Why study music?
Are you passionate about performing and creating music? Maybe it’s the art of performing, or maybe your calling is to teach others and instill in them the joy of performing and creating music. Music is an integral component of life and culture and is part of our shared human experience. Studying music at Parkland College is a cost- effective way to pursue your goals with instruction from skilled musicians.
Additionally, the skills learned as a trained musician are transferable skills that will help you succeed in all areas of life. You’ll learn discipline, organization, collaboration, and time management, while practicing to master musical skills and participate as a member of a musical ensemble.
Completing a degree in music can prepare you for careers in a variety of fields such as performance, education, arts administration, music business, community arts management, events manager, and music therapy. See the Bureau of Labor Statistics for average annual salaries for musicians and careers in music.
At Parkland, you'll have the advantage of small class sizes, taught by master faculty—never teaching assistants. Your success is our priority.
Music Program Scholarship
50% tuition and fees scholarship available. Learn more.
"Parkland's Music Scholarship enabled me to focus on achieving my academic goals. I am becoming more confident in myself as a musician and I am looking forward to how I will grow beyond Parkland."
— Briana Sykes
Parkland College offers a variety of music classes to prepare you for an advanced degree or to fulfill general education requirements.