The Mt. SAC Music Department offers outstanding opportunities in instruction, performance, and academic preparation in a first-class environment where students can thrive. It's diverse music curriculum, which includes an Associate in Arts with an emphasis in Music, spans the entire musical spectrum, including history, theory, literature, voice, conducting, instrumental, jazz, improvisation, guitar, and piano. Our professors are accomplished musicians, educators, and authors, who offer their students exceptional group instruction, as well as private coaching, to bring out their best potential.
The Instrumental Music Program offers a variety of performing opportunities for all students. No matter their major, skill level, or instrument, we have an ensemble that is right for everyone. The Choral Music Program offers a variety of performing opportunities for all students. No matter their major, skill level, or instrument, we have a choir that is right for everyone.
The Music Department is housed in the state-of-the-art Mt. SAC Performing Arts Complex, Building 2, which is composed of classrooms, rehearsal halls, offices, dance studios, the Studio Theatre, as well as the 415-seat Sophia B. Clarke Theatre and the 273-seat Music Recital Hall.
The preliminary auditions for the Chamber Singers (where students demonstrate vocal range, sight singing skills, and pitch memory) generally take place in May for the following year. Call-back auditions for students to perform two songs in a quartet situation will be held on Some weeks later in June. All of the other choral groups are auditioned during the first week of classes in August. Auditions for instrumental ensembles are held during the first week of classes each semester. Please attend the first rehearsal of the ensemble of choice and you will receive audition information at that time.
You're cordially invited to join the growing number of Mt. SAC music supporters by becoming a member of our distinguished GOLDEN NOTES sponsors. It's a wonderful way to show our vocal and instrumental students you appreciate the outstanding performances they present each year to our community and to the world.
Band Supervisory (Jazz)