Being a music student at Fresno State means a lot more than just performing, practicing and studying. From one-on-one interaction with our distinguished faculty members, to a program tailored to every student, Fresno State offers an educational experience that focuses on the individual. Fresno State also takes pride in the overall college experience its students enjoy. From music student service organizations like Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma, Phi Mu Alpha and Sigma Alpha Iota, to clubs and organizations across the campus, being a Fresno State Bulldog is an experience to remember.
Be sure to review "Preparing to Enter a University as a Music Major" provided by the National Association of Schools of Music.
Undergraduate and Graduate Department Handbooks
Both current and prospective students are encouraged to consult the new online edition of the Department of Music's Undergraduate Student Handbook. Here you will find information about advising policies, degree requirements and procedures and much more. The Graduate Student Handbook is now available online as well.
While many graduates have made successful careers as professional music performers or composers, the majority have pursued careers as music teachers in elementary and secondary schools. Those who complete master's degrees have either advanced in public school careers or have gone on to further study and careers as teachers in higher education.
Music majors and minors have also found satisfying careers in the music industry as sales representatives, instrument technicians, recording technicians, artist representatives, and artist managers. Churches employ organists and choir directors, many on a full-time basis. Early childhood teachers and those in recreation related careers also benefit from expertise in music.