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Music: Piano Associate in Arts Degree

Fresno City College
Program overview
2 years
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
Fresno
Fall 2021

Fresno
Spring 2021

Program description

Music: Piano Associate in Arts Degree


  1. Perform piano music of at least three different time periods.
  2. Hear, analyze, read, and write music.
  3. Distinguish historical musical styles while using appropriate conducting patterns.

Admission requirements

International Students and Scholars Admission Requirements

To determine whether you are eligible for admission to our Fresno City College International Program, please review the following Admission Requirements, and submit the completed checklist with your other application materials:

  • Student must be 18 years old prior to the start of the semester
  • Affidavit of Support Form
  • Cost of Attendance Acknowledgement Form
  • Financial Documents
  • TOEFL or IELTS Exam Results – Waived if student Graduated from a U.S. High School and/or if English is an official language of home country
    • TOEFL Score Requirement Score of 500 Paper Based Test (PBT) or 61 Internet Based Test (iBT) required from students applying from their home country. If a student attended and completed an English Language Training Program in the U.S. we will consider accepting a score of 460 PBT or 48 iBT. Transcripts will be required from English Training Program for review.
    • IELTS Score Requirement Overall Band Score of 5.5 required from students applying from home country with at least 5.0 in each subsection (Listening, reading, Writing, and Speaking). If a student attended and completed an English Language Training Program in the U.S. we will consider accepting an Overall Band Score of 5.0. Transcripts will be required from English Training Program for review.
  • High School Graduation Requirement Official Graduation Certificate/Diploma, transcripts, and/or equivalent evidence of graduation from a Secondary School or its equivalent are required. If records are not in English, certified translation must be furnished.

For more information about admission requirement, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Required Core Courses

  • Music Theory I
  • Music Theory II
  • Music Theory III
  • Music Theory IV
  • Ear Training: Level I
  • Ear Training: Level II
  • Ear Training: Level III
  • Ear Training: Level IV
  • History of Music
  • Basic Conducting and Score Reading

Eight units of INT/ADV class requirement:

  • Intermediate/Advanced Piano

For the Large Ensemble requirement, all piano majors select eight units from the following:

  • College Choir
  • Fresno Chorale
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Jazz Combo A
  • Jazz Combo B
  • Jazz Combo C
  • Jazz Combo D
  • Latin Jazz Ensemble
  • Latin Jazz Workshop
  • Afro-Latin Ensemble
  • Afro-Caribbean Ensemble
  • Symphonic Choir
  • Symphonic Band
  • Jazz Composer’s Orchestra
  • College Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

International and Out-of-State student fees for spring 2021 : $3480.00 per 12 credit units

For more information about tuition fees, please visit the university website.

About this institute

Fresno City College

FCC provides the first two years of American university education to help you get where you want to be. Students will receive an American education at an affordable cost. Our students enjoy and benefit from individualized staff guidance, academic counseling,...


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