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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Commercial Music Technical Certificate

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Charles Pender • (901) 333-5158

The Commercial Music Technical Certificate is an embedded certificate in the  University Parallel, Music Emphasis, A.S degree. The certificate prepares students for employment in a field connected with music or to continue their curriculum to receive an A.S. degree. Students can select from one of three emphasis areas or a combination of all three: Instrumental, Production, or Vocal. The program includes core courses in music, theory, and related musicianship skills, music recording, music production, piano, instrumental and vocal performance as well as ensembles which will enable students to learn in active and collaborative settings.


Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in music theory, notation, and harmony. 
  • Demonstrate technical fluency, including the ability to perform assigned repertoire with correct notes and rhythms, good tone, and appropriate tempo. 
  • Demonstrate proficiency in ear and/or sight training on their instrument or vocals. 
  • Create musical demo recordings. 

First Semester: 10 Credit Hours

Second Semester: 13 Credit Hours

Total Program Credits: 23

Music Electives Per Semester

First Semester Electives Second Semester Electives                                                                          
(Pick 1 Private Instruction Elective) * (Pick 1 Private Instruction Elective) ***
MUS 0510        MUS 1560      
MUS 0560   MUS 1660  
MUS 0660   MUS 1760  
MUS 0760   MUS 1910  
MUS 0910   MUS 1950  
MUS 0950    
(Pick 1 Private Ensemble Elective) ** (Pick 1 Group Elective) ****
MUS 1250      MUS 1001    
MUS 1350   MUS 1994  
MUS 1450   MUS 1997  
MUS 1550    


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