The LPC Music Department offers an AA and AA-T degrees in Music, as well as stackable certificates in Scoring for Film and Multimedia, Music Business, Piano Teaching and Music Technology. Students may also earn a Certificate in Jazz Studies, which articulates to the BM program in Jazz Studies at the California Jazz Conservatory. The department offers Applied one-on-one lessons on a variety of instruments as well as voice and composition. Students who complete the Applied program are well-equipped to successfully audition for Bachelor programs in Music. In the near future, the department will be offering a new certificate program in Piano Technology.
Students have multiple opportunities to perform, compose, produce, and participate in a variety of events - both on campus and in the community - throughout the semester. Performance ensembles include Chamber and Concert Choirs, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combos, and Chamber Orchestra. The recording studio "The Hawks Nest" houses state-of-the-art equipment and software, and is available for Music students to record and produce music at a professional level. In 2022, Las Positas College acquired a Steinway Spirio | r (the world's finest high-resolution player piano capable of recording and editing) and thus earned the coveted All-Steinway School designation, joining the ranks of other elite colleges and universities worldwide. Notable LPC alumni have transferred to such distinguished music programs as Berklee School of Music, the New School, Cal State Long Beach, California Jazz Conservatory, and many more.