Music coursework falls into two broad categories: courses that study music and its place in cultures around the world and courses that teach the performance of music and an understanding of music theory and composition.
Coursework that studies music can focus on general music appreciation or the development and evolution of particular genres.
Coursework that involves performance and understanding of composition include classes in music theory and group or private instruction in a variety of instruments or vocal performance.
Kishwaukee College offers an opportunity for students to informally explore vocal performance through the Performing Arts Club, a student club for all performing arts.
Students taking lessons perform in a group recital each semester. Students are often recruited to perform at campus events each year.