JWCC Music Department

The JWCC Music Department offers you a great place to start! Whether you’re planning a career in music or just want to improve your skills, our program provides a challenging curriculum, solid, one-on-one training and a number of performance opportunities.


Performance opportunities

For students who wish to continue involvement in music, we offer Concert Choir, Vocal Show Ensemble, and Band.  All groups participate in a rigorous concert schedule throughout the year and tour to a major metropolitan city each spring. Past destination cities have included Indianapolis, Memphis, Nashville, Kansas City and Chicago, with concerts at AutoZone Park, Stax Music Academy, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Union Station and the Navy Pier.


Transfer degree opportunities

For students wanting to major in music, we now offer an Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree in music that prepares you to transfer to a 4-year institution to complete a Baccalaureate degree in Music.  Classroom instruction in the areas of music theory, ear training and music literature is designed for the music major, but any interested student may enroll. Private lessons are offered in voice, piano, brass, woodwind, percussion, and guitar, and class piano is also available.