MUSC B7 Applied Music consists primarily of individual instruction on an instrument or voice and is intended for music students with significant previous experience. This course is a requirement for the Associate of Arts degree for Transfer in Music (AA-T) and must be taken and passed for 4 semesters to complete the degree. Auditions for students starting in the fall semester occur twice, usually in April and again in August just before the fall semester begins.
Auditions for music majors entering the Applied Music program in Fall 2022 will take place on the following dates:
Voice students should email Dr. Jennifer Garrett at email@example.com to request an audition time. The audition consists of a prepared vocal solo (aria or art song, memorization encouraged but not required), a sight-singing demonstration, and a music theory placement exam. Performances must be accompanied by a piano, accompaniment parts should be submitted at least one week in advance.
Instrumental and Jazz Studies students should email Prof. Kris Tiner at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an audition time. The audition consists of a prepared solo or etude performed on your primary instrument, a sight-reading demonstration, and a music theory placement exam. Jazz students should also demonstrate improvisation on a 12-bar blues. A staff accompanist is available, accompaniment parts should be submitted at least one week in advance.
Students passing the audition and admitted to MUSC B7 Applied Music must also enroll in a set of co-requisite courses each semester of participation. The co-requisites include an ensemble course (MUSC B14A College Choir for singers; MUSC B10A Concert Band, MUSC B12A College Orchestra, MUSC B11 Jazz Combos, or MUSC B13A Jazz Ensemble for instrumentalists) AND the appropriate level of music theory and ear training. This sequence is: