COVID-19 Campus Update

As public health concerns surrounding COVID-19 continue to grow, Community College of Philadelphia has made the careful decision to move coursework to online or other remote alternatives, beginning March 30 through the end of the spring semester, and to keep Main Campus and its Regional Centers closed through at least May 6, 2020. All courses remain suspended through March 30, 2020. Students will receive details on coursework from individual instructors. Faculty and staff will be issued guidance by supervisors. At this time, the commencement ceremony for spring 2020 is postponed. The College will continue to update you via email, web updates and text alerts as this situation evolves during the closure. During this time, please follow all CDC guidelines for preventing the spread of this virus and remaining healthy, including hygiene recommendations, social distancing practices and remaining home when you are sick.

Music Department

CCP Music Dept Performance of Choir and musicians

Do you want to become a music producer, recording artist, composer, musician or music educator?

Are you interested in the music business, artist management, film scoring, engineering, performing in a band/orchestra or doing sound design for television and films?

The Music Department at the Community College of Philadelphia offers two degree programs to help you achieve your goals, Music Performance (A.A. MUSC) & Sound Recording and Music Technology (A.A.S. SRMT), as well as a Music Production Proficiency Certificate (MPPC).

The Music Department’s facilities feature a state-of-the-art recording studio featuring Pro Tools HD, an Allen & Heath analog mixing console, Waves Mercury, Izotope and Native Instruments plug-ins as well as a Mac computer lab with Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Native Instruments’ Komplete Ultimate, MakeMusic Finale and Propellerhead Reason.  The department also has a dedicated piano lab, practice rooms and a black box performance space for ensemble concerts and recitals.  Music theory courses make use of notation software to further enhance the course material and lecture courses are taught in the department’s dedicated ‘Smart’ classrooms for web interactivity and A/V instructional support.

The Community College of Philadelphia Music Department has transfer agreements with four-year music and production programs in the Philadelphia region, and will prepare Music Performance students for auditions into Bachelor of Music programs.

For more information or to schedule a tour of our facilities, contact the Music Department Head.

Department Head and Coordinator

Paul J. Geissinger

Mint Building, 1700 Spring Garden Street.

Students are encouraged to email to schedule an Office Hours visit in advance, as most hours are booked and Professor Geissinger is often not available for walk in hours.

Spring, 2020 Office Hours
Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (M2-11)
Wednesday, 12:15 - 1:45 p.m. (B1-23)
Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (M2-11)
Office: M2-11
Telephone: 215-751-8915