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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 Fall 2015 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. This four-semester course replaces the old 2A and 2C classes. It is highly recommended that these classes be taken in order, as they are both challenging and progressive.

Music Department Events:

Tues. May. 12, 7:30 PM Laney Jazz Orchestra and Combos, G-189. FREE

Sun. May. 17, 4 PM Laney’s Oakland City Chorus and Oakland Civic Orchestra: Beethoven “Choral Fantasy” and Brahms “Song of the Fates.” Laney Theater. $15 General/$10 Students and Seniors. (Tickets)

Sun. May 17, 7:30 PM- S. F. Boys Chorus & Purple Silk Orchestra perform together at Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland, CA. 

Sun. 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)

Music Classes for General Students*
(Ensemble classes require an audition or approval by the instructor)

Music 8 A-D Music History
Music 10 Music Appreciation
Music 14 Chinese Opera
Music 15A and B Jazz, Blues, and Popular Music
Music 32 Chinese Orchestra
Music 100 Music Fundamentals
Music 101 Music Theory I
Music 105-108 Classical Guitar
Music 117-120 Voice

Music 121 Music Skills I (Sight Reading, Ear Training, Dictation)
Music 125 Chorus
Music 126 Jazz Orchestra
Music 127 Jazz Combos
Music 128 Choral Repertoire
Music 129 Jazz Orchestra Repertoire
Music 130-133 Elementary Piano Method
Music 134-137 Intermediate Piano Literature
Music 138-141 Jazz Piano
Music 144 Intermediate Jazz Combos

*Students who are active in music may want to consider taking classes designed for music majors.

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