Music Majors

Thinking about majoring in MUSIC at MiraCosta College?

There are a number of possibilities for students who want to pursue music at MiraCosta College.

Music Majors usually fall into one or more of the categories below:

  • Students who want to study performance and transfer to a university music program are majoring in Music Performance
  • Students who want to study digital audio or recording arts to get training and certification are majoring in Music Technology 

Music Major in Performance (also best for Music Education, Composition, and Therapy majors)

Our music performance majors study in one of the two following areas:

  1. Jazz/Commercial emphasis in guitar, piano, drums, bass, saxophone*
  2. Classical emphasis in voice, piano, guitar, violin, flute*

* other areas of study may be available

Classes for the Music Major:

Music Performance majors receive individual music lessons as part of our Applied Music program.  Auditions are held at the beginning of each semester.  For information on audition requirements, click here.  The Applied Music program also meets on Fridays for master classes and a noon concert. Every one of our students is also enrolled in a music theory class, a piano class and develop their skill by performing with one or more of the college performing ensembles.

Student Music Auditions take place the Wednesday right before each semester begins, beginning with an informational meeting at 1pm followed by individual auditions. Sign up for an audition time today!