Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2017-18 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Performing Arts - Music Option
Associate in Science, Liberal Studies
Bedford and Lowell Campus - Day - Starts Fall or Spring
Students in the Performing Arts Associate in Science, Liberal Studies program focus on skill acquisition and may choose to transfer to specialized bachelor’s degree programs or nonacademic programs. Students select an option to help define their preferred curricula and to guarantee a solid foundation in the performing arts. The Performing Arts Concentration is also appropriate for students seeking a terminal degree. In the Music Option, students acquire basic music skills, in both theory and performance, knowledge about a variety of musical styles through the survey courses, and performing experience through the student recitals in the college concert series.
Career and Transfer Outlook:
The LS-Performing Arts, Music Option is recommended for a student who plans to transfer to a university or conservatory music program which requires a performance audition. Most students receiving an associate degree in music from Middlesex transfer to a university music program. The great majority of these programs require a performance audition and a music-theory placement test in order to major in any area of music. So, whether a student is considering performance, music education, music composition, music business or sound recording/engineering, a performance audition is almost always required.
Please see the LAS-Fine and Performing Arts, Music program if a student plans to transfer as a music minor or to an academic field of music, such as Music History.
Students interested in transferring to a bachelor’s degree program should look at the Fine and Performing Arts Music Option in Liberal Arts and Sciences.
It is strongly recommended that students begin their educational career at Middlesex with foundation-level courses in English and math, along with one or two program requirements.
Students in the Performing Arts Music Option program will achieve the learning outcomes of the Liberal Studies degree. Additionally, graduates are prepared to:
- Demonstrate basic music skills in both music theory and performance;
- Make use of music technology;
- Be knowledgeable about a variety of musical styles;
- Demonstrate performing experience through participation in student recitals in the college concert series.