Moraine Valley Community College

MVCC Music Transfer Guide

The following is a transfer guide between Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC) and Saint Xavier University's Music major based on the current catalogs of both schools. The student completes an Associate Fine Arts (AFA) from MVCC 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.

Moraine Valley Community College Saint Xavier University
Communication (9 credit hours)
COM 101: Composition I ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
COM 102: Composition II ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
COM 103: Speech Fundamentals COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
Mathematics (3 credit hours)
Choose IAI approved course/s
Life and Physical Sciences (7-8 credit hours including a lab)
Choose one Life Science and one Physical Science from IAI approved course/s
Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 credit hours)
Choose IAI approved course/s
Suggested Social and Behavioral Sciences if considering Music K-12 Education (9 credit hours)
HIS 201: American History I
or
HIS 202: American History II 
HIST 103: United States History to 1877
or
HIST 104: United States History Since 1877 
PSC 101: Introduction to U.S. Government  POLSC 101: Introduction to U.S. Government
PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology  PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology
Humanities/Fine Arts (9 credit hours)**
Choose one Fine Arts and one course from Humanities from IAI approved course/s
**Students have the opportunity to satisfy 6 credit hours from SXU by completing PHIL 150 and a religious studies course.

Suggested 4 Semester Plan

Moraine Valley Community College Saint Xavier University
First Semester (17 credit hours)
MUS 104: Music Theory I (3) MUS 101: Music Theory I (3)
MUS 189: Aural Skills I (1) MUS/LB 151: Aural Skills I + lab (1)
MUS 118: Keyboard Skills I (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)
COM 101: Composition I (3) ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing (3)
COM 103: Speech Fundamentals (3) COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals (3)
Recommended Social Science for Education major. Social and Behavioral Science (3)
PSY 101: Intro to Psychology PSYCH 101: Intro to Psychology
Second Semester (17-18 credit hours)
MUS 105: Music Theory II (3) MUS 102: Music Theory II (3)
MUS 190: Aural Skills II (1) MUS/LB 152: Aural Skills II + lab (1)
MUS 120: Keyboard Skills II (1) MUS/LB 162: Keyboard Skills II + lab (1)
COM 102: Composition II (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 (3-4) Life Science (3-4)
College Level Math (3) College Level Math (3)
Third Semester (17-18 credit hours)
MUS 204: Music Theory III (3) MUS 201: Music Theory III (3)
MUS 289: Aural Skills III (1) MUS/LB 251: Aural Skills III + lab (1)
MUS 218: Keyboard Skills III (1) MUS/LB 261: Keyboard Skills III + lab (1)
MUS 206: Music History and Literature 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 (3) Humanities or Fine Arts (3)
Fourth Semester (11-17 credit hours)
MUS 205: Music Theory IV (3) MUS 202: Music Theory IV (3)
MUS 290: Aural Skills IV (1) MUS/LB 252: Aural Skills IV + lab (1)
MUS 220: Keyboard Skills IV (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 (3) Humanities or Fine Arts (3)
Recommended Social Science for Education major* Social and Behavioral Science (3)*
PSC 110: Intro U.S. Government POLSC 101: Intro to U.S. Government
Recommended Social Science for Education major* Social and Behavioral Science (3)*
HIS 201: American History I
or
HIS 202: American History II
HIST 103: U.S. History Before 1877
or
HIST 104: U.S. History 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.
  6. 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