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Fine and Performing Arts

Fine & Performing Arts Division

The Music Department at PCCC offers students two exciting degree programs, state-of-the art facilities, faculty with distinguished professional experience, and regular performing opportunities.
The Associate in Arts Degree (AA) in Liberal Arts/ Music provides students with a solid liberal arts foundation along with a concentration in Musical Studies. This degree program is recommended for those students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree. 

The Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) in Music Technology prepares students for careers in the competitive, diverse, and fast-growing fields of music production, sound design, and more. The AAS degree is recommended for students who wish to enter a career after graduation.

Instruction is provided on a variety of musical instruments including piano, guitar, and selected brass.  Students will learn and gain experience in all-new practice studios, a music production studio, and a blackbox theater with outstanding  acoustics.

Spring Recital

Students have the opportunity to participate in the annual  Music Department spring recital at Trumpet's Jazz Club & Restaurant in Montclair, New Jersey.

Chair: Professor Samuel Ayala
(973) 684 – 5735