- Serves students and the surrounding community to provide music education and cultural enrichment and experiences
- Offers an Associate of Arts degree with a Music Specialization and an additional Advanced Studies Certificate in Music
- Classes include music theory, music history, music appreciation, class piano, voice, piano and instrumental lessons, classic rock and country guitar, and jazz improvisation.
- Ensembles include the SWCC Community Chorus, SWCC Jazz Vocal Ensemble, SWCC Jazz Ensemble, and Southwest Virginia Children's Choir.
- Successful events include SWCC Band Day, Jazz-America’s Music program, and Chamber Music Institute.
At SWCC let your love of food become a career in the hospitality industry through hands-on immersive training in one of the largest industries in the world.
Be a part of this exciting new program at SWCC!
- ACF, American Culinary Federation, Certifications (CC, certified culinarian & CPC, Certified Pastry Culinarian)
- Certifications through the St. Louis BBQ Association, ServSafe & AMSA, American Meat Science Association, Meat Fabrication Certification
- Guest Chef lectures and demonstrations by leaders in the field
- Weekend Workshops (non-credit) Baking & Pastry, Basic Meat/Seafood Fabrication, Bartending, Cake decorating, Pasta Making, Wine appreciation.
- Brand new Culinary Center in the historic Cedar Bluff Mill
- Opportunities for all ages and skill levels
- Saturday Workshop Series - 8 Saturdays focused on technique development
- Candy Cane Gala - collaborative event with area dance schools featuring Christmas dance routines
- Summer Dance Camp
- Credit classes in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Ceramics, and Brick-Carving
- Non-Credit classes with Visiting Artists
- Community Outreach with local schools and arts organizations
- Ellen Von Dehsen Elmes Gallery in the Charles R. King Community Center
- Appalachian Arts Center - High quality gallery featuring artists within 100 miles of SWCC
- Recently Renovated Art Lab, Craft Lab, and new Brick Lab
- MAD Camp - Summer Camp for 3rd-7th Graders in Music, Art, and Drama
- Collaborations with local high school drama programs
- Traditional Music and Local History
- CART collaborative events
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The Festival of the Arts
The Festival of the Arts will celebrate the arts with the theme Spotlight on the Visionaries: Throughout Time, Around the World.
A complete schedule of festival performances and events can be found at the Festival of the Arts website.
Appalachian Arts & Events Center
The center showcases local artisans and provides opportunity for residents to shop locally for beautiful and unique artworks to enjoy and share.