The CSUSB Department of Music provides students with a rigorous musical education as a foundation for a lifelong understanding and love of music, as well as preparation for a wide variety of careers in music. We accomplish this through an emphasis on undergraduate education, small class size, and close interactions between faculty and students, all with a continual focus on artistic expression. Consistent with the university’s mission, the department is also committed to serving the campus and Inland Empire communities through on-going performance and educational initiatives.

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CSUSB's Bachelor of Arts in Music provides a broad study of music balanced with significant general studies in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. The core of required music courses provides a foundation in music theory, history, and performance, while General Education courses balance musical study with significant exposure to many other disciplines. Additionally, the degree's free electives allow students to pursue study in areas of particular interest, including, with the permission of a music advisor, the substitution of courses from disciplines outside of music. Students are encouraged to consider completion of a minor as part of their elective study.


CSUSB's Bachelor of Music in Performance program prepares students for careers as professional performers of classical art music. Students must meet rigorous academic and artistic standards to enter and continue in the program, and after graduation the majority of them will pursue advanced music degrees or similar post-baccalaureate training. The program puts particular focus on real world performing as a supplementary learning experience, with emphasis on auditions for professional engagements and competitions, service learning, and formation of ad hoc ensembles. The BM in Performance program does have entrance requirements. For specific requirements, see the department's handbook.

If you are a student, browse through the site and begin to get acquainted with the faculty and staff you will be interacting with during winter quarter. We would also like to encourage you to join the conversation! Search: CSUSBMUSIC.

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Welcome to Fall quarter 2016!

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Music Tuesdays Featuring: Jocelyn Chang Duet ($2)
Tuesday Oct.11
Recital Hall | Noon

Music Tuesdays Featuring: CSUSB Opera Collaboration with Scripps College($2)
Tuesday Nov.1
Recital Hall | Noon

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