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​​​​​​​​​About the Music Department at Santa Ana College​

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We want to sincerely thank all of you continuing students and new students who are considering taking our vibrant offerings this fall as we go into another challenging semester of online learning and experience. Your professors and staff are busy preparing the best instruction and training possible within the online environment. For example, our music theory and musicianship courses will feature engaging online modules as well as direct interaction. Our piano, guitar, voice, and string classes will continue to provide effective, hands-on training. Ourensembles will feature innovative opportunities in multi-media as well as streaming experiences. Our applied program will continue to provide the top level on-on-one instruction with professional working musicians that we have always been proud to deliver.

Here are a few things to keep in mind:

Piano Classes at all levels are being offered (161, 162, 163, 164). We have keyboards that can be borrowed by students, so don't hesitate to sign up for these important and enjoyable classes.

All of our usual Digital Music Production classes are being offered. We have Mac laptops with the program Logic installed that can be borrowed by students who enroll. Don't put off taking these classes; we can accommodate you even if you don't have a computer or recording software.

Music Lab (MUS 009abcd) will be offered. It is only a third of a unit and quite inexpensive. This will give you open access to our lab workers and instructional assistants via Zoom conferencing and this will be a tremendous help to students needing extra assistance with their music studies.

If you have ANY questions, contact us:

John Marr, Chair:​​

​Brian Kehlenbach, Music Theory:

Elliott Jones, Choir and Vocal Music:

Jungwon Jin, Piano Studies:

Michael Briones, Instrumental Music and Private Lessons (Applied): briones_michael​

Santa Ana College offers music training for experienced musicians and beginners. We schedule classes for day and evening students. Also, for maximum skill development, we provide practice rooms and music labs at least 52 hours a week, Monday through Friday.


Beginning music students have a choice of various keyboard, voice, and instrumental classes. For students seriously committed to our program, we provide lessons for those who qualify by audition. A student can study classical, contemporary pop, and jazz playing styles.


Santa Ana College ensembles include Concert Chorale, Chamber Singers, Vocal Jazz Workshop, Jazz Ensemble, Latin Jazz Band, Mariachi, Guitar Ensemble, Chamber Symphony and Concert Band; others are formed to serve particular students' needs.


We encourage non-majors-as well as music majors-to take our theory, musicianship, and electronic music classes. Following successful completion of the two-year music study plan and required general education courses, music majors can earn an Associate of Arts degree and can transfer to a four-year university to complete a baccalaureate degree.​​​


The 88 Key Steinway Fundraising Campaign

You can pay tribute to the rich legacy of our cultural community at Santa Ana College with your "purchase" of one or more of the 88 keys on a Steinway piano. All proceeds will go toward the purchase of a new Steinway "D" Concert Grand. Click on the link below for more information.​