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Musicians in the Santa Clara Mission Orchestra.

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Mission College Music

Learn more about Mission College.


Study and Perform Music

Beginners and experts alike enroll in our wide variety of music classes. We have something for everyone - piano, guitar, vocal lessons, chorus, orchestra, and GE transferrable courses in music theory. View all Music courses or download a PDF of courses.


Performance Opportunities

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Symphony Orchestra

 Joinvolunteer, or participate in the Symphony to perform and gain experience on your instrument.

Symphony Orchestra
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Mission Chorus

Like to sing? If you like to sing, you can be part of the Mission College Chorus or take a voice lesson class.

Mission Chorus
Piano Instruction.
Piano Classes

Beginning through advanced piano instruction, ranging from note reading to chamber ensemble practice and performance.

Piano Lessions
Vocal Lessions and Classes. An African-American woman holds sheet music and sings into a microphone. Her long hair is braided.
Guitar Classes

Beginning & intermediate guitar skills. Techniques include barre chords, playing scales, and an intro to fingerstyle guitar.

Guitar Classes
Guitar Classes.
Vocal Classes

Develop singing and vocal presentation. Perform songs in a variety of musical and cultural styles to accompaniment.

Vocal Classes
 
Digital Music Certificate

The Digital Music Certificate is designed to provide a foundation in production for students with backgrounds in music, music technology, and/or multimedia design. Music Certificate

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Digital Music production.

MIDI and Music Production (MUS 080)

A practical introduction to the Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) music system and the skills necessary to create your own music using a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). 


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Commercial Music Theory I (MUS 016)

Music theory, commercial music composition, arranging, and songwriting.


Survey of Rock and Popular Music

Survey of Rock and Popular Music (MUS 016)

Examine the history of Rock and Roll music, from its roots in Africa and 1950's America through the current music scene. 


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Audio Production I and II (MUS 081 and 083)

Hands-on audio recording techniques using digital music software and hardware. Specific subject areas include microphones, mic pre-amps, multi-track recording, vocal overdubs, and basic mixing.


Career Outlook
Skills Needed
  • Creativity and flair for entertainment.
  • Hand/eye Coordination.
  • Ability to read and compose music.
  • Ability to sing or play at least one instrument.
  • Self-confidence and motivation.
  • Stamina to perform for long periods.
  • Dedication.
  • Understanding of different musical styles.
  • Business sense.
  • Strong networking skills.
Careers in the Field
  • Musician, Composer, or Arranger.
  • Television/Broadway productions.
  • Artist or Tour Manager.
  • Booking Agent.
  • Recording Engineer.
  • Member of a Symphony, Orchestra, or Band.
  • Music Producer.
  • Music Publicist.
  • Teacher or Professor.
  • Conductor.
  • Session Musician.
  • Singer.