Pasadena City College, Home of the PCC Lancers

Welcome to the Music Department

More than 100 courses are offered in Music, ranging from basic keyboard skills and teaching music to preschoolers, to scoring a jazz band arrangement or composing a Renaissance motet. A curriculum of traditional and contemporary courses is offered and the diverse and experienced faculty cover the spectrum of the music field.

To develop appreciation of music as an art and as a craft, classes are taught in harmony, literature, and vocal, instrumental and electronic techniques. New courses are added as warranted to reflect the needs of today's competitive music industry.

Instrumental and choral groups are also an integral part of the music program. Faculty and students dedicate their time, in and out of the classroom, to such musical activities as the Tournament of Roses Honor Band, orchestra, and jazz, choral, theatrical, and chamber ensembles, providing a variety of performance experiences for the benefit of the students, the college and the community.

PCC has a robust Applied Music Program with Techniques Classes, Performance Ensembles, Individual Instruction and Advanced Performance Repertoire classes.