The Music Department maintains a place at Gavilan College as a subject of broad and passionate interest to performers, composers and theorists. At Gavilan College all these form a community dedicated to furthering a knowledge and love of music. The Music Department at Gavilan College offers a wide range of courses for all students. While many of our students have gone on to have professional careers in music, others have used their study as an enriching foundation for other pursuits. The Gavilan College Music Department is structured around a traditional musical foundation. Specific areas of focus are piano, guitar, vocal performance, electronic music and digital recording. The music curriculum provides a program for the students who wish to (1) pursue an advanced degree in music, (2) broaden a general knowledge of music, (3) develop performance skills, (4) become a professional musician, (5) work in a recording studio, (6) prepare for a career as music educators. Experienced instructors create an environment that both fulfills general education requirements and offers students exemplary preparation for transfer into both university and vocational level programs.