The Vocal Music program at Cowley College
The Vocal Music program at Cowley College constantly strives for excellence and there are many opportunities for students to be involved in music. Students wishing to pursue a career in music will receive outstanding instruction in Music Theory, Aural Skills, Piano, and Applied Lessons, as well as have the opportunity to perform in Cowley’s exceptional ensembles. The quality instruction at Cowley enables students to successfully transfer to any four-year institution.
Vocal music students don’t have to be music majors! Students have several opportunities to continue their love of singing. Schedule a time with the Director of Vocal Music to learn more about our ensembles.
The Cowley Concert Choir is Cowley’s large vocal performance ensemble that performs a variety of choral literature. Students must meet with the Director of Vocal Music for voice placement before enrolling.
CC Singers is an elite audition group that performs a variety of jazz and pop literature. Members of the CC Singers audition at the beginning of each fall semester and must be members of the Concert Choir
Applied Voice Lessons
All members of the Concert Choir are eligible to take Applied Voice Lessons! Applied lessons allow students weekly one-on-one instruction with the voice faculty to develop their singing techniques.
The Music Program at Cowley has established transfer articulation agreements with most four-year colleges and universities. This is designed to give the music major a solid background in all of the core music classes, enabling the student to successfully transfer to a four-year institution.
Any student may audition for a vocal music scholarship, not just those choosing music as their major! Scholarships are available to both in and out-of-state students and can include up to full tuition and books, up to 18 credit hours per semester.
How to apply for a Vocal Music Scholarship
- Set up a live audition through the Director of Vocal Music
- Apply for admission to Cowley College, click here
- Fill out a Vocal Music scholarship application form, click here
- Submit two letters of recommendation
Requirements for Vocal Music Scholarships
- Enroll in Concert Choir and audition for CC Singers
- Enroll in Applied Voice Lessons and Applied Lesson Seminar
- Be involved in the college musical as either a cast member or crew member
- Attend all classes regularly
- Attend all performances
- Maintain a GPA requirement of 2.5
- Enroll in a minimum of 12 face-to-face credit hours on Arkansas City’s campus
Other special scholarships may be available for those involved in the music program such as the Fostine Moncrief Scholarship and the Arkansas City Music and Dramatics Club Scholarship. Auditions for these scholarships are held in the fall.