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Music: Intermediate Certificate

The music intermediate certificate is designed for students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution as a music major and/or pursue music as a profession. Students in this program must consult with a Music Department faculty member before beginning this program. Faculty will provide information about expectations for appropriate course work and practice schedules for students intending to major in music. Completion of this certificate does not automatically qualify students for admission to a four-year music major program.

The quality of the student’s musicianship and auditions are key factors in admission decisions.

Successful students completing this certificate will be able to notate moderately difficult rhythmic patterns and moderately difficult chord progressions. Students will have developed a more specific knowledge of music from the 1600s to the present day. Students will have gained experience in performing publicly in ensembles, and will have developed technical and musical skills as well as experience in performing as soloists in voice or as instrumentalists in public recitals and concerts.

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

Students are advised to consult with Music Department faculty before beginning classes in this certificate.

Schoolcraft program code # 1YC.00163
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Sample Plan

First Year - Fall Semester

Total Credits: 12

First Year - Winter Semester

Total Credits: 15

First Year - Spring/Summer Session

  • Elective - Credits: 3
    • English Literature, Poetry, or Art Appreciation Suggested

Total Credits: 3

Program Total: 30 Credits


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

** Requires audition.

*** Course selection dependent on courses taken in the Foundations certificate.

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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