Starting Fall 2016, TCC is offering a new Associate of Music (AM) Degree. Designed to help serious music students get solid training that will prepare them to transfer directly into 4-year music programs, the program allows students considering careers in music or music education to start their degree pathways at a 2-year college.
“It is a very rigorous degree, and will serve dedicated music students well,” said Music Department Chair John Falskow. “After students graduate from our program, they should be successfully prepared to transfer to a four-year school.”
Students will focus on music theory, studio lessons, music ensembles and more. The program offers a variety of courses and activities, ranging from digital music, recitals, traditional classes and performing groups. Upon completion of this degree, students can transfer directly into a bachelor’s program in music at a four-year Washington university.
TCC is one of the first community colleges in the state to offer an Associate of Music, Falskow said.
“This program will empower students,” he said. “We offer a curriculum that cooperates with the expectations from four-year universities, but with focused attention and plenty of one-on-one time.”
TCC has set up a new area for the program in Building 19. A new classroom setting and three sound-treated rooms have been established for students to do private sessions or group performances.
All students are encouraged to apply, Falskow said.
“We will be honest with students on whether or not this program is the right one for you,” he said.
Also New: Applied Lessons
The Music department is also introducing private music lessons this fall. Weekly one-on-one, 1-hour lessons on an instrument or singing are offered as 1-credit classes that focus on developing individual performance skills. The classes count as Humanities distribution courses, or as electives.Print This Post