The Music Department

Music at OTC offers a wide range of academic and performance opportunities for students wishing to continue their foundational music understanding.  For those new to music as an academic subject, they will learn information necessary to form deeper, more meaningful connections with music as an art form. Courses provide outlets for creating, interpreting and historically researching music of multiple genres and from multiple cultures around the world.


We provide a variety of academic music courses (those without a performance element):

  • Music of the World
  • Western Music Appreciation
  • Jazz Appreciation and Music Fundamentals

Performance and creation based courses include:

  • Choir
  • Chamber Singers
  • Voice Ensembles
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Class Piano Instruction (for music majors as well as non-music majors)
  • Guitar I and II as well as periodic offerings of Classical Guitar and Songwriting

Academic music discussion and academic critiquing of music are skills learned throughout all of our course offerings. These skills provide our students the ability to critically analyze any live performance or recording, giving a broader, deeper connection to the music of their lives, no matter the genre.