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 August 21. Enroll Now!

Music Department Events: (Free Unless Marked Otherwise)

Purple Bamboo Orchestra Gala Fundraiser , Sat., Oct. 14, 5PM, Cinnamon Tree Restaurant. ADMISSION DETAILS

Laney Jazz Ensembles, Monday, Dec. 4, Laney Theater, 7 PM

Laney’s Oakland City Chorus performs Cantata 64 by JS Bach, and music of Morten Lauridsen,  William Billings, John Reager and more. Sat, Dec. 9, 4PM, First Presbyterian Church of Oakland. General Admission $20, $10 Students/Seniors.

(More concerts will be posted as they are announced)

Classes for General Students

Classes for Music Majors and Other Musicians