Major in Music
While some CLU music graduates attend prestigious graduate schools, others quickly find jobs as teachers, in church music posts, and as performing musicians. Our graduates also work in the music industry as media representatives and arts managers.
Whether music is your life-or simply a treasured part of the life you hope to create-Cal Lutheran's music department can provide the professional training and performance experiences that maximize your abilities and enhance your love of the art.
Cal Lutheran's music department prides itself on creating a strong musical education within a nurturing atmosphere. Faculty members are experienced professionals who are committed to teaching excellence.
The music program is widely respected for its performance ensembles, its classroom teaching, its studio instruction and the musical theater productions presented in collaboration with the Theatre Arts Department.
The music department also works closely with the departments of Multimedia and Communications to provide students the opportunity to learn about music technology and audio post-production. A Digidesign Pro Tools HD workstation allows students to create professional recordings in the hybrid television/audio recording studio.
Each student has the opportunity to study privately with some of the finest musicians in the Los Angeles area. Individual lessons are available in voice, piano, organ, percussion, composition, and all string, brass, and woodwind instruments. Solo performance opportunities are widely available.
Ensembles are open to all university students (by audition), and include the CLU Choir, Women's Chorale, University Symphony, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Improvisation Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and smaller chamber ensembles.
The CLU Choir and Wind Ensemble embark on frequent tours. Past trips have included Hawaii, England, Scandinavia and a trip to Italy is planned for 2010.
Career preparation is an important part of the student/faculty mentor relationship. While many music students continue on to graduate studies, careful advising and planning of coursework have led Cal Lutheran graduates to successful careers teaching in public schools and universities, working in the church or in establishing their own private studios. Graduates have also 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 exciting ever-changing film, television and recording industries.
Scholarships are offered by audition to talented music students, whether majors or non-majors.
Daniel M. Geeting, D.M.A.
Professor of Music
Michael D. Hart
Eric B Kinsley, DMA
Wyant Morton, D.M.A.
Professor of Music
Mark Spraggins, D.M.A.
Associate Professor of Music
Contact the Department
California Lutheran University
60 W. Olsen Rd. #4000
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360