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Music Option

Associate in Fine Arts

The Music Department at Mott Community College offers a comprehensive two year collegiate music program designed to fulfill the freshman and sophomore requirements needed to transfer to four year colleges and universities.

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Program Information

To apply to become a music major in the Mott Music Program, applicants will need to complete to following: 

  1. Application for the Music Program which includes our Scholarship application - online at www.music.mcc.edu
  2. Schedule an audition with the Fine Arts and Social Sciences office: (810) 762-0332
    • Audition information requirements vary depending on which instrument. You may request a copy of the audition/student handbook at any time.
  3. Complete the Music Theory placement exam (ideally prior to June 28 - before the start of the summer session). The exam is located in the Testing Center (3rd floor of the library). Students must bring their photo I.D. and a pencil.

Applied Music Student Handbook

Ensemble Information

Music majors are required to participate in Band (instrumentalists) or Choir (vocalists) for four semesters. A chamber ensemble may be substituted for jazz majors (Jazz Ensemble) guitarists (Guitar Ensemble) and string and piano players (String Ensemble/Piano Trio).

Degree Information

  • Credit Hours: 68 / 69
  • Contact Hours: 85 / 86

Recommended Math Pathway: MATH-130

Writing Requirements: ENGL-101 and ENGL-102

Degree Pathway

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Contact Hours
Year One
Fall
ENGL-101English Composition I 33
MATH-130College Algebra 44
MUS.-111Applied Music I 11
MUS.-165Piano Proficiency I 12
MUS.-191Music Theory I 44
MUS.-195Aural Skills I 12
MUS.-121
  or
MUS.-131
Band I
  or
Choir I
1

1
3

3
Total 1519
Winter
ENGL-102English Composition II 33
MUS.-180
  or
MUS.-182
Music Appreciation
  or
Jazz Appreciation
3

3
3

3
MUS.-112Applied Music II 11
MUS.-166Piano Proficiency II 12
MUS.-192Music Theory II 44
MUS.-196Aural Skills II 12
MUS.-122
  or
MUS.-132
Band II
  or
Choir II
1

1
3

3
Total 1418
Spring / Summer
MUS.-105Introduction to Music Technology 33
PSYC-281
  or
SOCY-191
General Psychology
  or
Introduction to Sociology
3

3
3

3
Total 66
Year Two
Fall
FREN-151 *Elementary French I 44
ASTR-117
  and
ASTR-117L
  or
ASTR-118
  and
ASTR-118L
Solar System
  and
Solar System Lab
  or
Stellar Astronomy
  and
Stellar Astronomy Lab
4
  and
0
  or
4
  and
0
3
  and
2
  or
3
  and
2
MUS.-211Applied Music III 11
MUS.-265Piano Proficiency III 12
MUS.-291Music Theory III 44
MUS.-295Aural Skills III 12
MUS.-221
  or
MUS.-231
Band III
  or
Choir III
1

1
3

3
Total 1621
Winter
HIST-152
  or
HIST-154
World History: 1500 C.E. To the Present
  or
U.S. History to 1877
4

3
4

3
BIOL-107
  and
BIOL-107L
General Biology
  and
General Biology Lab
4
  and
0
3
  and
3
MUS.-212Applied Music IV 11
MUS.-266Piano Proficiency IV 12
MUS.-292Music Theory IV 44
MUS.-296Aural Skills IV 12
MUS.-222
  or
MUS.-232
Band IV
  or
Choir IV
1

1
3

3
Total 15 / 1621 / 22
Notes
* Vocal majors are encouraged to study either French , German or Italian. All instrumental majors may take Spanish
** Music majors are required to participate in Band (instrumentalists) or Choir (vocalists) for four semesters. A chamber ensemble may be substituted for jazz majors (Jazz Ensemble), guitarists (Guitar Ensemble), and string and piano players (String Ensemble/Piano Trio).
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