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Music Department

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Scottsdale Community College Department of Music has a vision of student-centered learning and success. We are committed to serving our diverse community by offering a high quality musical experience through classroom, private instruction, and performance opportunities. Our comprehensive course offerings serve students who are music majors, as well as those who enroll to meet college requirements, or for personal interest.

In addition to traditional music performance, Scottsdale Community College also offers an innovative curriculum designed to prepare students for careers in today's music industry. We offer comprehensive educational and support classes that enable students to achieve their academic and personal potential.

Upcoming Events

In collaboration with the Film + Theater Department, the SCC Music Department is proud to present the Spring 2022 Musical Theater Production of A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder. View the Musical Theater Schedule for more information and to reserve your tickets.

Music Week

SCC Music Department’s Schedule for Recital Week, May 9 - 14, 2022. Free and open to the public. For more information contact Eric Rasmussen (480) 423-6723 or

Monday, May 9

  • Jazz Showcase
  • Featuring Dennis Rowland and The Desert Mountain High School Jazz Band
  • 7:30 pm, Amphitheater (Weather Permitting)
  • This is the second recital by the SCC Jazz Orchestra sharing the amphitheater stage with local high school jazz ensembles. Three different ensembles will be performing.
  • Flute Ensemble
  • 7:30 pm, Music Building Recital Hall (MUS115)

Tuesday, May 10

  • Guitar Ensemble, Wind Septet, and West African Percussion Ensemble
  • 7:30PM, Performing Arts Center

Thursday, May 12

  • SCC Chamber Singers and Orchestra
  • 7 pm, Performing Art Center

Saturday, May 14

  • Scottsdale Concert Band presents the Magical Musical Tour
  • 7:30 pm, Performing Arts Center

Summer 2022 Music Programs and Course Offerings

The SCC Music Department’s summer program offers private instruction, introductory classes and general requirements for our degree and certificate tracts. So, if you’re a new student looking to get a head start, or current student who wants to get some pre-requisites completed quickly, our summer program is just right for you!

Most summer classes are being held online and a few take just five weeks! For more information on our classes, please email or visit the links below.

Summer Strings Camps are Back!

Visit the Summer Music Institute for more information on our Elementary, Middle, and High School summer camps.

Programs of Study

For more information on our music instructors, please visit the Faculty Directory. Use the search engine to look up instructors by course and semester.