The Apprentice Program (2 quarters, 30 credits) equips talented, ambitious music students with a basic toolbox full of practical musical skills, establishing an immutable foundation for future musical study. Technical development, ear training, private lessons, and live concert performances give students valuable hands-on experience in the craft of music, under the apprenticeship of highly-skilled instructors who possess both strong academic qualifications as well as impressive professional resumes. The Apprentice Program is the right choice for students who wish to quickly establish strong musicianship and gain performance experience on voice, guitar, piano, bass, or drums. The Apprentice Program curriculum for vocalists and instrumentalists mirrors the first two quarters of the Certificate and Associate Degree programs, so students who complete the Apprentice Program may elect to proceed immediately into further study at CCM.
CCM offers the Apprentice Program in the following instrumental emphases: