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Herb Alpert Music Center

The Music Library at the Herb Alpert Music Center

Current Courses

Priority registration is open now for Winter 2022.

Winter 2022 courses will be held 100% online, with varying meeting schedules. View the complete schedule here.

View the complete list of Open Courses.

New students: Apply for enrollment at lacitycollege.edu/Apply-Register

Current students: Register now at mycollege.laccd.edu

  • Music Appreciation I, Music 111, Course #10201, Online meetings TBA, 10.5 hours per week, Dr. Rebecca Rivera. All Winter 2022 courses will be held online. See the full schedule at mycollege.laccd.edu
    Music Appreciation I

    Music 111, Course #10201. This course is a survey of Western classical/art music from the Middle Ages to the present day with an emphasis on perceptive, analytical listening. Topics include the elements of music, musical forms, music periods, styles, musical genres, and the role of music and musicians in the Western world.

  • Survey and History of Pop, Rock, & Soul, Music 116, Course #11348, Online meetings TBA, 10.5 hours per week, Professor Nate Light.
    Survey and History of Pop, Rock, & Soul

    Music 116, Course #11348. This course covers the origin, stylistic development, and cultural impact of rock, pop, soul, and related musical traditions. The course is designed to increase student awareness of the relationship between popular music and society.

  • Music As A Business, Music 137, Course #11350, Online meetings TBA, 10.5 hours per week, Professor Barbara Laronga.
    Music As A Business

    Music 137, Course #11350. The course addresses the skills and knowledge necessary for success in the music industry with emphasis on small business models, contracts, entrepreneurship, as well as the greater scope of the industry.

  • Piano I, Music 311, Course #11349, Online meetings M/T/W 10:00am-12:30pm, Dr. Steven Niles
    Piano I

    Music 311, Course #11349. The student receives instruction in basic piano skills with an emphasis on learning to read music, play finger-patterns, scales, chords, and beginning pieces. Students must have access to a functioning keyboard or piano.

  • Classical Guitar I-IV, Music 651 (#12340), 652 (#12341), 653 (#12342), and 654 (#12343), Online meetings M/T/W 12:00-3:50pm, Professor Ken Nagatani
    Classical Guitar I-IV

    Music 651 (#12340), 652 (#12341), 653 (#12342), and 654 (#12343). This is a series of courses in Classical guitar technique, note reading, repertoire, and performance practices. Each student must bring their own nylon string guitar.