Music and Entertainment Entrepreneurship Program - Music Performer

The Community College of Aurora offers two degrees in the field of Music and Entertainment Entrepreneurship: Music Performer and Music Producer.

Music and Entertainment Entrepreneurship: Music Performer (AAS Degree)

The AAS degree in Music and Entertainment Entrepreneurship (Music Performance) at the Community College of Aurora prepares you to start your own business as a professional musician/entertainer or to work in a variety of entry-level music and entertainment careers. This two-year degree also helps prepare you to continue your education at specialized music schools or four-year universities. With access to specialized private instruction, ensembles, live performances, music business strategies, and the latest technology, you’ll learn from industry professionals through instruction, hands-on experiences, collaboration, and professional networking.

Estimated Program Cost for In-state Residents

$10,398 plus books and supplies

Entry Level Salary for Music Producers: $35,196 a year

Program Length and Courses Necessary - 60 Credits

General Education Requirements

  • ENG 121 English Composition I (GT-CO1) or higher
  • ENG 122 English Composition II (GT-CO2) or higher
  • COM 125 Interpersonal Communication
  • MAT 120 Mathematics for Liberal Arts: (GTMA1) or higher
  • PSY 101 General Psychology I (GT-SS3) or higher

Music and Entertainment Entrepreneurship Common Core - 21 credits

  • MUS 107 Entrepreneurial Artistry Development for Musicians
  • MUS 163 Music Audio Production I
  • MUS 164 Music Audio Production II
  • MUS 167 Music Business I
  • MUS 169 Project Management for Musicians
  • MUS 263 Music Publishing
  • MUS 267 Music Marketing Strategies

Performance Emphasis

  • MUS 100 Introduction to Music Theory I
  • MUS 110 Music Theory I
  • MUS 111 Music Theory II
  • MUS 112 Ear Training/Sight Singing Lab I
  • MUS 113 Ear Training/Sight Singing Lab II
  • MUS 141 Private Instruction
  • MUS 142 Private Instruction
  • MUS 143 Private Instruction
  • MUS 144 Private Instruction
  • MUS 151 Ensemble I
  • MUS 152 Ensemble II
  • MUS 153 Ensemble III
  • MUS 154 Ensemble IV
  • MUS 260 The Business of Live Music Performance

Music Performance Certificate

This certificate program will prepare students for entry-level work or to launch a new music entertainment performance or production business and/or career. Topics range from performance skills to music business to audio production to music-making.

Estimated Program Cost for In-state Residents

$7,955 plus books and supplies

Program Length and Courses Necessary - 44 Credits

Music and Entertainment Entrepreneurship Common Core - 21 credits

  • MUS 107 Entrepreneurial Artistry Development for Musicians
  • MUS 163 Music Audio Production I
  • MUS 164 Music Audio Production II
  • MUS 167 Music Business I
  • MUS 169 Project Management for Musicians
  • MUS 263 Music Publishing
  • MUS 267 Music Marketing Strategies

Performance Emphasis - 23 credits

  • MUS 100 Introduction to Music Theory I
  • MUS 110 Music Theory I
  • MUS 111 Music Theory II
  • MUS 112 Ear Training/Sight Singing Lab I
  • MUS 113 Ear Training/Sight Singing Lab II
  • MUS 141 Private Instruction
  • MUS 142 Private Instruction
  • MUS 143 Private Instruction
  • MUS 144 Private Instruction
  • MUS 151 Ensemble I
  • MUS 152 Ensemble II
  • MUS 153 Ensemble III
  • MUS 154 Ensemble IV
  • MUS 260 The Business of Live Music Performance

Are you ready to get started? Complete an Application! If you have any questions about the program and how to enroll, please contact Lynette Jachowicz, Chair, Arts and Communication Department, at 303-360-4837 or e-mail Lynette.Jachowicz@ccaurora.edu

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