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


Gary Gopar
Marcus McMillan
Terra Schwartzwald

Rex Amend
Billy Arcilla
LaVaun Beyer
Duane Broberg
Peter Buck
Rose Chen
Steve Cotter
Brian Curtin
Izumi Erskine
Tristen Hizon
David Isaacs
Dimitry Koudymov
Jennifer Lee
Mark Massey
Jose Molina
Dana Parker
Clinton Rusich
Clarissa Shan
Jim Simmons