Seminole State's Music Program is designed to meet the common prerequisites required for students transferring with an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree to a college or university to pursue a bachelor's degree in music.
Seminole State believes all forms of music are valuable. Whether you choose choral or instrumental, or whether you're interested in classical, jazz or contemporary music, we're here to help you succeed.
The Music Program provides a solid musical foundation, allowing for a successful transition to a four-year institution. It also offers several other benefits, including:
- Expert faculty that consists of active performers who specialize in teaching young musicians
- Small class sizes and personalized instruction
- State-of-the-art music facilities, such as practice rooms, a piano lab and a professional-level concert hall
- The Encore! Concert Series to showcase musical talent from students on-campus and performers nationwide
- Scholarships for talented choral and instrumental musicians
- Opportunities for ensemble and solo performances
When you enter the Music Program, you receive:
- A solid musical education
- Private instruction on your primary instrument
- Individual assistance in locating a college or university that best fits your needs
The musical training you receive at Seminole State is equal to the education you would receive if you were enrolled in the first two years of a four-year college or university music program. So why should you choose Seminole State for your first two years of study?
- Classes are much smaller than those taken at a four-year college or university. Smaller class sizes equate to more opportunities for individualized attention to help students hone their talent.
- Attending courses at Seminole State costs much less than taking the same classes at a university.
- We work closely with students' individual circumstances and develop a personalized track for successful completion of the program based on a timeline that best meets their needs.
How do I prepare for a bachelor's degree in music?
Seminole State offers prerequisite courses that prepare A.A. degree students for the following music majors:
What career opportunities are available in music?
The possibilities you can explore with a music degree are endless. With an education in music, you can:
- Teach music in a school or private studio environment
- Perform in venues around the world
- Compose music for television, radio, commercial jingles or performing ensembles
- Publish, edit or critique music literature
- Conduct choral or instrumental ensembles
Speak with an instructor or Seminole State counselor, or visit the Career Development Center for more information about careers in music.