Students at any college can earn an award (degree or cert) in any of these programs. However, students may need to complete certain courses at other colleges within the District.
Have you ever envisioned yourself attending music school and learning how to soar as a musician, or how to perfect your craft and grow as a performer? Our Music Performance program will help you hone your skills while preparing you to transfer to a four-year institution by meeting selective admission criteria for programs, such as the Bachelor of Music — where you’ll get the chance to audition. Areas of emphasis include choral, instrumental, guitar, and popular music performance.
The program’s instructors will teach you how to critically analyze music to understand how music composition has changed over time, according to historical, cultural, and stylistic contexts. They will also teach you how to perform with appropriate tone quality, pitch, rhythm, expression, and articulation. Finally, you’ll learn how to use self-evaluation, critical feedback, and aural diagnosis to improve your performance in both solo and group settings.
If you’ve dreamed of music school or performing as a professional, consider becoming part of the Music Performance program today.
The Music fine arts degree is designed for students planning to transfer to four-year colleges and universities with majors in the Fine/Performing Arts. The degree is designed to prepare students to meet selective admission criteria for programs, such as the Bachelor of Music, which may require an audition. Embedded areas of emphasis include choral, instrumental and guitar.
Experiential Learning Opportunities
- Performance opportunities
- Conducting/Composing opportunities
- Workshops with professional musicians as guest artists
- Service Learning
- Attend the Reno Jazz Festival and other performance/learning workshops
Classes are offered in a variety of formats: in-person, online, hybrid, day, evening, full-time and part-time.
Most of our courses use low-cost textbooks or no cost material provided by your instructors. General education courses may have textbooks that cost more.