The Music program at Long Beach City College is designed to provide students with the technique and repertoire for a successful audition into a university major program, and the coursework necessary to complete core academic courses required for a lower-division major program. The curricular components needed to achieve these goals are music theory, musicianship, piano, and the applied performance program, which requires an audition for entrance into the program. The ultimate career goals after transfer would be a bachelor’s degree in music performance, education, composition, or musicology (theory or history), preparing one for a teaching or performance career.
DEGREES & CERTIFICATES
Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T), Music
Associate in Arts (AA), Music
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The goals of the Associate Degree are academic transfer to a university and preparation for audition into a university music program. There are a number of curricular components that are needed to achieve these goals: theory, musicianship, piano, and the applied performance program. The ultimate career goals for the AA in Music would be to receive a bachelor’s degree in music performance, education, composition, or musicology (theory or history). This would prepare one for a teaching or performance career and/or admission to a graduate program.