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Music Studies: Transfer

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The study of music is the heart of a liberal arts education. The Fine and Performing Arts Department provides an ideal environment for such an education, with a diverse Music Studies curriculum that features creative courses in music theory, history, technology, and performance.

The UCC Fine and Performing Arts Department offers a comprehensive two-year Music Studies program for vocal and instrumental students. It is approved for transfer to the University of Oregon School of Music, Western Oregon University, and to liberal arts and education programs at most four-year colleges and universities. UCC also offers an associate of arts degree in music which is articulated with Southern Oregon University.

The coursework in Music Studies at UCC includes two (2) years of music theory and ear training, private lessons, and music literature. UCC award- winning performance groups include choir, band and orchestra, with groups specializing in both jazz and classical music. Additional classes are offered in jazz improvisation, music technology, jazz history, rock history, and world music.

Merit awards are awarded to outstanding music students each term. Call the music faculty at 541-440-4693 for more information.


The UCC Music program sponsors a number of performing groups, including Symphonic Choir, Band, Orchestra, Chamber Choir, and Concert Choir. All students are welcomed, and college credit can be earned. In addition, numerous music classes are offered, including individual lessons.

Video Clips

Click on any of the images below to view performances from the Memorial Concert on October 23.

Umpqua Singers - Memorial Concert

Roseburg Concert Chorale - Memorial Concert

Roseburg Concert Chorale and Umpqua Chamber Orechestra

Student Ensembles:

John Gronberg and the Big Horn Jazz Band

Faculty Ensemble:

Community Ensembles:


Music Studies at UCC provides a foundation for students wishing to pursue a professional career or simply improve their musical skills. Recent UCC graduates have found their vocation in music education, sacred music, music therapy, arts administration, music performance and production.

Transfer Guide

Students planning to transfer should work closely with UCC faculty and advisers, and with representatives from the receiving college or university. There may be special requirements for specific programs or schools.

The UCC Fine and Performing Arts Department designs its classes to accommodate music students and community musicians, and offers music classes in the following subject areas:

  • Music Theory
  • Music Literature
  • Music Theory
  • Music Literature
  • Jazz History
  • Rock and Roll History
  • Music Technology
  • Improvisation
  • Individual voice or instrument instruction

Why UCC?

Why UCCAt UCC, you can earn a TWO-YEAR TRANSFER DEGREE for less than you'll pay for one year at a state university. Plus, UCC offers:

• Seamless, direct transfer degrees
• Expert faculty dedicated to teaching
• Personal attention and small class sizes
• Online classes


Prospective students should visit Advising and Career Services to get started and then see a program advisor (below) to develop a more focused educational plan.

Jason Heald - Contact
Director, Associate Professor, Music
Phone: 541-440-4693

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