Instrumentalists are required to take a total of 12 credits of performance ensembles including jazz (4), Afro-Caribbean (2), Brazilian (2), Indian (2) and elective (2). Instrumentalists may also use 4 Elective credits toward performance ensembles.
Vocalists are required to take 12 credits of Vocal Performance. Repertoire covers a wide range of styles, from the Great American Songbook to contemporary jazz. Vocalists may use 2 Elective credits toward performance ensembles.
Students perform for the public a minimum of twice per year. Performances include concerts at the CJC, dates at clubs throughout the Bay Area, and appearances at specially scheduled events.
Additionally, students may attend concerts scheduled at the CJC throughout the year, free of charge. The CJC Concert Series features a range of local, national and international artists.