The Music Studies program prepares students with the knowledge and skills required for direct employment in a music-related career or with a transfer-oriented course of study towards a baccalaureate degree program in the music profession. Students who are thinking of transferring are encouraged to meet with their academic advisors to discuss how MCC courses transfer to other institutions. Many MCC music students have received baccalaureate degrees from one of the Connecticut state universities, the University of Connecticut or The Hartt Scool of the University of Hartford. More information on the transfer options available at MCC can be found in the Transfer Services portion of the website. The program also serves an ever-expanding population of students seeking personal enjoyment in the study of music. Students may enroll in the program on a full- or part-time basis. The music faculty and staff bring an understanding of the community college student to their teaching approach.
Degree Program – View the Program Curriculum
To comply with the National Association for Schools of Music accrediting standards, students who are pursuing a music degree are required to audition. For more information about the audition process, see the Audition Information page.
Learn about a career in music.
Dr. Deborah Simmons, Professor
MCC is proud of its academic excellence, new facilities, flexible schedules, small classes, low tuition and faculty with both academic and “real world” credentials. The College offers over 60 programs, transfer options, financial aid and scholarships, as well as access to baccalaureate degrees through guaranteed admissions programs with several universities. MCC is situated on a park-like campus and is easily accessible from I-84.