State Fair Community College

Why study music? 

Careers in music are broad and diverse. Careers in teaching, performance, music therapy, church music, music industry, television/radio broadcasting, musicology, music business attorneys,  architectural acoustic consultants, and arts administrators provide a wide scope of career opportunities for today's musicians. Reflecting dignity and prestige, each music career brings satisfaction and happiness to the lives of countless people. Thousands of people in the United States find great pleasure through music as an avocation. 

A study of 7,500 university students revealed that music majors scored the highest reading scores among all majors including English, biology, chemistry and math. 

~The Case for Music in the Schools, Phi Delta Kappa, 1994

 

Activities

The Music Arts program at SFCC offers a variety of experiences for all students who are interested in performing or just learning a little more about music. Those who are pursuing a four-year degree in music will find that the curriculum and instructors are of the highest quality and that the music credits earned at SFCC will transfer to nearly all four-year institutions. 

Performing vocal ensembles include the Concert Chorale, Harmonium Chamber Choir, and Soundsation Express (swing choir).  The Jazz Runners is an instrumental ensemble.

Music scholarships are available for eligible students (a major in music is not required). For more information, check out the Web pages at left.

View COURSE CATALOG for program requirements.This program requires students to have certain essential qualifications in order to be admitted and retained in the program. Click Essential Skills to view program specific qualifications.

For information about the Music Arts current season of performances, click here. To purchase tickets online, click BUY NOW.

Contact 

Ron Sayer
Program Coordinator and Instructor
Stauffacher Center for the Fine Arts
(660) 596-7269
rsayer@sfccmo.edu
Cynthia Groff
Instructor
Stauffacher Center for the Fine Arts
(660) 596-7368
cgroff@sfccmo.edu
Michael Grove
Instructor
Stauffacher Center for the Fine Arts
(660) 596-7368
 mgrove@sfccmo.edu
Kevin Holbert
Instructor
Stauffacher Center for the Fine Arts
(660) 596-7368
 kholbert@sfccmo.edu
Gwendolyn Kappelman
Instructor
Stauffacher Center for the Fine Arts
(660) 596-7368
gkappelman@sfccmo.edu
Randy Melick
Instructor
Stauffacher Center for the Fine Arts
(660) 596-7368
rmelick@sfccmo.edu
Julie McNew
Instructor
Stauffacher Center for the Fine Arts
(660) 596-7368
jmcnew@sfccmo.edu
 
 

 

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