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Department of Music

Advancing the musical arts through education, community engagement, artistic creation, and performance

Our program provides undergraduate and graduates instruction in music for those planning professional careers as performers, composers, and studio teachers, as well as those preparing for advanced degrees in performance and composition. It also provides State-approved subject matter preparation required for a California teaching credential in music, and graduate instruction for students planning professional and academic careers or seeking professional growth as K-12 teachers or junior college instructors. Students can also acquire a broad acquaintance with music for the community and non-music major.

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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