The Associate in Science Music Degree program services both acoustic and electronic musicians. At NCCC, students will concentrate on the performance of their major instrument as the program prepares them for transfer into baccalaureate programs. Students are offered a multitude of academic and ensemble courses as well as many performance experience opportunities.
Program Goals and Objectives
- To prepare students for a successful audition leading to acceptance as transfer students into Music Education, Music Performance, Recording Technology, Music Business or other music-related programs at four-year colleges, universities and conservatories.
- To improve musicianship in a variety of classical and contemporary music experiences.
- To provide students with a well-rounded music and liberal arts education.
- To afford students ample opportunity to perform in a variety of venues on their major instrument or voice.
The Department of Music is pleased to announce courses in applied music instruction. Credit bearing courses will be offered for study in any of the following instruments: voice, piano, classical guitar, electric guitar, electric bass, flute, clarinet, trumpet, saxophone, violin, viola, cello, double bass, oboe, English horn, bassoon, French horn, trombone, tuba, organ, harpsichord, and percussion.
The department is currently exploring the potential for accreditation from the National Association for Schools of Music (NASM).