Music

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  • university choir
  • Conductor
  • French horn player

About the Degrees Offered

BACHELOR OF ARTS Programs
Music Education
Music Industry Studies
Music Therapy
Breadth Studies in Music

BACHELOR OF MUSIC Programs
Orchestral Strings Performance
Classical Guitar Performance
Winds & Brass Performance
Percussion Performance
Keyboard Performance (piano and organ)
Vocal Arts
Composition
Commercial and Media Writing
Jazz Studies

MASTER OF MUSIC Programs
Composition
Conducting (choral or instrumental)
Performance

Collaborative Piano - under NASM consideration
Instrumental
Organ
Piano
Voice

For those students anticipating study beyond the master's level the Master of Music normally leads to the D.M.A. degree. Graduate study may include intensive work in the performance area, continuing development of knowledge in music history and music analysis, philosophical and pedagogical training, and opportunities for electives and independent study in various areas of interest.

The Department of Music is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. For further information, please consult the requirements listed in the current CSUN catalog. You can also request information by sending an e-mail to the Music Department at (undergraduate programs), or Graduate info: (graduate programs).


New Students

The Department of Music admits new students to the program every Fall and Spring semesters and offers a wide range of scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate students. All students are required to pass an entrance audition, and all undergraduate students must also complete a Musicianship and Keyboard placement exam. Here at CSUN Music Department, we offer several entrance audition dates throughout the calendar year, as well as scholarship auditions for incoming freshman and transfer students during the Spring semester auditions.

ALL APPLICANTS TO THE MUSIC PROGRAM ARE REQUIRED TO:
Meet all eligibility requirements for admission to California State University, Northridge either as a freshman or transfer student. Deadline for freshman applicants is November 30th.

  • Submit a Music Department audition/scholarship application (also found under AUDITION & PLACEMENT).
  • Successfully pass the performance entrance audition.
  • Take the musicianship and keyboard placement exams (tests are offered once per semester).
  • Meet with faculty area coordinators to discuss course selection.