LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Oil and cotton production helped boost the Hockley County population, but another boost came in 1958 with the creation of South Plains College. There are now almost 10,000 students enrolled at the community college, and it continues to grow.
One department that continues to gain world-wide attention is the Creative Arts Department. From a first-of-its-kind music program, to a state-of-the art digital recording technology program, students get hands-on experience that continues to evolve.
"Something that's kind of unique about it is that the walls are going to be lined with what are called variable acoustic panels, and these panels will be able to be pivoted so that different surfaces face into the room so you can essentially change the sound of the room to fit the style of recording that you're doing. I don't think you'll find too many other places that will have something like this," SPC Sound Technology Department Program Coordinator Stuart Moody said.
Students come from as far away as Sweden, Australia, even Indonesia to attend the program and seem to flow with talent and famous names. Lean Womack, Heath Right of Ricochet, and Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks all attended SPC.
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