COCC's music program offers classes that increase understanding and skill. Music courses serve as a stepping stone for students interested in transferring, as well as those who want to develop their talents as musicians and vocalists. COCC's music program also play a vital role in our local community. Maestro Michael Gesme is the conductor of the Central Oregon Symphony and Maestro James Knox conducts the Cascade Chorale as well as the College Choir and Central Singers Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Other performance groups include The Cascade Winds and Big Band Jazz. Whether you enjoy music as a performer or listener, music at COCC offers something for you.

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Music Faculty

  • Travis Allen
  • Nancy Engebretson
  • Janet Gesme
  • Michael Gesme
  • Lenore Gilbert
  • Richard Hurdle
  • James Knox
  • Nancy Milliron
  • Sarah Owen
  • Jan Saito
  • Christopher Thomas

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