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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

Music Professor to Release Song a Week for 2018

Feb 07, 2018

Music lovers awaiting the release of a new Peter Yates composition need only to consult the moon. Yates, chair of the music...

Winter Music Concert Series Features Noted Guests, New Works

Jan 31, 2018

The Cal Poly Pomona Department of Music’s Winter 2018 concert series includes five piano events that feature renowned guest artists,...