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Music Performance

Program Overview

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.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Why Phoenix College?

Phoenix College not only has a historic campus, but a historic music program. Around since the 1920s, PC’s Music program educates future musicians with everything from music history classes to music performance, music composition, music theory, electronic music, audio recording, and the music business.

PC offers degrees and certificates in music, audio production technologies, music business, and electronic music — all taught by members of the PC music faculty. Graduates go on to work as music teachers, performers, composers, music therapists, sound engineering technicians, band managers, producers, and musicians for hire.

Next Steps

Discuss your course load with an academic advisor inside the Hannelly Enrollment Center (HC) at our historic, centrally located campus. Future students may contact the program director, Dr. Karl Schindler (chair, department of fine and performing arts), for more information.