As of today, we are planning for students, faculty and staff to return to campus for the fall semester. However, because the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we will make a final determination about the fall semester in the coming weeks, in close coordination with the CSU Chancellor’s Office and our sister campuses.

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.

"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