SUNY Adirondack offers a two-year Associate in Science (AS) degree in 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
  • keyboard
  • harmony
  • 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 one or more performance ensembles.

In addition, access to private lessons, transfer advisement and mirroring of a typical four-year degree are advantages to students in SUNY Adirondack’s Music degree.







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