The American River College Music Department is a premier learning community that transforms and enriches people’s lives. Our department provide students with a foundation in music theory, history, performance, and production; a core curriculum that is essential to the professional life of the musician. Students may select between two degree tracks: A.A. in Music or A.A. in Jazz Studies and each having an emphasis of either - Instrumental or Vocal.

The Commercial Music Program is designed to prepare those who are seeking an exciting and rewarding career in the music industry. Students have the opportunity to learn from industry professionals, while earning A.A.Degrees and Certificates in either Recording or Music Business. (Visit the Commercial Music Site)

Music Courses

Explore our rich and diverse music class offerings and browse through the ARC campus catalogue.
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Learn more about our eight performance ensembles including Orchestra, Choirs and Bands.
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