of the Canyons &
SCV Youth Orchestra
Performers participating in these ensembles will enjoy playing
a wealth of classical and romantic music as well as the most recent
in contemporary literature. Music lovers from the community
are encouraged to join and support growth of the college's orchestras.
By becoming a member of this exciting group, performers get an
insight into the Jazz Band tradition as well as diverse contemporary
popular currents. Various jazz programs concentrate on organization
and participation principles essential in making successful "combo"
These classes allow students to participate in small
ensembles. This allows students to fine tune their skills,
acquaint themselves with specific instrumental literature, and work
within one of the most demanding settings possible for musicians.
These classes emphasize the learning of
vocal skills while expanding the singer's classical and pop repertoires.
Studio singing exposes the singer to the required skills of professional
This is a special program designed just for music
majors. It will help prepare students for auditions and
transfer to other four-year music programs. One-on-one lessons
are set up through individual auditions with the program
coordinator. Course objectives, recital dates, and juries are
discussed after admittance to the program.
Studies in Music Composition
These are the courses where students come
to refine their own musical ideas. Participants have access
to the computer-based MIDI laboratory and have the opportunity to
have their works performed by the college-based music groups.
We have seen the pervasive, almost exclusive
use of computers in the recording and production of music in the last
few years. Our Music Technology classes prepare students with no prior knowledge in
computer generated music to use the computer to compose and produce
their own compositions for use on the web, CD, and video.
Check out the student compositions by clicking on the link above.