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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 State Wind Orchestra Concerto Concert on May 2, 2019

Fresno State Wind Orchestra Concerto Concert

Thursday, May 2, 2019

8:00 PM

Fresno State Concert Hall

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

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Fresno State Symphony Orchestra - Concert IV on May 4, 2019  

Fresno State Symphony Orchestra - Concert IV

Saturday, May 4, 2019

8:00 PM

Fresno State Concert Hall

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

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Fresno State Piano Majors in Concert on May 5, 2019

Fresno State Piano Majors in Concert

piano majors

Sunday, May 5, 2019

7:00 PM

Wahlberg Recital Hall

All: $5
Reservations are encouraged.

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Senior Recital: Amber Gash, Soprano

Senior Recital: Amber Gash, Soprano

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Monday, May 6, 2019

5:00 PM

Wahlberg Recital Hall

Clarinet Student Recital: Jesyka Healey (Anastasio) on May 6, 2019

Clarinet Student Recital: Jesyka Healey (Anastasio)

 Jesyka Healey (Anastasio)

Monday, May 6, 2019

7:00 PM

Wahlberg Recital Hall

Precussion Student Recital: Alec Rodriguez (Joint) on May 6, 2019

Precussion Student Recital: Alec Rodriguez (Joint)

Monday, May 6, 2019

8:00 PM

Fresno State Concert Hall

Precussion Student Recital: Charles Wanderscheid (Joint) on May 6, 2019

Precussion Student Recital: Charles Wanderscheid (Joint)

Monday, May 6, 2019

8:00 PM

Fresno State Concert Hall

Symphonic Band Concert on May 7, 2019  

Symphonic Band Concert

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

8:00 PM

Fresno State Concert Hall

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

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Violin Student Recital: Pamela Galicia on May 8, 2019

Violin Student Recital: Pamela Galicia

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

7:30 PM

Fresno State Concert Hall

Orpheus Concert on May 12, 2019  

Orpheus Concert

Sunday, May 12, 2019

5:00 PM

Wahlberg Recital Hall

Francesco Piemontesi on May 24, 2019

Piano Concert: Francesco Piemontesi

FRANCESCO PIEMONTESI

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FRANCESCO PIEMONTESI

Works by J.S. Bach, Rachmaninoff, and Debussy 

Born in Locarno, Switzerland, and a protégé of the great Alfred Brendel, Francesco Piemontesi rose to international prominence after winning prizes at several major competitions including the 2007 Queen Elisabeth in Brussels. In his fast risingcareer he has already performed as soloist with many leading orchestras under such noted conductors as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Zubin Mehta, Marek Janowski, Charles Dutoit, and Sir Roger Norrington. “His recitals and recordings attest to an artistry which is world-class in its mature refinement” (The Independent, London) and display “a combination of meticulous technical assurance and nearly philosophical introspection” (Musical America).

http://francescopiemontesi.com/ 

Friday, May 24, 2019
8:00 PM
Fresno State Concert Hall
General: $25, Senior: $18, Student: $5
Reservations are encouraged.

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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.