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Sacramento City College Music

The Music Department at Sacramento City College is a dynamic and exciting place where students learn about all aspects of the music industry. Sac City is recognized throughout California for its outstanding Commercial Music program. Students have access to state-of-the-art recording technology and are mentored by professors who, in addition to teaching, are also professionals in the music industry. General Music is taught as well, giving students the opportunity to develop good fundamental skills in music notation, theory, and history. Whether you’re planning a career in the commercial music industry or hoping to transfer to a four-year institution as a music major, Sacramento City College Music Department is a great place to get started.

Career Options

Completion of this degree provides a basic foundation in music. Program offerings include coursework in music theory and aural skills, applied instrumental and vocal instruction, and ensemble performance. Individuals with a four-year degree in music may be placed in the K-12 educational field, perform professional music ensembles, direct religious or community music groups, instruct music privately, compose music for media and publishing, become music therapists, or become administrators for music organizations.

Commercial Music

Career Options and Salaries

Entry to mid-level

  • Producer and Director: $69,100
  • Post-Secondary Music Teacher: $64,300
  • Sound Engineering Technician: $49,870
  • Music Instrument Repair/Tuner: $33,150
  • Choreographer: $44,250


  • AA in Commercial Music, Audio Production Emphasis
  • AA in Commercial Music, Music Business Management Emphasis
  • AA in Commercial Music, Performance Emphasis
  • AA in Commercial Music, Songwriting/Arranging Emphasis
  • AAT in Music
  • AA in Music, General


  • Commercial Music, Audio Production Emphasis
  • Commercial Music, Music Business Management Emphasis
  • Commercial Music, Performance Emphasis
  • Commercial Music, Songwriting/Arranging Emphasis

Recitals and Concerts


CRC Jazz Band Preview Performance

from 12:00 to 1:00 pm


CRC Music: Student Spotlight

from 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Program Maps