Peter Buck, B.M., M.M.

Music | Fine Arts

Email: pbuck@cypresscollege.edu

Phone: (714) 484-7140

Office Hours: You may leave a message for me at the Fine Arts Office phone number above, but the best way to reach me is by using my email address. In person meetings may be arranged if needed at a mutually agreed upon time in the Fine Arts Building.

Location: Fine Arts Building

About Professor Buck

I have been a professional musician in Los Angeles for almost 25 years. I have had the opportunity to tour throughout most of the world, performing with famous artists and many more not-so-famous artists. Although I have played virtually every style of music, I consider myself to be a jazz musician and have released two CDs, “Buck’s Vibe” and “Buck’s Vibe 2” which feature my original compositions. I have been a music professor here at Cypress College since the beginning of 2005, and I absolutely love sharing my musical expertise and life experiences in order to further the education of my students.

Education

  • Master of Music-Jazz Studies
    University of Southern California
    Pi Kappa Lambda Honors
  • Bachelor of Music-Percussion Performance
    Berklee College of Music
    Magna Cum Laude

Teaching

  • Adjunct Professor – Cypress College (January 2005-present)
    • Jazz History
    • Music Appreciation
    • Applied Music Coordinator
    • Jazz Band
    • Swing Band
    • Percussion Ensemble
    • Jazz Improvisation
    • Music Fundamentals
    • Applied Music Lessons
    • Music Theory

Recommended Course

Jazz History MUS 113

This is a survey course which traces the history and development of jazz music from its inception to the present day. The music, both live and from recordings, is studied from a cultural, musical, historical, and sociological standpoint. Concert attendance is required.

Classes

Resources

  • Ken Burns Jazz
    Explore this great documentary on the history of jazz.
  • Jazz Musicians
    Learn about the groundbreaking performers of this American art form.