Department of Music

The Department of Music offers both liberal arts and professional degree programs leading to the Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts degree in Music, Master of Music, and the Master of Arts degree in Music. Undergraduate students pursuing degrees in other fields may also declare music as a minor. Students may choose from an array of music courses to enrich their general education and cultural life experiences. 

Why Music?


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Trumpet player performing

Learn more about music audition requirements to help you prepare for your time to shine. Auditions held in the Spring semester for the upcoming Fall semester and in the new Fall semester for Spring 2020. Need and merit-based scholarship are available

Music for Non-Majors

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    Group of musicians posing

The Department of Music has multiple music performance opportunities for Cal State LA students from all majors who have a passion for making music. We invite you to join us by finding the perfect ensemble or band for you. Learn more >

Faculty News

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Premiere: Feminist Song Cycle by Dr. Sara Graef

    Professor of Music in Theory and Composition Dr. Sara Graef’s new song cycle, A Woman's Life (and Love),...