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Music AA

Required Core (22 units)
Courses Units
MUS 8A - Harmony & Musicianship I 4
MUS 8B - Harmony & Musicianship II 4
MUS 21A - Beginning Piano 1
MUS 21B - Beginning Piano/Intermediate 1
MUS 10A - Chromatic Harmony/Musicianship 4
MUS 10B - Post Romantic/20th Cen Harmony 4
MUS 38 - Applied Music (to be taken 4 times) 4
Music ElectiveMath 107: Pre-algebra
Courses Units
MUS 1 - Introduction to Music 3
MUS 23A - Elementary Voice I 1
MUS 23B - Elementary Voice I 1
MUS 20 - Elementary Guitar 1
MUS 39 - Musical Theater Workshop 1
MUS 18A - Jazz/Pop Piano 1 1
MUS 18B - Jazz/Pop Piano 2 1
MUS 19 - Studies in Music Composition 3
MUS 3 - World Music 3
MUS 34 - Music in Film 3
MUS 35 - Music Technology Fundamentals 3
MUS 37 - Music Industry Career Development 3
MUS 4 - Jazz in American Culture 3
MUS 5 - American Cultures in Music 3
MUS 47 - College Productions – Music 1
Performance Electives (4 units)
Courses Units
MUS 17A - Jazz Combo 1 1
MUS 17B - Jazz Combo 2 1
MUS 12 - Wind Ensemble 1
MUS 14 - Jazz Ensemble 1
MUS 15 - Jazz Band 1
MUS 16 - Philharmonic Orchestra 1
MUS 44 - Concert Choir 1
MUS 45 - Chamber Choir 1
MUS 46A - Beginning Jazz Choir 1
MUS 46B - Advanced Jazz Choir 1

Required Major Total: 30 units

Completion of Local GE: 25 units

Total Units: 67 - 69

Music AA-T: Associate in Arts Transfer

Required Core
Courses Units
MUS 8A - Harmony & Musicianship I 4
MUS 8B - Harmony & Musicianship II 4
MUS 10A - Chromatic Harmony/Musicianship 4
MUS 10B - Post Romantic/20th Cen Harmony 4
Applied Music (must take four semesters)
Courses Units
MUS 38 - Applied Lessons 4
Large Ensemble (Select four)
Courses Units
MUS 12 - Wind Ensemble 1
MUS 14 - Jazz Workshop 1
MUS 15 - Jazz Ensemble 1
MUS 16 - Philharmonic Orchestra 1
MUS 44 - Concert Choir 1
MUS 45 - Chamber Choir 1
MUS 46A - Beginning Jazz Choir 1
MUS 46B - Advanced Jazz Choir 1
MUS 17A - Jazz Combo 1 1
MUS 17B - Jazz Combo 2 1

General Education & Electives: 36 units

Total Units: 60

Certificates of Achievement

Commercial Music: Music Business Certificate of Achievement

Required Core (18 units)
Courses Units
MUS 6 - Basic Music Skills 2
MUS 5 - American Cultures in Music 3
MUS 4 - Jazz in American Culture 3
BUSN 58 - Small Business Management 3
MUS 21A - Beginning Piano 1
MUS 37 - Music Industry Career Development 3
MKTG 61 - Professional Selling 3
Required Electives:

Choose one from the list below for a total of 3 units.

Courses Units
MUS 1 - Introduction to Music 3
MUS 35 - Intro to Music Technology 3
MUS 19 - Studies in Music Composition 3

Required Core Total: 18 units

Required Elective Total: 3 units

Total Units: 21 units

Commercial Music: Teaching Beginning Piano Certificates of Achievement

Required Core (13 units)
Courses Units
MUS 25 - Commercial Music: Teaching Beginning Piano 2
MUS 8A - Harmony and Musicianship I 4
MUS 8B - Harmony and Musicianship II 4
MUS 38 - Individual Study 1
MUS 38 - Individual Study 1
MUS 18A - Jazz/Pop Piano 1 1
Electives (5-6 units)
Courses Units
BUSN 58 - Small Business Management 3
MKTG 61 - Professional Selling 3
MUS 26 - Methods & Materials for Piano Teachers 2

Required Core Total: 13 units

Required Elective Total: 5 - 6 units

Total Units: 18 - 19 units

Commercial Music: Teaching Intermediate Piano Certificates of Achievement

Required Core (14 units)
Courses Units
MUS 27 - Commercial Music: Teaching Intermediate Piano 2
MUS 10A - Chromatic Harmony and Musicianship 4
MUS 10B - Post-Romantic & 20th Century Harmony 4
MUS 38 - Individual Study 1
MUS 38 - Individual Study 1
MUS 18A - Jazz/Pop Piano 1 1
MUS 28 - Keyboard Skills 1
Electives (6 units)
Courses Units
BUSN 58 - Small Business Management 3
MKTG 61 - Professional Selling 3
MUS 1 - Introduction to Music 3

Required Core Total: 14 units

Required Elective Total: 6 units

Total Units: 20 units

Career Certificate

Commercial Music: Music Technology Fundamentals Career Certificate

Required Core (9 units)
Courses Units
MUS 35 - Intro to Music Technology 3
MUS 36 - Intermediate Music Technology 3
MUS 6 - Basic Music Skills 2
MUS 21A - Beginning Piano 1
Electives (1 unit)
Courses Units
MUS 12 - Wind Ensemble 3
MUS 14 - Jazz Ensemble 1
MUS 44 - Concert Choir 1
MUS 17A - Jazz Combo 1
MUS 46A - Beginning Jazz Choir 1

Required Core Total: 9 units

Required Elective Total: 1 unit

Total Units: 10 units

For more information please contact:

Cindy Browne Rosefield
Office 4229
(925) 424-1119
crosefield@laspositascollege.edu

Ian Brekke
Music Department Co-Coordinator
Office 4225
(925) 424-1117
ibrekke@laspositascollege.edu

Daniel Marschak
Music Department Co-Coordinator
Office 4227
(925) 424-1116
dmarschak@laspositascollege.edu

Mertes Center for the Arts (Bldg 4000)
Las Positas College
3000 Campus Hills Drive
Livermore, CA 94551