Creative Arts and Design

Music Department

The music curriculum provides a program for the student who wishes to pursue an advanced degree in music, become a professional musician, prepare for a career in public school teaching, broaden a general knowledge of music, or develop performance skills. Students will be given the theory, keyboard, and sight-reading skills necessary to transfer to a four-year college music curriculum, where they will be expected to pass proficiency exams in each of these areas. Participation in at least one principal performance group is highly recommended for each semester.

Career Information

Music Careers


Hours: The Lab opens on Monday August 23 at 10am and closes on December 8 at 7pm.

The hours the Lab is open this semester are:

  • 10am-7pm on M-T-W-TH

  • 10am-2pm on Friday

  • No Saturdays

Covid-19 Safety

  • Masks: Masks are required to be worn by everyone AT ALL times while in the Lab, Practice Rooms, Recording Studios! A face covering must have no visible holes or openings and must cover the nose and mouth. Face coverings include any of the following: a surgical mask, a medical procedure mask, a respirator worn voluntarily (N95 mask), or a tightly woven fabric or non-woven material of at least two layers. The following are NOT APPROVED face coverings: a scarf, ski mask, balaclava, gator, bandana, turtleneck, collar, or single layer of fabric.

  • Practice Rooms:

  • Photo ID required - no ID, no access, no exceptions. For security reasons we CANNOT ACCEPT: Passports, or Credit Cards with photo ID

  • Maximum occupancy is 1 person in rooms A-K, N & O; Recordings Studios A, C, and D

  • Maximum occupancy is 2 people in L & M

  • Masks are required to be worn at all times by all students (including singers), except wind players when they are playing their instrument

  • Recording Studios, Percussion Room and Instrument Locker: 

  • student MUST be on the approved list given to the Lab by the Instructors

  • student must sign into SARS

  • student must sign in on appropriate sign-in sheet

Lockers: Only registered Music and Theatre Arts Students can reserve a locker

  • Combination locks are REQUIRED (available in the Bookstore) - Key Locks will be removed

  • Students remove and fill out the Locker Information Form from the locker they wish to use and bring it to the Lab

  • Student records their name in the Locker Binder in the space provided by the locker number along with the combination

  • Students provide ID to the Lab Instructor member in exchange for the key to remove the brass padlock

  • Return the key & padlock and retrieve ID

  • Locks and contents must be removed by 3pm on the December 10 3pm

  • Locks not removed by the end of the semester are cut and contents discarded

Lab Sheets and Lab Verification:

  • Lab sheets/Lab Binders and verifying Lab activity by Lab Instructors has been replaced with SARS (computer on the center lateral file counter) for tracking ALL Lab activity.

  • Only the students in classes meeting face-to-face on campus (Mus 2/2M, Mus 5, Mus 6-03, Mus 17A/B/C, Mus 22A/B, Mus 33A/47/547, Mus 51A/B/C) are required to do their Lab on Campus in the Music and Theatre Arts Lab.

  • All students in the ensembles, hybrid and online classes are welcome to use the Lab but do not need to complete their Lab on campus.


We are now using SARS (the computer on the center lateral file cabinet) to track student use of the Music and Theatre Arts Lab, to track the TBA 50 minute Lab, and for COVID-19 tracing.

  • All students coming into the Lab or checking out a practice room, instrument, etc. need to sign in on SARS

  • Students sign in with their student ID

  • Students select the class they want to record Lab activity

  • Students log out in SARS when they are done

Musition and Auralia:

  • We now have the Musition (theory) and Auralia (ear training) software installed directly on all of the computers in the Lab instead of Practica Musica

  • Students create their own accounts (user name & password) to open the software

Vapa Brochure Fall 2021