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Performing Arts Campus (PAC)

(Santa Monica Blvd. between 10th and 11th Streets)

Lori Geller​
Administrative Assistant​

Music Office Phone Number   (310) 434-4323​

James Martin     Department Chair​

Office Hours



Music Department


The music curriculum at Santa Monica College provides educational opportunities designed to meet the needs of students who wish to explore and expand their knowledge, performance skills and appreciation of music. This is fulfilled through a program that includes applied and group music instruction, history, vocal and instrumental ensembles, theory and musicianship. The curriculum is intended to serve music majors, general education transfer students, vocationally oriented students and the community.

Career Options

Some of the innumerable career options for a professional musician include:
• Solo Vocalist or Instrumentalist
• Member of an ensemble such as an orchestra, chorus, chamber group, or jazz ensemble
• Conductor
• Composer of music for the concert hall, theatre
and dance, and film and television
• Music Teacher
• Arts Administrator
• Music Contractor
• Author of music books
• Music Historian
• Music Critic
• Music Therapist