College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Welcome Message

Dr. Peter YatesWelcome from the Music Department Chair

Welcome to the online home of the music department at Cal Poly Pomona. I am pleased that you are taking a few minutes to browse through our web pages.

The music department offers coursework leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music. We have over 250 majors choosing career paths in performance, music industry studies and music education. In the Cal Poly Pomona tradition of "learn by doing," music majors are given hands-on experiences through master classes with renowned artists, internships in the music industry and field experiences in teaching. 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.

Each year the department presents over sixty events by faculty/staff artists, guest artists, and our active ensembles. Please visit our events page to see the depth and breadth of upcoming offerings.

Thank you for visiting our online home. If you have questions about how to be part of the music department, please feel free to contact me. Best wishes for your college experience, and for the music in your life,

Peter Yates