• Production still from SERSE
  • 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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To our students:

We are excited to get back to quite a bit of face-to-face activity this fall and look forward to seeing all new and returning students once again! All class modalities are very specifically listed in the class schedule online. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our undergraduate advisor at or our chair at

The department will begin e-mailing important updates starting in late June. These e-mails will be sent to your csun e-mail address. Please always check your spam folder if you don't receive an e-mail by mid-July. Contact us if you feel that you are missing from the e-mail list.

Information regarding large ensemble auditions for the fall will be sent out through the e-mails and in some cases directly from major ensemble directors. The wind ensembles, orchestra, jazz bands and choirs all typically run auditions during the 4 days prior to the start of classes, however, the conductors will individually make the decision on their group's schedule. This should all be finalized by mid-July.

Thank you!

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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.