Carroll’s Associate of Fine Arts Music program is designed to equip graduates, regardless of their instrument or desired concentration, with both the musical and theoretical skills essential for transfer into baccalaureate Music programs at 4-year colleges and universities. Students are provided with a variety of solo and ensemble performance opportunities, theoretical and historical studies, and one-on-one applied studies with faculty that are experts in their field. Graduates of the program will become critical thinkers and advanced performers, and will have learned to critique musical performances and compositions.
Carroll’s Associate of Fine Arts in Music degree consists of two years of full-time study. Visit the Tuition and Fees page for the latest rates.
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Eric McCullough, Director of Music, has been teaching at Carroll Community College since 2014 and has been a full-time faculty member since 2017. He holds a Master of Music from Peabody Conservatory (studying with Julian Gray) and a Bachelor of Music from Towson University (studying with Michael Decker), both degrees in Classical Guitar Performance. His extensive classical experience includes masterclass performances (for Manuel Barrueco, The Katona Twins, Alvaro Pierri and Paul Galbraith), competition wins (Baltimore Music Club Competition, The Friedman Gordon Competition and Towson University Talent Award Competition), and a variety of both solo and chamber/ensemble performances. Eric also specializes in electric guitar technique and has performed in a number of Rock groups. Music from his bands has been broadcast both nationally and internationally.
Our curriculum is designed and continuously reviewed by an advisory board of industry experts and business leaders, ensuring the program meets all current skill and knowledge requirements. You can visit our Advisory Boards page to see the list of Business and Accounting Advisory Board members, as well as advisory board members for our other programs.
You can pass out of MUSIC-105 Fundamentals of Music if your high school
transcript shows that you have passed an AP Music Theory course. If you have
not taken AP Music Theory, but feel you already have sufficient knowledge of
Music Theory, contact Admissions Office at 410-386-8430 to discuss the Music
Theory Placement Exam.
the Fine & Performing Arts office at 410-386-8575 or stop by room T413 and
the FPA Administrative Associate will help you complete your lesson
registration form. Once this form is completed, you can take it to the Records
Office (A112) to complete the registration process and enroll in person. The
instructor you are assigned to will be notified of your enrollment and will
then contact you to schedule your weekly lesson time.
the Fine & Performing Arts office at 410-386-8575 or stop by room T413 to
speak to the FPA Administrative Associate. They will get you in touch with the
director of the ensemble to schedule your audition. If your audition is
successful, your record will be marked with the approval. After the approval is
granted, you can then go to the Records Office (A112) to enroll in person.
The mission of the Music program is to equip graduates with both the musical and theoretical skills essential for transfer into four-year institutions. Students are provided with performance opportunities, theoretical and historical studies, and one on one applied studies with faculty that are experts in their field. Graduates will become critical thinkers, advanced performers, and will have learned to critique musical performances and compositions.