Department of Fine Arts

ABOUT THIS DEPARTMENT

The Fine Arts department at ABAC offers a liberal arts approach to a well rounded education with concentrations in music, art, and theater. Students will have the chance to develop their artistic talents to a professional level while expanding opportunities and knowledge that enhance the quality of life in every community.

The cultural heartbeat of ABAC is fueled by the Fine Arts department, providing access to participate and experience extra-curricular activities for course credit or simply for personal enjoyment. Students have the opportunity to participate in performance groups such as the Concert Choir and Band, Baldwin Players, and the Art Students League.

Degrees and Tracks

Associate of Fine Arts in Music (A.F.A.M.)

The Associate of Fine Arts degree in Music offers a broad-based approach to a career in the music field with an emphasis on performance. This program provides a foundation for students interested in transferring to pursue a  Bachelors of Fine Arts degrees at senior institutions in either vocal or instrumental music at the junior level. The AFA in music provides focused personal instruction and experience in performance as an individual and in large and small ensembles. Students will also be exposed to the full range of theory and skills expected in the first two years of music school.

An audition for the music program is required in addition to the standard ABAC admissions. Students are required to perform two pieces of contrasting styles- instrumentalists should show proficiency in scales and piano and voice students should prepare to perform from memory.

Instrumental

Music Class

The Associate of Fine Arts degree in Music is a broad-based approach to music experience with an emphasis on music performance. This program prepares students to transfer into the Bachelor of Fine Arts programs at senior institutions in either vocal or instrumental music at the junior level. The AFA in music provides focused personal instruction and experience in performance as an individual and with large and small ensembles. It also provides the full range of music theory and skill training expected in the first two years of a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

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Voice

Vocal Class

The Associate of Fine Arts degree in Music is a broad-based approach to music experience with an emphasis on music performance. This program prepares students to transfer into the Bachelor of Fine Arts programs at senior institutions in either vocal or instrumental music at the junior level. The AFA in music provides focused personal instruction and experience in performance as an individual and with large and small ensembles. It also provides the full range of music theory and skill training expected in the first two years of a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

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Female ABAC Students Sing in Jazz Ensemble

Music Program at ABAC

A part of the Department of Fine Arts, The Music Program at ABAC is comprised of over 40 dedicated music majors. The highly qualified music faculty at ABAC includes nationally renowned performers, scholars, conductors, clinicians, and adjudicators, each of whom is committed to inspiring and mentoring their students.

With a low student-to-faculty ratio, we pride ourselves in being able to provide individual attention to each and every student in the program.