Pursue your passion and study the art of music. Whether you are a community member
looking to enrich your life by taking a course in music or a full-time student with
the goal of transferring to a university to complete a bachelor degree, OCC is the
place to start. Enjoy the encouragement of supportive faculty and tutors in small
classrooms and save thousands of dollars before transferring.
Oakland Community College offers an Associate in Arts degree with a concentration in music and a Certificate in Music. The degree fulfills a variety of needs: transfer to a four-year institution with approximately two years of study completed, or begin work in any area of music with a solid understanding of music theory, music history, and performance experience. The Certificate is intended to give musicians who are proficient at their instrument a solid background in music fundamentals. The combination of performance proficiency and the Certificate in Music may lead to a career as a private instructor.
Studies included: Music Theory, Ear Training, Sight Signing, Piano, Conducting, Composition, Music History, Private Lessons, and Performances.