Glendale College's music department, located on the first & second floor of the auditorium building, offers a full range of courses in fundamentals, musicianship, harmony, appreciation, history, technology, and recording as well as classes in piano, voice and guitar. Private lessons are available on most instruments, including voice, through the Applied Music Program.
The GCC Music Department also offers a wide range of performing ensembles which are both an integral part of every musician's education and an opportunity for adults from the community to participate in the performance of great masterworks. Instrumental performing ensembles at Glendale College include the Community Orchestra, various Chamber groups, Jazz combos, Jazz Band, and our newly formed North Indian and West African ensembles.
Vocal performing ensembles include College Choir (non-auditioned mixed voices), Chamber Singers, Concert Singers, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Opera scenes, and Music Theatre (auditioned and choreographed mixed voices).