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:


Course Descriptions


Contact Information

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

Larry Ward, World Music and Music History
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 294, (630) 942-4174

Pam Eiten, Applied Music
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 228, (630) 942-2391

Liberal Arts Division
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2616, (630) 942-2047

Fine and Applied Arts Office
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 219, (630) 942-2048


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    Jarrett HermanMusic

    "I'm learning more of what I want to learn than I had ever been permitted to do in high school. The faculty and coursework is providing me with the invaluable knowledge and understanding that I desire, especially everyone in the Music program." 

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    Theresa VargasMusic

    "College of DuPage has made me more well-rounded. I am getting better at seeing things from multiple perspectives, my analytical skills have sharpened, and my critical thinking abilities are stronger."

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  • Chad Bobik

    Chad BobikMusic

    "When I first started at College of DuPage, I had no idea how many opportunities would truly arise. Once I set foot on this campus, my future really began to crystallize right before my eyes."

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  • Nissa Anderson

    Nissa AndersonMusic

    "Private universities are expensive, and COD is a great way to keep on track academically while still being able to save money. I also enjoy how flexible COD is and how I can choose classes to fit my schedule."

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  • Ronda de Paola

    Ronda de PaolaMusic

    Ronda de Paola received several scholarships during her time at COD: the Tandaric Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship, the COD Returning Adult Scholarship and the Naperville Rotary Scholarship.

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  • Dave Govertsen

    Dave GovertsenMusic

    "It was a great experience because I got to work in small group settings, whereas other colleges may have had two if not three times as many students. It was the right fit for me."

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  • Beth Malouf

    Beth MaloufMusic

    "College of DuPage gave me such a great start and I feel lucky to have been able to learn from the instructors here. The music program has so much to offer and it truly prepared me for my education and career in music therapy."

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