For the past several decades, Citrus College’s music program
has been a recognized leader in education and performance. Utilizing
innovative methods, stressing classical training and solid fundamentals,
our Vocal, Instrumental,
Theory and History and Musical
Theatre programs consistently develop successful performers
Groups like the Concert Choir
and the Sierra Wind Symphony expose
students to the finest literature while expanding the traditional
ideology to include exciting and original performances such as A
Night of Music from Film.
Completing this solid foundation are numerous vocal and instrumental
groups, which serve to reinforce this important classical foundation.
Continuing to develop the aspiring musicians’ diversity and
marketability, Citrus College has created visionary and exciting
ensembles such as the The Citrus
Singers, Blue Note Swing
Orchestra and Night Shift. These ensembles expand the student’s
performance skills and repertoire to include the finest Jazz, Pop,
Rock and Latin .
Citrus College was one of the first Community Colleges in the United
States to develop an applied music/individual
study program, allowing instrumental and vocal students
the opportunity to receive private lessons from the finest professional
musicians in Los Angeles. Citrus’ applied program has become
a model for both two and four year institutions.
Our students perform throughout the world and have received critical
acclaim and numerous awards including Grammy nominations, downbeat
awards as well as countless national and international festival
This summer, Citrus will be hosting the Citrus
Summer Conservatory, designed for High School and College students
interesting in Musical Theatre, Summer Instrumental Music Academy
and Dance Conservatory.
Citrus College studios have afforded
student ensembles the opportunity to record with nationally recognized
guest artists, perform on sound tracks for television commercials
and motion pictures. Annually, thousands of patrons attend musical
events at the Haugh Performing
Arts Center including Christmas Is…, our annual
spring musical and the Battle of the Big Bands.
As a student attending Citrus College, you will soon come to realize
that dreams do come true. We welcome you to our website and encourage
you to explore all we have to offer.
Nothing is as real as a dream.
The world can change around you,
but your dream will not.
Responsibilities need not erase it.
Duties need not obscure it.
Because the dream is within you,
no one can take it away.
NOTE: For Fall 2014 Instrumental Music Students, see the Interview/Audition/Skill Assessment Page for times and instructions.