Music

The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.

― Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Musicians playing trumpets

The Cypress College Music Department offers more than 70 classes in all areas of music study including applied music, music history, music appreciation, piano, commercial and electronic music, recording arts, and a variety of vocal and instrumental performance ensembles.


What You’ll Study
  • Music Fundamentals
  • Music Reading
  • Theory
  • Musicianship
  • Music Technology
  • The Music Business
  • Jazz History
  • History of Hip Hop – Rap
  • Music Appreciation
  • American Popular Music
  • Opera
  • History of Rock Music
  • Music History
  • Recording Studio
  • Music in Film
  • Electric Bass
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • Jazz Improvisation – Instrumental
  • Jazz Improvisation – Vocal
  • Swing Band
  • Popular Songwriting
  • Songwriting Workshop
  • Digital Music Technology
  • Musicianship
  • Music Promotion and Distribution
  • Audio Production for Film
  • Applied Music
  • Vocal Repertoire
  • Commercial Guitar and Bass
  • Popular Piano
  • Classical Guitar Ensemble
  • String Ensemble
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Jazz/Musical Theater Choir
  • Concert Choir
  • Cypress Masterworks Chorale
  • Cypress Singers
  • Chamber Singers
  • Vocal Jazz Ensemble
  • Music Internship
Catalog

Visit our catalog for more information about the degrees and certificates, courses, and program learning outcomes for students majoring in Music.


Careers & Salary

Careers

  • Musician
  • Singer
  • Secondary School Teacher

Salary

  • Low: $20k
  • Average: $69k
  • High: $145k

Program Mapper

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Faculty

Adjunct Faculty
  • Rex Amend
  • LaVaun Beyer
  • Duane Broberg
  • Peter Buck
  • Rose Chen
  • Brian Curtin
  • Dana Decker
  • Vincent Hizon
  • Dmitry Koudymov
  • Dana Parker
  • Andreas Preponis
  • Amy Rowe
  • Ronal Segovia
  • Jim Simmons
Music Department

Location: Fine Arts, Room 212
T: (714) 484-7140
Department Chair: Gary Gopar, ggopar@cypresscollege.edu