- Bachelor of Music, with majors available in the following areas:
- Piano Performance
- Instrumental Performance
- Vocal Performance
- Music Education - Instrumental
- Music Education- Choral
- Jazz Studies
- Bachelor of Arts in Music, with emphases available in:
- General Music
- Music Technology
- A minor in Music is available, as is a concentration in Music for those majoring in Liberal Studies.
- Music Therapist $ 76,000
- Music Teacher $ 52,000
- Music Director $ 37,000
- Deborah Kavasch (Chair), Ph.D., University of California, San Diego ('78) Coordinator of Theory/Composition
- Daniel R. Afonso, D.M.A., University of Iowa ('03) Coordinator of Choral/Vocal Activities
- Benjamin Boren, M.M., Indiana University ('05) Coordinator of Keyboard Studies
- Daniel Davies, D.M., Northwestern University ('99) Coordinator of String Studies, Director of Summer Music at Stanislaus
- Keith Kelly, M.M.E., Arizona State University ('03) Coordinator of Jazz Studies
- Geoffrey Mulder, M.M., Roosevelt University ('85) Coordinator of Music Technology
- John Weddle, D.M.A., University of Oregon, ('89) Coordinator of Music Education
- Joseph Wiggett, D.M.A , University of Colorado, Boulder ('99) Coordinator of Voice/Opera
- W. Stuart Sims, D.M.A., Arizona State University ('10) Coordinator of Instrumental Music
The College of the Arts' focus on excellence across disciplines provides the region and the state with superior and fulfilling visual and performing arts degree programs. The College is comprised of exceptional artists and dedicated faculty who understand the interrelationship of the arts and their relevance to our greater society.
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The Department of Music has an outstanding faculty of highly accomplished professional performers, conductors, composers, and educators who are active regionally, nationally, and internationally. The department provides students a broad range of academic and performance opportunities within a program fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. Two- to four-year talent-based music scholarships are open to new students each year.
Where can a Music degree take you? Possible career paths/fields of work include:
|• Private Studio Teacher
• Elementary Teacher
• Middle School Teacher
• High School Teacher
• Instrumental Performer
• Opera Performer
• Music Director
• Recording Technician
• Music Therapist
• Music Librarian
- Music Technology II
- Music of World Cultures
- Music in Elementary School
- History of Jazz
- Concert Chorale
- Opera Scenes
- Wind Ensemble
- Jazz Ensemble
- Symphony Band
- Chamber Singers
- Instrumental Chamber Ensembles Students from any major may audition for any ensemble. Go online to www.csustan.edu/Music for more course descriptions.
Introduction of basic audio recording principles and techniques progressing from tape-based recording through such subjects as mixers, multi-track recording, effects processors, and microphones.
- To perform on a principal instrument or voice at an appropriate skill level in solo and ensemble performances.
- To demonstrate an understanding of historical foundations of European and American musical styles, and the development of world musics.
- To develop aural and keyboard skills
- To improvise and compose music in a variety of styles
Department of Music
Music Building, Room M3
One University Circle
Turlock, CA 95382