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Learn a Universal Language… Make Music

As a National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) accredited institution, Sinclair is able to offer you a variety of educational opportunities. Not only will you learn about technical approaches to music and music composition, you will also have the chance to perform and gain real experience.

Our department works to provide quality music education and fulfilling musical experiences to you and the community.

These programs might be for you if:

  • You enjoy listening to, singing with, or even writing your own music.
  • You often find yourself moving with the rhythms around you, whether it be music or nature.
  • You play an instrument and are interested in gaining more experience in performance.

Whether you enroll in the university parallel program, participate in one of our many music ensembles, or simply take a class, you can expect to have an enriching and positive experience. The arts are flourishing at Sinclair and we want you to be a part of it.

Degree Programs

Music - Associate of Arts

The Associate of Arts in Music is designed for students who will be transferring to a four-year institution for further studies upon graduation in music education, music performance, or any baccalaureate program in music. The A.A. curriculum fulfills the requirements of the first two years of a bachelor of music, with special emphasis on public performance. An audition is required upon entering the program and a solo recital is required before graduation. As part of this degree program, students must complete the requirements of the Ohio Transfer Module in order to graduate.

Interested in learning more about this degree program?

Program Accreditation Information
Sinclair Community College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.


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Transfer Opportunities

Make the most of your education by starting at Sinclair Community College. Our quality programs and low tuition make it a great place to start even if you intend to further your education beyond an associate degree or certificate. You would be surprised at the money you could save by completing your first two years of study at Sinclair—just take a look at our low tuition and see the savings for yourself. You can also learn more by visiting Sinclair’s Transfer Web site »

Articulation & Transfer Agreements

Sinclair works directly with many four-year schools in Ohio and beyond to ensure the college credit you earn will transfer easily to those schools. By developing articulation agreements, formal agreements between colleges detailing the recognition of college credit between the schools, you will know you are meeting the requirements needed at the four-year school of your choice. Learn more about articulation and transfer »

Music Agreements

Sinclair Community College has worked to develop program-specific agreements to assist you in a more seamless process when transferring from a specific Sinclair degree program to a bachelor’s degree program in the same area of study.

Programs & Articulation Agreements

Music, Associate of Arts

Articulation agreements are in place for transfer to:

  • University of Dayton (Music)
  • Wright State University (Music)

Transferring Individual Classes

In addition to transferring with a degree, college credit for many courses, including some of those in the music programs’ curriculum, are accepted at other colleges and universities. Learn more about course equivalency »

General Agreements

While at Sinclair, if you plan to complete any associate degree program, there are agreements in place to help you easily transfer into a variety of bachelor’s degree completion programs.

Your transfer opportunities
may include:

  • Antioch University McGregor
  • Franklin University
  • Kaplan University
  • Ohio Dominican University
  • Ohio University
  • Purdue University
  • Strayer University
  • Wilberforce University
  • Wright State University
  • and more…

View articulation agreements »

Ohio Transfer Module

The Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science degree programs fulfill the requirements for the Ohio Transfer Module at other public colleges and universities. Students in applied associate degree programs may complete some individual transfer module courses within their degree program or continue beyond their program to complete the entire transfer module.

Upon completion of the Ohio Transfer Module, students will be able to enter most Ohio four-year colleges and universities as a junior with your general education requirements completed. Find out more about the Ohio Transfer Module…

Please Note: Sinclair continues to work with other colleges and universities to provide more opportunities through new articulation and transfer agreements. Please consult with an academic advisor for the most up-to-date information.

Related Programs

Sinclair Community College offers a wide variety of certificate and degree programs. With so many to choose from, we are sure that you can find a program that suits your needs. If you are interested in the performing arts and other artistic academic opportunities, you might also be interested in learning more about these programs at Sinclair: