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

What is the Music program?

A two-year curriculum culminating in an Associate of Arts in Music Degree, this degree plan, prescribed by the State of Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, is entirely suitable for transfer.

What will I learn?

A student will acquire musical proficiency by participating in various ensembles and private lessons. Our ensembles offer the major and the non-major student scholarship opportunities and the experience of performing a wide variety of repertoire. Ensembles consist of Concert Choir, Wind Ensemble, String Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Latin Jazz Combo, Early Music Ensemble, Chamber Singers and Guitar Ensemble. Our private lessons are offered on all standard orchestral instruments, plus piano, organ, saxophone, guitar and electric bass. Many large instruments are available for student loan. 

What can I do with this course of study?

A major in Music allows for flexibility in looking for employment. This program is designed to lead to a Bachelor’s degree in the following areas: Performance, Music Education, Music Industry, Music Marketing, Music Therapy, Composition, Theory, and Musicology.


  • Artist representation
  • Arts administration, including the planning of local music festivals and concerts
  • Blogging about music
  • Broadcast engineering
  • College and conservatory administration
  • Event and wedding planning and management
  • Music arranging
  • Music journalism
  • Musical instrument repairs and sales
  • Operating smaller music schools
  • Orchestra management and orchestral librarian work
  • Radio and broadcast work
  • Recording technology and audio engineering
  • Theater and performing arts center management

Events Calendar

Check here for current listings for the concert series and the main space series.

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Check here for student and faculty music concerts at San Antonio College.

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The auditions for incoming students intending to become music majors takes place this year on June 8, 2019 between 10am-2pm

McAllister Building, Room 121, Band Hall

What to Play:
Incoming students are only required to prepare ONE piece, memorization optional

How to Schedule:
Contact Martha Fabrique at to request an audition time. Each audition will take approximately 10 minutes with the option of registering fo Fall Courses.

Auditions Announcement

What's special about our program?

The San Antonio College music program provides university quality. Teaching faculty perform with symphonies, opera companies, prestigious festivals, chamber music groups and special area recitals and concerts. A good number of San Antonio College music instructors teach at other area colleges and universities as well, such as Trinity University, University of Texas at San Antonio, University of the Incarnate Word and St Mary’s University. We also have excellent facilities, which include three piano labs, two Steinway concert grand pianos, practice rooms, percussion studios, four rehearsal spaces and the 1,000 seat McAllister Fine Arts Auditorium.

This 60 hr program is designed to transfer in full to any four year institution of your choice.

Degree Requirements, 60 semester hours

Music Theory I, II, III and IV; Ear Training and Sight Singing I, II, III, IV; Music Literature, Applied Instruction in your voice or instrument for 4 semesters, Ensemble participation for 4 semesters. Piano Courses I, II, III and IV are offered as well. Core classes are required.

Ensemble Participation

Our ensembles include the Heart of Texas Band, SAC Choir, Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Chamber Choir, Jazz Combo, Percussion Ensemble and our award-winning Mariachi Estrellas del Alamo. Students have the opportunity to perform at the Mariachi Vargas International Mariachi Competition, Texas State University Guitar Ensemble Competition, National Association of Teachers of Singing competition, and the TMEA Community College Honors Band, annually, as well as gaining performing experience in a variety of contexts on campus every semester.

Distinguished Faculty

SAC students have the advantage of studying directly with the most experienced and successful teachers in the area. Our faculty are degreed to the doctoral level, have many years of successful teaching experience, and are widely known regionally and nationally for their performing expertise. Students may be eligible for scholarships and for special recognition as they advance through the program at SAC. Join us for the annual Music Performance Showcase and see for yourself!


Daniel Anastasio
Director of Keyboard Studies
McFA 102B

Andrew Gignac
Associate Professor of Music
Director of Theory Studies
McFA 102D


Cindy Sanchez
Associate Professor of Music
Director of Vocal Studies. Choir Director

Tom Sprayberry
Director of Guitar Studies
MHA 107

Martha Fabrique
Muisc Coordinator
McFA 102H

Contact Us

Martha Fabrique
Music Coordinator

Cheryl Startzell
Interim Chair
McFA 105A