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Music Recording Technology

This degree program provides the comprehensive training in theory and practical interpreting skills necessary for employment as an educational or community interpreter.

Program Details

The Music curriculum includes performance, theory, history, technology, improvisation, and composition. Students will learn practice techniques and utilize them in ensembles, public performances, and teaching. Students learn skills in the following: music theory, music history, composition, notation, improvisation, technology, piano, guitar, voice, sight-singing, ear training, woodwinds, brass, strings, percussion, keyboard, band, orchestra, chorus, jazz ensemble, chamber ensembles, music appreciation, music criticism, aesthetics, analysis, performance, stage presence, music business, recording, mixing, and more.

Transfer Opportunities

In order to learn more about possible transfer opportunities associated with this program of study please visit: https://www.nvcc.edu/transfer/. Students interested in transferring should contact an advisor or counselor to further discuss their plans.

Credit for Prior Learning

Northern Virginia Community College accepts industry-standard certifications, credentials and/or professional courses for credit. Broadly, licenses, credentials and/or certifications must be current and valid for consideration. For more information regarding the status of the certification and its eligibility for credit, please see an advisor or faculty members in the discipline area that awards CPL credit.

The most current information can be found here for CPL: Certifications and Credentials.

Program Degrees and Certificates


Career Prospects

Some careers do not necessarily require additional education beyond the associate degree, such as music directors, composers, musicians, and singers.

Get Started

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