Community Music School
Defiance College offers music lessons on all band and orchestra instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, trumpet, trombone, baritone, tuba, violin, viola, cello, and bass.
We strive to expand access to music performance and arts education, while providing an outstanding ensemble experience to the community. Students, as well as college and community members, can take lessons and perform with our Black Swamp Symphony Orchestra.
The BSSO meets weekly on Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. The ensemble is under the direction of Cassidy Nalepa, Assistant Director of Music Programs. She is an outstanding conductor and arts administrator with 12+ years on her teaching certificate and two master's degrees.