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College of Arts and Letters

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The fundamental purpose of the Sacramento State music curriculum is threefold: 1) to promote excellence in all aspects of music performance and academic coursework, 2) to provide basic preparation for careers in music, and 3) to promote interest in all musical and artistic endeavors at the University and in the Sacramento community.

The main emphasis of the Music Department is upon performance. Sustaining this concept is the Department's faculty, which remains committed to individual and ensemble performances as a means of enhancing the teaching quality of the institution and the cultural climate of the campus and community.

Students majoring in Music are not only expected to be technically proficient in the art but are required to have broad training in the liberal arts and sciences that are the core of the University's program.

Concentrations

  • BA: Music
  • BM: Instrumental / Jazz / Keyboard / Music Education / Theory-Composition / Voice
  • MM: Conducting / Composition /Performance

Special Features

  • With all of its degree programs fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the Sacramento State Music Department has developed a regional and national reputation for the high quality of its faculty and the superior achievements of its students and performing ensembles.
  • Each year the Music Department presents a large number of performances to the campus and the greater Sacramento area. These include concerts by the bands, orchestra, jazz ensembles, concert choir, chorus, and opera workshop. For over 25 years, the Festival of New American Music has been an important part of the musical scene in the United States .
  • In addition, the Department has brought to the campus such notable personalities as composers George Crumb, Bernard Rands, and Philip Glass; pianists Gilbert Kalish and Jon Nakamatsu; the Juilliard Quartet; the Kronos String Quartet; The Apple Hill Chamber Players; opera star Denyce Graves; and jazz greats Bobby Hutcherson and Bob Mintzer.
  • Several music faculty have written textbooks; a number of them are composers with numerous performances to their credit; others perform quite frequently.

Note: After an initial session with the Department's admissions advisors, the student will be assigned to an applied instructor for future advising. The advising process is greatly enhanced by the regular weekly contact between student and instructor/advisor.

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

The following are required for the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music degree programs:

Performance Evaluation: Upon entering the music major, each student is required to: 1) declare his/her major performance medium (instrument or voice); 2) perform an entering placement audition before the appropriate applied faculty; and 3) continue the development of his/her performance ability through regular study in accordance with Departmental requirements. This development in performance is demonstrated at end-of-semester auditions before the applied music faculty. See applied music numbers for appropriate courses.

Soloist: Each student in the BA program of sophomore standing or above should appear as a soloist in at least one student recital or repertoire class each semester. Students in the BM program must do either a repertoire class performance or one student recital each semester.

Ensemble: As an ensemble experience, each student must participate in at least one large performing ensemble each semester. The following groups meet this requirement: symphonic band, concert band, marching band, opera workshop, orchestra, concert choir, or University chorus. Assignment to the performing ensemble(s) is to be made in consultation with the music major advisor and by audition. A MUSC 142 series course is the appropriate course in which to register.

Piano: All undergraduate students majoring in music must have basic facility in piano to graduate from the University. For students other than keyboard majors, completion of MUSC 14D meets this requirement.

Attendance/concerts-recitals: Each music major is required to attend a minimum of ten concerts and/or recitals each semester. MUSC 100A or MUSC 100B meets this requirement.

Teacher Preparation: Teaching credential candidates must also complete the Professional Education Program in addition to the BM Music Education requirements. See the College of Education section of this catalog for admission procedures and consult the department credential advisor for details.

Marching Band: Wind and percussion majors who are credential candidates must include at least one semester of marching band (MUSC 142M) as their Large Performance Ensemble experience.

Requirements - Bachelor of Arts Degree

Units required for Major: 40-52
Minimum total units required for BA: 120
Grade "C-" or better required in all courses applied to the major.

Courses in parentheses are prerequisites.

A. Required Lower Division Courses (27 units)

(3)

MUSC 5

Beginning Theory (Placement by exam)

(3)

MUSC 6

Intermediate Theory (MUSC 5; Corequisite: MUSC 1)

(3)

MUSC 7

Advanced Theory (MUSC 1, MUSC 6; Corequisite: MUSC 2)

(3)

MUSC 9

Music in World Cultures

(3)

MUSC 10A

Survey of Music Literature

(3)

MUSC 10B

Survey of Music Literature

(1)

MUSC 14C

Basic Piano for Majors (Music major or minor and instructor permission)

(4)

MUSC 142 Series

a Large Performing Ensemble

(4) Select 4 units of Applied Music (lower division).*

B. Additional Requirements for Concentration

I. Upper Division Performance Studies (3 units)

(3)

take 3 units from either applied study, large/small ensembles, rep classes or conducting

II. Upper Division Music History/Literature or Theory (9 units)
Select nine units from the following

(3)

MUSC 103

Counterpoint (MUSC 7)

(3)

MUSC 105

20th Century Theory (MUSC 7)

(3)

MUSC 106

Form and Analysis (MUSC 7)

(3)

MUSC 110A

History of Music (MUSC 10A, MUSC 10B, or equivalent)

(3)

MUSC 110B

History of Music (MUSC 10A, MUSC 10B, or equivalent)

(3)

MUSC 118 series

Music History

(3)

MUSC 119 series

World Music

(3)

MUSC 127

The American Musical Theater (GWAR certification before Fall 09; or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X

(3)

MUSC 129

American Society and Its Music (GWAR certification before Fall 09; or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X)

III. Senior Seminar (1 unit)

(1)

MUSC 184

Senior Seminar (Music major with senior standing)

Requirements - Bachelor of Music Degree

Units required for Major: 75-78, including units for concentration (see below)
Minimum total units required for BM: 120
Grade "C-" or better required in all courses applied to the major.

Courses in parentheses are prerequisites.

Admission to the Bachelor of Music degree program requires the recommendation of the student's major applied instructor, a 3.0 GPA in music courses, and approval of the applied area based upon a successful audition. Admission criteria and audition instructions may be obtained from the Music Department Office.

Each area of concentration has unique course requirements. Students interested in a BM degree should discuss the details of the program with a faculty advisor in the Music Department.

A. Required Lower Division Core Courses (28 units)

(2)

MUSC 1

Musicianship I (MUSC 5; Corequisite: MUSC 6)

(2)

MUSC 2

Musicianship II (MUSC 1; Corequisite: MUSC 7)

(2)

MUSC 3

MIDI Sequencing and Notation

(3)

MUSC 5

Beginning Theory (Placement by exam)

(3)

MUSC 6

Intermediate Theory (MUSC 5; Corequisite: MUSC 1)

(3)

MUSC 7

Advanced Theory (MUSC 1, MUSC 6; Corequisite: MUSC 2)

(3)

MUSC 9

Music in World Cultures

(3)

MUSC 10A

Survey of Music Literature

(3)

MUSC 10B

Survey of Music Literature

(4)

MUSC 142 series course

Music Ensemble: Large Performance Groups (Instructor permission)

B. Required Upper Division Core Courses (14 units)

(3)

MUSC 105

20th Century Theory (MUSC 7)

(3)

MUSC 106

Form and Analysis (MUSC 7)

(3)

MUSC 110A

History of Music (MUSC 10A, MUSC 10B, or equivalent)

(3)

MUSC 110B

History of Music (MUSC 10A, MUSC 10B, or equivalent)

(2)

MUSC 151

Fundamentals of Conducting (MUSC 2, MUSC 7)

C. Additional Requirements for Concentrations

Select one of the following five areas of concentration (33-36 units):

Instrumental (33 units)

(1)

MUSC 14D

Basic Piano for Majors (Music major or minor and instructor permission)

(4) Select 4 units of Instruments: Intermediate°*+

(4) Select 4 units of Instruments: Intermediate ­ BM°++

(4) Select 4 units of Instruments: Advanced°*+

(4) Select 4 units of Instruments: Advanced ­ BM°++

(3)

MUSC 103

Counterpoint (MUSC 7)

(4)

MUSC 142 series course

Music Ensemble: Large Performance Groups (Instructor permission)

(2)

MUSC 144 series course

Music Ensembles: Chamber and Small Ensembles (Instructor permission)

(2)

MUSC 154

Advanced Instrumental Conducting (MUSC 151)

(2)

MUSC 172

Repertoire Class in the Performance Major (Instructor permission)

(1)

MUSC 175

Junior Recital (Admission to BM degree program or instructor)

(2)

MUSC 185

Senior Recital

Jazz Studies (35 units)

(1)

MUSC 14D

Basic Piano for Majors (Music major or minor and instructor permission)

(1)

MUSC 15

Jazz Piano Class (MUSC 14D or instructor permission)

(2)

MUSC 43A

Jazz Improvisation I (MUSC 6 )

(2)

MUSC 43B

Jazz Improvisation II (MUSC 43A

(4)

MUSC 50

Jazz Applied: Intermediate (Approval by jazz area committee and instructor permission)

(2)

MUSC 108A

Jazz Arranging I (MUSC 3 or instructor permission)

(2)

MUSC 108B

Jazz Arranging II (MUSC 108A or instructor permission)

(3)

MUSC 118B

American Popular Music: Jazz History

(2)

MUSC 140

Jazz Theory and Harmony (MUSC 7 and instructor permission)

(4)

MUSC 143J

Instrumental Jazz Ensemble OR

MUSC 143V

Vocal Jazz Ensemble

(8)

MUSC 150

Jazz Applied: Advanced BM (Approval by jazz area committee and instructor permission)

(2)

MUSC 161

Jazz Pedagogy

(2)

MUSC 185J

Senior Recital Jazz

Keyboard (34 units)
(8) Select one of the following sets:

MUSC 32A *+

Piano: Intermediate AND

MUSC 32B ++

Piano: Intermediate ­ BM OR

MUSC 35A *+

Harpsichord/Organ: Intermediate AND

MUSC 35B ++

Harpsichord/Organ: Intermediate ­ BM

(3)

MUSC 103

Counterpoint (MUSC 7)

(8) Select one of the following sets:

MUSC 132A *+

Piano: Advanced AND

MUSC 132B ++

Piano: Advanced ­ BM OR

MUSC 135A *+

Harpsichord/Organ: Advanced AND

MUSC 135B ++

Harpsichord/Organ: Advanced ­ BM

(2)

MUSC 141A

Piano Chamber Music (4 semesters of a MUSC 142; Corequisite: MUSC 132B or equivalent)

(2)

MUSC 141B

Piano Chamber Music (MUSC 141A; Corequisite: MUSC 132B or equivalent)

(4)

MUSC 172

Repertoire Class in the Performance Major (Instructor permission)

(2)

MUSC 173A

Vocal Accompanying (4 semesters of MUSC 142; Corequisite: MUSC 132B, or equivalent)

(1)

MUSC 175

Junior Recital (Admission to BM degree program or instructor permission)

(2)

MUSC 176

Piano Pedagogy (4 units of MUSC 32B or equivalent; admission to BM degree program, or instructor permission)

(2)

MUSC 185

Senior Recital

Music Education (34 units)

(1)

MUSC 14D

Basic Piano for Majors (Music major or minor and instructor permission)

(4)

MUSC 40 series course

Beginning Instruments

(4) Select 4 units of applied music: Intermediate

(4) Select 4 units of applied music: Advanced

(3)

MUSC 102

Scoring and Arranging (MUSC 7)

(4)

MUSC 142 series course

Music Ensemble: Large Performance Groups (Instructor permission)

(2)

MUSC 153

Advanced Choral Conducting (MUSC 151) OR

MUSC 154

Advanced Instrumental Conducting (MUSC 151)

(2)

MUSC 161

Jazz Pedagogy

(2)

MUSC 162

Foundations of Music Education (Sophomore status in music or instructor permission)

(2)

MUSC 164

Music in General Education (Sophomore status in Music or instructor permission)

(3)

MUSC 178

Vocal Literature and Materials--Grades 4-12 (Corequisite: Phase III Student Teaching)

(2)

MUSC 179

Instrumental Literature and Materials (4 units in a MUSC 40 series course)

(1)

MUSC 185E

Senior Recital Music Education

Theory/Composition (35 units)

(1)

MUSC 14D

Basic Piano for Majors (Music major or minor and instructor permission)

(4) Select 4 units of applied intermediate music

(2)

MUSC 42

Introductory Composition (Instructor permission)

(3)

MUSC 102

Scoring and Arranging (MUSC 7)

(3)

MUSC 103

Counterpoint (MUSC 7)

(2)

MUSC 107A++

Composition (MUSC 106)

(2)

MUSC 107B++

Composition (MUSC 106)

(2) Select 2 units of applied advanced music*°

(4)

MUSC 142 series course

Music Ensemble: Large Performance Groups (Instructor permission)

(2)

MUSC 177A

Advanced Composition (MUSC 107A, MUSC 107B; admission to BM degree program, or instructor permission)

(2)

MUSC 177B

Advanced Composition (MUSC 107A, MUSC 107B; admission to BM degree program, or instructor permission)

(2)

MUSC 180A

Advanced Counterpoint (MUSC 103 and instructor permission)

(2)

MUSC 180B

Advanced Counterpoint (MUSC 103 and instructor permission)

(2)

MUSC 183B

Digital Synthesis and Sampling (Instructor permission)

(2)

MUSC 185

Senior Recital

Voice (36 units)

(1)

MUSC 14D

Basic Piano for Majors (Music major or minor and instructor permission)

(4)

MUSC 37A *+

Voice: Intermediate

(4)

MUSC 37B ++

Voice: Intermediate ­ BM

(3)

MUSC 103

Counterpoint (MUSC 7)

(3)

MUSC 136A

Diction for Singers

(4)

MUSC 137A *+

Voice: Advanced

(4)

MUSC 137B ++

Voice: Advanced ­ BM

(4)

MUSC 142 series course

Music Ensemble: Large Performance Groups (Instructor permission)

(2)

MUSC 153

Advanced Choral Conducting (MUSC 151)

(4)

MUSC 172

Repertoire Class in the Performance Major (Instructor permission)

(1)

MUSC 175

Junior Recital (Admission to BM degree program or instructor permission)

(2)

MUSC 185

Senior Recital

* All BM music majors, regardless of their unit load, shall be enrolled each semester in Applied Music for 2 units (until they have reached the maximum of 16 units), and in a Large Performance Ensemble until the Senior Recital is completed. Each music major is required to attend a minimum of 10 concerts and/or recitals each semester.
° See faculty advisor.
+ Prerequisite: Approval by applied areas committee and instructor permission.
++ Prerequisite: Admission to BM degree program, approval by applied area committee, instructor permission.

Requirements - Minor

Units required for the Minor: 20, including 9 units upper division.

Courses in parentheses are prerequisites.

Theory (6 units)
Select two or three courses from the following:

(2)

MUSC 1

Musicianship I (MUSC 5; Corequisite: MUSC 6)

(2)

MUSC 2

Musicianship II (MUSC 1; Corequisite: MUSC 7)

(2)

MUSC 3

MIDI Sequencing and Notation

(3)

MUSC 4

Elements of Music

(3)

MUSC 5

Beginning Theory (Placement by exam)

(3)

MUSC 6

Intermediate Theory (MUSC 5; Corequisite: MUSC 1)

(3)

MUSC 7

Advanced Theory (MUSC 1, MUSC 6; Corequisite: MUSC 2)

History/Literature (9 units)
Select three units from each group:
Group l:

(3)

MUSC 9

Music in World Cultures

Group 2:

(3)

MUSC 10A

Survey of Music Literature

(3)

MUSC 10B

Survey of Music Literature

(3)

MUSC 18

Music Appreciation

Group 3:

(3)

MUSC 118B

American Popular Music: Jazz History

(3)

MUSC 118C

History of Rock Music

(3)

MUSC 127

The American Musical Theater (GWAR certification before Fall 09; or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X)

(3)

MUSC 129

American Society and Its Music (GWAR certification before Fall 09; or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X)

(3)

MUSC /PHYS 186

Musical Acoustics: Science and Sound

Beginning Musical Instruction (2 units)
Select two from the following:

(1)

MUSC 14B

Basic Piano for Majors (Music majors or minors and instructor permission)

(1)

MUSC 14C

Basic Piano for Majors (Music majors or minors and instructor permission)

(1)

MUSC 14D

Basic Piano for Majors (Music majors or minors and instructor permission)

(1)

MUSC 17

Voice Class

(1)

MUSC 25

Voice for Music Theatre (Instructor permission and proficiency examination)

(1)

MUSC 38D

Beginning Hand Drums

(1)

MUSC 38S

Beginning Shakuhachi

(1)

MUSC 39

Beginning Folk Guitar

(1)

MUSC 40 series course

Beginning Instruments OR

(2)

MUSC 151

Fundamentals of Conducting (MUSC 2, MUSC 7)

Applied Music for 2 units with departmental and area approval.

Large Ensemble Experience (3 units)
Select three from from the following:

Any MUSC 142 - Music Ensemble: Large Performance Groups

(1)

MUSC 100A/MUSC 100B

Concert Attendance

(1)

MUSC 143J

Instrumental Jazz Ensemble

(1)

MUSC 145

Pep Band (Corequisite: MUSC 142W, MUSC 142B, or MUSC 142M, or instructor permission)

Students seeking supplementary authorization for single subject, standard secondary, and special secondary teaching credentials must register for one unit each of instrumental and vocal instruction in the beginning musical instruction section. Qualified students may audition for applied musical instruction as a substitution in this area.

Note: The last 3 units in performance must be taken at Sacramento State.

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

The graduate program leading to the Master of Music degree is designed to provide opportunity for a variety of advanced studies in music. The objective of the program is to produce a graduate student skilled in research, able in organizational and writing skills, and imaginative in developing new approaches and concepts: a student who, with a broad knowledge of the history and literature of music, is able to use this knowledge with effective musicality as a performer or conductor.

The MM may be earned with either an academic or a performance emphasis. The program will effectively prepare students for continuation into doctoral study. Students may focus their studies in one of three areas: Conducting, Composition, Performance.

Further information about all aspects of the program is contained in the Graduate Studies Handbook, available upon request from the Music Department office. Prospective students are advised to request this document.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the graduate program in Music is initially granted with conditionally classified graduate status if the applicant meets the following requirements:

  • a baccalaureate degree with a music major;
  • a minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 units;
  • satisfactory completion of the GRE Basic Exam;
  • two letters of reference (non-Sacramento State students);
  • successful audition or composition portfolio review, if applicable.

Fully classified graduate status is granted after successful completion of nine units of graduate work. The student must file for a change in status, using a form available from the Music Department's Graduate Coordinator.

Admission Procedures

Applications are accepted as long as room for new students exists. All prospective graduate students, including Sacramento State graduates, must file the following with the Office of Graduate Studies, Riverfront Center 206, (916) 278-6470:

  • an application for admission and a supplemental application for graduate admission (Forms A and B in the CSU application booklet); and
  • two sets of official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, other than Sacramento State.

For more admissions information and application deadlines please visit http://www.csus.edu/gradstudies/.

Approximately six weeks after receipt of all items listed above, a decision regarding admission will be mailed to the applicant.

Advancement to Candidacy

Each fully classified graduate student must file an application for Advancement to Candidacy, indicating a proposed program of graduate study. This procedure should begin as soon as the student has:

  • completed approximately 15 units of graduate study, including MUSC 201 and two other 200-level courses, with a minimum of 3.0 GPA;
  • received approval from supervising faculty to enter courses leading to MUSC 500, Culminating Experience (see Graduate Studies Handbook for details);
  • taken the Writing Placement for Graduate Students (WPG) or taken a Graduate Writing Intensive (GWI) course in their discipline within the first two semesters of coursework at California State University, Sacramento or secured approval for a WPG waiver.

Advancement to Candidacy forms are available in the Office of Graduate Studies. Instructions are found in Part II of the Graduate Studies Handbook.

Requirements - Master of Music Degree

Units required for MM: 30, chosen in consultation with a Music Department graduate advisor Minimum Required GPA: 3.0. Majors must complete each required course with a grade "C-" or better.

A. Core Requirements (9 units)

(3)

MUSC 201

Introduction to Graduate Study (An undergraduate degree with music major, or instructor permission)

(3)

MUSC 211

Pedagogy of Theory

(3) Select one of the following:

MUSC 206*

Music in the Baroque Era

MUSC 207*

Music in the Classic Era

MUSC 208*

Music in the Romantic Era

MUSC 209*

20th Century Music

B. Additional Requirements for Concentrations

Conducting (21 units)

(4)

MUSC 217A**

Choral Conducting Applied Music (Instructor permission) OR

MUSC 217B**

Instrumental Conducting Applied Music (Instructor permission)

(4)

MUSC 218A**

Choral Conducting Techniques (Instructor permission) OR

MUSC 218B**

Instrumental Conducting Techniques (Instructor permission)

(2)

MUSC 285

Graduate Recital (Permission to enter Performance option and approval of Music Department Graduate Studies Committee)

(6)

Music History OR Music Theory

(4)

Electives

(1)

MUSC 500

Culminating Experience (Advanced to candidacy and permission from the graduate coordinator)

Composition (21 units)

(3)

MUSC 209*

20th Century Music

(3)

MUSC 210

Composition (Undergraduate composition and instructor permission)

(3)

MUSC 500

Culminating Experience (Advanced to Candidacy and permission from the graduate coordinator)

(3)

Music History OR Music Theory

(9)

Electives

Performance (21 units)

(2)

MUSC 142 series course

Music Ensemble: Large Performance Groups (Instructor permission)

(4)

MUSC 219**

Graduate Applied Music (Instructor permission)

(4)

MUSC 220**

Performance Techniques (Approval by area applied music committee to enter performance option for the MM; instructor permission)

(2)

MUSC 285

Graduate Recital (Permission to enter Performance option and approval of Music Department Graduate Studies Committee)

(1)

MUSC 500

Culminating Experience (Advanced to candidacy and permission from the graduate coordinator)

(6)

Music History OR Music Theory

(2)

Electives

*Undergraduate major in Music or instructor permission. May be taken twice for credit with permission of the instructor.
** Courses are one unit each, to be taken four times for a total of 4 units per course.
+Music history courses may not duplicate the core.

Optional Support Field

From 3 to 5 units in fields other than Music may apply toward the degree with approval of the Music Department graduate committee. Students should have at least 10 upper division units in this field as preparation. Normally the supporting field units are on the graduate level. Supporting fields currently approved for music majors are Education, Humanities and Religious Studies, Modern Languages, and Theatre Arts. In the case of Music Education, courses which are part of the credential requirements may not be included.

Note: A foreign language is required for the Music History and Literature Concentration. Students who plan further graduate study in all other concentrations are encouraged to take courses in French, German, or Italian, since proficiency in one of these is usually required in doctoral programs.

Requirements - Certificate - Performer's

The Performer's Certificate is a post-master's level program designed to attract highly qualified instrumentalists, vocalists, and conductors. Instruction is at an advanced level for very talented and dedicated performers who have completed graduate programs or who are found acceptable into this program through a very competitive audition.

Required Courses (22 units)

(8) Select one of the following course pairs:

MUSC 217A

Choral Conducting Applied Music - for 4 units (Instructor permission) AND

MUSC 218A

Choral Conducting Techniques - for 4 units (Instructor permission) OR

MUSC 217B

Instrumental Conducting Applied Music - for 4 units (Instructor permission) AND

MUSC 218B

Instrumental Conducting Techniques - for 4 units (Instructor permission) OR

MUSC 219

Graduate Applied Music - for 4 units (Instructor permission) AND

MUSC 220

Performance Techniques - for 4 units (Approval by area applied music committee to enter performance option for the MM; instructor permission)

(2)

MUSC 142 series course*

Music Ensemble: Large Performance Groups

(2)

MUSC 144** series course

Music Ensembles: Chamber and Small Ensembles

(2)

MUSC 285

Graduate Recital w/Paper (Permission to enter Performance option and approval of Music Department Graduate Studies Committee)

(2)

MUSC 285

Second Graduate Recital (Permission to enter Performance option and approval of Music Department Graduate Studies Committee)

(1)

MUSC 295

Fieldwork in Music

(2)

MUSC 299

Special Problems (Approval of the faculty member under whom the work is to be conducted and the Department Chair)

(3)

Graduate Music Electives* **

* May include serving as assistant to Director.
** May be taken during Summer/January sessions.

Career Possibilities

Conductor · Soloist · Composer · Private Teaching · Music Librarian · Music Therapy · Music Criticism · Music Publishing · Opera · Accompanist · Recreation Specialist · Recording Industry: Producer, Arranger, Copyist, Studio Performer · Music Education: General Music, Vocal Instruction, Instrumental Instruction, Administration, College Teaching · Church Music: Music Director, Choir Director, Organist

Faculty

William Barbini, Laura Basini, Stephen Blumberg, Keith Bohm, Judy Bossuat, James Chopyak, Richard Cionco, Michael Crain, Thomas Derthick, Gary Dilworth, Julian Dixon, Joel Elias, Leo Eylar, Chantal Frankenbach, Robin Fisher, Jack Foote, Robert Halseth, Ernie Hills, Steven Homan, Donald Kendrick, Daniel Kennedy, Claudia Kitka, Anna Kruger, Sarah Lappas Rick Lotter, Andrew Luchansky, Kerry Marsh, Joe Mazzaferro, Mike McMullen, Sandra McPherson,  Sue Metz, Peter Nowlen, Lorna Peters, Gerry Pineda, Deborah Pittman, Anna Presler, Clay Redfield, Stephen Roach, Richard Savino, Tatiana Scott, Deborah Shidler, Kirsten Smith, Michael Sokol, Tim Stanley,  Lynn Stevens, Ian Swensen, Phil Tulga, David Wells, Omari Tau Williams,  Beverly Wesner-Hoehn, Laurel Zucker

Contact Information

Ernie M. Hills, Department Chair
Karen Sorenson, Administrative Support Coordinator I
Capistrano Hall 107
(916) 278-5191
www.csus.edu/music



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