Learn the ‘universal language’ with spring music classes at Oakton

(Jan. 3, 2018) American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once called music “the universal language of mankind.” Learn to speak that “universal language” and earn college credit with music courses for students of all skill levels at Oakton Community College, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines. Classes start Tuesday, Jan. 16.

“A music education at Oakton not only enhances your music skills, but studies show music education helps cognitive functions and enhances your creativity,” says Glenna Sprague, professor and coordinator of music at the college. “For many, learning to sing, play an instrument or music theory turns into a lifelong love or leads to a major at a four-year university.”

Classes are offered in the following areas:

  • Brass: Contact Mark Olen, music instructor, at 847-635-1905 or markolen@oakton.edu.
  • Cello and Music Theory: Contact Alexa Muhly, music instructor, at 847-376-7162 or amuhly@oakton.edu.
  • Choir and Voice: Contact Sara Torbeck, music instructor, at 847-635-1907 or storbeck@oakton.edu.
  • Bass Guitar, Guitar, Guitar Ensemble and Jazz Guitar: Contact Tom Clippert, music instructor, at 847-376-7004 or clippert@oakton.edu.
  • Jazz Band, Woodwinds, and Woodwind Ensemble and Fundamentals of Music: Contact Robert Evans, music instructor, at 847-376-7035 or revans@oakton.edu.
  • Percussion: Contact Bret Sher, music instructor, at 847-635-1905 or bsher@oakton.edu.
  • Piano and Six Piano Ensemble: Contact Glenna Sprague, professor of music, at 847-635-1905 or gsprague@oakton.edu.
  • Violin, Viola and String Ensemble: Contact Daniel Golden, music instructor, at 847-376-7108 or dgolden@oakton.edu.

Spring semester class listings may be found online at www.oakton.edu or in the “Spring 2018 Credit Class Schedule,” available at the Des Plaines or Skokie (7701 N. Lincoln Ave.) campuses.