Music Program

Music Program

Music clubs and course offerings have been a part of Phoenix College since the earliest days of the college in the 1920s, making the Music Program one of the oldest in the state of Arizona.

The Phoenix College Music Program blends tradition, innovation, and artistic excellence, all nestled in the vibrant cultural scene of central Phoenix. The program offers students an immersive experience in the world of music, embracing a wide spectrum of genres and instruments, from classical to contemporary popular music, jazz to rock, and everything in between. Students have the opportunity to explore their passion and hone their musical skills under the guidance of dedicated faculty who are accomplished musicians in their own right.

Numerous performance ensemble opportunities exist for students and community members alike, including several choirs, wind ensemble, orchestra, jazz combos, big band, mariachi ensemble, percussion ensembles—including the steel pan ensemble—plus several chamber ensembles of various types and instrumentation.

What truly sets the Phoenix College Music Program apart is its commitment to fostering an inclusive and supportive musical community. Students from all backgrounds and levels of experience come together to create beautiful and impactful music. Beyond the classroom, the program actively engages with the local music scene, providing students with opportunities to collaborate with professional musicians and participate in community events.

Graduates of this program leave not only with musical proficiency but also with a deep appreciation for the transformative power of music and the skills necessary to pursue careers as performers, educators, composers, or in various other facets of the music industry, enriching the cultural tapestry of the region and beyond.

Those more interested in pursuing music-related careers within the industry should check out Phoenix College’s Music Industry Studies programs, which includes Audio Production Technologies and Music Business.