Programs

B.A., Music

Breadth Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Music Option in Breadth Studies is a flexible program with minimum performance requirements that allows students to combine studies in music with other fields of interest (entrance audition required). Students must audition at the same level as other B.A. programs and have a clear career goal that cannot be met …

B.A., Music

Music Industry Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Music Option in Music Industry Studies (MIS) prepares students for executive and administrative careers in the music industry (entrance audition required). This option offers a blend of the art of music and the discipline of business. Students not only participate in traditional music courses such as individual applied music lessons and performing ensembles, …

B.A., Music

Music Education

The Bachelor of Arts in Music Option in Music Education is designed to prepare students with the skills and knowledge to successfully teach music in K-12 schools (entrance audition required). Students receive a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree that focuses on music education. Completion of this curriculum satisfies the pre-professional academic requirements for the Single …

B.A., Music

Music Therapy

The Bachelor of Arts in Music Option in Music Therapy is designed to prepare students for careers in the therapeutic applications of music (entrance audition required). Capstone experience: Internship. Completion of the program qualifies students to take the national examination needed to become a Board-Certified Music Therapist. The Music Therapy program is an evidence-based curriculum that …

B.M., Music

Jazz Studies

The Bachelor of Music Option in Jazz Studies includes courses in improvisation, theory, history, and composition, with an emphasis in performance (entrance audition required). Capstone experience: one-hour recital. The Jazz Studies option offers a wide range of ensembles including the Jazz “A” Big Band, Studio Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Lab Big Band, Latin Jazz Ensemble, Vocal Jazz …

B.M., Music

Composition/Commercial and Media Writing

This Bachelor of Music option is divided into two concentrations: Composition and Commercial and Media Writing (both require an entrance audition). Capstone experience: 45-minute recital. Composition The concentration in Composition is designed for students interested in studying contemporary art music styles and techniques, while writing chamber, symphonic, or experimental electronic music. The program is particularly useful for students …

B.M., Music

Vocal Arts

The Bachelor of Music Option in Vocal Arts offers classical vocal students a full range of opportunities to develop their singing voices through individual lessons, choral ensemble, opera, oratorio and art song recital (entrance audition required). Capstone experience: one-hour recital. In addition, students take classes in French, German, English and Italian diction, as well as …

B.M., Music

Keyboard

The Bachelor of Music Option in Keyboard prepares students for a variety of professional activities in piano performance and piano pedagogy (entrance audition required). Capstone experience: one-hour recital. During their studies at CSUN, piano majors are given an opportunity to develop their skills in solo performance, as well as within chamber music and piano ensemble …

B.M., Music

Percussion

The Bachelor of Music Option in Percussion (entrance audition required) is designed for those who want to be professional performers or university-level teachers (following the appropriate graduate degree). Capstone experience: one-hour recital. This option is focused in the area of classical music but usually includes study in other areas (jazz vibes, hand percussion, etc.). Students interested …

B.M., Music

Winds

The Bachelor of Music Option in Winds encompasses the classical study of woodwind and brass instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, and tuba (entrance audition required). Capstone experience: one-hour recital. The Bachelor of Music Option in Winds is a degree program intended for students planning careers as performers, private studio teachers …

B.M., Music

Strings

The Bachelor of Music Option in Strings is divided into two concentrations: Orchestral Strings and Classical Guitar (both require an entrance audition). Capstone experience: one-hour recital. Orchestral Strings The Orchestral Strings emphasis is intended for students planning careers as performers, university teachers or private studio teachers. It is also designed to prepare students to pursue advanced study …

M.A., Music Industry Administration

The Master of Arts degree in Music Industry Administration is an interdisciplinary professional program for students desiring an advanced degree in Music Industry Studies or Music Business. The mission of the program is to prepare students for professional growth by integrating up-to-date knowledge of the music industry’s varied facets with the students’ own career-related experiences. …

M.M., Music

Collaborative Piano Performance

The Master of Music Option in Collaborative Piano Performance provides structured training and performance experience for pianists who wish to pursue careers as collaborative artists (entrance audition required). Applied study is a balanced exposure to both the vocal (art songs and opera arias) and instrumental (duo sonatas and concerti) collaborative repertoire.

M.M., Music

Performance

The Master of Music option in Performance offers the opportunity to study the art of classical instrumental and vocal performance at the graduate level (entrance audition required). Students in instrumental and vocal performance continue their studies in Music History and Theory and take classes specific to their area such as Pedagogy, Literature, Chamber Music, Ensemble, Advanced …

M.M., Music

Conducting

The Master of Music Option in Conducting allows students to pursue advanced studies in orchestral conducting, band/wind ensemble conducting, or choral conducting (entrance audition required).

M.M., Music

Composition

The Master of Music Option in Composition offers a full range of opportunities to study the art of music composition at the graduate level (entrance portfolio and interview required). The option is designed for students interested in pursuing advanced studies in contemporary music styles and techniques, as well as composers interested in pursuing a teaching career …