The Music Department offers the Associate Degree in Music. Sinclair students study a university parallel program for easy transfer to other institutions upon completion of their degree. Sinclair’s Music Department is an accredited member institution of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
To accommodate the varied musical needs of the Sinclair student body and the community, the Music Department offers a large variety of music courses. In addition to the associate degree curriculum of music major course offerings, general courses in music appreciation, music fundamentals, history of rock music, and world music are available. Group instruction is offered in piano, voice and guitar. Applied music lessons are offered in popular and classical guitar styles, various jazz instruments, voice, piano, organ and all orchestral instruments. All applied music teachers are specialists on the instruments they teach.
Sinclair's facilities include the 461-seat Blair Hall Theatre, equipped with 96 hand-built acoustical clouds that insure the best possible sound distribution. The music facility also includes a 22-station music technology computer laboratory, a 20-station Yamaha piano laboratory, lecture classrooms, large and small ensemble rehearsal rooms, applied music studios, and thirteen individual practice rooms.
Sinclair has many excellent performing groups whose members include both Sinclair students and community musicians. The Music department regularly sponsors workshops, master classes and performances by renowned guest artists. The Chamber Choir, Men's Ensemble, and Women's Ensemble meet during the day and the Chorale, Gospel Choir, Concert Band, Wind Symphony, Youth Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, Classical Guitar Ensemble and Concert Hand Bell Choir have evening rehearsals.