About this program

Music Performance

The music program is affiliated with the Division of Performing, Visual and Digital Media Arts at CSU Dominguez Hills.

Students majoring in Digital Media Arts with an option in audio recording, or electronic music synthesis may choose the minor in music.

A Master of Arts in Arts and Humanities is offered by the College or Arts and Humanities. It is possible to have an emphasis in music while broadening your knowledge in the other humanities.

The objectives of the music program are:

  1. To offer music courses for both the General Education program and the department that develop cultural knowledge and professional skills.
  2. To provide each music student with a broad knowledge of music history and theory.
  3. To improve the musicianship skills of each music student.
  4. To give students opportunities for hands-on experience with current music and media-related technologies.
  5. To provide music students with career-oriented skills for use in the music industry.
  6. To provide courses appropriate for the training of music teachers for studios and private and public schools.
  7. To provide opportunities for the entire University community to experience music as a means of personal fulfillment.

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Admission requirements

First-time freshman:

  • High school GPA of 2.5 (“B” average) or higher
  • High school graduation certificate or exam results
  • Proof of English proficiency

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Program content

In addition to the Music major requirements, modules for the Music Performance Option include:

  • Concert Music
  • Introducing Music
  • Intro. To Music Theory
  • Beginning Voice Class
  • Beginning Guitar Class
  • Repertoire
  • Individual Lessons
  • Intermediate Voice Class
  • Music In World Cultures
  • Instrumentation
  • Conducting
  • Early-Baroque Music
  • Classical-Romantic Music
  • Late Romantic-20th/21st Music
  • Recital

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information


  • Tuition Fees: $6,945 (24 units/2 semesters)
  • Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition ($396/unit): $9,504 (24 units/2 semesters)

Continuing studies

Some graduates have elected to continue postgraduate study in the areas of teaching, musicology, composition, performance and conducting.

Career paths

Graduates currently are working in the following fields:

  • Music teaching
  • Private music teaching in music stores, studios, and in the home
  • Community college teaching
  • Arts administration
  • Symphony orchestra performance
  • Opera performance
  • Church music composition and performance
  • Church choir direction
  • Music buying and music store management
  • Popular music and jazz performance
  • Gospel music performance and composition

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California State University, Dominguez Hills

1000 E Victoria St.
90747 Carson California
United States of America

Phone no: +13102432140

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