Degree Plan

Grayson College offers an Associate of Science degree in Music. This two-year degree prepares students to transfer to a typical four-year school’s music degree plan as a junior.¬†Some restrictions and/or adjustments apply; see the four-year school’s policies and guidelines for more details.

Below is a suggested four-semester degree plan. Other options are possible.


Freshman Year, Fall

Course ID Course Name Credits
MUSI 1311 Theory of Music 1 3
MUSI 1116 Eartraining and Sightsinging 1 1
MUEN 11XX Freshman-level Ensemble 1
MUSI 1181 Piano Class 1 1
MUAP 12XX Freshman-level 60-minute Private Lessons 2
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
HIST 1301 US History 1 3
MUSI 1307 Music Literature 1 3

Freshman Year, Spring

Course ID Course Name Credits
MUSI 1312 Theory of Music 2 3
MUSI 1117 Eartraining and Sightsinging 2 1
MUEN 11XX Freshman-level Ensemble 1
MUSI 1182 Piano Class 2 1
MUAP 12XX Freshman-level 60-minute Private Lessons 2
ENGL 1302 Composition 2 3
HIST 1302 US History 2 3
(Mathematics Core Class) 3

Sophomore Year, Fall

Course ID Course Name Credits
MUSI 2311 Theory of Music 3 3
MUSI 2116 Advanced Eartraining and Sightsinging 1 1
MUEN 21XX Sophomore-level Ensemble 1
MUSI 2181 Piano Class 3 1
MUAP 22XX Sophomore-level 60-minute Private Lessons 2
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
(Natural Science Core Class) 4

Sophomore Year, Spring

Course ID Course Name Credits
MUSI 2312 Theory of Music 4 3
MUSI 2117 Advanced Eartraining and Sightsinging 2 1
MUEN 21XX Sophomore-level Ensemble 1
MUAP 22XX Sophomore-level 60-minute Private Lessons 2
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
(Natural Science Core Class) 4
(Social/Behavioral Science Core Class) 3

Notes:

  1. You can move certain electives around, but you should not skip Theory of Music and Eartraining and Sightsinging classes. These are a series of four paired co-requisite courses, and only the first and third in the sequence are offered in the fall, and the second and fourth are offered in the spring. This means that, if you decide not to take Theory of Music 1 and Eartraining and Sightsinging 1 during your freshman fall semester, you will have to wait an entire year to start the sequence (because they are not offered in the spring) and you would push the completion of your degree back by one year.
  2. Students whose primary instrument is classical piano (and would therefore be enrolled in 60-minute classical piano lessons) should not take MUSI 1181, 1182, and 2181 (Class Piano). Instead, these students should take 30-minute private lessons in another instrument (MUAP 11XX and 21XX courses). Jazz piano would count as “another instrument” for these purposes, in this specific circumstance.
  3. Music Literature is only offered in the fall. Therefore, if you do not take it during the freshman fall semester, you should plan on taking it during the sophomore fall semester.