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Advanced Studies Certificate in Music

Advanced Studies Certificate in Music

Purpose: The Advanced Studies Certificate in Music program is designed to produce classical musicians with advanced performance skills as a solo musician and in collaborative efforts with other musicians in both small and large groups.

Admission Requirements: Students must meet the general admission requirements established by Southwest Virginia Community College.

Program Requirements: The course work in the Advanced Studies Certificate in Music is designed to produce advanced skill in classical music performance. Students must complete an interview and audition with the Albert Endowed Chair of Music prior to beginning work toward this certificate.

Course NumberCourse TitleLecture HoursLab HoursCourse Credits
First Semester
MUS 131Class Voice I122
MUS 135Jazz Ensemble031
MUS 137Community Chorus021
MUS 138Small Vocal Ensemble031
MUS 149Band Ensemble021
MUS 231Advanced Class Voice I122
MUS 237Advanced Chorus021
MUS 239Advanced Jazz Ensemble021
MUS 241Advanced Class Piano I122
TOTAL32012
Second Semester
MUS 132Class Voice II122
MUS 143Chamber Ensemble03-62
MUS 159Jazz Improvisation Techniques223
MUS 232Advanced Class Voice II122
MUS 238Advanced Small Voice Ensemble021
MUS 242Advanced Class Piano II122
MUS 249Advanced Band Ensemble021
TOTAL515-1813

Total Program Credits for Advanced Studies Certificate in Music  ...    25

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General Studies/Transfer Path

Degree: Career Studies Certificate
Program Code: 221-560-10
Program Length: 1 year – 2 Semesters
Minimum Credits: 25
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Program Advisor
Dr. Joseph Trivette
276.964.7381
King CC Room 173