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Chamber & Concert Choirs
The Music major offers a secure foundation for further study in music. Courses in the Music Department are designed to fulfill the needs of music majors, professional musicians, and those whose interest is avocational or recreational.
Students are encouraged to contact a music instructor for guidance when planning to transfer to a four-year institution in this major. And always check in with counselors and consult the Cataolg.
Performance Ensembles are open to all registered LPC students. You do not have to be a music major to enjoy making music - the LPC way!
Introducing the newest members of the LPC Music Faculty!
The LPC community is excited and delighted with the hiring of two new full time music faculty;
Dan Marschak - Piano / Music Theory and Ian Brekke - Choir / Vocal.
Dan Marschak is an Oakland-born pianist, composer, and educator. Marschak’s debut album Likewise was heralded as “adventurous and well developed” by Lalo Schifrin. Steering clear of conventional formats, the album explores an array of genres, instrumentations, and textures, while maintaining a unique compositional sensibility. Notable teachers include Susan Muscarella, Mark Levine, Kenny Burrell, Tamir Hendelman, Josh Nelson, and Tom Rainier. As a composer, Marschak reflects his love of both improvised music and contemporary classical music, and deals with extended harmonies and textures with an improvisatory approach. He has written works for a variety of ensembles and instrumentations, from solo percussionist to full orchestra. His 2013 composition Two Rivers was commissioned by the American Composers Orchestra, and was workshopped by the La Jolla Symphony. In 2015, he co-founded the composer-performer group LA Signal Lab, with upcoming concerts during the 2015-2016 Season. Marschak holds an MA in Composition from UCLA. He also holds dual BA’s from UCLA in Composition and Ethnomusicology (Jazz Studies) and taught and designed a yearlong music theory course at UCLA from 2012-2015. Marschak also maintains an interest in music for visual media. In 2011, he co-founded Well Versed Productions, a music composition/production company with notable producer and drummer Miles Senzaki. Together, they have scored many projects, including several short films and three full-length feature films.
Ian Brekke is a vocalist, arranger, educator, studio musician and vocal percussionist. A Minnesota native, he grew up in the Lutheran choral tradition and that has since blossomed into a love and career involving all varieties of vocal music. He has earned a Master’s Degree in Jazz Studies from The Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSU Long Beach where he was the recipient of the Ella Fitzgerald Foundation Scholarship as well as the full-time director of the vocal jazz ensemble “Jazz and Tonic'. He most recently was Professor of Jazz Studies at CSU, Long Beach; Dirctor of Vocal Jazz Studies at Santa Monica College and Vocal Instructor (Applied / Classical) at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, CA .He has earned two previous degrees from California State University, Sacramento (BM, Jazz Studies – BM, Vocal Performance). Ian is a recipient of multiple Downbeat Magazine Student Music Awards in both vocal and arranging categories. He continues to work as a commissioned arranger, guest clinician and studio musician and technician.
LPC Jazz Ensemble with Guest Guitarist Mimi Fox - Dec 2014
LPC Chamber Choir & Chamber Orchestra
Halloween Concert 2014 - LPC Jazz, Orchestra, Piano and Video collaboration!
Student Recital May 6, 2015