Performance-Related Activities Requirement (PRA)

University 2023-2024 Catalog • School of Music • Requirements for Undergraduate Music Majors • #8Opens in new window

Undergraduate music majors are required to accumulate 60 hours of concert management—30 hours during any of the first four semesters of matriculation as a music major at CSUF. Concert management activities include participation in house and stage management for CSUF School of Music events in Meng Concert Hall and the Recital Hall, publicity and public relations, and assisting with lighting and audio. 


Fulfilling the PRA Requirement

  1. Read the Performance-Related Activities Requirement information packet
  2. Watch the introduction video and complete the comprehension quiz with 100%.

    Due by the end of the second week of classes. 

    You may take the quiz as many times as needed to achieve 100%.
  3. Complete the participation notification form each semester you plan to work on fulfilling the requirement.

    Due by the end of the second week of classes.
  4. Participate in 19 services either as an usher, a stagehand, or with publicity.

    It is recommended that you complete 9 services in your first semester, 

    and 10 services in your second semester
  5. Complete an exit survey after the completion of your last service.

All elements above must be completed in their entirety in order to satisfy the requirement.

Recommended Fulfillment Timeline

This is the recommended timeline for fulfilling the requirement:

Your FIRST semester at CSUF

  • Introduction Video and Quiz
  • 9 services

Your SECOND semester at CSUF

  • 10 services
  • Exit survey

Any uncompleted services will roll over to the next semester until you have completely fulfilled the requirement.

Remember to complete the participation notification form for each semester you will be working of fulfilling the requirement

If this timeline does not work for you, a tailored time can be made to suit you needs.  Please reach out to the Production Manager for discussion

Participation Notification Form

Introduction Video & Quiz

Course Documents


Frequently Asked Questions

What if I have already completed a semester under the old format (MUS-278)?

You will receive credit for the total required services for any previous semesters taken and passed with a C or better.  That number would vary based on the semester taken and which option (2-semester or 4-semester) you choose.  In most cases (with the 2-semester option) you would receive credit for 8 services.

Please contact the Production Manager if you are unsure of how many services your will receive credit for for previous semesters.

Is there a class meeting?

There is no class meeting.  All the information is provided in the introduction video (link above).

I have a hold on my record, how do I get it removed?

You have a hold on your record because you are listed as a Music Major with the University, and are currently not fulfilling the Performance Related Activities Requirement. See above to information on fulfilling the requirement

Contact the School of Music Production Manager to have the hold removed.

I am not going to be able to make my service, or am running late. What do I do?

Call the following people (all of them). Leave a message if there is no answer.

• Box Office: (657) 278-8223
• Michael August: (657) 278-4807

What if I have more questions?

If you have more questions, feel free to contact: