Instrumental Music


If you currently play an instrument or are looking to learn one please get involved with instrumental music at Bellevue College.  We offer courses perfect for beginners, as well as performance opportunities and various performing ensembles for novice to advanced student musicians. Please read below for more information about instrumental music courses and concert series at Bellevue College. Instrumental Lessons Poster

Instrumental Music Courses at Bellevue College

MUSC 130 Group Piano Instruction I • 2 Cr.

Provides basic keyboard experience for non-majors and prepares the beginning music major for the piano-competency requirement. Studio instruction includes basic music reading, keyboard technique, interpretation, and simple chording.

Instructors: Bob Adams & Shawn Schlogel

MUSC 131 Group Piano Instruction II • 2 Cr.

Continues MUSC 130 with more advanced keyboard and music reading skills. Students learn more keys, chord combinations, and performance of more complex compositions. Prerequisite: MUSC 130 or permission of instructor.

Instructors: Bob Adams & Shawn Schlogel

MUSC 132 Group Piano Instruction III • 2 Cr.

Continues MUSC 131 with intermediate level piano keyboard repertory. Recommended: Completion of MUSC 131.

Instructors: Bob Adams & Shawn Schlogel

MUSC 135 Beginning Guitar • 2 Cr.

Presents the basic skills for reading music and the techniques needed to play the guitar. Intended for students with little or no background in guitar performance. Students must supply their own ACOUSTIC guitar.

Instructor: Mark Wilson

MUSC 136 Intermediate Guitar • 2 Cr.

Develops the skills and knowledge required for playing the guitar, reading music and performance techniques in greater depth. Intended for students with a moderate level of experience. Students must supply their own ACOUSTIC guitar.

Instructor: Mark Wilson

Instrumental Ensembles & Performance Opportunities at Bellevue College

MUSC 106 Jazz Band • 3 Cr.

Offers performance opportunities for instrumentalists within the Stage Band instrumentation. The Jazz Band focuses on jazz improvisation, performance, and interpretation of Big Band jazz literature. Students audition for available chairs. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits. Prerequisite: Prior enrollment in MUSC 106 or permission of instructor.

MUSC 206 BC Jazz Band • 3 Cr.

Offers performance opportunities for instrumentalists within the Stage Band instrumentation who have completed three quarters of MUSIC 106. The ensemble focuses on jazz improvisation, performance, and interpretation of Big Band jazz literature. Students audition for available chairs. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits. Prerequisite: May enroll in MUSC 206 after 3 quarters (9 credits) in MUSC 106.

Both MUSC 106/206 are Directed by Jim Sisko  Please note that in addition to what is outlined above, MUSC 106 B /206  B will focus on small jazz ensemble literature and will perform as a group known as Jazz Combos. Contact Jim Sisko: jim.sisko@bellevuecollege.edu

MUSC 101 Community Symphonies • 1 Cr.

Students earn credit for playing in approved community orchestras or ensembles. Provides an opportunity to perform a wide variety of literature. Rehearsals are usually one evening per week. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Participation may require audition. Prerequisite: Permission of program chair for approved ensembles.

For more information, contact Thomas Almli at: thomas.almli@bellevuecollege.edu

MUSC 102 Community Band • 1 Cr.

Students earn credit for playing in approved community bands or wind ensembles. Provides an opportunity to perform a wide variety of literature. Rehearsals are usually one evening per week. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Participation may require audition. Prerequisite: Permission of program chair for approved ensembles.

 

For more information, contact Thomas Almli at: thomas.almli@bellevuecollege.edu

MUSC 104 Small Instrumental & Vocal Ensembles • 2 Cr.

Includes woodwinds, strings, brass, and jazz combos. Students develop technique, independence of part, and sensitivity. Requires two hours rehearsal per week plus scheduled performances. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisite: For all students, permission of instructor, for vocal students, concurrent enrollment in MUSC 100 or MUSC 200 for 3 of their 6 quarters.

For more information, contact Thomas Almli at: thomas.almli@bellevuecollege.edu

Instrumental Performance Opportunities at Bellevue College

From the Chamber: Chamber Music Concert Series From the Chamber is quarterly concert series dedicated to the performance of musical works ranging from solo up to six players/singers.

Although the majority of the music performed on the From the Chamber series is from the classical genre, a proposal to perform compositions of other musical styles is encouraged!  Participation in this concert is open to all Bellevue College music students, including music concentration students, general music students, private instruction students, international students, and Running Start students engaged in the music program.

If you are interested in participating in this concert series please contact Dr. Brian Cobb, brian.cobb@bellevuecollege.edu, to learn more about the proposal process.