The mission of the Music Program is to actively contribute to the musical, intellectual, cultural, and aesthetic environment of the California State University at Bakersfield and its service region. The mission is achieved through the programs of study provided for Music Majors, the several music electives for non-majors, and the many varied concerts, recitals, workshops, and festivals offered and hosted by the department on campus and throughout the community. The principal mission of the Music Major is realized when the music student completes the curriculum for a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Music, following one of two tracks: General Music or Music Education. This specialized music curriculum is set within a liberal arts context insuring that music students receive a broad education in the arts and humanities as well as their highly specialized professional training in music. Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music will be prepared for graduate study, primary or secondary teaching in music, and a variety of career options in the field of music.