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Music Program


Vocal Concentration

Serena Jenkins Clark

(208) 732-6768

Keyboard Concentration / Classical Guitar Concentration / String Concentration

Sue Miller

(208) 732-6769

Brass Concentration

George Halsell

(208) 732-6767

Percussion Concentration

Scott Farkas

(208) 732-6763

Woodwind Concentration

Ben Britton

(208) 732-6765


Program Overview

The Music program is a transfer program designed to result in an Associate of Arts degree, and meets the general education requirements of all Idaho public universities. In order to ensure transferability of coursework, students should coordinate course selection with the requirements of the institution to which they intend to transfer.

The Music program at CSI provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully move into the final two years of a Bachelor’s degree program in music. Students completing a Bachelor’s degree often enter the following professions: Music Performance, Music Education, Music Therapy and/or Music Business. In addition, students completing an Associate of Arts degree often work as studio teachers.

Piano Proficiency Requirement: Students must also pass a piano proficiency requirement in order to graduate. This requirement can be met via a C or better in MUSI 155 or MUSI 156 or passing the department piano proficiency exam.

Concentration Courses/Ensemble requirement: All music majors are required to select an area of concentration. Each concentration requires a minimum of 6 credits in large ensembles and a minimum of 4-6 credits of MUSA Lessons for music majors prior to graduation. Large ensembles are identified as MUSI 120, MUSI 121, MUSI 130, and MUSI 133. Please see concentration for specific requirements.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Music program, a student will be able to:

  1. Exhibit performance proficiency on their major instrument at a level sufficient to enter their junior year at a four-year university.
  2. Perform on the major instrument at required levels of expertise.
  3. Demonstrate a requisite knowledge of music theory
  4. Demonstrate requisite abilities in sight singing and ear training.
  5. Demonstrate requisite abilities in large-ensemble performance practice
  6. Demonstrate intermediate keyboard proficiency.

Sample Career Opportunities:

  • Music Performance
  • Music Education
  • Music Therapy
  • Music Business
  • Studio Teachers
  • Musicians
  • Singers

*Talk to an advisor for additional career choices