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Welcome to the Music Department at Golden West College! The Music Department offers undergraduate music courses leading to an Associate of Arts Degree in Music and transfer to four-year colleges and universities including the CSU and UC systems. Music students may elect to major in music in one of two classifications: Music Education Preparation or Music Performance.

Music students who qualify may enroll in the Applied Music program for private study in brass, guitar, percussion, piano, voice, or woodwinds. For information regarding the Applied Music program, contact Dr. Collette Hausey, Director of Bands & Applied Music Studies.

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Arts & Letters Division

Dr. Kay Nguyen, Dean

For more information contact:
Laurie Camody

Division Coordinator

The Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer (AA-T) in Music will transfer to the following California State Universities:

CSU Bakersfield
CSU Channel Islands
CSU Chino
CSU Dominguez Hills
CSU East Bay
CSU Fresno
CSU Fullerton
CSU Humbolt
CSU Long Beach
CSU Los Angeles
CSU Northridge
CSU Pomona
CSU Sacramento
CSU San Bernadino
CSU San Diego
CSU San Francisco
CSU San Jose
CSU San Luis Obispo
CSU San Marcos
CSU Sonoma
CSU Stanislaus

The list of CSU campuses for this major was provided by the California State University’s A Degree with a Guarantee website:

Most of the courses in this program also transfer to the University of California (UC) System and Private Universities. Please see your GWC Counselor early in your studies to choose the transfer option that is right for you.

Performers & Writers
The Record Industry
Music Business
Music Industry Touring
Facility, Arena & Club
Music Education
Public Relations & Advertising
Radio & Television
Symphony and Orchestra
Church Music
Music Health
Music Industry Merchandising
Instrument Work & Development
Tour Manager
Tour Coordinator
Sound Technician
Festival Director

Faculty name links to bio.


Dr. Collette J. Hausey

Dawn Brooks


Alina Artemova

Ellen Kim