Laney College

Music Industry Program

Music Industry Program

Learn job skills and set your sights on a career in today’s Music Industry! Explore electronic music production, live sound set-up and engineering, songwriting, music business, play in a pop ensemble and more. Online and hands-on training with industry leaders. The Laney Music Industry Program offers both an AA degree and a Certificate of Achievement (like the AA without G.E. courses). Courses are offered in both the Music and Media Departments.

Music 147: Introduction to Electronic Music and MIDI

Electronic musician and instructor, Kevin Martin teaches this course introducing Digital Audio Workstations (DAW) and MIDI: basic concepts of MIDI capable synthesizers, tone generators and samplers, digital signal processors and computer based sequencing software. On-campus work with Apple Logic Pro X software and software plug-ins to demonstrate tone generation, sampling and sequencing. While currently fully online, we will continue researching these concepts using music production technologies that are available to you.

Music 148: Songwriting

Songwriting instructor Kevin Martin introduces you to this subject through listening and analysis of rhythm, melody, lyrics, harmony, form, and chord structure. Continue researching these concepts as you use exercises to create original compositions and performances.

Music 149: Music Business – The Music Industry department is growing fast. This course will be offered soon.

Music 151: Pop Music Ensemble

Director Victor Siu leads a mixed group of instruments and singers. The group covers rhythm and blues, rock, and popular music from the 1950’s to the present. This class is open to students who like popular music or interested in learning popular music (successful audition required).

Music 152: Live Sound – The Music Industry department is growing fast. This course will be offered soon.

For more information, contact department chair, John Reager: