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Department of Music


We are committed to cultivating an educational environment that ENGAGES the community, EMBRACES and celebrates diversity, EXPLORES music’s role in world cultures, and EMPOWERS music educators, performers, and composers to make a positive impact in the world.

The Department must lead in achieving this mission of engaging the community, embracing diversity, exploring music’s role in world cultures, and empowering our students to make a positive impact in the world.  We do so by supporting the creation and performance of music, and developing a musically literate audience. The Department continues to achieve these goals by optimizing the integration of performance, historical, theoretical, and technological elements of the curriculum. The Department seeks to prepare professionals, amateurs, and advocates to shape the musical life of our community.

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Become a music major

Being a music student at Fresno State means much more than just performing, practicing and studying. Learn the steps necessary to follow your passion.

How to be a Music major

singer at graduation

A program for you

From graduate programs in music performance or music education to minors, and teaching credentials there are many ways to make music your life.

Explore degrees and programs


Dr. Thomas Loewenheim directs the Fresno State Symphony Orchestra

Our Faculty

Our award-winning and internationally recognized faculty will help you find the depths of your creativity, encourage growth and foster your inspiration for life.

Faculty Directory


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Contact Information

Department of Music
2380 E. Keats Ave.
M/S MB 77
Fresno, CA 93740

Department Office
(559) 278-2654
FAX: (559) 278-6800

Office Hours
M-F: 8 a.m. - 12 & 1-5 p.m.

Department Chair
Matthew Darling


The Department of Music Office is located in the New Music Building, Room 134. See campus map