CURRICULAR GUIDE

Music: Commercial 
Associate in Applied Arts Degree

Curriculum Code: 0274  (Effective Fall 2002 - Summer 2007)

The Music: Commercial Program has been designed to focus on today's music in pop
and jazz idioms.  It is a first step toward a professional career in commercial
music, such as studio engineer, band manager or performer.  In addition to
academic music classes, the curriculum includes training in a private
instrument, performances with fine ensembles, and introduction to computers and
music.  Emphasis is placed on integrating skills acquisition with performance
opportunities.  Not all courses in this program transfer to all colleges. 
Students planning to transfer should see an academic advisor or counselor before
enrolling in any course.

This is a selective admission program.  In order to be considered as a candidate
for this program, students must meet basic admission requirements beyond those
required for admission to the college.

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section for
skills assessment and advising information.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific course work in mathematics. 
See the General Education Core Requirements section for information on how to
fulfill these requirements.

The admission requirements for this program may change each academic year.  For
the most recent application information, contact the Humanities and Performing
Arts Department, Arts and Sciences Building, Room 255, telephone number
(517) 483-1018 or the LCC Admissions Office, Room 232, Gannon Vocational-
Technical Center, telephone number (517) 483-1254.


Curriculum Code:  0722

In order to be considered as a candidate for this program, students must
complete the following requirements:

    a. Submit high school transcript or GED and all college transcripts.
    b. Interview with Performing Arts advisor to discuss curriculum
       requirements.  Repertoire requirements for the audition pertaining to
       their specific instrument will be described in detail.
    c. Audition.  The actual audition day will consist of a live performance on
       instrument or voice in front of a faculty panel.  A theory test covering
       written and aural theory will also be administered on the audition day. 
       Names of students passing this phase of the Selective Admissions will be
       forwarded to the Admissions Office for processing.


Curriculum Code:  0274

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 35 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
MTEC 120    Audio Production I                                               4
MTEC 121    Audio Recording I                                                4
MUSC 138    Class Piano Major I                                              2
MUSC 155    Class Voice Commercial I                                         2
MUSC 163    Aural Skills I                                                   1
MUSC 164    Aural Skills II                                                  1
MUSC 193    Basic Musicianship I                                             3
MUSC 194    Basic Musicianship II                                            3
MUSC 253    Business of Music                                                3
MUSC 254    Band Management                                                  2
MUSC 263    Aural Skills III                                                 1
MUSC 264    Aural Skills IV                                                  1
MUSC 293    Advanced Musicianship I                                          3
MUSC 294    Advanced Musicianship II                                         3
MUSC 297    Synthesizers & Computer Music                                    2

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 34-36 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                            12 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area                                                3
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area                                     3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                      3
            Mathematics Competency (See the General Education Core
            Requirement section on how to fulfill this mathematics
            requirement.  Course work may be needed.)

CHOICE 2:   History                                                  4 Credits
MUSC 240    World Music History I                                            4
MUSC 241    World Music History II                                           4
MUSC 242    American Musical Theatre                                         2
MUSC 246    History of Blues and Jazz                                        2
MUSC 247    History of Rock and Roll                                         2

CHOICE 3:   Applied Skills                                         1-2 Credits
MUSC 139    Class Piano Major II                                             2
MUSC 156    Class Voice Commercial II                                        2
MUSC 232    Music Seminar                                                    1
MUSC 270    Rock Guitar                                                      2

CHOICE 4:   Private Lessons Commercial (See Note 1)                  8 Credits
MUSC 157    Applied Lesson I                                                 2
MUSC 158    Applied Lesson II                                                2
MUSC 257    Applied Lesson III                                               2
MUSC 258    Applied Lesson IV                                                2

CHOICE 5:   Ensembles and Voice (Choose 1 Subchoice)                 4 Credits
Subchoice 5A:  Voice Requirements (See Note 1)
MUSC 108    Concert Choir                                                    1

Subchoice 5B:  Instrumental Requirements (See Note 1)
MUSC 119    Lansing Concert Band                                             1
MUSC 121    Percussion Ensemble                                              1
MUSC 123    Jazz Ensemble                                                    1

CHOICE 6:   Media Technology (See Note 2)                            4 Credits
MTEC 122    Sound Reinforcement                                              4
MTEC 130    Radio Production I                                               4
MTEC 220    Audio Production II                                              4
MTEC 221    Audio Recording II                                               4

CHOICE 7:   Performing Arts Electives                              1-2 Credits
MUSC 276    Lyric Writing                                                    2
MUSC 280    Private Composition                                              1
THEA 120    Introduction to Acting                                           2
Dance Classes (See Note 3)                                                 1-2

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   69

1.    Courses may be repeated and MUST be taken each semester student is
      enrolled as a major.
2.    Other Media Technology (MTEC) courses may be substituted with department
3.    Students may choose from 100 level DANC courses, and may need to meet
      other audition requirements.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have transferred
in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill) should contact
an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

      I                 II                III                   IV
      MTEC 120          MTEC 121          MUSC 253              MUSC 254
      MUSC 138          MUSC 164          MUSC 263              MUSC 264
      MUSC 155          MUSC 194          MUSC 293              MUSC 294
      MUSC 163          MUSC 297          Lim. Ch. 1            Lim. Ch. 1
      MUSC 193          Lim. Ch. 1        Lim. Ch. 2            Lim. Ch. 4
      Lim. Ch. 1        Lim. Ch. 2        Lim. Ch. 4            Lim. Ch. 5
      Lim. Ch. 4        Lim. Ch. 3        Lim. Ch. 5            Lim. Ch. 6
      Lim. Ch. 5        Lim. Ch. 4        Lim. Ch. 7
                        Lim. Ch. 5