Music Major Guide 2022-2023

Northland Pioneer College

Music majors can study, perform, or create music depending on their focus. Students pursuing a performance emphasis receive instruction on instruments or voice from faculty musicians and obtain performance experience. Other students may focus on music history, theory, and appreciation. Graduates are prepared with a liberal arts education to start them on their music career in the music business as a producer, performer, composer, manager of a band or artist, sound/recording technician or engineer, and more.



    Associate's Degree
    An associate's degree is comprised of 60-64 community college credits. Below is information specific to your major.

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  AGEC Requirement
The Arizona General Education Curriulum block for this major is the AGEC-A.

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AGEC-A Course List
  Northland Pioneer College Courses
The courses listed below are recommended if you plan to transfer to a university and study Music.
COURSES  
Music Theory IMUS 135 & MUS 137
Music Theory IIMUS 136 & MUS 138
Music Theory IIIMUS 235 & MUS 237
Music Theory IVMUS 236 & MUS 238


Bachelor's Degrees & Majors

  Bachelor's Degree for Music
UNIVERSITY / LOCATION DEGREE MAJOR LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT
Arizona State UniversityBAMusic (Music and Culture)
Yes
Arizona State UniversityBAMusic (Popular Music)
None
Arizona State UniversityBMUSMusic Learning and Teaching
None
Arizona State UniversityBMUSMusic Performance (Collaborative Piano, Guitar, Jazz, Keyboard, Music Theatre)
None
Arizona State UniversityBMUSMusic Therapy
None
Arizona State UniversityBMUSTheory and Composition (Composition)
None
Arizona State UniversityBMUSTheory and Composition (Theory)
None
Arizona State University - TempeBAMusic
4th Semester Proficiency
Northern Arizona UniversityBAMusic
4th Semester Proficiency
Northern Arizona UniversityBMUSMusic Performance (Instrumental)
None
Northern Arizona UniversityBMUSMusic Performance (Vocal)
None
Northern Arizona UniversityBMEDMusic Secondary Education - Choral Emphasis
None
Northern Arizona UniversityBMEDMusic Secondary Education - Instrumental Emphasis
None
University of ArizonaBAMusic
(4 options - Instrumental Studies; Vocal Studies; Theory, History and Criticism or Integrated Studies)
4th Semester Proficiency
University of ArizonaBMUSMusic Education
2 semesters
University of ArizonaBMMusic Education, Voice (choral) or Instrumental
2nd Semester Proficiency
University of ArizonaBMMusic Performance, Voice (choral) or Instrumental
2nd Semester Proficiency

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