SUNY Adirondack offers a two-year Associate in Science (AS) degree in the composition and performance of Music.
Musicians are creative professionals occupying many roles in today’s music industry, roles such as: composers, music therapists, professional performers, producers, teachers and engineers.
The Music degree allows students to learn what they love. Students are exposed to a variety of musical genres and instruments that will award them the experience they need to understand and explore their future career possibilities. Students will combine program specific electives with a full complement of music training, including:
- aural skills
- music theory
- music literature
This program also features practical skill development through courses like music business, sound recording/engineering, fret board harmony and improvisation.
SUNY Adirondack offers small class sizes and access to dedicated faculty who have years of real-world experience composing, performing and recording music. Students also gain the opportunity to enroll in the college’s pre-music sequence program and audition for one or more performance ensembles.
In addition, access to private lessons, transfer advisement and mirroring of a typical four-year degree are unique advantages to students in SUNY Adirondack’s Music degree.
CAREER & TRANSFER OPPORTUNITIES
The two-year Music program is designed as a launching point for students wishing to further their education and ultimately work in today’s music industry. Possible career paths for graduates of this program include:
- Music Performance
- Music Education
- Sound Recording Engineering
- Music Therapy
- Arts Management
SUNY Adirondack’s Music degree will prepare students for transfer to a variety of four-year colleges or universities to complete a bachelor’s in music. Students have the option of seamlessly transferring to:
- The College of Saint Rose
- Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam
- SUNY Fredonia
- Berkeley College of Music
- and more