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  • End of the semester recitals
  • Appearances with the WLAC Jazz Band
  • Performances at campus events




  • ASSOCIATE DEGREE: Major Code 1004.00
  • CERTIFICATE: Major Code 2203.00

LEARN MORE about Careers in Music - Opportunities, Training Needed and Pay


According to the Academy of Music and Movement, Music enhances the process of learning by simultaneous engagement of senses, muscles, and intellect.

Music cultivates skills that are useful throughout life.  These include concentration, coordination, perseverance, self-confidence and esteem as well as relaxation. Study of a musical instrument strengthens cognitive skills as well as auditory memory and the ability to hear speech in noisy environments.  Music relaxes the mind and reduces anxiety and depression. The adjustment decisions involved in the performance of a musical instrument for tempo, tone, style, rhythm, and phrasing train the brain to be good at organizing and conducting numerous activities at once.
Music is a language that brings people together.  It is a bridge to connect with others using communication, creativity, and cooperation to enrich lives.


About The Associate Degree

The Music curriculum is designed to meet the requirements for students matriculating to a baccalaureate-level program at four-year colleges, and to prepare students for many music vocations and careers. Students who wish to obtain an associate degree in Music may do so by completing the course requirements listed below plus all other WLAC requirements for an associate degree. Transfer students should consult the Counseling Office for major preparation and general education requirements of the particular transfer institution of their choice.

Transfer students who want to also obtain an Associate Degree may do so by completing all WLAC general education requirements plus at least 18 units in the major as required by the transfer institution (a total of 60 units for an Associate Degree).