Music Program


The Music Program offers a variety of music classes to meet the needs of degree-seeking students, as well as those who are just interested in expanding their musical knowledge. We offer classes in traditional Western European or “classical” music appreciation as well as historical surveys of jazz and rock music. Music theory is offered at different levels and complemented with classes in sight singing and ear training. We also have classes available that will serve as introductions to basic piano, guitar, and vocal techniques.

Why Choose Music at TMCC?


The Music Program has classes in:

  • Music
  • Music Ensemble: Ensemble classes are offered in Concert Choir and Concert Winds
  • Applied Music: Applied private instruction lessons are designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge and application necessary for developing their ability to perform music on their chosen instrument. Lessons are available on a variety of instruments.

All classes and ensembles are open to TMCC students, UNR students, community members and high school students.

TMCC Music Ensembles offer multiple performance opportunities each academic year.

See Also: Check out our Performing Arts Season Schedule to see our current dance, music and theatre production schedule.

What Will I Study?

The Music Program offers a transferable two-year Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in Music, as well as a one-year Certificate of Achievement in Music.

Students and musicians who are not beginners and are participating in one of the TMCC music ensembles can take private lessons for college credit at TMCC. Our applied instructors are highly qualified professional musicians and educators from the Reno area. For those at the beginning level, basic technique classes are offered for piano, guitar and voice.