Certificate of Achievement
The completion of this Certificate of Achievement in Commercial Music prepares students for audition and transfer into a Bachelors of Arts in Music degree in Commercial Music. This program is part of a group of stackable certificates in specialty areas that are built upon the Basic Music Skills Certificate of Achievement. The certificate includes basic skills in Music Theory and Musicianship. The certificate also emphasizes the skills necessary to pass a performance audition to a four‐year Commercial Music program, including the ability to perform a variety of commercial music styles. There is an audition requirement for MUS 50, MUS 39, MUS 182, MUS 184 and MUS 187. During the auditions, students are expected to demonstrate college‐level performance skills, which include phrasing, intonation, instrument tone, reading, and understanding of the stylistic differences in popular music styles. Students cannot complete the program without passing these auditions. This certificate also fulfills a portion of the requirements for the Music AA and ADT. Transfer students should consult their transfer institutions of choice for further information on specific lower‐division Music major requirements.
Careers associated with this program have a salary range from $27,000 to over $208,000 with an average salary of $71,000.