This fall, the college will offer guidance in classical and contemporary styles for instrumental or vocal musicians.

Whether seeking a degree or exploring an interest, students can pursue their passions in COM music classes.

This fall, guitarists can join group classes, collaborate in the electric guitar ensemble or take individual guitar lessons with professor John Kiefer.

Contact Kiefer at

Pianists can expand their skills in COM’s group classes as well.

The Mainland Chorale, a full choir, and the Mainland Singers, a vocal ensemble, are open to any musicians wanting to express and expand their skills.

No auditions are necessary for either group, which meet one evening a week.

The COM Jazz Ensemble and COM Jazz Combos allow musicians explore new sounds together.

The groups of musicians practice and perform in the evenings to accommodate work schedules.

Call 409-933-8348 or visit

Summer registration open

See why COM is the launchpad for success in one of COM’s convenient, in-person or online Summer II courses.

Register by July 3 for classes in a variety of subjects including health care, humanities, sciences, Spanish and business.

Classes run July 5 to Aug. 8.

Visit or call 409-933-8264.

New student orientation sessions

New student orientation is required for all first-time college students at COM this fall.

Sessions introduce incoming students to the COM programs and services available to them and what students can do to excel.

First-time college students may choose between New Student Orientation sessions from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. June 24 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 30.

Register at or call 409-933-8379.

Blood drive

Give the gift of life at COM’s blood drive June 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Center. Walk-ins are welcome.

Call 409-933-8180.

Inside COM is compiled by the communications office at College of the Mainland.

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