Cayuga Community College launches music degree program in fall – Oswego County Today
AUBURN, NY — A new degree program beginning in the fall 2022 semester at Cayuga Community College will provide students with foundational skills for careers as music educators and performers.
Cayuga’s music program will provide students with academic avenues to study musical concepts, as well as solo and ensemble performance. Graduates of the program will earn an Associate of Science degree.
The program will encourage a spirit of musical progression while providing students with in-depth knowledge that prepares them for careers in education and performance, said Dr. Ron Cantor, Provost of Cayuga and Vice President of Academic Affairs.
“The music program promises students a versatile path to hone their skills not only in vocal and instrumental performance, but also in the history of music and its role in today’s society,” Cantor said. “Students can develop musical expertise while laying the foundation for a future career in music education. This is an exciting new program with a variety of possibilities that will appeal to students in our region.
The program is ideal for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in music education or music performance. Cayuga has existing seamless transfer pathways for program graduates with SUNY Oswego and SUNY Potsdam.
Enrolled students can expect a combination of classroom instruction and individual study developing expertise in voice or a major instrument. Students will also become proficient in at least one secondary instrument.
The program will also include guest performances, guest speakers, masterclasses and workshops, which will allow students to learn more about potential career avenues.
For more information on the music program, visit https://www.cayuga-cc.edu/academics/schools/soma/degrees/music/.