• Production still from SERSE
  • french horns
  • choir and orchestra
  • pianist, clarinetist, and violinist
  • violin section of orchestra
  • wind orchestra


Edward Francis Piano Resource Collection Inaugural Celebration

The Edward Francis Piano Resource Collection at CSUN is a one-of-a-kind library of scholarly piano scores, books and pedagogical materials located in Cypress Hall Room 239. This incredible collection is based on Edward Francis’ private library, which was posthumously donated by his family to perpetuate his legacy in the CSUN Piano Department. The purpose of this unique collection is to serve the CSUN piano area as a valuable resource for use by both piano students and faculty.

We hope that you will join us for the Inaugural Celebration of the Edward Francis Piano Resource Collection on January 26, 2020:

John Jorgenson Gypsy Jazz Quintet
2:00pm | Cypress Recital Hall
Admission: $45
Tickets Available at

Piano Resource Center Open House & Reception
4:00-6:00pm | Cypress Hall 239

 Memorial Tribute Recital by Colleagues of Edward Francis
6:30pm | Cypress Recital Hall
Sarkis Baltaian, Mona De Cesare, Ornela Ervin, Julia Heinen, Diane Ketchie,
Erika Kirkpatrick, Wojciech Kocyan, Kyung Lee, Kristi Lobitz,
Dmitry Rachmanov, Francoise Regnat, Yasha Yakhnis

Free Admission  - Donations in memory of Edward Francis Accepted
Contributions can be made at

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Department Vision

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.