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Music Department Mission Statement

Advancing the musical arts through education, community engagement, artistic creation, and performance.

Our program provides undergraduate and graduates instruction in music for those planning professional careers as performers, composers, and studio teachers, as well as those preparing for advanced degrees in performance and composition. It also provides State-approved subject matter preparation required for a California teaching credential in music, and graduate instruction for students planning professional and academic careers or seeking professional growth as K-12 teachers or junior college instructors. Students can also acquire a broad acquaintance with music for the community and non-music major.

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Upcoming and Special Events

Fresno Philharmonic and Fresno State of Department of Music present Proxima: Music for the Next Century

 Fresno Philharmonic and Fresno State of Department of Music present Proxima: Music for the Next Century

Proxima

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

7:30 PM

Henry Madden Library- Ellipse Gallery Fresno State

Free Concert- General Admission

Second Art Song Festival Fresno State on Feb 22 and Feb 23, 2019

 Second Art Song Festival Fresno State

Art

5:15 PM

Fresno State Concert Hall

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$15 - 2 Day General Admission Pass
$11 - 2 Day Senior Admission Pass
$11 - 2 Day Student Admission Pass
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Reservations are encouraged.
Fresno State Student FREE with ID
Wrist Bands will be issued on Friday. Bring your receipt.

One Day Price: includes Friday and Saturday evening concert
General: $10
Senior : $8
Student: $8
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Piano Recital on Feb 24, 2019

Piano Recital

Sunday, February 4, 2019

2:00 PM

Wahlberg Recital Hall

Fresno State Jazz Combos Live at Wahlberg on Feb 27, 2019

Fresno State Jazz Combos Live at Wahlberg

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

8:00 PM

Wahlberg Recital Hall

General: $10, Employee: $5,Senior: $5,  Student: $5
Reservations are encouraged.

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Fresno State Wind Orchestra Concert on Feb 28, 2019

Fresno State Wind Orchestra Concert

Thursday, February 28, 2019

8:00 PM

Fresno State Concert Hall

General: $15, Employee: $10,Senior: $10,  Student: $5
Reservations are encouraged.

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The Fresno State Annual Violin and Viola Festival on Mar 1, 2019

The Fresno State Annual Violin and Viola Festival

Viola

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Friday, March 1, 2019

10:00 AM

Wahlberg Recital Hall

The Fresno State Annual Violin and Viola Festival on Mar 2, 2019

The Fresno State Annual Violin and Viola Festival

Viola

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Friday, March 2, 2019

9:00 AM

Fresno State Concert Hall

General: $15, Employee: $10,Senior: $5,  Student: $5
Reservations are encouraged.

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Professor of the Game

  • With Timeout
  • In the Car
  • Big with Timeout

Read the latest Music Department news on the Arts and Humanities blog here.


Entrance to the Music Building

"The Three Graces"

Clement Renzi's “The Three Graces” is a bronze piece outside the main entrance to the Music Building’s Concert Hall. It was cast in 1972 in Verona, Italy. The sculpture was donated to the university in 1995 by real estate executive Helen Smades, a longtime supporter of Fresno State and a member of its Foundation Board of Governors.

His wife, Dorothy, is an emerita professor of music at Fresno State. She was on the faculty from 1968-84.