Yes. All students, whether they major in music or not, are welcome to audition and participate in any ensemble sponsored by the Kilgore College Music Department.
Music and Dance Department
For more information on the music studies, contact the chair of the Department of Music and Dance, Dr. Mary Heiden. Please include your area of interest: Choral/Vocal, Band/ Instrumental or Piano.
Two years (four semesters) are required to complete the Associate of Arts in the Field of Study Music degree.
Salaries for musicians depend upon the area of specialization. Qualified music teachers earn salaries comparable to other teachers in the workplace. Band and Choral directors often receive additional salary stipends for their work with their performing groups. Successful performers, sound engineers, music therapists and other technicians name their fees. Salary levels rise with the level of achievement within the field.
A variety of career opportunities are available to those with music degrees including performance, teaching, conducting, composition, music business, church music, sound engineering, music therapy and many others.
Graduates of this two-year program transfer successfully to universities of their choice to complete their music education, many of them becoming recipients of partial to full scholarships from the receiving institutions.
Students involved in music studies at Kilgore College may apply for scholarships that can cover partial to full tuition expenses. These music scholarships are available to both music majors and non-majors for participating in ensembles (such as band and choir), and may enable the student to pay in-district tuition. Those interested in applying for music scholarships should contact the music department faculty approximately three months prior to the semester's start to receive priority consideration.