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Associate in Arts Degree



Penn Valley Music Department

Contact Info

MCC-Penn Valley Music Department
3201 Southwest Trafficway,
Kansas City, Mo., 64111-22764

Department Coordinator:
Clarence Smith
Science/Technology, room 002-A
Phone: 816.604.4456
Email: clarence.smith@mcckc.edu

The MCC-Penn Valley Music Department offers courses for everyone from beginners to music majors. You can take day, evening, and online courses that fulfill a degree and general education requirements. All performing groups are open to all MCC-Penn Valley students. Take a beginning instrument or voice class, learn to read music, discover or join the enriching history classes.

Performing Ensembles include:

  • PVCC Jazz Ensemble
  • PVCC Singers

Classes Offered:

  • Music Theory
  • Jazz Improvisation
  • Jazz History
  • World Music
  • Composition
  • Music Technology
  • Piano and Guitar

Private lessons in:

  • Voice
  • Piano
  • Woodwinds
  • Brass
  • Strings
  • Percussion

Department Staff

  • Clarence Smith - Coordinator, Jazz, Percussion
  • Matthew Baldwin - Jazz, Theory, Woodwinds
  • Tony Fishback - Choir, Voice, Piano
  • Jason Goudeau - Brass
  • Ben Hooper - Strings, Guitar
  • Edward Moore - Jazz Piano
Last Modified: 11/15/19