The CRC Music Department offers a stimulating environment where enthusiastic faculty mentor motivated students to help them succeed and thrive in a wide variety of musical pursuits. Music Majors study with renowned faculty and receive one-on-one lessons in our unique Applied Music lesson program. Our Orchestra, Choirs, Concert Band, and Jazz Band ensembles are supplemented by a thriving Composition program, Gospel Choir, Artists In Residence, as well as an acclaimed Guest Artist series. Our two-year degrees and one-year certificate programs provide unique training opportunities that can help students transfer to prestigious four-year institutions and help others begin working in the field immediately. Be a part of the art, today!
So You Want to Be a Music Major?
Music is a lifelong adventure - our programs will provide you with the important first steps towards achieving your goals. To successfully complete the AA-T and/or AA Degree, we highly recommend that students refer to the Program Maps posted on the Music Program page.
Each Music major must choose one major instrument (or voice) of study. To help gain proficiency, the Applied Lessons course (MUIVI 410) provides weekly individual instruction with a private instructor, and might be the most important class of the degree.
Applied Music Auditions for Music Majors
CRC's two-year program in music provides students with a foundation in music theory and history, in addition to allowing specialization in either instrumental, keyboard, or vocal performance areas. Registered Music Major students may begin this specialization by auditioning for Applied Music courses.