About the Program:
At Barton, we want to enrich your personal music experience. We encourage all Barton students to participate in our ensembles.
For the student choosing to major in music, the Music Program provides a solid musical foundation, allowing for a successful transition to a four-year institution. It also offers several other benefits, including:
Expert faculty that consists of active performers who specialize in teaching young musicians
Small class sizes and personalized instruction
Excellent music facilities, including practice rooms, a piano lab, a MIDI lab, a professional concert hall, and the Dorothy Moses Chapel.
Regularly scheduled student recitals and concerts.
Scholarships and performance awards for talented choral and instrumental musicians
For the student not majoring in music, Barton offers opportunities for ensemble and solo performances as well as performance awards for participation in these ensembles.
When you enter the Music Program, you receive:
A solid musical education
Private instruction on your primary instrument
Individual assistance in locating a college or university that best fits your needs
The opportunity to perform
Barton Community College was recently ranked in the top 50 Community Colleges in the United States.* The Music faculty at Barton work with all Kansas colleges and universities to ensure the rigor of our curriculum.
- The music curriculum at Barton mirrors the first two years of coursework at four-year colleges and universities.
- Class enrollments are smaller than those at a four-year college or university. Smaller class sizes equate to more opportunities for individualized attention to help students hone their talent.
- The tuition, fees and housing expenses are significantly lower at Barton than state or private university expenses.
- We work closely with students' individual circumstances and develop a personalized track for successful completion of the program based on a timeline that best meets their needs.
*Washington Monthly Magazine: August 2010