Department of Music

As a student attending California State University, Stanislaus, you will be a part of a unique educational environment with faculty and students who come from across the country and around the world. Ranked by the Princeton Review in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationally, Stanislaus State will provide you with a broad and enriching spectrum of artistic and intellectual pursuits. The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

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The Stanislaus State Department of Music strives to develop and deliver cohesive, comprehensive and effective instruction for our students, intended to provide them with a broad array of tools, skills, perspectives, and understanding crucial to navigating a rapidly evolving musical landscape. The Department of Music also values its role in Central and Northern California, and seeks to actively participate in the cultural and educational life of our region. View Full Mission Statement...

For more information about our department please use the links at the left of this page, call our main office at (209) 667-3421, or contact us via email.  Interested students can view entrance and scholarship information and can request more information via email:


Statement from the Music Department Chair

Dear Members of the Central Valley Music Community, 

In an effort to ameliorate the effects of the COVID-19 virus and its spread, The California State University, Stanislaus Music Department will adopt the directives of our Institution and immediately cease all live and face-to-face events.  Our Professors and Staff have shifted instruction to online platforms and will continue to carry-out our work electronically. 

As of 3/16/2020, all live concerts and events are cancelled.  If you have paid for an event or subscription, please follow the reimbursement process. More information can be found on the Music Events Page.



Please follow your instructor’s direction in order to complete your coursework for this semester.   

It is our hope that, by taking swift action, we will do our part in helping us overcome the current crisis. 



Dr. David D. Chapman 



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