Explore Academic Programs - Music


Central Texas College’s Music program offers traditional and individualized instruction. Performance classes offer instruction in a classroom setting for guitar, piano, percussion and voice. Other classroom instruction includes music fundamentals and music theory, music appreciation and literature, electronic music and music for classroom teachers. Individualized (applied) instruction is given to all music majors for all instruments and voice. Non-majors may also enroll in individualized instruction.

The Music program offers three music ensembles including the Central Texas College Chorus, the Vocal Chamber Ensemble and the Central Texas College Band. These ensembles offer performance opportunities for music majors and non-music majors. The groups rehearse twice weekly and learn a repertoire of different styles including classical, Broadway show tunes, spiritual, swing and jazz.

Graduates have successfully transferred to recognized four-year colleges and universities to become music teachers, choir directors, band directors and performers. Music showcases, student recitals, madrigal dinners and musical productions are held on campus to spotlight student talent. Music students and ensembles also perform throughout the area for civic organizations, churches, schools, retirement centers and other venues.


Careers, Potential Earnings & Market Growth Rates

Musician

Potential Earnings: $24.20 hourly

Market Growth Rate

Sound Engineer Technician

Potential Earnings: $24.64 hourly

Market Growth Rate: Average (5 - 8%)

Music Educator*

Potential Earnings: $54,000 annually

Market Growth Rate: Average (5 - 8%)

* Bachelor's Degree required


Degrees and Certificates

The music program is designed for the student who wishes to enter the field(s) of music education, performance and/or technology. The Associate of Arts degree in music consists of 42 credit hours of "core" classes along with 18 credit hours of music courses.

Delivery Mode

Associate of Arts

Music

60 credit hours, two years full-time to complete.