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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

Spring Percussion Studio Recital on April 22, 2019

Spring Percussion Studio Recital

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Monday, April 22, 2019

8:00 PM

Fresno State Concert Hall

General: $10, Employee: $8,Senior: $6,  Student: $6
Reservations are encouraged.

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Fresno State Jazz Combos Live at Wahlberg  on April 23, 2019

Fresno State Jazz Combos Live at Wahlberg

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

8:00 PM

Wahlberg Recital Hall

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

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Composition Masters Student Recital: Matthew Wheeler on April 24, 2019

Composition Masters Student Recital-Matthew Wheeler

Monday, April 24, 2019

7:00 PM

Fresno State Concert Hall

Violin Student Recital: Darien Marquez-Rivera on April 24, 2019

Violin Student Recital: Darien Marquez-Rivera

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

7:30 PM

Wahlberg Recital Hall

Horn Student Recital:  Conner Jackson  on April 24, 2019

Horn Student Recital - Conner Jackson

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

8:30 PM

Fresno State Concert Hall

Composition Masters Student Recital: Mason Lamb on April 25, 2019

Composition Masters Student Recital: Mason Lamb

Thursday, April 25, 2019

7:30 PM

Fresno State Concert Hall

Trumpet Student Recital: Nick Rodriguez on April 25, 2019  

Trumpet Student Recital: Nick Rodriguez

Thursday, April 25, 2019

8:00 PM

Wahlberg Recital Hall

Voice Student Recital: Kenneshae Murray on April 26, 2019

Voice Student Recital: Kenneshae Murray

Friday, April 26, 2019

4:00 PM

Wahlberg Recital Hall

Voice Student Recital: Dillon Walter on April 26, 2019

Precussion Student Recital: Brandon Pollard

Friday, April 26, 2019

6:00 PM

Wahlberg Recital Hall

Cadence Ensemble on Apr 26, 2019

Special Event: Cadence Ensemble

CADENCE ENSEMBLE\

WORLD MUSIC SERIES:

PHILIP LORENZ INTERNATIONAL KEYBOARD CONCERTS

FRESNO STATE ARMENIAN STUDIES PROGRAM

ORPHEUS CHAMBER MUSIC ENSEMBLE

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CADENCE ENSEMBLE

In 2004 five outstanding Armenian instrumentalists formed the Cadence Ensemble with the intention to promote the music of Astor Piazzolla. Following an enthusiastic response by the public and press, they continually expanded their repertoire and rapidly developed into what they are known for today: one of the world’s premier ensembles performing original works and arrangements by classical and contemporary European, Russian, Armenian, and American composers including world music and pop while maintaining an affinity for Piazzolla. The ensemble has given acclaimed performances in numerous countries around the world in prestigious venues such as the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires and the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg.  

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Friday, April 26, 2019
8:00 PM
Fresno State Concert Hall
General: $25, Senior: $18, Student: $5
Reservations are encouraged.

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Trumpet Student Recital: Chris Ellis on April 29, 2019

Trumpet Student Recital: Chris Ellis

Monday, April 29, 2019

7:00 PM

Wahlberg Recital Hall

Precussion Student Recital: Summer Appling on April 29, 2019

Precussion Student Recital: Summer Appling

Monday, April 29, 2019

8:00 PM

Fresno State Concert Hall

Guitar Student Recital: Jose Ramirez on April 30, 2019

Guitar Student Recital: Jose Ramirez

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

6:00 PM

Wahlberg Recital Hall

Piano Master Student Recital: Zhuoxin Yang on April 30, 2019

Piano Master Student Recital: Zhuoxin Yang

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

7:30 PM

Wahlberg Recital Hall

Clendenin Brass Quintet Recital on April 30, 2019

Clendenin Brass Quintet Recital

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

7:30 PM

Fresno State Concert Hall

All: $6
Reservations are encouraged.

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Professor of the Game

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


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.