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Program Description

The music program is designed with two ends in mind—to prepare students to transfer to music major programs at four-year institutions, and to develop the skills and knowledge to pursue activities in the music profession. The A.A.-T in Music for Transfer provides students with preparation in the areas of music theory, musicianship, individual performance (applied music), and ensemble performance. These skills and abilities can also be used for integration into other majors, such as multi-media, early childhood, and audio technology.

The areas of study presented in the music program are designed to align with the required areas prescribed by transfer institutions. Specifics required to transfer differ among many public and private four-year institutions, so students in the music department are encouraged to work with the institution to which they wish to transfer to ensure they complete all of the required courses. These requirements frequently exceed the requirements established for the associate degree in music. Many universities require diagnostic, or placement exams to determine a student’s level of preparation in the various areas of music instruction. Students are recommended to develop piano skills in MUS 111 and 112, to participate in applied music during every semester of enrollment at the college, and to take courses in music history and appreciation (MUS 100, 106, 107, 108, and 109).​

San Jacinto Campus
(951) 487-MSJC (6752)
John Tribelhorn
(951) 487-3641 
Menifee Valley Campus
(951) 672-MSJC (6752)
Eric Rea
(951) 639-5665 ​​