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Joliet Junior College

JJC Music Transfer Agreement

The following transfer agreement between Joliet Junior College (JJC) and Saint Xavier University's Music major based on the current catalogs of both schools. The student completes an Associate Fine Arts (AFA) from JJC and a (B.A.) or (B.M.) degree in Music from SXU.

The Music Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and offers three degree programs: a Bachelor of Music in performance with a classical emphasis in voice, piano, band/orchestral instruments or an instrumental jazz emphasis; a Bachelor of Music Education (K-12); and a Bachelor of Arts in music. In the music education program, the student may prepare for a teaching career in either vocal or instrumental music or a combination of the two. The music education programs are certified by the Illinois State Board of Education.

General Education Courses

The following general education and major courses are transferable for Saint Xavier University's Music major.

Communication (9 credit hours)
JJC SXU
ENG 101: Rhetoric ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
ENG 102: Rhetoric ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
COMM 101: Principles of Speech Communication COMM 101: Speech
Mathematics (3 -4 credit hours)
Choose IAI approved course (College Level Math)
Life and Physical Sciences (7-8 credit hours, include one lab)
Choose a Life Science and a Physical Science from IAI approved list
Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 - 9 credit hours depending on AFA or AA degree)*
Choose IAI approved course (See recommendation for Education major)*
Suggested Social and Behavioral Sciences if considering Music K-12 Education (9 credit hours)
JJC SXU
HIST 103: History of the U.S. to 1865
or
HIST 104: History of the U.S. 1865 to Present
HIST 103: United States History to 1877
or
HIST 104: United States History Since 1877
PSCI 101: American National Government POLSC 101: Introduction to U.S. Government
PSYC 101: General Psychology PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology
Humanities/Fine Arts (9 credit hours)**
**Students have the opportunity to satisfy 6 credit hours from the Humanities/Fine Arts General Education at SXU by completing PHIL 150 and a religious studies course.

Suggested 4 Semester Plan

First Semester (17 credit hours)  
JJC SXU
MUS 140: Theory of Music I (3) MUS 101: Music Theory I (3)
MUS 141: Aural Skills I + Lab (1) MUS/LB 151: Aural Skills I + lab (1)
MUS 110: Class Piano (1) MUS/LB 161: Keyboard Skills I + lab (1)
Music Ensemble I (1) Music Ensemble I (1)
Applied Lessons I (2) Applied Lessons I (2)
ENG 101: Rhetoric (3) ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing (3)
COMM 101: Principles of Speech Communication (3) COMM 101: Speech (3)
Recommended Social Science for Education major. Social and Behavioral Science (3)
PSYC 101: General Psychology (3) PSYCH 101: Intro to Psychology (3)
Second Semester (17-18 credit hours)  
JJC SXU
MUS 142: Theory of Music II (3) MUS 102: Music Theory II (3)
MUS 143: Aural Skills II + lab (1) MUS/LB 152: Aural Skills II + lab (1)
MUS 110: Class Piano (1) MUS/LB 162: Keyboard Skills II + lab (1)
ENG 102: Rhetoric (3) ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective (3)
Music Ensemble II (1) Music Ensemble II (1)
Applied Lessons II (2) Applied Lessons II (2)
Life Science General Education (3-4) Life Science (3-4)
Mathematics General Education (3) College Level Math (3)
Third Semester (17-18 credit hours)  
JJC SXU
MUS 240: Advanced Theory of Music I (3) MUS 201: Music Theory III (3)
MUS 241: Advanced Aural Skills I (1) MUS/LB 251: Aural Skills III + lab (1)
MUS 110: Class Piano (1) MUS/LB 261: Keyboard Skills III + lab (1)
MUS 201: Music History I (3) MUS 330: Music History I: Medieval/Renaissance/Baroque (3)
Music Ensemble III (1) Music Ensemble III (1)
Applied Lessons III (2) Applied Lessons III (2)
Physical Science (3-4) Physical Science (3-4)
Humanities or Fine Arts General Education (3) Humanities or Fine Arts (3)
Fourth Semester (11-17 credit hours)  
JJC SXU
MUS 242: Advanced Theory of Music II (3) MUS 202: Music Theory IV (3)
MUS 243: Advanced Aural Skills II (1) MUS/LB 252: Aural Skills IV + lab (1)
MUS 110: Class Piano (1) MUS/LB 262: Keyboard Skills IV + lab (1)
Music Ensemble IV (1) Music Ensemble IV (1)
Applied Lessons IV (2) Applied Lessons IV (2)
Humanities or Fine Arts General Education (3) Humanities or Fine Arts (3)
Recommended Social Science for Education major* Social and Behavioral Science (3)*
PSCI 101: American National Government* POLSC 101: Intro to U.S. Government
HIST 103 or HIST 104: U.S. History Before or After 1865* HIST 103 or HIST 104: U.S. History Before or After 1877

*Additional for A.A. degree

Total Semester Hours Required for AFA in Music Degree (63-64 credit hours)

Total Credit Hours Required for A.A. Degree (69-70 credit hours)

The Associate in Fine Arts degree does not satisfy the Illinois Articulation Initiative General Education Core Curriculum; therefore students who complete this degree must take two additional Social Sciences courses to earn a B.M. or B.A. in Music from SXU.

Requirements for Formal Admission of Transfer Students to the Music Department

  1. Four (4) credit hours of applied music with minimum GPA of 2.5, and demonstrating an appropriate level of expertise.
  2. Nine (9) credit hours in music courses with minimum GPA of 2.5.
  3. Twelve (12) credit hours of general studies, with cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  4. Letters of recommendation from:
    1. Applied music professor
    2. Theory/aural skills professor
    3. Music education director (music education students only)
  5. Successful completion of a formal admission jury with a GPA of 2.5 for bachelor of arts candidates, and 3.0 for bachelor of music candidates.

Successful completion of the State of Illinois Criminal Background Investigation, and Test of Academic Proficiency for music education majors.

Additional Information

Please refer to the SXU Academic Catalog for any additional information.

Contact

Office of Admission Transfer Student Services Center
Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)
Email: admission@sxu.edu
Phone: 773-298-3510
Email: transfercenter@sxu.edu


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of 2019-2020 Catalog