News & Announcements

Music Department WelcomeWelcome to the Department of Performing Arts Music Program at the Community College of Rhode Island. You may also wish to visit Community College of Rhode Island Music on Facebook. If you are seeking to major in music, CCRI offers quality instruction and transferable credits toward the first two years of a music, music education, or jazz studies major. [Read more on CCRI Music Department]

New course: MUSC1113 Audio Recording

If you have taken Intro to Digital Recording Technology or have an introductory level in ProTools, here is a second-level course offered in Fall 2017 on Fridays 11:30-2. Ryan Campos, instructor.

Course Description: This course includes an in-depth study of digital signal processing within a multimedia, sound design, or music production process. This includes techniques such as spectrum, dynamic, time, and mastering configurations. Students will explore the modern concepts of personal computer processing, as well as analyze the recording, mixing, and mastering of their personally selected professional mixes. Lecture/Studio 3 hrs.

auditionsApplied Music Auditions - You must submit the required forms and schedule an appointment to audition. Contact the Performing Arts Department as soon as possible

Please review the materials at Advising & Documents for more information and necessary forms. Contact the Performing Arts Department at 401-825-2168 or Professor Cheri Markward, Department Chair, at or 401-825-2167 for info.

Are you ready for Music Theory I? Test yourself on our new Theory assessment page:

Instrumentalists needed: The CCRI Chamber Ensemble (Band) needs woodwind, brass, and percussion players. If you read music and are available on Wednesdays from 1:00-2:15 (Knight Campus), please contact Professor Cheri Markward cmarkward@ccri.eduor 401 825-2167.

For Singers - Click on the link to Classical Singer magazine from any computer on campus to read articles of interest to vocalists.

Contact Information

Cheri Markward
Department Chair & Faculty
Faculty Website

Office:Knight Campus
Room 3182

Cynthia McClintock


Cheri Markward
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Last Updated: 3/15/18