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Music Concentration

Associate of Fine Arts

If you are interested in this area of study, please see the Associate of Fine Arts. If you have any questions regarding this program, please see an advisor.

Study music theory and performance while preparing to transfer to a bachelor’s-degree granting school. Music Ensemble courses give students the opportunity to perform in public in band, orchestra or choral groups.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

Conditional Enrollment Program:  You will be eligible to enroll in MUS courses once you have completed the requirement listed in Program Admissions and the Department has authorized your enrollment. See the program director or an advisor for more information.


West Campus

Contact Information

Division of Arts
Dean: 520.206.6690
Lead Faculty: 520.206.6882
Information Sessions

Program Information

Similar Programs


Completing this program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers.  Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages.  Some careers may require additional training.  Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
Artists and related workers $21,027
Fine artists $17,490
Music directors and composers $49,630

Academic Options

Transfer to a college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree. Employers generally prefer conductor/composer candidates with a master’s degree. A bachelor’s degree typically is required for those who want to work as a choir director. Those who work in public schools may need a teaching license or certification.

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