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. 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.
Students who are thinking of transferring are encouraged to meet with a member of the music faculty to discuss how courses transfer to other institutions. Many Manchester music students have received baccalaureate degrees from one of the Connecticut state universities, the University of Connecticut or The Hartt School of the University of Hartford.
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.
Dr. Deborah Simmons, Professor