Associate of Science Degree

Articulated with Southern Oregon University

Umpqua Singers
Photo: Umpqua Singers / Courtesy of Glen Fairfield

Southern Oregon University Music ProgramProgram Mission

The Music Program provides the first two years of a four year baccalaureate degree in music, vocational training for a career in music, and the highest quality musical and cultural opportunities for music performers and audiences in Douglas County. UCC offers an AS in Music or an AAOT for transfer in music.

Program Description

The Music program is designed to provide study in areas of music and performance to prepare students for employment and with transfer options to consider. Studies will include performance in
ensembles, individual studio instruction, and classes in theory, ear training, and piano. Students should be aware that if they transfer before completing this degree, their courses will be evaluated individually toward the general education requirements. Students that are planning on attending SOU through the articulation agreement should contact the SOU Music Department early in
the first year of their AS program All students must pass a New Student Hearing before being accepted as a Music Major at SOU.

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Associate of Science degree in Music will:

  1. Demonstrate technical proficiency in reading, writing, and performing music using standard music notation (junior entry-level)
  2. Evaluate critical discussion of cultural awareness and aural literacy through the use of musical examples
  3. Communicate effectively using appropriate listening, speaking, and writing skills
  4. Demonstrate adequate problem solving and critical thinking skills

Not sure about studying music? See the Forbes article, "Ten Reasons to Let Your Kid Major in Music."

Alumna Erin GilleySpecial Features

The UCC Music program sponsors a number of performing groups, including a Symphonic Choir, Band, Orchestra, Chamber Choir, and Concert Choir. All students are welcomed and encouraged to participate in these performing groups, and college credit can be earned. In addition to performing groups, numerous music classes are offered, including individual lessons. Learning can be tailored to fit the needs of each student.

Watch video about alum Erin Gilley and how her UCC education led her to a music teaching career.

View performances from the Memorial Concert on October 23.

Student Ensembles:

Moment's Notice
(Jazz Group)Faculty Ensemble:

Community Ensembles:


Ready to get started?

It's easy and only requires TWO steps.

Step 1

Fill out our request info form. This will alert us that you are interested in the Music program.

Step 2

If you are new to UCC (you've never taken a class), apply to UCC. Otherwise, you are done for now. You will be contacted about the next steps.


Career Considerations

The music program prepares students for entry-level jobs and future careers in the following areas: music composition, vocal performance, instrumental performance, ensemble performance, music instruction, music therapy, musical instrument repairs and sales, orchestra management, conducting, radio and broadcast work, recording technology and audio engineering, theatre and performing arts center management, artist representation, broadcast engineering, event and wedding planning and management.


Program Publications


jason heald

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

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