Jazz Studies Concentration (JAZZ) or Music Concentration (MUSC) – Community College of Rhode Island

Jazz Studies (JAZZ) or Music Concentration (MUSC)

Associate in Fine Arts Degree (AFA_FINE)

Knight Campus, Warwick; Day program only

CCRI is a full member of the National Association of Schools of Music, 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190-5248 Tel: 703-437-0700.

music studentsThe Music and Jazz Studies concentrations prepare students for transfer to four-year colleges or universities. The two-year curriculum at CCRI is designed to provide music courses appropriate to the freshman and sophomore years in four-year bachelor’s degree programs in music and jazz studies. The CCRI program helps prepare students for careers in professional performance, private music instruction, arranging (Jazz Studies) or music education in the classroom. The curriculum is sequential, and students enrolled in the degree program should work closely with an adviser from the Music faculty (starting in their second semester) who is familiar with the program and its transfer requirements. CCRI Music and Jazz Studies graduates have transferred successfully to four-year colleges and universities both locally and nationally.

Note: Many courses require prerequisites, corequisites and/or testing. See course descriptions for details.

RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE - Jazz Studies concentration

RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE - Music concentration

General Education Requirements
COURSE NO. COURSE TITLE COURSE NOTES CREDITS
ENGL 1010 Composition I   3
ENGL 1040
OR 2040
World Literature to 16th Century
OR World Literature from 16th Century
  3
Humanities Elective   See this page for a complete list of courses that fulfill the HUMN attribute. 3
HIST 1010 Survey of Western Civilization I   3
HIST 1020 Survey of Western Civilization II   3
MATH 1139 Mathematics for Liberal Arts Students   3

Total General Education Requirements Credits 18

Major Core Requirements (All students)
COURSE NO. COURSE TITLE COURSE NOTES CREDITS
MUSC 1700 Music Theory I   3
MUSC 1710 Sight Singing and Ear Training I   1
MUSC Applied Music (4 semesters of Major Instrument/Voice 1–4 at 2 credits/semester)
(Initial audition required)
Additional fees apply for private lessons. Contact Performing Arts Department for audition
information.
8
MUSC 1030
OR 1130
Voice Class (Fall only)
OR Strings Class I (Spring only)
Only one of these courses is required. 3
MUSC 1800 Music Theory II   3
MUSC 1810 Sight Singing and Ear Training II   1
MUSC 1140 Piano Class I Keyboard majors may substitute a music elective. 2
MUSC 1060 Music After 1750  Fall only 3
Piano proficiency Administered by the department Must be passed  
Concert Attendance   Students attend five CCRI Music events on campus or CCRI Music field trips each semester
or concerts at other nearby college/universities.
 

Total Major Core Requirements (All students) Credits 24

Please Note:

The requirements below are for the Music and Jazz Studies concentrations, Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.) degree. Where possible, take courses in the order they appear starting with the 1000 level and moving up to the 2000 level. Take a balance of fine arts and humanities courses each semester. Studio courses are demanding and require additional practice, so plan accordingly. For detailed information, students should refer to this page.

Jazz Studies Concentration Requirements
COURSE NO. COURSE TITLE COURSE NOTES CREDITS
MUSC 1110 Jazz History   3
MUSC 1180 Jazz Ensemble (Four semesters – one credit each) 4
MUSC 2070 Jazz Harmony I   2
MUSC 2090 Jazz Improvisation I   3
MUSC 2080 Jazz Harmony II   2
MUSC 2100 Jazz Improvisation II   3

Total Jazz Studies Concentration Requirements Credits 17

Total Jazz Studies Program Credits: 62

Music Concentration Requirements
COURSE NO. COURSE TITLE COURSE NOTES CREDITS
MUSC1200
OR 1210
OR 1220
Chamber Ensemble (Band)
OR MUSC 1210 Chorus
OR MUSC 1220 Chamber Singers

Four semesters required – one credit each. 4
MUSC 1050 Music Before 1750   3
MUSC 2700 Music Theory III   3
MUSC 2710 Sight Singing and Ear Training III   1
MUSC 2800 Chromatic and Modern Music Theory IV   3
MUSC 2810 Sight Singing and Ear Training IV   1

Total Music Concentration Requirements Credits 15

Total Music Program Credits 60

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