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With an associate degree in Music from Normandale, you’ll be ready to make your way into the music world, and you’ll be prepared to pursue a BA or BFA in music at a four-year college or university.  

Transfer as a junior into a baccalaureate music program and pursue a degree in music performance, music education or music therapy.   

You’ll have access to an affordable music degree program, highly qualified faculty and be a part of the most prolific music communities in the nation.  

If you are passionate about earning a degree in music, come to Normandale and you’ll be off to a great start.

Dr. Soojung Hong  is an instructor at Normandale, one of the top music colleges in Minnesota

"Here at Normandale we’re very open to non-majors and music enthusiasts. Music is inseparable from literature, visual arts, philosophy, poetry, and even computer science and math – music is based on math! We are surrounded by music, music is in the air, even a clock is rhythm.”

Dr. Soojung Hong, Normandale Music Instructor

Music Performances at Normandale

What makes our music degree program unique?

In this select program, students are highly mentored by faculty, from one-on-one coaching to a concert practice and performance.  Also, the Music Department at Normandale Community College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. Finally, non-majors and music lovers are welcome in the program.

What will you learn as you earn your associate degree in music?

As with most music degree programs in music colleges in Minnesota, students will learn about and be able to demonstrate many important concepts such as: 

  • Harmonic analysis
  • Four-part voice-leading
  • Transposition
  • Melodic and rhythmic dictation
  • Solo and ensemble performance

The associate degree in music prepares students for transfer into the third year of a baccalaureate music program, particularly those pursuing a four-year degree in music performance, music education, or music therapy.

Music Degree Program Basics

Music Faculty

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