• 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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CSUN Music live streams and on demand videos can be found at   

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. 

Incoming and returning students will receive e-mails this summer from major ensembles directors regarding fall ensemble auditions. If you don’t hear anything from us, please contact the course instructor in mid-August! 


Transfers and Graduates Students hoping to enter CSUN in Spring of 2024: 

The University Application opens August 1st. 

You will be sent a Music Department Audition Application ONCE you apply to the University. The form will be sent to your personal AND CSUN email from the Office of Admissions.  

Fall Auditions will be held on October 7th.


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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.