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Mission College Music

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Beginners and experts alike enroll in our wide variety of music classes.  We have something for everyone - piano, guitar, chorus, orchestra, classical, and commercial music.
  • Earn a Digital Music Certificate.
  • We offer GE transferrable online courses.
  • Join our Symphony Orchestra or Mission College Chorus.

Class Offerings

  • Advanced Piano Masterclass, California Concerto Weekend for Amateur Pianists.
  • MIDI and Music Technology I, II, Digital Music Production I, II.
  • Mission College Performing Arts Series.
Degrees / Certificates

The following are degrees and certificates in music

PDF of our degrees/certificates from the catalog

Classes to Consider Next Term
MUS 017 • Music of the World

Music 017 is primarily a survey course, however, we offer "hands-on," interactive class activities so that students can get a real sense of what it means to learn and perform music from around the world.

These instruments were hand-crafted by a team of pan builders and tuners under the direction of Ellie Mannette. Ellie, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, was considered to be the "father" of the steel pan art-form. His drums, that are made from 55-gallon oil barrels, represent the newest family of acoustic instruments in the world. Listen to them here

Mission College Chorus 

From Peter Gabriel, Sting, classical and pop, we sing a little bit of everything! Join our small but mighty singing group!

Mission College Symphony

Have a taste for classical music? Want to perform as a part of our symphony? Join us at


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Mission College Symphony

Home to our symphony orchestra at and MUS 048 classes.

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Mission College Chorus

From beginners to advance, we take all comers to our Mission College Chorus. Sing with us with MUS 041.

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Digital Music

Earn a certificate in Digital Music and get your foot in the door in the back-of-the-house.

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Learn to play the guitar with MUS 036.

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Learn the keys to success in piano MUS 039.

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Voice Lessons

Whether you sing in the shower or sing on stage, we have a voice class for you with MUS 032.

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