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Associate of Art Degree

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Overview of Music

Kilgore College offers an Associate of Arts degree with a Field of Study in Music. Students may pursue either an AA degree focusing in music or may take elective music lessons without pursuing a music-related degree. Music studies at Kilgore College offer students the opportunity to receive individual instruction in all major performance areas and to be involved in a variety of ensembles. Music students at Kilgore College are afforded numerous performance opportunities, many of which would be often reserved for third and fourth-year students at larger four-year institutions. With a faculty dedicated to each student's individual progress and success, small class sizes, and a friendly atmosphere, Kilgore College is an ideal place at which to study music. An integral part of Kilgore College, the Department of Music and Dance contributes to the institution's mission of providing a comprehensive learning environment and of providing leadership in cultural endeavors. In a caring and nurturing environment, the department provides learning-centered instruction, inspires students to develop their creativity and artistry, and reaches out to the community by providing a multitude of cultural opportunities. Make your time at Kilgore College a time to learn and heighten your skills, to make new friends, and to experience the joy of music.

What scholarship opportunities are available?
Students involved in music studies at Kilgore College may apply for several scholarships that can cover partial to full tuition expenses. Those interested in applying for music scholarships should contact the music department faculty approximately three months prior to the semester's start to receive priority consideration.

Where can music graduates transfer?
Graduates of this two-year program transfer successfully to universities of their choice to complete their music education, many of them becoming recipients of partial to full scholarships from the receiving institutions.

 

What is the job outlook for graduates?
A variety of career opportunities are available to those with music degrees including performance, teaching, conduction, composition, music business, church music, sound engineering, music therapy, and many others.

What kind of salary can graduates?
Salaries for musicians depend upon the area of specialization. Qualified music teachers earn salaries comparable to other teachers in the workplace. Successful performers, sound engineers, music therapists, and other technicians name their fees. Salary levels rise with the level of achievement within the field.

 

How long does it take to complete the program?
Two years (four semesters) is all that is required to complete our Associate of Arts degree in Music.

How do you get more information about music studies?
For more information on the music studies at Kilgore College, contact the chair of the Department of Music and Dance, Jeanne Johnson. Please include your area of interest: Choral/Vocal, Band/Instrumental, Piano, or Composition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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» Contact Information



Jeanne Johnson
Chair of Music and Dance
Department of Music and Dance
Phone: (903) 983-8121
jeannej@kilgore.edu
Location: Fine Arts Center (FA6)

 

12-5-2012

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