(Piano 3 & 4 are strongly suggested for students intending to transfer)
Performing Ensemble 1
(One semester of chorus is required)
Performing Ensemble 2
Performing Ensemble 3
Performing Ensemble 4**
Baroque Music Concert
Early Music Ensemble
Jazz Big Band
Opera Theater - Opera Theater Course Information
Evening Recorder Ensemble
Introduction to Early Music Performance
Listening to a wide variety of music is an essential part of music education...and it's fun! The department sponsors free concerts, recitals and lectures all year long! Semesters begin with performances by faculty, former students and professional musicians. At the end of the semester all ensembles perform. Some weeks have two to four events at a variety of times so students can attend! The Student Class Recital offers public performance opportunities for students enrolled in Piano, Guitar and Voice. The Student Honors Recital showcases music majors performing pieces they have studied. Many events are Thursdays at 12:30 in Bryant Hall. We encourage students to arrange their class and work schedules to free-up this important hour, both to hear the music and to participate in the life and community of the department.
* MUS111 (Fundamentals of Music) may be a prerequisite for students with little or no classroom theory background. MUS151P is also taken with this course.
** Please see current schedule for ensembles & music electives currently offered.
*** Fulfills humanities requirement.
**** (Audition Required) Please see music faculty regarding appropriate choices for audition material. Some student may be asked to complete one semester of non-credit Applied Study before registering for 2 credit Applied Study.
***** Off-campus performing opportunies approved by the CPCC Consortium Agreement may qualify as an ensemble that fulfills the degree requirements.
Placement exams are used by the music department to determine placement into Theory 1 or Fundamentals of Music, as well as level of piano study required. Please consult the current CPCC catalog or an adviser regarding the general education courses required to complete either degree program. Please consult with a full time music faculty member with questions that you may have regarding the music degree program.