State Fair Community College

music Arts

Why study music?

Careers in music are broad and diverse. Careers in teaching, performance, music therapy, church music, music industry, television/radio broadcasting, musicology, music business attorneys, architectural acoustic consultants, and arts administrators provide a wide scope of career opportunities for today's musicians. Reflecting dignity and prestige, each music career brings satisfaction and happiness to the lives of countless people. People from all walks of life find great pleasure through music as an avocation.

Associate of Fine Arts in Music degree

SFCC is one of only two colleges in Missouri to offer an Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree in music. The degree is designed to lay the foundation for upper-level class work and to establish a smooth transfer for SFCC graduates who may seek a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university.

The AFA in Music, which requires 67 credit hours, offers many career opportunities such as music education (both vocal and instrumental), vocal performance, instrumental performance, conducting, composition, music for worship, music business, music therapy, music technology, the recording industry, the television and radio industry, music librarianship, film scoring, music arts management, or music publishing.

Performance opportunities

The Music Arts program at SFCC offers a variety of experiences for all students who are interested in performing or just learning a little more about music. Those who are pursuing a four-year degree in music will find that the curriculum and instructors are of the highest quality and that the music credits earned at SFCC will transfer to nearly all four-year institutions. 

Performing vocal ensembles include Chamber Choir and Jazz Choir (swing choir). The Jazz Runners is an instrumental ensemble.

Music scholarships are available for eligible students (a major in music is not required). For more information, check out the web pages at left.

View COURSE CATALOG for program requirements.This program requires students to have certain essential qualifications in order to be admitted and retained in the program. Click Essential Skills to view program specific qualifications.

For information about the Music Arts current season of performances, click here. To purchase tickets online, click BUY NOW.


Ron Sayer
Program Coordinator and Instructor
Stauffacher Center for the Fine Arts
(660) 596-7269 

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