The music department at Salt Lake Community College offers a wide variety of programs, tailored to each individual’s needs and short and long-term goals.
It’s safe to say that everyone likes music, in some form or another. Whether it’s alternative rock, contemporary bluegrass or Taylor Swift singing about her ex-boyfriends, it comes from all walks of life.
Not only does the music department offer two-year music education programs for transfer students, but it also offers a more hands-on approach for those students looking to expand their own personal knowledge and musical abilities.
“The experience you gain from SLCC’s hands-on approach is second to none,” says SLCC’s Music Advisor Cindy Clark. “The music department faculty works with students one-on-one to encourage and ensure each student is living up to his or her potential.”
The faculty at SLCC’s music department supports high standards in music education. The department also gives individuals opportunities to learn or improve their music skills in guitar, piano, voice and other instruments.
Along with the amenities mentioned above, they also provide performing experience in auditioned and non-auditioned ensembles.
The department has been recognized for its award-winning ensembles and their numerous contributions to the community.
The ensembles have performed at several local venues for a variety of different function and have even been invited to some of the most prestigious concert halls and festivals, both nationally and abroad.
“[The Faculty] were such a big help. They offered to mentor me, which ended up being way more useful than I imagined,” says SLCC Media Music student Danielle Ortega. “Personally, I believe the experience I’ve gained from performing is going to give me the edge I need when it comes to finding employment in such a competitive job market.”
Each year, a general audition is held in February or March for the upcoming school year.
These auditions determine your placement in SLCC’s ensembles. Talent-based scholarships are awarded to those who qualify, however, only those who participate in ensembles are considered.
If you would like to audition to participate in one of SLCC’s ensembles, please contact Lyle Archibald (Choirs), or Craig Ferrin (Concert Band, Jazz Band or Orchestra).
Participation is not restricted to music majors and all SLCC students are encouraged to participate.
For more information on SLCC’s music department and available programs, check out this page on the college website. You can also contact Cindy Clark at 801-957-3114.