Music Department ClassesMusic Classes
This page provides general information about music department classes. Consult the class schedules at the De Anza College web site for specific information about current class offerings.
Undergraduate Music Program
The excellent two-year comprehensive musicianship series is the core of the undergraduate music program. A music history sequence, vocal and instrumental performance workshops, and a variety of excellent performing ensembles are also offered. According to reports from UC and CSU professors and previous graduates, successful De Anza musicianship students succeed at higher levels than students from other community colleges.
Classes for Beginners
Introductory courses are available for students just getting started in music, including beginning classes in keyboard/piano brass, woodwind, strings, percussion, guitar, and voice. Instruction is provided in a variety of styles ranging from classical to jazz. Music Reading and Music Fundamentals provide basic instruction in music theory. Complete course sequences allow students to progress to advanced levels.
General Education Classes
The Music Department also offers day, evening, and online courses that meet transfer and associate degree general education requirements. Classes include Introduction to Music, Introduction to Jazz Styles, and World Music in America.
Large performing groups include the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, De Anza Chorale, Vintage Singers, and De Anza Women's Chorus.
An outstanding jazz program features a variety of vocal and instrumental performing groups, including the award winning Vocal Flight ensemble. A number of classes in instrumental and vocal jazz skills and improvisation are available.
The Electronic Music program provides instruction and studio experience in synthesizer operation, MIDI sequencing, and sound design along with the opportunity to work with professional level hardware and software. An entry-level electronic music class is open to all students.
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.