Certificate of Achievement
The completion of this Certificate of Achievement in Instrumental Studies prepares students for audition and transfer into a Bachelors of Arts in Music degree in Woodwind Studies, Percussion Studies or String Studies. 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 music program, including the ability to perform a variety of classical music styles on a student’s chosen instrument. There is an audition requirement for MUS 50, MUS 41, and MUS 42. During the auditions, students are expected to demonstrate college‐level performance skills, which include phrasing, intonation, instrument tone, reading, and musical interpretation of classical music genres. 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.