TEMPO is a New Music ensemble based in Los Angeles comprised of flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion. Read more
One of the leading flamenco and classical guitarist/composers of his generation, Adam del Monte has made it his life mission to fully express himself in these two genres, transcending labeling and convention. Always having incorporated a wide array of musical styles in his compositions, del Monte has embarked on a journey of creating a unique sound and language of flamenco that is both steeped in tradition and progressive in its openness to musical flavors from around the world. Read more
The annual CSUN Fall Festival Band Concert brings invited concert bands from the greater Los Angeles region to join the CSUN Wind Ensemble. Read more
Described by The New York Times as an "internationally known virtuoso" and "one of the country's most distinguished musical residents", Yablonskaya has toured in concert and recital throughout the world and has made numerous recordings. She taught as a member of the piano faculty at the Juilliard School for more than 30 years, until 2009. Read more
Congratulations to Maja Slopiecka, Music Industry Administration Cohort 7 student from Poland, and her team member, Ada Slopiecka, on winning second place in the CSUN Bullring Competition, sponsored by the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics. Read more
TEMPO Ensemble wins 1st prize in the Doug Davis Composition and Performance Awards 2018 Read more
“It was pretty incredible,” Moreno said. “I was taken aback by the whole thing. It was absolutely phenomenal seeing all these wonderful people I look up to.” Read more
With the March 8 opening of “Captain Marvel,” composer Pinar Toprak (CSUN Music alumna) becomes the first woman to score a Marvel superhero movie — possibly the most high-profile accomplishment yet for a female in a notoriously male-dominated profession. Read more
Four days of chamber music performances, lectures and master classes hosted by CSUN’s Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication, highlighting the talents of visiting musicians, faculty, alumni and students in the music department. Read more
For Julia Heinen, performing music written by living composers is a special experience. The chance to work directly with the composer, crafting the music the way the composer hears it and bringing that vision to life for an audience is extraordinary. Read more
In 2009, members of the classic rock band America tapped California State University, Northridge alumnus Worrell ’08 (Classical Guitar Performance) to sub in for lead guitarist Michael “Woodzy” Woods. The pressure was immense, but Worrell’s skill and dedication proved to be greater. Read more
The Hollywood Reporter polled more than 600 entertainment pros to compile the annual ranking of the world's elite music programs, from London to Los Angeles. Read more
The California State University Northridge Music Department is committed to:
- providing nationally recognized training in music leading to a wide variety of professional careers and entrepreneurship in performance, composition, teaching, therapy, and business
- inspiring the highest level of creative activity and scholarship in advancing an understanding of the musical arts and their importance in every society.
- promoting the development of strong ethical behavior based on honesty, respect for all people and cultures, service to local community and strong advocacy for the arts.