Music, Humanities and Social Sciences Transfer Pattern, Associate of Arts

These degree patterns are designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in Music. Beyond the General Education requirements and other degree requirements, program requirements, and electives, this pattern should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution. Students should consult with a transfer coordinator or an advisor for information about specific requirements.

It is strongly recommended that incoming Music students be advised by the Music Program coordinator. Students should be aware that not all Music courses are offered every semester, and although the transfer pattern follows a two-year plan, students who work more than 15 hours per week or have other major obligations outside of school are advised to take fewer courses each semester over a longer period of time. Students who work 25 hours or more are advised to take fewer than 12 credits each semester. These degree patterns are designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in Music. Students should contact the institution to which they intend to transfer in order to ensure a smooth program articulation.

CCBC is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. Music Program transfer patterns follow guidelines established by that organization.

The mission of the Music program of The Community College of Baltimore County is to provide students with opportunities to experience and learn about a broad spectrum of music (from the European fine art tradition and the many types of American music to the music of cultures around the world); to partner with students in developing the verbal and technical skills necessary to communicate through music; to inspire students to participate in musical activities; and to foster the intellectual, creative, and spiritual growth of musicians by instilling in them a commitment to artistic and personal excellence.

Program objectives

Upon successful completion of this transfer pattern, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate a solid core of theoretical knowledge and musicianship skills;
  2. demonstrate a broad knowledge of the canon of Western art music;
  3. perform in their area of applied music voice/instrument at an intermediate level of technical skill and expressiveness;
  4. perform in their area of applied music voice/instrument at an intermediate level of technical and musical skills as a member of an ensemble.

Total Credits Required for Degree: 69 min.*

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education Courses.

Semester 1*

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

  • MUSC 212 - Ear Training IV
  • MUSC 214 - Music Theory IV
  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Biological and Physical Sciences 3 Credit(s).
  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credit(s).
  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Wellness and Health 3 Credit(s).
  • Program Requirement - Applied Music (MUSA 101-291) 2 Credit(s). **
  • Program Requirement - Performance Ensemble (MUSA 160-178) 1 Credit(s).

Important Information

Short Description

The mission of the Music program of the Community College of Baltimore County is to provide students with opportunities to experience and learn about a broad spectrum of music, from the European fine art tradition and the many types of American music to the music of cultures around the world; to partner with students in developing the verbal and technical skills necessary to communicate through music; to inspire students to participate in musical activities; and to foster the intellectual, creative, and spiritual growth of musicians by instilling in them a commitment to artistic and personal excellence.

Type of Credential

Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Humanities and Social Sciences
Transfer Pattern – Music

Program Code

P 210

Contacts and Additional Information

Program Coordinators:

CCBC Essex, Monica Otal
443-840-1726 or motal@ccbcmd.edu

CCBC Catonsville, Dr. Rebecca Ocampo
443-840-4014 or rocampo@ccbcmd.edu

Music Production & Audio Recording Technology Certificate Coordinator:

CCBC Essex, Brian Comotto
443-840-1589 or bcomotto@ccbcmd.edu

Additional Information:

  • MUSC 140 is offered at the Catonsville and Essex campuses. All other Music Production & Audio Recording Technology Certificate classes are offered at the Essex campus only.
  • Opportunities for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) - For Music, see Departmental ExamAdvanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate. Several General Education classes also have PLA opportunities.
  • Articulation and Transfer Agreements - While there are no program-specific agreements, see other types of agreements such as guaranteed admission, block transfer, and discounts.

Courses Needed for This Program*

General Education Requirements and Electives - 34 Credits

General Education Requirements:
General Education Electives:

Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education Courses. One course must be a Diversity course. 

  • Biological and Physical Sciences (from 2 different disciplines or 2-course sequence, 1 with a lab) 7 Credit(s).
  • Information Technology (MUSC 110 recommended) 3 Credit(s).
  • Mathematics (MATH 125 recommended) 3 Credit(s).
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 6 Credit(s).
  • Wellness and Health 3 Credit(s).

Program Requirements and Electives - 35 Credits min.

Students must complete all Applied Music, Ear Training, and Music Theory courses with a C or better.

Two-Semester Sequence

Choose a two semester sequence from this list:

Critical Thinking

Choose one from this list:

Additional Program Requirements
Music Content Core

Please consult each semester's Schedule of Classes for course availability.

Performing Ensemble

Take 3 credits. All students must take 1 semester of MUSC 175, MUSC 176 or MUSC 177

Applied Music**

 Take 8 credits (4 semesters) of Applied Voice or Applied Instrument courses in sequence

Applied Music Level I may be required before taking Applied Music Level II.

Notes

*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College. This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.

**Most MUSA courses with course numbers between 101 and 291 fulfill the Applied Music requirement. However, the following classes cannot be used to fulfill the requirement: MUSA 110MUSA 120MUSA 130MUSA 140MUSA 150MUSA 160.

***These courses can also be used to fulfill General Education electives.