Music Performance

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This program is part of the Music Department.

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Visual and Performing Arts
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.

Transfer Degree

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 degree options for the Music Performance program
At MCC, get an... Emphasis in... Transfer to... To get a... Courses
Associate in Arts, Fine Arts, Emphasis in Music Music Ottawa University Secondary Education - Music
(Bachelor of Arts)
Northern Arizona University Music Secondary Education (Instrumental - Emphasis)
(Bachelor of Music Education)
Northern Arizona University Music Secondary Education (Choral - Emphasis)
(Bachelor of Music Education)
Arizona State University Music Education (BMUS)
(Bachelor of Music)

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of a degree or certificate within the Music Performance program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers


* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

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.

Meet with an Advisor

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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.