Music & Choir

Ms. Jessica Wiseman

As Ranger College Choir Director, I would like to take an opportunity to introduce myself.

Throughout my 14+ year-career, I have taught choir, band, music theory, drama, and media arts.  I graduated Suma Kum Laude with my bachelor’s degree in music education from Kent State University.  I went on to earn my master’s degree in music education from Capital University.  From there, I also received my  Kodaly certification.

My students have received many accolades for their accomplishments, including numerous superior ratings at solo, ensemble, and large group competitions. They have been selected to perform at the Ohio Music Education Association’s Professional Development conference and have served as the demonstration for the Kodaly institute at Capital University.

In addition to my teaching responsibilities, I have worked on staff with the young actor’s program at Weathervane Playhouse, where I served as Theater Education Director.  I have taught private instruction in piano, instrument, and voice.  When not working with young musicians, I am active at my church and enjoy performing on my bass guitar as part of our worship team.  I spend my free time with my beautiful cat, Gracie, and my best buddy, my dog Charlie.

I invite you to become a member of the Ranger College choir.

FAQ

Do I have to be a music major to receive a music scholarship?
No. You simply have to agree to the requirements of the scholarship which generally include the following: 1. Participate in the assigned ensemble(s); 2. Register as a full-time student (minimum load of 12 semester hours); 3. Maintain a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) in your music ensemble and an overall GPA of 2.0 in all classes.

May I receive a scholarship for more than one semester?
Yes. Generally, students will receive their scholarship for at least four semesters, providing they fulfill the scholarship requirements.

What other types of financial aid are available at Ranger College?
Students are encouraged to complete financial aid forms that are available from the Office of Financial Assistance. This office will assist you with other types of financial assistance, some which are based on merit, others which are based on need.

Are music scholarships available for students who begin in the Spring semester?
Awards are offered prior to the beginning of the academic year. Students who enter Ranger College in the spring semester may audition for an award to begin the following fall.

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Music Scholarships

To apply for a scholarship with our music and choir programs, please email Ms. Wiseman directly at jwiseman@rangercollege.edu.