Associate of Arts in Music

Effective Fall 2020, Gordon State College has deactivated its associate of arts program in Music. No new students will be admitted into the program. The college will cease to offer music courses in support of the major following the conclusion of Spring 2021.  


The mission of Gordon State College's Programs in Fine and Performing Arts is to celebrate the diverse expression of human emotion, thought, imagination, creativity and discovery by improving each student's foundation in performance in the visual arts, music and theater.

An Associate of Arts Degree in Music provides a strong foundation in music fundamentals which will enable you to matriculate successfully to any four-year college or university. You will be able to pursue further study in all areas of a music program, including preparation for careers in vocal/choral performance, instrumental performance, music education and technology.

Course Rotation Schedule

This two year schedule shows a list of planned courses and as such is subject to change. At its sole discretion, the college may revise this schedule and any information contained herein, without advance notice. No contract, either expressly or implied, is created by this schedule.

  • Both levels of Class Piano, Class Voice, and Class Guitar
  • Jazz, Percussion, Brass, and Woodwind Ensembles
  • All levels of Applied Music in Voice, Brass, Woodwind, and Percussion

Music Advisement Worksheet

This advisement worksheet should be filled out and brought along to any meetings with your advisor each semester. 

Fine Arts - Fine and Performing Arts
Fine Arts - Fine and Performing Arts

Degree Requirements

Advising notes
  • Instrumental music majors are urged to take at least 2 semesters of vocal ensemble and vocal majors are urged to take 4 semesters of vocal ensemble to improve their chances of being accepted to a 4-year institution.
  • A minimum of 2 semesters of applied instruction is required; however students are urged to take Applied Music each semester to improve their chances of being accepted to a 4-year institution.

Required Courses

18 Hours
  • MUSC 1201
  • MUSC 1202
  • MUSC 2201
  • MUSC 2202
  • MUSC 1101
  • MUSC 1102
  • MUSC 2101
  • MUSC 2102
  • MUSC 1601 OR MUSC 1621

Advising Worksheet

Advising Worksheet

Please download and print out this advisement worksheet and review all requirements before your initial meeting with your advisor. Hold on to this worksheet for future planning.