Whether you are looking for a two-year program in pursuit of an A.A. degree or private instruction to brush up your musical skills, FCC offers a full range of musical courses.

For those seeking music instruction for themselves or their children or personal community ensemble playing opportunities, please take a moment to consider our impressive faculty pages. You will find our faculty have not only studied with some of the most prestigious music teachers in the country, but they also keep a very active performing schedule.

Programs & Courses

We offer a two-year A.A. degree in Arts and Humanities with a Concentration in Music. The Program provides concentrated training in music theory and practical application to prepare students for acceptance and transfer into 4-year music degree programs, or to pursue individual musical directions.

Prospective music students should contact Dr. Paula Chipman, CHA department chair, at 301.846.2566 for advising and more information on our program.


Music Courses

Within the A.A. degree program, we offer a variety of courses in music theory and history, ensemble performance classes, group instruction, and individualized lessons on over seventeen instruments, including voice, piano, guitar, strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion. To find out more about the music courses available and when they are offered, please view the class schedule.

If you have any questions, contact Jennifer Rundlett, Artist Series at 301.846.2642 or Karen Santelli, CHA academic office manager at 301.846.2512.

Music for Enrichment, for Adults and Children

With music proven to engage areas of the brain involved with paying attention, making predictions and updating events in our memory, music lessons play an important role in our lives. Frederick Community College offers voice and instrument lessons led by expert musicians in 30, 45 and 60-minute sessions. Visit for more information and to sign up.

Performance opportunities abound at FCC. Each student is encouraged to perform (subject to their instructor’s permission) during the semester at either our repertoire classes with stage presence coaching. Students may also choose to participate in one of the various active ensembles within our department. Click here to browse Continuing Education music ensembles. Check out our co-curricular calendar to see our concert and recital schedule or one of our many end-of semester student recitals. 

To register, students should first contact the instructor for availability and individual lesson scheduling. Click here to view faculty by instrument. Children under the age of six may study with permission your chosen instructor.  Students provide their own practice instruments.  For more information and to register online, please visit


Performing Music Ensembles

Please see our separate Ensemble pages by clicking “Ensembles” to the left of this page.