College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Music

Welcome!

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

Spring Concert Series to Showcase Musical Theatre, Songwriters

Apr 13, 2018

The music department kicks off its Spring 2018 series of events with a performance by the Grammy-nominated Los Angeles Percussion...


Grammy-Nominated Music Professor to Celebrate CD Release

Apr 03, 2018

Multiple Grammy-nominated pianist Nadia Shpachenko, a professor in the music department, will present work from her upcoming CD at a...