Mar 01, 2024  
2014-2015 Catalog-EXPIRED 

Music, A.M. (Grand Valley State University)

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This academic program lays the foundation to transfer to GVSU to obtain a Bachelor of Music. This program is designed for students wishing to major in applied music (performance areas) and/or those wishing to major in Music Education (public and non-public school music teaching areas), and requires transfer to complete a baccalaureate degree. High school preparation recommended: college preparatory curriculum plus the study of an instrument or voice. All students who are interested in a music degree must first take a music theory pretest, a piano placement test, and meet with the head of the music department. If deficiencies in music theory and/or piano are identified, the student must first pass MUS 112 - Basic Music Theory and MUS 120 - Introduction to Piano prior to beginning the college-level music theory and piano curriculum. Students with no prior background in music may be required to enroll in MUS 99 - Music Basics Immersion prior to enrolling in MUS 112 and MUS 120.

University/College Admissions Requirements:

GVSU agrees to guarantee specific transfer credit to any student who has completed and Associate of Music Degree at GRCC. In order to have the specific courses transferred the student must be accepted to GVSU and be admitted to the GVSU Music Department by completing a juried audition for the Department of Music review panel. The decision of the panel will be final. If the student does not meet both conditions, transfer credit will not be given. Students may only audition on instruments currently accepted for applied study in the Department of Music at GVSU.


General Education Courses


  •  Humanities Elective (3/3)

Natural Science & Mathematics

  •  Natural Science & Mathematics Elective (3/3)


  • Wellness Elective (1/2)

Total Credits: 64

Transfer Note:

It is recommended that students meet with an advisor to review the degree and course schedule, and have any questions answered prior to completing the GRCC/GVSU articulated program. It is the responsibility of the student to confirm transferability of courses with the receiving institution.

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