Music Program

Music Program

The Music Program offers an Associate of Arts in Performing Arts degree with a concentration in Music and a Certificate of Technical Studies in Music; Bossier Parish Community College is the only public college in the Shreveport/Bossier City metropolitan area to offer a music major degree. The Associate of Arts in Performing Arts (Music concentration)is one of the most rigorous degrees offered at Bossier Parish Community College. The primary objective of this program is to provide students with formal music training and enhance their music performance skills through solo and ensemble performance in band, choir, and recitals.


Fall 2017 Music Audition

The date for fall 2017 music scholarship auditions has been scheduled for Saturday April 29, 2017. The auditions will take place in the Performing Arts Theatre, Building C, Room 123.

Students must call or email to schedule an audition and a specific 20 minute time slot.

Students enrolling in Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Concert Band, or Jazz Ensemble are eligible for a music scholarship. Students do not need to be music majors to enroll in the ensembles or receive a music scholarship, but an audition is required to earn the scholarship. Music scholarships may be renewed for up to six semesters and the scholarships do not cover fees or books.

To learn more about what to prepare for the audition or schedule a date and time for an audition, students should contact Dr. Hart at 318-678-6146 or mhart@bpcc.edu.

Associate Degree

The Associate of Arts in Performing Arts with a concentration in Music is designed to attract students who

  • Desire formal music training - either as a two-year degree or as the first two years of serious music study toward a four-year university Bachelor of Music degree.
  • Seek potential careers in music to include performing, composition, and teaching.
  • Desire courses that can be applied toward a variety of four-year degrees.
  • Wish to enhance their music performance skills through ensemble performance in band and choir.

Associate of Arts in Performing Arts with a concentration in Music

Vocal Music

Concert Choir

Concert Choir

Concert ChoirA diverse variety of choir repertoire will be rehearsed and performed each term. Instruction also includes coaching toward proper ensemble and individual performance techniques, sight-reading, and rhythmic reading skills.

MUSC 148: Concert Choir. (1 credit hour) A diverse variety of choir repertoire will be rehearsed and performed each term. Instruction will also include coaching toward proper ensemble/individual performance techniques, sight reading, and rhythmic reading skills. Open to all students. (May be repeated for credit.)

MUSC 149: Chamber Singers. (1 credit hour) Prerequisite: MUSC 148 and Audition An advanced choral ensemble of approximately sixteen voices specializing in the performance of chamber choral music from all historical periods. Open to all students by audition. On and off campus performances required as needed for public relations functions and semester concerts. (May be repeated for credit.)

 

Audition Requirements for a Music Scholarship:

  • Prepare one selection of your choice
  • Sight-reading
  • Pitch matching and voice vocalization included

Instrumental Music

Concert Winds


Concert Band

MUSC 140: Concert Band. (1 credit hour) A diverse variety of band repertoire will be rehearsed and performed each term. Works to be studied will include, but not be limited to, orchestral transcriptions, original band and wind ensemble works, solos with band accompaniment, and section features. Instruction will also include coaching toward proper ensemble/individual performance techniques, sight reading, and rhythmic reading skills. Open to all students who have high school experience playing a traditional band instrument. (May be repeated for credit.)

Band

Jazz Ensemble

MUSC 144: Jazz Ensemble. (1 credit hour) A diverse variety of jazz-related repertoire will be rehearsed and performed each term. Works to be studied will include, but not limited to, transcriptions, original jazz and big band ensemble works, solos with band accompaniment, and section features. Instruction will also include coaching toward proper ensemble/individual performance techniques, sight reading, and rhythmic reading skills. Open to all students who have high school experience playing a traditional jazz ensemble instrument. Admittance is based on available seats in the ensemble. (May be repeated for credit.)

Jazz Ensemble

Cavalier Show Band

Members of the Concert Winds are automatically in the Cavalier Show Band.

 

Audition Requirements for a Music Scholarship:

  • Prepare one selection of your choice
  • Major scales up to 3 #s and 3 bs
  • Sight-reading
  • Drum set styles - Rock, Swing, Latin (set drummers only)

RecitalMusic Scholarships

Music scholarships are available to all students enrolled in the ensembles. An audition is required before a music scholarship may be awarded, but is not required to enroll in the ensembles for credit. (see requirements above)

Don't panic, if you have been active in your high school band or choir, you should possess the skills we are looking for!

For more information, or to arrange a music scholarship audition, contact Dr. Michael D. Hart at 318-678-6146 or mhart@bpcc.edu.