The Music Department at Cuesta College offers Associate degrees in Music Performance and Jazz Studies, and a Certificate in Audio Technology.  Each of the degrees and the certificate offers students in-depth study, taught in state-of-the-art classroom, studio, and performance facilities.  The Department offers a variety of performance ensembles, including classical and jazz ensembles in instrumental and choral areas. 

Private instruction is available for wind, brass, percussion, vocal, guitar, strings, and piano students. In addition, a transferable set of music theory courses are an integral part of the Performance and Jazz Studies degrees, as well as courses in jazz improvisation, class piano and guitar, and music appreciation.