Moraine Valley Community College || Fine Arts and Humanities || Music


Moraine Valley's Music Program offers an array of courses and experiences for students with a passion for music. Classes and private lessons are taught in state-of-the-art classrooms and studios, including a piano lab with computers for music theory and piano classes.

The faculty in the Music Department includes professional musicians from throughout the Chicago area. Many faculty members perform in professional ensembles and organizations across the United States and Europe, and in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Symphony Center, and college and university recital halls.

Associate in Arts Degree
Students wishing to obtain a degree in music may begin with transferable music course work in the Associate in Arts degree program.

For more information about Moraine Valley's Music Program, contact Douglass Bratt, associate professor of Music and coordinator of music activities, at (708) 974-5215 or

Courses Offered

MUS-103—Basic Musicianship
MUS-104—Music Theory I
MUS-105—Music Theory II
MUS-106—Intro to American Music
MUS-107—Music Appreciation
MUS-109—Percussion Ensemble I
MUS-110—Percussion Ensemble II
MUS-115—Class Piano I
MUS-116—Class Piano II
MUS-117—Class Voice
MUS-118 – Keyboard Skills I
MUS-119—Class Guitar
MUS-120—Keyboard Skills II
MUS-141—Chamber Singers I
MUS-142—Chamber Singers II
MUS-145—Chorale I
MUS-146—Chorale II
MUS-149—Flute Choir I
Jazz Ensemble 0I
Jazz Ensemble II
MUS-159—Flute Choir II
MUS-161—Instrumental Chamber Ensemble I
MUS-162—Instrumental Chamber Ensemble II
MUS-175—Concert Band I
MUS-176—Concert Band II
MUS-190—Aural Skills II
MUS-204—Music Theory III
MUS-205—Music Theory IV
MUS-206—Music History and Literature I
MUS-207—Music History and Literature II
MUS-209—Percussion Ensemble III
MUS-210—Percussion Ensemble IV
MUS-218—Keyboard Skills III
MUS-220—Keyboard Skills IV
MUS-241—Chamber Singers III
MUS-242—Chamber Singers IV
MUS-245—Chorale III
MUS-246—Chorale IV
MUS-249—Flute Choir III
MUS-251Jazz Ensemble III
Jazz Ensemble IV
MUS-259—Flute Choir IV
MUS-261—Instrumental Chamber Ensemble III
MUS-262—Instrumental Chamber Ensemble IV
MUS-275—Concert Band III
MUS-276—Concert Band IV
MUS-289—Aural Skills III
MUS-290—Aural Skills IV

Private music lessons in the following areas may be taken for credit or noncredit:
Suzuki violin for children and adults
(noncredit only)


Douglass Bratt, M.M.
Associate Professor, Music, Percussion
Coordinator, Academic Music Program
Director, Jazz Ensemble, Concert Band and Percussion Ensemble
Office Location: F126G
Telephone: (708) 974-5215

Tammi Carlson, M.A.
Associate Professor, Humanities/Music; Flute Choir Director
Office Location: F118
Telephone: (708) 974-5636

Nicholas Thomas, M.A.
Department Chair, Fine Arts and Humanities
Associate Professor, Music; Choral Director
Office Location: F208
Telephone: (708) 974-5755