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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.

Music Department Events:

The Department Welcomes John Santos, Legendary Afro-Cuban Percussionist, as our new Artist in Residence.

Sun., Apr. 10, 4PM: Oakland City Chorus with Lori Willis and Yi Triplett. $15 General/$10 Students and Seniors

Sun., May 22, 4PM: Oakland City Chorus and Oakland Civic Orchestra. Music by Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn. $15 General/$10 Students and Seniors

Classes for General Students

Classes for Music Majors and Other Musicians


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