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Napa Valley College Music department serves students from all parts of the North Bay Area who have an interest in individual development and group performances. Our students include lifelong learners, seasoned musicians, transfer students and dual-enrolled high school students. The degree programs are designed to offer students a comprehensive foundation in music as well as two areas of emphasis; vocal and instrumental music. Each degree provides a basic foundation in music fundamentals, theory and history and preparation for transfer.

To fulfill the music degree requirements, students will complete the required courses and work with a Napa Valley College counselor to determine the appropriate pattern of general education courses based on the student’s individual educational goals.


Music AA-T Degree (Transfer Degree)

Associate of Arts in Music - Instrumental Emphasis

Associate of Arts in Music - Vocal Emphasis


The Music Department is housed in the Performing Arts Center, a state of the art facility built in 2010. The Music wing features the Loretta C. Silvagni Vocal Recital Hall, choral and orchestral rehearsal spaces, nine individual practice rooms, three coaching spaces and a piano lab. Music majors have access to individual instruction in their area of emphasis.


Meet our Faculty

Plan your visit to see our Seasonal Productions!

For information about Current Productions, please visit


For more for information about the Music Department, contact the 
Music Coordinator, Dr. Christina Howell at