Program Mission

The mission of the CSUB Music Department is to prepare students to be musicians, scholars, or teachers and to provide musical performance, scholarship, and education for the community. 

This mission is realized when the music student completes the curriculum for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music, following either the General Music or Music Education tracks. This curriculum is set within a liberal arts context ensuring that music students receive a broad education in the arts and humanities as well as their highly specialized professional training in music. Students who complete the Bachelor of Arts in Music will be prepared for graduate study, music teaching, and/or a variety of career options in the field of music and other professional areas.

The Music Department contributes to the musical, intellectual, cultural, and aesthetic environment of the California State University at Bakersfield and its community through the programs of study provided for music majors, music electives for non-majors, and concerts, recitals, workshops, and festivals produced by the department.