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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, A.F.A.

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Program Director: Eric McCullough · Phone: 410-386-8537 · Email:

The purpose of the Music AFA degree is to equip students with the musical and theoretical skills essential for transfer to four-year institutions. By providing performance opportunities, theoretical and historical studies, and one-on-one applied studies with expert faculty, the program strives to graduate students who are critical thinkers and skilled performers.

Degree Requirements

Associate of Fine Arts, Music, Degree
Recommended Course Sequence: 60 Credits




Summer or Winter

  (PSYC 101 - General Psychology  recommended for a summer or winter term)


Program Goals

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

  1. Demonstrate the development of musical performance skills commensurate to their level of experience. Student performance should illustrate an understanding of rhythm, intonation, musicality, tone quality, technique, and posture.
  2. Analyze and critique the usage of musical elements in live performances that represent various styles and cultures.
  3. Analyze and compose musical examples using elements of music theory from multiple stylistic periods and genres.
  4. Describe how music reflects social, political, and ethical issues.
  5. Compare and explain the value of music, functions of music, roles of musicians, and conditions under which music is performed in various cultures and time periods.

Student Notices

One ensemble recommended each term.  

Two credits of applied study recommended each term.

Diversity requirement: take ENGL 102 .

Disclosure Regarding Programs for Professional Licensure or Certification

Some programs at Carroll Community College (CCC) are designed to meet educational requirements for a specific professional licensure or certification that is required for employment in an occupation.

If you are an out-of-state student seeking professional licensure in a state other than Maryland and you are taking a course or program leading to professional licensure or certification, CCC currently does not guarantee that the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure or certification anywhere other than Maryland. We encourage all students, especially out-of-state students, to contact the appropriate state (or District of Columbia or U.S. territory) licensing board or agency where you intend to work to familiarize yourself with the state educational, licensing, and/or certification requirements.

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