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We're pleased you've come to the online home of the Music Department at Cal Poly Pomona.

For departmental admissions information, prospective students please see our Admissions FAQ (PDF).

The music department is proud to offer coursework leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music. We have over 250 majors choosing career paths in music education, music industry studies, and music performance.

In the Cal Poly Pomona tradition of "learn by doing," music majors are given a variety of hands-on experiences through internships in the music industry, field experiences in teaching, and master classes with renowned artists. Our general education classes, such as Introduction to Music, Music Appreciation and World Music, as well as our ensembles are open to all university students, regardless of major.

The department presents over sixty events annually, drawn from faculty/staff artist concerts, guest artists, and department ensemble class concerts. Please visit our events page to see the calendar for this year.

Applying for Music Industry Studies.  Please see critical audition requirement information.

Department News

Cal Poly Pomona to Pay Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald

Nov 01, 2017

Cal Poly Pomona will join in a celebration honoring one of the most beloved and influential vocalists of all time – Ella...

Cal Poly Pomona Music Majors Earn Top Singing Awards

May 02, 2017

Two Cal Poly Pomona students were awarded scholarships at two recent regional singing competitions. Xavier Montalbo, a music industry...