Music Performance

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This program is part of the Music Department.

Music Performance

You belong under your own spotlight, onstage at the concert hall. Or maybe it’s next to your sax player, before an intimate crowd at a jazz club. Or perhaps it’s six feet below the stage in the orchestra pit of a hit off-Broadway musical. These are just some of the places where you’ll find the professional musician.

The Music Performance program at MCC is dedicated to the preparation of students who want to transfer to a four-year program in music performance or want a career as a professional musician. Our program provides you with fundamental musical skills, including theory, performance, composition, and history. Emphasis in both instrumental and vocal performance is available. And our faculty includes many professional and award-winning musicians who are passionate about supporting and guiding aspiring musicians.

Transfers

Want to pursue a bachelor’s degree? Save money by starting at MCC in manageable, small classes taught by renowned faculty. Our transfer pathways with Arizona universities help you achieve two goals: completing an associate’s degree while also staying on track to earn a bachelor’s degree at your transfer destination. MCC’s university partnerships throughout the nation assure your seamless transition toward a four-year degree.

A list of available transfer options for the Music Performance program
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Associate in Arts, Fine Arts - Theatre Music Theatre University of Arizona Musical Theatre (Bachelor of Fine Arts)
Arizona State University Performance (Music Theatre) (Bachelor of Music)
Associate in Arts Music Performance and Education, Vocal/Choral Emphasis Ottawa University Secondary Education - Music (Bachelor of Arts)
Northern Arizona University Music Secondary Education (Choral - Emphasis) (Bachelor of Music Education)

Career Opportunities

The Music Performance program can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this program.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary $76,460
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education $43,280
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $42,800
Music Directors and Composers $37,280
Producers and Directors $49,680
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $46,470
Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

Advising for the Music Performance program is available through the Music department. They will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.