Program Level: Degrees, Pre-Majors/Transfer
Department: Fine & Performing Arts/Speech Communication
Institute: Creative & Communication Arts
College: PAC

The Music program provides instruction in the appreciation and performance of instrumental and vocal music. It offers specific courses that fulfill the first two years of a four-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree and music teaching preparation. The program also provides MUSI 1306, Music Appreciation, which will satisfy the general education requirement in aesthetics for students majoring in other disciplines.

The program provides an Academic Cooperative in Music that allows music students who are already performing in the music field to receive college credit.

This program is a THECB-approved Field of Study, which means all coursework completed on the degree plan will fully transfer to satisfy the first two years of a Music degree at any four-year public college or university in Texas. 


Areas of Study

  • MUEN, which includes ensembles in Choir, Conjunto, Jazz Band, Jazz Show Choir, and Mariachi
  • MUAP, which includes private lessons in: accordion, violin, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, percussion, voice, piano and guitar
  • MUSI, which includes courses in guitar, piano, voice, ear training and sight singing, improvisation, literature, jazz appreciation, Tejano appreciation, and music theory

Career Areas & Employment Positions

  • Music Teacher
  • Sound Engineer
  • Producer
  • Music Business
  • Professional Musician
  • Vocalist 

Degrees Offered

Associate of Arts

Fields of Study Offered

Music FOS 






Hector Garza
Interim Department Chair