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Music Department


Since 1968, the Kaskaskia College Music Department has had a thriving performance program encompassing ensembles such as concert band, concert choir, chamber singers, madrigal singers, jazz choir, student jazz bands & jazz ensembles, pep-band, percussion ensemble, drumline, and several big band jazz bands. Other performance opportunities also exist within the department. 

The music department offers its students a strong background in music theory, ear-training, piano, and composition as well as performance. With smaller class sizes and a commitment to quality, the Kaskaskia College Music Department is an excellent way to begin your musical journey. 

Kaskaskia College offers an educational environment that is demanding yet supportive. We are here to help students who are interested in becoming public school teachers, professional performers, conductors, composers, recording studio technicians, music therapists, and private music teachers by providing the first steps toward those careers. We are also here to help those who would like an opportunity to perform with a challenging ensemble.

We hope that you will review the information on this site and consider becoming a student of the Kaskaskia College Music Department. Should you decide to attend, we are confident you will find many challenging and exciting opportunities.

Instrumental and Vocal Music

Providing many options for students throughout each season, Kaskaskia College ensembles offer opportunities for majors and non-majors alike. Offering seven instrumental ensembles and five choral ensembles that present over 40 performances each year, the music department provides something for everyone. 

Our faculty of outstanding and nationally recognized educators are dedicated to providing our students with a rich musical environment and an excellent education through private lessons, large and small ensembles, and interactive classes.

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Instrumental Music

2016-2017 Kaskaskia College Instrumental Music Highlights.
 
 
 
 
Student SingingPlay Video

Choral Music

2016-2017 Highlights from the Kaskaskia College Choral Program

Getting Started

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College Admission

Before you become a member of the Music Department you will need to enroll as a Kaskaskia College student. The following link will provide information about the process

Professor Cliff Jourdan performance

Contact

If you have any questions about the program, or would like to have an instructor come out to work with your ensemble(s), please drop us a note with any questions you may have.

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Scholarship Opportunities

The Kaskaskia College Music Department awards a number of performance based scholarships annually. These scholarships are awarded to deserving students who will utilize their talents to enhance our program.

Music Programs and Courses

Music Events

Upcoming Music events

All Events
Oct 2

KC Fall Instrumental Concert

7:30 PM Jane Knight Auditorium
Oct 15

Fall Choir Concert

7:00 PM Jane Knight Auditorium
Nov 15

Neil Simons "Fools" Fall Play

9:30 AM Kaskaskia College - Jane Knight Auditorium

Music Faculty

Cliff  Jourdan

Cliff Jourdan

Professor of Music
Lynda  Marshall

Lynda Marshall

Assistant Professor of Music

Contact Us

Cliff Jourdan

Professor of Music

Phone  |  618-545-3324

Lynda Marshall

Assistant Professor of Music

Phone  |  618-545-3341

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