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Welcome to the Music Department @ GWC


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Welcome to the Music Department at Golden West College! The Music Department offers undergraduate music courses leading to an Associate of Arts Degree in Music and transfer to four-year colleges and universities including the CSU and UC systems. Music students may elect to major in music in one of two classifications: Music Education Preparation or Music Performance.

Music students who qualify may enroll in the Applied Music program for private study in brass, guitar, percussion, piano, voice, or woodwinds. For information regarding the Applied Music program, contact Dr. Collette Hausey, Director of Bands & Applied Music Studies.

There are a variety of music courses for the music major and the non-major (general education classes). These courses include topics such as basic music, guitar, history & appreciation of opera, history of rock music, jazz history & appreciation, jazz improvisation, music history & appreciation, music theory, piano, songwriting, and voice. The large performance ensembles include Chamber Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Master Chorale, and Symphonic Band.

As active professionals in the areas of music adjudication, arranging, composing, conducting, performance, publishing, and recording, the Golden West College music faculty brings "real world" experience to the classroom each day.

The recording arts and live sound re-enforcement (AET) courses are now
in the Career and Technical Education Division. Contact the CTE Office for further information regarding courses and certificates in the area of recording arts and AET.

Be a Friend of the Arts

As a Friend of the Arts at Golden West College, you will enjoy many special benefits including complimentary refreshments at all Theater department plays, invitations to opening night festivities for various Performing and Fine Arts events, guest lectures and demonstrations, and invitations to backstage and costume shop tours.

For just $25, you can join a Friends group, or for $100, you can become a member of all five! More information...