About the Program

This program is a focused, two-year study of music that includes music theory, ear training, sight singing, music history, the study of a specific instrument or voice, and ensemble participation. This degree is intended primarily for students who plan to transfer to another college to complete a baccalaureate degree in music. It can be considered as the first two years of a four-year degree program in music. 

The Century College Music Department is fully accredited by The National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

Mission Statement: To prepare, inspire and empower students to achieve excellence in the field of music through a comprehensive music curriculum. The program focuses on helping students achieve advanced musicianship via concentrated study of a primary instrument, ensemble and performance experience, a complete music theory, ear training and sight singing curriculum, a comprehensive music history curriculum, along with general education requirements.

Potential Transfer Bachelor's Degrees

  • Music
  • Music Performance
  • Conducting
  • Music Business
  • Music Composition
  • Music Education
  • Music Technology
  • Music Therapy

Band

The Concert Band presents innovative programs from marches to medleys, from traditional to contemporary, and from Broadway to Hollywood and beyond.

Orchestra

The Chamber Orchestra performs a wide variety of classical music, including new works, and features fine instrumental soloists.

Choir & Chamber Singers

The Choir and Chamber Singers explore a wide variety of music for mixed voices, both a cappella and with instrumental accompaniment. 

Theatre Orchestra

Musical Theatre is a vibrant part of the Century arts community; a fully-staged production is presented every season.

Piano Ensemble & Guitar Ensemble

The Piano Ensemble and The Guitar Ensembles are small groups which explore a diverse repertoire of music with an emphasis on collaborative playing.

Like us on Facebook to receive information in your newsfeed, and visit the Fine and Performing Arts page to discover the variety of musical outlets on campus!

Planning for Your Program

Cost & Financial Aid

  • Image of a bar graph explaining Century's Tuition Cost Per Credit.

    As a two-year public community and technical college, Century College receives funding from the State of Minnesota, keeping tuition rates significantly lower than private colleges and universities. With affordable tuition rates and financial aid and scholarship opportunities, our students avoid student loan debt.

    Financial Aid

    Century College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and our programs quality for financial aid including grants, loans, and college work-study. Eligibility for financial aid is determined annually based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Century College's Federal School Code is 010546.

    Scholarship Opportunities

    Each year, the Century College Foundation awards more than $300,000 in scholarships to our students. Students are encouraged to create an account and apply for scholarships online.

Ready to get started?

Transfer

Band playing music with conductor leading