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As of today, a majority of our music courses will be held virtually this Fall.  We have proposed face-to-face instruction for a percentage of our major ensembles (Concert Choir, Jazz Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Symphony Orchestra, and Wind Orchestra), as well as a few other courses and a small number of applied lessons. A final decision about the Fall semester should be coming from the CSU Chancellor’s Office very soon. As soon as we hear, we will send out an update to all returning and incoming students.

Department Mission Statement

Advancing the musical arts through education, community engagement, artistic creation, and performance.

Our program provides undergraduate and graduates instruction in music for those planning professional careers as performers, composers, and studio teachers, as well as those preparing for advanced degrees in performance and composition. It also provides State-approved subject matter preparation required for a California teaching credential in music, and graduate instruction for students planning professional and academic careers or seeking professional growth as K-12 teachers or junior college instructors. Students can also acquire a broad acquaintance with music for the community and non-music major.

Dr. Meghan

The Fresno State Department of Music is very excited to announce and welcome our new incoming assistant professor of flute, Dr. Meghan Bennett. Dr. Bennett will be joining the faculty in August 2021.

Meghan Bennett leads a diverse career as an educator and solo, chamber and orchestral musician. In Fall 2021 she will begin a new position as Assistant Professor of Flute at California State University, Fresno. Bennett previously served on the faculties of Northern Kentucky University, Prairie View A&M University, OrchKids, the Longhorn Music Camp and the Carolina Summer Music Conservatory. Read More



stephen ivany

Introducing Dr. Stephen Ivany, new professor.  He will be teaching Trombone, Euphonium, Music Theory and various other music courses.

Trombonist Stephen Ivany is an active performer, clinician and educator across North America. He is the second trombonist with the Teatro Nuovo Opera Orchestra in New York City, regularly performs with the North Carolina Symphony and currently also substitutes with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra. He has formerly held positions with Sinfonia Gulf Coast, the Ocala Symphony Orchestra, the Gainesville Orchestra, the Northwest Florida Orchestra, the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, and the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist and collaborator, Stephen is always trying to push the boundaries of his instrument and has commissioned over 25 new works for the trombone which he has Read more

"Die Fledermaus" - Johann Strauss - April 2017

"Madama Butterfly" - Giacomo Puccini - March 2019

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Arianna Knee, Robert Bennett, Amanda Steinhauer, Dr. Shing-Ming Liao, Dr. Matthew Darling
Recent live stream at KVPR public TV and Radio on Wed. Feb. 12, 2020