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If you plan to earn a bachelor’s degree in music, this two-year music program will provide the foundation you need to transfer to a four-year college or university.

In this program, you’ll complete the general education requirements for a bachelor’s degree while studying music theory, history and performance. You’ll grow as a musician through private instruction and many vocal and instrumental performance opportunities, including large and small ensembles, solo recitals, workshops with professional artists, and regional and national competitions.

Whether you want to teach music, become a professional performer or composer, or work in the music industry, this program will help you turn your musical talent into a career.

SFCC Music Concerts

SFCC student playing grand piano

Music students at SFCC have a plethora of performance opportunities every quarter, and our concerts are open to the community.

  1. Graduates meet audition standards for transfer to a four-year school of music.
  2. Graduates pass any necessary proficiency exams in music theory for transfer to a four-year school of music.
  3. Graduates transfer to a four-year school of music (public or private university).
  4. Students master a standard body of literature relevant to pursuit of a BA or BM degree in music.
  5. Students are connected with music community in the area.
  6. Students participate in recorded performances and recitals demonstrating musicality.

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point in creating your own personal education plan, customized to your needs. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.

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Total Credits: 100

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
MUSC 176
Beginner Piano Class I
2
MUSC& 141
Music Theory I
5
Music Private Lesson
 
1
Choose 1 course from:
MUSC 115
Symphony Orchestra
2
MUSC 127
Chamber Singers
2
MUSC 139
Bass Clef Choir
2
MUSC 140
Treble Choir
2
MUSC 145
Concert Band
2
Choose 1 course from:
ART& 100
Art Appreciation
5
CMST& 101
Introduction to Communication
5
MUSC 109
World Music
5
MUSC 124
History of Jazz
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
MUSC 177
Beginner Piano Class II
2
MUSC& 142
Music Theory II
5
Music Private Lesson
 
1
Choose 1 course from:
MUSC 115
Symphony Orchestra
2
MUSC 127
Chamber Singers
2
MUSC 139
Bass Clef Choir
2
MUSC 140
Treble Choir
2
MUSC 145
Concert Band
2
Total Credits
 
15
 

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
MATH& 107
Math in Society
5
MUSC 178
Beginner Piano Class III
2
MUSC& 143
Music Theory III
5
Music Private Lesson
 
1
Choose 1 course from:
MUSC 115
Symphony Orchestra
2
MUSC 127
Chamber Singers
2
MUSC 139
Bass Clef Choir
2
MUSC 140
Treble Choir
2
MUSC 145
Concert Band
2
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
MUSC 276
Advanced Piano Class I
2
MUSC& 241
Music Theory IV
5
Music Private Lesson
 
1
Choose 1 course from:
ANTH& 100
Survey of Anthropology
5
ANTH& 206
Cultural Anthropology
5
PSYC& 100
General Psychology
5
SOC& 101
Introduction to Sociology
5
Choose 1 course from:
MUSC 215
Symphony Orchestra
2
MUSC 227
Chamber Singers
2
MUSC 239
Bass Clef Choir
2
MUSC 240
Treble Choir
2
MUSC 245
Concert Band
2
Choose 1 course from:
ART& 100
Art Appreciation
5
CMST& 101
Introduction to Communication
5
MUSC 109
World Music
5
MUSC 124
History of Jazz
5
Total Credits
 
20
 

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
MUSC 277
Advanced Piano Class II
2
MUSC& 242
Music Theory V
5
Music Private Lesson
 
1
Choose 1 course from:
MUSC 215
Symphony Orchestra
2
MUSC 227
Chamber Singers
2
MUSC 239
Bass Clef Choir
2
MUSC 240
Treble Choir
2
MUSC 245
Concert Band
2
Choose 1 course from:
ASTR& 101
Introduction to Astronomy
5
CHEM& 110
Chemical Concepts w/Lab
5
ENVS& 101
Intro to Environmental Science
5
GEOL& 101
Intro to Physical Geology
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
MUSC 278
Advanced Piano Class III
2
MUSC& 243
Music Theory VI
5
Music Private Lesson
 
1
Choose 1 course from:
MUSC 215
Symphony Orchestra
2
MUSC 227
Chamber Singers
2
MUSC 239
Bass Clef Choir
2
MUSC 240
Treble Choir
2
MUSC 245
Concert Band
2
Choose 1 course from:
ASTR& 100
Survey of Astronomy
5
BIOL 107
Dinosaur Paleontology
5
CHEM 116
Reactions: Our Actions and Inactions
5
GEOL 116
Environmental Geology
5
GEOL& 100
Survey of Earth Science
5
Choose 1 course from:
DRMA& 101
Introduction to Theater
5
ENGL& 102
Composition II
5
ENGL& 111
Introduction to Literature
5
JOURN 110
Mass Media
5
PHIL& 101
Introduction to Philosophy
5
Total Credits
 
20
 

You and your advisor will use the Program Map located on this page to create a personal education plan customized to your interests and goals, your start quarter, full- or part-time status, any prior credits you have, and the classes available each quarter.

For an up-to-date list of all classes that satisfy the requirements for your degree or certificate, click here, then select the specific degree or certificate you are pursuing.

  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
    12,298
  • Non-Resident

    $
    17,662
  • International

    $
    31,258
  • Max. Books

    $
    942
  • Max. Course Fees

    $
    120
  • Institutional Fees

    $
    1,649

These dollar amounts reflect the total cost of completing the program. More details
All dollar figures appearing below reflect the total cost of completing the program described by the Typical Student Schedule located on this web page, which are for the current graduation requirements of this program. Exact totals may vary depending on the catalog requirements you are following, if you have transferred in courses, or if you have been granted substitutions.

Tuition, program fees, and course fees are for the current academic year, as approved by the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees. Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Washington State Legislature and/or the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees.

Resident tuition is what Washington residents pay. Non-Resident tuition is what out-of-state students pay. International tuition is what out-of-country students pay. For clarification on residency, see Determining your Residency Status.

Avg. Books & Supplies: $942 for an academic year.
The cost for books and course-related material is an estimate based on the Washington Financial Aid Association’s annual student budget. The actual cost of textbooks and course-related supplies can vary widely depending on your program of study and the options you have for obtaining textbooks and other course material.

Program Fees are one-time costs required for the program that are not included in course fees or in tuition. These fees include things like tools, equipment, and uniforms. Only a few programs have program fees.

Max. Course Fees cover the cost of special equipment and materials needed to complete coursework. These fees are not included in tuition. Not all courses have fees and the actual costs that a student pays will vary depending on the courses taken.

Institutional Fees cover a variety of services for students, such as class registration, technology support, health clinic services, bus passes, and more. Most of these fees are instituted after a vote by the student body.

  • Heather Bellerud
    Heather Bellerud
    Curriculum Advisor
    heather.bellerud@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3195

  • John Conte
    John Conte
    Music Accompanist
    john.conte@sfcc.spokane.edu
    N/A
  • Jennifer Day
    Jennifer Day
    Administrative Assistant 3
    jennifer.day@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3720
  • Bonnie Glantz
    Bonnie Glantz
    Dean Visual/Perform Arts
    B.A., Walla Walla College; M.A., University of Northern Iowa
    bonnie.glantz@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3339
  • Rosi Guerrero
    Rosi Guerrero
    Music
    B.MUS., University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia; M.MUS., University of Arizona, Tucson; D.M.A,, Michigan State University, East Lansing
    rosi.guerrero@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3719
  • Janet Hubbard
    Janet Hubbard
    Adjunct Academic Employee
    janet.hubbard@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3195
  • Denika Kleinmann
    Denika Kleinmann
    Adjunct Academic Employee
    denika.kleinmann@sfcc.spokane.edu
    N/A
  • Gerald Krumbholz
    Gerald Krumbholz
    Music
    B.A., University of South Florida; M.M. University of Cincinnati; Ph.D. University of Rochester
    gerald.krumbholz@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3991
  • Nathan Lansing
    Nathan Lansing
    Music
    A.A.S., Edmonds Community College; B.M., M.M., Central Washington University
    nathan.lansing@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3721
  • David Larsen
    David Larsen
    Music
    B.A., Pacific University; M.M., University of Oregon; M.A.T., Western Oregon University; Ph.D., Washington State University
    david.larsen@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3724
  • Danny McCollim
    Danny McCollim
    Audio Technology
    A.A.S., Spokane Community College; B.M., Berklee College of Music
    danny.mccollim@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3238
  • Brendan McMurphy
    Brendan McMurphy
    Adjunct Academic Employee
    brendan.mcmurphy@sfcc.spokane.edu
    N/A
  • Michael Millham
    Michael Millham
    Adjunct Academic Employee
    michael.millham@sfcc.spokane.edu
    N/A
  • Jason Moody
    Jason Moody
    Adjunct Academic Employee
    jason.moody@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3769
  • Andrea Olsen
    Andrea Olsen
    Adjunct Academic Employee
    andrea.olsen@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3778
  • Matt Peterson
    Matt Peterson
    Adjunct Academic Employee
    matt.peterson@sfcc.spokane.edu
    N/A
  • Paul Raymond
    Paul Raymond
    Adjunct Academic Employee
    paul.raymond@sfcc.spokane.edu
    N/A
  • JP Shields
    JP Shields
    Hrly Substitute Instructor
    jp.shields@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-279-6452
  • Dusty Thomas
    Dusty Thomas
    Adjunct Academic Employee
    dusty.thomas@sfcc.spokane.edu
    N/A
  • Mary Trotter
    Mary Trotter
    Music Accompanist
    mary.trotter@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3339
  • David Turner
    David Turner
    Adjunct Academic Employee
    david.turner@sfcc.spokane.edu
    N/A
  • Rick Westrick
    Rick Westrick
    Adjunct Academic Employee
    rick.westrick@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3720

Have a question? Let's hear it.

Rosi Guerrero

Department Chair
Rosi.Guerrero@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3719

Heather Bellerud

Curriculum Advisor
Heather.Bellerud@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3195
Building 15, Room 106