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Why Choose Music at PPCC?

Music, as in all the arts, is an expression and transcendence of the human experience. Music courses serve as an introduction into the examination of sound as a vibrant art form and provide training in performance and composition. PPCC music offers humanities and performance classes open to all students beginning through advanced. Our faculty will help you explore your talents and invigorate your passion in music.

What will I study?

As a music student, you will study a wide variety of music theory and instruction in areas of personal interest.

  • Participation in ensembles
  • Private instruction in areas of student's choosing
  • Ear and sight training
  • Fundamentals of harmony

Students receive a large base of foundational knowledge as well as the opportunity to specialize in an area of expertise.

Example Classes I Might Take

Presents music fundamentals, diatonic four-part harmony, analysis, ear training, and keyboard harmony.
Presents modulating and chromatic exercises in sight-singing and dictation. Dictation includes four-part writing.
Provides a survey of the history and literature of Western Art Music from Antiquity through the Baroque.
Offers private instruction consisting of a thirty or sixty-minute lesson per week. Participation in a student performance is required at least once each term. First year, first term.


Upcoming Events



RESCHEDULED!! - Halloween Concert

Students and faculty perform spooky and fun music in costume. 

The audience is invited to attend in costume.

Downtown Studio Campus, Room N-214

Monday, November 4

7:00 pm


Jazz in the Round

William Malone and Ed Heller, Faculty Jazz Duo

Downtown Studio Campus, Room N-214

Friday, November 22

7:00 pm


Choir Concert

The PPCC student choirs present an evenening of choral music

under the direction of Gayle Grace. 

Centennial Campus Theater

Monday, November 25

7:00 pm


Jazz and Percussion Ensembles

Lively and soulful music in the jazz tradition.

William Malone directs the Jazz Ensemble and Bruce Anderson directs the percussion ensemble.

Centennial Campus Theater

Tuesday, November 26

7:00 pm


Percussion Recital

Recital of solo and small ensemble performances on timpani, snare, marimba, and other percussion instruments.

Downtown Studio Campus, Room N-214

Wednesday, December 4

7:00 pm


Voice Recital

Vocal music majors are featured in this concert of solo and small ensemble works for voice.

Centennial Campus Theater

Monday, December 9

7:30 pm


Instrumental Recital

Solo instrumental recital by PPCC music students includes works for guitar, flute, violin, saxophone and more.

Centennial Campus Theater

Tuesday, December 10

5:30 pm


Piano Recital

Students majoring in piano present a varied repertoire of music.

Centennial Campus Theater

Tuesday, December 10

8:00 pm


Chamber Ensembles

Student performances featuring the Flute Choir, String Ensemble and Mixed Instrument Chamber Ensemble.

Downtown Studio Campus, Room N-214

Wednesday, December 11

7:00 pm


The Little Big Arts Night

PPCC Fine Arts students present their end-of-semester talents, including the student art show opening and awards ceremony, and live performances by PPCC's music department.

Downtown Studio Campus, Art Gallery

Friday, December 13

5:00 - 8:00 pm


All PPCC Music Department Concerts are Free and open to the public.

The donation of a non-perishable food item for the PPCC Student Food Pantry is always welcome and appreciated.


Featured Professor


William Malone


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Career Options

In the music field a world of possibilities are open to you. Studying music may lead to a multitude of career options. For instance you might consider these options:

  • Music Educator
  • Private Music Teacher
  • Performer
  • Composer
  • Other art fields with dance or theatre

Careers in Music