Music Department

Applied Music Program

 

Applied Music LogoAre you interested in majoring in music? Please consider the SMC Applied Music Program: a unique opportunity to study privately with reputable music faculty at Community College tuition rates ($46.00 per unit for California residents). Program alumnx who transfer may qualify for a transfer scholarship.

Come see and hear our students in action at the Applied Music Showcase Concert at The Broad Stage, May 6, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.

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Dates and Deadlines

Auditions occur at the end of the Fall and Spring semesters for admission in the following semester.

Applied Music Program Overview

Since 2001, the Applied Music Program has been providing music students the opportunity for affordable private instruction in preparation for transfer as music majors to four-year universities or conservatories.

Program participants receive instruction in voice, any instrument, or composition, in various stylistic/historical musical traditions. This program is in high demand; admission is competitive and by audition. Students who have already earned a four-year music degree are not eligible.

Santa Monica College is one of the most common transfer institutions to the University of California, California State University, Loyola Marymount University, and many other four-year schools, universities, and music conservatories. 

Application and Audition Instructions 

Auditions occur at the end of the Fall and Spring semesters for admission in the following semester. Applied Music coursework for credit and letter grades (not pass/no-pass) is required during four Fall and Spring terms.