Your Future in Music Begins Here

The Department of Music at San Joaquin Delta College provides the highest level of instruction for students to pursue their musical and educational goals. The faculty have devised a stimulating curriculum that serves to develop skills in musical performance as well as academic preparation for continued study and lifelong learning.

Jazz Band students perform

What are the degree options

  • Music, Associate in Arts
  • Music, Associate in Arts for Transfer

For Degree and Certificate requirements, please visit the College Catalog.

Music, Associate in Arts

The Associate in Arts in Music degree is designed to develop a strong base of knowledge and skills within the discipline that will serve as a foundation for further study. Students majoring in music complete a series of university-transferable courses in the areas of musicianship, music theory, individual performance, and ensemble performance.

Fundamental to the study of music is the performance of music. Upon entering the program, the student declares a primary performance medium (instrument or voice) and is assigned an applied instructor with whom the student meets regularly throughout the program. Students also demonstrate fundamental keyboarding skills by passing a piano proficiency examination or completing appropriate coursework. In addition to individual performance, ensemble performance is fundamental for the developing musician. The department offers numerous performing ensembles that serve to provide opportunities for majors and non-majors alike.

For Degree and Certificate requirements, please visit the College Catalog.

Music, Associate in Arts for Transfer

The Associate in Arts for Transfer in Music prepares students with a strong base of knowledge and skills that will serve as a foundation for further study and completion of the baccalaureate degree. Students majoring in music complete a series of university-transferable courses in the areas of musicianship, music theory, individual performance, and ensemble performance.

Fundamental to the study of music is the performance of music. Upon entering the program, the student declares a primary performance medium (instrument or voice) and is assigned an applied instructor with whom the student meets regularly throughout the program. In addition to individual performance, ensemble performance is fundamental for the developing musician.

For Degree and Certificate requirements, please visit the College Catalog.