Musicians sought for degree program at AVC

Antelope Valley College is looking for talented musicians interested in earning an Associate in Arts degree with a major in music.

The degree program in applied music was recently restored to the college's curriculum.

Information on required courses and a recommended sequence may be found online in the AVC catalog.

Of special importance are Applied Music Performance, MUS 292, and Applied Music, MUS 291. These required courses are corequisites of each other, require placement in an approved large ensemble, and must be taken for a total of four semesters.

An audition is required to enter the applied music program. After a successful audition, students will receive an add slip allowing them to register for MUS 292 and also be assigned to a large ensemble.

These courses are not beginning instrument or voice lessons. They are open only to students who have already achieved an appropriate level of technical and musical skill as developed through K-12 music programs, private lessons, or through other college courses.

Applied music students perform and receive coaching during the once weekly Applied Music Performance class. Each semester will conclude with a recital and/or jury. In addition, more detailed information regarding how to take the Applied Music course, currently offered only as “credit by examination,” will be presented.

In order to participate in the applied music program, all students are required to arrange private lessons with an approved instructor for the duration of the semester and must take care of all costs associated with that instruction personally.

More information on how to prepare for your audition and on the A.A. music degree in general is on the AVC website. Or call for information, (661) 722-6300, ext. 6385.