Fine Art Centers & Performances
MCC connects our students and our community members to the arts through a variety of galleries and venues. Our MCC-Penn Valley campus located in Midtown Kansas City is home to the Kemper Center for Visual Arts where we host nationally renowned artists in our gallery. In Lee’s Summit, our MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center boasts a contemporary art gallery and a black box theater. And, in Independence, our MCC-Blue River Chorale performs throughout the community.
Cultural Arts Center
Completed in 2008, the Cultural Arts Center (CAC) provides the City of Lee's Summit and the Kansas City metropolitan area with quality arts programming. The CAC has fostered student and community creativity and innovation since its creation. It was the vision of MCC to provide a home for the arts in the city of Lee's Summit. With the help of a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant the CAC broke ground in 2006. The CAC is not only a hub for the arts; it is also a FEMA certified disaster relief shelter. One of the only sites of its kind in the metropolitan area.
Longview music department offers courses for everyone from beginners to music majors. Day, evening, eight-week and online courses that fulfill general education requirements are available. Courses count towards an associate's degree and should transfer to four-year institutions. Longview music department houses an advanced MAC/PC lab that uses technology to aid learning of reading music, theory, ear training and piano skills. Students will spend time improving their skills through the use of MIDI keyboards and some of the most current technology in the lab.
Penn Valley Music
The 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 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
Music Theory, Jazz Improvisation, Jazz History, World Music, Composition, Piano and Guitar Private lessons in:Voice, Piano, Woodwinds, Brass, Strings and Percussion.
Carter Arts Center
Located at the MCC-Penn Valley campus, the Carter Art Center provides quality arts education to students in midtown Kansas City as well as a place for the community to gather, enjoy and celebrate the visual arts!