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Majoring in music provides a deeper sense of aesthetic and artistic appreciation, an understanding of human expression, and valuable experiences in teamwork and leadership.

Music students build confidence, cultivate a love for the arts, and refine their talents. They develop skills such as time management, marketing, and computer literacy that enhance employment opportunities. Scroll down to learn more!

 

Top 10 Reasons to Study Music at LCC

  • Music scholarships available
  • Dedicated, professional, and approachable faculty
  • Affordable tuition with excellent educational value
  • Small class sizes, supportive peer groups, music clubs
  • Exciting repertoire and excellent ensembles
  • Performances and clinics with nationally recognized guest artists 
  • Local, appreciative concert audiences
  • Instrumental ensemble mentorship with current and former music teachers and professionals
  • Stand-alone Associate of Fine Arts in Music degree with easy transfer to 4-year universities
  • State-of-the art performance venues, classrooms, and instruments

What Can I Do With a Music Major?

Teaching

  • K-12 or college level teacher
  • Private lessons
  • Children's music programs
  • Studio instruction
  • Recreational instruction

Conducting

  • Directing (bands, choirs, etc)
  • Opera companies
  • Musical theatre
  • Armed Forces bands
  • Choral groups

Performing

  • Musical theatre
  • Recording industry
  • Clubs, restaurants, churches
  • Ballet productions
  • Small ensembles


Music Industry

  • Talent acquisition
  • Promotion, media relations
  • Manufacturing
  • Booking
  • Product management

Communications & Broadcasting

  • On air performance
  • Voice overs
  • Music licensing
  • Composing, editing, mixing
  • Research

Composing & Arranging

  • Record companies
  • Musak
  • Motion picture and television
  • Broadway
  • Musical theatre


Music Libraries

  • Colleges and universities
  • Public libraries
  • Radio and television stations
  • Motion picture studies
  • Conservatories

Music Therapy

  • Special education
  • Mental health centers
  • Nursing homes, senior centers
  • Correctional facilities
  • Hospitals and clinics

Behind the Scenes

  • Audio technician
  • Boom operator
  • Music video producer
  • Recording engineer
  • Sound production/mixer

Contact Music Programs

  Gina Challed, Choral Director

 (360) 442-2681
 gchalled@lowercolumbia.edu

  Rob Davis, Chair of Performing & Visual Arts

  (360) 442-2680
  rdavis@lowercolumbia.edu

  Ryan Meagher, Jazz Ensemble Director

 rmeagher@lowercolumbia.edu

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