Cal State LA Department of Music
The Department of Music offers both liberal arts and professional degree programs leading to the Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts degree in Music, Master of Music, and the Master of Arts degree in Music. Undergraduate students pursuing degrees in other fields may also declare music as a minor. Students may choose from an array of music courses to enrich their general education and cultural life experiences.
View our music audition requirements to help you prepare for your time to shine. Need and merit-based scholarships are available.
Join us as we celebrate the hard work of our students and faculty at Cal State LA in our ensemble concerts. Performances are free and open to the public, and are also livestreamed on YouTube.
New YouTube video by Cal State LA French Horn faculty, Jenny Kim
Cal State LA faculty Jenny Kim, who teaches French Horn, released a helpful video masterclass with some of her friends and musician colleagues about performance anxiety. View it by clicking here!
James Newton Scholarship
The Cal State L.A. Department of Music has an exciting new scholarship honoring one of our alum and former faculty, James Newton. Available to full-time students (BM or MM) concentrating in Jazz performance, and/or Jazz or Classical Composition!
To inquire further and apply, contact the Jazz Area Coordinator Dr. James Ford at email@example.com.
Mariachi Águila de Oro in the Chicanx-Latinx Alumni Association Concert
Cal State LA's Mariachi Águila de Oro directed by Professor Cynthia Reifler Flores performed for the Chicanx-Latinx Alumni Association concert on September 15th.
Save the date for their collaboration with the Cal State LA Jazz Ensemble on December 9th! Find more information on our Upcoming Events page.
Mission and Values
Perform with Us!
The Department of Music has multiple music performance opportunities for Cal State LA students from all majors who have a passion for making music. We invite you to join us by finding the perfect ensemble or band for you.