Music

Offered as a major (B.A.) and a minor

Whether music is your life—or simply a treasured part of the life you hope to create—we can provide the professional training and performance experiences that maximize your abilities and enhance your love of the art.

The Curriculum

Grow personally and artistically

Your courses and professors will nurture your artistic, educational, scholarly, and creative development. You will be prepared as a performer on a major instrument or voice while gaining a deep understanding of the historical perspectives and theoretical elements of music.

Ample opportunities for invaluable experience

You will have the opportunity to study privately with some of the finest musicians in the Los Angeles area. Solo performance opportunities are widely available. Ensembles are open to all students by audition. These include:

  • Cal Lutheran Choir
  • Women's Chorale
  • University Symphony
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Jazz Improvisation Ensemble
  • Percussion Ensemble

Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Scholarship

Incoming freshman and transfer applicants with superior talent in the areas of music, theatre arts, or visual art can apply and audition for a VAPA Scholarship prior to enrolling at Cal Lutheran. Learn more »

Programs

Offered as a major (B.A.) and a minor.


Concentrations
  • Church Music
  • Composition
  • Music Education
  • Music Technology
  • Musical Theatre
  • Performance

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The Experience
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For students to grow as thoughtful and intelligent musicians requires them to be actively engaged in the creative process. For this to happen, I as a professor must cultivate an environment where, through mentorship, they apply their intellectual knowledge and inherent creativity in projects that encourage them to take risk and ask questions. These creative endeavors serve as powerful catalysts for growth and transformation within them and within myself as an artist and teacher.

Michael Hart
Assistant Professor
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I think it’s important for students to have the opportunity to see the faculty perform. They become aware of what goes into performance: repertory selection, planning, rehearsal, and, most important, practice. This becomes part of the culture they inhabit and a model for what is necessary for success in the arts.

Daniel Geeting
Professor
Your Future

Graduates have began successful careers teaching in public schools and universities, working in the church, or by establishing their own private studios. Many continue on to graduate studies.

They have become successful singers, instrumentalists, and conductors throughout the country. Music-related work is also available in industries such as media, advertising, arts management, and in the film, television, and recording industries.

Our alumni study at:

  • Northwestern University
  • Stanford University
  • Edgar Allen Recording Institute
  • New York University
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of New Mexico
  • California State University, Northridge

They work for:

  • Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
  • European School of Music
  • Morning Star Christian Church
  • Mt. Cross Lutheran Church
  • Music Reports, Inc.
  • Newbury Park High School
  • St Patrick's Episcopal Church
  • Tell the Truth Pictures

Career paths:

  • High School Choir Director
  • Piano Teacher
  • Music Director
  • Sanctuary Choir Director
  • Music Research Assistant
  • Choir Accompanist
  • Studio Assistant
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