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Performing Arts-Music, A.S.

Find Your Groove at DCC

Whether you're an instrumentalist, singer or composer, DCC's Performing Arts-Music program could be the opening song to the soundtrack of your music career.


credits to earn your degree


levels of performance & applied music credits


years of full-time study for most students

What You'll Study in Our Performing Arts-Music Program

With DCC's Music track, you'll focus on voice, composition or an instrument within a larger arts curriculum. You'll take private lessons, but also perform in large groups and staged musicals

Our Music curriculum is designed to help you successfully audition for a range of four-year music programs — education, performance, studio production, business, music therapy and more — and in an array of styles from classical to jazz.  

You'll hone your skills in the Hudson Valley, a musical hub that has inspired generations of treasured American songwriters. DCC is also a train ride away from the legendary music venues of New York City. 


Sample Courses

MUS 145: Group Piano
Learn general keyboard techniques as well as solo and group repertoires to perform in class

MUS 113: Aural Skills I
Learn how to sing a melody from written music (sightsing) and write down music by ear (dictation)

MUS 201: History of Music Before 1750
Study the place of music in Western civilization through representative works of each period


Where Do Performing Arts Grads Go?

Contact Us

Performing, Visual Arts, and Communications

Dr. Thomas B. Costello, Department Chair
Bonnie Foote, Senior Program Assistant

Phone: (845) 431-8610

53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601