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A Full Life for Many, Enrichment for All

The CSUB Music curriculum provides comprehensive training in performance, music theory, music history, and music education to prepare students for a wide range of careers as professional musicians, music educators or a host of other jobs in varied fields.  Music is a rich major, where students hone problem solving skills in the practice room, learn to work collaboratively in rehearsals, discover the history of the western world through music literature courses, and explore creativity and critical thinking in music theory courses. The broad skills attained while studying music are the exact skills that are most valuable when one enters the work force.

California State University, Bakersfield offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with concentrations in General Music or Music Education.  The Music Program also offers a minor in Music and a concentration in Music Education for the university's Liberal Studies majors.  

Our graduates have gone on to teach music in many elementary, middle and high schools.  Others have moved on to perform or compose professionally while others have continued their studies at various distinguished graduate schools around the country.

Please click on the links at left for more information about Music at CSUB and please join our mailing list to keep up to date with our many and varied events....



Study With Us!

Visit our Audition page to learn about how to study music with us and/or become a member of our various ensembles.

Contact Us

Music and Theatre Department
9 MUS
CSU Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022

Department Office: Music Bldg., Room 105
Phone: (661) 654-3093
FAX: (661) 654-6901
Office: kmendenhall_gregory@csub.edu

Department Chair: Mandy Rees