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Highlights


The Music department provides instruction in music appreciation and history, music theory, individual instrumental and vocal instruction, and solo and ensemble instrumental and vocal performance. These courses are designed for students who wish to develop a greater appreciation for music as well as those who plan to pursue a music degree at a four-year institution.

Contacts

THOMAS SIMON

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Walla Walla Campus
500 Tausick Way
Walla Walla, WA 99362


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Mission

The Music department seeks to inspire students to discover their potential and to succeed in achieving their goals by providing a wide variety of guided appreciation and performance opportunities, a nurturing, creative atmosphere, and a challenging learning environment. The music curriculum is designed to guide each student along a path of musical enrichment, a lifelong exploration of the creative act of making and experiencing music.

Program Outcomes

  • An aesthetic and intellectual comprehension of culturally and linguistically diverse works in literature, philosophy, visual and performing arts, including film and music.
  • An understanding and working knowledge of terminology commonly used in the humanities.
  • An appropriate level of creativity, discipline, and technique in the production of assigned work in the humanities.

Degree Options

Students may earn an Associate in Arts AA-DTA degree (90 credits) which is designed for students planning to transfer to a baccalaureate institution with junior standing. Students pursuing this degree should meet with an academic advisor at WWCC and an advisor at their intended baccalaureate institution to determine an appropriate educational plan. (See AA-DTA in Degrees section of catalog).

Preparation for Success

The WWCC Music department offers a curriculum designed to meet the needs of students interested in majoring in music at a four-year institution, including first and second year music theory, music appreciation and history, individual instrumental and vocal instruction, and solo and ensemble instrumental and vocal performance.