Courses & Programs

Music Performance Certificate

Elissa Brill Pashkin

Chair, Music Department

Arts and Humanities

Fine and Performing Arts 120

413.552.2291 (Tel)


what will you learn?

The purpose of the certificate is to acknowledge college-level work in Music for those who are not completing the full A.A. degree in Music. Upon completion of the certificate, when combined with another associate degree program, students will be prepared to pursue a Bachelor of Arts (rather than a Bachelor of Music) degree, or minor in Music, at their transfer institution. Students who are not also enrolled in an Associate program will be prepared to audition at insitutions that require a performance audition for admission. The certificate may be used by those students who would like to augment any degree program at the college with serious study in music, or simply to improve performance skills for personal enrichment.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Upon completion of the certificate, when combined with an associate degree program, students will be prepared to pursue a Bachelor of Arts (rather than a Bachelor of Music) degree, or minor in Music, at a four-year college or university. Students not  enrolled in an associate degree program will be prepared to audition at insitutions that require a performance audition for admission.

Holyoke Community College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

what will you do?

Continue your education or use your skills in the workforce! Learn more at HCC's Advising, Career & Transfer Center and at What Can I Do With This Major?

24-25 total credits

21 credits program requirements + 3-4 credits credits electives




Students who place out of MUS 100 may substitute any other 3 credits in Music.

This program may be completed in one year, but may also be spread out over the course of several years while enrolled in another program of study at Holyoke Community College. 

The Class Piano requirement may be waived for students who demonstrate in an audition that they already possess the necessary piano skills.