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.
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.
A degree in music education prepares graduates to teach music in public elementary and secondary schools. A master or doctoral degree is usually required to teach music in colleges and universities. Musicians also teach in private schools and recreational associations as well instructing individual students in private instruction. Numerous opportunities are also available in the field of professional performance.
All students are welcome to enroll in music courses. Auditions may be required for some performance ensembles.