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Music: Foundations Certificate

The music foundations certificate is designed for students who want to build their musical abilities for personal growth and enjoyment. Students interested in transferring to a four-year institution as a music major or pursuing a career as a professional musician are advised to complete the music intermediate certificate* with the guidance of the Music Department faculty.

Successful students completing this certificate will be able to notate all intervals, simple rhythmic patterns and basic chord progressions. Students will have a good general knowledge of musical styles from the 1600s to the present day; will have gained experience in performing publicly in ensembles; and will also have developed elementary training as soloists in voice or as instrumentalists.

Students who satisfactorily complete the program requirements qualify for a certificate of program completion. 

Schoolcraft program code #1YC.00162
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Sample Plan

First Year - Fall Semester

Total Credits: 14

First Year - Winter Semester

Total Credits: 15

Program Total 29 Credits

Music Courses:

* Number of credits may vary depending on the course selection.

** Requires audition.

Not all courses are offered each semester.  Students should work with an academic advisor or counselor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students planning to transfer should check the transfer institution’s requirements/guides or discuss their options with an academic advisor or counselor. Number of credits may vary depending on the course selection.

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