Students planning to major in Music are strongly encouraged to complete the Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.) degree in Music rather than the Associate in Arts (A.A.). To transfer as a junior, select courses from those recommended below while consulting with a Music department faculty member. Some schools also require competency in a foreign language. Transfer admission is competitive. You may need to demonstrate skill level through auditions and/or placement testing at the school to which you transfer.
Students who have already chosen the university to which they plan to transfer should consult that institution’s catalog or department advisor and an SVCC counselor or academic advisor in planning their program. Students contemplating careers as high school music teachers should meet with a counselor or academic advisor.
Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
Counseling Office, 815/835-6208;
Kris Murray, Assistant Professor of Humanities, 815/835-6258.
*Applied instruction (MUS 131, 133, 135, 137) is a requirement for students to successfully prepare for university transfer audition requirements. Up to 8 credits of applied instruction in a major performance medium may be used toward the Associate in Fine Arts - Music degree.
**One lab science required.
***One large and one small ensemble is recommended each semester.
****Music majors must pass a Freshman Aural Theory Barrier Examination to be eligible to enroll in MUS 211 and MUS 283.