Conservatory-level training in music performance.
The Music Performance major, offered through the Humanities Department, leads to an Associate of Science (AS) degree. You will learn the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a wide spectrum of careers in music and the entertainment industry with preparation in instrumental performance, music theory and musicianship while broadening the possibilities for transfer.
In support of the LaGuardia’s mission to educate and graduate its students to become critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens, the College has undertaken a team approach toward advising, designed to support you in your major from orientation through graduation. Your Advising Team is made up of faculty, professional and peer advisors. They will guide you at every step during your college career. They are ready to help you:
Visit the Advising page to learn more about when to get advised and how to prepare for an advising appointment, and check out the Advising Calendar for information sessions, events and more.
Students can choose a career in Music Performance, Composition, Music Librarians, or Music Education and have the opportunity to work with orchestra’s, opera houses, concert venues, art festivals, and become music teachers with the New York City Department of Education. Explore career possibilities on Career Connect.
LaGuardia’s Music Performance major is fully articulated with Brooklyn College’s School of Visual, Media and Performing Arts – meaning that graduates of LaGuardia’s AS program are eligible to begin as juniors at Brooklyn College in a corresponding major. Visit the Articulation Agreements page to learn more about transfer opportunities.
Current Students Log in to My LaGuardia to review your Degree Audit to find out what classes to take. Have questions about using Degree Audit? Visit LaGuardia's Degree Audit page for tutorials and how-to guides. Prospective Students Review the curriculum. Please note: Students will be held to the program and degree requirements of the year that they enter the College, unless the student changes their major in a different academic year. In that case, the student will be held to the current year requirements as listed in the catalog. Learn more. Degree Map Use the Degree Map and DegreeWorks to assist in academic planning and creating your own graduation plan in ePortfolio. See a full list of Flexible Core courses on the Pathways page. For information about this program’s retention and graduation rate visit the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment website page.