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The Music Department offers a wide variety of courses to satisfy the diverse interests and needs of its students. A two-year comprehensive musicianship series is the core of the undergraduate music program. Also offered is a music history sequence, vocal and instrumental performance workshops, and a variety of performing ensembles.

Introductory courses include beginning classes in keyboard/piano, brass, woodwind, strings, percussion, guitar, and voice. Music reading and music fundamentals provide basic instruction in music theory. The Music Department offers day, evening, and online courses that meet general education (GE) requirements for an associate degree and/or transfer.

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 is 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.

Large performance groups include the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, De Anza Chorale, Vintage Singers, and De Anza Women’s Chorus.

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