three musicians playing musicThe mission of College of Alameda’s Music Department is to enable students to better comprehend and appreciate the richness of cultural diversity expressed through music. To this end the Department offers courses in music history, theory, and an introduction to the appreciation of jazz, blues, popular and world music. There are band and choir classes that prepare students to participate in public performances, and elementary courses in piano, and wind and percussion instruments.

Taking a music course as an elective can be a fun and valuable experience, but for students who are serious about music and want to pursue careers as musicians and music teachers, taking classes at College of Alameda prepares you to transfer to a four-year university to complete a Bachelor’s in music. Graduates with this degree often find careers in broadcasting, music journalism, performing, and teaching at secondary and elementary school levels.

In studying Music at College of Alameda our mission is to help you by enriching your life and empowering you with a broad understanding and appreciation of music’s impact on your daily life as well as the greater world in which we live.

We offer courses for the aspiring performer/musician as well as those seeking to better understand the inner workings of the music industry along with its history. Experienced professionals who bring both academic integrity and first-hand experience to the classroom, our staff are committed to the personal growth and development of each and every student.