Areas of Study
The Department of Music at California State University, Stanislaus offers a high quality, comprehensive musical education for the students as well as rich cultural offerings for the wider regional community. The Department creates a learning environment characterized by outstanding instruction in music education, performance, composition, jazz studies, and music technology informed by primary experiences performing, teaching, composing, or any other aspect of music making. In all its activities, the Department strives to prepare its graduates to create and perform musical art in as many contexts and settings as possible.
Bachelor of Music
The Bachelor of Music Degree provides an intensive curriculum designed for students wishing to prepare for graduate study in music and for specific professional purposes. Degree majors include:
- Instrumental Music Education (credential preparation)
- Choral Music Education (credential preparation)
- Instrumental Performance
- Vocal Performance
- Piano Performance
- Jazz Studies
Bachelor of Arts
The Bachelor of Arts in Music provides a humanistic approach to the study of music as a significant part of human tradition and culture. As a liberal arts curriculum, the Bachelor of Arts is not intended as vocational preparation, although many career opportunities may be open to students with such a background. Emphasis areas include:
- General Music
- Music Technology
Liberal Studies Concentration in Music
Students who wish to pursue a Multiple Subject Credential may elect music as a concentration in the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies, which is a pre-professional Subject Matter Preparation Program.
- For further information please contact the Department of Liberal Studies.
Minor in Music
Get more information in the University Catalog.