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​​Music Industry Studi​es/Music

Music Industry Studies is the study of contemporary trends and practices within the music industry, discussing key music technologies, global music cultures, popular music scenes, music business practice and live music performance. Norco Music​ offers a wide variety of experiences and challenges, while giving students individual attention and opportunities for growth. World-class instructors and professionals at Norco College strive to create an atmosphere where students feel included, encouraged and supported.​

Career Options

Career options​ for students who get a degree in music include: performing artist, songwriter, music director, commercial composer, audio engineer, record producer, music programmer, conductor, music teacher, dj, music journalist, and music agent.​

Student of Distinction


Isaiah Villar

​Norco College student Isaiah Villar was selected as the 2021 Student of Distinction in the discipline of Music Industry ​Studies. He was nominated by Professor Brady Kerr.

​“He has been a mentor to me,” said Isaiah. “He's given so ​​many mixing tips he's pushed me to become a better artist and better creative. And so without him, I don't think I would have been the artist... I am today.”

Academic Programs in Music Industry Studies/Music

The academic maps below will give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize your education plan.

​School Trailhead for Arts & Humanities
Suggested Initial Coursework​​
​​Associate of Arts (AA) Degree - Area of Emphasis (AOE)
in Fine & Applied Arts​ - CSU Pathway

Music for Transfer (ADT) - Pathways for Transfer to a CSU or UC School
​​​Program Flyer (Music Industry Studies - Audio Production)
​​Program Flyer (Music Industry Studies - Performance)

Additional Resources

​​What can I do with this major? (Music/Music Business)
​​​​​Riverside Community College District General Education (RCCD GE) Requirements (PLAN A)​​​​
​​​California State University General Education (CSU GE) Requirements (PLAN B)
For students who would like to transfer to a campus in the California State University (CSU) system
​​​​​Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) Requirements (PLAN C)
For students who would like to transfer to a campus in either the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) system

Contact Information

Kim Kamerin
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Quinton Bemiller
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​Instructional Department Specialist
Debra Karrer
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Admin. Assistant to the Dean
Eileen Cechini
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Full-Time Faculty
Kim Kamerin
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Brady Kerr
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