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.
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.
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Welcome to Spring quarter 2016!
50 Anniversary Alumni Showcase
June 4, 2016 | Times TBD
The CSUSB Alumni Showcase will feature alumni musicians performing in various ensembles during a concert that will take place on June 4, 2016 at 5 p.m. in the Performing Arts Recital Hall followed by a reception at 6:30 p.m. The schedule of planned activities and times can be found below.
If you are interested in attending the Alumni Showcase, please reserve your tickets in advance: RESERVE TICEKTS
The CSUSB Music department is looking for photos and/or memorabilia you might want to share with us. If you have items you would like to display during our alumni event, please contact Diana Reyes at (909) 537-7516 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by May 27th.
CSUSB alumni musicians interested in performing in the Alumni Showcase are asked to please email ensemble directors:
Dr. Lucy Lewis, director
Dr. John Russell, director
Erik Jester, director
Schedule of Activities for the CSUSB Alumni Showcase:
6/3/16 - Orchestra Rehearsal from 1-4 p.m.
6/4/16 - Band Rehearsal from 12-1:30 p.m.
6/4/16 - Choir Rehearsal from 2:30-4 p.m.
If you would like more information about this event, please contact Diana Reyes at (909) 537-7516 or email@example.com.
Concert Digital Program Download:
Jazz Combo 5.24.16 (Download)
Symphonic Band 6.6.16 (Download)
Spring Choral Concert 6.7.16 (Download)
Vocal Jazz 6.8.16 (Download)
Music Majors 6.9.16 (Download)
Chamber Orchestra 6.9.16 (Download)
Chamber Ensembles 6.13.16 (Download)
Concert Date/Time Changes: