Program: Music

Overview

Music

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. 

Career Opportunities

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. 

Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T), Music 

The goals of the Associate in Arts in Music for Transfer degree are academic transfer to a university and preparation for audition into a university music program. The A.A.-T. provides a streamlined core set of courses designed to align with comparable BA music degrees; BM degrees are available as well, depending on the institution. 

Program Learning Outcomes: 
  • Develop audition and ensemble repertoire and performance techniques at a level appropriate for transfer to a CSU. 
  • Develop proficiency in their music coursework, specifically theory and musicianship, at a level appropriate for transfer to a CSU. 

Associate in Arts (AA), Music 

The Associate Degree in Music provides additional training and opportunities beyond the A.A.-T. in Music, namely, a study in piano proficiency requirements, additional elective ensemble opportunities, and a sophomore performance recital. 

Program Learning Outcomes: 
  • Achieve sophomore proficiency ranking in performance repertoire and technique. 
  • Achieve sophomore proficiency level in theory, musicianship, and piano placement exams.