The Visual, Fine & Performing Arts Department at Central Arizona College offers an Associates of Arts in Music Performance & Education. The music program offers a variety of music history, theory, and performance classes intended to produce well-rounded musicians ready to enter the workforce. All students take piano class, private lessons and music theory, and also participate in performance ensembles: Choir, band, orchestra, handbells and guitar. Students are encouraged to participate in individual and small group recitals, master classes, and guest lectures.
Where will a Music degree take you?
The Music Concentration prepares students for careers in music. After receiving an A.A. degree, students can continue on to achieve a B.M. or B.A. in many diverse areas, including music education, music performance, music theory, music therapy, ethnomusicology, and composition. Our music degree program includes training in practical musical areas that hone skills for a variety of future job opportunities. With a music degree in hand, you may find yourself working as a band, choir or orchestra teacher, a performer, a church musician, a music therapist, a conductor, a music historian or more!