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Sacramento City College Music Department


The Sacramento City College Music Department prepares students for careers in music performance, education, composition, conducting, retail music industry, music publishing, and music therapy.  Students receive training in instrumental and vocal techniques and performance, music theory, and music history in order to prepare them to for transfer to a four-year institution and to become future performers, composers, educators, writers and researchers, and music therapists.




#COLLEGECHOIR & Vocal Ensemble:

The SCC Choirs have a rich history of choral music education and performance that started in 1975 by their former professor and music director Doreen Irwin.  They have traveled and performed in 17 different countries and have participated twice in performing masterworks at Carnegie Hall.  The College Choir and Vocal Ensembles rehearse and perform a diverse range of choral literature from traditional to contemporary and from Western to Non-Western traditions.


Jazz Band

This course includes the rehearsal and performance of jazz band arrangements in a wide variety of styles, such as swing, fusion, Latin, and funk. 


Commercial Music Ensemble

This ensemble includes the rehearsal and performance of contemporary pop and commercial styles: jazz and rock fusion, rhythm and blues, soul, folk, urban styles, country, and Latin.

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