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Applied Music

One of the hallmarks of a college Music program is the study of Applied Music, where each student studies their primary instrument directly with a professional performer/instructor of that instrument. SRJC's Applied Music Program offers the opportunity to study with top-notch Bay Area musicians as well numerous opportunities for recital performance. We prepare transfer-track Music majors for entrance auditions to four-year Music programs, scholarship auditions, and competitions. The Applied Music Program requires a qualifying audition for entrance. Once admitted, students meet regularly with an expert instructor to study college-level solo repertoire and intermediate- to advanced-level etudes. The course also includes a weekly recital class wherein students perform, hear master classes, and learn stage deportment and performance critique. Students in the program are required to document a minimum of 5 hours per week of individual practice on campus, and to perform twice per semester on the recital series. The final exam is a graded performance for a jury that includes the student's Applied instructor and the full-time Music faculty.

Entrance auditions are held during the first week of classes and at the end of each semester. Because this program is geared toward college-level instrumentalists and vocalists, novice musicians cannot be accommodated for individual study. Serious commitment is required.

For more information, contact Dr. Mark Anderman at manderman@santarosa.edu or by phone at (707) 527-4330.