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 Audio Technology 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 Audio Technology curriculum program provides rigorous training in basic musicianship, contemporary recording and reinforcement technologies, and management and legal responsibilities. A successful audition is required for entry into this program.

The Music Certificate program is intended for those who wish to pursue development as a trained music professional. Students are qualified to seek employment as performers, private or group music lesson instructors, in music retail, or in entry level positions in the music industry. Many students elect to continue advanced music study by auditioning for one of the School of Music degree programs.

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.

Contact Us

Begley Building, Room 201
Laura Cossart
(518) 381-1231
Weekdays before 4:00 p.m.

Download the SCCC Music Student Handbook (PDF)

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Read our Fall 2015 Newsletter (PDF)
Read our Spring 2015 Newsletter (PDF)
Read our Fall 2014 Newsletter (PDF)
Read our Spring 2014 Newsletter (PDF)
Read our Fall 2013 Newsletter. (PDF)


Alumni Profiles

Read about what some of the music program's graduates are up to on the Music Alumni Page.

The School of Music!

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