Music, Fine Arts

Associate in Fine Arts (Transfer)

The Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) in Music offers comprehensive music training so you'll be ready to transfer and pursue a baccalaureate degree in music. With small class sizes and dedicated faculty, you'll have every opportunity to meet your music goals. 

Scholarships available – and one might have your name on it

Grow your skills and abilities on your instrument through private instruction and performance ensembles. You’ll master music theory concepts and develop skills like the ability to play scales and arpeggios, play an open score, and visually and aurally identify, analyze, and play on the piano chromatic harmonies. 

A Quality Education

ICC is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

Get Involved

ICC performing ensembles collaborate with Heartland Festival Orchestra, the Bradley University Orchestra and Chorus, and many other community music groups across Central Illinois.

Career Opportunities

Music Educator, Performer, Recording Artist, Music Therapist, Composer


18 Months

if Full Time

4 Semesters63 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Coaches help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


12 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

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The ICC music program provides a comprehensive music curriculum with individual faculty attention.

Julie A. Clemens, Ph.D., Professor, Music
Let’s Get Started ▸

How Do I Get Into the Music Study Program?

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
  4. Score 70% or better on the music theory placement exam; Or successful completion of MUS 136, and diagnostic audition in your primary performance area.

What Can I Expect As a Music Study Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


Edwards Library / Administration Building » L220C
East Peoria Campus
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