Music Courses

Register for classes using WebAdvisor. Review the searchable online Class Schedule for class dates and times. Course descriptions are available in the Catalog. All students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review academic program requirements and/or have questions answered.

A sampling of courses for this discipline includes (not a complete list):

Skip list of courses.

  • MUS/ART/ID/TD-100 Survey of the Arts
  • MUS-101 Music Appreciation: Western Classical Music
  • MUS-102 Music Appreciation
  • MUS-103 Fundamentals of Music
  • MUS-104 Music of World Cultures
  • MUS-108 Song Writing
  • MUS-110A Music Theory and Harmony
  • MUS-110B Harmony
  • MUS-110C/D Advanced Harmony
  • MUS-111A/B/C/D Musicianship
  • MUS-112A Pro Tools 101
  • MUS-112B Pro Tools 110
  • MUS-112C Pro Tools 201
  • MUS-113/BRDC-132 Studio Recording
  • MUS-114 Create a CD
  • MUS-116 Sound Reinforcement and Live Recording
  • MUS-121 The History of Jazz
  • MUS-122/HIST-141/IS-142 A History of Early Rock and Roll: Music and Culture of the 1950s
  • MUS-123/HIST-142/IS-143 History of Rock and Roll: Music and Culture of the 1960s
  • MUS-125/HIST-143 History of Rock and Roll: Rock Music and Culture Since 1970
  • MUS-160A Beginning Class Piano
  • MUS-160B/C/D Class Piano
  • MUS-160E/F Piano Repertoire
  • MUS-161A/B/C/D/E/F Class Guitar
  • MUS-162A/B Class Voice - Beginning
  • MUS-162C/D Class Voice - Intermediate
  • MUS-162E/F Vocal Repertoire
  • MUS-163A/B/C/D Woodwind Instruments (Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon)
  • MUS-164A/B/C/D Brass Instruments (Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba)
  • MUS-165A/B/C/D Percussion Instruments
  • MUS-166A Applied Music
  • MUS-169A Jazz Guitar
  • MUS-169B Blues/Rock Guitar
  • MUS-192 Music for Minors: Music Docent Training
  • MUS-351 Performance Ensembles
  • MUS-352 Jazz/Rock Combos
  • MUS-352B Advanced Jazz/Rock Combos
  • MUS-354A String Techniques - Ohlone Chamber Orchestra
  • MUS-355 College Chorus
  • MUS-356 Chamber Singers
  • MUS-358 Community Chorale
  • MUS-369 Jazz, Rock, Popular, Blues Piano
  • MUS-370 Symphonic Band
  • MUS-371 Mixed Wind Ensemble
  • MUS-374 Community Orchestra
  • MUS-380 Musical Theatre Workshop I (Principals)
  • MUS-381 Musical Theatre Workshop II (Chorus)
  • MUS-382 Musical Theatre Workshop III (Instrumental)
  • MUS-394 Madrigals

Textbooks, Online Access Codes, Other Supplies and Resources

Most Ohlone College classes require the purchase of a textbook, and some classes require the purchase of online access codes (also known as keys) or other supplies. Most of these purchases are available at the Ohlone College Bookstore.

Students may go to the Ohlone College Bookstore website to find the textbook(s), access codes (keys), or supplies for their class(es). Students may be required to pay additional fees for access to online resources that are not available through the Ohlone College Bookstore. Please check with your instructor.

More at Textbooks: Information and Purchasing, including Online Orders, Newark Center Textbooks and Supplies, Book Buybacks, and Textbook Costs.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the courses in this discipline, the student will have acquired the following knowledge and skills:

  • Demonstrate fluency in the language of music, be it spoken, written, played, or heard.
  • Demonstrate a cultural, historical, and analytical perspective on the study of music.
  • Demonstrate artistic growth and personal enrichment through the performance of music.
  • Assemble the vocational skills necessary for a career in music.