Waubonsee offers a wide variety of classes in theory, history, performance and overall musicianship. We offer you a comprehensive overview of the tools and knowledge you will need to further your abilities in the world of music.
No matter your instrument or learning style, you'll find what you need here. Our instructors concentrate on guiding you in traditional studies on instruments such as piano, voice, woodwinds and brass. You can take a few courses or earn an Associate in Arts (AA) transfer degree with a focus on music or a more specialized Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) degree in Music Performance or Education. If you wish to pursue the AFA, you are required to meet with the Counseling Center to make sure you are meeting the requirements of both Waubonsee and your chosen transfer school.
If you're interested in the combination of music and technology, check out our courses in electronic music and software computer recording. Or earn a Certificate of Achievement in Audio Production Technology.
Music students can learn a lot in the classroom or studio, but they also learn invaluable lessons up on stage. Each fall and spring semester, Waubonsee's Steel Band, Jazz Band, Rock Band and Chorale present free concerts for the community in the Sugar Grove Campus Auditorium. The Performing Arts Collective (PAC) is a student group that gives musicians a chance to share their abilities and expand their knowledge.
Longtime Professor Emeritus of Music Gibby Monokoski passed away this past April. To celebrate the life he lived and the music he played, Waubonsee will host a special concert this fall, and we invite you to join us.
Gibby Monokoski Memorial Concert
Friday, Oct. 10 • 7 p.m.
Academic and Professional Center
Sugar Grove Campus