Courses
MUSIC (R)                                                                                 AA680
An Associate of Arts degree in Music from Riverside City College represents the attainment of a high level of musical proficiency, a level that prepares students for careers in music. The program also serves students interested in transferring to four-year universities.

Associate of Arts Degree
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate the ability to hear, identify and work conceptually with all elements of music through dictation, sight-reading, musical analysis and basic keyboard proficiency.
  • Perform standard repertoire appropriate to their performance area as individuals or members of ensembles.
  • Create derivative or original music in both extemporaneous and written form.
Required Course (18-22)                                                                                                        Units

Applied Music*
Select a minimum of 6 units from the following:                                                                           
MUS-12 Advanced Applied Piano 3
MUS-38 Beginning Applied Music Training 2
MUS-39 Intermediate Applied Music 3
MUS-78 Beginning Applied Music Training II 2
MUS-79 Advanced Applied Music 3
MUS-87 Applied Music Training 2
MUS-P12 Intermediate Applied Piano 3

Keyboard Skills*
Select a minimum of 1 unit from the following:                                                                               
MUS-12 Advanced Applied Piano 3
MUS-32A Class Piano I 1
MUS-32B Class Piano II 1
MUS-32C Class Piano III 1
MUS-32D Class Piano IV 1
MUS-53 Keyboard Proficiency                       1
MUS-P12 Intermediate Applied Piano 3
MUS-P36 Piano Ensemble 1

Music Theory and Music Literature
Select 8 units from the following:                                                                                                   
MUS-3  Fundamentals of Music        4
MUS-4 Music Theory I 4
MUS-5 Music Theory II 4
MUS-6 Music Theory III 4

Performing Ensembles*
Select a minimum of 3 units from the following:                                                                          
MUS-28 Riverside Community Symphony    2
MUS-29 Concert Choir 1
MUS-31 College Choir 1
MUS-33 Vocal Jazz Ensemble 2
MUS-34 Vocal Jazz Lab 1
MUS-35 Vocal Music Ensembles 1
MUS-41 Chamber Singers 2
MUS-42 Wind Ensemble 2
MUS-44 Jazz Ensemble 2
MUS-48 Marching Band 2 2
MUS-50 Master Chorale 1
MUS-51 Men's Ensemble 1
MUS-54 Community Jazz Ensemble .5
MUS-55 Community Concert Band 1
MUS-56 Summer Concert Band .5
MUS-57 Gospel Singers 1
MUS-58 Gospel Choir 1
MUS-68 Community Symphony 2
MUS-69 Festival Choir 1
MUS-71 College Chorus 1
MUS-73 Vocal Jazz Singers 2
MUS-75 Advanced Vocal Ensembles 1
MUS-77 Guitar Ensemble 2
MUS-80 Master Singers 1
MUS-81 Consort Singers 2
MUS-82 Wind Symphony 2
MUS-83 Advanced Chamber Choir 1
MUS-84 Jazz Orchestra 2
MUS-94 Community Jazz Orchestra .5
MUS-95 Community Symphony Band 1
MUS-P28 Symphony Strings 2
MUS-P36 Piano Ensemble 1
MUS-P44 Jazz Land Band 1
MUS-P77 Advanced Guitar Ensemble 2
MUS-P84 Jazz Lab Orchestra 1
*Applied Music and Performance Ensemble courses may each be taken four times for credit.

Associate of Arts Degree
The Associate of Arts Degree in Music will be awarded upon completion of the degree requirements, including general education and other graduation requirements as described in the college catalog.

NOTE REGARDING TRANSFER: Most four-year universities require that a music student’s first two years of study include: 1) music theory (including musicianship), 2) music history, 3) private study of voice or an instrument, 4) participation in a performance group, and 5) piano skills. Placement exams are given by these institutions to determine student comprehension and eligibility for enrollment. Additional courses beyond the RCC Music AA degree may be required to meet four-year university lower division requirements. Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete that school’s lower division music major curriculum and the appropriate general education pattern. Course requirements at the transfer institution are subject to change and may be verified by a counselor or by consulting the current university catalog.

The following certificates may lead to employment competency, but do not lead to an Associate of Science Degree:
JAZZ PERFORMANCE (R) CE852
Prepares individuals for a career in music as jazz performers.
Fulfills a portion of the Associate of Arts degree in Music.

Certificate Program
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:
  • Analyze, practice and interpret jazz and popular music chord symbols.
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze, learn, and perform standard jazz literature.
  • Prepare a program, program notes or other materials related to the recital repertoire in cooperation with the instructor or recital coordinator.

Required Course (17 Units)                                                                                                  Units
MUS-25            Jazz Appreciation      3
MUS-36 Instrumental Chamber Ensembles (1 semester) 1.5
MUS-39 Intermediate Applied Music (2 semesters) 6
MUS-52 Recital Performance .5
MUS-74 Jazz Proficency 1
Jazz Improvisation and Theory (Choose from list below) 1
Performing Ensemble (Choose from list below) 4

Jazz Improvisation and Theory                                                     _________                            _
MUS-43A Jazz Improvisation and Theory I          1
MUS-43B Jazz Improvisation and Theory II 1
MUS-43C Jazz Improvisation and Theory III 1

Performing Ensembles________                                                  _____                          ____

MUS-33   Vocal Jazz Ensemble (2 Semesters) 4
or
MUS-44 Jazz Ensemble (2 Semesters) 4

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY (R) CE850
Prepares individuals for careers in music recording, music composition and music production using state-of-the-art music technology. Fulfills a portion of the Associate of Arts degree in Music.

Certificate Program
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
  • Assemble, mix and master complete MIDI/Digital Audio compositions and film scores.
  • Utilize MIDI/Digital audio software and hardware including computers, controllers, synthesizers, sequencers, samplers, effects processors, microphones and mixers.
  • Communicate effectively and work cooperatively with film directors and music producers.
Required Courses (17 Units)                                                                                                Units
MUS-3          Fundamentals of Music    4
MUS-8A Music Technology I 3
MUS-8B Music Technology II 3
MUS-9 MIDI/Digital Audio Composition and Film Scoring 3
​MUS-10 ​MIDI?Digital Audio Music Production
​3

Keyboard Skills Select 1 units form the following                                                                        
MUS-32A     Class Piano I                                                        1
MUS-32B Class Piano II 1
MUS-32C Class Piano III 1
MUS-32D Class Piano IV 1

MUSIC PERFORMANCE (R) CE851
Prepares individuals for a career in music as performers. Fulfills a portion of the Associate of Arts degree in Music.

Certificate Program
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:
  • Prepare and coordinate a recital with piano accompaniment, and/or chamber ensemble. This will include, but is not limited to, literature selection and preparation, collaboration with other musicians and written program development.
  • Demonstrate practice and preparation skills required for music transfer students and or the professional musician. Skills will include, but are not limited to, successfully performing scales, arpeggios, exercises and etudes.
  • Communicate effectively and work cooperatively within an ensemble setting.

Required Courses (17.5 Units)                                                                                             Units
MUS-39          Intermediate Applied Music (3 semesters)               9
MUS-52 Recital Performance (25 minute solo program) .5
Performing Ensemble (Choose from list below) 8

Performing Ensembles (8 units—4 semesters)                                                                         
MUS-28   Riverside Community Symphony     2
MUS-33 Vocal Jazz Ensemble 2
MUS-41 Chamber Singers 2
MUS-42 Wind Ensemble  2
MUS-44 Jazz Ensemble 2
MUS-48 Marching Band 2
MUS-77 Guitar Ensemble 2

PIANO PERFORMANCE (R) CE853
Prepares individuals for a career in music as piano performers. Fulfills a portion of the Associate of Arts degree in Music.
 
Certificate Program
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
  • Prepare and perform in a solo piano recital and/or chamber ensemble performance. This will include, but is not limited to, literature selection and preparation, collaboration with other musicians and written program development.
  • Demonstrate practice and preparation skills required for music transfer students and/or the professional musician. Skills will include, but are not limited to, successfully performing scales, arpeggios, exercises and etudes.
  • Communicate effectively and work cooperatively within an ensemble setting.
Required Courses (16.5 - 17.5 Units)                                                                                 Units
MUS-P12      Intermediate Applied Piano (4 semesters)            12
MUS-52 Recital Performance (25 minute solo program) .5
Performing Ensemble (Choose from list below) 4-5

Performing Ensembles____________                                                                              Units
MUS-P36    Piano Chamber Ensemble                           1
MUS-36 Instrumental Chamber Ensemble 1.5