After a long and storied career at CSUN, Mr. Pratt will be retiring at the end of the Spring 2019 semester. However, though he will no longer be teaching, his legacy will continue to have an impact on students through the Gary Pratt Jazz Studies Scholarship Fund, created through his generosity. In celebration of his incredible tenure at CSUN and the generations of Jazz musicians that he has helped grow and develop, we ask you to donate to this important scholarship fund, so that financial burdens placed on these students can be lessened, allowing for more of their time to be spent practicing and refining their art. Click here to read more and make a donation.
Gary Pratt Jazz Scholarship
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
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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.