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Music

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Music studies include learning to play instruments, singing, performing solo or in groups, reading music, understanding music theory, and writing music

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Our Program

Why choose Music?

  • Follow your passion to perform in concerts, recitals or other productions as well as in recording studios
  • Create new interpretations of music or write your own compositions
  • Explore different kinds of music, for example: jazz, classical, or opera
  • Develop your voice & vocal diction
  • Study music theory & learn to sight read music

Prepare for what you will do at work

  • Perform music: sing or play an instrument
  • Practice, practice, practice your skills
  • Plan or organize rehearsals & performances
  • Audition for roles or to become part of a musical group
  • Give music lesson or teach music in schools

Marketable skills you will learn

  • Critical thinking
  • Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Personal & social responsibility
  • Teamwork
  • Computer literacy

Before you enroll, think about:

  • You can gain real life experience by performing in the Campus-hosted concerts we hold throughout the year. Most concerts are free and open to the public.
  • Rehearsals are often held during regular working hours, but live performances generally take place in the evenings and on weekends.
  • Dedication, discipline, passion, talent, and physical endurance are important qualities for successful musicians.
  • Music is a competitive field because many people are interested in becoming musicians or singers.

Need a boost to get ready for college?

Talk to your advisor about Developmental Studies if your TSI scores say you need some help in math or reading and writing.

Degrees & Certificates

NE Northeast Campus SE Southeast Campus
NW Northwest Campus TR Trinity River Campus
SO South Campus CN TCC Connect Campus

Degree

Transfer

All Campuses

How Much Time & Money to Finish?

Degree or Certificate Program Title Hours Total Tuition & Fees
AA Associate of Arts in Music 60 $3,840
FOS Music 31 $1,984

Notes:

  • Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
  • Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.

Non-Credit Programs

Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.

Earn More Choices & More Money

Transfer to a college or university to continue your studies. Earning a bachelor’s degree opens the door to promotion opportunities.

While our program is designed to prepare you to pursue your musical interests, you may be ready to work toward an advanced degree—depending on the university.

Next steps

Start on Your Pathway!

Contact

Northeast Campus

Gerald Ringe

Call 817-515-6685

Email gerald.ringe@tccd.edu

Northeast Campus

Patricia Asher
Instructional Associate

Call 817-515-6105

Email patricia.asher2@tccd.edu

Northwest Campus

Benson Lee

Call 817-515-7021

Email hon.lee@tccd.edu

South Campus

Rick Stitzel

Call 817-515-4648

Email richard.stitzel@tccd.edu

Southeast Campus

Gregory Dewhirst

Call 817-515-3700

Email gregory.dewhirst@tccd.edu

Updated September 07, 2021