The Music certificate is designed for those who wish to develop their musicianship and explore an academic program in music. It provides students the opportunity to assess their musical skill and explore the College learning environment. The program offers practical application in music composition, ear-training, sight-singing and basic piano skills, and develops understanding of Western Art Music as well as American popular music. Courses offer hands-on approach to writing, understanding and demonstrating concepts in music and the experience of college level academic course work.
Program Goals and Objectives
- Develop musicianship and assess personal skill.
- Explore an academic program in music within the College learning environment.
- Prepare for seamless transfer into the Associate in Science Music degree (optional).
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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).
The department offers performance opportunities in the following music ensembles: College Choir, Jazz Band, Rock Ensemble, Experimental Music, Beginning Voice Class, and Beginning Guitar Class.