Music Course Repetition

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Whereas the Academic Senate considers music to be an important discipline for major concentration, general education, and community enrichment, and

Whereas Title 5 regulations limiting course repeatability have had a negative impact upon the quality of instruction and student access to solo repertoire, large ensemble, and small ensemble courses, and

Whereas the quality and diversity of instruction in these categories of courses are enhanced by the participation of music majors, non-majors, amateurs, and professionals, a practice followed in university music departments which encourage majors and non-majors to repeat performing group courses, and

Whereas the Music Association of California Community Colleges has recommended a technical revision to Title 5 regulations to permit music majors, music minors, and non-majors to include, in each semester of residence, enrollment in a major performing group as well as enrollment in applied music,

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges support technical revision in Title S that will afford community college students the same opportunities in music education as those provided by four-year institutions, thereby improving music instruction and access as well as strengthening articulation with four-year colleges and universities, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges support the position of the Music Association, California Community Colleges (MACCC) asking for changes in the course repetition policy to permit repetition of selected music courses.