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Why choose Music at PPCC?

Music courses at PPCC provide an introduction into the examination of sound as a vibrant art form and our faculty will help you explore your talents. Students receive training in performance and composition and become knowledgeable about music history and theory. Classes are open to all students beginning through advanced. Music students can go on to explore careers that include teaching, performing, composing, music therapy, and the music business.

What do PPCC Music students 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.

Classes You 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

Please check back here for any changes to dates, times, and/or venues caused by the pandemic.  

 

Monday, December 13:  Voice Majors Recital

PPCC vocal majors present an evening of varied repertoire for solo voice.  7:00 pm in the Centennial Campus Theater.  Due to the pandemic, masks are required and we request you keep some distance between groups. 

 

Tuesday, December 14:  Instrumental Recital

PPCC instrumentalists present a concert of music for multiple instruments, including guitar, horn, violin, flute, saxophone and clarinet.  5:30 pm in the Centennial Campus Theater.  Due to the pandemic, masks are required and we request you keep some distance between groups.   

 

Tuesday, December 14:  Piano Recital

PPCC piano majors present an evening of music written for the piano.  8:00 pm in theCentennial Campus Theater.  Due to the pandemic, masks are required and we request you keep some distance between groups. 

 

Wednesday, December 15:  Chamber Music Concert

PPCC students present an evening of varied repertoire for strings and winds.  7:00 pm in the Centennial Campus Theater.  Due to the pandemic, masks are required and we request you keep some distance between groups. 

 

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.

 

Program Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes (PLO) are competencies with which students will be proficient at the completion of an academic program. Program Learning Outcomes link with course learning outcomes and competencies.

Program Learning Outcomes

Get started in Music

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Music Faculty Contact

William Malone. Department Chair 

William.Malone@ppcc.edu

 

Additional Contacts

Gayle Grace  

Gayle.Grace@ppcc.edu

Sally Ann Wilson  

SallyAnn.Wilson@ppcc.edu

Students planning to major in music need to contact William Malone, Gayle Grace or Sally Ann Wilson for audition information and advising.

 

 

Contact Music

Advising Team

Students planning to major in music need to do advising with a member of the music faculty (listed above in Music Faculty Contact).

 

CHTSAdvising@ppcc.edu

(719) 502-3232

 

Advising Resources

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