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Vocal Ensembles & Degree Programs

Vocal Music Ensembles, Certificate and Degree Programs

Advising | Ensembles | Degree & Certificate Programs

Check with individual directors for audition music and requirements. All Collin College ensembles are "Lab required" courses, meaning, they meet for three contact (aka rehearsal) hours per week and students earn one credit hour. Prerequisite for most ensembles is an Audition.

This select only a capella group, OneSound, is one of Collin’s newer vocal groups.  The group consists of 9-18 singers plus vocal percussionists aka beatboxers.  OneSound performs their own arrangements as well as covers of current pop, jazz, and other contemporary music.  They have competed in the International Collegiate Competition of A Capella (ICCA) for the past two years.  They are the only Texas two-year colleges that has competed (placing 4th and 5th our of the 10 colleges/universities.  There are several performances on and off campus each semester.  To audition, email the director a video of you performing a pop song (or two) of your choice. Contact: Kathy Morgan
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This is a study of opera through performances of scenes and full productions. Emphasis is placed on the musical and dramatic qualities of performance, preparation of character, and aspects of language diction from the selected production. Recent performances include Bizet’s Carmen and Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Contact Casey Carter:

Chamber choir is a select audition-only choir devoted to performance of an eclectic repertory of choral literature for mixed voices (S.A.T.B.) at the advanced collegiate level. Concert repertoire varies from themed programs such as “Madrigals: Then and Now” “Romantic Choral music” and “Shakespeare settings” as well as larger choral works such as Orff’s Carmina Burana and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony both performed at Collin and with Irving Symphony under the direction of Maestro Guzman. In addition, the group has performed and acted as the chorus in Collin’s production of Bizet’s Carmen. Contact: Kathy Morgan


Music Field of Study & AA/AS Programs

Choir Image Collin CollegeThe Music field of study (FOS) provides approved courses for music majors who intend to transfer to a college or university and further their musical studies. The curriculum offers the required music theory, ear training, keyboard skills, music literature, private applied study and ensemble participation that all music majors must complete during their freshman and sophomore years. Upon completion of the field of study curriculum, a certificate will be awarded to acknowledge completion and readiness to transition from an associate level to a baccalaureate (BA/BS) level, at any Texas public institution.

The college is also home to several ensembles and musical groups, allowing you to explore your abilities with other like-minded musicians in a comfortable setting. College facilities even provide a venue to share your talent with the world.

A Field of Study is a set of courses that will transfer and apply to a corresponding bachelor’s - level degree at a Texas college or university. Both the Field of Study and the Core Curriculum courses are transferrable for full academic credit to any public college or university in Texas. Students who complete the Field of Study block of courses will earn a certificate in that Field of Study.

Did you know that you can also earn an AA or AS degree in addition to the Field of Study certificate? Contact us today to learn more about how to develop an educational plan that is right for you.

Departmental Advising Contacts

Collin College Music and Field of Study, Voice and Opera • Prof. Casey L. Carter •

Choirs, Theory, and General Music Advising • Prof. Kathy Morgan •

Composition, Commercial Music Majors and Certificates • Dr. Chris Morgan •

Frisco Campus Music Studies • Dr. Aaron West •

Guitar Studies and Field of Study Music Majors • Dr. Fernand Vera •

Instrumental and Jazz Studies Advising • Dr. Alex Heitlinger •

Keyboard Studies Advising • Dr. Brian Allision •

McKinney Campus Music Studies • Dr. Kimberly Harris •

Wylie Campus Music Studies • Dr. Olga Amelkina •


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