The Music program at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) offers a rich variety of opportunities for students who want to hone their vocal skills or instrumental chops, deepen their understanding of music theory, history and technology, prepare for a career in music, or simply make music a part of their overall college education.

Tri-C music students reap the rewards of learning from top-notch, working musicians with extensive experience in both performance and recording arts, as well as in all aspects of the music industry.

Tri-C offers credit-bearing classes in every aspect of musical training, including private vocal and instrument classes, ear training, theory, improvisation, history and music business. Students can also participate in vocal and instrumental ensembles of various types. Internships provide opportunities for students to engage in real-world work experiences that will set them up for success in and beyond the world of music.

Students interested in pursuing advanced music studies should plan to earn an Associate of Arts degree from Tri-C and transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree. Visit the Transfer Center page to view available transfer pathways/articulation agreements from Tri-C to four-year partner schools, including agreements with Berklee College of Music,The Hartt School at the University of Hartford and Cleveland State University.


The Music program is designed to support transfer to a four-year institution. With additional education and experience, graduates can aspire to careers in composition, film scoring, music business/management, music production and engineering, music therapy, performance and songwriting.

Learn more about music courses at Tri-C.

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