The Electronic Music Program at Diablo Valley College is a leader among the California community colleges. DVC was one of the first community colleges to offer electronic music, and houses the state-of-the-art Music Technology Center (MTC). The MTC is a successful, fully networked lab equipped with cross-platform Macintosh and Windows workstations. In 2006 the MTC debuted their own student run internet streaming radio station KDVC.org.
Mark Steidel, Music Industry Studies program director, has provided dynamic leadership for the development of the Electronic Music and Recording Arts programs at DVC from their inception. The final results of the new MTC clearly demonstrate a commitment to quality and innovation in teaching and learning experiences. Students gain hands-on learning experiences using software applications that have been developed under true cross-platform equivalency standards.
In addition to Steidel, many members of the teaching staff in the Music Industry Studies program are also award-winning musicians who have received recognition for electronic music composition and performance. The DVC program is highly regarded throughout the community with students recognized in statewide competitions.