AS in Music

Associate of Science in Music
A two-year program that offers foundational studies in musicianship and performance. Prepares students for continuation in a four-year degree program in music.

AS in Music Degree Planner

Completion of the program requires students to demonstrate the following:

Core Musicianship

  • Identify elements and organizational patterns of music through aural and visual analysis
  • Display knowledge of musical forms and processes through compositional, analytical and performance activities
  • Demonstrate keyboard skills in the theoretical areas of scales, chord progressions, harmonization, transposition, and improvisation


  • Demonstrate technical and stylistic capabilities for the major instrument or voice
  • Prepare solo and ensemble performances that demonstrate creative expression and interpretation