This certificate may lead to employment competency but does not lead to an Associate degree.

Prepares individuals for a career in music as performers. Fulfills a portion of the Associate of Arts degree in Music. 

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Prepare and coordinate a recital with piano accompaniment, and/or chamber ensemble. This will include, but is not limited to, literature selection and preparation, collaboration with other musicians and written program development.
  • Demonstrate practice and preparation skills required for music transfer students and or the professional musician. Skills will include, but are not limited to, successfully performing scales, arpeggios, exercises and etudes.
  • Communicate effectively and work cooperatively within an ensemble setting. 
Required Courses (17.5 units)  Units
MUS-39 Applied Music I (3 semesters)  9
MUS-52 Recital Performance (25 minute solo program)  .5
 Electives Performing Ensemble - Choose from the list below 8
Electives - Performing Ensembles (8 units—4 semesters)  Units
MUS-28  Riverside Community Symphony  2
MUS-33 Vocal Jazz Ensemble 2
MUS-41 Chamber Singers 2
MUS-42 Wind Ensemble  2
MUS-44 Jazz Ensemble 2
MUS-48 Marching Band  2
MUS-77 Guitar Ensemble  2