| || |
Associate of Arts Degree
The Music Department’s purpose is twofold: serve community students and serve students preparing to transfer to a university. This is accomplished through student-centered activities in performance, composition and listening. The music program and its co-curricular activities provide opportunities to prepare for professional careers in music performance and education and to participate in organized activities of a cultural and recreational nature.
Adjacent to the Robert A Peck Arts Center Theatre, the music wing in the Arts Center is equipped with soundproof classroom, rehearsal, and practice areas. Students have access to a variety of learning tools: grand pianos, a fully-integrated digital and analog recording studio, computers for composition and practice activities, a midi-digital piano lab, large listening library and multiple performance areas.
In addition to the programs below, four semesters of piano study (class or private) are strongly suggested unless the student can successfully pass a piano proficiency examination.