Music

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Degree Type

Associate in Arts
Associate in Arts for Transfer
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Average Salary

$52,250 
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Skills

Analyze and Perform
the Elements of Music

Welcome To Music

Looking for a musical career?

Are you passionate about music?

Want to analyze and perform the elements of music?

Our Music Program is For You!

The Solano Community College Music program provides students with foundations for a broad range of musical specializations such as instrumental performance, vocal performance, jazz performance, composition, theory, musicology, ethnomusicology, music education, and music industry.

Careers in music include but are not limited to:

  • Music Therapist

  • Musician

  • Music Director

  • Music Instructor

  • Music Composer and Arranger

  • Sound Engineer

Program Learning Outcomes

Music – Instrumental Associate Degree

The Associate in Arts in Music-Instrumental degree gives students the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge needed as preparation for careers in music and further undergraduate study. Required courses include theory and musicianship, piano proficiency and large performance ensemble. Performance opportunities in both vocal and instrumental music enhance a student’s understanding and skill levels. The choice of music history/literature courses enables the student to customize his/her own needs and/or special interests. The music faculty is dedicated to assisting students in exploring performance and teaching opportunities. The degree provides students the foundations for a broad range of musical specializations such as traditional instrumental performance, jazz performance, composition, theory, musicology, ethnomusicology, music education, and music industry.

Students who complete the Music – Instrumental Associate Degree will be able to:

  • Analyze and perform the elements of music (rhythm, melody, harmony and form) with technical facility and artistry as a soloist and as a member of an ensemble
  • Analyze and compose musical exercises using a variety of technical skills.
  • Critique personal music performances and those of other musicians
  • Compare and contrast the characteristics of various musical cultures and historical periods

Music – Vocal Associate Degree

The Associate in Arts in Music-Vocal degree gives students the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge needed as preparation for careers in music and further undergraduate study. Required courses include theory and musicianship, piano proficiency and large ensemble. Performance opportunities in both vocal and instrumental music enhance a student’s assimilation and skill levels. The choice of music history/literature courses enables the student to customize his/her own needs and/or special interests. The music faculty is dedicated to assisting students in exploring performance and teaching opportunities. The degree provides students the foundations for a broad range of musical specializations such as solo vocal performance, choral performance, choral directing, composition, theory, musicology, ethnomusicology, music education, as well as a broad range of specialties in the music industry.

Students who complete the Music – Vocal Associate Degree will be able to:

  • Analyze and perform the elements of music (rhythm, melody, harmony and form) with technical facility and artistry as a soloist and as a member of an ensemble.
  • Analyze and compose musical exercises using a variety of technical skills.
  • Critique personal music performances and those of other musicians.
  • Compare and contrast the characteristics of various musical cultures and historical periods.

Associate in Arts in Music for Transfer (ADT: A.A.-T)

The Associate in Arts in Music for Transfer degree provides students with the foundations for a broad range of musical specializations such as instrumental performance, vocal performance, jazz performance, composition, theory, musicology, ethnomusicology, music education, and music industry.

Students who complete the Associate in Arts in Music for Transfer degree will be able to:

  • Analyze and perform the elements of music (rhythm, melody, harmony and form) with technical facility and artistry as a soloist and as a member of an ensemble.
  • Analyze musical scores and compositions.
  • Critique personal music performances and those of other musicians

Meet Our Music Faculty