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Department of Music

Spring 2021 Applied Music Auditions!

Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 26th @ 5pm

Audition Interviews (via Zoom): Friday, May 28th @ 9am

Contact: James Grude ( for Application

SUMMER 2021 CLASSES - Enroll Now!

Music 111 (Music Appreciation)
Summer Session 1
6/14/21 – 7/18/21 (Asynchronous- Online)
Class # 12163
Meets 10hr 30min TBA/week
Professor Michael Arshagouni (
Music 101 (Fundamentals of Music)
Summer Session 2
7/19/21 – 8/22/21 (Synchronous Online)
Class # 10500
Meets MoTuWeTh 8a – 10:25a
Professor Glenn Carlos (

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The LAVC Music Department provides a dynamic environment for the exploration of the complete musician / entrepreneur – performer, composer, educator, promoter, producer. We offer a complete set of courses in performance, history, theory, performance ensembles, commercial music, recording arts, and general education. We offer a two-year Music A.A. degree, a two-year Commercial Music A.A., a two-year Music AAT (music transfer degree), and five Commercial Music Certificates. Our dedicated faculty and staff specialize in hands-on attention and bring a wealth of real-world experience into the classroom.

The LAVC Music Department maintains partnerships with various community organizations: The American Guitar Society, The American Society of Music Arrangers & Composers, House of Blues Music Forward Foundation, and Education Through Music - Los Angeles. These partnerships provide free seminars and networking for LAVC Music students. Please visit their websites for further information and watch the bulletin boards in the Music Department for upcoming events.


Thinking of a Career in the Music Industry?

Check out this Info from the LAVC Career/Transfer Center


All-Steinway Program

Los Angeles Valley College is an All-Steinway School.

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