Music

MJC Music Program

The MJC Music Program offers courses for students wishing to earn an associate’s degree in music, general education courses for non-music majors, and courses designed for community members. These include a comprehensive curriculum of music theory and musicianship.

Ensemble and production courses include Concert and Symphonic Bands, Day and Evening Jazz Bands, Concert and Chamber Choirs, Masterworks Chorus, Community Orchestra, Guitar Orchestra, opera/musical theatre productions, chamber music performances, and electronic music productions.

The program also offers applied studies in piano, organ, harpsichord, guitar, voice, violin/viola, cello/bass, woodwinds, and brass/percussion, as well as survey courses such as Music Appreciation, Introduction to World Music, Introduction to American Popular Music, and History of Western Music.

 

Music (Full-Time Faculty)

David Dow
David Dow
, PAC 232
209.575.6078
Electronic Music, Music Technology, Multimedia & Recording

Erik Maki
Erik Maki
, MUS 110 
209.575.6184
Brass, Woodwind, Jazz, Symphonic, Concert Band, & Music Appreciation

Anne Martin
Anne Martin
, MUS 118
209.575.6646
Strings, Cell, Bass, Community Orchestra, & Music Appreciation

Alejandro Sabre
Dr. Alejandro Sabre
, MUS 117
209.575.6263
Piano, Music Theory, Aural Skills, & Musicianship Listening

Stephanie Jacobs
Travis Silvers
, MUS 113
209.575.6259
Guitar, Introduction to World Music, Music Fundamentals and Music Appreciation

Cathryn Tortell
Cathryn Tortell
, MUS 107
209.575.6262
Applied Vocal Rep, Vocal Master, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir & Music Appreciation

 

Music (Adjunct Instructors)

Music Appreciation

Richard Colla
Intro American Pop Music

Janisse Foresti
Piano Enrichment

Steve Grubb
Keyboard Skills, Music Appreciation

John Hillebrandt
Music Appreciation

Lori O'dell
Music Appreciation

Michael Silva
Guitar, Intro American Pop Music, Music Appreciation


Music Staff

 

John Giorgio
Instructional Support Technician
Electronic Music & Recording Arts
Music Lab, PAC 226
209.575.6085

Accompanists

Arvin Berner, Concert & Chamber Rehearsals

Wesley Richmond, Performances & Musical Theatre

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 A.A. Degree: Music

The MJC Music Program off ers courses for students wishing to earn an Associate’s Degree in Music, general education courses for non-music majors, and courses designed for community members. These include a comprehensive curriculum of music theory and musicianship. Ensemble and production courses include Concert and Symphonic Bands, Day and Evening Jazz Bands, Concert and Chamber Choirs, Masterworks Chorus, Community Orchestra, Guitar Orchestra, opera/musical theatre productions, chamber music performances, and electronic music productions. The program also off ers applied studies in piano, organ, harpsichord, guitar, voice, violin/ viola, cello/bass, woodwinds, and brass/percussion, as well as survey courses such as Music Appreciation, Introduction to World Music, Introduction to American Popular Music, and History of Western Music.

To earn an Associate in Arts degree in this major, the student must complete the requirements detailed in the Career Technical Education Pathway or the University Preparation Pathway which include completion of the requirements below. Students who plan to transfer to a four-year school are strongly advised to meet with a member of the music faculty.

A.A.-T DEGREE
The MJC Music Program offers courses for students wishing to earn an Associate’s Degree in Music. Our comprehensive curriculum includes the following core classes for music majors: music theory and musicianship classes; ensemble classes that include Concert and Symphonic Bands, Day and Evening Jazz Bands, Concert and Chamber Choirs, Masterworks Chorus, Community Orchestra, Guitar Orchestra, Opera and Musical Theatre productions, as well as Chamber Music performances. The program also offers applied studies in piano, organ, harpsichord, guitar, voice, violin/viola, cello/bass, woodwinds, and brass/ percussion. Lastly, our program also offers survey courses such as Music Appreciation, Introduction to World Music, Introduction to American Popular Music, and History of Western Music that can be taken as electives by both music and non-music majors. The Associate in Arts in Music for Transfer Degree is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in Music Studies at a CSU campus. Students completing the transfer degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that accepts this degree will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transferring to earn a bachelor’s degree. The transfer degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or a university that is not part of the CSU system. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.

SKILLS RECOGNITION: RECORDING ARTS
The Recording Arts Program at Modesto Junior College provides students the technical and musical skills to meet the challenges of today’s ever changing fi eld of modern music production. The program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in the Sound Engineering, Sound Design, Music Production, Live Sound, Music Sales and Music Composition for Radio, TV, Film, and Video. The topics include recording studio techniques, live sound engineering, music production, sound design, synthesizers, music technology, music notation and music composition. Opportunities for hands on recording sessions, live sound mixing, original music composition and performance in concert are provided.

 

Consult the MJC College Catalog for the latest listing of degree and skills recognition award requirements.

 Music Majors - Piano Performance

 Music Majors - Course Outline