Music Department

  • Humanities and Fine Arts Office

  • Degrees

    • General Music
    • Music for Transfer
    • Commercial Music, Audio Production Emphasis
    • Commercial Music, Music Business Management Emphasis
    • Commercial Music, Performance Emphasis
    • Commercial Music, Songwriting/Arranging Emphasis
  • Certificates

    • Commercial Music, Audio Production Emphasis
    • Commercial Music, Music Business Management Emphasis
    • Commercial Music, Performance Emphasis
    • Commercial Music, Songwriting/Arranging Emphasis
  • Department Catalog
    Information PDF

The Music Department at Sacramento City College is a dynamic and exciting place where students learn about all aspects of the music industry. Sac City College is recognized throughout California for its outstanding Commercial Music program. Students have access to state-of-the-art recording technology and are mentored by professors who, in addition to teaching, are also professionals in the music industry. General Music is taught as well, giving students the opportunity to develop good fundamental skills in music notation, theory, and history. Whether you’re planning a career in the commercial music industry or hoping to transfer to a four-year institution as a music major, Sacramento City College Music Department is a great place to get started.

Programs of Study

  • General Music

    Description
    The general music degree provides the foundation for future performers, composers, educators, writers and researchers, and music therapists. Students receive training… MORE >>

  • Music for Transfer

    Completion of this degree provides a basic foundation in music. Program offerings include course work in music theory and aural skills,… MORE >>

  • Commercial Music, Audio Production Emphasis

    Description
    This program is designed as introductory preparation for employment in audio engineering. Courses in the theory and practice of recording techniques… MORE >>

  • Commercial Music, Music Business Management Emphasis

    Description
    This program is designed to prepare students for entry level positions in the music industry in the areas of artist management,… MORE >>

  • Commercial Music, Performance Emphasis

    Description
    This program is designed to prepare students to perform in the styles of popular music most often heard on radio, television,… MORE >>

  • Commercial Music, Songwriting/Arranging Emphasis

    Description
    This program is designed to prepare students for free-lance employment in song-publishing, submission of songs to major recording artists, composition of… MORE >>