Because learning to sing or play music is all about being immersed in a creative community while being guided by great teachers, Valencia is proud to introduce you to its two-year music program. Since 1975, the music program has been dedicated to the idea of inspiring future performers by providing students with musically trained faculty and an expanding array of resources and experiences to enrich, stimulate and develop your gifts in and outside the classroom.
Why Major in Music at Valencia?
Valencia's Music Program leads to an Associate in Arts degree
By studying at Valencia, you'll master the fundamentals of performance and build on your career opportunities by weekly participation in one of a dozen ensembles.
Students at Valencia get more opportunities for solo work and conducting than at many four-year schools where upperclassmen often get primary roles.
Take advantage of music-specific scholarships and other financial aid, along with tuition that's almost half the cost of a state university.
Enjoy the resources of Valencia's East Campus fine arts center, including instrumental and choir rehearsal halls, a library/listening, a MIDI/electronic piano lab and a 550-seat performance hall.
By building your repertoire and improving your craft, you will gain an edge when you apply for transfer to a four-year music school.
Our graduates can be found in many outstanding American music schools including Berkeley, New World School of the Arts, Stetson, FSU, UF and USF. Others now perform with leading symphony orchestras.
Still others went on to have major recording careers.
Three famous pop groups have members who received their training in Valencia's Music Department:
- Howie Dorough of the Backstreet Boys
- Chris Kirkpatrick of 'N Sync
- David Perez, Brody Martinez and Raul Molina of C Note