Lone Star College-University Park offers music courses for majors and non-majors, including audition-based performance ensembles, private lessons (in voice, instruments, or composition), and academic and workforce music classes.
These courses may be used to satisfy the Creative Arts requirement for the AA or AS degrees. Only MUSI 1307 also counts toward the AA in music degree.
MUSI 1306 Appreciating Music MUSI 1307 Music Literature MUSI 1310 American Music (including special sections on rock and jazz)
Group Lessons for Beginners
Introductory level courses. No audition required! MUSI 1181 Class Piano I MUSI 1183 Class Voice MUSI 1188 Percussion Class MUSI 1192 Class Guitar MUSI 1303 Music Fundamentals (Focuses on Learning to Read Music and Play Piano)
MUSI 1116/1117/2116/2117 Ear Training & Sight Singing I - IV MUSI 1161 IPA for Singers MUSI 1181/1182/2181/2182 Class Piano I - IV MUSI 1307 Music Literature MUSI 1311/1312/2311/2312 Music Theory I - IV
MUSC 1191 Professional Development for Musicians
This course is offered only to students planning careers in music. It covers legal, financial, auditioning, interviewing, networking and marketing skills they need to survive and thrive in the music industry.
MUENC 3103401 Percussion Ensemble* MUENC 3105401 Pop Singers I* MUENC 3930001 Concert Choir* MUSCC 3109101 Professional Development for Musicians* MUSIC 3101001 American Music (including sections on the history of jazz and rock) MUSIC 3101101 Music Theory I MUSIC 3101201 Music Theory II MUSIC 3101601 Sight Singing & Ear Training I MUSIC 3101701 Sight Singing & Ear Training II MUSIC 3118101 Piano Class I MUSIC 3118201 Piano Class II MUSIC 3118302 Class Voice MUSIC 3119201 Class Guitar MUSIC 3130601 Music Appreciation MUSIC 3218101 Piano Class III MUSIC 3218201 Piano Class IV
How do I major in music?
Declare your major (AA in Music at LSC-University Park) by visiting an academic advisor on the second floor of building 13 or by emailing UPAdvising@LoneStar.edu. Then, email Dr. Aaron Alon at Aaron.Alon@LoneStar.edu to plan your degree or discuss educational/career goals
I donít know if I want to major in music or not. What should I take?
Take MUSI 1307 Music Literature. Itís the only course to count toward the AA in music and the general AA degree. You may be able to take additional music courses as electives toward your degree too, so sign up for an audition to get started on private lessons and ensembles.
I want to learn to read music, sing, or play an instrument. What should I take?
Take one of our elective classes for beginners: MUSI 1181 Class Piano I, MUSI 1183 Class Voice, MUSI 1188 Percussion Class, MUSI 1192 Class Guitar, or MUSI 1303 Music Fundamentals.
Do I need to major in music to take music classes?
No! Anyone is eligible to take music classes, and most music courses can even count toward your degree for elective credits. Below is a chart explaining which core and elective music classes might count toward your degree plan. Degree requirements may change over time. Please consult with an academic advisor before enrolling.
List of Music Degrees
Core Music Course
Majors' Music Courses
(Specific courses required)
Elective Music Courses
AA in Music
General AA Degree
Up to 15 credits
Up to 7 credits (check with your transferring institution)
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