Music Department

Welcome to the Cypress College Music Department!

If you're interested in taking music classes, contact the instructors directly or the music department for more information.

Please click on the 'Applied Music' and 'Ensembles' pages for more information. 

We offer more than 70 classes in all areas of music study including:

  • Applied Music
  • Music Theory
  • Music History
  • Music Appreciation
  • Piano
  • Commercial/Jazz/Pop Music
  • Electronic Music and Recording Arts
  • A variety of vocal and instrumental performance ensembles


Diane Villegas, Music Department Office Manager  

Mark Peterson, Staff Accompanist


Joseph Gallo
Gary Gopar
Marcus McMillan
Terra Schwartzwald

Rex Amend
Billy Arcilla
LaVaun Beyer
Peter Buck
Rose Chen
Brian Curtin
Justin DeHart
Izumi Erskine
Dr. Laura Harrison
David Isaacs
Dimitry Koudymov
Maureen Lombardino
Jose Molina
Jenny Ohstrom
Mary Robles
Clinton Rusich
Clarissa Shan
Jim Simmons
Scott Zeidel