The mission of the South Suburban College Music Department is to offer educational and service programs in music for the Chicago south suburban community it serves.
This program provides college level music curricula and classes equivalent to those found in the first two years of baccalaureate music programs at four-year colleges, universities and music conservatories. After satisfactorily completing degree requirements for the AFA in Music, the student will be able to successfully transfer to a four-year institution to complete a baccalaureate degree in music.
The Music Department Preparatory Programs provide area adults and children with music classes, workshops, private lessons and performance experiences that provide lifelong opportunities for musical growth and enjoyment.
Providing intensive training for high school students considering majoring in music in college is the purpose of the College Music Preparatory Program. Classes and applied lessons in this program are designed to prepare the student for successful entrance into a college level music curriculum. Emphasis is on performance and musicianship skills. After achieving specific levels of performance and musicianship the preparatory student will be able to demonstrate acceptable proficiency in music performance and music reading to enter a college level music curriculum.
Performance opportunities, classes and private music lessons are also offered to area elementary and high school students who are not striving to become professional musicians. These activities are intended to expand and enhance elementary and high school music programs or provide musical opportunities for students who are unable to participate in other precollege programs. After participating in ensembles, classes or lessons, the precollege student will be able to demonstrate increased performance skills.
The Continuing Education Program offers music classes, workshops, ensembles and private lessons for adults who wish to expand or enhance their musical opportunities. After participating in ensembles or taking private or class instruction, the adult student will have a greater understanding and mastery of basic music skills. The program is centered around providing adults lifelong performance opportunities which enrich musical experiences as a performer.
Email Godwin Chou, Department Chair