College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Welcome Message

Dr. Peter YatesWelcome to the Department of Music

I am pleased that you are taking a moment to browse through our web pages.

In Fall 2019, we will launch a new Bachelor of Music (BM) program with options in Performance, Composition and Music Education. Our continuing Bachelor of Arts (BA) program offers options in Music Industry Studies and General Studies in Music. We have over 250 majors choosing degree paths in performance, composition/production, industry studies, music education and general studies in music.

In Cal Poly Pomona's tradition of "learn by doing," music majors get hands-on experience 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