Music Associate of Fine Arts Degree

Music Associate of Fine Arts Degree

Program Description

This Associate of Fine Arts Music Degree endows students with a foundation of music theory, history, technology, education, large and chamber ensembles experience, applied major lessons and class piano for achieving transfer and success at an upper level academic institution in the field of music.

Program Outcomes

 By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes: 

• Demonstrate, through concentrated study of a primary instrument (or voice), artistry, technical ability, improvisation skills, and knowledge of repertoire representative of that instrument/voice; 

• Participate effectively as part of a large and chamber performance ensemble; 

• Demonstrate knowledge of music theory and notation; 

• Demonstrate knowledge of music history in the Western art tradition; 

• Understanding of the cultural and historical development of music; 

• Demonstrate facility in ear training and sight-singing skills; 

• Working knowledge of the role of technology in the musical arts; 

• Demonstrate proficiency in keyboard skills; and 

• Be prepared to transfer to and succeed at an upper level academic institution in the field of music. 

Career Opportunities

 Students will be able to pursue careers in Music Education, Music Technology, Music Liturgy, Music Performance, Music Industry/Media/Production and other careers, as well as minor in music. 

Transfer Opportunities

This A.F.A. degree articulates to Bemidji State University. 

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the program requirements, students must meet the following conditions in order to graduate: 

1. College Cumulative GPA Requirement: cumulative grade point average (GPA) of credits attempted and completed at CLC must be at least 2.0; 

2. Residency Requirement: students must complete 25% of their credits at Central Lakes College. 

Employment Statistics

For more information regarding employment statistics, career salary information and estimated job growth, follow the resource links below:

https://apps.deed.state.mn.us/lmi/ces/
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/home.htm
http://www.iseek.org/jobs/jobmarket.html

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Semester Course Requirements

MUSIC A.F.A. DEGREE
Program Course Requirements

Semester 1 (16 credits)
ENGL 1410 Composition I OR ENGL 1420* Honors Composition I (Goal 1), 4 cr
Choose one applied music course (Goal 6), 1 cr
MUSC 1464 Applied Music Lessons – Brass OR
     MUSC 1468 Applied Music Lessons – Strings OR
     MUSC 1476 Applied Music Lessons – Woodwinds OR
MUSC 1477 Applied Music Lessons – Bass Guitar OR
MUSC 1481 Applied Music Lessons – Piano OR
     MUSC 1485 Applied Music Lessons – Percussion OR
      MUSC 1491 Applied Music Lessons – Voice
Choose one major performance ensemble course (Goal 6), 1 cr
MUSC 1408 Central Lakes Wind Symphony OR
     MUSC 1420 String Orchestra OR
     MUSC 1431 CLC Choir
Choose one major chamber ensemble course (Goal 6), 1 cr
MUSC 1405 Central Lakes Jazz Orchestra OR
     MUSC 1415 Brass Ensemble OR
     MUSC 1418 Woodwind Ensemble OR
     MUSC 1419 Percussion Ensemble OR
MUSC 1431 Chamber Singers
MUSC 1459 Musicology (Goal 6), 3 cr
MUSC 1560 Performance Laboratory, 0 cr
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses, 6 cr

Semester 2 (17 credits)
ENGL 1411 Composition II OR ENGL 1421* Honors Composition II (Goal 1), 4 cr
Choose one applied music course (Goal 6), 1 cr
MUSC 1464 Applied Music Lessons – Brass OR
     MUSC 1468 Applied Music Lessons – Strings OR
     MUSC 1476 Applied Music Lessons – Woodwinds OR
MUSC 1477 Applied Music Lessons – Bass Guitar OR
MUSC 1481 Applied Music Lessons – Piano OR
     MUSC 1485 Applied Music Lessons – Percussion OR
      MUSC 1491 Applied Music Lessons – Voice
Choose one major performance ensemble course (Goal 6), 1 cr
MUSC 1408 Central Lakes Wind Symphony OR
     MUSC 1420 String Orchestra OR
     MUSC 1431 CLC Choir
MUSC 1560 Performance Laboratory, 0 cr
MUSC 2410 Music and World Cultures (Goals 6,8), 3 cr
MUSC 2511* Music Theory and Musicianship I Written, 3 cr
MUSC 2512 *Music Theory and Musicianship I Aural, 2 cr
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses, 3 cr

Semester 3 (16 credits)
COMM 2420 Intercultural Communication OR COMM 2422* Honors Intercultural Communication (Goals 1,7) 3 cr
Choose one applied music course (Goal 6), 1 cr
MUSC 1464 Applied Music Lessons – Brass OR
     MUSC 1468 Applied Music Lessons – Strings OR
     MUSC 1476 Applied Music Lessons – Woodwinds OR
MUSC 1477 Applied Music Lessons – Bass Guitar OR
MUSC 1481 Applied Music Lessons – Piano OR
     MUSC 1485 Applied Music Lessons – Percussion OR
      MUSC 1491 Applied Music Lessons – Voice
Choose one major performance ensemble course (Goal 6), 1 cr
MUSC 1408 Central Lakes Wind Symphony OR
     MUSC 1420 String Orchestra OR
     MUSC 1431 CLC Choir
Choose one major chamber ensemble course (Goal 6), 1 cr
MUSC 1405 Central Lakes Jazz Orchestra OR
     MUSC 1415 Brass Ensemble OR
     MUSC 1418 Woodwind Ensemble OR
     MUSC 1419 Percussion Ensemble OR
MUSC 1431 Chamber Singers
MUSC 1560 Performance Laboratory, 0 cr
MUSC 2513 Audio Production/Introduction to Pro Tools (Goal 6), 3 cr
MUSC 2594* Music Theory and Musicianship II Written, 3 cr
MUSC 2595* Music Theory and Musicianship II Aural, 2 cr
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses, 2 cr

Semester 4 (16 credits)
Choose one applied music course (Goal 6), 1 cr
MUSC 1464 Applied Music Lessons – Brass OR
     MUSC 1468 Applied Music Lessons – Strings OR
     MUSC 1476 Applied Music Lessons – Woodwinds OR
MUSC 1477 Applied Music Lessons – Bass Guitar OR
MUSC 1481 Applied Music Lessons – Piano OR
     MUSC 1485 Applied Music Lessons – Percussion OR
      MUSC 1491 Applied Music Lessons – Voice
Choose one major performance ensemble course (Goal 6), 1 cr
MUSC 1408 Central Lakes Wind Symphony OR
     MUSC 1420 String Orchestra OR
     MUSC 1431 CLC Choir
MUSC 1560 Performance Laboratory, 0 cr
MUSC 2450 Literature and History of Music I (Goal 6), 3 cr
MUSC 2518* Piano Fundamentals/Proficiency, 1 cr
MUSC 2520 Music Education: I Introduction, 2 cr
Goal 4 course, 3-4 cr
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses, 4-5 cr

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT – 65 CREDITS
*Denotes Prerequisites

Program Instructors

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Sarah Aamot

Music Instructor
Phone: 218-855-8216
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Susan Kavanaugh

Music Instructor
Phone: 218-855-8258
jonathan laflamme

Jonathan Laflamme

Music Instructor
Phone: 218-855-8215
mark lindquist

Mark Lindquist

Music Instructor Guitar
Phone: 218-855-8236
David Thompson

David Thompson

Music Instructor
Phone: 218-855-8258
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