The music program at Lower Columbia College is known for unique ensembles, dedicated faculty and a commitment to excellence.
LCC welcomes music majors seeking careers in music, as well as general college students seeking music experience and instruction. Beginning Fall 2017, students can pursue a music-specific transfer degree that allows for easy transition to music programs at universities in Washington State.
Musically inclined students in any field of study are encouraged to participate in LCC ensembles and apply for music scholarships. Though music majors may receive award preference, many scholarships and awards are provided each year to non-majors as well.
LCC music students study together, take classes together, and perform in ensembles together. This sense of camaraderie is one of many unique advantages in LCC's smaller and focused music program. Additionally, students receive individual attention inside and outside the classroom with faculty who are also active performers.
Built in 2008, the Rose Center for the Arts features state-of-the-art variable acoustics, sound systems and lighting. Venues include a 525-seat performance auditorium with stunning acoustics, a 125-seat thrust theater, comfortable and inviting practice rooms, a midi lab, recording studio, and rehearsal hall.
A Bosendorfer Imperial Grand Piano featuring eight full octaves is available for use thanks to local philanthropists.
Performances feature students, community members and visiting guest artists.
Extensive use of timber establishes a bond with the region's history of lumber production and enhances the aesthetics and acoustics
People who pursue careers in the performing arts are generally creative, expressive individuals who are passionate about their craft.
Whether you enjoy singing or coaxing mellow tones from a saxophone, you'll find others who share that love at Lower Columbia College.