A Full Life for Many, Enrichment for All
The CSUB Music curriculum provides comprehensive training in performance, theory, music history, pedagogy, music education, and composition 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 (B.A.) degree with a major in Music. Students may choose an emphasis in General Music or Music Education. The Department also offers a minor in Music and a minor in Music Education. 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.
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