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.
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!