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Music Program Description


A.A. Music, General
AA-T – Music for Transfer

Program Description

The CRC music program includes vocal and instrumental components as well as courses on music, history, theory, and electronic music. The two-year program in music is designed to provide students with a foundation in music theory and history, in addition to allowing a choice of instrumental, keyboard, or vocal performance areas in which they may specialize.

Career Opportunities

  • Music Education
  • Public and Private Teaching
  • Vocal Performance
  • Instrumental Performance
  • Music Store Employment & Management
  • Church Music Direction
  • Composer

Some Career Opportunities may require more than two years of college study. Classes beyond the associate degree may be required to fulfill some Career Opportunities or for preparation for transfer to a university program.


  • Various avenues for vocal performance—college chorus, choir, chamber singers, contemporary gospel choir
  • Various avenues for instrumental performance—college orchestra, jazz band, concert band
  • Annual performance tours
  • A very talented and highly motivated staff

Note to Transfer Students:
If you are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in this major, it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for your major. Schools vary widely in terms of the required preparation. The courses that CRC requires for an associate’s degree in this major may be different from the requirements needed for the bachelor’s degree.

For information about the student learning outcomes for this program, see