Summary

Prepare for a career as a performer by training with professional musicians. Gain confidence through a broad range of performance experiences, including with bands, ensembles, choral, opera and musical theater, as a soloist and more. Master foundational knowledge of music theory.

Completion Award
Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences
Length of Study
90 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring
Location
On Campus

  • Explain and apply the fundamental principles of music theory
  • Demonstrate a proficiency in vocal or instrumental music performance
  • Identify current trends and industry standards affecting the field of music performance

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The local industry is projected to remain stable over the next decade with support from a variety of music, television and audio recording studios. Graduates are hired to be performers in choruses, bands, orchestras, dance, opera and theater groups.

Potential employers include: These positions are available in local orchestras, ballets, and a variety of theater or dance productions companies. Many performance artists work on a freelance or contract basis.

Estimated Tuition & Fees

(does not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs)

Per Quarter 
2020-2021
WA-Resident Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
Non-WA resident,
US citizen, &
Eligible non-citizen

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
1 credit $152.13 $166.72 $243.46  $330.00
5 credits $631.60 $706.40 $1,090.10 $1,522.80
12 credits (full-time) $1,359.08 $1,510.28 $2,283.78 $3,156.04
15 credits  $1,524.20 $1,677.80 $2,460.45 $3,343.00


¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online

Additional Program Fees
Approximately $20 - $120 per quarter, depending on courses selected

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