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. 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 is now available, 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.

Fall Semester starts January 22. Enroll Now!

Music Department Events: (Free Unless Marked Otherwise)

Purple Bamboo Orchestra TBA

Berkeley Youth Orchestra TBA

Laney’s Oakland City Chorus featuring the World premier of Spring Dawn by Aaron Mobley (sung in Mandarin)Kleine Orgelmesse  by Franz Joseph Haydn, and excerpts from Garden Songs by Fanny Mendelssohn. Wednesday, May 16, 7PM, Odell Johnson Theater (Laney College). General Admission $20, $10 Students/Seniors.

Laney Jazz Ensembles, Join conductor Charlie Gurke for a Jazz filled evening! TBA.

(More concerts will be posted as they are announced)

Classes for General Students

Classes for Music Majors and Other Musicians