Allen County Community College offers an Associate of Arts in Music for students who are interested in learning to play, arrange, conduct, compose, or produce musical compositions. Students will learn about the history and styles of popular and classical music and learn about the production of music as a solo artist or as a musical group. Students will learn about making music and playing instruments while learning about the composition and lyric-writing process. Through the program, students will develop their knowledge, performance skills and appreciation of music as they learn about applied and group musical instruction, history of music, vocal and instrumental ensembles, and musical theory.
Students will develop their understanding of music through a curriculum which will expand their understanding of music, in addition to composition and performing. Those classes include English composition, college algebra, fundamentals of music, applied music, band and choir, public speaking, music appreciation, group guitar for beginners, music theory, aural skills, keyboard harmony, special projects in music, and a variety of electives in social and behavioral sciences, health and physical education, history, natural science, and computer science.
Upon completion of the program, students will have demonstrated their understanding of music through their education and qualifications in musical ability. These qualifications include but are not limited to the ability to demonstrate understanding of music styles and the effect of culture on music and the effect of music on culture; to demonstrate the ability to write and read musical notation; to demonstrate understanding of the music and entertainment industries, in addition to production and composition of music; to discuss the history of popular and classical music; and show improved talent in using musical instruments.
High school transcript or proof of GED completion and scores. Official transcripts from previous universities and colleges (if applicable). SAT/ACT scores - COMPASS/ASSET test administered to students not submitting SAT/ACT scores.
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
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