Music Education & Performance


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Undergraduate Degrees

Graduate Degrees & Certificates

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Study a comprehensive curriculum that prepares future performers, music educators and composers to successfully enter the field of music upon graduation.

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In-depth training in technique, repertoire, interpretation, style, stagecraft, and studio acumen from world-class resident and artist faculty in academic, applied, and ensemble dynamics.

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Develop excellence, consistency, and range in your performance craft by studying in diverse ensembles ranging from chamber, orchestral, and choral art music to opera, jazz, pop, and modern worship!

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Prolific performance culture featuring over 300 concerts academic year.

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Train in state-of-the-art rehearsal, lab, academic, and performance spaces.

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A culture that cultivates artist and technical growth in a safe, support, challenging environment.

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Focus on developing personal and professional character that lays the foundation for career success.

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BM in Music Education: The only California University to offer a completely integrated California State Music Credential in the context of its undergraduate Music Education degree (saves up to two years of additional study and thousands of dollars).

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Course Highlights

  • MUS050

    Performance Forum

  • MUS09x

    Major Ensemble (Symphony Orchestra, Camerata, UCO, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Rhapsody, Lancer Chorus, etc.)

  • MUS46x

    Private Instruction (private applied lessons in primary instrument)

  • MUS115

    Musicianship Lab I, II, III, IV

  • MUS124

    Music Theory I, II, III, IV

  • MUS282

    Music Technology

  • MUS311

    Form and Analysis

  • MUS345

    Orchestral and Band Literature

  • MUS323

    Music History I, II, III, IV

  • MUS344

    Choral Literature

  • MUS408

    Jazz Pedagogy

  • MUS412

    Instrumental Conducting

  • MUS413

    Choral Conducting

  • MUS427

    Diction for Singers I, II

  • MUS441

    Instrumental Techniques (Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion, Strings)

  • MUS445

    Marching Band Techniques

  • MUS473

    Advanced Studies in Music Education

  • MUS476

    Instrumental Methods

  • MUS49x

    Chamber Music

  • MUS405

    Introduction to Music Education

  • MUS444

    Vocal Techniques

  • MUS479

    Choral Methods

  • MUS475

    General Music Methods

  • MUS472


  • MUS431

    Senior Recital and Project

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