Music is a multi-billion dollar industry which encourages the use of critical thinking, logic, assessment, collaboration, and listening skills. Requiring a large amount of self-discipline, diligence, and motivation, music is a degree option that provides students with coursework and skills that lead to effective study and work habits that carry over into multiple fields. Students in the SCCC music program receive a well-balanced educational experience through classroom communication, ensemble performance, private study, and active listening. Upon completion of their studies at SCCC, students will have the necessary background to allow them to transfer to a four-year institution to complete work on a bachelor's degree. All students at SCCC have the opportunity to join the various vocal and instrumental groups in their area of interest.