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The Music Department is dedicated to providing quality music instruction for students preparing to transfer as music majors to four-year institutions, students interested in pursuing a career in commercial music and the recording arts, and students from the community interested in lifelong learning opportunities. Our curriculum is designed to provide a balanced education in the many facets of the musical experience, and to develop each student's musical and intellectual potential to the highest level of his or her capability.

The Music Department offers instruction in the areas of instrumental music, vocal and choral music, piano, guitar, jazz, theory and musicianship, history and literature, world music, and music industry studies. Performance organizations include choirs, bands, orchestra, piano ensembles, jazz ensembles, jazz combos, vocal jazz ensembles, and rock bands. www.kdvc.org is the student run Internet radio station.

The associate of arts degree in music is a comprehensive program of solo and ensemble performance, music theory, musicianship, piano proficiency, and literature in which students complete typical lower-division requirements for transfer to many four-year institutions as music majors at the junior level. The department offers a vocational education programs in music industry studies (MUSX). The MIS recording arts certificate prepares students for a career in the music and recording industries.

4th Annual A capella Camp this Summer!



If you never missed an episode of the "Sing-Off," could not wait
to see Pitch Perfect 3 and have always wanted to be part of an incredible A capella group, Come join us...


  • Week-long training with great a capella instructors
  • New and cool a capella arrangements
  • Solo and choral singing techniques
  • Beat-boxing workshop
  • A mid-week talent show
  • Group recording session in DVC studio
  • Ending performance for friends and families
  • Earn college credit
  • Low reigstration fees


MUS171 - Jazz and Popular Voice, Bret Peppo, instructor
July 30 - August 3. M-F 8:15-5pm. Go to dvc.edu and apply for school.

(all students who complete course will earn college level ensemble credit) Course registration cost is $46 for California residents. Those who are still in enrolled in high school, the registration cost is usually only $1. You will need to receive a signature from your principal. Some scholarships are available.
Meals and housing are not provided.

For more information on the camp, please contact Bret Peppo, director of choral activities, 925.969.2699.

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Music Catalog

We encourage you to take a music course. We have a course for everyone. To search the course schedule, click here. If you are a NEW student, it often takes a little time. Please contact office of admissions or one of the music faculty for help.


scholarship Scholarships

DVC Music Deaprtment has a wide range of scholarships available for students participating in our musical each semester. Please fill out an application, or see your ensemble director for more infomation.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact the music deaprtment at (925) 685-1230. or by email, bpeppo@dvc.edu. Ask a question?