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Applied Music Program (AMP)

Hello and welcome to the Pierce College Applied Music Program webpage!

The Applied Music Program (MUS 181, 182, 183 & 184) is a music program that provides individual lessons to students who successfully audition into the program. Once accepted, students receive instruction from professionals in their field who are part of the Pierce Applied Music faculty. Areas offered by the program include both classical and jazz voice, piano, guitar, all band and orchestral instruments and composition.

AMP Corequisites: Music 250 (Performance Workshop), Music 216 (Theory), Music 217 (Musicianship), and a performance ensemble approved by the AMP Director.

We encourage all students interested in majoring in music to audition for the Applied Music Program. For more information, please see below.

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Applications and Auditions

The deadline to submit Applied Music Program (AMP) applications for the Fall 2024 semester is Tuesday, 6/6/2024, 11:59 pm.

Auditions for Fall 2024 will take place Thursday, 6/13/2024, 9 am-2pm.

To help ensure a smooth application/audition process follow these 5 easy steps:

Read the Student Guidelines - this contains audition requirements and details about the Applied Music Program.

If needed, schedule an appointment with our accompanist, Lance Merrill, at least two weeks before your audition. See the accompanists page for information. All vocalists are required to have an accompanist.

  1. Complete the Pierce College AMP audition application.Be sure to use Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the AMP application, so the form works properly. You can download Adobe Acrobat Reader for free if you do not have it on your device. (If the application form opens in your browser, save it as a pdf file and open with Adobe Acrobat Reader before completing it.)
  2. Email the AMP audition application to the AMP Director, Mrs. Charlotte Wilkins, at @email. Deadline to submit Fall 2024 applications is Thursday, 6/6/2024.
  3. Auditions for the Fall 2024 semester will be Tuesday, 6/13/2024, 9 am-2 pm. Audition times will be assigned.

For questions, see the AMP FAQs page or email the AMP Director, Mrs. Charlotte Wilkins at @email. All questions are welcome. Thank you for taking the time to look at what the AMP has to offer. We look forward to seeing you at auditions!

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Contact Us


Village 8340


Dr. Wendy Mazon, Music Department Chair & Music Faculty Advisor
Email: @email
Phone: (818) 710-2295

Village 8000

Charlotte Wilkins, Applied Music Director
Phone: (818) 336-1205