NWCCD 2008-09 Catalog 
    Jun 24, 2024  
NWCCD 2008-09 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

Music AS

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Musicians work in a number of fields including recording, composition, and performance. Some musicians have steady, salaried positions within large orchestras, high schools and colleges.

Other musicians choose to work as freelance musicians, taking jobs with different bands or ensembles as they please. Freelance musicians earn money by performing solo, in orchestras, through studio recordings and teaching private lessons. Others make money by composing original songs for popular artists, and every time the song is played on the radio, the freelance musician earns more money in the form of royalties.

The music program of study at Sheridan College is designed to provide basic core courses which will enable students to adequately prepare for advanced work in either applied music (performance), music education or music theater. Portions of the program are approved for teacher recertification and it has been used by elementary education majors needing background and training in music. Students can participate in one of our many ensemble groups, including General Delivery or the Collegiate Chorale.

Students electing to major in music are expected to become proficient in written and aural theory; acquire an historical perspective of music; acquire instrumental or vocal performance skills; and to develop a professional approach to ensemble rehearsal techniques and performance. Music majors must participate in at least one ensemble during each semester, subject to audition when required.

Upon completion of the program, students can choose to transfer to a four-year institution, or to pursue a career in music.

For more information about NWCCD:

Sheridan College
Enrollment Services
307-674-6446 ext 2002
800-913-9139 ext 2002

Suggested Course of Study for A.S. Degree

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Total Degree Credit Hours: 73

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