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Music at American River College

Our department provide students with a foundation in music theory, history, performance, and production; a core curriculum that is essential to the professional life of the musician. Students may select between two degree tracks: A.A. in Music  or  A.A. in Jazz Studies and each having an emphasis of either - Instrumental or Vocal.

We offer a wide variety of concerts and special events during the spring and fall semesters. Explore the calendar below and enjoy a YouTube playlist with highlights from some of our concerts.

The Commercial Music Program  is designed to prepare those who are seeking an exciting and rewarding career in the music industry. Students have the opportunity to learn from industry professionals, while earning  A.A.Degrees and Certificates in either Recording or Music Business.

Visit the Commercial Music Program website for more information.

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Donations help keep the music programs running and pay for instruments and equipment for students.

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