A Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Music at Cal State LA.

Welcome to Music, a Department where you can work, play and explore the great cultural elements that make life in the city of Los Angeles so vibrant and cutting edge.  Please join our internationally recognized faculty who will expose you to arts, past and present, that shape and contextualize our lives. You will study with fellow students who challenge you in an environment designed to sustain your creativity and talent.

Our Music Program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and offers a State of California Single Subject Credential in Music.  Music students perform in venues around Los Angeles through participation in our Ensembles, Bands and Choral Groups.

MUSIC offers undergraduate degrees with specializations in music composition, commercial music, jazz studies, Afro-Latin music, music education and vocal & instrumental music. Music Faculty offer BA and BM Programs in many of these options. Our Music Program offers both MA and MM degrees.