Music

A music student writing musical score on a marker board in the classroom.

Overview

Music

If you love listening to, reading and playing music, Elgin Community College is a great place to develop your skills and talents. ECC has professional performance facilities, private instruction, individual practice rooms, and multiple performance opportunities. Learn from faculty who are professional musicians themselves and know how to coach you toward at your best performance yet. Explore choral and vocal music, improvisational jazz, concert band, orchestra, steel band, and musical theatre. Develop an essential foundation through coursework in music appreciation, history, and theory. After mastering skills at ECC, you’ll sing in the right key for success when transferring to a four-year college or university to continue your studies.

Music Production

Do you have a love for music and a deep appreciation for the technology behind it? ECC’s certificate in Music Production will prepare you for entry-level employment in a recording studio and enables you to develop the skills necessary to record and produce your own music.

Throughout the program, you will learn best practices and experience using industry-standard recording software such as Pro Tools, Logic, and Adobe Audition. Whether your goal is to begin a career in the field or simply learn the skills needed to create high quality music, this certificate will get you started.

Students should begin with MUS 150 (Introduction to Music Production) and MUS 170 (Recording Techniques I) during their first semester, as these are prerequisites for the advanced recording classes. MUS 171 (Recording Techniques II) is only available during fall semesters.

Program Highlights

Prepare for Immediate Employment

Basic Certificate

Planning to Transfer


Learn more about earning a Bachelor’s degree, earning summer credits for transfer or dual admissions with a university by visiting University Transfer & Partnerships.