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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. Laney College now offers three music degrees and will soon offer various Certificates of Achievement. For Degree Requirements see the current Laney College Catalog or visit a counselor. Music Majors, please contact the department chair, John Reager.

Coming soon…Music Certificates of Achievement. For those not pursuing an Associate’s Degree, get the training you need without GE courses. Certificates will be available in Jazz, Music Theory, Musicianship, Music History, Music Industry Studies, and the catch-all Music Certificate of Achievement. Classes can count toward multiple awards including the AA degree, so you can collect them all without repeating courses.

Music Department Events: (Free Unless Marked Otherwise)

Sat., Feb. 2: Young People’s Symphony Orchestra. Berkeley First Church, 8 P.M. (for ticket information please visit the website)

Sat., March 9: Berkeley Youth Orchestra: Chamber Concert, 11AM Laney College Theater (see website for ticket prices)

Tues., March 19 Lecture Performance: Duo Violao, Brazilian guitar duo. G-181, 7:30 PM, free

Purple Bamboo Orchestra: TBA

Sun., April 21: Laney Jazz Orchestra, 4:30pm at Rendon Hall, 2040 Addison st. in Berkeley. Ticket Information

Sat., April 27: Young People’s Symphony Orchestra. Berkeley First Church, 8 P.M. (for ticket information please visit the website)

Wed., May 1, Masterclass: Saxophonist Early McCalister works with students of the Laney Pop Music Ensemble. G-181, 7 PM, free

Thurs., May 2, Student Recital: Laney students perform in G-189 at noon (free!).

Sat., May 4, Benefit Recital: Soprano Yi Triplett and pianist Dale Tsang perform works by Strauss, Faure, and songs in Mandarin. Laney Music Department, room G-189, 7 P.M. Suggested donations: General $20 or more; students/seniors $10 or more. Oakland City Chorus is a 501(c)3 which supports the Laney Choir.

Sat., May 11: Berkeley Youth Orchestra: Full Orchestra Concert, 11AM  Laney College Theater (see website for ticket prices)

Wed., May 15: Laney Jazz Orchestra, Laney College Theater, 7:30 P.M.

Tues, May 21: Laney’s Oakland City Chorus. Mozart’s Coronation Mass, the world premier of Marty Stoddard’s Spring, and more. Laney College Theater, 7 P.M. General Admission $20, $10 Students/Seniors.

More Performance Dates Coming Soon!

Classes for General Students

Classes for Music Majors and Other Musicians