Rebecca Carmack directs the Music Department and it boasts some of the finest instrumentalists and vocalists in the region. Instrumentalists can showcase their talents in the Concert Band, Pep Band or the Jazz Band. For vocalists, we start with the college’s premier vocal ensemble, The Statesmen Singers. The Concert Choir always delivers beautiful performances featuring a varied repertoire and gifted soloists. The Camerata Illiana is a chamber ensemble performing more challenging pieces. The Singing Seniors remain community favorites.
For students interested in majoring in music, Music Theory, Aural Skills Training, Ensembles and Applied Music form a core that will equip them for the next level of study. The community college setting provides a high degree of personal attention and mentoring both from instructors and experienced performers. The Music Department offers private instruction in voice and a wide range of instruments, including piano, strings, brass, woodwinds and percussion. Piano instruction is also offered in a classroom setting. To round out their music education, students are encouraged to enroll in world music, music appreciation and history.
No matter if you enjoy your music from behind the stands, on the risers, or in the audience, we encourage you to be a part.