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

Prepares individuals for a career in music as piano 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 perform in a solo piano recital and/or chamber ensemble performance. 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 (16.5-17.5 units)  Units
MUS-P12  Applied Piano I (4 semesters)  12
MUS-52  Recital Performance (25 minute solo program) .5
Performing Ensembles (Choose from list below)  4-5 Units
MUS-P36 Piano Chamber Ensemble 1.5
MUS-36 Instrumental Chamber Ensemble  1.5