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Undergraduate & Graduate Music Degrees in California

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Shepherd University, Los Angeles:
Located just 10 minutes from Downtown L.A., Shepherd University's Cornel School of Contemporary Music is a comprehensive music career training facility at the heart of culturally-active California. We provide Bachelor and Masters Degree programs in Music, with specific concentrations in Music Production, Film Scoring, Contemporary Performance, Christian Music, Contemporary Composition, and Songwriting.

Undergraduate & Graduate Degree Programs in Music:
- Certificate Music Program
- Bachelor of Music Degree Program
- Master of Music Degree Program

Concentrations include:

Music Production
The Music Production Program provides students with extensive experience in the latest techniques and equipment in our state-of-the-art recording facility. Technology classes, combined with music composition and performance courses give our Music Production graduates the creative and technical skills of a modern record producer. 

Songwriting
The Songwriting Program is a unique curriculum that trains students to become successful songwriters and performers. Students study composition and lyric writing in a variety of styles to prepare them for the demands of professional songwriters.

Contemporary Performance
The Contemporary Performance Program is designed to train students for successful performance careers in today’s commercial music industry. The Performance degree at the Cornel School of Contemporary Music is divided into concentrated instrument majors: Piano/Keyboard, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Vocal, and Woodwind. 

Contemporary Christian & Worship Music (CCM & Worship)
The CCM & Worship program is a unique degree program that combines theological courses with music classes to prepare students for careers as music ministers and worship leaders. Cornel School of Contemporary Music is in a special position to provide professional, contemporary music instruction within the context of a Christian education program. 

Contemporary Composition
The Contemporary Composition program prepares students for careers as composers and arrangers in the modern entertainment industry. Student composers work one-on-one with our renowned faculty in a state-of-the-art facility to learn techniques that are used to create music for the concert stage, theatrical performances and in the recording studio. 

Film Scoring
The Film Scoring program at the Cornel School of Contemporary Music at Shepherd University engages students in the study and practice of music for visual media; film, television and advertising.

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Address: 3200 N. San Fernando Rd., Los Angeles, California 90065, USA
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The Contemporary Music Course
Courses / Programs
‘The Contemporary Music Course’ is an attractively presented high quality online music course for beginners, songwriters and arrangers. No previous qualifications are required. You'll have instant access for a year, to 130 lessons that stream instantly from the net to your computer, iPad or iPhone.

Free two day trial!!! If you are interested let us know via the form on our Contact Page.

I haven't seen anything like this style of presentation on the internet. Apart from private students globally it is being used as a college teaching resource in NZ and Australia.

Student Testimonials:

"I think your website is awesome. It really gives you the feeling of being in a music school" Valerie Crawford, student - USA

"When I discovered your course - Geronimo!!!!!! Perfect timing and perfect content!!!!!! I spent four hours on it last night immediately and it is completely brilliant. The guitar and drum sections are a complete gift. Thank you so much. But it is all explained so clearly and simply. The best thing is the boost finding your course has given me and I am moving from the fear into the enjoyment which I have been searching for." Kris Yarborough, Student - U.K.
‘The Language of Music (theory)’, ‘Chords and Harmony’, ‘Voicings / Arranging 1', ‘Basic Counterpoint’, ‘Writing for Drums’ and 'Writing for Guitar' - in production is 'Writing with a computer' (Sibelius software and Logic sequencing softwares).
California College of Music, Pasadena
Courses / Programs
Conveniently situated in Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California College of Music (CCM) is a music school that provides a range of programs with emphasis on 5 instruments: Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboards & Vocals.

Founded in 1998, CCM originally operated under the name "Pasadena International Music Academy." In 2007, PIMA became CCM under the supervision of Grammy Award-winning recording engineer Reggie Dozier and legendary trombonist Wayne Henderson, founder of the Jazz Crusaders.

CCM is known for its nurturing environment. Courses are taught by a distinguished faculty of highly-acclaimed music industry professionals who will help you develop discipline, technical skills, theoretical knowledge, versatility, and a confident attitude.
CCM offers 4 programs with an emphasis on 5 instruments; Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Drums & Keyboards:

- Associate of Science Degree in Music Performance (6 quarters)
- Certificate Program (4 quarters)
- Apprentice Program (2 quarters)
Indigital Institute of Recording Arts, Santa Cruz
Courses / Programs
Indigital Institute of Recording Arts (IIRA) provides an 18-month certified Audio Engineering and Beat Production program that consists of over 70 lessons. Students can take the program in-full, or concentrate on one of the 6-month individual certifications - Recording Engineering, Mixing, or Beat Production.

Based in Santa Cruz CA, approximately 30 miles south of San Jose and 75 miles south of San Francisco, IIRA is designed to give students the essential knowledge for building a career in today's music industry. IIRA programs give you the skills you need, without the enormous tuition costs of some recording schools.

Each class provides immediate hands-on training in real professional studios, student labs, class interaction studies, and apprenticeships during actual paid recording sessions. The IIRA is your recording industry connection to place yourself in today's music industry.
Audio Engineering and Beat Production Certification:
- 18 month full Certification program
- Combines the curriculum of the Recording Engineering, Mixing, and Beat Production (6 months each)
- Each component can be taken as individual 6 month course

Modules include:
- Fundamentals of Hearing
- Fundamentals of Sound
- Acoustic Environment and Treatment
- Introduction to Mixing
- Dynamics Techniques
- EQ Techniques
- Fundamentals of Music Theory
- Understanding Synthesis
- Understanding Samplers
Coast Music Conservatory, Los Angeles
Courses / Programs
Coast Music Conservatory, located in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County, California, is a music school offering guitar lessons, singing lessons, piano classes and private coaching to serious musicians of all ages and levels. Started by the private voice instructor to American Idol winner Adam Lambert, Matt Rohde and his wife Beth have gathered the best instructors in the USA to teach students all year long. Coast Music also offers unique workshops with established professionals as well as exciting opportunities to perform and network with others in the most dynamic music scene in the world.
Certificate Programs:
- Private Music Lessons
- Coast Concert Choir Singing Lessons
- Coast Chamber Choir Audition
- Piano Lessons for Beginners
- Intermediate Piano Lessons
- Pop/Rock Band Lessons
- Music for Toddlers
& many more ...
Professional Guitar Lessons - Riverside, CA
Courses / Programs
To play guitar like a professional, you have to learn from a professional. Taught from an in-home studio in Riverside CA, Professional Guitar Lessons from Jeff Brent give you everything you need to start off your guitar playing career, or continue where you left off. We cater for beginner through advanced levels, and serve students of all ages in the Riverside County & San Bernadino areas. Classes run from Monday through Thursday and can be taught through English, Spanish, German or French.

Whether you want to play electric, acoustic or nylon string guitar, our experienced instructor will take you, step-by-step, through any technique you want - including soloing, rhythm, lead, or slide guitar. We also teach various different styles such as Reggae, Funk, Jazz & Country.
Professional guitar lessons taught through English, Spanish, German or French

Electric Guitar Lessons
- Beginner to Advanced levels
- Rock & Blues (lead, shredding, slide, rhythm)
- Jazz (rhythm, soloing)
- Country (soloing, rhythm)

Acoustic (steel-string) Guitar
- Fingerpicking
- Folk (rhythm, soloing)

Nylon String Guitar
- Bossa Nova
- Spanish
- Fingerpicking
Southwest Conservatory of Music
Courses / Programs
Southwest Conservatory of Music, located in Fountain Valley, Orange County, California, is a music school offering professional music instruction to students as young as 18 months old, up through high school level and adults. We offer group lessons and private lessons for and have music students at all ages and levels. Students participate in music recitals, evaluations and competitions when they are ready to do so. Many of our students participate in the Certificate of Merit music evaluation program, which is organized by the Music Teachers' Association of California. This is a comprehensive music exam which evaluates the students in 5 areas of music study, including performance, technique, music theory, ear training and sight reading.
Music Lessons for all ages and levels:

Group Music Lessons:
- Group Piano Classes
- Guitar Classes
- Group Singing Lessons
- Ensembles

Private Music Lessons:
- Piano
- Voice
- Guitar
- Violin
- Cello
- Flute
- Saxophone
- Clarinet
- Drums
- Trumpet
- Trombone
- Baritone