Information for Prospective Undergraduate Students

Cal State Fullerton’s School of Music offers, at a surprisingly reasonable cost:

  • Top-ranked performance faculty who provide individual instruction to every music major.

  • A rigorous academic program taught by highly respected and accessible faculty, who give personal attention to every student.

  • Outstanding programs in choral and instrumental music education, with near 100% post-graduation placement rates.

  • Performance opportunities in the beautiful acoustics of Meng Hall, our nationally respected 800-seat concert hall.
  • Hundreds of successful alumni, ranging from international opera stars Deborah Voigt, Rodney Gilfrey and Charles Castronovo, to teachers at all levels, from elementary school to some of our nation’s top universities.

  • Regular master classes with world-renowned musicians and teachers.

  • Ensembles that tour California, the United States and abroad at reduced or no cost to you.

First Time Freshman Students
(Attendance at Cal State Fullerton following high school, or with few transferable units from another institution.)

  • To start the process, first file an application through Cal State ApplyOpens in new window , and indicate music as your preferred major.

You will then get a series of emails from us.  One will ask what instrument (including voice) you intend to study.  Others will provide information about auditions and any pre-screening requirements, and tell you more about the School of Music, financial aid, and other essentials.

One of the great things about CSUF is that ALL STUDENTS, regardless of whether you’re performance, composition, music history, music education, jazz, etc., take private lessons in either voice or the instrument of your choice. ALL STUDENTS must audition either in voice or on their instrument. 

Upper Division Transfer Students
(Attending Cal State Fullerton coming from a community college, or from another four year institution.)

  • To start the process, first file an application through Cal State ApplyOpens in new window , and indicate music as your preferred major.

You will then get a series of emails from us.  One will ask what instrument (including voice) you intend to study.  Others will provide information about auditions and any pre-screening requirements, and tell you more about the School of Music, financial aid, and other essentials.

One of the great things about CSUF is that ALL STUDENTS, regardless of whether you’re performance, composition, music history, music education, jazz, etc., take private lessons in either voice or the instrument of your choice. ALL STUDENTS must audition either in voice or on their instrument.

Auditions

All prospective music majors, regardless of intended degree, must audition on an instrument or in voice.

You must submit an application through Cal State ApplyOpens in new window  before you can sign up for an audition. When you get an email from us asking for your preferred instrument/voice type, make sure you enter your primary instrument. You will then receive lots of Information about auditioning tailor-made to your area of specialization.

Choral Music Education
Classical Guitar
Composition, Music Theory
Instrumental Music Education
Instrumental Performance (woodwinds, brass & percussion)
Instrumental Performance (strings)
Jazz/Commercial Music
Keyboard/Piano Pedagogy
Music History
Voice (Performance/Music Education)

Area Coordinators

composition & theory - Ken Walicki

jazz studies - Bill Cunliffe

music education - Dennis Siebenaler

music history & literature - John Koegel

piano - Robert Watson

strings - Ernest Salem

voice - Mark Goodrich

woodwinds (except saxophones) - Håkan Rosengren

saxophone, brass & percussion - Dr. Dustin Barr

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Last Published 10/11/19

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