The Shasta College Music Department enthusiastically offers a wide variety of music classes and is dedicated to serving all student clientele including music majors, pre-music majors, general college students (non-music majors), and community/adult students. Department enrollment within all music courses is approximately 1,500 per year. The Music Department offers an Associate Degree (A.A.) in Music, an Associates Degree-Transfer in Music (A.A.-T), a Certificate in Music, Private Studio instruction for all full-time music majors (Winds, Strings, Keyboard, Percussion, and Voice), transfer courses for music majors, and General Studies (Music-Humanities) transfer requirements. All interested students (music major, non-music, major, and community/adult) are strongly encouraged to participate in the Music Department activities. The Music Department maintains a supportive and congenial atmosphere.
Facilities include a Theater, Band Room, Choir Room, general classrooms, practice rooms with pianos, and a Computer/Electronic laboratory (computers, keyboard synthesizers, and a variety of music software including notation, music theory, and composition).
Performance opportunities are provided by many different ensembles ranging in size from over 100 to a chamber music orientation. These performance ensembles include the Shasta College Symphonic Band (120 member), Shasta Symphony Orchestra, Shasta Youth Symphony, Shasta College Chorale, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Shasta College Jazz Big Band, and Jazz Ensemble. Rehearsals occur during both day and evening times depending upon the specific ensemble.
Available full-term classroom courses include a series of music theory classes, keyboard classes, the History of Jazz and Rock (General Studies), Music Appreciation (General Studies), Beginning Voice, Beginning Guitar, a wide variety of performance ensembles (Band, Choir, Orchestra, Jazz), Private Studio instruction for all full-time music majors (Winds, Strings, Keyboard, Percussion, and Voice), and a variety of short-term courses.
Shasta College Community Band
For Additional Information Please Contact:
Shasta College Music Department
P.O. Box 496006
Redding, CA 96049-6006
Department Telephone: (530) 242-7730