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Heartland Community College


  • Learn to play an instrument or improve your voice, and develop a better understanding of music through social, cultural and historical perspectives. To become a competent musician technically and artistically, you will study topics including music history and theory. Afterward, you will be able to write your own compositions and develop your own unique performance style.

  • A wide variety of music courses are available. These include instruction in piano, guitar and other instruments, along with voice, theory, Jazz, Blues, Rock and Roll and other special topics. HCC music students have opportunities to perform at the Astroth Community Education Center and more informally at the Campus Café.

  • Because you'll develop a diverse set of skills as a student of music, employment is possible in many different areas, including:

    • Band/Concert/Music Venue Promotion
    • Broadcasting/Deejaying
    • Instrument Repair/Restoration
    • Sound/Lighting/Recording Engineering
    • Live/Session Performance
    • Music Journalism
    • Recording Industry
    • Teaching/Consulting
  • Earn your Heartland degree and transfer to a four-year college or university:

    Associate in Arts - Concentration in Music

    If you plan to complete the first two years of study at Heartland and then continue your studies as a music major at a four-year institution in Illinois, the Associate in Arts (AA) transfer preparation program is the path for you.

Contact Us

Division Office

ICB 2000
1500 W Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-268-8620
Fax: 309-268-7957


Lynda Sinkiewich

Dean of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences


Carol Hahn

Associate Dean of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Debbie Chiaventone