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Academic Programs

School of Music

SUNY Schenectady County Community College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music and is a member of the New York State Association of College Music Programs.

The SUNY Schenectady School of Music offers an exciting array of courses designed for students who are serious about music.

The A.S. Performing Arts: Music curriculum is designed for students who intend to transfer to a baccalaureate program after graduation from SUNY Schenectady. Areas of transfer may include music education, performance, music therapy, theory/ composition, or jazz studies. A successful audition is required for entry into this program.

The A.A.S. Music Audio Technology curriculum program provides rigorous training in basic musicianship, contemporary recording and reinforcement technologies, and management and legal responsibilities. A successful audition is required for entry into this program.

The Music Certificate program is intended for those who wish to pursue development as a trained music professional. Students are qualified to seek employment as performers, private or group music lesson instructors, in music retail, or in entry level positions in the music industry. Many students elect to continue advanced music study by auditioning for one of the School of Music degree programs. No audition is required for this program.

The Digital Music and Beat Production Certificate is intended to serve students who wish to pursue careers in digital audio media. These careers can include gaming and other media audio production, broadcast production and editing, digital performance, and audio/music recording. Students in the program will study digital sound production, editing, with special emphases on use of pre-existing materials/sampling, composition of original music, recording sound, and proper use of industry software and equipment. No audition is required for this program.