Music Department Performing Groups(Consult the online class schedule at the De Anza College web site for current listing including class times/days and instructor information.)
Performing GroupsInstrumental, Vocal, and Jazz groups are open to all De Anza College students, from beginners to advanced.
Membership in the orchestra is open to all De Anza students and to members of the community who enroll. All string players are welcome and winds are accepted by audition. The orchestra meets on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. to 9:40 p.m. The group gives public performances at the College and at off-campus locations every term.
Symphonic Wind Ensemble
This "wind ensemble" is open to all De Anza students who play an instrument and read music. Rehearsal, sight-reading, performance, and recording of wind ensemble literature in a variety of styles and time period. Class meets Monday/Wednesday at 12:30 to 2:10 p.m.
De Anza Chorale
Students with some previous singing experience may enroll in De Anza Chorale subject to audition. Meets at 7:00-9:40 PM on Monday.
De Anza students with the ability to read vocal music at sight, a trained voice and choral experience may audition for Vintage Singers. This group rehearses at 11:30-12:20 Monday/Wednesday and 11:30-1:50 Friday.
De Anza Women's Chorus
A choir for students interested in singing with a group for enjoyment. Stresses music of various styles. Provides basic technique and experience in choral singing. One public performance will be scheduled each quarter. This group rehearses on Tuesday evening at 7:00-9:40.
De Anza Jazz Singers I and II
Study of the art of vocal jazz ensemble singing. Study, rehearsal and performance of standard and contemporary vocal jazz ensemble repertoire. Exposure to microphone technique, vocal improvisation, and ensemble interpretation of jazz styles and phrasing. Developing a working vocabulary of traditional vocal jazz performance techniques and an understanding of the cultural and historical contexts that produced the specific vocal jazz styles. De Anza Jazz Singers I meets at 4:00-6:15 on Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday. De Anza Jazz Singers II meets on Monday/Wednesday at 4:00-6:15 and on Friday at 4:00-7:00. Enrollment by audition.
Advanced study of the art of vocal jazz ensemble singing. Study, rehearsal and performance of standard and contemporary vocal jazz ensemble repertoire. Advanced approach to microphone technique, vocal improvisation, and ensemble interpretation of jazz styles and phrasing. Developing a professional working vocabulary of traditional vocal jazz performance techniques and an understanding of the cultural and historical contexts that produced the specific vocal jazz styles. This group meets at 4:00-6:15 on MondayWednesday and at 4:00-7:00 Friday. Enrollment by audition.
The Daddios Big Band meets in the evening under the direction of Steve Tyler. All students are welcome to audition for this oustanding jazz ensemble which performs at festivals and concerts in the De Anza community. Consult the class schedule and/or viisit the "daddios jazz ensembles web page for additional information.(Consult the online class schedule at the "de anza college" web site for current listing including class times/days and instructor information.)
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.