 2111; 2112