Total units: 49
Our degree is designed to equip students to pursue careers in teaching elementary, junior high or high school music in the private or public school setting.
We are the only private college in Orange County that is endorsed by The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for public schools for the Bachelor of Music in Pre-Teacher Certification (Music Education). This means that our students who successfully complete this degree may directly enter a credentialing program without first taking the three CSET subtests.
Current students complete classroom observations, participate in field work with a master teacher, attend professional conferences, and are active members of the student chapter of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).
Recent alumni have completed Master of Education degrees and secured teaching positions in school districts such as Los Angeles, Newport-Mesa, Orange, Placentia, San Bernardino, and Tustin.
MUSC 128 Harmony and Form I: 3 units
MUSC 129 Musicianship I: 1 unit
MUSC 133 Harmony and Form II: 3 units
MUSC 134 Musicianship II: 1 unit
MUSC 228 Introduction to Music Technology: 1 unit
MUSC 225 Music Form and Literature I: 3 units
MUSC 226 Musicianship III: 1 unit
MUSC 336 Music Form and Literature III: 3 units
MUSC 234 Musicianship IV: 1 unit
MUSC 273 Introduction to Conducting: 1 unit
The fine arts requirement for bachelor of music candidates is satisfied by completing the following music history sequence (MUSC 253, MUSC 325, MUSC 326, MUSC 327). Candidates for jazz studies must take MUJZ 355C in lieu of MUSC 325.
MUSC 253 Music in Global Cultures: 2 units
MUSC 325 Music History and Literature I:3 units
MUSC 326 Music History and Literature II: 3 units
MUSC 327 Music History and Literature III: 2 units
Choose based on private instruction: 2 units
MUSC 373 Choral Conducting: 2 units
MUSC 374 Instrumental Conducting: 2 units
MUSC 233 Music Form and Literature II: 2 units
Choose: 2 units
MUSC 301 Counterpoint: 2 units
MUSC 403 Instrumental Arranging: 2 units
MUSC 105A Class Piano I: 1 unit
MUSC 105B Class Piano II: 1 unit
MUSC 145A Class Piano III: 1 unit
MUSC 145B Class Piano IV: 1 unit
MUSC 205A Class Piano V: Keyboard Improvisation: 1 unit
or completion of Piano Proficiency
Piano candidates must have passed Piano Proficiency to apply to the Bachelor of Music degree program.
Large Ensemble: 8 units
MUSC 221, 240, 241, 250: 1 unit
MUSC 321, 340, 341, 350: 1 unit
Applied Instruction: 2 units
MUSI 201 Vocal: 1 unit
MUSI 211 Piano: 1 unit
MUSI 221 Guitar: 1 unit
MUSI 231 Organ: 1 unit
MUSI 291 Instrument: 1 unit
MUSI 200 Recital Attendance: 0 units
(Co-requisite with Applied Instruction)