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  • french horns
  • choir and orchestra
  • pianist, clarinetist, and violinist
  • violin section of orchestra
  • wind orchestra
  • Jazz Band on stage


Welcome to the CSUN Music Department!

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 We are pleased to announce that Cypress Recital Hall is now known as Shigemi Matsumoto Recital Hall.
The university and the department of music are so grateful to Shigemi Matsumoto and Marty Stark for their generous support of our program for now and years to come.

You can now check out live streams and on demand videos of our ensembles on our new CSUN School of Music Broadcasting Network!
Join and support CSUN Music!

No upcoming events!

Stay tuned for Fall 2023 events.

Ticket required for entry!
Tickets for sale at venue on the evening of the event or in advance through the A.S. Ticket Office (818)-677-2488 or online here 
CSUN students get one FREE ticket with CSUN ID

General Admission $20
Faculty/Staff/Seniors $15
Non-CSUN Students $12




We are now offering a Master of Music in Jazz Performance Studies!

University Application open October 1st - January 31st
Music Department Audition Application will automatically be sent once you apply to the University. 
All applicants (except Jazz Studies/Performance) have the choice of a live (in person) audition or a video submission (pre-recorded audition).
BM/MM-Jazz Studies Performance REQUIRED Pre-Screen Applications were due JANUARY 7, 2023

Live Audition - Applications were due JANUARY 14, 2023 

BA/BM Video Submissions - Applications were due FEBRUARY 18, 2023

MM Video Submissions - Applications were due APRIL 1, 2023

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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.