Department of Music

Matthew Darling, Chair
Music Building, Room 134

B.A. in Music - Music as a Liberal Art Option
Pre-Music Major, B.M.
B.M. in Music - Composition Option
B.M. in Music – Instrumental Performance Option
B.M. in Music – Jazz Studies Option
B.M. in Music – Music Education Option
B.M. in Music - Vocal Performance Option
M.A. in Music - Performance Option
Credential in Single Subject - Music
Minor in Music

Courses Offered

A major in music is designed to prepare students for careers in teaching, performance, or music-related fields. It enhances their knowledge of the musical art and increases their sensitivity to the musical world around them.

The Department of Music provides the following:

  • undergraduate 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
  • state-approved subject matter preparation required for a California teaching credential in music
  • graduate education for students planning professional and academic careers or seeking professional growth as K-12 teachers or junior college instructors
  • broad acquaintance with music for the community and non-music majors

Two degree programs accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music are offered: Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts.


The music building houses recital and concert facilities, rehearsal halls, classrooms, faculty studios, offices, and student practice rooms. The building also contains recording studios, computer labs, MIDI and electronic music labs, and a tracker-action organ.