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Music Production Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I have to be a musician to be in the program?
A:  No you do not, however you need to take two applied music courses and three ensembles


Q:  What is the difference between the Certificate and the AS tracks?
A:  The Certificate requires the same program specific courses as the AS, minus the general education classes


Q:  Do I get financial aid for the certificate program?
A:  No


Q: How many applied classes do I have to take?
A:  Two, and they may include: individual lessons, applied piano, etc


Q:  How many ensembles do I have to take?
A:  Three, and they may include:  Symphonic Band, Choral, Contemporary ensemble, Jazz, Guitar, and Percussion ensembles. 


Q:  Do I have to take group piano?
A:  No, any applied instrument class will work.


Q:  Where are the classes located?
A:  All program specific classes are at the News-Journal Center located near the Daytona Beach campus. 


Q:  Is the program transferable?
A:  Yes, Daytona State is SACS accredited, this program will transfer to any school that offers a similar program.


Q:  What about financial aid?
A:  Additional information about getting started at Daytona State, including financial aid, registration, and advising are located here:   All students are encouraged to apply for federal and state student financial assistance by completing their FAFSA at For more information on grants, loads and work programs available see the Office of Financial Aid webpage at Students are also encouraged to apply for one of the may Daytona State College Foundation scholarships offered each semester. For more information see:


Q:  What do I do if I still have questions?
A:  Feel free to contact one of the instructors, or arrange for a visit through the Office of Admissions/Recruitment. 


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