Music, Certificate of Achievement

The Certificate of Achievement in Music prepares students with musical skills requisite for artistic self-expression in at least one major performance area at a level appropriate to a particular music concentration. Upon completion of this program, students will demonstrate fundamental musical skills including performance, keyboard competency, theory, and musicianship.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Perform a musical composition that, to the satisfaction of the Music Department faculty, demonstrates an intuitive awareness of the symbolic meanings inherent in that work as well as a degree of craft appropriate to the student’s level of development.
  • Analyze and interpret elements of musical compositions as they reflect and relate to human thought, achievement, and expression and to communicate the results.
  • Analyze a musical composition or performance in a manner that demonstrates both an awareness of the craft, skill and discipline employed, and the intuitive values expressed.
  • Perform appropriate piano literature at an intermediate level of keyboard competency.

Certificate of Achievement Requirements

Required Core
MUSI 10AMusic Theory and Musicianship I4
MUSI 10BMusic Theory and Musicianship II4
MUSI 10CMusic Theory and Musicianship III4
MUSI 50APiano I1
MUSI 50BPiano II1
MUSI 50CPiano III1
MUSI 50DPiano IV1
Select four semesters of the following:2
Applied Music
Select four semesters of the following: (Multiples of the same ensemble are encouraged)4
College Choir
Jazz Choral Ensemble
Concert Band
Jazz Ensemble
String Orchestra
Jazz Improv Ensemble
Voice Fundamentals
Guitar I
Guitar II
Total Units22

Please refer to the graduation requirements section of the Catalog for information about degree and certificate requirements including Reading and Writing, Mathematics, Information Competency, and General Education requirements.  
 

The model sequence of coursework below is one pathway for students to complete the program. The information below is not an official educational plan. An MPC Counselor can assist you with creating a personalized education plan based on your academic, career, and personal goals. Visit MPC’s Counseling website for more information about Counseling and up-to-date program requirements.

Suggested Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallUnits
MUSI 10A Music Theory and Musicianship I 4
MUSI 25 Applied Music 0.5
MUSI 50A Piano I 1
MUSI 20
College Choir 1
or Jazz Choral Ensemble
or Concert Band
or Jazz Ensemble
or String Orchestra
or Jazz Improv Ensemble
or Voice Fundamentals
or Guitar I
or Guitar II
1
 Units6.5
Spring
MUSI 10B Music Theory and Musicianship II 4
MUSI 25 Applied Music 0.5
MUSI 50B Piano II 1
MUSI 20
College Choir 1
or Jazz Choral Ensemble
or Concert Band
or Jazz Ensemble
or String Orchestra
or Jazz Improv Ensemble
or Voice Fundamentals
or Guitar I
or Guitar II
1
 Units6.5
Second Year
Fall
MUSI 10C Music Theory and Musicianship III 4
MUSI 25 Applied Music 0.5
MUSI 50C Piano III 1
MUSI 20
College Choir 1
or Jazz Choral Ensemble
or Concert Band
or Jazz Ensemble
or String Orchestra
or Jazz Improv Ensemble
or Voice Fundamentals
or Guitar I
or Guitar II
1
 Units6.5
Spring
MUSI 25 Applied Music 0.5
MUSI 50D Piano IV 1
MUSI 20
College Choir 1
or Jazz Choral Ensemble
or Concert Band
or Jazz Ensemble
or String Orchestra
or Jazz Improv Ensemble
or Voice Fundamentals
or Guitar I
or Guitar II
1
 Units2.5
 Total Units22
1

​Repeated units for the same ensemble are strongly encouraged.