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Music

Transfer - Associate in Arts

Program Overview

Do you love music? We do too! That's why we offer a diverse selection of courses to help you reach the highest level of skill, understanding and appreciation of the art form.

This learning experience gives you practical knowledge and skills to help you understand and appreciate the great masterworks of the past, while shaping your skills for the future. In addition to music elements, genre appreciation and history, Delta offers lessons in guitar, piano and chorale.

Earning Potential

Interested in a career in music? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study.

Write and transcribe musical scores.

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Play one or more musical instruments in recital, in accompaniment or as a member of an orchestra, band or other musical group.

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are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

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Direct and conduct instrumental or vocal performances by musical groups, such as orchestras or choirs.

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are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

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of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

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Teach courses in drama, music and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

Visit Career Coach for more details.

Map of Michigan with Delta College's region highlighted.

About Delta's Program

We have a small group of full time faculty, but we're mighty accomplished. And, we work hard to:

  • Provide you with skills through proper training which allow you to build a career in music
  • Give you an educational experience that will help you become more sensitive and appreciative of the fine arts
  • Help you develop greater knowledge and understanding of the art form and its masterworks

Visit transfer agreements and guides to see the whole list of transfer opportunities.

Interested? Make an appointment with academic advising to discuss your dreams. Courses transfer differently based on the university you plan to attend. An advisor can help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.

Why you should choose Delta

Join the choirs

Delta has several choirs. If you love to sing, are interested in learning how, or just want to get better at it, you should explore your opportunities to join one of Delta's choirs. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT choirs

Honors Program

 The specially-designed courses emphasize creative and critical thinking, providing a unique learning experience. You have more exploration of the subject area with increased faculty and student interaction. Make the most of your Delta experience. Join Honors!

LEARN MORE ABOUT HONORS

 Study abroad
Want to travel and see the world? You can do that at Delta. And get college credit while you do. Every year Delta offers study abroad opportunities.

Why study abroad?

  • Experience a new culture
  • Improve your foreign language skills
  • Make lifelong friends
  • Find new interests
  • Looks good on job applications
  • Personal growth

MORE ABOUT STUDY ABROAD

Transfer seamlessly 

So you are thinking about transferring? Representatives from several area universities maintain regular office hours right in our academic advising office, and others drop in frequently. Get the answers you need by making an appointment or stopping by to talk directly with your future university.

Visit the Transfer Center

Facts & Figures

Student to professor ratio
With a student to professor ratio of 18 to 1, our students get personal attention.
Apple and diploma
95% of our professors have a master’s degree or higher.