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music Overview

At San José City College, we believe that music has the power to enrich your college journey and elevate your educational experience. Our Music program welcomes students from all backgrounds and degree programs, offering a harmonious blend of courses that not only nurture your musical talents but also contribute to your general education requirements. 

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play an instrument? Want to dust off that guitar or piano and make music again but need a refresher? Classes are offered in classical guitar and piano. You can learn about music and culture in Music Appreciation: Jazz, World, or Western Culture, or you can learn to read and compose music in Introductory Music class. Join us at SJCC and make music!

You can make music a part of your college experience and part of any degree program. Most music classes count toward general education requirements.

Department Contacts

  • Humanities, Social Sciences, and Arts Division
  • (408) 288-3785
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Music Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Musical performance through study of applied idiomatic techniques on a musical instrument (or voice).
  • Participation in a musical ensemble.
  • Application of fundamental music theory principles through application and analysis.
  • Understanding the processes of music-making through contextual studies in Western culture and cultures around the globe.