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Mike Curb College logo, collage of pictures includes cello, stage door sign, scene from a play, illustration from Art Gallery showing, and a picture of three dancers.

 

College Resources

OFFICE OF THE DEAN

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SUPPORT THE COLLEGE

RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

ASSESSMENT RESOURCE CENTER [ARC]

RAVI K. & AMALIA SAWHNEY CREATIVE EXCELLENCE AWARD

ARTS COUNCIL FOR CSUN

 

Academic Programs

ART

CINEMA AND TELEVISION ARTS

COMMUNICATION STUDIES

JOURNALISM

MUSIC

THEATRE

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

 

Student Resources

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INFORMATION FOR NEW FRESHMEN

 

College Vision

The College of Arts, Media, and Communication is inspired by the shared belief that art is communication, that communication is an art, and that art and communication are essential pillars for building and maintaining community.

Graduate Programs

ART
Overview | Application Procedures

Areas of Emphasis
Art Education | Art History | Studio Art | Visual Communication

CINEMA AND TELEVISION ARTS
Overview

COMMUNICATION STUDIES
Overview | Application Procedures

JOURNALISM
Overview | Application Procedures

MUSIC
Overview | Application Procedures

Areas of Emphasis
Performance | Conducting | Composition

THEATRE
Overview
| Application Procedures

MUSIC GRADUATE PROGRAM -- Performance (Master of Music)

Visit www.csun.edu/music for a listing of Graduate Advisors.

Master of Music in Instrumental Performance:
Winds, Orchestral Strings, Guitar, Percussion

The Music Department at Cal State Northridge offers the opportunity to study the art of classical instrumental performance at the graduate level. Students in Instrumental Performance continue their studies in Music History and Theory. Area classes include classes in Pedagogy, Literature, Chamber Music, Ensemble and Advanced Conducting as well as private lessons. The culminating experience in Instrumental Performance is the performance of a public recital and the preparation of an abstract.

Graduate students in Instrumental Performance are presented with a number of performance opportunities each semester. Students play in major ensembles and may perform as soloists. Instrumental string players have the option of playing in an honors string quartet. Instrumental students can compete to play concert literature with the CSUN Symphony through the Concerto Competition. Master classes with major artists are offered yearly.

The Instrumental Area at CSU Northridge has a tradition of achievement locally, nationally and internationally. Students from the Cal State Northridge Instrumental program perform as members of orchestras and other ensembles as well as soloists all over the world.

Entrance requirements (students who audition for the CSUN graduate program should have an undergraduate music degree)

  1. Arrange an audition through the undergraduate advisor.
  2. Contact the area advisor regarding appropriate repertoire.
  3. Provide recital programs and repertoire lists for the audition personnel.
  4. An interview will be conducted at the time of your audition regarding your career objectives.

Master of Music in Vocal Performance

The Music Department at Cal State Northridge offers the opportunity to study the art of classical vocal performance at the graduate level. Students in Vocal Arts continue their studies in Music History and Theory. Vocal area studies include Private Lessons, Pedagogy, Literature, Opera Scenes, Performance Technique, and Performance Practice. The culminating experience of the Masters of Music in Vocal Performance is the preparation and performance of a public recital and abstract.

Graduate students in Vocal Arts are presented with a number of performance options each semester. Students can sing leading roles in major operas in the original language, perform concert music with the CSUN Symphony Orchestra, perform as soloists in oratorios. Master classes with major artists are offered yearly. Vocal students from CSUN perform off campus regularly for arts organizations, such as the Los Angeles Master Chorale, the Jubilee Singers, and the Los Angeles Opera Chorus.

The Vocal Arts area at CSU Northridge has a tradition of achievement locally, nationally and internationally. Each Year students from CSUN compete successfully in National Competitions such as the Metropolitan Opera Auditions. Students from Cal State Northridge sing in opera houses all over the world.

Entrance requirements (students who audition for the CSUN graduate program should have an undergraduate degree in vocal performance)

  1. Audition: present four pieces in contrasting style and language including one aria.
  2. Provide repertoire lists and recital programs for the audition personnel.
  3. A summary of performance experience is desirable.
  4. An interview will be conducted at the time of your audition regarding your career objectives.

 

Master of Music in Piano Performance

The Music Department at Cal State Northridge offers the opportunity to study the art of classical Piano Performance at the graduate level. Students in Piano Performance continue their studies in Music History and Theory. Area classes include classes in Pedagogy, Literature and Chamber Music as well as Private Lessons. The culminating experience in Piano Performance is the performance of a public recital and a concerto as well as the preparation of an abstract.

Graduate students in Piano Performance are presented with a number of performance opportunities each semester. Students perform with major ensembles and also as soloists. Piano students can compete to play concert literature with the CSUN Symphony through the Concerto Competition. Master classes with major artists are offered yearly.

The Piano Area at CSU Northridge has a tradition of achievement locally, nationally and internationally

Entrance requirements (students who audition for the CSUN graduate program should have an undergraduate music degree)

  1. Arrange an audition through the undergraduate advisor.
  2. Contact the area advisor regarding appropriate repertoire.
  3. Provide recital programs and repertoire lists for the audition personnel.
  4. An interview will be conducted at the time of your audition regarding your career objectives

 

Master of Music in Organ Performance

The Music Department at Cal State Northridge offers the opportunity to study the art of classical Organ Performance at the graduate level. Students in Organ Performance continue their studies in Music History and Theory. Area classes include classes in Pedagogy, Literature Chamber Music and Church Music as well as private lessons. The culminating experience in Organ Performance is the performance of a public recital as well as the preparation of an abstract.

Graduate students in Organ Performance are presented with a number of performance opportunities each semester. Students play in major ensembles and also perform as soloists. Master classes with major artists are offered.

The Organ Area at CSU Northridge has a tradition of achievement and lead major church music programs locally and nationally.

Entrance requirements (students who audition for the CSUN graduate program should have an undergraduate music degree)

  1. Arrange an audition through the undergraduate advisor.
  2. Contact the area advisor regarding appropriate repertoire.
  3. Provide recital programs and repertoire lists for the audition personnel.
  4. An interview will be conducted at the time of your audition regarding your career objectives