Fullerton College

Music Division

New Students



Welcome to one of the finest community college music programs in the the nation. The formula for success includes the following characteristics of the Fullerton College Music program:

A wide array of challenging classes

500 majors and over 3,000 students per semester study one or more of 80 classes in music appreciation, music history, music theory, applied music, commercial music, piano pedagogy, and music technology, and excel in one or more of 25 performance groups.

A uniquely crafted Applied Music Program

Individual music instruction is an important part of music study at Fullerton College. Music majors have the opportunity to audition to receive private lessons. There is no extra payment for lessons beyond the unit fee. Our 40 faculty members have attained professional honors and international recognition in their individual fields and they are excited to share their knowledge and experience with our 250 music majors. Our mission is to prepare students for either transfer or to begin work in the Southern California market, and our long roster of former students pursuing successful careers is the proof of our faculties' effectiveness at preparing students.

An excellent record of transfer education success

The Music Department offers two Associate of Arts degrees: AA Music and AA Commercial Music. The Music Department is one of the few community colleges in the country that maintains a special transfer agreement to the Berklee School of Music in Boston.

Practical career education that leads to successful careers in the entertainment industry

The Music Department offers two vocational certificate programs: Piano Teaching and Recording/Production.

Music Festivals that bring thousands of young musicians to Fullerton College each year

The Music Department sponsors the largest high school jazz festival in the Western United States, a high school choral festival, and a piano ensemble festival.

Dynamically produced and widely attended performances

Twenty five performance groups hold concerts and recitals in the Campus Theatre, Recital Hall, Wilshire Auditorium, and travel to local, national, and international performance venues.