About the Program

Whether you are aiming for a degree in music, or wanting to develop your skills to work in the music industry, or just further your understanding and appreciation of the musical arts, the Chabot College Music Department offers courses to serve your every interest and need. The mission of the Music Area is to grow artistry, support life-long-learning and to advance the workforce. We support this by fostering an environment in which individual achievement and artistic expression thrive fully and equitably for our diverse students. The faculty is comprised of accomplished performers, academics, composers, recording engineers, producers, and authors, who offer their students exceptional instruction in one or more of our courses in music literature, applied music, music recording & technology, and performance ensembles.


To aid in the positive development of the whole person the music faculty and curriculum pursue the following goals:

  1. To provide an environment in which performance, composition, musical literacy and technology are integrated. The synthesis of these elements will prepare the student for a musical career as a performer, writer, teacher, producer, engineer, or business person.
  2. To offer a coherent musical education curriculum that provides knowledge and understanding of musical forms and styles. Students should be able to recognize the importance of music to their society and enable them to have a more informed worldview.
  3. To recognize music as a multi-cultural and multi-national Art which fosters, through its performance, a respect for the diversity of all peoples, beliefs, and expressions.
  4. To help students to see education as a life-long-learning process which permits one to see and think clearly and that this process is of greater importance than the transfer of information from teacher to student.



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Contact Us

Timothy Harris
Music Department Coordinator/Director of Bands
Building 1100, room 1111

Jon Palacio
Director of Jazz Studies
Building 1100, room 1109

Ken Rawdon
Director of Choral Studies
Building 1200, room 1228

Caroline Morrison-Pegg
Ticketing Services
Building 1100, Room 1115 


To learn about our Music Recording Technology Program, please visit:

Music Recording Technology Webpage


For program maps, visit the Learning & Career Pathways website.
Programs Associate
Certificate Noncredit
Audio Recording
Harmony & Musicianship
Jazz Studies
Music Production
Music Technology & Production