Please consult a faculty member or the coordinator listed below before beginning your coursework.
- Music, Associate in Fine Arts
- Music, Associate in Arts
- Music, Associate in Applied Science
When planning your coursework, use the Student Planning Worksheet. Degree information and the worksheet can be found on the following files:
Gainful Employment Information
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Lee R. Kesselman, Vocal and Choral Music
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 136, (630) 942-2552
Tom Tallman, Instrumental Music
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 137, (630) 942-2369
Ken Paoli, Recording Technology
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 293, (630) 942-2584
Do you wish that you could express yourself through music? Interested in learning to sing or to play a musical instrument? Enroll in a class today!
“When I enrolled at College of DuPage, my interests were divided between music and theater. Eventually, those interests collided. This exposure to so many musical and theatrical experiences was an education that simply could not be found elsewhere. Without the broad range of artistic experiences and opportunities I gained at College of DuPage, I wouldn’t be the artist I am today.”Read Spotlight
“COD gave me a little more time to figure out what I wanted to do with my career. I was still getting the same education as I would anywhere else. I have my Music Business degree, but there are so many different routes that music can take you. You can stay on the management side and manage artists. You can be a tour manager, work in a studio and organize entertainment events. Take your time in deciding what you want to do, and keep an open mind because it can always change.”Read Spotlight
“COD has so much talent, and when you’re working with musicians who love what they do, it makes a difference. And I could take other classes, like anthropology, photography, drawing and art history, which makes it all come together. It was completely worth it to go to College of DuPage.”Read Spotlight
Amy Beth KirstenMusic
I was lucky to have experiences early on in my development, like at COD, which gave me the confidence to keep going. It’s really the joy I find in the music itself that keeps me motivated, When you find something that makes you so happy and stimulates your intellect - and you feel you have something to contribute - it’s impossible to resist.”Read Spotlight
"The instructors taught me in a way that allowed me to be myself and further myself, and not like someone off an assembly line. During my time at COD, they had the confidence in me to hire me for shows inside and outside of school activities, and they still do to this day."Read Spotlight
2011 Guggenheim Fellow
College of DuPage alum Amy Beth Kirsten is among 180 scholars to be named among 2011's batch of Guggenheim Fellows.
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