The Music department provides instruction in music appreciation and history, music theory, individual instrumental and vocal instruction, and solo and ensemble instrumental and vocal performance. These courses are designed for students who wish to develop a greater appreciation for music as well as those who plan to pursue a music degree at a four-year institution.

Career Opportunities

    A degree in music education prepares graduates to teach music in public elementary and secondary schools. A master or doctoral degree is usually required to teach music in colleges and universities. Musicians also teach in private schools and recreational associations as well instructing individual students in private instruction. Numerous opportunities are also available in the field of professional performance.


Thomas Simon

Phone: (509) 527-4690

Walla Walla Campus 500 Tausick Way Walla Walla, WA 99362


The Music department seeks to inspire students to discover their potential and to succeed in achieving their goals by providing a wide variety of guided appreciation and performance opportunities, a nurturing, creative atmosphere, and a challenging learning environment. The music curriculum is designed to guide each student along a path of musical enrichment, a lifelong exploration of the creative act of making and experiencing music.

Program Outcomes

  • Analyze different types of vocal and instrumental music.
  • Apply major terms, vocabulary, methods, concepts, and theories relevant to music.
  • Evaluate the cultural and historical significance of music.
  • For music majors:
    • Demonstrate increased vocal and instrument proficiency
    • Apply advanced music theory principles