Associate degree in Music


Program Description

The general music degree provides the foundation for future performers, composers, educators, writers and researchers, and music therapists. Students receive training in instrumental and vocal techniques and performance, music theory, and music history. Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university are advised to complete this course of study

Recommended High School Preparation

Some background in voice or instrument. Ability to read music.


  • Entertainer
  • Arranger/Composer
  • Producer
  • Audio engineer
  • Conductor
  • Therapist


  • analyze compositions and scores.
  • understand the elements of music: melody, rhythm, harmony, form.
  • Perform various styles of music at a level appropriate to the area of specialization.
  • analyze personal and other performances
Last updated January 2018

About the School

Since 1916, Sacramento City College has provided outstanding academic and vocational training and boasts 212 degree and certificate programs. With the main campus located in the heart of Sacramento, a... Read More