Community Music Engagement


This certificate is designed to give students the knowledge and skills to successfully share their talents with the broader community. The certificate consists of study of musical foundations, music’s function in society, and musical communication. Upon successful completion of the certificate, students will be prepared to for careers such as independent artist, salesperson, studio teacher, church musician, or for transfer. This entire certificate can be used toward completion of the AA-Music Emphasis degree at Riverland, or can be used for transfer to another college or university. 


Location: 100% Online
Program Starts: Fall, Spring
Course Plan: 2 Semesters
Faculty: Scott Blankenbaker

Required Courses

MUSC1101 Theory and Musicianship Skills I (Goal 2 & 6) 4 CR
MUSC1102 Theory and Musicianship Skills II 4 CR
MUSC1120 Engaging People with Music 1 CR
MUSC1400 Music in Society: Hymns to Hip-Hop 3 CR
MUSC1111 Survey of Music (Goal 6 & 8)
or MUSC1114
3 CR
- Musical Communication Courses 5 CR

For in-depth information including outcomes, program fees, course descriptions, and more please visit the Music Emphasis program page at