Division of Arts and Sciences and tests, recommendations of previous teachers, and individual counseling, are classified in one of these two series: MUAP 1101-1199 and 2101-2199, 1201-1299 and 2201-2299. See course descriptions section under MUSIC, APPLIED. Upon beginning study, a student improperly classified will be reregistered at the proper level during the first week of the semester. Students must receive a grade of “C” or higher to progress to the next level. Students taking applied music at the 1201-1299 and 2201-2299 levels are required to attend a weekly performance lab or solo class recital and be currently enrolled in the appropriate large ensemble.
Applied Music Examinations
To receive credit, all majors taking applied music courses must appear for a jury examination by the faculty of each applied music area at the end of each semester. In order to be eligible for examination, a student must satisfy the recital attendance and public performance requirements and must have received a minimum of 12 one-hour lessons. Specific examination requirements for each classification are determined by the faculty of each applied music area in consultation with the chairperson, Department of Music. These requirements are subject to periodic review. Applied music credit may be earned for summer study only in the 1101-1199, 2101-2199 series. There are no set performance requirements.
Secondary Piano Requirements
All music majors, other than piano majors, are required to take four semesters of secondary piano. Class piano is recommended for students with no piano background (MUSI 1181, 1182, 2181, 2182). Private lessons are recommended for students with previous piano experience. Students with special needs or with schedule conflicts may also study privately with the advice of the piano faculty or chairperson. All music majors, except piano majors, must pass all areas of the piano proficiency exam at the end of the fourth semester of keyboard study. Those students who do not pass the piano proficiency exam will receive the grade of Incomplete (I) for Piano IV.
Courses of Study
The following suggested curricula lead to the Associate in Arts degree with emphasis in the areas listed. Students who plan to obtain a bachelor’s degree should arrange their programs to meet the requirements of the college to which they intend to transfer.
Students must receive a grade of “C” or better to progress to the next sequential course in the following areas: Applied Music, Sight Singing/Ear Training, Class Piano, Music Technology, Musical Composition, and Music Theory.
2012-2013 Edition of the Catalog and Student Handbook for Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas