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Courses in the Laney College Music Department are designed to fulfill the needs of music majors, professional musicians, and those whose interest is vocational or recreational.  Additionally, we offer classes that fulfill Arts and Humanities G.E. requirements for all majors* (see below). Students are encouraged to contact the Music Department Chair for specific guidance when planning to transfer to a four-year institution in this major. A new AA-Transfer degree (pending approval) will be launched in Spring 2016 along with the revised local AA in Music. See Degree Requirements page for more details.

Learn to Read Music! New classes in Music Skills (Music 121-124) provide a foundation for reading music at sight, music dictation and ear-training. It is highly recommended that these classes be taken in order, as they are both challenging and progressive.

Laney’s World Music Series (WMS) Returns:

Thurs. Oct. 29, 12:00 PM- Soprano Nanette McGuinness and Pianist Dale Tsang, G-189 (Free), contemporary classical music.

Tues. Nov. 3, 12:00 PM- Bay Area Jazz legend John Santos gives a free demonstration lecture on Latin percussion. G-189. (WMS) 

Thurs. Nov. 19, 12:00 PM- Student Recital, G-189 (Free), Laney’s own performing for you.

Fri. Nov. 20, 7:30 PM- Scott Pratt and Horn Player Carl Ek. First Unitarian Universalist Church in San Francisco 1187 Franklin St (at Geary). Admission: Free or donation

Thur. Dec. 3, TBA- Laney Jazz Orchestra and Combos, TBA (Free)

Sat. Dec. 12, 7 PM Laney’s Oakland City Chorus, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Oakland. Works by Ives, Britten, and more. Special guest: Jonathan Dimmock, organist. $15 General/$10 Students and Seniors

(More concerts will be posted as they are announced)

Classes for General Students

Classes for Music Majors and Other Musicians

Live Recordings


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