You hardly see anyone on the street or the bus without an iPod or some other way of taking their music with them these days. The need to express ourselves through music means it has been a basic, essential part of virtually all human cultures and civilizations throughout history.
Specialization areas include composition, songwriting, performance, theory, conducting, arranging, church music/ worship arts, music education, vocal arts, choir, jazz studies, early music, orchestra, opera, music technology, recording, production, audio engineering, instrument repair, music business.
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Some of the recording artists graduates of Pinnacle College (formerly Sound Master Recording Engineer School) have worked with include Elton John, Sting, Britney Spears, Dr. Dre, Celine Dion, Korn, Gwen Stefani, Eminem, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, Aerosmith and many more.
Associate degrees have designations that effectively act as "majors", such as the Associate of Applied Science (AAS). Certificate programs do not have majors as such; they carry a designation (for instance a certificate in Audio Engineering) which is much more specific than a general degree title.
When assessing quality, you can also look at whether a school or program has any memberships in, or endorsements by, discipline-specific professional associations which reflect certain standards of quality, but this is not the same as official accreditation.