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Mineral Area College’s music department has a long-standing tradition of music excellence. MAC students, as a whole, receive an outstanding education at affordable prices. The college's music program is taught by talented and experienced musicians who not only stress music mastery, but creativity and individual musical growth and style. Music majors hone many skills that better prepare them for careers in music. One of the biggest rewards offered through the college’s music program is the performance confidence gained through participation in the many outstanding music ensembles offered.

These combined offerings, when successfully completed, make it possible for a Mineral Area College music graduate to transfer to most four-year institutions with advanced standing.

The Mineral Area College music department also offers courses for music majors and non-majors. Music majors' courses include theory, sight-singing/ear-training, keyboard instruction, ensembles, conducting, audio recording, singing for the theater, and private lessons. Non-majors or those seeking credit in the humanities can choose from appreciation courses in classical, jazz, and rock/pop music, or instruction in beginning piano or guitar. 

Performing ensembles are open to everyone, though some require an audition. The performing ensembles are very active and participate in tours, trips, conventions, festivals, clinics and camps.

Mineral Area College also has an active student chapter of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), a professional membership organization for future music educators.