Deborah Simmons, Professor
Carolina Flores, Associate Professor
The Music Studies associate degree program provides students with the knowledge and skills required for direct employment in music-related careers (i.e., music retail, faith-based music worship services) or with a transfer-orientated course of study towards a baccalaureate degree in the music profession.
The Music Studies program also serves an ever-expanding population of diverse students seeking personal enjoyment in the study of music. Students may enroll in the program full- or part time. The credentialed music staff brings an understanding of the community college student to their teaching approach.
The curriculum has been revised as part of the process in seeking national accreditation as a school of music. Additions to the curriculum in the areas of music theory, ear training, piano and history align the program offerings with the first two years of a four-year accredited music degree program.
Specific changes include the following.
Upon successful completion of Music Studies degree program requirements, graduates will:
In addition, the graduate will complete the comprehensive learning outcomes identified with the General Education Core.