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Modesto Junior College

Music

The MJC Music Program offers courses for students wishing to earn an associate’s degree in music, general education courses for non-music majors, and courses designed for community members. These include a comprehensive curriculum of music theory and musicianship.

Ensemble and production courses include Concert and Symphonic Bands, Day and Evening Jazz Bands, Concert and Chamber Choirs, Masterworks Chorus, Community Orchestra, Guitar Orchestra, opera/musical theatre productions, chamber music performances, and electronic music productions.

The program also offers applied studies in piano, organ, harpsichord, guitar, voice, violin/viola, cello/bass, woodwinds, and brass/percussion, as well as survey courses such as Music Appreciation, Introduction to World Music, Introduction to American Popular Music, and History of Western Music.

MJC Symphonic Band Concert directed by Erik Maki
MJC Symphonic Band Concert Directed by Professor Erik Maki

MJC Orchestra Directed by Anne Martin
MJC Orchestra Directed by Professor Anne Martin

Dr laitz

MJC MusicTheory Class with Dr. Steven Laitz,
Directed by Dr. Alejandro Sabre, Spring 2016 

MJC Guitar Concert, Directed by David Chapman

MJC Guitar Concert, Directed by Dr. David Chapman

 A.A. Degree: Music

To earn an Associate in Arts Degree in this major, the student must complete the requirements detailed in the Career Technical Education Pathway (p.71) or the University Preparation Pathway (p. 69) which include completion of the requirements below (except where listed as recommended). Students who plan to transfer to a four-year school are strongly advised to meet with a member of the music faculty.

Consult the MJC College Catalog for the latest listing of degree and skills recognition award requirements.

 

 Music Majors - Piano Performance

 Music Majors - Course Outline

 

Events Spring 2018

January 

Stanislaus County Music Educators Association Festival
January 26 & 27
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
Erik Maki / makie@mjc.edu

Guitar Faculty Concert
Tuesday, January 30 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
David Chapman / chapmand@mjc.edu

February

MJC Faculty Music Concert
Friday, February 23 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
$12 General / $10 Students & Seniors
Tickets Available Online & At the Door
Alejandro Sabre / sabrea@mjc.edu

March

41st Annual Celebration of the Humanities
Celebrating: 
Art ~ Music ~ Theatre Monologues ~
Playwriting ~ Humanities ~ Literature ~ Photography
Rules & Entry Form


Guit~Artist Series Concert
Tuesday, March 20 at 7pm
Tickets $12 General / $8 Students & Seniors
MJC, Recital Hall
David Chapman / chapmand@mjc.edu

Voice Recital
Monday, March 26 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
Sandra Bengochea / rubalcavas@mjc.edu

Electronic Music Concert
Wednesday, March 28 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
David Dow / dowd@mjc.edu

April

Voice Recital
Tuesday, April 3 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
Cathryn Tortell / tortellc@mjc.edu

Strings Concert
Friday, April 6 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
Anne Martin / martinan@mjc.edu

Guitar End-Of Semester Concert
Tuesday, April 10 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
David Chapman / chapmand@mjc.edu

Jazz Band Concert
Monday, April 9 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
Erik Maki / makie@mjc.edu

Woodwind, Brass & Percussion Concert
Thursday, April 12 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
Erik Maki / makie@mjc.edu

41st Annual New Music Concert
Friday, April 13 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
David Dow / dowd@mjc.edu

Symphonic Band Concert
Monday, April 16 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
Erik Maki / makie@mjc.edu

Community Orchestra Concert
The Great B's Bach, Beethoven, and the Beatles! 
Tuesday, April 17 at 7pm
Tickets: $5 General / $1 Students
Tickets available at the door
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
Anne Martin / martinan@mjc.edu

Community Concert Band
Wednesday, April 18 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
Erik Maki / makie@mjc.edu

Applied Piano Concert
Thursday, April 19 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
Free Concert
Alejandro Sabre / sabrea@mjc.edu

Love and All that Jazz Choral Concert
Friday, April 20 at 7pm
Tickets: $6 General / $3 Students & Seniors
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
Cathryn Tortell / tortellc@mjc.edu

Piano Enrichment Concert
Friday, April 20 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
Free Concert
Janisse Foresti / forestij@mjc.edu

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