Academic Subject Certificate

General Music


The Academic Subject Certificate in General Music prepares and encourages students to pursue a professional career in music performance, studio recording, or music academia.

Upon successful completion of this certificate students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate basic elements of music theory and applications in areas such as notation, rhythm, and expression
  • Demonstrate professional performance practices
  • Analyze music history, literature, and culture
  • Demonstrate proficiency on their instrument of choice

This certificate consists of a minimum of 25 credits.

Required Courses (12 credits)

* If piano is your primary instrument, you must choose a MUS 121(B, D, F, or Z) course to fulfill your core requirement.

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Elective Courses (13 Credits)

Music Performance Course Electives: Minimum of six (6) credits.

Music Course Electives: Minimum of three (3) credits.

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