Music at Clackamas Community College

Whether you dream of performing rock n’ roll, classical or anything in between, CCC Music’s Department can help you get ready for a career as a professional musician. The college offers strong programs in Music Performance, Music Technology and Music Theory-Composition, making CCC an ideal place to pursue your musical interests.

The Music Department at Clackamas Community College offers two-year degree programs in traditional and contemporary performance styles, as well as a one-year certificate in Music Technology.

Our alumni are currently working in the field as professional musicians, music educators, producers, composers, recording engineers, music engravers, sound designers, live sound engineers, church worship leaders and more.

At Clackamas, you’ll hone your stage skills by participating in one CCC’s seven performance groups and performing in a variety of concerts and major music festivals:

  • Wind Ensemble
  • Chamber Choir
  • Contemporary
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Vocal Jazz
  • String Orchestra
  • Jazz Combo

Why choose CCC's music program?

  • CCC’s program is one of the best values for the money. Not only is tuition more affordable than comparable programs, but there are a variety of scholarships available.
  • Clackamas offers incredible resources for you to practice your craft including Music Technology Labs where you can perform, record, and produce music media.
  • A long and unbroken history of strong preparation for traditional music performance, composition/theory, and music education students.
  • An innovative Digital Media Communications 2-year degree that broadens the range of “creative” careers open to music students.
  • CCC has Oregon’s only state-approved Music Technology professional-technical certificate.
  • Our vocal and instrumental ensemble student have taken tours to Estonia, England, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Canada and the USA.

Music Performances at CCC

We offer many opportunities to hear live music performances and orchestrate competitive performance festivals for students, faculty and many others. Please join us and support local musicians by attending one of our many events!

Contemporary Voices Summer Music Camp

CCC’s summer camp is open to all singers who want to immerse themselves in a five-day musical journey that can foster growth and inspiration.

Directed by Dr. Kathleen Hollingsworth, CCC’s Director of Vocal Music, there will be daily classes in singing, songwriting, recording, choir, circle singing and more! Come as you are; all musical skill levels are welcome!

Music Programs

A.S. Associates of Science transfer degree (Two years)

A.A.S. Associates of Applied Science degree (Two years)

C.C. Certificate of Completion (One year)

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