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Music MUS.S.AA

Associate of Arts - 65 Credit Hours

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Music
Effective as of Fall 2016

What is the program about?

The Associate of Arts in Music is designed for students who will be transferring to a four-year institution for further studies upon graduation in music education, music performance, or any baccalaureate program in music. The A.A. curriculum fulfills the requirements of the first two years of a bachelor of music, with special emphasis on public performance. An audition is required upon entering the program and a solo recital is required before graduation. As part of this degree program, students must complete the requirements of the Ohio Transfer Module in order to graduate.

Program Outcomes

  • Identify and describe aural, analytical and compositional techniques used by composers from 900 AD to present time; demonstrate computer literacy with interactive music theory and aural skills software.
  • Perform standard collegiate-level solo and ensemble repertoire
  • Articulate the historical style characteristics of Western European music as they changed from medieval to modern times.
  • Sight-read (on piano), harmonize, transpose, perform in ensembles, improvise and demonstrate piano technique equivalent to established sophomore levels.


Completion of this program guarantees completion of the Ohio Transfer Module (OTM). OTM courses are guaranteed to transfer to any public institution in Ohio on a course-by-course basis or in total.Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.


Course Title Credits
COM 2211 Effective Public Speaking 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
ENG 1201 English Composition II 3
MUS 1110 Music Technology for Music Majors 1
MUS 1111 Music Theory I 3
MUS 1112 Aural Skills I 1
MUS 1113 Music Theory II 3
MUS 1114 Aural Skills II 1
MUS 2111 Music Theory III 3
MUS 2112 Aural Skills III 1
MUS 2113 Music Theory IV 3
MUS 2114 Aural Skills IV 1
MUS 2117 Survey of Musical Styles I 3
MUS 2118 Survey of Musical Styles II 3
Applied Instrument Elective 8
(MUS 2231 OR MUS 2241 OR MUS 2243 OR MUS 2245) 0
(MUS 1115 AND MUS 1116 AND MUS 2115 AND MUS 2116 OR MUS 1119 AND MUS 1119 AND MUS 1119 AND MUS 1119) 4
Ohio Transfer Module: Arts & Humanities Elective 6
Ohio Transfer Module: Mathematics Elective 3
Ohio Transfer Module: Natural & Physical Sciences Elective 6
Ohio Transfer Module: Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective 6
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Program Accreditation Information

Sinclair Community College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.