Music Theory and Composition

Music Theory and Composition

Associate in Arts Degree

Available at: East Campus

Music students playing instruments in a rehearsal.

Program Overview

The Associate of Arts degree in Music Theory and Composition prepares the student to complete a Bachelor of Music in Music Theory and Composition. Upon completion of the Bachelor of Music students can pursue career opportunities as creative artists, writing music for a variety of performing media, both classical and commercial.

Del Mar College's music program was one of the first community colleges in the nation to earn accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Music. Students receive professional preparation by faculty who are excellent musicians and scholars. Our fully integrated program incorporates study in music education, performance, theory, sound recording technology and composition to ensure success after graduation. In fact, from Spain to Germany, from London to New York, Del Mar College graduates have performed in some of the most prestigious music halls around the world. The College is also the origin of the official Texas Jazz Festival, the Corpus Christi Symphony, and the Corpus Christi Chorale.


Students planning to continue at a senior college should consult an advisor concerning degree requirements of the college to which transfer is intended.

Page last updated March 30, 2021.

Contact Information

Department of Music
(361) 698-1211
(361) 698-1620 (fax)


Fine Arts Center
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404