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Transfer Possibilities

Students working toward their transfer degree typically take a variety of courses designed to fulfill the general requirements of most four-year colleges and universities. Students intending to transfer to a four-year college for further training in music are encouraged to work closely with their advisor to ensure they meet the requirements of the college they wish to attend after Pierce. For example, most institutions require proficiency tests in music theory, performance,and piano courses.

Music Major

Music majors are required to take

  • Six quarters of music theory in sequential order
    • Fall: MUSC& 141
    • Winter: MUSC& 142
    • Spring: MUSC& 143
    • Fall: MUSC& 241
    • Winter: MUSC& 242
    • Spring: MUSC& 243
  • Three quarters of class piano, unless they are able to test out of keyboard requirements
    • Fall: MUSC& 181
    • Winter: MUSC& 182
    • Spring: MUSC& 183
  • Six quarters of private instruction on their instrument or voice
    • MUSC 162-169 - first year
    • MUSC 232-269 - second year
  • Six quarters of ensemble from the following
    • MUSC 144/244 Concert Choir
    • MUSC 147/247 Chamber Choir
    • MUSC 150/250 College Band
    • MUSC  154/254 College Orchestra

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