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Music: Vocal (AA) Music Total Units: 54
Term Effective: Fall 2024


The Music major provides students with the opportunity to earn an Associate in Arts in Music while meeting the typical lower division requirements for a bachelor's degree in Music at a four-year institution. The major is also designed to prepare students for careers in music performance, composition, publishing, education, and other specializations in the music industry.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. (through music theory) Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic structure of music;
  2. (through musicianship) Demonstrate fluency with the language of music in written and aural form;
  3. (through applied music) Perform on their instrument (or voice) at college sophomore level;
  4. (through their major performing ensemble) Perform effectively in a musical ensemble;
  5. (through piano proficiency) Utilize the piano keyboard to demonstrate and apply musical concepts; and
  6. (through music history) Demonstrate a broad-based understanding of the historical and aesthetic development of music.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Music: Vocal (AA) program are:

  • Complete 54 units from
    • Music: Vocal Core Requirements
    • Music: Diction and Repertoire Requirements
    • Music: Vocal Concentration Requirements
    • Music Electives
    • Music: Vocal Applied Music Requirements
    • Information Learning Resources Requirement

Music: Vocal Core Requirements - complete 27.00 units
MUSC 2AMusic Theory 13.00
MUSC 2BMusic Theory 23.00
MUSC 2CMusic Theory 33.00
MUSC 2DMusic Theory 43.00
MUSC 3AMusicianship 12.00
MUSC 3BMusicianship 22.00
MUSC 3CMusicianship 32.00
MUSC 3DMusicianship 42.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
MUSC 6.1Music History and Literature: Antiquity to 17503.00
MUSC 6.2Music History and Literature: 1750 to Present3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 4.00 units from the following:
MUSCP 11AClass Piano 12.00
MUSCP 11BClass Piano 22.00
MUSCP 11CClass Piano 32.00
MUSCP 11DClass Piano 42.00
Music: Diction and Repertoire Requirements - complete 4.00 units
MUSC 18.1Diction and Repertoire: Italian1.00
MUSC 18.2Diction and Repertoire: English1.00
MUSC 18.3Diction and Repertoire: German1.00
MUSC 18.4Diction and Repertoire: French1.00
Music: Vocal Concentration Requirements - complete 10.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 10.00 units from the following:
MUSCP 21AConcert Choir 12.50
MUSCP 21BConcert Choir 22.50
MUSCP 21CConcert Choir 32.50
MUSCP 21DConcert Choir 42.50
MUSCP 23AChamber Singers 12.50
MUSCP 23BChamber Singers 22.50
MUSCP 23CChamber Singers 32.50
MUSCP 23DChamber Singers 42.50
Music Electives - complete 2.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 2.00 units from the following:
MUSC 4AJazz, Rock, and Pop Theory 13.00
MUSC 4BJazz, Rock, and Pop Theory 23.00
MUSC 5AJazz Improvisation 13.00
MUSC 5BJazz Improvisation 23.00
MUSC 5CJazz Improvisation 33.00
MUSC 5DJazz Improvisation 43.00
MUSC 50Introduction to Music Technology3.00
MUSCP 17AElementary Voice2.00
MUSCP 17BIntermediate Voice2.00
MUSCP 19.1AClassical Guitar 12.00
MUSCP 19.1BClassical Guitar 22.00
MUSCP 23AChamber Singers 12.50
MUSCP 23BChamber Singers 22.50
MUSCP 23CChamber Singers 32.50
MUSCP 23DChamber Singers 42.50
MUSCP 32AJazz Band 12.50
MUSCP 32BJazz Band 22.50
MUSCP 32CJazz Band 32.50
MUSCP 32DJazz Band 42.50
MUSCP 42AJazz Combo Ensemble 12.50
MUSCP 42BJazz Combo Ensemble 22.50
MUSCP 42CJazz Combo Ensemble 32.50
MUSCP 42DJazz Combo Ensemble 42.50
Music: Vocal Applied Music Requirements - complete 10.00 units
MUSCP 40.2Applied Music (Individual Instruction): Voice10.00
Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
LIR 10Introduction to Information Literacy1.00

Term Effective: Fall 2024

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Previous Versions:

Music: Vocal - effective Fall 2021
Music: Vocal - effective Fall 2020
Music: Vocal - effective Fall 2019
Music: Vocal - effective Fall 2016
Music: Vocal - effective Summer 2016
Music: Vocal - effective Fall 2013
Music: Vocal - effective Spring 2010

Program Requirements Notes:

All music majors must complete a minimum of FOUR SEMESTERS of both Applied Music (MUSCP 40.x) and a major performance ensemble (see list above).

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


Students should have prior experience performing on an instrument or voice, and be able to read music. Students who lack these basic skills are advised to take one or more of the following:

  • MUSC 1 Music Fundamentals
  • MUSCP 17A Elementary Voice

IMPORTANT: For the Music: Vocal Applied Music Requirements, students must successfully complete MUSCP 40.2 four times for a total of 10.0 units.

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