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


Faculty Recital

William Malone, Saxophone, Abram Minzer, Piano and the Almagre Saxophone Quartet

Tuesday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Centennial Campus Theater


Choir Concert

PPCC Choirs present an evening of choral music under the direction of Gayle Grace.

Monday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m.

Centennial Campus Theater


Jazz and Percussion Concert

Lively and soulful music in the jazz tradition under the direction of William Malone,

with Bruce Anderson directing the percussion ensemble.

Tuesday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m.

Centennial Campus Theater


Percussion Recital

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

Wednesday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Downtown Studio Campus, Music Room N-214


Voice Class Recital

Monday, April 29 at 5:30 p.m.

Centennial Campus Theater


Voice Majors Recital

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

Monday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Centennial Campus Theater


Instrumental Recital

Solo instrumental recital by PPCC students including works for guitar, flute, French horn, clarinet and more.

Tuesday, April 30 at 5:30 p.m.

Centennial Campus Theater


Piano Recital

Students majoring in piano present an evening of varied repertoire for the piano.

Tuesday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m.

Centennial Campus Theater


Chamber Music Recital

Featuring the PPCC Flute Choir under the direction of Julie Mynett, the PPCC mixed Chamber Ensemble under the direction of Brandon Kunkel, and the PPCC String Ensemble under the direction of Terri Moon.

Wednesday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Downtown Studio Campus, Music Room N-214


Musical Theatre Scenes

PPCC Students, under the direction of Gayle Grace, present an evening of Musical Theatre Scenes from major Broadway shows.

Thursday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Centennial Campus Theater


Big Arts Night

A showcase of the visual and performing arts including performances by a variety of student music ensemles.

Friday, May 3,  5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Downtown Studio Campus - Art Gallery and surrounding areas



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.


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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