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HCC’s Music Program offers the training and education necessary for students who are looking to take the next step toward a career in the performing arts, and plan to transfer to a four-year university. Students enrolled in applied instrument and/or voice lessons have the opportunity to develop their skills with highly trained and accomplished faculty. Students further improve their musicianship and knowledge base by studying music theory, ear training, and the basics of music production.

Music Program

Program Options


Applied Music Lessons

HCC’s music department offers one-on-one lessons in a variety of instruments and voice. Applied music lessons are open to all levels of musicians, from beginners to advanced players. Additionally, applied music lessons can be taken as elective credits for current students in other programs.

Available Instruments and Instructors

  • Classical Guitar: Daniel Webber
  • Electric Guitar: Daniel Webber
  • Electric Bass: Arnie Helmick
  • Piano: Heidi Macaluso
  • Strings (violin, viola, cello, double-bass): Heather Austin-Stone
  • Percussion: Brad O’Connor
  • Voice: Francesca Aguado
  • Woodwinds: Morgan Jenkins & Howard Burns
  • Brass: Nate Lease


Performing Music Ensembles

HCC’s performing ensembles are open to students in the music program as well as students in other programs. Current ensembles offerings are: chorus, guitar ensemble, string ensemble, wind ensemble, and jazz band.