You love everything about music. The energy. The flow. The feeling of performing in front of an audience.

The satisfaction of breaking through and completing that composition you've been working so hard on. You're curious about taking your passion for music to the next level and we want to help you achieve your dreams.


At Harford Community College, we offer a music degree concentration that can prepare you for transfer to a four-year institution to complete your bachelor's degree. At Harford, you'll experience one-on-one applied lessons,participate in numerous performance opportunities, and develop a deep understanding of the values and roles music has in various cultures.

Program Overview


Program Requirements:

Associate of Arts


No. of Credits:

Associate of Arts: 60



Dr. Richard Johnson



Dr. Janice Mahinka







Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)


Harford's small, student-centered, and flexible learning class options are the ideal learning environment for your music studies.

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What kind of courses can I expect to take?

Develop a strong background in music through required courses and electives like these at Harford:

Music Theory

The Art of Listening

Applied Music

Music Ensemble

Introduction to Electronic Music

Applied Music Keyboard Theory

What can I do when I complete this program?

With a degree in music at Harford, you can prepare for transfer to a four-year institution to complete your bachelor's degree while experiencing one-on-one applied lessons with performing professionals and numerous performance opportunities.

Top Transfer Destinations

  • Towson University
  • Peabody Conservatory
  • Eastman School of Music
  • Jacobs School of Music at the University of Indiana
  • New England Conservatory

Potential Careers

  • Performer
  • Private Instructor
  • Music Teacher
  • Music Therapist
  • Sound Technician
  • Composer
  • Producer
  • Arts Management/Administrator

Use the Career Insight Tool to see what opportunities are available for you.




Who teaches this program?

At Harford, our award-winning full-time and adjunct faculty bring a wealth of industry and classroom experience to professionally mentor and guide you through your program.

How do I get started?

You've taken your first step into a larger world of possibility for yourself and your future. Now is the time! Reach out and apply, request more information, or visit our campus.