Posted at 10:01 p.m., Feb. 4, 2015

Community makes music program suggestions

About 25 people attended a meeting Feb. 3 to offer suggestions to improve the Laramie County Community College music department’s program.

Last academic year, the college slashed the amount of institutional scholarship money given to the department, and in August the instrumental music instructor abruptly left. In turn, the number of students participating in student musical ensembles also dropped, and the department abandoned plans to seek national accreditation.

Brenda Lyttle, LCCC trustee, told the board at its Feb. 4 that she was pleased with the turnout of members of the community as well as local music teachers and called the “atmosphere positive.”

She said the group developed three basic recommendations:

Lyttle said the meeting was originally called because of the concern about the lack of accurate information given to the public and the loss of community support. She thanked Dr. Joe Schaffer, LCCC president, for succinctly presenting an overview of the number of LCCC music majors and the number of scholarships.

LCCC Programs: Music