What Can I Do with a Music Degree?

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What Can I Do?

What Can I Do with a Music Degree?

Performing Artist:  Vocal and instrumental soloist, session musician, orchestra/band/group member, background vocalist or instrumentalist.
Music Education:  K-12, college, university, conservatory, private studio, music school administrator.
Music Production and Design:  Including audio engineering, mastering, mixing, music directing, producing, program directing, programming, recording engineer, studio manager, MIDI technician.
Composer or Songwriter:  Including lyricist, producer, jingle writing for television, radio and internet, freelance work.
Film Scoring:  Composing, editing, supervising, arranging/adapting, mixing, conducting, orchestrating, synthesis specialist, theme specialist.
Sound Design
Music therapist
Music Critic or Reviewer
Music Publication Writing
Arts Administration/Management
Agent/Artist Management
Event Production/Management

Did You Know?

Recent CC music alumni have gone on to perform on local and national stages; work in recording industry; sustain independent music careers; and enter graduate programs ranging from composition, to social work, to music therapy, to law school.

CC opportunities

As a Music Major/Minor at CC you have the opportunity to...

Participate in ensembles: Concert Band, Chamber Chorus, Chamber Orchestra, College Choir, Tiger Jazz, Bluegrass Ensemble, Collegium Musicum, Indonesian Gamelan, Guitar Ensemble, Musical Theatre, Opera Scenes, Mariachi Tigre, Student-Led Ensembles

Take private lessons: Voice, Piano, Jazz Piano, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, Percussion, Violin, Voila, Cello, Double Bass, Classical Guitar, Jazz Guitar, Jazz Bass Guitar, Bluegrass Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Recorder, Harp, Organ

Learn through Class Instruction:  Piano, Guitar, Voice

Perform in Music department concerts and recitals.

Record and produce music in Packard Hall's state-of-the-art recording studio.

Attend world-class performances and masterclasses by CC faculty and visiting artists.

Study abroad and choose courses with hands-on field trip experiences.

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