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Associate of Arts Degree

Hone in on musical abilities through vocal, instrumental and composition instruction. Expand knowledge through various genres of music. The Robert A. Peck Arts Center offers a beautiful, Broadway House-sized theater along with ample soundproof rehearsal spaces. Work with faculty one-on-one and take advantage of performing in ensembles. Showcase skills during performances for the community throughout each semester.

Graduate fully prepared to successfully complete skills examinations for entrance into a four-year college or university music program. Majors and non-majors are welcome to take a variety of courses to develop and expand musical abilities.

Convocation (4 Semesters) 0
Written Theory I 3
Aural Theory I 1
Written Theory II 3
Aural Theory II
Individual Lessons 1-2 
Written Theory III
Aural Theory III
Written Theory IV
Aural Theory IV 1
Music History Survey I
Music History Survey II
Individual Lessons 1-2 
Piano Proficiency 0

Students must choose 4 credits from the ensemble courses listed below:

College Band  
Jazz Ensemble I  
Collegiate Chorale  
Touring Ensemble  
Vocal Ensemble  
Chamber Ensemble  
Handbell Choir  
Piano Ensemble  


Students must choose 4 credits from the piano classes or lessons listed below:

Private Lessons 1050 1-2
Individual Lessons 1-2
Class Piano I 1
Individual Lessons 2070 1-2

Students must complete general education requirements that will provide students a general knowledge to help them complete a degree at CWC.

Writing Level I 3
Writing Level II 3
American & Wyoming Government 3
Lab Science 4
Mathematics 3
Oral Communications 3
Social and Behavioral Science 3
University Studies 1

Total Credit Hours: 60

  • Alumni Testimonial

    Sharon Dalton was incredibly important to my education and development. She helped me discover how creative I could be and unlock a lot of skills that I have in melody and aural music theory. I've applied so many things Sharon taught me during my everyday songwriting that I should probably list her as a songwriter on some of my catalogue. Sharon made playing and learning music fun.”

    Kenny Fleetwood: musician, recording artist, songrwriter - Nashville, TN

  • Alumni Testimonial

    The professors there during my tenure were exemplary. They were able to balance the art and craft present in all the creative arts and diffuse that into interesting, and incredibly useful lessons that I still use today. Sharon Dalton helped me perfect my skills and improve my voice in ways I never imagined. I was able to theoretically and practically use my talents and for that I am forever grateful. ”

    Cameron Fehring: composer, vocalist, actor - New York, New York

Meet our professors

Jeremy Cochran

Instructor of Instrumental Music/Director of Bands

Jeremy Cochran is the new music instructor at CWC and he hails from Duluth, Minnesota. Now he resides in Riverton and is ready to watch the music program grow and help students pursue their passion for music.