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Herb Alpert Music Center

Performance Ensembles

Performance Ensembles

The College Choir (Music 501) performs concerts of choral literature for mixed voices. (Open to all students.)

The Philharmonic Choir (Music 531) performs extended choral works for mixed voices. (Enrollment subject to audition.)

For the Chamber Chorale (Music 561), students prepare, rehearse and perform selected musical works for a small advanced choir, focusing on rhythm, intonation, articulation, expression, blend and balance, following the conductor, appropriate performance practice, and professional standards of conduct. (Confirmation of enrollment subject to audition.)

The Chamber Ensemble (Music 705) performs recitals of major chamber music works. (Enrollment subject to audition.)

The Rehearsal Orchestra (Music 711) performs concerts of intermediate level orchestral works. (For students with intermediate ability and for those who wish to become more proficient on a secondary instrument. Enrollment subject to audition.)

The Community Orchestra (Music 725) performs concerts of major orchestral music. (Enrollment subject to audition.)

The Percussion Ensemble (Music 765) performs concerts of symphonic and commercial music. (Enrollment subject to audition.)

The Guitar Ensemble (Music 771) performs concerts of standard guitar ensemble literature. (Students must pass Music 650 with a grade of “C” or better, otherwise enrollment is subject to audition.)

The Studio Jazz Band (Music 781) performs concerts of standard jazz band literature. (For intermediate and advanced players. Enrollment subject to audition.) The Studio Jazz Band has been in existence since 1946 under the direction of Bob MacDonald, Robert Wilkinson, Woodrow James, Don Simpson, Laszlo Cser and Lori Stuntz.

 Upcoming Events

All concerts for the Spring semester have been canceled.

 Contact Us

Herb Alpert Music Center 106
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2880

Christine Park
Department Chair


Caroline Reyes
Instructional Assistant


Sam Plotkin
Instructional Assistant


Mailing Address:

Department of Music
Los Angeles City College
Herb Alpert Music Center
855 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90029

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 Office Hours

Monday - Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-4:00pm

Hours are subject to change.

Los Angeles City College | 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles California 90029


Phone: 323.953.4000


Emergency: 323.953.2911