The mission of the Music department is to increase students’ understanding of musical works as expressions of the human imagination, personally, culturally, and globally; engage students in critical analysis and aesthetic dialogue, assist students in the development of an appreciation for music, and provide students with the tools and opportunities for individual and group expression of music.


Jaakola, Elizabeth
MM, University of Minnesota – Duluth
BM, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Metts, Calland
MM, Northwestern University
BA, Otterbein College


My favorite thing about FDLTCC is the people. I’ve met fantastic students, faculty and staff who go above and beyond what I expected.

It is awesome here at the FDLTCC Education Program because it is like a family here, if you need help or are struggling with anything, you have quite a few people who will help you out.

I chose FDLTCC because of its size and the curriculum. When I first came here in 2019, I was just looking for what I needed to volunteer, perhaps in a crisis shelter. I met with Don Jarvinen, and the rest is history.