Enrollment During a Time of Limited BudgetsCalifornia community colleges are coping
with tremendous budget problems resulting from a dysfunctional state
budget. Dedicated faculty, staff, and administrators want to do
everything possible to help you succeed. Consider information and advice that can help you make the best of
- The College now offers fewer course sections.
- Low enrolled classes are more likely to be canceled. If you wait to enroll, the class you want will be more likely to be canceled.
- Enroll for ALL of your classes as soon as possible.
If you wait, it is possible
that the class will be full or canceled, and you will be out of luck either way!
- If your class is full, try to get on a waiting list, contact the instructor, and attend the first class meeting.
- Enroll for a full (or even over-full)
schedule - if one of your classes is canceled you will have a better chance of getting a full load.
- Be flexible. You may have to consider alternatives to the courses that
were your first choice.
Music ClassesThe De Anza Music Department offers courses for everyone from beginners to music majors. You can take day, evening, and online sections of courses that fulfill degree and transfer general education requirements. Vocal, instrumental, and jazz performing groups are open to all De Anza students. Take a beginning instrument or voice class, learn to read music, discover Electronic Music, or join a performing group. Find more information on the Music Classes page.
Performing GroupsDo you wish you could play in the band or orchestra or sing in the choir? At De Anza College you can! Vocal, instrumental, and jazz performing groups are open to all De Anza students. Instrumental groups include a wind ensemble and chamber orchestra. There are choral groups for students of all levels and interests. The department has excellent vocal and instrumental jazz groups. Find out more on the Performing Groups page.
Concerts and EventsMusic Department performing groups present public concerts each quarter. A free noon hour Thursday recital series brings outstanding performers to the campus several times each term. Student recitals are featured during the final three weeks of each quarter. Consult the Concerts and Events page for current information.
A list of department end-of-term concerts is available here: http://faculty.deanza.edu/mitchell/music1/extracreditevents
Music FacultyThe Music Department faculty includes teachers with broad experience in classical, jazz and popular music; voice, piano, guitar, brass, woodwinds and strings; electronic music; and composition and music theory. Many are active professional performers. A Music Department Faculty Directory is online.
Performing groups and classes are open to all De Anza College students!
De Anza Chorale
Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Daddios Jazz Ensemble
GE Music Classes
Introduction to Music classes (Music 1A, B, C, or D) fulfill many transfer and certificate requirements for general education students, can apply to completion of the Music AA degree, and provide a general introduction to the art of music.
Beginning Music Classes
Intro to Electronic Music
Intermediate Electronic Music
De Anza College is the second California community college to be named an "All-Steinway Institution." Faculty and students can teach, learn, and perform on the instruments used by 95% of internationally renowned performing artists.