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)

Student Recital. Thursday, May 4, G-189, Noon

Great Wall Youth Orchestra: Sat., May 6, Theater, 7PM ($35)

Lucy Kinchen Tribute Concert, Sunday, May 7, Theater, 2 PM

Berkeley Youth Orchestra, Saturday, May 13. Laney Theater, 11 AM

Laney Jazz Ensembles, Monday, May 15, Laney Theater, 7 PM

Music Without Borders, Oakland City Chorus performs Misa Criolla by Ariel Ramirez, other music from around the world, including a brand new piece in memory of Denalda Siegrist and other victims of the Ghost Ship Tragedy. Sunday, May 21, 4PM, Odell Johnson Theater, Laney College. 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