Create and interpret beautiful music with confidence

Music is infused into the very essence of what it means to be human—mind, body and soul. Study at the College of Lake County to experience the magic of making music as you develop your talents.

Carry your creativity, discipline and analytical skills into the fields of music, education, business, marketing—anywhere you want, really! We’ll help you find the perfect pitch for a rewarding career.

Why study Music with us?

We design your courses with a focused blend of theory, ear training, sight singing and music history. At the same time, you maximize work-ready skills such as careful listening, critical thinking and creative communication—all while celebrating your immense love of music.

You focus on vocal or instrumental music. We offer private lessons in piano, voice, wind instruments, guitar, bass or percussion—so you can refine your skills in the music you’re most passionate about.


  • Performance Opportunities

    Hone and showcase your talents & join the instrumental and choral groups.
  • Financial Aid/Scholarships Available

    Based on need and/or achievement. Explore ways to pay for college.
  • Transfer Degree

    Save on your first 2 years and transfer your credits to the 4-year school of your choice.
  • Program Length: 2 Years

    Full-time students finish in 2 years.

Transfer Degree

For students planning to transfer to a 4-year college or university for a bachelor’s degree.

These programs are built around general education classes that lead to an associate degree designed to transfer to a 4-year school. CLC participates in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) to ensure that approved courses will transfer to other participating colleges and universities. Transfer degrees typically take 2 years* to complete.

*Assumes full-time enrollment.

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Associate in Arts
Transfer Degree

Courses in the program

We offer a wide range of courses in aural skills, theory of music, music ensemble, class piano, music literature—and so much more!

Meet our instructors

Experience the benefit of small class sizes and personalized instruction from your CLC instructors.

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Be debt-free at CLC

CLC has some of the lowest tuition around. Financial aid and scholarships are available—even for working adults.

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Discover majors and career paths to complement and extend your intuitive interests and abilities.

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