Associate in Arts An option within Liberal Arts and Sciences

What You Will Learn

Music students at County College of Morris (CCM) pursue careers in the music business, music education and music therapy. According to workforce statistics, music majors can also find career opportunities in music publishing and with professional music ensembles.

The Music option within the Liberal Arts and Sciences Program is a university-parallel program for students who plan to continue their music education at the baccalaureate level. The CCM Associate in Arts program consists of curriculum that is universally required of music majors in the first two years of any four-year program and prepares students to transfer to programs in primary and secondary music education, music therapy, and music performance.

Why Study Music at CCM?

Students in the CCM Music program meet a wide range of educational goals and are provided adequate preparation for further study in specialized music fields. Students of any musical background are welcomed into this program and provided equal opportunity to excel. Students are given a comprehensive music foundation including paths in music literacy, theory, aural comprehension and performance. Likewise, they are provided a comprehensive appreciation of all liberal arts. A liberal arts education gives them an understanding of aesthetics and human expression that is valuable to many employers.

Students enrolled in this program will study in the newly constructed Music Technology Center, which contains more than a dozen practice rooms. The music faculty perform nationally and internationally. More than half of the faculty have their Ph.D. in Music.

Career Opportunities

  • Teacher
  • Performer
  • Session Musician
  • Orchestra
  • Composer
  • Lyricist
  • Musical Director
  • Conductor
  • Disc Jockey
  • Video Game Composer
  • Musical Therapist

Where You Can Go

This program has transfer agreements with:

  • Montclair State University
  • Kean University
  • William Paterson University


Students in the program have also transferred to:

  • The Hartt School of Music
  • New Jersey City University
  • Berklee College of Music

Contact Info

Music, Performing Arts and Music Technologies Department
Music Technology Center, Room 202

Professor Marielaine R.
Mammon, Chairperson