Music

The Music program at Lake Tahoe Community College is committed to providing quality music instruction to meet the needs of its students. Both an Associate degree and a Certificate is offered in the field of Commercial Music.

The Commercial Music degree is designed to provide a core of historical, conceptual and technical experiences that will prepare a developing musician for career opportunities in the field of Commercial Music. Included in the degree is an Avid Pro Tools® User Certificate. Typical career paths may include recording engineer, live sound reinforcement, music and post production audio, digital media/internet audio, and performing and/or recording artist. 
 
Program Learning Outcomes

• Demonstrate an understanding of the history of contemporary popular music.

• Demonstrate an understanding of the basic fundamentals of music theory.

• Complete the Pro Tools User Certification Exam.

• Demonstrate appropriate technical and musical skills in their major instrument.


Degree

A. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
See current catalog for details.

B. REQUIRED COURSES
40.25 units distributed as follows:

1. All courses from the following (24.25 units):
MUS 104B History of Rock Music (4)
MUS 111 Basic Music Theory I (4.75)
MUS 112 Basic Music Theory II (4.75)
MUS 113 Basic Music Theory III (4.75)
MUS 119A Pro Tools 101: Pro Tools Fundamentals I (3)
MUS 119B Pro Tools 110: Pro Tools Fundamentals II (3)

2. Music History Electives:
One course selected from the following (4 units):
MUS 104C Music of the World (4)
MUS 104D Music of Latin America (4)
MUS 104E The Beatles (4)
MUS 104F History of Jazz (4)

3. Performance Electives:
Note: Each course can only be counted once towards performance electives.
A minimum of 8 units selected from the following:
MUS 123 Beginning Voice (2)
MUS 124 Intermediate Voice (2)
MUS 128A Beginning Electric Bass (1.25)
MUS 128B Intermediate Electric Bass (1.25)
MUS 130A Beginning Drumset (1)
MUS 130B Intermediate Drumset (1)
MUS 130C Advanced Drumset (1)
MUS 133A Beginning Keyboard Skills I (2.75)
MUS 133B Beginning Keyboard Skills II (2.75)
MUS 133C Beginning Keyboard Skills III (2.75)
MUS 134A Intermediate Keyboard Skills I (2.75)
MUS 134B Intermediate Keyboard Skills II (2.75)
MUS 135 Beginning Guitar (2)
MUS 136 Intermediate Guitar (2)
MUS 137 Advanced Guitar (2)

4. Ensemble Electives:
A minimum of 4 units selected from the following:
MUS 125A Beginning Voice: Broadway and Popular Music (2)
MUS 125B Intermediate Voice: Broadway and Popular Music (2)
MUS 141B College Chorus B (1.75)
MUS 141C College Chorus C (1.5)
MUS 248A Beginning Rock Ensemble (2)
MUS 248B Intermediate Rock Ensemble (2.75)

C. ELECTIVE UNITS to bring the total to 90.

 
Certificates

A. REQUIRED COURSES
40.25 units distributed as follows:

1. All courses from the following (24.25 units):
MUS 104B History of Rock Music (4)
MUS 111 Basic Music Theory I (4.75)
MUS 112 Basic Music Theory II (4.75)
MUS 113 Basic Music Theory III (4.75)
MUS 119A Pro Tools 101: Pro Tools Fundamentals I (3)
MUS 119B Pro Tools 110: Pro Tools Fundamentals II (3)

2. Music History Electives:
One selected from the following (4 units):
MUS 104C Music of the World (4)
MUS 104D Music of Latin America (4)
MUS 104E The Beatles (4)
MUS 104F History of Jazz (4)

3. Performance Electives:
A minimum of 8 units selected from the following:
Note: Each course can only be counted once towards performance
electives.
MUS 123 Beginning Voice (2)
MUS 124 Intermediate Voice (2)
MUS 128A Beginning Electric Bass (1)
MUS 128B Intermediate Electric Bass (1.25)
MUS 130A Beginning Drumset (1)
MUS 130B Intermediate Drumset (1)
MUS 130C Advanced Drumset (1)
MUS 133A Beginning Keyboard Skills I (2.75)
MUS 133B Beginning Keyboard Skills II (1)
MUS 133C Beginning Keyboard Skills III (2.75)
MUS 134A Intermediate Keyboard Skills I (2.75)
MUS 134B Intermediate Keyboard Skills II (2.75)
MUS 135 Beginning Guitar (2)
MUS 136 Intermediate Guitar (2)
MUS 137 Advanced Guitar (2)

4. Ensemble Electives:
A minimum of 4 units selected from the following:
MUS 125A Beginning Voice: Broadway and Popular Music (2)
MUS 125B Intermediate Voice: Broadway and Popular Music (2)
MUS 141B College Chorus B (1.75)
MUS 141C College Chorus C (1.5)
MUS 248A Beginning Rock Ensemble (2)
MUS 248B Intermediate Rock Ensemble (2.75)

 

This employable skills certificate provides the student with an entry level official industry certificate in Pro Tools, the recording industry's software standard. It is designed to prepare the student for entry level positions that lead to career paths such as: recording engineer, live sound reinforcement, music production and post production audio, and digital media/gaming audio.

AVID PRO TOOLS USER CERTIFICATE: This official certificate is the first level for the recording industry software standard, Pro Tools®.

All courses from the following (6 units):
MUS 119A Pro Tools 101: Pro Tools Fundamentals I (3)
MUS 119B Pro Tools 110: Pro Tools Fundamentals II (3)

Note: Students must also pass the official AVID Certification Exam to receive this certificate.

 

This employable skills certificate provides the student with an entry level official industry certificate in Pro Tools, the recording industry's software standard. It is designed to prepare the student for entry level positions that lead to career paths such as: recording engineer, live sound reinforcement, music production and post production audio, and digital media/gaming audio.
 
 
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Success


Completion

12 Months

Graduation Rate

N/A

Job Placement Rate

N/A

Related Occupations

• Audio and Video Equipment Technicians

• Sound Engineering Technicians

 

Financing


Cost of On Campus Living

N/A

Costs Tuition and Fees

$1,263

Books and Supplies

$1,791

Financing Options

• Federal Student Loans = N/A

• Private Loans = N/A

• Institutional Loans = N/A

 

Credential Code: 1, TOP Code: 100500, CIP Code: 10.0203, Standard Occupational Classification(SOC): 27-4011.00