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School of Music
SCCC is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music and is a member of the New York State Association of College Music Programs.
The SCCC School of Music offers an exciting array of courses designed for students who are serious about music.
Students can choose from the Performing Arts-Music A.S. degree program,
Music Business A.A.S. degree program and Music Certificate program.
The A.S. Performing Arts: Music curriculum is designed for students who intend to transfer to a baccalaureate program after graduation from SCCC. Areas of transfer may include music education, performance, music therapy, theory/ composition, or jazz studies. A successful audition is required for entry into this program.
The A.A.S. Music Business curriculum is designed for music students with an interest in management, retail or other facets of the music industry. Students may choose to enter the workplace or transfer to a baccalaureate program after graduation from SCCC. A successful audition is required for entry into this program.
The Music Certificate program is designed for student who wish to develop their musicianship and for those who wish to prepare for an audition for the A.S. and A.A.S. music degree programs. No audition is required for entry into the Music Certificate program.
The School of Music is home to three professional ensembles in residence: the Empire Jazz Orchestra, Capital Region Wind Ensemble and the Musicians of Ma’alwyck chamber ensemble, and hosts guest artists-in-residence and performers annually.
With its dedicated artist faculty and acclaimed ensemble and performance program, SCCC provides students with a first-rate musical education at an affordable cost.
Graduates of SCCC’s music programs have transferred to many of the finest music schools and conservatories in the United States.
Begley Building, Room 201
Weekdays before 4:00 p.m.
Download the SCCC Music Student Handbook (PDF)
Read our Fall 2013 Newsletter. (PDF)
Read about what some of the music program's graduates are up to on the Music Alumni Page.
The new School of Music building at SCCC has opened to rave reviews.
Click here to view images from the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Flickr.