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2024-2025 University Catalog 
    
2024-2025 University Catalog

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School Director

Randall Goldberg

Assistant Directors

Kimo Furumoto
Bongshin Ko

School Office/Website

Clayes Performing Arts Center 220
657-278-3511
fullerton.edu/arts/music

Faculty

Ning An, Vivianne Asturizaga, Dustin Barr, Bill Cunliffe, Alison Edwards, Jean Ferrandis, Kimo Furumoto, Randall Goldberg, Robert Istad, Kerry Jennings, Bongshin Ko, John Koegel, Pamela Madsen, Sycil Mathai, Chris Peterson, Katherine Powers, Joni Prado, Katherine Reed, Ernest Salem, Kenneth Walicki, Robert Watson, Gregory Whitmore, Rodolfo Zuniga

Introduction

The mission of the School of Music is to grow artistry, build community and advance distinction. The school achieves these three pillars of artistry, community and distinction by fostering an environment in which individual achievement and artistic expression thrive fully and equitably for our diverse students. Our degree programs and curriculum offer preparation for careers in music, music education or further graduate study. Our artist-teachers are professional musicians and academics who offer instruction in all aspects of music: theory, composition, musicianship, history, literature, performance and music education. The School of Music has been fully and continuously accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music since 1966.

Degree Descriptions

The Bachelor of Arts in Music offers three concentrations: history and theory, liberal arts, and music education (which has three subareas of emphases – choral, general and instrumental). The B.A. in Music is designed to produce graduates who: demonstrate knowledge of music history, literature and theory; are competent and reflective practitioners of music through performance/improvisation, composition and analysis; demonstrate professional standards of written and oral communication; practice successful collaboration in performance, both onstage and backstage; and apply global perspectives and current trends to their acquired knowledge and skills. 

The Bachelor of Music offers seven concentrations: accompanying, composition, instrumental, jazz-commercial, keyboard, piano pedagogy and voice. The B.M. is designed to produce graduates who: have basic knowledge of music history, literature and theory; are competent and reflective practitioners of music through performance/improvisation, composition and analysis; demonstrate professional standards of written and oral communication; are prepared for further study in graduate school; are intellectually curious to explore new avenues of expression; practice successful collaboration in performance, both onstage and backstage; understand fundamentals of the music business and how to develop their own entrepreneurship; and apply global perspectives and current trends to their acquired knowledge and skills.

The Master of Arts in Music offers two concentrations: musicology and piano pedagogy. A third concentration, music education, is scheduled to launch in 2023-24. The M.A. in Music is designed to produce graduates who: have advanced and proficient knowledge of music history, literature and theory; are advanced, reflective and independent practitioners of music through performance/improvisation, composition and analysis; are scholars who exercise professional standards of oral and written communication through research documents and oral presentations; demonstrate leadership through successful collaborative experiences, academically and in performance; and apply global perspectives and current trends to their acquired knowledge and skills in performance/improvisation, composition, education and career development. 

The Master of Music offers two concentrations: theory/composition and performance. The M.M. is designed to produce graduates who: have advanced and proficient knowledge of music history, literature, and theory; are advanced, reflective and independent practitioners of music through performance/improvisation, composition and analysis at a pre-professional level; demonstrate competence to enter their professional field with a high level of knowledge and skills; are scholars who exercise professional standards of oral and written communication through research documents and oral presentations; demonstrate leadership through successful collaborative experiences, academically and in performance; are intellectually curious in exploring new avenues of expression and creativity in programming; and apply global perspectives and current trends to their acquired knowledge and skills in performance/improvisation, composition, education and career development.

Student Learning Outcomes

Programs and Courses Offered

Programs

    Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of MusicMaster of ArtsMaster of MusicNon-DegreeCertificate

    Courses

      Music

      Courses are designated as MUS in the class schedule.

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