Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

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Whether you are a working musician, budding songwriter, or see yourself in the producer’s chair, the Professional Music program offers you a wealth of resources to develop and hone your skills.

For seasoned professionals or those just getting started, the program offers technical courses in studio recording and production, instrumental instruction and performance-oriented courses, and music theory. And you’ll want to take the music business relevant workshops and seminars in marketing and promotion, taxes and financial planning, and career options.

You need not be on a professional career path to sample many of the courses or to explore the history of jazz, rock, and folk music. In addition, with a variety of local professional musicians as your instructors you can learn how to play an instrument, continue your study of your instrument, learn to play in a group, and sample music technology in the electronic media (MIDI) course.

Degrees and Certificates

In this program you can earn the following:

  • Less than One Year Certificate

See the catalog for information regarding program requirements.

Our program is focused primarily on the occupationally-oriented music student whose career goals can best be reached by developing and improving skills in music production, performance, and music writing.

What's Next?

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  1. Meet with Program Director to assess your background experience and skill level, identify your professional goals, and develop a course of study to achieve them.
  2. Apply for admission to PCC.