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Music, Liberal Arts

Students completing this degree will have a solid background in music to transfer to the university level as a junior in music or any baccalaureate program. Students are encouraged down avenues of exploration into possible careers in the field of music and into music as an avocation.

Music has the power to change lives. Earn a transferable associates degree in general studies with core academic classes and electives in music.

Spend less on tuition, student fees, and housing than you’d spend at a four-year university, plus get a quality education close to home.

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Graduates of this program have pursued higher degrees and established successful careers in music education, music therapy, music industry, and music performance.

Under the direction of Dr. Joseph Trivette, the music program provides an educational experience in which students can earn a transferable associate degree in general studies with core academic classes and electives in music. It gives a broad educational foundation in music theory, practice, and performance in a range of genres.



Southwest Virginia Community College has options to help you pay for a degree or certificate. A high percentage of students receive assistance through financial aid.

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