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Many of our music courses fulfill the arts and letters requirement of our transfer degrees.

topics Arts Communications

Skills & InterestCreativity

CareersArt & Communications

  • A Cellist playing to next to a piano
  • A student practicing a tuba
  • Students in choir practice

Why choose Music?

We offer a wide range of performance and academic music courses. You can study performance at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels in –

  • Choir
  • Band
  • Orchestra

We also provide individual lessons in –

  • Piano
  • Voice
  • Most other instruments

General music study classes include –

  • Music Fundamentals
  • Music Appreciation
  • Aural Skills
  • Music Theory

What will you learn?

Performance options include –

  • Concert Band
  • String Orchestra
  • Concert Choir
  • Chamber Singers

What will you do?

  • Perform
  • Teach
  • Produce
  • Acclaimed Artist Series

    The purpose of the Acclaimed Artist Series is to bring world-class performers to Salem to share their music with our students and the greater Salem community.

    The artists performing in concert at Chemeketa for the 2019-20 Acclaimed Artist Series are –

    • Huun Huur Tu (throat singers)
    • Voces8 (vocal ensemble)
    • Ladysmith Black Mambazo (a cappella ensemble)
    • Mariachi Ciudad de Guadalajara and Ballet Folklorico Mexico en la Piel (music, dance, and storytelling)

    Click here for information regarding tickets, pricing and sponsorships.

  • Music In The Vineyard 2020

    The Music in the Vineyard Event originally scheduled for sometime in February of 2020 at Willamette Valley Vineyards has been postponed until further notice. Please check back for updates.