Community Music

Let's Make Music

...and broaden your musical talents!

Music studies serve our students and community by offering college students, area high school musicians, and area community members the resources to broaden their music education.


Our program presents survey courses and performance ensembles offered in the context of a broad, liberal arts education. These classes and ensembles, such as Music Appreciation, Piano I, Guitar I, Concert Choir and Wind Symphony available to students and community members who are looking to keep music a part of their lives without seeking a music career or a four-year music school experience.


WSCC also offers performance ensembles and courses for the exceptionally driven student aspiring to continue his or her music education.  Advanced level music classes, such as Music Theory II, Guitar and Piano II, the Jazz Ensemble and the Chamber Winds were developed to provide our students a bridge to the next level of advanced music studies.

High-level musicianship is a by-product of many core values taught at the college including critical thinking, leadership, accountability, integrity and professionalism. Our music faculty prides itself on meeting the needs of our students through professional mentorship and relational teaching.


Typically, music at WSCC has over 250 students enrolled in a music class or performing ensemble every semester.  Our well-equipped, modern facilities are built to the highest standards in acoustics and technology. Our facilities include the 300-seat, fully equipped Center Stage Theater, including three dressing rooms, instrumental studio, vocal studio, 14-seat Digital Mac Music Lab, four Wenger practice facilities and a recording studio which houses our LAVA online radio station.

To become involved with our music program, contact Ted Malt, Professor of Music Studies at 231-843-5776 or email at tdmalt@westshore.edu.