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?
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: https://www.daytonastate.edu/admissions.html. All students are encouraged to apply for federal and state student financial assistance by completing their FAFSA at http://www.fafsa.gov. For more information on grants, loads and work programs available see the Office of Financial Aid webpage at http://www.daytonastate.edu/finaid. Students are also encouraged to apply for one of the may Daytona State College Foundation scholarships offered each semester. For more information see: http://daytonastate.edu/scholarships.
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.