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Orchestrate your future…
The music program at Sheridan College offers core undergraduate courses which prepare students for upper-level study in applied music, music education, music theory, music history, music technology, or music theater. Portions of the program are approved for teacher re-certification and can fulfill requirements for elementary education majors needing training in music. Students in other disciplines enroll in general music courses to fulfill various general education requirements and for personal enrichment.
Students electing to major in music are expected to become proficient in written and aural theory; acquire a historical perspective of music; develop instrumental or vocal performance skills; and to cultivate a professional approach to ensemble rehearsal techniques and performance. Music majors participate in at least one ensemble during each semester, subject to audition when required. Upon completion of the program, students can choose to transfer to a four-year institution, or to pursue a career in music. Musicians work in a number of freelance fields including recording, composition, private studio teaching, and performance. Some musicians have steady, salaried positions within large orchestras, high schools and colleges.
Distinguished Professional Faculty
|Dr. Christian Erickson|
|Coordinator of Music Theory & Technology|
|Instructor of Voice and
Director of Choral Music
Instructor of Guitar
Coordinator of Keyboard Instruction
Instructor of Flute
SC Performance Groups:
Jazz Ensemble- Jazz Ensemble is an ensemble usually numbering from 14 to 18 members and performs music in mostly jazz genres. The group usually performs 2 concerts per semester and also may perform at other functions such as dances as the opportunities occur.
Wind Ensemble – The wind ensemble numbers from 35-50 members and performs symphonic band literature, including many of the standard major works for band, at 2 concerts per semester.
Collegiate Chorale – This large chorus meets one evening per week to rehearse works in a variety of choral music forms. The Chorus performs at least one concert each semester.
Chamber Choir – The singers meet daily to rehearse work of sufficient difficulty to challenge the vocal music major. A variety of forms are included in the repertoire, from madrigals to modern jazz. The ensemble tours each spring and averages 10-20 performances a year. Students must audition for this group.
- Music Tech Ensemble – This ensemble meets two hours per week to create, rehearse, and perform music using handheld electronic devices, laptop computers, synthesizers, and other instruments. Emphasis is placed on group composition and improvisation in a variety of musical styles and genres.